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Millennial who saved up to $3,400 a month to get out of debt used a brilliant money-saving strategy

Thanks to student loans, a car loan and credit card debt, Guen Garrido found herself in a $68,600 hole at the end of 2014. But three years and three …

Personal Finance

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

How I Went From Making $13,000 To Six Figures Without Spending A Fortune

Dispel the notion that you cannot start your businesses until the time is right, until you have “X” amount of dollars in your bank account or until you have shifted your routines to accommodate the perceived time you think you will need. You can start your business, and you can do it today.<p>I went …

Social Media

5 changes everyday South Africans can expect from a full junk economy

On Friday (24 November) ratings agency S&P Global downgraded South Africa’s local currency debt to junk status, making it the second agency after …

Tectorial membrane

<b>Original Editor</b> - Rachael Lowe<p><b>Top Contributors</b> - Rachael Lowe, Priyanka Chugh and Evan Thomas<p>Description<p>Strong broad structure which covers the …

Now's the Time to Make Your Estate Planning List and Check It Twice

Year-End Estate Planning Tasks to Tackle Now<p>As the New Year Approaches, It's a Good Time to Review Your Estate Plan<p>Updated November 27, 2017<p>Estate …

Costs are ‘out of control’ at Eskom

NEWS ANALYSIS<p>‘Failure is not an option.” These were the final words of Eskom interim board chair Zethembe Khoza’s opening address at the power …

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

You may think you know how to use Microsoft Excel well enough, but are you truly tapping into the full power of this classic application? There's a …

Walmart is betting against the middle class — and it's a brilliant strategy

The company's stock soared more than 10% on Thursday following an upbeat earnings report, which included 2.7% same-store sales growth at US stores, heading into the critical holiday season. Analysts applauded the company's performance across the board, with Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom …

The Most Common Habit of Self-Made Millionaires

If you sincerely want to retire as a self-made millionaire, one of the smartest things you can do is develop the number-one habit of financial success.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy</i> …

Self-improvement

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

Obesity alters brain structure and function

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight. Researchers are beginning to find puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure …

The Brain

19 Healthy Fats And High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating

Most people have been trained to choose low-fat foods over high-fat foods. Fat has always been positioned as a dietary enemy, so it’s no wonder it …

Nutrition

Former doctor stands to make millions from sale of digital healthcare business Doctor Care Anywhere

A former doctor is in line for a multi-million pound payday after hiring two advisory firms to explore options for the digital healthcare business he founded.<p>Dr Bayju Thakar, who started Doctor Care Anywhere four years ago, has received approaches from some of the country’s largest insurance firms …

The six most common patient faux pas, according to doctors

"Non-compliance" is a word Dr. Sara Taylor commonly encountered during her medical training in the late 1990s.<p>It was a term doctors used when patients didn't follow orders, like when patients stopped taking medication because they couldn't tolerate the side effects, or failed to adhere to their …

Sports Injuries

<b>Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears</b><p>ACL tears are a very common sporting injury. They are most frequent in twisting and cutting sports such as …

3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

Researchers hope uprecedented images will allow study of abnormal connections in neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and depression<p>Scientists have created an unprecedented high-resolution map of the brain that reveals structures as small as those found in individual nerve cells.<p>They …

Neuroscience

Adidas Unveils World’s Lightest Soccer Cleat

It weighs 99 grams, only comes in a men’s 9, and only 299 pairs will be made.<p>Adidas has formally launched what it calls the lightest, fastest soccer cleats ever, the adizero 99g. And there’s a reason these red and gold cleats look like they’re molten from atmospheric re-entry: their exceptional …

Soccer

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Biology

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Norman Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds

Do you believe you can think yourself well, changing the very structure of your brain over time through rigorous training? Norman Doidge does…<p>When you pick up a bestseller that announces “this book will change your life”, or which, say, claims to be full of “mind-bending, miracle-making, …

The Brain

Science says humans are hardwired to be prejudiced

Social motivations, such as the desire to be a member of a group or to compete with others, are among the most basic human drives. In fact, our brains are able to assess "in-group" (us) and "out-group" (them) membership within a fraction of a second. This ability, once necessary for our survival, …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why …

Education