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2 red-hot investment products just blew up, erasing almost $3 billion in minutes

Two investment products linked to the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, imploded in US after-market trading on Monday.<p>It proved a fitting cap to a hellacious day in markets that saw the Dow Jones industrial average absorb its biggest single-day point decline in history, while the VIX spiked 84%, its …

Stock Markets

Should you buy a used car? We weigh the benefits

Some say new cars are for suckers.<p>Despite covering new cars mostly here at <i>Autoblog</i>, a number of us have gone down the used-car road. There are a lot of pros and cons for both new and used cars, and a simple purchase price doesn't tell all the story. Insurance, maintenance and depreciation should …

How to Teach Your Kid a Second Language Even if You Suck at It

The idea of teaching a child a second language can sound intimidating. If you, yourself, are rusty in that language (say, you haven’t conjugated a …

If You Want To Achieve Every Goal You Set, You Should Know This Magic Loop

Do you often feel stressed out with too much of workload? As time passes by, do you feel like you have more tasks on hand than you have time to do …

Time Management

7 Underrated Cities For Menswear Shopping

When it comes to updating your wardrobe for the new season, the well-known shopping meccas of London, Paris and Milan are usually first on the hit …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Into Venture Capital

Dozens of the world's best VCs share their advice for those aspiring to follow in their footsteps.<p>If you want to become a doctor, you go to medical school. If you want to become a lawyer, you go to law school. But how do you become a venture capitalist?<p>Paths into the profession of investing in …

These Are the 7 Best Books on How to Negotiate

There's a word for an entrepreneur who can't negotiate. That word is "toast."<p>Your ability to negotiate with your bosses, investors, customers and colleagues determines whether your career or your business flies high or falls flat. These are the seven books about negotiation that every entrepreneur …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Manscaping

We’re loath to call this a ‘guide to manscaping’. Because despite the fact that that’s exactly what it is, using the term ‘manscaping’ seems old hat. …

How To Pack A Suitcase

It’s one of the many horrible and sometimes frustrating things you have to do in order to make it on holiday. But packing your suitcase properly is …

Five Habits Of Successful (And Famous) Men

It scarcely seems possible, but rumours of President Barack Obama’s habit of eating just seven salted almonds as a late-night snack have been greatly …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

Motivation

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

Closet Organzation Tips

Follow these seven simple rules and you’ll never search for shirts again<p>Opening a guy’s closet can feel like stepping into a warzone: A pile of dirty clothes waiting to go to the dry cleaner on the floor. Ties spilling out of an old shoebox. Belts littering the floor. Shirts crammed on hangers—most …

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Here’s How To Use Social Media At Each Stage Of Your Career

You know not to post drunken photos on Facebook, but do you know that your social media presence should change as your career moves forward?<p>You already know social media is a handy job-search tool. You dutifully update your LinkedIn account and scrub your Facebook profile of incriminating photos. …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

University of Illinois

10 Habits To Adopt Now To Be Better At Your Job In 2016

If you want to be better at your job next year, consider changing your habits.<p>So much of being successful at your job has little to do with the actual work you do. A lot of success comes from how you approach your workday: Are you optimistic? Curious? Productive? Did you get enough sleep?<p>As we head …

How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the …

(2013) 52 Things in 52 Weeks

I like challenges. I also like lists. So I have decided to combine both and create a list of challenges to complete in 2013. One challenge for each …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2015

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. Here are the …

Establishing a Legacy Trust

Consider more than finances before signing on the dotted line.<p>A trust can be a great tool for passing assets to your descendants and can also help …

7 Essential Tips for Negotiating a Huge Raise

Feel like you deserve a raise? Here's how to ask for one and get it.<p>Getting your boss to agree to a salary increase is rarely smooth sailing. From timing to lack of funding, we've all heard a heap of excuses as to why our request is being denied. While you can't reclaim lost raise opportunities …

Learn Git, an Essential Tool for Programmers, with Codecademy's New Course

Codecademy just launched a new course that will teach you how to use the version control application Git. In the free two-hour course, you’ll learn …

Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of your …

The Best Black Friday Deals

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of …

How to Keep Planning Kickass Date Nights in a Long-Term Relationship

Having a regular date night is one of the simplest ways to keep your relationship strong, but keeping those dates interesting is tough. Here’s how …

$1500 wardrobe 2015

Don't Dump Your Old iPhone, Use It For Permanent Media And GPS Instead

If you update your gadgets as much as I do, you probably have a small collection of older devices with low resale value lying around. Don’t toss them …