Colin Montrose

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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you don't have to.<p>Perhaps predictably, the tech …

Tech Industry

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

The 100 best books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>"I'm so busy."<p>"I'm binge-watching 'Stranger Things.'"<p>"I don't know <i>which</i> book to read."<p>If you fall into the last category, Amazon's here to …

Stephen Hawking

Introducing 13 Useful Free Apps For you To Install Today

Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and …

Texas barbecue has taken over Toronto. Here’s where to get it.

These new smokehouses are cutting no corners when it comes to brisket, ribs and sausage.

The real secret of investing success, a 'fabulous' TFSA strategy, and the portfolio of a Dragons' Den star

I've never had much faith in investor education or its buzzword equivalent 'financial literacy.' It has admittedly had positive effects – investors are far more fee conscious now, for example, thanks to the work of Rob Carrick and others – but in most situations investors are making the same …

Investing

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way …

Career Development

25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life

Changing your life is easier than you think, and these 25 suggestions prove it.<p>When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually …

Problems Keeping Up? 10 Apps to Make You Highly Organized

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life

But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and innovative, and gives employees the ability to cope with constantly changing workplaces.<p>Lifelong learning helps us stay sharp as we age, and is also important for …

7 Best Websites To Upgrade Your Skills If You're Busy

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our …

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

The 20 Best Wines For Under $20

Discover the amazing and inexpensive vino hiding in your liquor store<p>Ever have liquor store anxiety? That’s a term we just made up, but it’s when you walk into a booze shop and get so overwhelmed by all the options that you can’t decide which bottle to buy—so you just pick up something you’ve had a …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 23 other highly successful people were doing at age 25

For some, it's mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns, and bumps along the way.<p>While some like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson were already dominating the business world at 25, others like Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban took a little longer to hit their stride and saw their mid-20s as …

Success

20 Priceless Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s

15-minute meetings can be ultra productive.<p><i>What are the most difficult and useful things people have to learn in their 20s? 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, entrepreneur,</b> …

Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers | The Art of Manliness

Day in and day out barbers shoot the breeze with the wide variety of men who walk into their shops. As these men settle in the barber’s chair and get …

11 Cocktails to Make with Just 2 Ingredients

Because stores (and bars) may not be open on Christmas Day—when you need a drink most.<p>Overcomplicated drinks have a habit of coming out during the …

To learn about wine without spending a fortune, a sommelier says these are the 10 bottles to buy

Not every wine enthusiast has the time — or money — to sign up for weeks of wine classes in order to better understand what's in their glass.<p>According to sommelier Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company, they don't need to.<p>"I get so many phone calls where people have a hard time …

Flavors

52 Great Wines for $25 or Less

Impress your friends.<p>Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of …

9 Self-Help Cliches We Need to Change For Your Own Good

Some need to change slightly while some need a complete overhaul.<p>Think about it: Too much of anything, even if it’s supposedly good for you isn’t …

The next generation of social entrepreneurs

More and more, organizations looking to have a positive social impact are realizing that philanthropic institutions can learn some lessons from those …

Entrepreneurship

Ilya's 5 watches for $2000 - Worn & Wound

Like it does with many budding collectors, the watch bug bit me hard when I first started this hobby of ours. And like many early collectors, I …