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The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

People really need to take a deep breath. Folks are getting all het up about the pope's decision on the death penalty. "If he changed this he can …

Pope Francis

Estate planning tip: Give your money away as early as possible

While President Trump’s proposed tax plan includes repealing the federal estate tax, we will believe that when we see it. Until then, there are three …

Patsy Cline, Alison Krauss, and Now…Rhiannon Giddens

A veteran member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens steps out on her own with a solo record that convinces you she can sing …

Creating Epic Conferences

The challenge of many conferences today is that they are like local, indigenous populations using their native tongue trying to talk to foreign immigrants. The traditional conference experience is out of touch, disconnected and using an outdated model. It fails to connect with today’s …

How to Ask Your Prospect Amazingly Powerful and Insightful Sales Questions

<b>by Ryan Taft</b><p>Recently, my wife Melissa and I were out and about looking at new homes. After looking at a few, I asked Melissa what she thought of her …

New Home Sales

How to Get Your First $1 Million in Sales

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Tyler Bosmeny is the co-founder and CEO of Clever, which is a fast growing company in the education space. He recently gave a talk at Sam Altman’s How to Start a Startup class at Stanford University describing how startups can get their first $1 million …

Customers

Opinion: This is why Mark Cuban is wrong about the tech bubble

There’s a lot of talk about investment bubbles these days. Today I’ll touch on three instances of bubble fever.<p>Before we begin, it’s helpful to …

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Financial advisers are in the crosshairs

Will the other shoe drop?<p>For the past decade, fund investors have eschewed actively managed funds, those that aim to beat the market. Instead, they …

The Human Impulse to Dehumanize

British TV personality Katie Hopkins was born with a very unfortunate nose. Her proboscis is roughly the size of a toucan’s beak. Blonde-haired and …

Responsive Web Design

When you have your own website, there are plenty of decisions you have to make. The Responsive Web Design infographic from Verve gives helpful …

The Means to Make Unlimited Chocolate

Zen and the art of fund management

I'd like to start by making a confession: it's never been easy being me. Managing billions of dollars of other people's money and countless millions …

These DIY Garbage Disposal Cleaning Cubes Keep the Sink Fresh

It's not hard to keep your garbage disposal clean, but if it could smell better too, there's no reason to cut up a lemon or buy a cleaner just for …

Shop your way to free gasoline

In an effort to help people combat rising gas prices, local newspapers and radio stations across the country have taken to reporting the cheapest …

How to find an adviser you can trust

Finding an adviser is the easy part. Finding one that you can trust? Aye, there’s the rub.<p>Consider the findings from a recent Employee Benefit …

Could Therapy Culture Help Explain Elliot Rodger's Rampage?

The most striking revelation about Elliot Rodger, the alleged Santa Barbara shooter, is that he had been in therapy for most of his life.<p>A family …

VirusTotal Uploader for OS X Scan Files for Malware from Your Desktop

Mac: VirusTotal, the awesome malware checker that scans files using over 50 different antivirus programs, is finally available on the Mac—so you can …

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of …

6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy

I hate to admit it, but people annoy me pretty regularly. Not only strangers and acquaintances, but those dear to me, as well! What’s wrong with …

Batch Delete Photos in iOS from the Moments Section

In most areas of iOS' Photos app, you can only delete photos one at a time. What a pain. However, if you go to the Moments section, you can actually …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

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 …

Investing

Investors pull money out of equity, plug it into cash and bonds

Use Louis CK's 70% Rule to Avoid Decision Paralysis

We make a lot of decisions every day and, if we're honest, not all of them actually have clear cut, objective right and wrong answers. To get past …

Privacy Badger Protects You from Online Tracking

Firefox/Chrome: You already know that everyone is out to track what you do on the internet, and there are tons of great tools to protect yourself. …

Jumpr

A 6,000mAh external battery pack that can also jump start car batteries. Aside from its 5V 2.1A USB charging port, Jumpr also has a 12V 150A-350A …