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Warren Buffett says index funds make the best retirement sense 'practically all the time'

If you're looking for a simple plan to build your retirement savings, one of the world's most successful stock market investors has some clear advice.<p>…

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Prefab Homes

Prefab Glass House lets you bring home the spirit of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece

Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House has been reimagined as a prefabricated home—a modern abode you can customize and install almost anywhere you …

"Living Bricks" could turn sunlight and waste water into energy-generating bioreactor walls

Every once in a while a new innovation comes along that has the potential to forever alter the course of architecture, and these extraordinary Living …

The One Regret Everyone Has After Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Buy now, pay-later gift cards come to Canada

Pre-paid gift cards seem like such a good idea, but they've turned into such a headache. Can a Canadian company that's quickly captured the attention of global retail giants offer a fix?<p>Gift cards are certainly convenient for befuddled holiday shoppers – "Here! Pick your gift yourself!" – but …

Growing old with HIV: the long-term care challenge

George is one of the lucky ones. As a 65-year-old man living with HIV, he once thought he would be dead by now. But the news isn't all good.<p>At a time when his boomer peers are retiring, selling homes and flipping through travel guides, George and his partner, who also has the disease, face an …

Why Amazon's Plan For Delivery Drones Isn't Quite Realistic

Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime Air could launch as early as 2015. He should aim for 2020.<p>We've had a laugh at drone-delivery marketing gimmicks before, and Amazon Prime Air—announced yesterday during a flattering segment on <i>60 Minutes</i>—may very well be more of the same. But that's just for now. …

How to Treat Depression When Psychiatrists Are Scarce | WIRED

Mental health doesn’t even rate a mention in most policymakers’ lists of global health priorities. But mental illness and substance abuse disorders …

Feed a cold, starve a fever?

The popular proverb makes sense intuitively when you are feeling ill, but is it actually true? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence.<p>The popular proverb that we should eat when we have a cold, but not when we have a fever makes some sense intuitively. Since fevers usually only last a day a two and …

Thermal waste may be the next thing heating our cities

The warmth we need is right under our feet<p>Cities are polluting the air, ground, and water around them with heat. Roads and rooftops absorb sunlight, and swapping trees for pavement removes shade. Add all these factors together, and you get something called an "urban heat island," an air temperature …

Forget the Asian Carp. Here’s a New Great Lakes Invasive Species to Worry About

Conservationists and wildlife officials have been policing the porous border between the Mississippi watershed and the Great Lakes for years. Their …

Astronomers discover planet that shouldn’t be there

The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system …

Universe

The Daily — Socioeconomic overview of the farm population, 2011

The Canadian farm population totalled 650,395 persons in 2011, accounting for 1 out of every 50 Canadians.<p>Results from the Agriculture–National …

Demographics

As Porter plans stall, Toronto deputy mayor urges quick action on airport expansion

Toronto deputy mayor Norm Kelly says council shouldn't hesitate on moving forward with expanding the Toronto Island airport, despite a staff report that recommends delaying the decision until 2015.<p>He said if council doesn't act now, it could postpone the expansion for at least a decade, pending the …

Revenge of the cyberbullies: How a dead online spying law was reborn

There's an underhanded trick sometimes employed by fiction writers looking to defame someone with impunity, and it goes like this: If you base a particularly loathsome character in your story on a real person you dislike, try to give that character some sort of sexual dysfunction. That way, the …