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Books Buffett says you should read, writing off investment costs

Hello, MarketWatchers.<p>How to write off losses from bad investments<p>The saving grace of making a poor stock or mutual fund investment is that you at …

Investing

10 things every entrepreneur should know before going on 'Shark Tank'

And while that made-for-TV situation may be unique, the principles for what makes a "Shark Tank" pitch successful apply to any more traditional setting, as well.<p>Author Michael Parrish DuDell asked the executive producers of "Shark Tank," Mark Burnett and Clay Newbill, what every entrepreneur should …

Entrepreneurship

9 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Scientists have been investigating that question for decades, and the research suggests that everything from your mother's breast milk to the size of your waistline can influence your intelligence.<p><i>Additional reporting by Chelsea Harvey.</i>

Psychology

Tokyo stock rise as other Asian markets closed for holidays

TOKYO (AP) — Asian trading was quiet with most markets closed for the Lunar New Year holidays Friday, and Tokyo shares continued to rise on recent optimism about an economic recovery.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 18,323.17 in morning trade, building on the upbeat …

Stock Markets

How to embrace risk in a volatile world

U.S. investors who have ventured overseas lately have not been rewarded. China is slowing. Brazil is buckling from lower commodity prices. The …

Stock Markets

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man

For that very reason, @GSElevator— in collaboration with John Carney (@Carney) of CNBC.com— presents a fresh, and hopefully thoughtful, look at what it means to be a man today.<p>Stop talking about where you went to college.<p>Always carry cash. Keep some in your front pocket.<p>Rebel from business casual. …

Goldman Sachs

15 More Unethical And Illegal Ways That People Get Ahead In Life

Based on the reaction to a previous post it's clear that people are very interested in the dubious and unethical ways that people save money and cheat the system to get ahead.<p>We've pulled together a new thread of dirty tricks and illegal cheats from Reddit and elsewhere.<p>These hacks are uniformly …

Hacking

The Five Best Tricks To Remember Names

It’s one of my personal frustrations that I am naturally terrible at remembering names. I place great value on truly connecting with other people, and I know one of the simplest ways you can make someone feel recognized is to remember and speak their name. Plus, let’s face it, blanking on someone’s …

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Simple Rules For Writing

Keep your exclamation points under control! And other lessons for better communication and prose from the late, great master of modern crime fiction.<p>Anyone who has ever picked up a book by Elmore Leonard knows that putting the book down is often harder than just finishing the damn thing. Once you …

Creative Writing

Here's Some Wonderful Writing From Elon Musk That Everyone In Business Should Emulate

There's no shortage of reasons to call Elon Musk a badass.<p>He's super-successful. He has a company that does private rocket launches that look like something approaching magic. He's made the best car of all time, according to Consumer Reports. And the latest news is that he's made the safest car of …

Tesla

Best apps on campus

As college-bound students head off to school and high school students cram spontaneous adventures into their final few weeks of summer, it's time to trade the time-wasting apps and websites of summer for others that can help them make the grade. Among them are apps and sites that can help freshmen …

Apps

Flickr Cofounders Launch Slack, An Email Killer

Is the medium the message? Stewart Butterfield on what changes (and doesn’t) when we ditch email for good.<p>Email glut is a big problem for individuals and companies. A recent Symantec Intelligence Report estimates that about two-thirds of all email sent these days is spam. The Radicati Group reckons …

Startups

Bush's education legacy loses luster

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has built his political career on a relentless drive to improve public schools – or, as he likes to put it, to help all children achieve their “God-given potential.”<p>But in a startling turnabout, an education record that has looked to be an unvarnished plus for Bush may …

The Rise Of The Renting And Sharing Economy Could Have Catastrophic Ripple Effects

Now, "rent" is becoming the new "own," according to market strategists at ConvergEx Group, who warn that the ripple effects of such a trend could be "catastrophic."<p>"Americans of every demographic are flocking to services like Airbnb, Taskrabbit, and Bag Borrow or Steal for one overwhelming reason: …

Housing

Lexity: We’re Not Just Another Folded-In Yahoo “Acqhire”

Lexity, which was bought by Yahoo 10 days ago, has already made its real-time e-commerce dashboard available for Yahoo merchants.<p>Such quick …

YC-Backed LocalOn Works With Newspapers To Give Small Businesses A One-Stop Shop For Online Marketing

In the past few years, it seems like there’s been the explosion of startups trying to convince local businesses to sign up for their marketing or loyalty tools, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, LocalOn co-founder Shahbano Imran recalled going door-to-door trying to convince …

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …

This Startup's Cheap Sensors Could Create an OS for Everyday Life

Today's smartphones are stuffed with sensors and radios. They're constantly in contact with cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and spaceborne …

A not-so-imperial Obama presidency

After prodding the president as an apologist for American interests and might, Republicans now have taken to characterizing Barack Obama as the second coming of Genghis Khan.<p>Before Obama, President George W. Bush was painted by Democrats first as an incompetent buffoon and then, for most of his two …

30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions

This could make the typical job interview "the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life," writes Vicky Oliver in her book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions<p>But you can be prepared ahead of time. We've compiled some of the toughest interview questions from Oliver's book — and how …

Employment

Why the US is turning into a subscription-based economy

Rapid changes are taking place in the way people buy things, and companies are reacting accordingly. Increasingly, the US is moving toward a subscription-based economy in which firms will focus less on selling things, and more on gaining recurring customers—a trend seen in companies like Netflix, …

Wall Street

57 Rules For Looking Sharp In A Suit

1. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body.<p>2. Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.<p>3. Polka dots are a …

Men's Fashion

The Advanced No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think bodyweight training can’t get intense? Our favorite no-equipment moves are getting a whole lot more kick-ass — from head to toe. Designed by …

Losing Fat & Cutting, Without Losing Muscle

Planning<p>In order to lose body fat we have to have a reason as to why we want to achieve this goal, is it (a) Make you look good (b) Health benefits …

Abdominals Exercises & Exercise Guides | Bodybuilding.com

Muscle Targeted: Abdominals<p>Equipment Type: Medicine Ball<p>Muscle Targeted: Abdominals<p>Equipment Type: Barbell<p>Muscle Targeted: Abdominals<p>Equipment Type: …

Workouts

Cable-Ready Abs: 10 Cable-Based Ab Workouts

Cable television has been responsible for more bloated midsections than just about anything since the invention of the Oreo cookie. We have so much …

Workouts

Top 10 Foods That Burn Fat

Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a …

Nutrition

17 Rapid Fat Loss Tips

By Dr. Eric Serrano MD and Scott H. Mendelson CFT, SSC, SPN<p>At times simple items can be the most powerful solutions to complex problems. Apply the …

Nutrition