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6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Self-help

Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

This Medicine Ball Workout Will Work Your Butt Like Never Before

While a zero-equipment squats and lunges routine can be a great way to work your butt, a medicine ball workout adds in a seriously versatile piece of …

Workouts

Stylish designer houses made of cardboard - CNN Style

Written by Susannah Palk, CNN<p>Why build with traditional bricks and mortar when you can use something a little more unconventional? That's the ethos behind one company in the Netherlands that uses cardboard to create their eco-friendly houses. Wikkelhouse, meaning "wrapped house" in Dutch, produces …

East London

Trump's tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher 'era of dynastic wealth'

President Donald Trump is set to give America’s richest 1% an average annual tax cut of $214,000 when he takes office, while more than eight million families with children are expected to suffer financially under his proposed tax plan.<p>On the eve of the election, Trump promised to “massively cut …

How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different

America’s most special places will always be beautiful, but a warming climate forces us to accept that they can’t be frozen in time.<p><b>Assateague Island National Seashore,</b> which sits on a 37-mile-long sliver of land just off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, is gradually shuffling west. Over …

A Conversation With Nick Hanauer

Photo Credit: TEDSalon NY2014<p>At O'Reilly's Next:Economy conference in San Francisco, the venture capitalist talks about the value of studying philosophy, his investment strategy and how to think independently.<p>Nick Hanauer is a co-founder and partner in Seattle-based venture capital firm, Second …

Nick Hanauer on inequality

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Rams provide kids with free tickets

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- With tensions high in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis Rams found a way to provide a little bit of relief for 225 high school …

Oregon Manifest 2014: TEAGUE x Sizemore

Taylor Sizemore’s entry for the 2014 Oregon Manifest competition is a quantum leap from his 2011 entry, which was closer to a traditional porteur. Only five US cities were represented in this year’s competition: five design houses teamed up with a local builder to produce the ultimate urban utility …

Shaquille O’Neal Is Being Sued By Jahmel Binion For Making Fun Of Him On Instagram

Back in April, NBA analyst and hall of fame product endorser Shaquille O’Neal set an example for all of his young fans out there after he made fun of a random person on Instagram. The Big Apologizer claimed that he thought the picture he was mocking was photoshopped, but what he didn’t know was …

Chris Paul: Boycott a real possibility

LAS VEGAS -- Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com that it's "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team …

More player dismissals at Texas

Texas football coach Charlie Strong has kicked at least six players off the team since becoming coach, in addition to suspending two Longhorns …

College Football

Isaiah Austin: NBA job offer on table

The NBA will take its affiliation with former Baylor Bears star Isaiah Austin a step further than the ceremonial pick it extended him in this year's …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

2014 Top 100 Prospects - Fantasy/Reality

Fantasy Baseball: Top Prospects Who Are Better, Worse in Fantasy Than Reality

Fantasy baseball is a made-up game that takes into account the real-life performances of players on the field. Just because fantasy is based on reality, though, doesn't mean the two always line up just so—especially when it comes to prospects.<p>After all, value on a baseball diamond can be a whole …

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

Obamacare Hits Goal for First Time

One million broadcasters strong, Twitch surpasses Facebook in peak traffic

The video game streaming service now has giants like Hulu and Amazon in its rear view mirror<p>Netflix, Google, Apple, Twitch. Which one of these companies doesn't fit with the others? Twitch, the startup which lets players broadcast and watch live streams of video gaming action, is not yet a huge …

Stuntmen from old movies

US bans carry-on liquids on direct flights to Russia

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1050000/1050609_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633177_ded5f3e5ee2569517ed377c81a73e793<p><b>The US government has banned all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics.</b><p>The restrictions …