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This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Once Written Off for Dead, the Aral Sea Is Now Full of Life

ARALSK DISTRICT, KAZAKHSTAN<p>Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it.<p>Omirserik Ibragimov fixed his gaze on the hole he had carved out from the frozen Aral Sea. The 25-year-old’s hands moved steadily, pulling …

Geography

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

A self-driving car in every driveway? Solid-state lidar is the key

Ever noticed how self-driving cars end up wearing some weird hats?<p>The earliest self-driving military trucks looked like they had spinning coffee cans …

Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

Sea Level Rise in the SF Bay Area Just Got a Lot More Dire

If you move to the San Francisco Bay Area, prepare to pay some of the most exorbitant home prices on the planet. Also, prepare for the fact that …

Climate Change

Why Dozens Of Mass Shootings Didn’t Change Americans’ Minds On Guns

And why Parkland may be different.<p>The mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, isn’t fading quietly from the headlines like so many acts of gun violence …

10 Major Cities That Consume the Most Marijuana Each Year

Interestingly enough, cannabis is wholly illegal in three of these cities.<p>In case you haven't noticed, the marijuana industry is growing at a …

A hedge fund that focuses solely on marijuana is crushing it

When Sean Stiefel told his dad two years ago he was going to invest in an Uruguayan cannabis company after getting pitched on the deal by a broker, the reaction was laughter.<p>But that bet paid off in a big way. Stiefel, along with his partner John Kaden, invested in International Cannabis Corp — a …

Venture Capital

The world's richest people are abandoning London, Rome, and Paris for an unexpected destination

Kenya is often recognized as one of the best and most beautiful travel destinations for African safari in the world.<p>Kenya's 19 game reserves and vast Indian Ocean coastline drew more than 1.4 million tourists to the country last year, many of whom were visiting from other parts of Africa.<p>But some …

3 Reasons Litecoin Has Soared 124% Since Hitting Its Lows 2 Weeks Ago

Surprise! One of these reasons may be completely bogus.<p>The cryptocurrency market has truly been something for Wall Street and retail investors to …

A big tax break could be yours, just by renting out a room

If you've been following tax news at all, you've probably heard about the new 20 percent break for "pass-through" businesses.<p>Perhaps you've wondered: How can I get in?<p>Starting a business, however — yes, even if it's just a "side hustle" — can seem like a time-consuming and complicated endeavor.<p>But …

Personal Finance

We went to a Goodwill store and saw how it's 'overrun' with stuff millennials and Gen Xers refuse to take from their parents

Millennials are living with less.<p>Young people are scaling back on what they need, taking inspiration from experts such as Marie Kondo, the author of two best-selling books on minimalism, to live a clutter-free life.<p>This has led to a generation of consumers who donate, and thrift stores like …

Here's the Quickest Way to Get Your Tax Refund This Year, According to Experts

The average refund is over $3,000!<p>It’s one of the most common questions taxpayers have, and understandably so: Where’s my refund? With the average …

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli Hindriks have something to say about it. Hindriks is the founder of Jobbatical, a platform that allows digital nomads to find work in other countries and helps with the …

How many Model 3’s has Tesla actually built? This estimator tracks production

Tesla’s production troubles with the Model 3 are still an ongoing concern for the EV maker, with Elon Musk just a few months back conceding that …

Tesla

65: The Ups And Downs Of Xerox’s Universal Awareness And Shifting Your Brand Perception - Renegade Thinkers Unite: Marketing Tips From CMOs And Expert Marketers (podcast)

Marketing

Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires.<p>There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively.<p>In …

Top Fund Manager Says Doing This Will Make You "Feel Pretty Stupid"

Don’t panic.<p>One week ago, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, catapulting the billionaire’s Tesla Roadster into space. On the dashboard were two words made famous by Douglas Adams’s <i>Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>: “Don’t Panic.”<p>(Read on and I’ll tell you why you should make these two words …

Investing

Redwood Asset Management announces launch of the world’s first actively managed, Marijuana-Focused ETF | News | Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Redwood Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Purpose Investments has launched of Marijuana Opportunities Fund, the world’s first actively …

Investing

If You Think Netflix Has Cash Flow Problems, Wait Until You See Hulu and Amazon

The streamer is taking flak for its cash burn, but its financials look much better than those of its closest rivals.<p>While <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) …

The Happiest People Always Make Sure They Do Any of These 8 Things Daily

Try any of these to increase your happiness levels at home or at work.<p>Chances are you landed here looking for practical, real-life advice to get you on track toward living a more positive and fulfilling life. Well, good news. Here are eight ways to do it, with most of them solidly grounded in …

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast

A combination of the Chinese e-commerce giant and the U.S. grocer would be hard to beat.<p>Supermarket giant <b>Kroger</b> (NYSE:KR) reportedly has been in …

Bridgewater investment chief sees new era of volatility

The world’s biggest hedge fund has warned that global markets are entering a new era of volatility as the world adjusts to higher interest rates …

San Diego helped popularize craft beer. Are craft spirits next?

A basketful of ingredients provides the flavors of Sunday Gin, the signature product of San Diego East Village's You & Yours distillery: grapefruit, Valencia oranges, kaffir limes, rose hips, raspberry leaves, juniper berries, coriander and mint.<p>While not in the bottle, another ingredient provides …

Beer

Self-healing electronic skin will help robots have a sense of touch like humans

In the future, your robot babysitter will be able to tell if your child has a fever.<p>Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder say they’ve developed the first fully rehealable and recyclable electronic skin, or <i>e-skin</i>. The technology mimics the functions and mechanical properties of human …

Breakthroughs

10 Cities With the Most and Least Expensive Marijuana in the World

A gram of cannabis in the most expensive city costs 23 times as much as in the least expensive city.<p>In case you haven't noticed, the cannabis …

Buffalo Wild Wings was sucked into a downward spiral as millennials ditched the chain — but the new CEO has a plan for a comeback

Buffalo Wild Wings needs a savior — and it may have found one in the CEO who led an effort to transform Arby's business.<p>Buffalo Wild Wings has struggled over the past two years with slumping sales and a monthslong battle between executives and an activist investor.<p>On February 5, the parent company …

Fast Casual

Guess How Many Seniors Say Life Is Worse in Retirement

Unfortunately, it's a higher percentage than we'd like to admit.<p>We all like to think of retirement as a carefree, fulfilling period of life. But …