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After almost 10 years as a financial planner, I've found the best way to keep track of my money is still a simple spreadsheet

But in order to reach your goals, you have to control the chaos. One of the easiest ways to keep track of your financial progress is to monitor your net worth: everything you own minus everything you owe.<p>Think of it like taking a photo of yourself every day for years— eventually, you'll be able to …

Personal Finance

This Is Why Airplane Interiors Are Blue

There’s a lot the average passenger doesn’t know about airplanes. And there’s a lot that goes into the design of each aircraft that even frequent …

Boeing

8 Websites That Will Help You Learn Coding Basics for Free

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Or maybe you just want to get better at editing your own WordPress theme. Is it possible that you …

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Exercise

17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

Self-improvement

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

The twisted psychology of office cliques

Michael Scott and the Beast have a lot in common. Both <i>The Office</i> protagonist and the Disney cartoon character have copious chest hair—and both are achingly alone.<p>But whereas the Beast broods in isolation, Michael Scott is desperate for company. His plight is sympathetic: Anyone who’s survived high …

Employment

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …

Self-help

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.<p>The fact-finding mission led by Arizona State University researchers is focused on the ancient, giant metal asteroid 16 Psyche. NASA wants to know whether the asteroid, thought to be …

Jaw-Dropping New Video Proves All Disney-Pixar Movies Are Connected

Behold, all of the Pixar "Easter eggs" you've never noticed before.<p>It's well-known that Disney animated films are interconnected. One recent example appears in the new movie <i>Moana</i>, during which the shape-shifting character Maui briefly morphs into Sven from <i>Frozen.</i><p>Now a new video posted to <i>Toy Story's</i> …

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Positive Thinking

Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling …

The hidden value of a good night’s sleep | Financial Times

If you’re reading this article on your smartphone late at night — stop. Those who have trouble sleeping will often start fiddling with their phones, …

Want to be a more productive person? Use a pen and paper

Krista Ray, a 22-year-old theater producer based in New York City, used to keep all of her to-do lists and schedules in one place: Google calendar. …

Productivity

The simple morning trick that puts this spiritual leader in an amazing mood

It’s hard to feel invincible first thing in the morning—say, if you roll out of bed already exhausted, are running late, or the view outside (dark …

Strength Training

Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here

From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed.<p>On Thursday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2017 was at least the third hottest year on record. The …

Climate Change

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness