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6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

Personal Finance

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

The 3-2-1 method for cutting weight

It’s an oversimplification to say fat loss can be as easy as “one, two, three” (not to mention it’s a terrible cliche). But there may be at least …

These big oil stocks are expected by analysts to rise up to 41% in 2017

Oil prices tumbled more than 2% Wednesday, as investors worry that OPEC’s recent deal to prop up prices by cutting production is threatened by …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

These small-cap stocks are expected to rise at least 31% in 2017

<i>(This is the last in a three-part series on analysts’ favorite stocks for 2017. The series began with large-cap stocks and continued with mid-cap</i> …

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

An instant camera with a modern take on retro photography

At a time when digital memories are a swipe away, instant film photography can feel tedious. But Impossible Project's I-1 camera makes the old school format feel new again. For its first instant camera, the German company that has been producing instant film for the past eight years repackaged the …

Photography

Tiki Drinks at Home: Marvelous Mai Tais Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits

Cool. Rummy. Fruity. Fun. Tiki drinks have been making a big comeback lately. This summer, how about mixing yourself up a couple at home?<p>Tiki recipes …

Chiles Rellenos (Mexican-Style Cheese-Stuffed Chilies) Recipe

Chiles rellenos—Mexican-style stuffed and fried peppers in a roasted-tomato salsa—was one of the very first dishes I learned how to cook, using the method that my dad taught me. It mostly involved cans. I'm pretty sure that the only reason we used canned chilies back then is that it wasn't possible …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Flying the flag: Decoding sailing's secret symbols

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hidden within the vast storage rooms of London's National Maritime Museum are hundreds of historic sea flags rarely seen by the public -- until now.<p>From delicate silk 19th-century Chinese flags to bold Nazi Germany prints, the extensive collection of fabrics is an intriguing porthole into …

Top Content On The Internet This Week

4/20 was probably fun and all, but with all that tobacco haze in the air, you probably slacked on your internet for the week. Well, you missed some …

Learn the Japanese Art of Crafting Perfect, Shiny Spheres of Dirt

Making balls of dirt may seem easy, but it took Bruce Gardner over thirty tries before he mastered the technique.<p>Anyone’s who’s spent even five minutes as a human child knows the joy of playing with dirt. We’ve all formed shapes out of mud or natural clay, but few of us have managed to make …

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

These Are the 3 Most Important Decisions You Will Make in Your Life

I recently attended the Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar, and what I’m about to share with you will change your life—but only if you take action …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

This Is Where Most People Drop the Ball in Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

The Bizarre Pasta-Cooking Trick That Works Better Than Boiling Water

Teaser: There's bacon involved.<p>I had a life-changing pasta moment in the test kitchen last week: I cooked pasta — but I didn't even boil a pot of water. Excuse me, did you hear that?! I did <i>not</i> boil water. So how did I cook the hard noodles then? In garlicky bacon fat and chicken broth (I know, …

Cooking

How To Save Money Even While You Are on Vacation

So, you've scrimped and saved, and you can finally afford to take that dream vacation to Europe. Or maybe you're staying closer to home and taking a …

'A crooked deal': Donald Trump rages after getting crushed in Colorado

Donald Trump on Monday continued to bemoan the Republican presidential primary process after Ted Cruz swept the delegate slate in Colorado.<p>"It's a crooked deal," Trump said on "Fox & Friends" after Cruz's 34-delegate sweep in the state's Republican conventions, which concluded over the weekend.<p>"The …

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them.<p>Robinhood<p>Trade stocks without fees on Robinhood. After a quick registration, use Robinhood …

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

Gardening

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read | Inc.com

There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't read these five books, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are …

Self-improvement

2 Incredibly Cheap Solar Stocks

Image source: SunPower.<p>Solar energy may be the biggest investing opportunity of this century. There's enough solar energy hitting the earth every hour to replace all other energy sources combined, yet we're just scratching the surface of the industry's potential.<p>To that end, solar is slowly …

10 High-Quality Dividend Growth Stocks Hedge Funds Love Right Now

High-quality dividend stocks aren't just for the everyday retail investor.<p>Some of the largest hedge funds and asset managers in the world are heavily …