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Life Hack: 10 professional secrets to make your home more modern

We would all like to have the best kept secrets of the interior decorators on hand, especially when we want to create a new look in our home. For …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

It's difficult to recommend specific 401(k) funds, but here's a guide to help you pick the best funds available to you.<p>The problem with giving 401(k) …

Investing

Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto

This entree is vegetarian, but the mushrooms make it hearty enough for non-vegetarians too. The flavors are perfect for the colder weather of …

Classic Snickerdoodles

These cinnamon-coated snickerdoodles are a big favorite for Christmas and winter holidays, and one of our most popular cookie recipes. As a bonus, …

The 10 Best Emerging Scuba Diving Destinations

<i>These emerging scuba diving destinations have everything required for your next epic scuba diving holiday, including the world’s largest turtle</i> …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

This 5 Thoughts Hold People Back From Success

1. FEAR OF FAILURE<p>Consider a period that you fell flat on your face in failure. Consider the feelings you felt; disgrace, dissatisfaction, …

The No. 1 Reason Your Online Business Isn't Making Money

We live in an interesting time. Today, 3 billion people log onto the internet each day, and that number is growing by 8 percent every year. You can learn how to do pretty much anything through blogs, websites, podcasts and videos. This has created a tremendous opportunity to get exposure for your …

Small Business

Buffett's key to investing: Four stocks that show a durable competitive advantage

<i>John Reese is CEO of</i> Validea.com <i>and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the National Bank Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it<i>.</i><p>Some investors seem to have a formula for finding bargains regardless of the …

6 Must-Have Real Estate Investment Tools

Before starting any real estate investment, you want to have a number of tools ready that will simplify and make certain tasks more efficient. It’s …

The Americans who’d benefit the most from online education have no idea it exists

Here’s a catch-22. Americans are obsessed with lifelong learning and self-improvement, and online education makes it cheap and easy. Yet the people most familiar with digital learning are those who need it the least.<p>So says a new Pew Research Center report today (March 22) on personal education and …

Education Technology

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding — Including a “Capirotada” for Good Friday

We love crock pot recipes! What’s not to love about this set-it-and-forget-it method of cooking? We prep the night before, so all that’s left to do in the morning is dump the ingredients into the slow cooker, put on the lid and set the timer. When we walk in at night, the aroma of a scratch-made …

Cooking

New on Netflix: April 2016

In April, fire up Netflix and prepare to binge-watch hit movies like "The Princess Bride" and "The Shawshank Redemption" as they're added (finally!) to Netflix streaming. Also new to streaming: Stanley Kubrick classics "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and "A Clockwork Orange" (1971).<p>Also, say hello …

Netflix Original

Microsoft open sources Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools

​Microsoft continues to open-source its development tools.<p>This is not Bill Gates' Microsoft, and it's certainly not Steve Ballmer's Microsoft. …

The adviser who manages a fortune for Tony Robbins gives his 5 best tips about money

At 45, Ajay Gupta has plenty to brag about. As the founder and chief executive of Gupta Wealth Management (GWM), his firm controls more than $1 billion in assets for high net-worth individuals. Since 2014, he's grown his client base by more than 100% — thanks in large part to his all-star client, …

Tony Robbins

What I Learned from Having Sex with My Husband for 40 Days Straight

It all started with a birthday present.<p>I'm probably a lot like you: the pace of my days usually rivals the speed of light. And, unfortunately, sex got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. Luckily, just as my 13-year marriage was poised for a nosedive, I came up with an idea that resurrected my …

Jim Carrey

5 Clever Built-Ins Starring IKEA Shelves

These genius furniture hacks have us rethinking our living room storage.<p>If you've ever watched an episode of <i>House Hunters</i>, you know how built-ins can make a first-time home buyer squeal (on a scale of one to walk-in closets, they're probably about a seven). And we completely understand how one …

Microsoft open sources its deep learning toolkit

In order to speed up their AI and speech recognition projects, researchers at Microsoft have developed a toolkit that uses deep neural networks and multiple graphics processing chips for quicker results.<p>The company has now open sourced the Computational Networks Toolkit (CNTK) and made it available …

The Secret to a Tender (Not Tough) London Broil

Make London broil you actually want to eat (not one that you want to bury in the backyard).<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Rhonda Perrett confesses majorly overcooking a London broil to</i> …

Cooking

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

Cleveland

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Self-improvement

Throwing Away Receipts is Like Tossing Money in the Trash. Here’s Why

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

Retirement

Here's How To Launch A Product Without Spending A Dime

<i>This is the second article in a series about how how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit commercializing a product that helps the visually impaired recognize what they are looking at. Check out the first article here.</i><p>After building the first prototype of ThirdEye (see a demo at …

Entrepreneurship

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Entrepreneurship

The 5-minute 401(k) investment plan

So you've signed up for your company's 401(k) plan. Good job! Now what?<p>A 401(k) is a great place to start saving for retirement because pre-tax dollars are taken straight from your paycheck. Plus, a lot of employers will match what you contribute.<p>Sounds easy enough. But when it comes to investing …

Retirement

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Happiness