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Budget-conscious camper gets you van life for $60K

Price includes both a new van and the conversion<p>The current popularity of camper vans can’t be overstated. There are months-long waiting lists for popular models like the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, and new van conversion companies popping up every week. But two factors make fancy adventure vans out of …

RVs

How often to clean everything you own, from your toilet to your phone, according to science

Humans do not live in our homes alone. There are approximately 7,000 different species of bacteria floating around in your house right now. And that's just in the dust.<p>The rich and complex web of dirt, viruses, and pollen floating around us isn't all bad. It's important to keep some microbes around …

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in macOS and iCloud

If you've been maintaining and migrating the same Contacts list across Macs over the years then you've probably come across your fair share of duplicate contact cards. They can also appear seemingly out of nowhere after setting up iCloud Contacts on your Mac for the first time.<p>Unless you …

How to Find Free Camping in the US

There’s lots of ways to camp—from reserving a highly coveted campsites in national parks to camping on private lands. If you’re willing to forego …

RVs

This is why your job is becoming impossible to do

As the old saying goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Consider the onslaught of cognitive overload that so many of us contend …

Management

No More Excuses: Learning to Code is Easier Than Ever

At this point, there is no excuse for not learning to code. There are so many accessible online and affordable courses that can help you build a …

Modular kits let you DIY your own camper van

A cheaper entry into #VanLife<p>The recent popularity of adventure vans has inspired veteran RV companies to dive into the world of Class B vans and campers. But it’s also given rise to a new, DIY phenomenon that has more people than ever building and renovating their own vans.<p>Some people want to …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say | Inc.com

There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the competition--because what ends up happening …

Customer Service

Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day

One of the very first lectures I give each year to new MBA students is about time management. By the time they arrive in my classroom, they are two days into the fall term, and I can already see that some of them are barely keeping their heads above water.<p>I see this lecture as both a reality check …

In Just 7 Seconds, You Can Sell Your Product, Your Company, Your Cause--or Yourself | Inc.com

Let's pretend, for a moment, that this whole Twitter thing never happened. And while I'm at it, I'm going to vaporize Facebook posts, Instagram, and even Snapchat.<p>My reason for annihilating social media is not that I think it's inherently flawed. It's just that the instant convenience of these …

Cotton Candy

100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

We've been hearing for years now about 3D printing and how it's going to revolutionize manufacturing. As yet, though, it's still on the …

The Camperbox

The Camperbox fits in nearly every car and van in the market. You can see a huge list of cars supported above.<p>What happens if my car is not in the …

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Writing

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

Labor Cost Calculator: the Working Hours it Takes Anyone to Buy Anything

By onJanuary 23, 2017<p>Whenever you buy anything you pay for it with money. But there’s an underlying reality. You pay not only with money, but more …

7 Phrases To Tell Yourself When Life Doesn't Go Your Way

Sometimes life doesn’t go our way, and we can feel frustrated, angry and upset. Everyone experiences this, and it is up to you to choose how you will …

Self-help

You Only Need 5 Hours A Week To Be Successful (With This Learning Approach)

We have all heard of, and probably some of us have tried to apply, the famous “10,000-hour rule” by Malcolm Gladwell, which states that spending …

Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You'll Become Much Stronger

Life is many things. Life is beautiful and miraculous, and it’s wonderful. But there is one thing life isn’t: easy. There are times when this is more …

Motivation

I'm Arden Hoffman, Head of People at Dropbox, and This Is How I Work

Technology may come first in Silicon Valley but it’s no easy task creating the infrastructure in which people can do their best work. Arden Hoffman …

The Face Everything Technique and Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work

We are, all of us, amazing at avoiding things. Our minds are less “thinking machines” than they are “avoiding machines.” And the incredible thing is …

Self-help

You're spending too much money cleaning. Let me show you why.

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This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

Success

The Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking and Car Camping

We slept on 15 different sleeping pads on a total of five car-camping and backpacking trips, as well as on the floor in our own living rooms, before …

Nemo Tensor Sleeping Pad: Non-Stretch Baffles Mean Comfort

Lightweight fabrics baffled together with low-stretch panels help NEMO’s new Tensor sleeping pads support a more stable night’s sleep.<p><b>Spend enough</b> …

How To Retire Comfortably With Just $500,000

Most financial advisor hacks are dead wrong. You CAN comfortably retire on a modest $500,000 investment portfolio.<p>Of course you’ve heard the warnings that retirement is getting harder – and they’re true. With U.S. Treasuries paying paltry returns, it is harder to find a risk-free income stream for …

Investing

European ‘OutDoor Show’ Best Gear Awards

The annual Outdoor Friedrichshafen in Germany is among the largest outdoor-gear trade shows in the world, tantamount America’s Outdoor Retailer. …