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How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post, I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation.<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth of …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

One Man's Stark Photo Collection Reveals The 'Geography Of Poverty' In America

How an 18,000-mile road trip -- across 70 cities, towns and communities -- helped create a visual map of poverty.<p>It's a concept as simple as it is harrowing: put poverty-stricken U.S. towns where everyone can see them. Through a series of black-and-white images, captured in sharp detail what …

With Assembly, anyone can be a graphic designer

Assembly - Graphic design for everyone ($2.99) by Pixite LLC is an app that allows anyone to become a graphic designer, regardless of experience …

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me.<p>But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home.<p>I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotize its religious adherents to BELIEVE.<p>Lay down your money, your hard …

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The whisky astronauts took into space is back, and it tastes unexpectedly different

Astronauts and alcohol don’t mix, the American space agency ruled in 1972 (pdf). That, however, hasn’t meant there is no alcohol aboard the International Space Station (ISS).<p>Everything from beer to wine has made its way to way to space, and the Russians have even enjoyed a sip or two of cognac. On …

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YouPorn data reveals which gaming consoles get the most love on its site

A gaming console is essentially just a computer that you can connect to the Internet, so — of course — people use their systems to watch pornography. One of the bigger sites on the Web for that kind of content is sharing details for how gamers get down with their PlayStations, Xboxes, and Wii …

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Of Course the Government Wants to Read Your Texts

Law enforcement will always seek more access. The rest of us have to push back.

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …

A Wall Street guide to watches

Granted, these are the same kids who regard their blue and green canvas bags as a status symbol and think their business cards will help them pick up girls.<p>I've also seen a colleague cut out a life-sized picture of a Patek Philippe he was contemplating and tape it on his wrist to "test drive it" - …

The indefensible Hiroshima revisionism that haunts America to this day

Seventy years ago this week we vaporized 250,000 civilians, and yet still view the bombings as an act of mercy<p>Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if we've come even one step closer to a moral reckoning with our status as the world's only …

5 myths about the atomic bomb

The notion that the atomic bombs caused the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, has been, for many Americans and virtually all U.S. history textbooks, the default understanding of how and why the war ended.<p>But minutes of the meetings of the Japanese government reveal a more complex story.<p>The …