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How I Got In My Best Shape Ever At Age 55

Your upward trajectory doesn't have to end at a certain number. Here's how one fitness expert overcame decades of disappointment and finally figured …

Exercise

How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post, I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation.<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth of …

Retirement

What Just Happened in Solar Is a Bigger Deal Than Oil Exports

The clean-energy boom is about to be transformed. In a surprise move, U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend tax credits for solar and wind for another five …

Renewable Energy

The quantum source of space-time

Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time …

Quantum Mechanics

How low can it go? Oil, gas prices in freefall as OPEC reels from US fracking

Drivers paying less at the pump due to free-falling oil prices can thank the U.S. energy boom for generating shale oil - and weakening OPEC's ability to keep the cost of a gallon of gas high.<p>In just a matter of months, the price of a barrel of oil has dropped from more than $100 to about $70, and …

OPEC's Gamesmanship Could Benefit Exxon and Chevron

OPEC (read, Saudi Arabia) sees the oil surplus, but says it will not be the one to cut production to balance supply with demand. This decision is more than inaction or inertia. It looks to be commodity gamesmanship designed to squeeze out higher cost competition.<p><i>Disclosure: Author purchased Chevron</i> …

The vault of retro sci-fi 2.0

Atomic Samba

Space Vamp.

For Retirement Income, Ditch The Stock Market And Rat Race

Stock market investing and retirement seem to go hand-in-hand. Planning logic suggests working for 20-30 years, saving and investing throughout that time while also paying into Social Security… and then drawing down those assets over your final 20-30 years.<p>On paper it makes sense. In fact, it …

1st Black Holes Discovered in Milky Way Star Clusters --"May Produce 'Ripples' in Spacetime"

Black holes in globular clusters may provide a way for them to get close enough to one another to merge into bigger black holes that may produce the …