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I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Retirement

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Confabulator, storyteller, illusionist … psychology and neuroscience suggest that everything we thought we knew about the inner world is false<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the …

Consciousness

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Language

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

This article would have been much better if I hadn’t waited until the last minute to write it.<p>But then I wouldn’t have been able to claim that I did …

Procrastination

5 books that will transform how you think about money

This is not your father’s reading list. This list is all about mastering your money mindset.<p>There are many classic personal finance books that appear …

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

TED Talks

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

London School of Economics

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

11 Audio Programs You Need to Listen to in 2018 | Inc.com

Back in high school, I still remember having to read books like <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Waiting for Godot</i>. Classics, maybe. Personally, it felt like pulling teeth trying to get through them. After talking to clients and friends from all over the world, I found I wasn't alone. When it comes to books, some …

Motivation

9 Falafel Recipes That Will Get You Hooked on Mediterranean Meals

Have we mentioned that we love debunking the myth that store-bought is superior to homemade? You guessed it: When it comes to a falafel recipe, …

Less Bitching & More Witching - For Puck’s Sake

October 25, 2017 by Mat Auryn<p>Often I will have a friend or two who is very talented in Witchcraft vent about their problems and complain. It is often …

Spirituality

The Best Men's Undershirt Costs Less Than $10 | GQ

GQ's Best Stuff is back with the best best base layers to stop you from sweating through your dress shirts or flashing your nipples to the whole office.<p>Wearing an undershirt might feel like your first steps toward dad style—and not the cool kind. Just the word undershirt brings to mind a …

Clothing

This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

Yes, you can get to 50 push-ups! Try our 30-day challenge.<p>It's been almost 20 years since Demi Moore starred in <i>G.I. Jane</i>, but that crazy-inspiring …

Workouts

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

The Big, Booming Business of Wellness

If you haven't noticed, being healthy is all the rage right now. Just look at Instagram, where conspicuous consumption is increasingly swathed in …

Travel Industry

Six Ways to Beat Childhood Trauma and Stop Self-Sabotage

[This is a follow up to "Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity."]<p><i>You will see light in the darkness <br>You will make some sense of this</i> …

Mindfulness

The Role of Archetypes in Literature

Christopher Vogler's work on archetypes helps us understand literature<p>Carl Jung called archetypes the ancient patterns of personality that are the …

Spirituality

The 5 Best Meditation Videos - Relaxing Breathing Exercises and Tutorials

A 4-Minute Meditation<p>Harness your inner calm and prepare yourself to tackle a crazy day by doing a short mindfulness exercise that combines guided …

Meditation

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Mindfulness

Assessing the Value of Buddhism, for Individuals and for the World

<b>WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE</b> <b><br>The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment</b><br>By Robert Wright<br>336 pp. Simon & Schuster. $27.<p>Anyone writing (or reading) about Buddhism faces a critical question. What is Buddhism, really? A religion, complete with supernatural deities and reincarnation? A secular …

Buddhism

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

Mindfulness

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation