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14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad , the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said .<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

William Shakespeare

50 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Follow

Start by spending less than you earn every month.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that</i> …

5 Proven Principles for Long Lasting Motivation

Motivation isn’t something I think about on a daily basis because I know that motivation isn’t everything, <b>ACTION IS EVERYTHING</b>.<p>Any ‘<i>extra motivation</i>’ …

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century — and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, " Secrets of the Millionaire Mind ," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement

9 Simple Everyday Habits Professional Organizers Swear By

When I saw a recent <i>Elle Decor</i> story about the everyday habits of a professional organizer<i>,</i> I immediately stopped what I was doing to read the tips. I …

Organization Tricks: 14 Steps to the Bedroom of Your Dreams

Important documents and files stacked around your bedroom keep you from enjoying the room as a place of rest. Instead, organize your files in a chest -- you can easily access them, but they're out of sight, out of mind.

The Hugely Profitable, Wholly Legal Way to Game the Stock Market

It’s an easy way to game the stock market, and getting easier by the day.<p>With some deft maneuvers, hedge funds and Wall Street trading desks are …

This talented Apple fan turned her portfolio into a beautiful paper MacBook

Most creative and designer types travel around with two things perpetually tucked under their arms: their portfolios, and their MacBooks. Vienna-based fashion designer Eva Zar decided to consolidate the two: her portfolio <i>is</i> a MacBook, at least in appearance.<p>Basing her design not just on the …

MacBook

The Ten Trading Commandments Infographic

Clear to enlarge image<p>In trade, just as is the case in any other profession, there are certain guidelines better known as ‘commandments’ that will …

Stock Markets

Wealthy People Save Money Like This

Do you want to find a fun and low-cost hobby? A good hobby is entertaining, fulfilling and will enhance your life. There’re in fact many mental …

Hobbies

10 Money Mistakes Successful People Don't Make

<i>“How to save money fast?”</i><p>This is the question asked by all of us not in the top 1% of rich people.<p>If you are looking for ways to drastically reduce …

Personal Finance

Tips For Building Wealth From Millionaire Blogger FrugalTrader

In 2006, a young Canadian couple decided they were going to become millionaires by their mid 30's. These are their tips for how to get there:

10 Steps to Developing a Winning Trader’s Mindset (Transcript)

<b>Welcome to the presentation.</b> My name is Tim Racette and it’s my pleasure to be speaking with you.<p>In being here at the expo this late in the day, I …

Trading

This is the Mindset of a Successful Trader

Your psychology and beliefs will be a major determining factor in your trading results. Consider this example, where the same successful trading …

Trading

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

Personal Finance

Buy and Sell Used Books

How to build a Life you don’t have to Retire from

I just read that Gen Xers, ages 35 to 48, are starting to feel vulnerable when it comes to retirement. Many of us doubt we will ever save enough to …

Retirement

6 Bold Reasons To Stop Wearing Makeup

Two years ago I’ve stopped wearing makeup. I didn’t do it to make a statement or with some other particular reason in mind. I just felt that I don’t …

Brad Pitt

Whimsical Plant Sculptures Created from Recycled PET Plastic Bottles

Artist Veronika Richterov gives new life to plastic PET bottles by transforming them into whimsical sculptures. The Czech-based creative cuts, heats, and assembles containers of different shapes, sizes, and colors to resemble a variety of plants. Her bright, translucent forms are charming …

Sculpture

Disney Princesses in Real Life

<b>Belle (Beauty and the Beast)</b><p>Re-imagining iconic Disney princesses as real life people is one thing art student Jirka Vtinen does very well. Though on his blog you'll find posts about his life as a graphic design student, also featured are these beautiful renditions of popular princesses. The …

Walt Disney Company

Annie Leibovitz’s Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

Alice In Wonderland

Tiny People’s Wonderful World of Food

Ready for some “miniature” stories? Using tiny model figures and food, Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli creates fantastic scenes that mimic everyday life! His collection, titled <i>Disparity</i>, is shown in galleries all across the United States.<p>Why did the artist start down this creative path? …

Mind-Blowing LEGO Recreation of LOTR’s Helm’s Deep Battle

We've all seen some incredible LEGO builds before, but this one, by Rich-K & Big J, takes the cake as one of the most impressive pop culture recreations of all time! About 150,000 LEGO bricks and 1,700 mini-figures were used to recreate the Helm's Deep battle scene from Peter Jackson's <i>The Lord of</i> …

These Are the Bikini Photos to End All Bikini Photos

Swimwear looks better when you're doing something in it.<p>You know the typical bikini pose: standing on the beach, stomach pulled in, one hand on a hip. Celebs do it. We do it. But the women in these <i>stunning</i> underwater bikini photos are certainly not doing it.<p>Sarah Lee, a Hawaii-based photographer, …

Mudras: The Healing Power of Your Hands

<b>Did you know that your hands hold an innate healing power that has been used for centuries?</b><p>Mudras are positions of the hands that are said to …

My Story

<i>“One of the 10 Best Personal Finance Blogs.”</i><p>Welcome to 20somethingfinance. I am the author, G.E. Miller. Long story short – I went from zero savings …

Personal Finance

6 Tricks to Make the 5-Hour Workday Work for You

The five-hour workday isn't just a myth you've heard about around the water cooler. It's real, and it can work for your team.<p>Why is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the magic time? It's been used for so long that it's become immortalized in song.<p>While the traditional 40-hour workweek remains the norm, you've …

Time Management

44 Ways To Make More Money

Usually, people who want to bolster their finances trim their expenses.<p>But cutting costs only goes so far. Unless you already make a lot of money and spend like a bon vivant, most people can’t eke out that much more from their budget by decreasing expenses. Plus, the more you retrench, the more …

Personal Finance

Give These 4 Things to Others to Be Happier

It's no secret that doing good makes others happy -- but did you know it can make you happy as well?<p>According to a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, people participating in meaningful activities were happier and felt that their lives had more purpose than …

Happiness