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6 Things Financial Planners Want You to Know About Investing Money

When I graduated college and landed my first full-time job, I knew I was supposed to save money. I cut costs everywhere I could—bearing a lengthy …

Personal Finance

As Obama Eased Myanmar Sanctions, Some Saw Warnings of a Massacre

Years before a campaign by the Myanmar military targeting Rohingya civilians made international headlines, the warning signs of a potential genocide …

8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

Books

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Exploding Myths About 'Black Power, Jewish Politics'

Many Americans tell the story of Black-Jewish political relations like this: First, there was the Civil Rights movement, where the two groups got along great.<p>This was the mid-1950s to the mid-60s — picture Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm from Selma …

Civil Rights

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Books

Your Résumé Has Only 5 Seconds To Grab Someone's Attention -- Here Is What You Should Do Now

I’d like to offer you some counterintuitive advice: don’t spend too much time worrying or stressing out over your résumé. Yes, I know everyone else tells you to spend an inordinate amount of time writing, rewriting, correcting, asking people to proofread it and offer their comments and advice to …

Employment

It May Soon Be Impossible to Treat Gonorrhea

Two-thirds of countries have reported gonorrhea cases that resist all known antibiotics.<p>Mark King has had the clap so many times he’s renamed it ‘the applause’. The first time King had gonorrhea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up with his five siblings in Louisiana. He had the …

10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Work for Two People (Who Like Leftovers) — Recipes from the Kitchn

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

Gender Bias Results in 239,000 Girls' Deaths in India Each Year, According to a New Study

Nearly a quarter of a million girls under the age of five die annually in India because of neglect related to gender-based discrimination, according …

The Nine Words That Took This CEO From Poverty To The Top Of A $48B Company

Words matter. Words can shape a person’s life and career. They did for Arnold Donald. Nine words took Carnival Corp’s CEO from poverty to the top of a $48 billion company.<p>This summer, Donald celebrates his fifth year as CEO of the world’s largest leisure travel company. One of every two cruise ship …

High School

Woman says she called police when black Airbnb guests didn't wave at her

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier this week, three black Airbnb guests checked out of their rental only to be met by seven police cars.<p>Attorneys for the guests said a woman who called Rialto, California, authorities said she made the call because the departing guests didn't wave to her or smile at her.<p>"They have a …

Justice

Cudjo Lewis: the last survivor of the last slave ship from Africa to America

<i>Cudjo Lewis told his story to Zora Neale Hurston, whose 1931 book Barracoon is now being published for the first time</i><p>One longstanding feature of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature is the Cheltenham Booker Prize, which picks a year before the real Booker began and decides which novel would have …

Black History

The Best Salmon Toppings You Haven’t Tried Yet

Are you bored with your same-old, basic salmon recipes? Try one of these easy, healthy ways to add serious flavor to your fish dinners fast. For each …

How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism.<p>“History teaches, but has no pupils,” the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote. That line comes to mind when I browse in the history section of a bookstore. An adage in publishing is that you can never go wrong with books about …

Native Americans

Cocktail Attire: What It Means & How To Dress For It

As dress codes go, cocktail attire is the one that let's you have the most fun. Here, we break down precisely what it means and how to look your …

10 best grooming items of the week

Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up to get us through the week, but at <i>GQ</i> we believe the best solution to a rainy day is a little self love. Add …

Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

Warmer weather doesn’t mean you need to retire the slow cooker.<p>There’s no denying the power of the slow cooker. It can create rich flavor, beautiful …

My New Favorite Sandwich Recipe for Office Lunches

Lunch is the hardest meal to make. Whether you're trying to get creative with your kid's lunch box, or are just trying to eat something a little more …

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

50 Filling Dinners You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It's rare that anyone gets ready to make dinner on a weeknight and says, "Well, I have too much time on my hands!" So we've combed through our best …

This massacre of black soldiers during the Civil War is reason enough to bring down the Confederate statues

April 12 is the 154th anniversary of the Civil War battle and massacre at Fort Pillow, located on the Mississippi River near Henning, Tennessee. It …

There's one magic substance that will help with America's gut problems

Because you're almost certainly not getting enough of it.<p>You've probably been told you should eat more fiber. But despite a broad-spectrum recommendation for the roughage, researchers can’t say for certain why it’s so good for us, what diseases it actually helps prevent, or how exactly we should …

Nutrition

35 things you should know about money by the time you’re 35

<b>By the time you’ve reached your 30s, you’ve probably heard dozens of financial acronyms and terms thrown around—from APRs to IRAs, expense ratios to</b> …

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

10 Common Mistakes People Make at the Car Dealership

Driving a brand-new car can be one of the great experiences of life. Walking into a dealership and buying one, on the other hand, ranks up there with public speaking and visits to the dentist atop most people’s lists of anxiety-inducing prospects. But it’s not really that scary if you’re prepared …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness

9 of the worst money lies people tell themselves and others

Fellow blogger and $$$ personality, Ramit Sethi, tweeted out a request a few weeks ago, and now that my tiny brain has had time to think about it I'm ready to contribute to the conversation.<p>He challenged us to come up with some money lies we tell ourselves (or worse — others!), and today we debunk …

This is everything boxing champion Anthony Joshua eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has proven he can stomach a fight — but this diet plan shows he can stomach a massive amount of food, too.<p>Joshua is best known for rising off from the canvas to knock Wladimir Klitschko down and out in a heavyweight fight for the ages last year.<p>The …

Parents Poured Hot Cooking Oil on 16-Year-Old Daughter Who Refused to Marry Older Man, Police Say

(SAN ANTONIO) — Investigators say the Iraqi parents of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly ran away from her South Texas home to avoid an arranged …