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The 9 Best Beach Hotels in Costa Rica to Book in 2018

Blessed with an abundance of pristine natural wonders, Costa Rica has become Central America's premier tourist destination. Imposing mountains, lush …

Costa Rica

50 More Things to Do in Amsterdam

The first list of 50 activities for Amsterdam visitors was so easy to compile, I decided to try my hand at another 50; and lo, this list was just as …

What is the Real Cost of Living in Costa Rica?

Many times when we publish articles where Costa Rica is listed as one of the top destinations to retire/live in these articles refer to the country …

This 11-year-old knows way more about cryptocurrency than you

Call him the crypto kid. George Weiksner, an 11-year-old, just launched his own ICO, in between doing his homework, regular kid stuff and bedtime.<p>An …

Cryptocurrency

5 Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

With beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, rugged volcanoes, and amazing hiking, surfing, and kayaking opportunities, Costa Rica was never going to …

Buying a Home in 2017? Don't Forget This 1 Important Step

The homebuying process can be a long one, with many things that need to be done along the way. And while it's not mandatory, obtaining a mortgage pre-approval can make your experience much smoother. Here's what a mortgage pre-approval is, why it's important, and how to tell the difference between a …

Super Bowl 2017: Watch Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show

Lady Gaga just delivered her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. After opening with a patriotic medley, she flew from the ceiling to perform “Poker Face” atop a giant tower. Backed by tons of dancers, she did “Born this Way,” “Telephone” (and no, Beyoncé didn’t show up), and “Just Dance.” She sat …

Music

A day at the Waste Management's 16th is a dream to some golf fans, something well short of that to others

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- What’s it like to spend a day at the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during a spectacularly gorgeous Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Sorry, make that the Wasted Management Phoenix Open.<p>This is the side of the tournament you don’t see on TV (but have probably …

Real Estate Startup OfferPad Raised $260M to Making Selling Your Home Easy

Image it’s 5:00 o’clock and the realtor calls to say she has a seller who is interested in your home and wants to see it within the hour. Obviously, …

Dave Ramsey's 10 Steps to Success

The no-nonsense CEO of Ramsey Solutions is on a mission to get American families out of debt.<p><b>3. Put in the hours</b><p>In every single one of my interviews, this comes up. There is simply no substitute for long hours at the beginning. Ramsey shared that his beginning was “ridiculous.” His day began early …

Entrepreneurship

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want - MIT Technology Review

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy …

University of Pennsylvania

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

Meditation

How to use an iPad as an external display and Touch Bar for your Mac [Video]

As an LG UltraFine 5K Display owner, I’ve been using my MacBook Pro in closed-clamshell mode for the last week. Closed-clamshell mode allows me to drive an external display with the MacBook’s lid closed.<p>While such a setup looks neat and takes up less desk real estate, there are a few downsides …

This app uses a game to fight depression

A game-based app for phones and tablets called Project: EVO seems to help older adults with depression feel better by targeting underlying cognitive …

University of Washington

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

Mindfulness

How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Many of us wonder whether we're saving enough money to retire. It's a tough question to answer, though. Contrary to what some financial gurus might lead you to believe, there's no such thing as a magic "retirement number." Sure, you'll hear that $1 million figure tossed around, and while that's …

Vacationing in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary

Vacationing in Costa Rica: A Suggested Itinerary<p>Updated on January 7, 2017<p>Imagine lying in bed at night and watching as red-hot lava rolls down the …

Central America

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

Time Management

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Don’t buy the MacBook Air

Apple rolled out three new MacBook Pros last month. They look interesting! Especially when it comes to that multifunctional Touch Bar that lives above the keyboards on the two higher-end models.<p>They're also expensive. The most affordable new model starts $1,499, and doesn't include the Touch Bar. …

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

3 Stocks With 30% Upside in the Next 12 Months

A few months back, I advised you to stick to your guns and avoid the temptation to “sell in May and go away.”<p>I hope you followed that advice, because it looks like investors who were duped by this tired old slogan are going to miss out on gains. Here’s how the <b>SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)</b> has performed …

Investing

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

11 wireless earbud headphones that aren't the Apple AirPods

Early impressions of the Apple wireless AirPods had us worried the little white earbuds wouldn't work with non-Apple sources, but the new W1 chip is actually device agnostic. In the company's own words, "AirPods do work with non-Apple devices via Bluetooth. You lose the magic as a result."<p>That …

28 Daily Habits for Success These Executives Swear By

The highest achieving people have figured out that doing the right things day in and out is a recipe for success.<p>Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives about the things they're doing every day which give them an edge, and certain themes have surfaced …

Immune System

10 Things You Should Do Every Day To Improve Your Life

10 Things You Should Do Every Day To Improve Your Life 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, …

Luxury Condo Sales in Miami are Down 44.4%

Foreign buyers aren’t snapping up properties like they used to<p>Figures out of Miami this week showed residential sales are down almost 21% from the …

Real Estate

The One Success Ritual That Daymon John Practices Daily

Daymond John is worth $250 Million. Not only is he the Founder of Fubu and a 7 season Shark Tank Veteran, he is the author of the New York Times best …