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This hidden Apple Watch feature tells you if your workouts are doing any good

It’s all very well to know how far you ran, cycled and swam. But the whole point of exercise is not just to clock the miles. It’s supposed to make you more fit. So, how do you know if all those sweaty miles are actually doing any good? One way is by measuring your heart rate recovery …

Fitness Technology

33 Disney Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success

There's a lot of wisdom in all those Disney films -- here are some of the best quotes to inspire you in business and in life.<p>As the Walt Disney Company gets closer to finalizing its acquisition of major portions of 21st Century Fox, I thought it would be a good time to remember some of the …

Walt Disney Company

5 Affordable Restaurant Franchises You Can Start for 5 Figures

If you want to make food but don't have the dough, these food franchises are actually accessible.<p>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>Starting a restaurant can be a risky proposition, in large part because of the high price tag associated with finding a physical location, buying equipment and …

Small Business

Disney's Apartment-style Hotel Rooms Are Its Best-kept Secret

If your ideal Disney vacation includes breakfast on your own terms and a living room to spread out in, that fairy tale can come true. Many of Disney …

He Went From Being Broke to Selling More Than $1 Million a Day in Real Estate

'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' star Josh Altman and his brother Matt built a real estate business that has sold more than $3 billion in properties. It wasn't easy.<p>If you like business lessons, real estate porn and a little drama, chances are you watch Bravo's <i>Million Dollar Listing Los …

Should You Pay Down Your Mortgage or Save for Retirement?

If you have a bit of cash each month to put toward your future, is that money best spent paying down debt or investing for retirement?<p>If you have a …

With $4 million in funding, Kin wants to change how homeowners get insured

Insurance is one of those markets where startups see an opportunity to apply new technologies and data to lower costs and improve the consumer experience. And Kin Insurance is one of those startups that thinks it can do a better job of helping homeowners in particular get insured.<p>Kin was founded by …

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in Mexico's biggest city

Greater Mexico City is home to over 21 million people, making it the biggest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.<p>But the region is deeply divided between the haves and have-nots.<p>A mere four multimillionaires account for 9% of the country's …

Mexico

All Flavor No Grease Makes Good With New Food Truck Rolling Through South LA

<b>A food truck for the people</b><p>Look who went and did it. After more than two years of saving up and honing skills, Keith Garrett — the impossibly charming man behind South LA street food legend <b>All Flavor No Grease</b> — has finally gotten his food truck, just months after getting shut down by the police on …

Steve Harvey

You can now shop for car insurance by chatting with a bot on Facebook Messenger

As Facebook continues to push and update its Messenger service to a growing audience, other companies are hopping on to see where the road goes. …

Facebook Messenger

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

Trump Is Trying to Preserve Financial Advisers’ Right to Rip Off Clients Saving for Retirement

Until Friday, it seemed like millions of retirement savers would soon be forced to suffer the indignity of getting investment advice that was …

Retirement

12 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Social Security

You probably know that Social Security is a key source of income for most retirees. But here are a number of things you may not have known about the program.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p><b>1. Nearly 61 million Americans receive Social Security benefits.</b> Not all recipients, however, are seniors. Retired …

Retirement

Financial Advice For People In Their 20s: 5 Important Tips For Investing, Saving, Getting Out Of Debt For Millennials To Think About

<i>This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.</i><p>Many 20-somethings don't think about retirement, partly because it's so far away, and partly …

Becoming a Life Insurance Agent | Investopedia

The retail life insurance industry is not an easy industry to break into or succeed in. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were …

Personal Finance

How to Cover Long-Term Care With Life Insurance | Investopedia

Did you know that 70% of people turning 65 today will need long-term care (LTC) at some point in their life? Long-term care isn’t just for the …

Retirement

The Airbnb of the Insurance Industry?

Dollar figures suggest insurance is the next sector in fintech's disruptive path. Last year, venture capitalists poured $2.65 billion into insurance …

Peer-to-peer

Google participates in Lemonade's $34M round

New York-licensed insurtech Lemonade continued to exhibit the stellar performance of its first year with the completion of a $34 million Series B funding round confirmed on Tuesday.<p>Participants included General Catalyst, Thrive Capital, Tusk Ventures, Sequoia, and GV (formerly Google Ventures), the …

Innovation

7 skills you should have on your résumé if you want to land a work-from-home job

Remote jobs require a particular set of skills, though, regardless of what kind of job it is. One thing to keep in mind is that the tech industry tends to have the best remote job openings and the most variety.<p>Learning tech skills makes you more qualified for more of those job openings, though …

Employment

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

TED Talks

10 Facts You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

When you borrow money to buy a home, the lender requires that you purchase insurance to protect their interests. Unfortunately, many people who must buy homeowners insurance never really understand all of its features or how they could save money on premiums.<p>In this post I'll cover 10 facts you …

A new generation of housing – the start-up story behind Chototel

Rhea Silva explains why, at 24, she set up Chototel, a social impact business that’s reimagining affordable housing – and why her age hasn’t held her back.<p>I’m a third-generation social entrepreneur. More than 50 years ago my great uncle started a cooperative bank in the slums of Mumbai, which is …

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett writes beautiful open letter to his daughter after election

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett announced on election day that he'd be supporting Hillary Clinton, but after Donald Trump defeated …

Martellus Bennett

GREAT DEAL: Paris From Just $369 Roundtrip

Right now you can book Los Angeles – Paris from $369 roundtrip. (HT: Airfare Spot)<p>You can find these fares on the airlines’ websites or using airfare …

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150,000 a Month by Helping You Sell Online

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

11 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from building wealth

When you're young, the future seems far away, and you might think there's time to make up for your financial mistakes later.<p>Unfortunately, whether you're putting off saving for retirement or looking the other way when your credit card bill becomes due, money lies can have big consequences sooner …

Personal Finance

Smiling 5-Day-Old Gives Hope To Preemie Parents Everywhere

A photo of a premature baby smiling wide has gone viral<p>Almost two years after the birth of her daughter, a thankful mom shared a picture of the …

Interview: How Marriott Will Position Its 30 Hotel Brands

When Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood officially closed last month, making it the world’s largest hotel company by number of rooms, Marriott …

Hospitality

Millennials could be millionaires – if they start investing instead of saving

In a new poll, 64% of working millennials said they couldn’t see themselves ever becoming millionaires – but it’s a much more reasonable goal than many realize<p>Pity the poor millennials.<p>The 83 million or so members of this generation – a quarter of America’s population, the largest age cohort – have …