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How to Gain 20 Pounds of Muscle in 2 Months

Trying to figure out how to gain 20 pounds of muscle in 2 months? It's easier said than done, but definitely possible and in this article I'm going …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

One of the biggest fiscal developments of the past 3 decades is about to reverse itself

Health care spending will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual Americans.<p>A combination of expanded insurance coverage under …

Health Care

How e-commerce is finally disrupting the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin. However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1% of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's …

This Woman's Revolutionary Startup Could Change 900,000 Surgeries A Year

Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your injury.<p>You have a choice: Allow a surgeon to cut bone from another place in your body or get …

Stem Cells

The Billionaire Founder Of LinkedIn Explains How To Run A Great Startup

He's the founder of Linkedin, the largest professional social network worth around $28 billion, and a partner at the VC firm Greylock Partners.<p>He was also one of the early employees of PayPal, where he served as executive VP, and the co-founder of Socialnet.com, one of the first social network …

Silicon Valley

The Quaint Economy: How A Good Story Makes A Successful Product

The quaint economy is a derivative of a derivative of The Way We Live Now. It's about the way that upscale brands perceive the aspirations of their target audience, filter it through their corporate marketing department, and reflect it back at us, revealing a nostalgia for a stylized past that …

Kentucky

Warren Buffett's 6 best investments of all time

By<p>These days, the thing to say if you want to sound smart about Warren Buffett is that the Oracle of Omaha’s crystal ball has cracked. In …

Yahoo!

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We've Hit A Watershed Moment For Streaming TV

In the past week, HBO announced it would launch a standalone streaming service in 2015 to deliver hit shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Girls," directly to viewers without a cable or satellite subscription.<p>That was followed quickly by CBS, which said it was offering a Web-only subscription service, …

Get Ready For A Busy Week In The Economy — Here's Your Complete Preview

This week comes reports on US home prices, auto sales, manufacturing and jobs. We'll also get monthly manufacturing reports from around the world. Economists expect the reports to reflect an ongoing divergence in the world: the US growing at a healthy clip, Europe and Japan stumbling, and the …

Stock Markets

Monday Scouting Report

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 4

Cortana, the Windows phone virtual assistant that's using a Bing Predicts algorithm to predict every NFL game, is now 29-19 on the year. It's a good record but not a great one.<p>Las Vegas favorites are 27-21 overall (not against the spread).<p>Nate Silver's ELO model is now 31-17. It's beating Cortana …

A Homebuilder Just Reported A Return Stat That'll Have Investors Around The World Drooling

One, investment returns are very low. Historically low interest rates have made bond investments unattractive, and the already huge rally in the stock market has everyone expecting future returns to be unusually low.<p>Two, the American homebuyer is more likely to buy or rent an apartment than buy a …

How The Lehman Collapse Inspired 2 Friends To Start A Luxury Men's Clothing Company

Paul Trible, Ledbury CEO (left), and Paul Watson, COO. Ledbury <i>This post is sponsored by</i> Spark Business℠ from Capital One®.<p>In 2008, friends Paul Trible and Paul Watson were graduating from Oxford University's Saïd Business School. Their careers in finance looked bright — until Lehman Brothers …

Great Depression

The 25 Most Successful Stanford Business School Graduates

Today it's the most selective school in the U.S., with a 6.8% acceptance rate in 2013.<p>Its elite academic programs have produced some of the most prominent and innovative figures in their respective industries. Here's a look at 25 of the most successful.

The 5 Books That Changed A Personal Finance Guru’s Life

Ramit Sethi, a personal finance expert and founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich can, and he did.<p>In honor of his company's tenth anniversary, Sethi is giving away copies of his five favorite books to 100 of his readers.<p>Sethi often writes about how he's established systems for success that helped …

Bodybuilding

The 13 Worst Mistakes People Make In Their 20s

Most people use their 20s to figure out what it means to be an adult, and the process is certainly not easy for everyone.<p>Whether you're finishing up school, just starting out on your own, or preparing to transition into your 30s, you can benefit from the wisdom of those who've already made their …

Self-improvement

Why Harvard Business School's Application Is Much More Informal This Year

Be candid. HBS wants to get to know you.<p>This year's application is a bit different from last year's, and quite different from what it was several years ago.<p>First of all, there's only one essay. Not only does it lack a word limit, but it's also optional.<p>The school began this practice last year, the …

College & University

5 Tips For Giving A Powerful Speech That Will Inspire Your Audience

You always want to leave your audience feeling enlightened, hopeful, and inspired — but that's no easy feat.<p>Here are the five steps to writing a powerful speech that will move your listeners:<p>The first rule of great speechmaking: consider the audience.<p>"A great speechmaker possesses great tact," says …

Public Speaking

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

One Of The Fastest Growing Industries In America Is Barely Making A Profit

America is aging.<p>As a result, the country is seeing an explosion in jobs in involving caring for the elderly. The BLS now projects personal and home care aids will be the fastest-growing occupations in the next decade, climbing 49% through 2022.<p>At the same time, the retirement and assisted living …

Profit

The Fabulous Life Of Facebook Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg

Though Sandberg lives in a stunning contemporary home in Silicon Valley with her husband and two children, she isn't known for having a particularly extravagant lifestyle.<p>Sandberg comes from a government background and has worked her way up to the top of two major tech companies. Now she's working …

Silicon Valley

7 Timeless Lessons From 'Philosopher King' Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is not a typical philosophical treatise. It's closer to a diary. Marcus wrote the 12 books that make it up sometime …

Bill Clinton

Here's Why Medicare Isn't Actually Going To 'Run Out Of Money' In 2030

The insolvency date of Medicare has fluctuated wildly since 1970, from "as close as two years away or pushed as far as 28 years into the future," according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. And despite the impending financial doom, it is highly likely that the program will still be …

9 Insider Tips On Acing A Harvard Business School Interview

While HBS isn't known for throwing candidates strange interview questions, it can still be a nerve-wracking experience — one 30-minute interview isn't long to make a strong impression.<p>We spoke with Nabil Mohamed, a second-year Harvard student, about his interview experience. As editor-in-chief of …

Employment

9 Tricks For Waking Up Earlier

"We don't know why this is, but there are a few potential explanations," writes researcher Renee Biss in a study conducted by the University of Toronto. "Evening people may be more prone to social jet lag; this means that their biological clock is out of sync with the social clock."<p>While there's a …

Sleep

Can You Identify These Brands By Their Signature Fonts Alone?

But that's not the only way companies use subtle imagery to make connections with people. Sometimes simply choosing the right font can convey important messages. For instance, Canon's logo uses sharp corners to indicate the level of precision its products boast, while Tumblr's logo highlights the …

Here's Why You Should Always Buy Generic Drugs

Here's the truth: Generic drugs are not inferior to brand-name drugs. They are just less expensive — so don't worry about being cheap. Generic and store-brand drugs are just as rigorously tested, well-formulated, and effective as brand names.<p>Their lower prices actually have a simple explanation. …