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A Fighter Pilot and a Marine’s Perspective on What Business Can Learn from the Military

“The consequences to messing up in the civilian world can be serious. What hasn’t been serious enough is building a culture that welcomes that sort …

20 smart ways to save electricity

U.S. Dept. of Energy

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Hanging out with friends in times of stress heals us by rewiring our biology

Whether offering us consolation after the death of a loved one or commiseration when our team loses yet again, our social relationships are invaluable for helping us lead happier, less stressful lives. And humans aren’t alone in this respect. The role of social interactions and bonds in reducing …

Psychology

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

Bottling Up Emotions Doesn’t Work, but Neither Does Brooding. Here’s a Different Approach. | Heleo

“How we deal with our inner world—our thoughts, our emotions, our stories—can drive everything.”<p><b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestselling …

Emotional Intelligence

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in the acid rain,” “Imagine if a fish …

Biographies

How to eat breakfast like an adventure athlete

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Photo: Chantz2007/Twenty20If you want to perform like an athlete (and really, who …

Superfoods

5 tips for buying your first home

For many people, the dream of owning a home might become a reality next year, especially with signs pointing to a homebuyer’s market in …

Real Estate

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2016

We revisit the highs, the lows, the most-Tweeted about. Here are our picks for the best and worst identity design this year.<p>It has never been harder to design a good visual identity. Brands live on dozens of platforms, so they have to look as good on a billboard as they do on a phone screen. …

Graphic Design

Google Reveals What We Were Most Curious About in 2016

The search giant released its top queries of the year.<p>Google users also really wanted to get to the bottom of some fairly complex decisions and institutions. The Electoral College and the Brexit vote made the list, as did the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and the European Union. But amidst …

European Union

How to Get Rid of Static Cling

Your clothes cling to your limbs, your hair stands on end, and every doorknob greets your hand with a zap. Just what is static anyway, and why is it …

George Mason

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Plants

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

The Average U.S. Household Owes More than $16,000 in Credit Card Debt

Due in large part to interest rates<p>Americans may soon have as much credit card debt as they did during the Great Recession.<p>The average U.S. household …

Personal Finance

Opinion: 11 tax-loss stocks to pick up before the end of the year

Every year around this time, retail investors “return” their broken stocks for some of the money they put into them, in a maneuver known as tax-loss …

Health Care

Reasons To Be Bullish On Lodging REITs in 2017

<b>Canaccord’s Ryan Meliker</b> and <b>Michael Kodesch</b> take a look at lodging REITs, writing that there’s more room for the stocks to run in 2017, despite their …

Fossil Fuels
Autonomous Cars

Contrarian views for 2017, seven dos and don’ts for your portfolio, and Trump's market mirage

If bland predictions for the S&P 500 in 2017 don't excite you, a couple of notable contrarians have far more specific – and bullish – views on how they see the year-ahead unfolding.<p>Both Prem Watsa, chief executive officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., and Steven Eisman, senior portfolio …

Investing

5 Annoying Landing Page Features That Turn Customers Away

<i>Landing pages are key opportunities to win new conversions, but only if you appeal to your customers.</i><p>The name of the game in online marketing is capturing and keeping consumer interest. It's the basis for almost every marketing and advertising strategy, and the core reasoning behind developing …

Marketing

15 Tax Deductions You Should Be Making for Your Home Business

As the holidays glide by and 2016 wraps up, tax season will be here before you know it.<p>There’s usually a very audible groan when this phrase comes up, particularly for those who run their own businesses. Self-employment tax is one of the toughest costs to handle for startups, and it’s easy to get …

Personal Finance

7 Tips for Growth Hacking Your Way to the Top of Your Industry

Remember the hit series <i>Mad Men?</i> The television drama focused on the personal foibles of marketing executives on Madison Avenue, but there was also …

Ultra-minimalist tiny house prototype built for preserving a 'slow town'

Tiny homes of all stripes are a growing phenomenon around the world. Not only are they popping up in North America, Europe and New Zealand, they're …

Electrek morning green energy brief: Solar better energy investment than Oil, prices falling in India, biggest source of new energy, more

<i>[Editor’s note: We’re trying a new morning green energy briefing which should deliver every day at 9am ET. Please comment below]</i><p>Solar power now has a better “Energy Returned on Energy Invested” than oil – The amount of energy you spend (running trucks, processing, transporting, etc) to make and use …

Renewable Energy

What You Need to Bring When Shopping for Wedding Dresses

<i>If there’s anything more exciting about wedding planning than shopping for a wedding dress, we don’t know what it is. And that shopping trip is even more fun when it’s a successful one! The key to a great visit to a bridal salon, whether or not you leave with your dream dress, is being</i> …

How To Identify A Selling/Buying Trend In One Chart

Investors should be aware of the beginning or continuance of a selling trend on their portfolio holdings, especially now during rising interest rates.<p>…

Trading

Wealth vs. Health

<b>Updated November 2017</b> — If you're in your prime earning years, your focus is likely on building the wealth you will need to live well in retirement. …

Managing Your Assets

If one of your equity holdings gets bought out, it's time to do some research and consider your options.<p>This five-step plan can help you analyze your …

Strategies for 5 Common Retirement Surprises

<b>Updated May 2017</b> — No matter how carefully you plan for retirement, you can't predict the future. Just as you leave the work force, a colleague might …