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This Is How To Have A Happy Life: 4 Proven Secrets From Research

Sometimes just being happy is hard enough. Figuring out how to have a happy <i>life</i> can seem downright overwhelming.In his book, Authentic Happiness, …

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

Startups

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Photography

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' explains the 4-word daily reminder that makes him more productive

After his 2007 productivity guide "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a bestseller, Tim Ferriss dedicated his career to studying a wide variety of experts at the top of their fields.<p>His new book, "Tools of Titans," is a collection of the best lessons he's learned from over 100 highly successful people.<p>It …

3 Stocks to Buy During a Stock Market Crash

A stock market crash is inevitable, but it can also be the perfect time to invest. Stock market crashes, which are driven by panicked investors, are defined as quick drops of 50% or more from a previous high. Since 1950, the <b>S&P 500</b> has had just one -- the Great Recession. But when the next one …

If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

The Power of Setting Absolutely Huge Goals

On December 31, 2014, Barbara Ortiz was at a low point. The Tucson, Arizona resident had recently been through a divorce, was overweight and had …

Self-confidence

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life

Because the thought is always parent to the deed. Ask Teddy Roosevelt.<p>Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will …

Motivation

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

10 Common Mistakes That Successful People Never Make

Do you ever feel exhausted by your efforts to be successful? Everyone’s idea of success differs, but one theme always remains constant – it’s hard …

“Superfund” a 529 College Plan for Even More Compound Interest Savings

With a 529 plan, you can save for your kids’ college and score some tax benefits in the process. It’s basically an investment account you can only …

Loneliness, affordability and green spaces: the challenge of building liveable cities

Cities fail their people when it comes to air quality, green spaces, crime ... the list goes on. But could they be re-engineered to make our lives better?<p>With over half the world’s population now living in cities, and two billion more people due to join them by 2035, urban “liveability” has become …

Housing

The 10 most livable cities in America are walkable, fun, and full of opportunity

What makes a city a great place to live? How about safety, or affordability — so you don't need a roommate, or culture, with lots of attractions for …

Urban Design

CEO explains precisely why companies are moving jobs to smaller cities

Andrew Florance hires hundreds of recent college grads for research and tech jobs for his real estate data firm CoStar Group. When considering where to open a new 700-person research hub recently he made top-notch local colleges a priority.<p>But Florance — whose company owns Apartments.com — is also …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

3 Solar Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

Solar stocks have been crushed over the past year as an oversupplied industry has put downward pressure on solar prices and investors demanding higher returns have brought the value of solar assets down.<p>What shouldn't be overlooked, however, is that solar energy still has enormous potential for …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

12 Tips For Naming Your Startup Business

Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name can do worse than fail to connect with customers; it can also result in insurmountable business and legal hurdles. In contrast, a clear, powerful name can be extremely helpful in your marketing and …

Advisors: Here's What Affluent Millennial Clients Want | Investopedia

The Millennial generation is the first to truly grow up alongside technology. Facebook, which launched in early 2004, changed the way that people …

13 habits you're teaching your kids that could keep them from becoming rich

When I travel the country speaking to high school and college students about exactly what they need to do to become financially successful in life, I always begin my presentation by asking three questions:<p>How many want to be financially successful in life?<p>How many think they will be financially …

It's the attention economy, stupid: why Trump represents the future whether we like it or not

At 6:13 am on Sunday, 28 February, Donald Trump fell into a trap on Twitter. For the past five months, a Twitter bot created by the website Gawker …

Donald Trump

Why I Tell My MBA Students to Stop Looking for a Job and Join the Gig Economy

When the students in the MBA course I teach on the gig economy ask me for the best thing they can do to prepare for their future careers, I tell them:<p>“Stop looking for a job.”<p>This may sound like odd advice to give MBA students. After all, their degrees are designed to catapult them directly into …

The Workplace

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

Small Business

Startup Insider: How FundersClub CEO Alex Mittal Built The World's First Online Venture Capital Firm

<i>Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. You can sign up to stay up to date with this series here.</i><p>The best way to learn how to start a company is to just dive in and do it. For FundersClub …

Six Simple Skills Anyone Can Learn to Improve Earning Potential

The wide variety of things people do to earn money might seem as radically different from each other as different colors in the rainbow, but the …

Leadership

Real estate investors on U.S. coasts target cheap, out-of-state markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even with a good salary as a data scientist at a San Francisco technology firm, Yang Guo, 30, knew he couldn't afford a home in the Bay Area, among the priciest U.S. markets.<p>He still wanted to own property in addition to stocks, however, and soon found a way to buy cheap rental …

This Is Exactly Why Cities Need To Cover All Of Their Buildings In Plants

Measuring how building greenery dissipates all that is terrible about city life, including noise, pollution, and sweltering heat.<p>When architects release yet another rendering of a building plastered in plants or trees, critics are quick to ask if it’s greenwashing: Do plant-covering skyscrapers …

I Passed On Tesla: VCs Confess Their Biggest Regrets

In 2004, Jeremy Levine, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, spent a weekend at a corporate retreat actively avoiding a relentless Harvard …

15 Ways to Teach Mindfulness and Patience to Children

A little mindfulness goes a long way, even in adults, but the earlier you can start the habit, the better. Thankfully, this chart is full of ways you …

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values right now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an …