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These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Investing

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

Self-improvement

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Self-improvement

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

“World’s biggest bribe scandal”: Report on oil corruption exposes how corporations help destabilize Middle East

Leaked docs show how the shadowy company Unaoil bribes Middle Eastern regimes for oil contracts for multinationals<p>Unaoil is the most important company you've never heard of. It is at the heart of an enormous international bribery scandal, involving some of the world's most powerful …

Middle East

The best abs exercises to get built for the beach

You've heard it a million times: Abs are built in the kitchen. We're not trying to refute that. It's true, whether you want to let yourself believe …

Workouts

Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases

It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental health issues that they report their problem is that they feel anxious or …

College & University

Don't Pick a Programming Language Because It's the 'Most Profitable'

Here's why that's a bullshit metric.<p>An ultra-common and generally bullshit theme that can be found across the internet from Business Insider to coder forums to anywhere else that aspiring programmers and coders may lurk is that of the "most profitable" programming language. Where should "you," as …

Profit

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Get Leaner, Stronger and Healthier This Spring

After a few months of heavy clothes, hearty food, and gloomy weather, your body, mind and spirit start to crave something different -- something lighter, brighter and more active. Fortunately, just about the time soups, sweaters, and snow are getting on your last nerve, spring shows up. And not a …

Fitness

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, you find all three of these important--in varying …

Bill Gates

You Can Make Dinner For A Week With $25

This goes out to all the broke, hungry college kids out there.<p>We college kids seriously don't have the time (or the money) to splurge on expensive meals. Luckily for y'all, we've created a recipe series that is fast, easy, and cheap, and it takes the guesswork out of cooking to give you a week's …

Healthy Eating

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Whether you're trying to lose weight, train for a 5k, or just track your sodium intake, there's an app for that.<p>Response in this post have been edited and condensed for clarity.

This technology may be the future of solar energy

In the solar energy sphere, scientists and economists alike will note that coming up with cheaper, most efficient solar cells is key to the industry’s growth. And now, many experts are arguing that an emerging type of technology, known as the “perovskite” solar cell, is the face of the future.<p>Solar …

Clean Energy

You've never seen anything like this new green energy innovation

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word, "windmill"?<p>Do you think of some Hansel and Gretel-type structure on a farm in the …

Garden Planning for Preservation: Best Foods to Freeze, Can, Dehydrate and Ferment - Organic Gardening

Our vegetable gardens offer us beautiful, fresh bounty during the growing season — and they also have the potential to increase our food security the …

Gardening

Dietitians, nutritionists, and food psychologists got together and ranked the best diets of 2016 — here's their top 10

Some of the diets are designed to help you lose weight, while others focus on lowering blood pressure, improving heart health, and even bettering your chances of conceiving. But one not-so-surprising thing resonates with each plan: They're all meant to improve health.<p>After months of combing through …

Holistic Medicine

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

7 Fitness Trends to Try in 2016

With 2016 on the horizon, that means another 365 days to get your sweat on (minus a few rest and recovery days, of course). Curious what trends are …

New York City

Where to Invest Money in 2016: 5 Great Ideas

Photo: Pictures of Money, Flickr.<p>When we don't make plans for our money, much of it can somehow just disappear in the course of our daily lives as we spend a little on this and a little on that. With a new year around the corner, consider spending at least some of your money strategically, by …

How To Master Your Life With The Decision-Making Diet

When I first noticed that Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg are mostly seen in the same clothes, I wondered why these powerful and wealthy people (globally influential to the nth degree) didn’t seem to buy new clothes. Clearly, it wasn’t about affordability. There simply had to be some …

TED Talks

6 'healthy' foods that actually have a ton of added sugar

As though the world is really trying to derail your health, there are foods out there -- by "out there," we mean "in the grocery store" -- that masquerade as healthy, but are actually full of added sugar.<p>While that may sound delicious, sugar is pretty bad for you.<p>Want to avoid that all-too-familiar …

Nutrition

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

Community Solar Is Going To Explode Next Year

If you’re one of the many who’ve missed the rooftop solar panel revolution—renters and home owners who don’t have solar-friendly roofs—here’s a bit …

Solar Power

The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

Business cares about enterprise.<p>Leadership cares about people.<p>Entrepreneurship cares about flexibility.<p>Creativity cares about innovation.<p>What you care about defines who you are.<p>When you care, you want to do your very best--and that commitment and energy are a powerful force.<p>If you want to be …

Self-improvement

If you're new to coding, this is the programming language you should learn first

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickr As we move more and more toward a world filled with screens, those possessing coding skills have never been more in demand.<p>…

Programming

6 egg-cellent ways your breakfast can help burn stubborn fat all day long

A quick note from our founders<p><b>Have you been curious about the Ketogenic Diet? You're not alone!</b><p>Going "Keto" has helped so many of our friends drop …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Source: Flickr via user Steven Depolo.<p>The stock market is perhaps the most powerful wealth-building instrument in existence today. History has shown that investors who have simply plowed money into even broad-based index funds over long periods of time have enjoyed big returns.<p>Having said that, a …