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Too many of us are thinking about money all wrong, and it's keeping us from building wealth

Even when you aren't living paycheck to paycheck, there's comfort in knowing you could cover a surprise $1,000 bill (many Americans can't) or buy a last-minute concert ticket when your favorite act comes to town.<p>You could — but hopefully you won't have to. Instead, you'll just bask in the warm glow …

Personal Finance

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

What’s the Difference Between 2.4 and 5-Ghz Wi-Fi (and Which Should I Use)?

If you’re looking at replacing your old router—maybe even upgrading from your ISP’s combined modem/router unit—you may come across terms like “dual …

Wi-Fi

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Video of Sandra Bland's arrest shows argument with police officer

Sandra Bland, who was arrested for failure to signal a lane change, was found dead in her police cell<p>A US police dashboard video released on Tuesday shows how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and a black woman who was later found dead in …

Nepal's earthquake forces 'living goddess' to break decades of seclusion

Dhana Kumari Bajracharya was forced from her cloistered life after the 7.8 magnitude quake in April and walked on the street for the first time in her life<p>When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Nepal’s longest-serving “living goddess” was forced to do the unthinkable: walk the streets for …

Natural Disasters

A restaurant critic says one type of restaurant is never worth the money

He's eaten 500 restaurant meals a year over the past 12 years, by his estimation.<p>So he knows where you can get the most for your money.<p>In Washingtonian, he explains his simple rule: "go low and go high."<p>In other words, stick to high-end, fine dining restaurants and cheap, hole-in-the-wall dives. …

Bistros

Here Is How to Use PowerPoint to Create Educational Infographics

July 16, 2015<br>Here is an interesting short video from Microsoft in Education showing you how to use PowerPoint 2013 to create educational infographics …

Why Tangerine Is the Most Unlikely Hit of the Year

In a day when most films vanish without so much as a ripple, it’s the dream of every indie filmmaker to somehow hitch a ride on what’s trending. You’d have to look long and hard to find a movie more of our cultural moment than the Sundance hit <i>Tangerine,</i> which has lately been basking in all manner …

The Daily Donald: GOP now in full panic mode as Trump runs wilder

Trump remains defiant as GOP’s Reince Preibus calls on him to “tone it down”<p>As you can tell from the wall-to-wall coverage, Donald Trump is still running for president and he is now leading the Republican field in a new poll. Here are some of the latest developments:<p><b>Trump's on top in North …

Donald Trump

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Greece submitted a new bailout plan to European leaders on Thursday night, ahead of a midnight deadline. It includes a request for a three-year-loan and debt relief.<p><b>2.</b> Chinese shares are soaring for the second consecutive day after a raft of government measures to prop up the market, including …

Abdul Aziz

This Comic Book Is The Geeky, Feminist Answer To Bad Dating Advice

"I think there are always such silly ideas out there of women being mysterious creatures when it's usually quite the opposite,” comic book publisher Hope Nicholson says. “Most of us are quite open and willing to chat and share our stories.”<p>It’s this belief that propelled Nicholson to collect a …

Relationships

Univision drops Miss USA, Miss Universe over Trump comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and cut all ties with Trump over comments on Mexican immigrants.<p>The company said Thursday it was canceling its …

Donald Trump

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> The International Monetary Fund expects Greece to make its €1.5 billion euro (£1.06 billion, $1.7 billion) debt payment on June 30, as Greece and its creditors continue to negotiate a bailout deal.<p><b>2.</b> French President Francois Hollande said UberPOP should be "dissolved and declared illegal" …

European Union
Health Care

Apple wants to change the way we read news, and it could upend the entire media industry

It's a curated-news service that serves up stories and media from various news organizations and packages them into a beautiful magazine-style interface.<p>The idea isn't revolutionary. Plenty of other apps, such as Flipboard, offer the same services and have been doing so for much longer.<p>But for …

Digital Advertising

Art collector Frans Broersen finds inspiration in North Korean paintings

On his seven trips to North Korea, Dutch art collector Frans Broersen saw a lot of what he calls "rubbish," the sort of kitschy and predictable – though skillfully executed – Communist tropes associated with Pyongyang's paranoid dictatorship and the artists forced to toil for it. "You can buy the …

Art

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

Sydney Opera House

McDonald's US sales fall more than expected in May

Sales at McDonald's stores open for at least a year fell 2.2% in May compared to the prior year, more than the 1.7% decline that was expected.<p>Global comparable store sales fell 0.3% May, however, less than the 0.9% decline that was expected.<p>In Europe, comparable-store-sales rose 2.3% against …

McDonald's

Future Of Work: Mindfulness As A Leadership Practice

I first learned about mindfulness at the moment I needed it the most: I was referred to the mindfulness work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School by my surgeon after breaking both my ankle and top of my foot in an accident. (Disclosure: I am …

Mindfulness

Watch Jack White, Drake and others live from Coachella this weekend

If you prefer to enjoy music festivals with actual bathrooms, a hot shower and no dust, you're in luck. Just like previous years, you'll be able to stream three days of live music from Coachella on YouTube this weekend (April 10-12). Don't expect to see the full lineup of artists, but with three …

Why Everyone Needs to Stop Saying Yoga Doesn't Count as a Workout

Can you be incredibly strong thanks to yoga alone? <i>Yes!</i><p>Here’s the thing that the mainstream world doesn’t understand about yoga: All yoga doesn’t revolve around gentle stretches, chants, and seated meditation. There’s a general misconception that yoga will make you flexible and limber but not fit …

Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years

Guillaume Dumas attended the most expensive schools on zero tuition. He discovered what a college degree can–and cannot–get you in life.<p>Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America–Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, …

College & University

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

stability

Weak bank earnings spark anxiety about US economy

In the last two days, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup all reported disappointing earnings, floundering on weak trading revenues and, in some cases, large legal expenses.<p>Wall Street reacted bitterly to the results, punishing not only the banking sector, but the broader market. The S&P …

Markets

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Rap & Hip-Hop