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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Harvard

When Is the Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets?

It’s a familiar — and frustrating — experience: Planning a trip and checking airfares every few days, waiting for the perfect price to appear. …

Handle Your Stress Better by Knowing What Causes It

No matter how brave, hardworking, and intelligent you may be, there comes a time when stress becomes overwhelming and you get triggered. Triggers are those things that cause you to have a knee-jerk reaction that may or may not be the best response to a given situation.<p>When you are triggered, the …

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life

When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the …

Government

Five keyboard shortcuts every iPad user should know

The iPad might be designed for touch, but it’s also surprisingly good with an external hardware keyboard, and includes excellent support for keyboard shortcuts. What’s more, it shares many keyboard shortcuts with the Mac, so if you have these already ingrained in your muscle-memory, they’ll carry …

Dominick Dunne’s Quarter-Century

Very soon after Vanity Fairrelaunched, in 1983, Dominick Dunne began his career at the magazine with a gut-wrenching dispatch from the trial of his daughter’s killer. He hobnobbed with the legends of Hollywood and high society and chronicled the great scandals of our time, from the O.J. Simpson …

How Vanity Fair’s Dominick Dunne Relentlessly Pursued the O.J. Simpson Story

“Lance Ito might have been the judge, but Dominick was the mayor of the courtroom,” says Jeffrey Toobin.<p>If O.J. Simpson’s murder trial took place today, a perpetual stream of social-media updates from the courtroom would alert us to everything from the defense attorneys’ outfits to the most …

Justice

A father’s account of the trial of his daughter’s killer.<p>It was the beginning of a long hot summer. I flew to Los Angeles on July 5, 1983, for an indefinite stay. Throughout the flight from New York I engaged in diligent conversation with the stranger next to me, postponing as long as possible …

If College Football's Rankings Were Based on Academics...

Couple with high incomes need tighter budgeting to meet their goals

Rose and Ron are feeling squeezed financially despite their high income. Ron, who will be 37 this year, makes $120,000 a year in marketing, while Rose, who will be 40, earns $175,000 working in the health-care field. But they want to renovate their basement and send their children to summer camp. …

Tim Cook: I convinced myself Steve Jobs 'would bounce'

In a long interview with The Washington Post, Apple's CEO opens up about succeeding Jobs, the company's iPhone-dependency and who he turns to for advice.<p>For those of you who hold onto every word Tim Cook says, The Washington Post has about 10,000 to offer.<p>Apple's CEO sat down with the Post for what …

The Literary Battle for Nat Turner’s Legacy

In his 1967 novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron, a white southerner, told the story of America’s bloodiest slave revolt—in the voice of its African-American leader. Half a century later, Turner is the subject of Nate Parker’s new film, The Birth of a Nation, and the literary battle …

Here's What Happened When I Tried A Cash-Only Budget For One Month

Considering going all cash for the month? Read this before you do.<p>At the beginning of July, I decided I needed to take a card-swiping hiatus. I’d just gotten back from vacation and had successfully paid off a too-high-for-comfort credit card bill, so I was ready to go card-free for a while.<p>I’m no …

Personal Finance

Two Years Without Shopping: What I Bought, Donated and Learned to Be True

Last week, I celebrated my 31st birthday. I say “celebrated” somewhat loosely, as it was a pretty quiet day. I had breakfast, coffee and dinner dates …

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

Productivity

These 5 Infographics Will Help You Have the Best 4th of July

Independence Day. Not only was it a fantastic movie, it’s also the day our nation declared independence from the British Empire. For us, the 4th of …

The 11-Minute Weighted Core Workout

Of course, bodyweight workouts are effective <i>and</i> challenging. But if you want to take your core workout to the next level, add a set of dumbbells.<p>This …

The Average 401(k) Account Holds $96,000. How Does Yours Stack Up?

Gender and wage inequality play a big role in retirement savings.<p>For better or worse, the 401(k) retirement plan has become America’s de facto …

Hidden iPhone features you didn't know about

Even though we use our iPhones all day, every day, there are still a handful of features that are relatively unknown.<p>Some of these features are buried in the Settings menu, while others are hidden in plain sight.<p>Plus, there are a few things Siri can do for you that you may not know about.<p><i>(Note:</i> …

iOS

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

ASUS

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

SAN JOSE — In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way.<p>“Get me a pizza from Pizz’a Chicago near my office,” one of the engineers said into his smartphone. It was their first real test of Viv, the …

Chatbots

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Google

Retirement roadmap

From your 20s and on, here are some steps to consider on your road to retirement.<p>Key takeaways<p>In your twenties and thirties, it's important to set …

Retirement

Give Your Slow Cooker Some Love With This Mississippi Roast Recipe

Uh-huh, honeyyyyy.<p>Servings: 6 to 8<p>1 boneless chuck roast (3 to 4 lbs.)<p>1/4 cup flour<p>Salt & pepper to taste<p>3 Tbsp. canola oil<p>4 Tbsp. butter<p>10 pepperoncini<p>2 Tbsp. mayonnaise<p>2 tsp apple cider vinegar<p>1/4 tsp dried dill<p>1/8 tsp paprika<p>Fresh parsley for garnish<p>1. Dredge the chuck roast in flour, salt, and …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'What's the difference between an ETF and index fund?'

<i>What's the difference between an ETF and index fund, and which is better?</i><p>Great question. Before I delve into the specifics, let me give a little context as to why both can be good additions to an investment portfolio.<p>Two of the things that can help your investments weather a tough economy are time …

Investing

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

iPad Pro 9.7 review: damn the torpedoes

"We believe that iPad is the perfect expression of the future of personal computing."<p>So said Tim Cook at the introduction of the new iPad Pro 9.7 last week. It’s exactly the kind of phrase you expect from Cook’s Apple: spoken humbly, but revealing a huge ambition. It mixes a thing that’s familiar …

IPad Air