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Transcendental Meditation, which Bridgewater's Ray Dalio calls 'the single biggest influence' on his life, is taking over Wall Street

Around eight years ago, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio introduced Transcendental Meditation to his 735 employees.<p>Dalio had already established a unique, intense culture at Bridgewater that he likes to say is akin to being part of an "intellectual Navy SEALs," and he believed that …

American parents are miserable: Moms and dads alike face a massive “happiness gap”

“Having kids in the U.S. is brutal.” Sociologists blame the country’s paltry social services, among other factors<p>“The days are long, but the years are short,” goes the old saying. That’s true of life itself, but the phrase has become a mantra of parents and caregivers, a reassuring bit of what’s …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

Why Wall Street is Dead Wrong About Cheniere Energy

Like many energy names, <b>Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG)</b> has struggled in the current depressed commodity environment. In the face of all this, Cheniere became the first company in the continental U.S. to export LNG on February 24, 2016. As Cheniere's chairman and interim CEO Neal Shear said, "This …

Investing

Eat Like a Vegetarian for a Whole Week

You've likely done Meatless Monday before, and/or familiarized yourself with tofu, grain salads, the 6-minute egg. But if you've never ventured into the world of vegetariana for <i>longer</i> than just a day at a time, we'd like you to reconsider. There are a million reasons to eat your vegetables—a desire …

Healthy Eating

Wall Street is just this dumb: “There are traders who are smart, though not many”

We’ve got really good at creating financial products that merely move wealth around. This is capitalism gone amok<p><i>Though the principles of the banking trade may appear somewhat abstruse, the practice is capable of being reduced to strict rules. To depart upon any occasion from these rules, in</i> …

My Husband Left Me With No Warning — Here's How I Learned To Trust Again

My partner, Bill, and I have been together nearly four years. We had our first fight six months into our relationship, and I remember it as though it …

Hip-hop Music

Why I Don't Want to Get Married

As a woman, you hear the question a lot. Especially when you're happy and you've been with someone for a significant amount of time, and the majority of people around you believe it's the next, logical step.<p>You hear the question even more when you have a child and you didn't follow an order of life …

One of Wall Street's top bulls just circulated this fantastic presentation on the markets

He sees the S&P 500 ending 2015 at 2,311, after making one of the most accurate calls of 2014.<p>Stoltzfus is out with his monthly chartbook for June - in time for a midyear assessment of the economy.<p>"We expect earnings to recover from Q1 weakness as growth reasserts itself in the current quarter and …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

These 8 narrow chokepoints are critical to the world's oil trade

Over half of the world's oil supply moved through set maritime routes in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), often aboard massive tanker ships. To minimize costs, tankers transport oil along established paths that are as short as possible. Many pass through a small …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

What's Your Largest Ongoing Living Expense? Taxes Of Course!

<i>The following is a guest post by FS reader, Jamin Eberhart. He received his MBA, worked in biotech and now consults for biotech companies. He is</i> …

Personal Finance

The Average Net Worth For The Above Average Person

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all earn $1 million dollars a year and have $5 million in the bank at the age of 40, none of us …

The 24 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The Caribbean

And what better way to enjoy a truly stress free holiday than an all-inclusive resort?<p>With help from Hotels.com, we've rounded up some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean based on real travelers ratings.<p>From adults-only resorts located on private beaches to family-friendly hotels …

50 Foods with Superpowers

You can get most, if not all, of the nutrients essential to good health by selecting the right combination of foods<p>Alaskan King Crab<p><b>Bone Builder</b>High in protein and low in fat, the sweet flesh of the king crab is spiked with zinc—a whopping 7 milligrams per 3.5-ounce serving. "Zinc is an …

7 Fast Christmas Seafood Recipes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition.<p>The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition. Here, 7 of …

21 Foods with Super Powers

21 Super-Nutritious Foods (and 21 Ways to Use Them)<p>Science ranks the produce aisle. We provide the tasty recipes<p>By Paul Kita, Photography By Kang Kim, Photography By Thinkstock<p>You know fruits and vegetables are healthy, but nutrient-density research shows that some produce deserves all-star status. …

How To Break From Corporate America And Build Your Own Business

Julia Beardwood woke up one day–and like many chained to a corporate job, she bled unhappiness.<p>But unlike many who yearn for change and don’t do anything about it, Julia took a different road.<p>Call it a road of action.<p>As founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she reigns as an expert brand strategist …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

3 Personal Finance Bloggers & Their First Real Estate Investment with Scott, Lauren, and Philip

Today on the <b>BiggerPockets Podcast</b> we’re excited to bring you another “newbie podcast” with 3 new real estate investors who are excited to share with …

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

15 Things Successful People Do In Their 20s

The choices you make in this critical decade lay the foundation for your career, relationships, health, and well-being.<p>While nothing can replace learning through firsthand experience, you can save some stress by listening to those who have already been through it.<p>We've scoured our archives and the …

It's Very Hard To Get Rich Working For Someone Else

Although I estimate an entrepreneur needs to make at least 35% more to replicate his or her day job income to run in place, I’m truly beginning to …

San Francisco

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

4 Amazing Stretches for Injury Prevention

In an FST session, you hop on a massage table with comfortable stabilizing straps, and a therapist gently pulls and moves your legs, arms, spine, and neck in different ways to stretch the fascia and lubricate your joints. "The therapist uses their body as leverage to create traction and gently …