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Why Your Kids Should Take Out Student Loans, Even If You Can Afford To Pay For College

At first glance, it might seem like a great gift for parents to fund 100% of their child’s college education.<br>College can provide a leg-up in the world, and what a joy for a student to graduate without loans! Especially now, when students in the class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in …

The Air Force may pay pilots nearly a half-million dollars to stay in uniform

The US Air Force, struggling to retain pilots and fill undesirable positions, is considering paying up to $455,000 in annual bonuses, the branch's personnel chief, Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, told the House Armed Services subcommittee for military personnel on Wednesday.<p>In 2016, Congress raised the limit …

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

Home Improvement

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13 CrossFit WODs to Torch Calories and Build Lean Muscle

1 of 13<p>Edgar Artiga<p>1. CrossFit WOD: Helen<p>2 of 13<p>Edgar Artiga<p>2. CrossFit WOD: DT<p><b>From Coach:</b> Stephen “Coop” Cooperstock, CrossFit Max Effort central …

Workouts

10 Success lessons from Marc Andreessen – “Legend of Silicon Valley” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share268<p>+14<p>Shares 296<p>Marc Andreessen is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. After launching Netscape 20 years ago, Marc …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

The Art of the Rout: What a Trump Loss Does to the G.O.P.

Donald Trump knows polls. He knows how to locate polls the moment they are posted, how to condense polls to tweetable brevity, and how to unveil polls to a crowd for maximum effect. So there has been a special insult in those moments, in the final weeks of this election, when even the polls seem …

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

Failing to meet someone's gaze could send not-so-flattering messages about who you are and what you're capable of.<p>What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with …

Topic No. 701 Sale of Your Home | Internal Revenue Service

Topic Number 701 - Sale of Your Home<p>If you have a capital gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude up to $250,000 of that …

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

It’s Zuora’s, and it’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>A few months ago, my friend Tim took a new sales job at a Series C tech company that had raised over $60 …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Diversified Portfolio - Can You Expect Your Money To Double In 10 Years?

<b>Diversified Portfolio – Can You Expect Your Money To Double In 10 Years? by Luke F. Delorme, Director of Financial Planning, American Investment</b> …

7 401(k) Rules You Should Know by Heart

Image source: Getty Images<p>With pensions now a thing that most of us can only wax nostalgic about, 401(k)s have become critical parts of many retirement plans. If you want to make the most of the 401(k) plan available to you, here are seven valuable rules to keep in mind.<p>First off, be sure to grab …

Healthy lifestyle reduces build-up of sticky brain plaques which lead to Alzheimer’s, scientists show

Exercise and a good diet reduce the build-up of sticky brain plaques which lead to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have shown for the first time.<p>Large studies have consistently reported that people who are more active and eat healthily are less likely to develop dementia.<p>Now for the first time, …

Dementia

GM won't comment on report of move to buy Lyft

General Motors and Lyft are declining to comment on a report from The Information, a Silicon Valley website, that is reporting that Lyft rebuffed an offer from GM to buy all of the ride-sharing company, of which it owns 9%.<p>The site attributes the report to a "person briefed on the situation," but …

Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

Rich people who love their jobs have 3 things in common

Ethan Miller/Getty<p>So you want to do what you love.<p>... and you want to make money.<p>A handful of people have the privilege to do both. Not surprisingly, these folks tend to have a few things in common, as Cornell University economist Robert H. Frank lays out in a recent story for the New York Times' …

Goldman Sachs leads Series B round for CargoX

<b>CargoX</b>, a provider of trucking services for corporations, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. <b>Goldman Sachs</b> led the round with participation …

The 1 Type of Complaining That Will Make You Feel Better, According to Science

Study after study shows complaining makes people miserable. This is the one exception.<p>Complaining is bad for your mood, your brain, your listener, and even your body, according to a boatload of scientific research. So why do people do it anyway?<p>We're not masochists, obviously. Most of us love to …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

University of Pennsylvania

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Corporate development strategy: Thriving in your business ecosystem

Explore related interactive infographic<p>The continuing evolution of corporate development<p>The recent surge in M&A activity means that corporate …

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

Chess

Why United Airlines Wants Employees to Get Knee and Hip Replacements - Points Miles & Martinis

The cost of medical care isn’t the same price in every city. United Airlines is incentivizing employees to travel to a Chicago-based medical center …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

University of Washington

This Startup Makes Selling Furniture Easier Than Ever

If you have ever sold something so big as a loveseat on Craigslist, you know it can be at least as painful as it is productive. But as with nearly …

GM buys Cruise Automation for autonomous car efforts

GM has announced it will acquire a 40-person startup based in San Francisco named Cruise Automation, which makes autonomous vehicle technology.<p>Terms were not disclosed, though sources claim the deal closed for over $1 billion. Talks began as Cruise was looking for investors, but GM quickly saw the …

A former McKinsey partner shares the paradoxical strategy that can make you less stressed and more successful

So of course our time should be focused on the things that matter most. But a common obstacle to doing that is a desire to avoid awkward conversations.<p>As one busy CEO admitted to me, "I don't like conflict or feeling like I'm letting people down. So I find it hard to say no."<p>If that sounds …