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Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Don Winslow, Author of ‘The Cartel,’ Levels About El Chapo

The best-selling novelist weighs in on “Chapo” Guzmán, his daring escape, corruption in Mexico and America’s responsibility in the carnage down south.<p>…

Study finds nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its …

The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence

Thomas Edison once said, “An average American loves his family. If he has any love left over for some other person, he generally selects Mark …

10 Things Successful People Do to Motivate Themselves

It's never too late to be awesome.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can I motivate myself to work hard?</i><p><i>Answer by Nelson Wang, CEO of The Blink App, on Quora</i><p>When I was 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an Economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? I bounced …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

Dems hope Mexico border race will ease tensions

As Donald Trump and other members of the GOP presidential field call for locking down the Mexican border, on Saturday more than 900 American and Mexican runners raced back and forth across it.<p>The runners all made their crossings with valid passports, and race organizers, along with Obama …

How better note taking can improve your memory

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of …

How successful leaders should communicate, according to science

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>When people talk about successful leaders they often focus on the personal and …

17 Self-Made Billionaires Who Came from the Most Humble of Beginnings

<b>Russian business tycoon and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich was born into poverty and orphaned at age two.</b> <b>Net worth:</b> $8.2 …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"They …

Success

The 4 types of productivity

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner they provided as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn’t improved. As I looked around at my …

Productivity

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

How Steve Jobs Started – The Life Of Apple’s Founder

Steve Jobs

Stock Market Basics: 7 Concepts and Terms All Investors Should Know

The stock market is a fantastic creator of wealth over the long run, but far too few Americans understand key stock market basics. Today we'll cover …

Investing

10 optical illusions that are completely mind-blowing

The human brain is perhaps the most complex biological structure in evolutionary history. Yet, it's surprisingly easy to trick our brain into perceiving something one way, when in reality it's another. And scientists are only just now figuring out how some of these tricks work.<p>They're called …

Optical Illusions

Here's what you need to know before buying a vintage watch

There are two general categories of mechanical movements: manual and automatic.<p>Manual watches require you to turn the crown to "wind up" the watch, usually once a day.<p>Automatic watches use a rotor, or weight, which gains momentum from the movement of your wrist and winds the watch on its own.<p>If you …

Rose Gold

Top Muscle Building Exercises

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Hiking

The Man Who Snuck Into the Ivy League Without Paying a Thing

Guillaume Dumas attended classes, made friends, and networked on some of America's most prestigious campuses—for free. What does this say about the value of a diploma?<p>If you want to start taking classes at an Ivy League university unenrolled and undetected, says Guillaume Dumas, a 28-year-old …

College & University

The complete guide to productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …