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15 biggest cruise ships in the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Symphony of the Seas, an 18-deck cruise ship measuring longer than a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, sailed out of port for the very first time this April, it smashed yet another size record in the cruise industry.<p>But the current largest passenger ship in the world is hardly one of a …

Royal Caribbean

Revenue reversal coming: Major Social Security change projected to start in 2022

This will be the first time in 40 years this has happened.<p>Without taking anything away from Medicare, Social Security is arguably the most important social program in this country.<p>For many of the more than 62 million beneficiaries -- 42.8 million of which are retired workers, as of March 2018 – …

Retirement

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

Retirement

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

Retirement

Mark Cuban: This is 'the best investment you can make'

In a recent interview with MarketWatch, billionaire Mark Cuban shared the best investment anyone can make: "Paying off your credit cards. Paying off …

Personal Finance

Put Your Best Foot Forward with these 8 Sock Subscription Boxes

It finally happened. We have reached peak subscription box.<p>Since 2012 when the first fully-realized subscription boxes hit the internet, the sheer …

Clothing

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

The 50 Best Moments in Sci-Fi History

These are all the moments that made our favorite films truly memorable.<p>We've written about our favorite films of all time, but they'd be nothing without these memorable moments that make them worth watching again...and again... and again.<p><b>Warning:</b> <i>Some of the clips feature intense violence, mild</i> …

There Are Almost 200 Stephen King References on This Poster—Can You Name Them All?

Thanks to <i>It</i>, <i>Gerald’s Game</i>, the upcoming <i>Castle Rock</i>, and even <i>The Mist</i> and <i>The Dark Tower</i>, Stephen King is hot in Hollywood again. But just because the …

The evolution of surgery over the last 100 years is horrifying and astounding

As early as 1906, doctors were performing fairly complex operations on patients. Rudimentary x-rays allowed unprecedented views inside the body, …

End of the World? Ultimate Doomsday Cabin in Alaska Seeks $159K

If you’re in the market for the perfect doomsday cabin in the woods, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better property than this fully stocked Alaskan home.<p>If you’re in the market for the perfect doomsday cabin in the woods, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better property than <b>Kevin Cross</b>’ lakefront …

Real Estate

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

4 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About a 401(k)

These details can help every saver make an intelligent retirement plan.<p>The 401(k) is one of the best tools for retirement savers, so it's important …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

4 personal finance rules you should know by heart

These are four of the most important things you can do to live a financially healthy life.<p>There are tons of personal finance tips, tricks, and rules that can greatly improve your financial well-being. However, some are more important than others. Here are four personal finance rules in particular …

Personal Finance

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can -- and How to Do It

There may be more good reasons to retire than you realized, and you may be able to afford an early retirement, too -- here's how.<p>Many, if not most, …

This all-in-one coffee maker costs less than most of us spend per month at the coffee shop

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Like most people who spend too little time asleep and too much time trying to stay focused on work, I tend to drink a fair amount of …

The Best Reason I've Seen to Claim Social Security at 62

If you're in this situation, then claiming early is a "win now, win later" scenario.<p>There's a lot of controversy about when the best time to claim …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order

Marvel Universe

Living and Loving Through Loss: Beautiful Letters of Consolation from Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Words of comfort and compassion from Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dickens.<p><i>“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be,”</i> Joan Didion wrote in her classic memoir of loss. But however uncertain its guise may …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Leadership

Desert Rain House in Oregon is one of the greenest homes in the world

There’s a new contender for the world’s greenest home: Desert Rain House in Bend, Oregon. Designed by Tozer Design, the LEED Platinum home recycles …

Design

How to Become a Millionaire - It's Not out of Reach for Many Americans

Steps to Become a Millionaire<p>For Many Americans It's Not Out Of Reach<p>Updated March 03, 2018<p>If the headline of this article "How To Become a …

Personal Finance

LeBron James says Gregg Popovich is greatest all-time NBA coach

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James has faced Gregg Popovich in three NBA Finals, and on Saturday night he will play his 24th regular-season game against him, …

Basketball

Top 10 Motivational Apps That Will Help You Nail Your Resolutions | Inc.com

With the annual renewal of the year-long calendar comes a natural renewal of our resolve to be better people: eat better, workout more, call our loved ones regularly, and meet our professional goals. Though we may have started the last year with best of intentions, we're only human, and everyone …

Motivation

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Personal Finance