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20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

New York Daily News

Ja Rule has some explaining to do.

Forget Resolutions. Try These 7 Ways To Design Your Life

If you’re busy making New Year’s resolutions, stop. Instead, try designing your year.<p>Planning your future, even in the form of something as seemingly simple as New Year’s resolutions, is what designers call a wicked problem.<p><i>6 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Financial Life In 2017</i><p>Wicked problems have …

Prototyping

50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of France’s lesser-known wine regions, America’s next big dining spot, and a buzzy Greek …

Travel

2016-17 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up in Early December

This week's NBA power rankings got their shakeup early, with Tuesday's upsetfest (referred to henceforth as Black Tuesday) seeing three of the last edition's top four teams fall in shocking fashion.<p>One squad, the Golden State Warriors, didn't slip on that dreaded day. But they fell Thursday—albeit …

NBA

Anthony Randolph took Joey Dorsey’s dunk and soul with one block

Randolph looks like Dikembe Whiteside-O’Neal in the Euroleague.<p>Nobody slides into Anthony Randolph’s DMs. Not us here at SB Nation. Not you, your friend, or your cousin, Sal.<p>Nobody.<p>Apparently, ex NBA-big man Joey Dorsey didn’t get the memo. Fortunately, Randolph sent him a reminder.<p>The 28-year-old …

Basketball

Retired NBA Vets are making legal marijuana the new pick and roll

The blunt reality behind the big business of Mary Jane<p>Viola Harrington couldn’t take it anymore. Even the backbone of a family has a breaking point. …

Cannabis

Strength and weakness for every NBA team: Even Cavs, Warriors have flaws

When, and how severely, will the champs feel their lack of paint presence?<p>On some level, every NBA team has the same blueprint for success heading …

NBA

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

Whaaaaaaat?!

Books

Cespedes playing golf is no big deal, but has made him easy target for criticism

Playing golf wasn't Cespedes' mistake. Being so flashy about it was<p>Earlier this week the Mets placed slugger Yoenis Cespedes on the 15-day DL because …

Major League Baseball

How Facebook helped this guy’s e-commerce store go from zero to $100K+ in 3 months

22-year-old Melvin Chee from Melbourne, Australia went from experimenting with e-commerce dropshipping during his semester break to a 6-figure business in just 3 months. He had previously started several different businesses, many of which failed spectacularly. Some of his efforts were featured on …

This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

It was toward the end of the 2000s. Microsoft was making them all a lot of money.<p>But not all of their Microsoft colleagues were great at navigating the complicated world of stock-option vesting schedules, 401(k)s, and all the other stuff that goes into turning money into even more money.<p>That …

Here’s the amazingly simple path to incredible homemade bagels

Let’s be frank. Most of us do not live in New York. Most of us probably wouldn’t want to live in New York, save for one reason: the bagels.<p>Pretty much the rest of America is woefully underserved when it comes to bagels. Our neighborhood sources tend to be grocery stores or chains — or downright …

Baking

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

NBA Rookie Stock Watch: 2015-16 Preseason Edition

With the NBA preseason coming to a close, we've seen enough to get a feel for what to expect from the 2015-16 rookies.<p>And quite frankly, it's been an encouraging October for most of June's first-rounders. A bundle of them could be looking at substantial minutes right away based on what we've seen …

NBA

5-star recruit Mohamed Bamba and his 7'8 wingspan must be seen to be believed

With impressive athleticism, a developing jump shot and historically long arms, the 6'11 junior from Harlem is turning into one of the most intriguing prospects in the country.<p>The first thing you notice at USA Basketball's junior minicamp is just how diversified the talent pool is. There are big …

Basketball

Why MLB should relax and not try to emulate the NFL

For baseball, September brings stretch runs and increased competition for fans. But while NFL floods the crowded sporting space, MLB’s long-term future is far from grim<p>For several years now, Major League Baseball has been something of a whipping boy: the target of sports entertainment options …

Baseball

Men on Tinder don't listen: This experiment proves it

It’s been a big week for Tinder. The dating app that doesn’t want you to think it’s for hookups – it’s totally for hookups – had a full on meltdown on Twitter about this ‘Vanity Fair’ article, predominantly for PR reasons.<p>Here’s a small story that reflects something a little more interesting about …

Tinder

Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

Big Questions Still Loom for Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 NBA Finals

Even after storming through the playoffs' first three rounds, plenty of questions surround the Cleveland Cavaliers as they enter the 2015 NBA Finals.<p>Their opponent, the Golden State Warriors, are far better than anyone Cleveland has faced up to now. Golden State won 67 regular-season games and was …

Basketball

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Millennials leaving church in droves

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The iPhone 6 Has Met Its Match

A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsung’s new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race<p>In this unpredictable world, it’s the constants in life that I can count on.<p>The sun rises in the East, Starbucks lattes always taste the same, and Apple’s iPhones are always better …

Samsung Galaxy

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …