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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Buy these investments to protect yourself from a stock market crash

Volatility has returned to stock markets, and a number of top professional investors have predicted that a crash or correction is imminent.<p>Earlier this month, Jonathan Ruffer, one of Britain’s top fund managers, said he expects an “earthquake” to hit markets “within months”.<p>This month, a global …

Stock Markets

What does it take to become a 401(k) millionaire?

DETROIT — Steve Horaney has two kids in college, a home and every other excuse people can roll out for not saving for retirement.<p>Except he's still one of the country's 401(k) millionaires.<p>Horaney, 50, says he has learned to sock away money with every paycheck going back to his early 20s when he …

Retirement

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

Personal Finance

9 Easy Home Improvements You Can Make for Under $100

They may cost less than $100, but they'll make your room look like a million bucks.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, …

Home Improvement

Think you’re too busy to journal? These apps let you do it on the go.

Dear digital diary...<p>Keeping a daily journal lets you practice writing, organize your thoughts, and preserve your habits and events for posterity. But who has the time and energy to sit down for a dedicated recording session every day? Instead, jot down your entries on the go—by keeping the tome on …

Apps

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Tesla

Smart thermostat buying guide

While heating and cooling setups can vary a lot, most US homes rely on some sort of heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) to help keep indoor temperatures in check. Your thermostat acts as the main point of access for this system, allowing you to determine when and at what …

Home Automation

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Happiness

The best smart smoke alarm

<i>By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>It's hard to overstate the importance of having functioning, …

Home Automation

Buy-to-let returns rose in all regions of the UK except London in 2017

Landlords have seen returns rise across the UK outside of London in spite of warnings that profits have been hit by recent tax changes, research …

Housing

Invest in these companies for truly tax-free returns

With just a few days of the financial year left, many people will be choosing investments for a stocks and shares Isa. But some may not know that an Isa can be a means to avoid not just income and capital gains tax but inheritance tax too.<p>This triple benefit, which applies only if you select stocks …

Finance

Sip on 20 Grams of Protein With These Quick, Flavorful Smoothie Recipes

Protein is essential at every meal, not only to build muscle, but to satiate hunger and energy levels. Your daily protein needs vary depending on your weight, activity level, and whether or not you're pregnant — check out this chart to see how much protein you need. For example, a 150-pound active …

Healthy Eating

The best wireless headphones

Music is a necessity while I'm working. If it's not tunes from Spotify, there's at least a podcast chattering on in my ear. Of course, if you don't want to bother those around you with what you're listening to, you need a good set of headphones. The best options will also do a good job of blocking …

Consumer Tech

6 new uses for your old iPad

Getting a new tablet? Before you sell the old one, consider putting to use in other ways.<p>If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new …

Amazon Fire TV

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Productivity

The Secret to Smelling Better Than Anyone Else

Why your cologne bottle shouldn't have a designer name on it.

Men's Fashion

This Is How Much Money You'll Need to Retire at 50

Before you quit your job, make sure you've saved enough money to live the good life.<p>So, you don’t want to work anymore. Great! A few things:<p>Are you independently wealthy or otherwise born into great fortune? Are you a member of a live/work commune that will accept your labor for shelter and food? …

Retirement

These Are the 10 Best Shampoos for Men

Find the right kind for you.<p>Not all shampoos are created equal. Take notice of your hair: Is it curly? Dry? Thinning? Whatever kind of hair you have should dictate the shampoo you're using to wash it. This will help emphasize the parts of your hair that are great, and deemphasize the parts you want …

Hair Care

If You Need Some Extra Income, Here Are Tips to Start a Side Business

Supplemental Income Business Ideas<p>Updated December 04, 2017<p>Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Have you always dreamed of starting and running your own …

Small Business

How To: Get ALL of Your Data onto Your New Android Phone

Setting up a new Android phone can be a pain. Although Google has some automated features, it does not restore everything. When it comes to …

Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth

It is natural for a person's teeth to become less white as they age. Many people turn to home remedies to try to get rid of yellow teeth. But which …

Your Beard Needs Oil

If you aren't using it, consider this an official notice.<p>You shouldn't grow a beard if you can't give it the attention it deserves. Yes, you can equate beard growing to adopting a puppy, and for good reason: A beard needs to be properly groomed and tamed, as well as hydrated and nourished. Beard …

Men's Fashion

Solar power: the next generation

Scientists are working on an exciting new material called perovskite – a light sensitive crystal which could revolutionise solar power.<p>In just a few years its power conversion efficiency figure is nearly on a par with traditional silicon at around 22 per cent, and it’s some 1,000 times thinner.<p>All …

Clean Energy

The most affordable and reliable external hard drives for 2018

An external hard drive is a great way to store huge amounts of data, far more than can be saved to most laptops or tablets. Sometimes you need the extra space that only a serious hard drive with terabytes of data will allow.<p>Most laptops come with limited amounts of hard drive space, around 500GB or …

This $25 Smart Plug Is Weatherproof, and Even Has Two Outlets

Despite the proliferation of affordable smart outlet switches over the past couple of years, we haven’t seen many weatherproof options yet, and we’ve …

The Secret to Building a Huge Retirement Account

You may be more able than you thought to amass a million or more dollars -- via this dependable mathematical principle.<p>If you've ever dreamed of …

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …