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Why is it always a white guy: The roots of modern, violent rage

<b>James Holmes, Timothy McVeigh, Adam Lanza (AP/RJ Sangosti/Ho)</b><p>The LAX shooter, once again, is reported to be a white male. Here’s why they’re always first to violence<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 1, 2013 7:59pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Joe Stack had …

How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will share with you the things that we did, but first let me …

Kids

3 Major Energy Themes to Watch in 2014

Against a backdrop of surging subsidy deficits and public outcry against escalating energy bills, policymakers are faced with tough decisions as they debate ways to support green growth.<p>Yet despite these hurdles, bright spots can be seen on the horizon in the global renewables market for 2014, due …

6 Economists Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

For years I’ve rejected the false choice that entrepreneurs are forced to make when it comes to the subjects of political science and comparative economics. First is the offer to buy in to the notion that there exists no <i>natural</i> connection between the underlying motivations and incentives which …

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

20 Mile March: How to Achieve Your Goals With Consistency | The Art of Manliness

Nine years ago, business authors Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, along with a team of 20 researchers, set out to answer this question: <i>Why do some</i> …

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

6 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Our Favorite Leaders

We asked Arianna Huffington, Ryan Holmes, Tim Ferriss, and other hyper-literate worldchangers what’s on their nightstand. We found a mixture of inspiration, perspiration, and well-timed space walks.<p>As the new year begins, we asked some of the most insightful (and well-read) people in the <i>Fast …

Ford’s solar-powered electric car takes transportation off the grid

If electric cars are bad news for the oil industry, solar-powered electric cars are bad for utility executives. Take the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept that Ford unveiled today. The version of the automaker’s popular plug-in electric hybrid hatchback is equipped with 1.5 square meters (16 square feet) …

The World Economy’s Shifting Challenges, by George Soros

NEW YORK – As 2013 comes to a close, efforts to revive growth in the world’s most influential economies – with the exception of the eurozone – are …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

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HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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How to Start a Business in 10 Days

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was …

Small Business

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Our Favorite Long Reads Of 2013

Our deep dives into innovation stories in 2013 ranged from the tale of a secret menu item at Chipotle to life-and-death leadership lessons from Afghanistan. All day today we’re highlighting some of our favorites. Revisit Fastcompany.com throughout the day for our curated tour, or check out the list …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement