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How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Johnson & Johnson - How To Quit Working In 8 Years With $1.5M In Savings - Part 2

<b>About living simply and saving</b><p>Hereunder are selected extracts from comments on Part 1,<p>Ted Fischer - "Will also note to those who might be younger, it …

Investing

How To Maximize Your Social Security

Are you counting on a handsome monthly check from Social Security to help fund a financially comfortable, worry-free retirement for you – for life?<p>If so, I urge you to attend an important and new <i>Forbes</i> webcast, <b>Social Security Playbook: New Rules, New Strategies, Highest Benefit Checks</b>, to be …

A guide to drawing down your savings in retirement

The approach of retirement should be an exciting time for 50- and 60-somethings. But when the issue is your finances — and whether you've saved enough to last the rest of your life — excitement can quickly be overridden by anxiety.<p>One of the first decisions retirees must make is how much of their …

How Do I Make My Savings Last in Retirement?

A financial adviser explains how a 3-basket money system keeps you safe.<p><i>In this series, Tips from the Pros</i>, <i>MONEY taps the collective wisdom of expert</i> …

3 Rules for Picking the Perfect Retirement Age

Countless working Americans look forward to retirement and the idea of escaping the daily grind. But the decision to retire isn't one to be taken lightly. Pull the trigger on retirement too soon, and you could wind up in a situation where you're strapped for cash, bored, or just plain unhappy.<p>There …

Boost Your Blood to Boost Performance

The fluid in your veins carries everything you need to ride strong and feel great. Here's how one writer learned to fill it with the right stuff.<p>As a mountain bike racer, I’m pretty familiar with the sight of my blood. But barring blood donations—both accidental and intentional—I’d never thought a …

The Perfectly Packed Pack

14 essentials you need for every ride<p>When was the last time you checked the contents of your hydration pack? Take 10 minutes to clean house and replenish your supplies—chances are you've accumulated unnecessary items, or used up your mountain biking essentials. For a two-hour ride in predictable …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

163-The Impact of Your Savings Rate on Your Time to Financial Independence (A Tribute to the Value of "The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement")

I spent years consuming personal finance literature and the idea of saving 10 to 20% of my income was hammered into my head. That is the standard …

Winter blunderland: don't make these winter cycling mistakes

Winter is the start of the cycling season, the time of year when you do the work needed to prepare yourself for summer. It’s also the hardest time of …

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You've finally reached retirement. Your days of fighting rush hour traffic to get to the office are over. But now you face a new challenge: How much …

Retirement

Seven amazing things you didn't know Strava could do

1. Strava Local<p>New to a city and want to find the most popular local loops? Then Strava Local is your friend. These city guides are now available for …

Do cyclists pay their fair share?

“Cyclists need to start paying their share for using the roads!”<p>This is a common refrain from bike haters — but guess what? We already do pay our …

Cycling

PowerTap Brings on the Triple Threat

New crank- and pedal-based power meters, and updated G3 disc hub, from one of the original power pioneers<p>When compared with truly venerable technologies like the wheel or indoor plumbing, the history of measuring power on bicycles isn’t really very storied—but for what it’s worth, PowerTap has been …

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out …

Half-life: 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, a scientific debate rages on

<i>This article was taken from the June 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

So long as you train, you can maintain and (hopefully) build your fitness levels. However, stop training and your fitness levels will steadily …

GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series

GoPro's in-house production team travel the globe with some of the world's best athletes and produce videos like the Hero 3+ launch, currently …

Belle Knox: “I’m a sexual person and that’s that”

Belle Knox, the 19-year-old Duke porn star, on loving sex, losing privacy, tuition — and why she’s misunderstood<p>Miriam Weeks, also known as Belle Knox, also known as "the Duke porn star," is legally an adult. In fact, she just turned 19, an occasion she marked by performing at a strip club. But she …

How to Look More Photogenic for a Camera: Squinching

Think you don’t need to know how to pose and look pretty for portraits because you make it a point to be behind the camera rather than in front of …

Letter to Our Readers

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>Have you ever wanted to save something awesome you found on your Flipboard? Maybe it was a beautiful place you …