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How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Double Your Money With This Simple Financial Rule<p>How the Rule of 72 Can Help You Build Wealth Without Much Risk<p>Updated May 10, 2018<p>Do you want to …

Investing

Who Was the Real Culprit Behind the Fall of Toys "R" Us?

With few resources to invest back in the business, the toy store chain was doomed to fail.<p>It's easy to say that <b>Amazon</b>, <b>Walmart</b>, and other retailers …

MoviePass eyes 5M user mark after Moviefone deal

The subscription-based service MoviePass acquired film listing provider Moviefone this week in hopes of branching out into new revenue streams and continuing to grow its platform with new access to 7 million unique visitors, according to Helios & Matheson Analytics Chairman Ted Farnsworth.<p>Helios & …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

‘Oh my God…It’s fake’: Far right falls for hoax about Broward County sheriff

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, the far-right fever swamps buzzed with false information and conspiracy theories about student “crisis actors” who were paid to lie about the mass shooting.<p>But ironically, conspiracy-minded conservatives fell for a political hoax …

Internet

Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quotes

Disability

Want to Delete Your Facebook Account? Here's How

Before you do, you should probably download your data.<p>Facebook's come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there's the fact that the social …

Social Media

What It Means to Have a Micropenis—and How It Does (and Doesn’t) Affect Sex

Does size matter? You'll be surprised.<p>You've probably heard friends share stories about having sex with a guy who has a micropenis. Most likely, …

Make a Lego-like version of yourself, or gift one to a friend

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

2 of the Rarest Social Security Rules

You probably didn't know this was possible with America's most important program.<p>Social Security is arguably the most important social program in …

Retirement

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

Stock Markets

Forget Your 401(k): Try This Brilliant Retirement Strategy Used by the Rich | Inc.com

The truth hurts. Retirement planning is something that most Americans fail at.<p>According to the Economic Policy Institute, for households between the ages of 50 and 55, the average savings balance is just under $125,000. But this number is a little skewed. As a result of a handful of big savers that …

Retirement

Have You Heard of the 4% Rule? Most Americans Haven't

The majority of Americans are either overestimating how much they can afford to withdraw from their retirement savings, or they don't know where to …

Retirement

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words | Inc.com

Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your goal.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is a legend to the comedic world and is also part of one of the most successful shows in history. …

Procrastination

How to check if Apple is slowing your old iPhone

In a recent statement, Apple has officially confirmed that yes, it is technically slowing down some old iPhones. Before you freak out, realize that …

Mobile Technology

Here's How Your Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

The method for figuring your Social Security benefits is a bit complicated, but it's not hard to understand.<p>Ever wonder where the benefit amounts …

From pills to psychotherapy, treating depression often lies in a gray zone

Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next. These visits may entail filling out forms with screening questions about symptoms such as mood changes and difficulty …

Mental Health

The 15 countries with the worst organised crime problems in the world

One of the subcategories used by the WEF is the prevalence of organised crime — listed under the "security" index. Extortion, racketeering, theft, violence, and property damage are all factors that could hold back a country's development.<p>We took a look at the worst performers on the list. The …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Being on Antidepressants

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Kat de Naoum | 06 12 2015<p>Take them and be happy, right? Wrong.<p>There are so many misconceptions about being on antidepressants …

Depression

4 Things to Know About Charitable Donations and Taxes

Gearing up to do some giving this season? Here are a few key tax rules to be aware of.<p>With the holiday season upon us and the end of the year rapidly …

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 2 High-Yield Stocks

Here are two high-yield options for you if you're retired, one for your IRA and the other in a traditional brokerage account.<p>Income generation …

10 Breathtaking Trips Everyone Needs to Take In Their Lifetime

It's time to take those Pinterest boards and bucket lists and turn them into reality. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, announced its …

Woman raises money for homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help her

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WHDH) — A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help …

New Jersey

Little-Known Symptoms of Depression - Signs You May Be Depressed

Depression isn't one-size-fits-all. Here's what to look for if you think you — or a loved one — might be depressed.<p>Things that didn't make you sad …

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World War I Timeline From 1914 to 1919

World War I was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Find out what …

ProtonMail launches an encrypted contacts manager to protect journalists' sources

ProtonMail, a secure email service, is launching an encrypted contacts manager today for its users. The manager provides "zero access" to contacts, ProtonMail says, meaning the company can't view what users have saved. It also features a digital signature that should prevent anyone from …