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The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise

The residents of Colorado Springs undertook a radical experiment in government. Here’s what they got.<p><b>Colorado Springs has always leaned hard on</b> <b>its</b> reputation for natural beauty. An hour’s drive south of Denver, it sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ southern range and features two of the …

Doing What Actually Works

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the …

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Time for Donald Trump to close, sell or restructure Kentucky

Running the country like a business means we can't afford to carry low productivity states.<p>We’re told that, with President Trump as our nation’s CEO, America will now be run more like a business. Well, the first thing our new CEO should do is stop the hemorrhage of cash in money-draining operations.<p>…

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Putting smart growth to work on Main Street

<b>Rifle, a main street community in rural western Colorado.</b> Photo courtesy of RREDCWhile we tend to think of sprawl, decay and decline as primarily …

The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

<i>To help you out, Business Insider compiles this rundown of the best new music you can stream right now.</i><p>This week, Bon Iver premiered its latest single on "The Tonight Show," and instrumentalist Tycho released an excellent new track.<p><b>Check out this week's best new songs:</b>

Gorgeous color photos from the Great Depression show life in one of America's darkest times

The US entered the Great Depression — one of history's great financial calamities — in the late 1920s, and the country spent most of the 1930s mired in a debilitating economic malaise.<p>It ultimately took the outbreak of World War II to help the US wrench itself out of the protracted slump.<p>Photos of …

13 major differences between successful and unsuccessful people

In 2014, Dave Kerpen, chief executive of Likeable Local and author of "The Art of People," received a postcard that illustrated the traits and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful people.<p>The card came from fellow Entrepreneurs' Organization member Andy Bailey, the chief executive of Petra …

The counterintuitive reason that doing nothing can make you more successful

But what if the opposite were true?<p>As Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala argues in her new book, "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success," we can be more effective if we take time to do more of nothing.<p>It's a radical idea, but one that's actually …

A Glass of Blessings

There are drinks for joy and drinks for sorrow, and for me scotch is a drink for the mellow exhaustion of a rough day gallantly bested.<p>During a …

This is usually the best strategy for investing

How often do you hear someone on the TV or read in an article that the guru opining on the topic is suggesting that <i>"doing nothing"</i>, is the best course of action. It's either a buy or a sell, otherwise the publisher, or producer, won't use that particular guru in the article or segment. <i>"Doing</i> …

21 Lost Gentleman Traditions That Still Apply Today

By onSeptember 16, 2014 in Dating<p><i>Note: This is an article about lost gentleman traditions: honor, respect, courtesy, and manners. It’s for men, by a</i> …

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If you own 1 dividend stock for the next decade, you might want it to be this

<b>The yieldco you need to know about</b> <b><br>8point3 Energy Partners</b> (NASDAQ:CAFD) is the yieldco launched by <b>First Solar</b>(NASDAQ:FSLR) and <b>SunPower</b> (NASDAQ:SPWR) earlier this year. The company owns solar projects with predictable cash flows and long-term contracts to sell energy primarily to utilities around …

Here's what wine you should be drinking, according to how you take your coffee

The way you drink your coffee can say a lot about your preference for fragrance, aroma, body, and acidity.<p>You can take those preferences and apply them to lots of other foods and drinks, including wine.<p>We asked Paolo Meregalli, owner of popular New York restaurant Mulino a Vino, to give us his wine …

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Posted on Apr 19th, 2018<p>Modified Route for Super Bulldog Weekend<p>Due to road closures during Super Bulldog Weekend and The Cotton District Arts …

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9 Ways That Cities Are Creating Tech Communities That Support Civic Innovation

These are the cities that are the best and worst at working with local startups for the benefit of all involved.<p>How can cities truly embrace technology to improve their operations and provide better public services? Despite no shortage of focus on this question, cities–with their entrenched ways of …

People are so obsessed with this household decluttering method, they're using it to transform their offices, too

Marie Kondo is a lifestyle celebrity in Japan known for helping people decrease clutter and straighten up their homes for good.<p>But her decluttering methods aren't limited to homes — they can be used to tidy up any space, including offices.<p>Kondo's book — "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The …

Doing these 9 uncomfortable things will pay off forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-betterment.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you slightly …

The most popular liquor in every state

BARTRENDr, a social app for drinkers to connect with one another, analyzed data from its 700,000 users to determine the most popular liquor brand in every state based on posts and photos of the liquors its users like to drink.<p>Forty-two states named some brand of whiskey as their most popular, with …

A new startup claims that '90 percent of our clients see their anxiety decline'

"It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact," he told me.<p>Soon it got worse. Redding, a 28-year-old salesman in Seattle, found himself freaking out during normal, everyday conversations. He worried any time his boss wanted to talk. He would dread his regular sales calls, and the …

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This activity, usually considered a distraction, can boost your memory up to 29%

The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash among those who'd argued for years that drawing is integral to literacy.<p>"When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive," says the designer Milton Glaser, an author of a 2008 monograph titled Drawing Is Thinking. "And …

Pickering's wife: RV 'second home' at Disney

State Auditor Stacey Pickering said he purchased a recreational vehicle for his campaign in part so his family "could spend as much time together as …