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The 10 slowest-selling used cars in America

The automotive search engine iSeeCars.com recently commissioned a study to look at the used car industry, where they found the best used-car deals out there. But the study also took a more specific measurement of which are the slowest-and-fastest selling used cars on the market today.<p>The study …

Land Rover

10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to …

Success

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Video: College Football’s Play Of The Year Just Happened

We just had one of the most-exciting college football plays in recent games occur during the Arkansas-North Texas game.<p>North Texas’ punt returner …

College Football

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

The Best Used Cars For Your Money

The average vehicle drops in value by 35% in three years. That seems pretty rough -- if you bought the car new. But it also means a used car shopper …

Mercedes-Benz

How Coconut Oil Went From Superfood to 'Pure Poison'

Just a couple of short years ago, it seemed that coconut oil could do no wrong. Practically out of nowhere, it was being touted incessantly as a …

Coconut

How to Cut Out Just About Anything Using Photoshop

Being able to precisely and accurately select and mask things in Photoshop is one of the most fundamental and essential skills any photographer or …

Tutorials

Here are the 13 best cars of 2018

After the purchase of a home, the largest financial investment any of us will make is probably a car.<p>With so much riding on this one decision, it makes sense that car buyers would want to have as much information as possible beforehand. Fortunately, there is JD Power's annual ranking of …

Lincoln Continental

Democrats Have Very Good Reasons To Go Crazy Over Kavanaugh

It would be easy to dismiss the left’s performance at the hearings to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The …

Social Conservatism

Don’t look for the right answer. Try this instead

In solving problems, our first instinct is to find the right answer.<p>In boardrooms across America, executives fall over each other to be the first to …

Framing

9/11 FOIA Videos: Street-Level Footage, Aerial Shots (Viewer Warning)

17 years after the 9/11 attacks, a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits brought against the National Institute of Standards and …

World Trade Center

My daughter prayed to Alexa – Here’s the incredible thing that happened next

The most meaningful parenting experiences often come in the unplanned, organic moments of life. The problem is, all the interruptions of our always connected society can cause us to miss out on teaching and learning some incredible lessons with our children and grandchildren.<p>I get it. As a father …

Artificial Intelligence

This 23-word sentence reveals the secret to winning with people

“<b>When you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble:</b><br>… and you will be right <b>more than half</b> the time.” — Henry Eyring<p>Every person you …

William Shakespeare

Harvard followed 800 people over the course of multiple decades and found 6 things that make people live longer, happier lives

• <b>Harvard followed 800 people for their entire lives to see what actually makes people live happier, healthier, and longer.</b>• <b><br>One of the three samples of people — 268 Harvard graduates born around 1920 — was the longest prospective study of physical and mental health in the world.</b>• <b><br>A second sample was the</b> …

16 Exercises That Will Keep You Fit After 40

Fight aging with these moves that work on mobility and balance.<p>Getting older doesn’t mean you have to work out less.<p>In fact, you should probably add <i>more</i> exercises to your repertoire as you age to help you stay spry and prevent injury. David Jack, creator of the Men's Health Muscle After 40 (MA40) …

Workouts

10 illegal job interview questions to avoid if you don't want to get sued

While they may seem harmless to some hiring managers, asking a job candidate these questions could lead to a lawsuit.<p>While HR departments are aware …

The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018

Alienware tumbles from the top spot.<p>Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games. But there's a lot to consider when …

Fantasy Football 2018: 1st-Round Mock Draft, Projections and Top Team Names

As the 2018 regular season approaches, it's time to test the fantasy football mock draft waters.<p>For the most part, under standard point-per-reception settings, running backs and wide receivers will dominate the first round of the draft. Choose the foundation of your roster wisely—go with a tailback …

Fantasy Football

9 Reasons Why a $300 Nikon D700 from 2008 Is Still a Great Full Frame DSLR for Serious Photographers

Finding an inexpensive full frame camera is difficult these days. And with Nikon set to release a new mirrorless full frame camera this month, things …

Nikon D700

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

5 Essential Shoes Every Man Should Own Plus 5 Bonus Shoes

Guys, shoes are one of the most import parts of a men’s essential wardrobe. People will judge you by your shoes. If you’re wearing cheap poorly made …

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his initial career inspiration.<p>The book was out of print for decades. But I found it …

Great Depression

Depression Linked to Shortage of a Single Naturally Occurring Chemical

But don't go trying to treat it with supplements.<p>Approximately one-third of people with major depression don’t experience relief from existing …

National Academy of Sciences

Why The West Hates Itself

4:15 AM 07/29/2018<p>Why does a civilization, providing peace, stability, prosperity and unimagined freedom to its inhabitants turn to self-hatred? Why …

9 Smart Ways to Save Money at Costco — Every Time You Shop

Booze, coupons, and the breakeven math for Gold Star Executive memberships.<p>Costco has a staggering 93 million members around the world. They all …

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

The 'Making Money While I Sleep' Portfolio - Introduction And July Purchases

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Theory of Living Investments as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor …