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Cost Segregation Consultant Subjected To Severe IRS Penalties

One of my running jokes is that the Internal Revenue Code is a white collar jobs program for college graduates who are not quite smart enough to become engineers. But what happens when engineers realize that some types of tax work can be more lucrative than doing whatever it is that engineers do? …

Magna Carta

The Latest Laser Eye Surgery Innovation Shaking Up The Health Industry - And Anyone Can Do It

One of our most cherished senses has to be the gift of sight. For a start, you’d not be reading this article without it. But as any glasses wearer will tell you, how nice it would be to not always worry about ensuring you have two heavy rims filled with glass hanging off your face all day. Then …

Physiology

Elon Musk Tweets An Excellent Example Of Tech Ethics

As I track examples of Silicon Valley’s unique political ideology, I’m always delighted to find ones that are short and sweet. Elon Musk recently gifted us with a great example.<p>In an exchange on Twitter, Musk shot off an innocent science-friendly argument,<p>“It is high time that humanity went beyond …

Tesla

96% of People With a Health Savings Account Are Making This Mistake

It could cost you a lot of money!<p>If you have a high deductible insurance plan, you may also have a health savings account to go along with it. Health …

Retroactive Depreciation Changes Encourage Closing Deals Before Year End

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has radically changed the rules for bonus depreciation at least for a while. Instead of 50%, we will be getting 100%. And what is really exciting is that bonus depreciation will apply to used property. I’m thinking that there will be serious pressure to close deals before …

Finance

The Blockchain Could Make Trust Accessible to Everyone

Thomas Hedger<p>The blockchain isn’t just about transferring money—it’s also changing how people worldwide access data, keep and access records, and prove ownership.<p>You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin, the digital currency that many techies and Redditors have been promoting since its mysterious …

Blockchain

New migraine prevention drugs may finally eradicate pain

Effective Migraine Treatments<p>Anyone’s who suffered through a migraine will tell you they’re not to be taken lightly. For starters, they’re very …

Test Your IQ With These Free Online Tests

Ever wonder what your IQ score is? It's quick and easy to find out with this list of free IQ tests.<p>These IQ tests have a range of 8-57 questions and …

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In

California cannabis entrepreneurs will earn $5.2B in revenue in 2018 as recreational use becomes legal there. The state of California will collect about one billion dollars in accompanying marijuana taxes. These numbers, estimated by Matt Karnes, industry analyst and managing partner of New York’s …

Cannabis

Brain Science Reveals The Striking Power Of Optimism

First, the bad news. We’re living much longer than our brains were made to last. For millions of years our ancestors lived to the ripe age of 30…if they were lucky. Our brain development peaks even earlier. According to developmental molecular biologist and bestselling author John Medina, “all of …

Happiness

Who Feels for the People Who Feel for Everyone Else?

Making sense of empaths in a cruel, narcissistic world.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>This is, in no complete terms, the journey of an empath. If you fill in any number of empath diagnosis questionnaires, you will find out again and again that yes, you have this unique identity. You …

Loneliness

Meet Zero Mass Water, Whose Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air

It’s often said you can’t make something out of nothing. Cody Friesen may have come as close to succeeding as anyone.<p>To show me his technological sleight of hand, Friesen invites me to a hillside house in Berkeley, California on a sunny afternoon. There, in a shaded courtyard, we each sample a cup …

Clean Energy

78 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Buy SPG Points at 35% Off

If I had to choose one points currency to earn, it would be SPG. That’s partly due to flexibility, but also because they transfer at such a good …

Check out Singapore Airlines' stunning new Airbus A380 luxury suites

On Thursday, Singapore Airlines unveiled the all-new cabins that will be installed on its fleet of Airbus A380 Superjumbos.<p>Singapore Airlines is the A380's launch customer and the aircraft's second largest operator. After a decade in the airline's inventory, the double-decker fleet is getting an …

Singapore Airlines

Love Your Life, Say 'No' A Lot, And Prioritize Time Over Being Nice

Not long ago I started having a major meltdown around <i>time</i>. The sheer volume of demands–from both others and my own ambitions–exceeded the number of waking hours. I lost sleep, shortchanged my health, and sacrificed progress in everything I cared about. People asked for more and more and more. I was …

Warren Buffett

Upgrading To 4K HDR TV: How Far You Sit From The Screen Is Critical

4K video seen on a 4K UHD TV is rich with detail that is impossible to reproduce on a standard 1080p HD TV. 4K looks terrific – if you can see it. One thing the TV salesperson may not tell you, is that much, and possibly all, of the additional detail in a 4K image may not be visible if you’re …

Televisions

Landlording Has Never Been Easier Thanks To This Company

Back in 2011, once the economy had recovered a bit from the 2008 housing crisis, many investors returned to the real estate market with the idea of becoming part-time landlords.<p>Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow, old time friends since studying together at the University of Illinois, who were both …

Real Estate

4 Tips To Become A Consultant For Your Second Career

<i>(The following is adapted from</i> The Consulting Economy: How to Manage Your Career in the Coming Workforce Revolution <i>by Jonathan Dison, published by Lioncrest.com.)</i><p>I’ve had the same conversation hundreds of times with different professionals. It’s the one in which I convince them that not only are …

Employment

These Millennials Are Saving $16,000 A Year For Retirement

To many of you, retirement seems so far away — and so boring.<p>But it’ll sneak up faster than you think, and when it arrives, you don’t want to be like the 54% of Americans who aren’t prepared.<p>Financial management company Principal recently released a study about its “super savers”: retirement plan …

Retirement

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

Hair

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

Warren Buffett: My Greatest Investing Advice And The Investments Everyone Should Make

When I was 7 or 8 years old, I was lucky in that I found a subject that really interested me–investing. I read every book on that topic in the Omaha Public Library by the time I was 11. Some of them more than once. My dad happened to be in the investment business, so when I would go down to have …

Investing

Why Every 50-Year-Old Should Be Maxing Out An HSA

Aging is inevitable. There are things we can do to stay healthy, but let’s face it: Sometime in the future, our hearing, sight, and even the quality of our teeth will start to diminish.<p>That knowledge probably makes you want to set aside funds now for your (basically guaranteed) health expenses in …

Retirement

Elon Musk Has A New Battery Rival Packed With His Ex-Employees

As Tesla cranks up lithium-ion battery production at its massive Gigafactory in Nevada, a small Southern California startup loaded with former SpaceX and Tesla engineers has begun making rival packs. The stealthy company says they’re lighter, more energy dense and will last longer than those at the …

Tesla

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Meditation

Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers

Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that uses patients' revved-up immune cells to fight the disease, concluding that the therapy's benefits for desperately ill children far outweigh its potentially dangerous side …

Immunotherapy

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

Marketed as "Coolief", the procedure uses radio frequency to target and mute the nerves responsible for sending pain signals from the arthritic knee to the brain. Coolief doesn’t repair arthritis in the knee, but eases the pain, helping patients go back to activities without discomfort and fewer …

Arthritis

​Meet the Wall Street Short Seller Betting Against Canadian Real Estate

Marc Cohodes is pissed about housing regulation in BC and Ontario.<p>Marc Cohodes wants to make money off Canada's real estate market, but not by flipping houses or renting out micro-condos like other rich pricks.<p>Cohodes has spent three decades of his career as a Wall Street short seller, which means …

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