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This Could Be a Game-Changer for Retirement Savers

Legislation that would dramatically increase an important contribution limit just cleared a major hurdle.<p>The House of Representatives recently passed …

Retirement

What is love? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Experts say the western ideal of romantic love is constantly disappointing us. Which is a shame because our culture loves romantic love. It’s an idea that pervades pop music, novels, TV and film. Somewhere out there our perfect match is waiting to meet us, so the theory goes. But maybe love isn’t …

Relationships

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and Do So Legally

To learn how they, too, can pay no taxes, entrepreneurs should closely review all the things the government wants them to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the recent news that Amazon paid zero federal taxes for 2017, every entrepreneur should be asking, :"How can …

Income Tax

The Impact of Lifestyle Creep on Your Wealth

You're doing well, and as you move up in the world you treat yourself along the way. But while it's important to enjoy life, getting carried away …

Here's How the Timing of Your Social Security Payments Could Ruin Your Finances in Retirement

If you rely heavily on your benefits to pay the bills, the actual date they arrive each month could put you in a precarious financial …

The Secret To Increasing Retirement Income That Your Advisor Won’t Tell You About

The rarely used, hidden investment class that can make a major difference in the amount of money you put in your pocket each month happens to be …

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.<p><b>One morning in late January</b>, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d …

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.<p>I am sitting in a lab in London, holding my wriggling baby son in my arms, while two scientists gently try to remove a …

The goal was espionage. The tactics were social media 101

If a brand today wants to promote a new product, it would order its social media team to tailor posts that resonate with its audience, buy targeted ads to reach impressionable eyeballs, and closely monitor the performance of its messaging to ensure it reaches, and influences, as many viewers as …

Japanese "forest medicine" is the science of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Immune System

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diabetes

The latest brain hack to get ahead in Silicon Valley: flashcards

Eager to keep up with the pace of change, some Silicon Valley researchers are embracing a grade-school technique to enhance their cognition and memory.<p>Michael Nielsen, a research fellow at Y Combinator Research, a division of Silicon Valley’s top startup accelerator, took to Twitter last week to …

5 Buffett-Owned Dividend Stocks Yielding 3% or More

Warren Buffett isn’t known as a dividend investor, and regular quarterly payouts aren’t one of his preconditions for making an investment in a stock. …

Warren Buffett Says the Republican Tax Plan Contains a 'Terrible Mistake'

As Republican lawmakers push to kill the 'death tax'<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday that eliminating the estate tax would be a …

The gun debate, again

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history thrust the bitter debate about gun rights back to the center of Washington politics Monday -- and everyone reached for familiar scripts.<p>As horror and disbelief rocked the nation after the massacre in Las Vegas that killed at …

Guns

Rescue Efforts Continue in Houston as Rain Continues to Fall: Pictures

Houston

When Canceling a Credit Card, Use Caution

Closing a credit card account you rarely or never use might seem like a no-brainer. But if you’re not careful, doing so could lower your credit score …

A Self-Made Millionaire on How to "Stop Working in the Next 10 Years"

>Some days, you sit at work and wish retirement was within reach. While this may seem like a far-off fantasy, there are ways to cut down on the …

9 Things We Spend Too Much Money on—and How to Save

Despite all our best budgeting efforts, sometimes we're still left scratching our heads and asking the same question: <i>Where did all my hard-earned</i> …

How to Save an Extra $10K a Year (Without Changing Jobs)

Conversations about ways to make more money usually focus on one topic—how to ask for a raise—but that's just one small tactic to boost your income. …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

Bill Would Exempt Lawmakers From Rollback of Affordable Care Act Protections

House Republicans introduced a health care amendment earlier this week that would allow states to opt out of certain Obamacare regulations — but …

How mammoth Hurricane Patricia grew so powerful so fast

Hurricane Patricia is now described as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Meteorologists are talking about its stunning “rapid intensification.” The rest of us can call it a hurricane explosion.<p>From Wednesday night through Friday, Tropical Storm Patricia blew up into a …

Weather

Prince William Opens Up About The Pain of Losing His Mother In Touching Tribute to Princess Diana

"Grief is the most painful experience that any child can endure."<p>Speaking at a banquet in honor of the 21st anniversary of Child Bereavement UK, which Princess Diana helped to launch, the Duke of Cambridge honored his late mom.<p>Prince William spoke candidly about the great loss he suffered when he …

10 Ways to Get Bumped Up to First Class on Your Next Flight

First-class airline tickets can cost four times the price of coach. Don't splurge--try these 10 things and get upgraded for free.<p>Admit it: Flying first class can make the hassles of air travel so much better. I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to …

How to Avoid Expensive Holiday Airfares

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Reader Question: Can I avoid expensive holiday airfares?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Sure, you could do what Dom Beveridge did when he needed to travel with his family from Pittsburgh to Detroit recently. “Prices were ridiculous,” he says. “So we drove.”<p>True, a five-hour drive isn’t as …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #18

Africa is our closest representation of the “Pleistocene megafauna”, the massive land animals considered archetypical of the last ice age, the mammoths and mastodons, sabre-toothed cats, and giant sloths, horses, bears, tortoises, and much else that disappeared with the subsequent rise of …

Are Filters the Answer?

<b>Reader Question:</b> Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most National Geographic photographers don’t use filters to define the look of their pictures. In fact, it used to be …

"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought.<p><b>Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome.</b><p>Based on the arm …