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The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

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Asking the Wrong Question on Russian TV

TV Rain, the only private television outlet in Russia whose political coverage is not guided by loyalty to the Kremlin, is in deep trouble. Last week, TV Rain conducted an online survey asking its viewers what they thought about the devastating siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany’s forces, between …

From Obamacare, First Estimate On How Much Money Insurers Stand To Lose This Year

But none of these provisions will fully offset health plan losses. Until now, the amount of those losses was open to speculation. Now we’ll have some hard numbers, courtesy of Humana.<p>The company announced in an 8-K late Thursday that it expects its Medicare revenue to be substantially higher in …

If You Really Care About Ending Poverty, Stop Talking About Inequality

Don’t mind the rich-poor gap. Statistical analysis shows three factors—overall income growth, marriages, and local government spending—matter most for poorer children chasing the American Dream.<p>Economic inequality is the “defining challenge of our time,” President Barack Obama declared in a speech …

Who won in Canada: Pimps or prostitutes?

<b>For most of the year, the drive to enact new laws against prostitution, such as France's recent move to increase the penalties on purchasers of sex acts, have garnered international attention. That debate was turned on its head last week, with the decision by the Canadian Supreme Court to strike</b> …

Safest Cars For 2014 Announced By Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

The list of vehicles earning top safety ratings for 2014 by offering the highest levels of crash protection is shorter than last year due to tougher requirements, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said when it announced its 2014 safety awards earlier this month.<p>Thirty-nine vehicles met the …

Do You Dare To Buy Stocks in 2014?

If you missed the rally this year, you are not alone. Most professionals, whether portfolio managers, economists or talking heads on TV totally missed it, too. That’s truly amazing in a year when the S&P 500 was up 29%. There are good explanations for people missing the rally and less compelling …

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The 8 Kindest New Year's Resolutions You Can Make

We all want to be happier and healthier in the New Year, but getting there can be a bit elusive (or totally daunting). Here are a few simple (and science-backed) ways to be kinder to yourself and others in 2014. It turns out that beyond spending time on ourselves, keying in to the people around us …

3 Reasons Even The Busiest People In The World Should Take A Break

For many people, taking time off is a no-brainer. Company holidays? Paid vacation days? Turning off email? Please and thank you.<p>But for entrepreneurs and those working at small startups, there can be pressure to work constantly. Every vacation day is a day that work won’t get done—and there are …

The Best Cash Back Credit Cards of 2018

Get money back on all your spending. You're going to make that purchase anyway.<p>Why not use a cash back credit card to earn money back? And, unlike …

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings Account to $1 Million

Although there is little functional difference between $999,999 and $1 million, the round number of a million dollars is appealing and saving $1 …

9 Money Lies That Could Wreck Your Marriage

"More marriages fall apart for financial reasons than for fidelity reasons," says Mindel. "Fundamentally, marriages are built on trust, and anytime you breach the trust of the other party, it damages the relationship."<p>With Mindel's help and a host of other family law and finance experts, we've …

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Putting off retirement savings is an expensive mistake

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I have about $16,000 in student loans at 6.8% interest. At the current monthly payment it would take me about 7.5 years to pay them off. I …

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FORTUNE — Anyone who follows me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook knows a little something about my reading habits. Although I like to think I’m as proficient at and knowledgeable about social media as anyone my age — see the feature Jessi Hempel and I recently wrote about the buzzy mobile …

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FORTUNE — No man is an island, the famous John Donne poem reads. It’s especially appropriate for tech, where one new startup, app, or slab of hardware can bring about meaningful change in society.<p>As another year winds down for this dynamic industry, we look ahead. What do we think will be the major …

The Year We Broke the Internet

An explanation. An apology. A plea.<p>As winter storms were buffeting parts of the country last week, our collective attention was drawn halfway around the world to Egypt. Images of the pyramids and the Sphinx covered in snow had emerged, and were being shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook …

The 30 Rules of Tolerance

An easy-to-follow instruction manual to keep you sane into the coming year<p><b>The fullness of one's schedule</b> is not always the best indicator of the fullness of one's life.<p><b>When you tell the truth consistently</b> it's easier to remember what you said.<p><b>The other human beings</b> in our personal dramedies never …

Vatican: Assad Sent Private Message to Pope

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has sent a letter to Pope Francis, Vatican sources confirmed Saturday.<p>The contents of the message were not revealed …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Reversal Shows GLAAD Has an Expiration Date

Phil v. The Gays. With which will we side? Or rather, against which will we side? This is the question that society demands we answer. Are we …

The 20 Worst States for Your Retirement

Deciding <i>where</i> to retire can be as important as planning <i>when</i> to retire. After all, your retirement destination determines how much you’ll need to pay …

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Best Money Tips: Tips for End of Year Tax Planning

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on tips for end-of-year tax planning, ways to reduce risk in …

How To Jailbreak Your iOS 7 iPhone Or iPad

<b>EDIT:</b> You can now see my full iOS 8.1 jailbreaking guide here.<p>If you’ve never tried to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, then there’s a whole world of tweaks and add-ons that await you. Despite misinformed accounts, jailbreaking will not void your warranty and it’s simple to uninstall a jailbreak too …

If You Want to Change, Don’t Read This

There is a great scene in <i>Godfather 2</i> where Kay (Diane Keaton) complains to husband Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) about his unfulfilled promise to make his business fully legit and quit being a mafioso. Michael responds that he is still working on it, reassuring Kay emphatically: “I’ll change, I’ll …

Why Wait For Spring? Winter Is A Great Time To House Hunt

December is usually when people are looking to deck their own halls—not buy new ones. But buying a home in December and January can be a smart move.<p>Michael Corbett, Trulia’s real estate expert and a bestselling author, is a big fan of the holiday season, what he likes to call “the lull.” He says …

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

Since the recent recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I’m seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. I believe the days of the “job work” mentality are thankfully waning, with more people looking to get satisfaction by making the …

Forget The 'War on Christmas,' The Real Fight Is About New Year's Eve

Forget the “War on Christmas.” The real battle for the soul of our nation is about the way we routinely wish each other a “Happy New Year,” as though happiness is all one should want. It’s not. One also needs a meaningful life, even when meaning gets left out of the party.<p>I want to be realistic. I …

The 10 Companies With The Happiest Young Professionals

Are you a young professional who dreads going to work every morning? Perhaps you loathe your job; can’t stand your colleagues; and despise your boss. You envy your friends who are eager and passionate about their jobs – the ones who go to work every day with a huge smile and a positive attitude.<p>As …