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21 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Self-improvement

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Success

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Why do we get car sick?

Ever felt queasy, nauseous or ill while riding in a car? Greg Foot explains why you feel that way, and offers a solution.<p>Car sickness is essentially the same as sea sickness or air sickness - it all comes under the banner of motion sickness.<p>Basically your brain is receiving conflicting signals from …

Two Reasons Why Copying Successful People Won't Make You Successful

Before you read another article on how you can be more successful, please consider that doing so may actually be unproductive without a proper frame of reference:<p>We wake each day on a quest for personal validation that we apparently believe is found in someone’s definition of success. We then …

Fall Gear Guide: The Best Gear for Autumn Adventure

As the days grow crisp and cool, the leaves begin to turn, and the trails seem freed from the masses of people, Fall beckons us into the great …

Backpacking

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This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Author Vaclav Smil tackles the big problems facing America and the world. Andreas Laszlo Konrath<p>"There is no author whose books I look forward to …

Rob Carrick's ultimate investing guide for Gen Y

The more money you have, the more attention you get from the investing industry.<p>Young investors are pretty much invisible to Bay Street, then. Bank branches will sell mutual funds to anyone with a pulse and $500 to spend, and investment advisers will often take their clients' kids on as a courtesy. …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Looking to invest in a tropical paradise? Here are 5 property markets

<i>The following article is from</i> Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.<p>Buried treasure can be found in the Caribbean, and you don't need a pirate ship to find it. The treasure comes in the form of affordable real estate in five sub-tropical markets primed for growth. These areas are all poised to …

9 Reasons Why Beer Is Even Better Than You Thought

Happy National Beer Day!<p>In honor of this great and extremely important holiday, we've decided to round up all the reasons why you should love this awesome drink. It turns out that beer has many uses you may have never known of before. Did you know that in many places in Europe people use it to …

90 hours in the 'death zone': One man’s brave actions on an uncompromising mountain

Straddling the China-Pakistan border, K2 is a monster of a mountain, the world's second-highest. It commands a terrified respect – and presents a chilling statistic: One of four who try to reach its summit will die in the attempt.<p>In 2008, the so-called Savage Mountain was the scene of one of the …

7 Of The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures On The Planet

We think of the water as a maritime wilderness. Little do we realize that beneath the surface are the most bizarre ocean creatures on Earth.<p>Source: …

China's Killer Hornets Are Enormous And Horrifying

You do not want to get stung by one of these.<p>China has a major wasp problem right now. Over the past three months, 21 people have died as a result of wasp stings in the province of Shaanxi alone.<p>The killer variety responsible is thought to be Vespa mandarinia, or, "Asian giant hornets." They are …

Money Saving Phone Calls: What to Say If You Miss a Credit Card Bill

<i>How many times have you logged into one of your credit card or bank accounts and seen a bogus charge or late fee appear out of nowhere? You wanted to</i> …

19 Idiotic (But Real) Travel Complaints

A vacation is supposed to be your time away from the crazy. Remind me never to travel to any of the same vacation spots these people have booked. I'll take that upgrade and trade you a bus tour of "OH MY GOD THESE PEOPLE ARE NUTS!"<p>--<p>These are actual complaints received from dissatisfied customers …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Built to echo the romance of European citadels, these historic Canadian railway hotels recall a time when packing dozens of trunks and a butler or two was the only way to travel: http://bit.ly/18LxR4x Where in Canada do you dream of travelling to?

7 Best Money Tips from Warren Buffett

Chances are, you know who Warren Buffett is. He’s one of the richest men in the world, and he’s famous for his ability to spot a good investment. …

Personal Finance

13 Highest Paying Bank Jobs

If you want a high-paying career, consider choosing from a range of finance jobs in the banking industry. Although the field can be a bit stressful, …

Rogers $50 Plan: Nationwide Calling, 1GB Data, $5 Off for Students [Quebec]

Rogers has offered a new regional wireless plan for Quebec customers only. Here’s what it includes:<p>Unlimited Canada-Wide calling<br>• Unlimited SMS/MMS<br>• Call …

BYOD

The 96-minute rule, and other timely tips

Your work day today might be the traditional eight hours, or stretch to 10 hours or more. But imagine if only 96 minutes really counted.<p>What would you do in those 96 minutes, and how would you protect that precious time from external foes (colleagues, business partners, customers) and the foes …

Canada Housing Boom In '9th Inning'; Will Market Crash Or Coast?

OTTAWA - Canada's much-watched housing market is sending out mixed signals these days — even for analysts.<p>A spate of fresh data and yet one more …

Top ten time management tips for entrepreneurs

Running a business is difficult. Starting one with little support can be nearly impossible. Add to that family commitments and personal commitments, and you'll quickly start to feel overwhelmed. But there is a two-word solution that most successful business owners will tell you is key to their …

10 Of The Best Men's Magazines That Will Make You A Better Human

Dedicated readers might love us as much as they love their mothers, but we like to be realists here at D’Marge. An old fashioned slab of tree in your …