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Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>8 min read<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted …

How to Start an LLC in 7 Easy Steps

Want to Form an LLC? Here are the Steps to Take<p>Steps in the Process of Starting an LLC<p>Updated March 27, 2018<p>If you are interested in learning how to …

11 Signs of a Partner Who Will Be With You Until the Very End

It's not every day that you find your perfect person, so when you do, you want to make sure you never lose them. There are certain qualities you should look for in a life partner, but there are also telltale signs that say he or she is in it for the long haul, <i>and</i> that they're a great choice. Here …

34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful

When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time?<p>1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 …

Motivation

Radiohead album hides an app that only runs on an '80s computer

In the age of the hipster, dust-covered and irrelevant mediums like the vinyl and cassette tape have slowly been given a new lease of life. Now, thanks to Radiohead<i>,</i> it looks like popular British computer the ZX Spectrummight be the next '80s relic to come back into fashion. Celebrating the 20th …

Kill Your Master in Photography

Busan, 2013Dear friend,I wanted to write you a letter on the concept of “killing the masters of photography”. It is kind of a Buddhist philosophy, as …

Western Union now lets you Apple Pay for mobile money transfers and bill payments

Western Union has long supported Apple Pay in stores for sending money and paying bills, and now the service is bringing in-app support for Apple Pay to mobile money transfers. This lets you send cash from your bank account to someone else using Apple’s fast and secure payment service rather than …

Five Signs Your Career Is Successful -- Whether You Know It Or Not

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve had one excellent job so far, two so-so jobs and one truly miserable job that crushed my mojo.<p>Now, I’m working 28 hours per week and trying to get my mojo back.<p>Luckily I have two roommates, so I can scrape by working 28 hours per week. I’m grateful for that but I also worry about my …

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

When winners are taking all, it's often time to buy the winners<p>“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything. Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and …

Dow Jones

Money Mistakes That'll Make it Hard to Buy a Home One Day

The real estate process begins well before you make your short list of dream homes and start attending open houses — and it can end there, too, if …

7 Powerful Habits Self-Made Billionaires Use Every Single Day

You won't become a billionaire overnight, but you can eventually with these habits.<p>Everybody wants to be successful - however, not many actually make it a reality.<p>The difference between self-made billionaires and the rest of the pack is that they don't leave their achievements up to chance. Instead …

Self-improvement

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

<b>Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait was stolen, in bizarre circumstances, from a gallery in the northern Italian city of Piacenza. Until recently there appeared to be little prospect of it ever being recovered - but then police received some perplexing new information, and they now think it</b> …

Art

7 secrets to getting richer — not poorer — during the holiday shopping season

Theholiday season can create a real cash flow problem: there's not enough cash flowing.<p>Americans plan to spend an average of around $935 on holiday …

Personal Finance

Easy and Inexpensive Way to Clean Grout Yourself

Easy and Inexpensive Way to Clean Grout Yourself<p>Updated on January 17, 2018<p>Save Money Cleaning Grout Yourself<p>Ceramic tile is so beautiful when it is …

Cleaning

The Only Bookshelf You Will Ever Need

In an age of flimsy furniture & mass-production, we simply want long-lasting home items made from honest materials. So we've decided to share …

Your New Favorite Sunglasses: An Under $10 Pair that Fits Every Man, Every Time (and How to Make Them Better)

There's definitely a case to be made for the investment pair of sunglasses. That classic, quality pair that works with everything from a tuxedo to …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self-help

Why This Photographer Took 12 Years To Shoot Coffee Growers Around The Globe

This photographer took 12 years to complete his latest project on what he calls “one of the most important products we trade in the world.” It’s well worth the wait.<p>Sebastião Salgado, a renowned photographer from Brazil, partnered with Illy, the Italian coffeehouse, to document the world’s …

PP05 Paul Pichugin – Following your Passion

How to travel the world and get paid to do it<p>Podcast: Download (Duration: 0:37:17 — 34.14MB)<br>Subscribe to the Podcast iTunes | Android | RSS<p>Today’s …

The One Thing That Apple Understands is Photography

Only a Luddite would still categorize Apple as a computer company. Indeed, the company officially changed its name in 2007 dropping “Computer,” and …

3 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coffee

Coffee is basically the glue that keeps us college kids together. Whether we're trying to finish that paper we procrastinated on, or trying to stay awake during that 8 a.m., coffee is there to help.<p>Check out these 6 coffee hacks that will make you an even bigger coffee addict then you already</b> …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

10 Best Things to Do in Paris (And What Not to Do)

Paris's seductive charms are legendary, and for good reason. Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. But with expectations running so …

A brief history of graffiti and creativity

Sometimes it makes us laugh, sometimes it makes us think, and sometimes it is downright offensive. But what can graffiti past and present tell us …

Take Culturally Sensitive Photos ~ Important Tips for Taking Pics

Being a green traveler means more than just taking public transportation, sleeping in an eco-hotel, respecting one’s surroundings, and using a …

Why are photographers so obsessed with youth?

The allure of youth is ever-present in film, music, photography and fashion, with the ability to transcend culture, location and time. For decades, people have been scrambling to immortalise it however they can, whether that be their own youth or someone else’s – and photographers have perhaps done …

The Instagram accounts changing the world

No one can really dispute the power of social media. Whether it's raising awareness for once-ignored issues, or helping to bring down entire governments, sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are now stronger than ever. Offering people the chance to take pressing political problems into their …

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …

What Your Bank Won't Tell You About Currency Conversion

Traveling abroad isn't cheap to begin with, so it's doubly painful when converting currency starts to add up—if you're not careful, you could …