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Want to ditch your commute? Finding a work-from-home job is easier than ever.

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>Ryan Heenan of Orange County, Calif., used to make $30,000 a year as a preschool music teacher. Now he makes $30,000 a month producing jingles and videos through a website called Fiverr — and he does so from the comfort of his home.<p>Heenan is part of an explosion in …

Employment

AMC Has An Explanation For The Walking Dead's Ratings Being Down

Last season of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, other than the show narrative of the brewing war with Negan, there was a brewing meta-narrative as well, that the show was losing steam.<p>Season 7 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> sent ratings down to a level that they haven’t been at since season 3, causing many to wonder what was …

A forgotten 1986 novel predicted a terrible Trump-like president

An erratic president causes unprecedented chaos in his first two weeks in office. He lashes out at Australia, threatens to invade Mexico, imposes an …

7 key insights I learned from earning over $150,000 in one month

Those words describe exactly how I feel when I see the number above.<p>Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could build multiple businesses that would allow me to generate that much money in a single month.<p><i>Never.</i><p>Heck, when I graduated college, I'm not sure if I ever truly believed I could …

Entrepreneurship

ATL Security Guard Fired From His Job

How to invest in yourself in a way that will pay real dividends

This post is about how to actually, practically invest in yourself in a way that is going to pay real dividends.<p>How to take the steps today that will enable you to be a better person, a better creative, a better developer, or a better business owner tomorrow. And how to do awesome things with your …

Productivity

2 Effective Ways to Use Parallel Compression

Parallel compression refers to the technique of duplicating a signal, compressing the copied signal, and then blending it back in with the …

A Personal Note From Necole

<i>If someone told me that entrepreneurship and making it in the entertainment industry was this hard....</i><p><i>I might have kept my job as a receptionist at</i> …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

A mystery inside King Tut's tomb: Has Nefertiti been hiding there for 3000 years?

The tomb of the fabled Tutankhamun, dug into a crumbling pyramid in Egypt's vast, sun-baked Valley of Kings, has long been shrouded in superstition and rumor. There's the mystery of the child king's demise: A fatal illness? A chariot accident? Something more sinister? And then there's the storied …

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

Top Reasons Not to Roll Over Your 401(k) to an IRA | Investopedia

You've left your job. What should you do with the 401(k) plan you've faithfully contributed to for years? Conventional wisdom says roll it over into …

Understanding Keys

<b>Before we begin composing we need to understand the importance of keys and how a working knowledge of them can help us devise creative ideas. Andy</b> …

How to Build Wealth the Old-Fashioned Way

Learn how one couple managed to save $1 million for their retirement.<p>With four children age 11 and younger, Krista and Chris Marren have plenty of …

How much retirement income will $1 million generate?

<i>How much retirement income can I get from a $1 million nest egg? --Darrell, Texas</i><p>I hate to sound as if I'm equivocating, but the answer depends on a whole bunch of factors, including your age, your sex, the level of interest rates and the investment returns you earn, how long you would like the …

15 money lies you should stop telling yourself by age 30

You'll always be allowed a few life mulligans, but by the time you've hit the big 3-0, you should have sorted out most of the reckless habits we tend to fall into as young 20-somethings.<p>This is especially true for money matters, considering you're close to entering — and need to prepare for — your …

Personal Finance

16 cool things to try with the new Google Photos

Got Photos? (The Google app, that is. Not just photographs in general.)<p>If so, get ready: Google's new image service packs some serious power. And if …

Apps

The incredible story of how David Letterman saved Conan O'Brien's career in 1993

O'Brien said Letterman has "been the north star for me and every comic of my generation" and told a fascinating personal story about how Dave once saved his career.<p>"What I wanted to talk about tonight, briefly, is something incredible that Dave did for me almost 22 years ago," O'Brien began. …

Comedy

Class Clown

A household name to black audiences yet completely unknown to white audiences, Gary Owen, a blond, blue-eyed stand-up from Ohio, has a career wholly unlike that of any comedian before him. But will his attempts to bridge the gap cost him all that he's built?<p>Halfway through his second set at the DC …

Six Tips for Learning New Skills (and Retaining Them)

A large part of achieving your professional goals is learning new skills, new techniques, new information. All of this is knowledge that you can then …

72 Music Production Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

Dear Past Zac,<p>The year is 2015. I … well you, are older.<p>In time, you’ll release two original EP’s on iTunes. You’ll get a remix and an original …

Songwriting Tutorial: The Art of Melody

<b>You can use top-of-the-range recording gear, the flashiest instruments and the tightest bunch of musicians you can muster, but if your top-line</b> …

Electric Guitar

5 Signs You Have No Money Management Skills

Good money management is about more than just being able to afford the essentials. It’s about being able to cope with the unexpected and grow your …

How to record video from your iPhone onto your Mac

The secret is the QuickTime Player application in your Mac's Applications folder. QuickTime Player doesn't just play videos — it also records video …

Tom Brady Does Brain Exercises So He Can Go To Sleep At 9 PM And Wake Up Without An Alarm

The main takeaway from the article: Brady plans every detail of his life so he can play football as long as possible, and he'll do anything he can to get an edge.<p>He diets all year round, takes scheduled naps in the offseason, never misses a workout, eats what his teammates call "birdseed," and does …