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5 ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck

According to a 2015 Nielsen study, 25 percent of Americans earning over $150,000 are living paycheck to paycheck. That number increases to roughly …

Personal Finance

How to move from fear to fearlessness

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” — Aristotle<p><b>When fear looks you in</b> …

How to Start Your Own Podcast (and Get a Million People to Listen)

Even if -- especially if -- you're starting from zero.<p>Want to start your own podcast? Getting the right equipment is easy; there are plenty of podcast equipment guides. What's harder is finding the right topic... and then getting people to listen.<p>Case in point: Matt Chittim, host of <i>The Rambling</i> …

Thomas Kuhn and the Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922–1996)<p>On July 18, 1922, American physicist, historian, and philosopher of science <b>Thomas Samuel Kuhn</b> was born. He is most …

How to Write a Business Plan in Seven Steps

Learning how to write a business plan not only leads to a great blueprint for running a company, it forces you to take a good look at how your …

Here’s how to prep your calendar for a productive workweek

<i>“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”</i><p>Bill Murray was staring down another day in Punxsutawney when he uttered these prophetic words in the seminal classic <i>Groundhog Day</i>. But he might as well have been looking at an impossibly cluttered calendar. Our best hope for breaking the …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why | Robert Reich

Starting in the 1980s and with increasing ferocity since then, private-sector employers have fought against unions<p>The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year.<p>But …

Private Sector

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

Underneath ancient Mexican temple, archeologists find an even older one

Last September, an 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico did all kinds of crazy damage to buildings, infrastructure and ended far too many lives. It’s …

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Democratic Party

Financial planning: 11 habits to start in your 20s if you want to be a millionaire

If you want to build wealth, a good place to start is with your habits. The sooner you establish smart ones, the better your chances of reaching seven figures.<p>Here are 10 habits that have worked for ordinary people as they worked to achieve goals like financial freedom or early …

Personal Finance

Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

New Bruce Lee bio debunks myths about the 'kung fu Jesus'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bruce Lee was training a friend one day when he did something unexpected.<p>The star of the classic film, "Enter the Dragon," was already known for his fanatical fitness regimen. He didn't smoke or drink; he gobbled vitamin supplements and drank raw blended hamburger meat. He'd transformed …

The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

National Parks

I'm a Trainer, and This Is What My Clients Do to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

In order to burn fat and build muscle, you're going to need to be very diligent with your training routine and nutrition. While you won't need to do any extreme diets like the keto diet, you will need to pay attention to what you're putting into your body and when. If you're consistent with these …

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

Science Says This is the Best Way to Persuade Someone Who's Wrong (Jeff Bezos Will Hate It)

It's frustrating when a friend or colleague is plainly mistaken. Is this method worth trying?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>In today's America, we tend to feel gray areas are a touch passé.<p>You're either right or you're wrong. …

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Is the Global Economy Just a Giant Debt Scam? Here's What the Financial Elite Doesn’t Want You to Know

Leftist academic Yanis Varoufakis saw power up close. He says capitalism is dead, democracy is crumbling and we’re ruled by debtWhy is the world the …

Europe

The Gnostic Christ

By Harold Bloom; Harold Bloom ,<p>professor of humanities at Yale ,<p>is the author of Kabbalah ,<p>Criticism ,<p>of a recent novel and<p>The Flight to Lucifer:<p>DURING THE FIRST two centuries of Christianity, the new religion sustained a constant challenge by the Gnostic movement. This movement was regarded by all …

Theology

The 11 Smartest Documentaries on Netflix

Expand your mind with stories about conjoined twins, false confessions, and the time John Huston went off to fight in World War II.<p>Perhaps the quickest way to <i>Matrix</i>-download new knowledge into your brain is to consume it in documentary form. All you have to do is plop yourself in front of a screen …

Documentaries

How to Be a Human Lie Detector (Infographic)

Here's how you can learn if someone isn't telling the truth.<p>Figuring out if someone is lying is much easier than you think. And with a few quick tips, you’ll be well on your way to spotting a lie.<p>For starters, it’s important to understand how people communicate. And it be might a shock to learn …

Introducing the Higher Ground Legal Stash Box! A Highly Curated Cannabis Collection

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p><i>By Michael A. Stusser</i><p>Curated from legal markets across the country, the Higher Ground …

Cannabis

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

William Shakespeare

I interviewed over 300 highly successful people about their morning routines — here are 5 things they do to have a focused and productive day, every day

Whenever you see a headline like this, there's a good chance you become immediately skeptical — and rightly so. What can this guy (who you've never heard of, as it happens) tell you about your morning routine that you don't already know, or haven't already read elsewhere?<p>It's a good question, and I …

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …