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Here's what Warren Buffett said when Tony Robbins asked him how he got so rich

Billionaire Warren Buffett hasn't always been as incredibly rich as he is today. In fact, 99% of his wealth was earned after his 50th birthday.<p>The investing legend has been slowly building his fortune over the years, and today, the 85-year-old billionaire is one of the richest men in the world, …

Investing

Apple spent 2015 in beta

Everything needs more focus and more time<p>The <i>Gizmodo</i> headline last week was blunt, in the way that the best Giz headlines are blunt: Everything Apple Introduced This Year Kinda Sucked. It's worth reading; it is surprisingly easy to make the argument that everything on Apple's huge list of new …

Smart TV

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks

Today in Our Company Chatroom: Which Pasta Shape Will Reign?

Things have been fairly quiet so far in the company chat room this week—nothing much out of the ordinary, just some "extra coffee!" announcements, a brainstorm about what to do with coffee grounds, and a couple of confessions. Until today. It all started with a quick question from Merrill:<p><i>Want a</i> …

Modigliani nude sells for $170 million, second-highest price ever paid at art auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Modigliani nude painting was sold to an unnamed Chinese buyer at Christie's on Monday for $170.4 million, the second-highest price ever for a work of art at auction, as deep-pocketed collectors continue to pay, and pay big, for some rare masterpieces up for sale in this …

Fine Art

New Apple TV stacks up as best TV streaming device ever

by Brian X. Chen<p>I never imagined I would get hooked on reading comic books on a TV screen. That changed last week after I picked up a new Apple …

Boeing made a laser cannon that kills drones

Worried about a future in which the skies are filled with drones? Now there’s a way to fight back: portable laser cannons.<p>Boeing has developed what …

New Mexico

Ready To Launch A Startup? Try This Unpopular Piece Of Advice First

Before you start moving fast and breaking everything, consider taking it slow and doing this first.<p>When young people ask me what one piece of career advice I would give them, I reply, “Work for a big company.”<p>This advice is not popular, and there is no shortage of articles that encourage the …

Employment

The Emergence Of The "Location-Independent" Virtual Financial Advisor

Executive Summary<p>For its entire history, financial planning has been about sitting down across from clients, face-to-face, and talking them through …

Financial Planning

A Handy Hot Dog Style Guide Visualizing the Different Ways People Eat Frankfurters Around the World

Jess Kapadia of Food Republic and artist Mike Houston have created a handy guide visualizing 40 different ways that people eat their frankfurters …

Hot Dogs

Mortgage firms go for advice cross-sell

Mortgage businesses with financial planning arms are seeking to purchase additional loan books in an effort to redirect more clients to in-house …

Episode 3: How to Communicate in China - David Thomas

Woz says Apple would never hire him or Steve Jobs today

Steve Wozniak thinks he and co-founder Steve Jobs could never have found employment at the company they created together, had they been in their twenties in 2015.<p>“I look at the experience and education levels you need to get a job at Apple today and I think, ‘Well, Steve Jobs and I never could’ve …

DrawAttention Turns Laptop Covers into Whiteboards

Further extending the seemingly infinite capabilities of your trusty laptop is DrawAttention: a creative add-on that requires no internet or batteries, nor does it have operating system compatibility issues. It's in fact, a simple sticker decal that transforms a laptop cover into a …

eReaders

RIO

El Capitan in #Yosemite #NationalPark (#California) glows at sunset. This effect is known as #alpenglow, and it commonly occurs @YosemiteNPS during the winter months. iPhone photo by Kari Cobb. #nofilter

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

National Parks

The Road to Zion

Nearly 75% Australian fund managers missing targets

Despite consistent stock market highs this year, most large-cap fund managers in the U.S. have been unable to match the returns of the S&P 500 - and …

Investing

Banks join up with competitive technovator ‘frenemies’

by Randall Smith<p>Employees at MasterCard thought they saw a ­drop-off in credit card volume at one of their merchants, a legal services provider. …

These Famous Sights Look REALLY Different From New Points Of View

Some of the most famous sights in the world are so often photographed from one angle that we don't even know what they look like from others. Although some views are really beauties, often the other sides of these landmarks are equally stunning.<p>So next time you see yourself in front of these …

The Mac's Second Act: From Obscurity to Ubiquity

Whether at the office, at a coffee shop, a college campus, an airport or a conference, Macs seem to be everywhere today. And, for those of us who were around tech in the late ’90s, that's pretty remarkable.<p>When Apple announced its most recent earnings, the big surprise was the performance of a …

New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi

"LinkNYC will be the fastest and largest free municipal Wi-Fi deployment in the world."<p>Say goodbye to New York's public pay phones and hello to one of the largest public Wi-Fi experiments ever. A new city plan dubbed LinkNYC will replace public pay telephones with a console that provides free …

Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal

One evening last May, Mark Zuckerberg invited David Marcus to dinner.<p>It wasn't the first time PayPal's soft-spoken French CEO had been over to …

The 2 Most Important Things Successful People Do At The End Of Every Workday

If so, you may want to reconsider your end-of-day routine.<p>"The last 10 minutes of your workday have a strong influence on your next day at the office," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive …

Success

Want To Retire With $US1 Million? Here's How Much You Should Already Have Saved

We recently looked at how much money you would need to be saving each month in order to be able to retire at 65 with a million dollars assuming you …

Retirement