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Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

Stephen Colbert explains why he thinks Donald Trump doesn't really want to be president at all

He laid out the theory on Monday's "Late Show" after Trump told an audience in Iowa over the weekend that his voters are so loyal, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody. And I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?"<p>Colbert's thinking comes days before the first primary vote, as …

Donald Trump

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

Is Another Housing Price Bubble Looming?

The question is being asked with increasing frequency, and also with great anxiety. The last housing bubble led to a financial crisis followed by a recession.<p>Many of those commenting on the question, however, don't understand what a price bubble is. It is NOT a marked rise in prices. Sharp price …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

The 'Great Energy Transition' is already underway, according to a new book

In a new book, noted environmentalist Lester Brown says the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is not only unstoppable, but will happen much faster than anyone expected.<p>“I think we're going to see a half-century of change compressed into the next decade,” Brown says. “And this is …

Renewable Energy

Free and clear: Paying off a mortgage faster

For most people, a 30 year mortgage is the easiest path to home ownership. While a 30 year loan makes it a lot easier to land a new home, it’s also an incredibly long time to be paying off a debt. But over the life of your mortgage, your financial situation might improve, and you might consider …

Personal Finance

Find Your Actionable Social Media Strategy | SEJ

Being great on social media isn’t always intuitive. Sometimes the best way to learn is to get inspired by the what others are doing.<p>Late last year, …

Marketing

Janet Yellen: The Federal Reserve expects to raise interest rates this year

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says delaying monetary policy tightening until employment and inflation hit the central bank's targets risks overheating the economy<p>Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she expected the central bank to raise interest rates this year, as the US economy was on …

Economy

Reverse mortgages: The final blow killing middle class wealth

Back in 2010, Sen. Fred Thompson was a spokesman for AAG and was pushing their government back reverse mortgages. I was writing my book when the …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Pushing the limits on the fringe

Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are launching, with no holds barred.<p>Carly Fiorina says environmentalists created California’s drought. Mike Huckabee’s urging would-be recruits to boycott the military until President Barack Obama leaves office. Ben Carson compared gay marriage to …

Government

Five Daily Writing Exercises That Can Improve Your Blogging | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Maintaining a blog full-time can be a bit stressful, and this stress can sometimes have a restricting effect on your writing. There’s the pressure to …

Creative Writing

Family-funded reverse mortgage can help elderly parents keep home

WASHINGTON — Could there be a way to help senior homeowners with their cash flow needs without saddling them — and ultimately their families — with high costs?<p>That's a key question at a time when millions of seniors are flooding into their post-retirement years, many of them with equity in their …

4 Keys to Master Success

I have had the distinct pleasure of empowering leaders and entrepreneurs around the world for success.<p>While many go on to achieve extraordinary …

Motivation

How to Change Your Life in Just One Day

Imagine that with just one wave of a magic wand you could turn your entire life around. Well, you my dear, hold the power to use that wand at any …

The Little-Known Creation Myth of Manny Pacquiao

When TIME profiled Manny Pacquiao in 2009, the boxer—who will take on Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-hyped Saturday night bout—was already an …

Boxing

The Sanders Challenge

Tweeting that "America needs a political revolution," Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders threw his hat into the race for the Democratic nomination for president this week. Sanders is in many ways the mirror image of Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite in the race. She has universal name …

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities.<p>That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has …

Housing

Bernie Sanders Jumps In: The Last Bull Moose Campaign

In which there is an actual Socialist running for president.<p><b>One of the funnier things</b> in political journalism is the fact that, every time a Democratic senator runs for president, the <i>National Journal</i> -- home of Ron (Leadership!) Fournier -- concocts a survey purporting to show that the senator in …

Middle-class

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog: 50 Essential Tips and Tricks

<i>Photo: Getty</i><p>The allure of becoming a big-time blogger is obvious: Front row seats at Fashion Week, lucrative brand partnerships, the flexibility to …

Street Style

How To Write A Good Blog Post (When You Don't Want To)

When you have to write a blog post you don’t want to, time stands still. Despite the intriguing sci-fi possibilities of time standing still, it’s not …

Writing

7 Things Successful People Do Differently to Reach Their Dreams

It’s inspiring to envision the future and to set dreams and goals for things we hope to achieve. But then there’s the question of how to turn those …

Motivation

25 Tips From SEO Professionals

Despite popular opinion, the death of SEO has been greatly exaggerated. However, that doesn’t mean that what was effective in 2006, 2010, or even last year still works today. SEO is a rapidly changing practice – thanks in part to the hundreds of adjustments Google makes every year to its search …

Marketing