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7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Roth IRA

23 Blackberry Recipes to Convince You It's the King of Berries

All of our best recipes that feature show-stopping blackberries.<p><b>These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts</b>, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They're also a "superfood" packed with nutrients. Despite their …

BlackBerry

American tourist's list of 100 observations about England takes the Internet by storm

LONDON — When American tourist Scott Waters decided to write some things he learned on a recent visit to small-town England, he probably wasn't …

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

12 of the Best Irish Whiskies for St. Patrick's Day, or Any Day

With new whiskey cocktail recipes to match.<p>Irish whiskey used to be the go-to shot to chase down with a can of cheap beer. Not any longer.<p>Over the past decade, exports of Irish whiskey have grown by 300 percent, making it the “fastest growing spirit in the world," according to the Irish Food Board. …

The Economic End Game Explained

<b>Throughout history, in most cases of economic collapse the societies in question believed they were financially invincible just before their</b> …

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Reasonable Compensation and Your S Corporation

When you incorporate your business, you create a new separate entity, and in the eyes of the IRS, you become an employee of the corporation. And this move means you must go on payroll and have all corresponding payroll taxes withheld and matched by the employer.<p>The owner of the S corporation is …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

How To Anonymously Tell Your Co-Worker He Smells

You've been in a situation like this before: Someone you work with has stinky breath. You know it, your coworkers know it. Only problem is, he doesn't know it. Everyone would be better off if someone told him about it (including Mr. Egg Salad Sandwich himself, who would no longer be the talk of the …

Is it really so smart to make your finances an open book?

American billionaire oil magnate J Paul Getty once said, "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." Yet even for us non-billionaires, keeping a handle on how much cash we have can be difficult. Keeping a record on paper or on a spreadsheet and manually noting every single …

Lee Ann Whippen Picks Her Favorite Chicago BBQ

<b>Lee Ann Whippen</b> knows a thing or two about BBQ having won numerous awards in competitions and opening several acclaimed restaurants, including <b>Chicago q</b> in which she is the chef/partner of. The restaurant will celebrate its fourth anniversary in September and Whippen teased the fact that they will …

In-the-know insiders are dumping stocks

A previous version of this story, published on March 14, incorrectly described the factors that the Vickers Weekly Insider Report takes into account …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

Cooking

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

12 Ways You'll Actually Enjoy Eating More Greens In 2014

With a spoonful of pancetta, the medicine goes down.

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Greens for Breakfast | Kale, Oat, and Blueberry Smoothie

So…I did something crazy last night in the wee hours of the morning. It was one of those second-wind moments. I was all ready to tuck myself into …

These 10 bubbles will pop in new ‘Lost Decade’

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Wall Street says the last “Lost Decade,” which actually started in 2000, just ended. Sorry, but a new Lost …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

The complete guide to fixing your credit score

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a catch-22. I decided it was time for me to start building my credit. The advice from nearly everybody: "Just apply for a credit card." Easier said than done: as soon as I started applying, I received rejection letters letting me know that I was not eligible …