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Nature rather than nurture governs intelligent behaviour in primates, scientists discover

The vexed question of whether intelligence is inherited from birth or acquired through education seems to have been answered – for chimpanzees at …

1. Your Federal Rate Is Headed Up

You may be a young professional who's expecting that between federal tax hikes and your own real earnings gains you'll be taxed at a much higher federal marginal tax rate in the future. A Roth is a great hedge against those higher rates.

Save of the Day: Car rental deals you can't miss

In my continued quest to save you time and money, today we celebrate another awesome Ways to Save. If you've ever searched for a car rental, you likely recognize this as a tedious process. The days of searching 8 different vehicle rental websites to compare rates comes to a stop today.<p>Auto Slash is …

Is This The Next Warren Buffett?

A short while ago I was at a wedding in San Francisco when someone came up to me, clasped my hand in both of his, and began thanking me effusively.<p>He then introduced me to his wife, who also began thanking me.<p>The reason? Just over two years ago this couple had read an article I had written for …

Ideas Are Souvenirs: 6 Vacation Destinations That Can Improve Your Work

It’s that time of year. Your focus is somewhere out there—on a sandy beach, in a fine hotel, or up on the side of mountain. And, while many of you might feel guilty for leaving the office, or cringe at the notion of powering off your cell phone, or actually feel nauseous at the thought of closing …

8 Roth IRA Mistakes To Avoid

Perhaps the sexiest and most desirable thing in the world of finance is the phrase <i>tax-free</i>. No other finance term conjures up feelings of total control and freedom. Since Roth IRAs are one of the most tax-efficient retirement strategies, because they grow tax-free and are passed tax-free to …

CONSUMER REPORTS: The Best Sunscreens For Your Money

holisticmonkey/Flickr In a recent round of tests, Consumer Reports found that out of 20 popular sunscreens, only two provided the SPF protection promised after time spent in the water.<p>Most of the sunscreens tested by Consumer Reporters were between 4% and 40% below their SPF claims. Beyond Coastal …

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HTC video invites us behind the design of the new HTC One (M8)

The design team behind the new HTC One (M8) has released a short video sharing their passions and struggles to bring you one of the finest rounded metal back covers around.<p>Okay, it is about more than just the HTC One (M8)’s all metal casing, as the team describes maintaining the legacy of the One, …

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Pick Your Cloud Computing Companies Like You Would Pick Your Cars

When it comes to cars, I can’t imagine why anyone would pay serious bucks for a Lotus when a Lada has the same four tires and 1600 cc engine … in fact, the Lada seats four instead of two, so it has more value than a Lotus right there.<p>Okay, I’ll stop now, before all the car aficionados out there …

How To Conquer The Fear That Comes With Being An Entrepreneur

The host had run out of questions about a blog I had posted on Forbes and so when the interview ran short she opened it up to questions from listeners of her Midwestern talk show.<p>“I think I have a good idea for a company,” began the third person who called. “But I am scared to death about starting. …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

5 Reasons Why Long-Term Employment Is Dead (And Never Coming Back)

A few decades ago there was an implicit contract between employees and the organizations they worked for. As an employee, you would be loyal and committed to the organization you worked for – giving it your labor and your attention. In exchange that organization would take care of you for life. In …

Future economy: Many will lose jobs to computers

More and more jobs are likely to be automated - and hence, fewer people will be needed to do them<p>Want a secure job in the future? Don't compete with software.<p><i>[Editor's note: This is the first in a series of New Tech Economy columns called: Work in the 21st Century, which will appear here once a</i> …

A Visual Guide To Matching Suits And Dress Shoes

It's the eternal conundrum: What color dress shoes go with a navy or brown suit?<p>Style aficionado and redditor stRafaello put together this handy graphic showing which types of shoes match with which suits. It even lets men know which colors match best for a traditional look, and which are …

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LinkedIn: Evolution of a Publishing Platform

For you, I, and probably many others, LinkedIn is a bit of an odd beast. We all no doubt have a profile on the ‘social network for professionals’, but how often we actually log in and check what’s going on is another matter altogether.<p>Founded in 2003, LinkedIn garnered somewhere in the region of …

Can Technology Help You Get A Better Night's Sleep?

Sleep is universally recognized, with diet and exercise, as a pillar of sound physical and mental health. Even so, Dr. Richard Bootzin, Director of the University of Arizona Sleep Research Laboratory, succinctly summarized the popular attitude: “Sleep is something that people generally feel they …

The latest boozy milkshake: Wine shakes

Milkshake lovers now have an excuse to toast before slurping — the wine shake is in motion.<p>Red Robin, which claims to be the first national restaurant chain to roll out beer shakes two years ago, now is turning to wine shakes as something a bit more sophisticated, expensive and, perhaps, …

9 Things Every First-Time Visitor To Las Vegas Should Know

Before last weekend, I was a Las Vegas virgin.<p>I had never walked the Strip, taken a ride on the New York New York roller coaster, or even gambled. The only things I knew about Vegas were what I had seen on TV.<p>I ended up having a blast — it's impossible not to in Sin City. But there were quite a few …

Las Vegas

Here's The Best Sleeping Position For Your Health

When you're asleep during the night, what is the position of your body? Do you turn over onto one side, crunched up in a ball like a fetus in the womb, or do you roll over on your back, arms at your side like a solider?<p>Though a sleeper may find it difficult to record their posture for obvious …

Sleep

Edmunds: Consider starting a second business

<b>Dear Gladys: I have heard your opinions about the importance of having several streams of income. And considering that I had been caught up in company budget cuts and lost jobs several times, I agree with you. So lesson learned! I have now been in my own business for the past four years and I am</b> …

4 Tricks Tech Companies Use To Poach Software Programmers

"Software is eating the world," as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously said.<p>He means everything from your automobile to your thermostat is now being run by software. And that means the people that write software are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be …

What Not to Say at a Job Interview

The last thing you want to do is leave the wrong impression. Avoid these 12 gaffes that could cost you a job.<p>During all the years I've worked in …

The 6 Best Clips From The Original Cosmos

The series reboot is hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson (browse our interviews with him) and produced by Family Guy voice actor Seth MacFarlane. If you miss the premier you can catch the new show on Hulu Plus.<p>Sagan, who died in 1996, was an astronomer, astrophysicist and an avid and skilled science …

5 Life-Changing TED Talks About Personal Finance

<b>TED Talks</b> began in 1984 as a conference that encouraged innovation and discussion in the fields of technology, entertainment and design. Since then, …

The 5 Best Bluetooth Headsets

Bluetooth headsets sometimes get a bad rap for their sci-fi aesthetic and the way they can confuse the people around you into thinking you're talking …

5 Perks Worth Negotiating at Work

<i>by Camille Noe Pagan</i><p>But that’s just one of the workplace policies and perks up for discussion. Whether it’s explicitly said or not, things like flexible working arrangements, maternity leave and even the projects you get to work on may not be set in stone.<p>Of course, this doesn’t mean you should …

Flight delayed or canceled? Read this

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Winter has not been kind to airline travelers. Since December 21, more than 74,825 U.S. flights have been canceled and another 285,889 delayed in the United States, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks flights.<p>I was one of those unlucky travelers.<p>During the Presidents Day …

How You Can Get Your Credit Score For Free

Requesting a copy of your FICO credit score can cost up to $20 each time, according to an article in Yahoo Finance. But luckily for today's consumers, a number of online resources offer free credit score estimates to people who create accounts with the sites.<p>That said, these websites and credit …