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Your credit score: How it's calculated

A credit score is typically a three-digit number based on information in your credit report that measures your risk level to lenders. It’s usually …

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Which Stock Index Should You Invest In?

Investing in an index fund or ETF is a great choice. Now you just need to figure out which index to use.<p>A stock index is a way to evaluate the …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Top 10

LinkedIn's Salary tool will tell you if you're being underpaid

Today, LinkedIn’s Economic Graph Initiative launched LinkedIn Salary – a portal that collects and analyzes data about job compensation. The tool will allow people to understand salary trends in their particular field.<p>Users can take a more granular look at the data, refining it by industry and years …

Employment

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Ben Bernanke Isn't the Problem, the System Is the Problem

The former Federal Reserve chair is only the latest top regulator to head through the revolving door to the financial industry.<p>So Ben Bernanke wants to make a buck. Who can blame him? The guy is one of the most esteemed economists of his generation. He served his country admirably; his term as …

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows'

Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this summer, future updates will come in an “ongoing manner”, the company confirmed.<p>Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in …

Windows 10

Whiskey essentials that everyone should have in their home bar

Just imagine those rich dried fruits and sherry flavors balanced with wood smoke and spice.<p>Divine.<p>But if you want to enjoy the flavors of the drink, you're going to need the right things in your home bar.<p>Because when it comes to alcohol, the wrong glassware can completely ruin the taste.<p>We've put …

Flavors

Why we should beware of the number 2,147,483,647

As complex and incredible as our latest gadgets are, they can be foiled by something very simple: a number that's just too big. The BBC explains the phenomenon in terms of an odometer that only goes up to 99,999 miles.<p>Drive another mile, and it would roll to zero again, and start counting from …

Claiming Lost Pacquiao, Derby Bets On Your Taxes? Ask Mark Wahlberg

Before the Fight of the Century, Manny Pacquiao fan Mark Wahlberg challenged P. Diddy (aka Sean John Combs) to a wager here. Diddy backed Mayweather, suggesting $100,000 on the match, but they eventually upped the ante to $250,000. Although Wahlberg lost, before the fight he had promised to give …

Globalization

How to turn on data compression in Chrome on your phone or tablet

Chrome for Android can save you precious mobile data if you turn on its data compression feature.<p>It routes your web browsing through Google’s proxy servers, which will feed you smaller, more compressed images and other bits of data than the traditional route. Google says going through its own pipes …

Samsung back on top as world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer

Samsung has reclaimed the top spot in global smartphone sales, beating Apple and Lenovo, despite its profits slipping 39%.<p>Samsung sold 83.2m smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2015, according to data from research firm Strategy Analytics, reclaiming the top spot from Apple which sold …

Mobile

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually about housing (in 1 graph)

Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a …

The rich get richer in higher ed: 40 colleges hold two-thirds of the wealth, and growing

Much of the recent discussion about income inequality in the U.S. has focused on the decline of the American middle class. What’s true in the overall economy seems to be the reality in higher education as well: The wealthiest colleges, both public and private, are pulling away from the rest of the …

College & University

How and When To Post On Social Media

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>So much of digital marketing these days is about producing high-quality content that gets published and shared.<p>You can control the publishing part. Can you control the sharing part?<p>Sharing begins with promotion—the timing, targeting, and strategy behind solid …

Marketing

Why Google+ failed, according to Google insiders

In a sense, it's giving up on pitching Google+ as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams.<p>This didn't come as a surprise — Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn …

Google

5 cool tricks your iPhone can do with the latest iOS update

iOS

Oppo’s upcoming bezel-less smartphone shown off in yet another video

What has perhaps become one of the most leaked smartphones in the past few years, Oppo’s upcoming bezel-less smartphone is shown off yet again in a new video. In this three minute long clip, we get our best look at the phone’s user interface, chassis, and most importantly, the tech used to achieve …

Phones

Just Mobile Xtand Pro

Video<p>$72.72 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>4<p>Lift your MacBook to an ergonomic level during use. By using the Just Mobile Xtand Pro, you’ll be able to relieve …

Crowd Funding

Charcoal Black MS Office Briefcase by Mismo

Designed with two front pockets that open into a large compartment. If you like those classy briefcase designs, the Charcoal Black MS Office …

Crowd Funding

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search

Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn't been <i>that</i> hard for a while, but it's now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to your Google account, you only have to search for …

Expert-Approved Golf Tips

We reached out to two of the best golf coaches in the country and asked them to reveal the single best tip for every golf shot you’ll face on your next 18.<p>Follow their advice and prepare for the round of your life.<p><b>Find the Fairway</b><br>If “slice” is your middle name, here’s your fix: When you step up to …

Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success …

The Koch brothers are planning their 'biggest, boldest' effort ever for 2016

Americans for Prosperity, the Kochs' primary political arm, reportedly used the memo and other briefing documents to tell donors that the group will launch a campaign described as "beyond the biggest, boldest, broadest effort AFP has ever undertaken. "<p>"The plan comes with a $125 million 2015 budget …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics

Consumer Finance Startup CompareAsia Scores $40M Series A Led By Goldman Sachs

CompareAsiaGroup, which runs websites that help users find financial services, has raised a $40 million series A led by the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners team.<p>Other investors include Nova Founders Capital (a venture firm that is also one of CompareAsiaGroup’s founders), Jardine Pacific, Ace & …

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15 billion years

The ‘optical lattice’ device is now three times more accurate than previous incarnations<p>Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.<p>The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium …

Physics