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This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

Rent or Buy in New York? Compare the Costs

In Manhattan’s East Village, buying an apartment beats renting within four years. In the Soho area just a few blocks away, it would take 31 years …

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

UI Focus: The Transatlantic Trends survey 2014

World Order 2.0 | Council on Foreign Relations

by Richard N. Haass via Foreign Affairs February 15, 2017

Rieger Report: The Uncorrelated

Why worry? New highs for the U.S. stock market indices will keep coming, right? Just in case, this might be a good time to examine asset classes that …

Investing

Seven Relaxation Techniques when You Are Stressed Out

Adulthood can be very stressful, and we would all avoid the rigors of adulthood if we could. Thinking about paying bills, keeping in touch with …

Self-improvement

Does apple cider vinegar help acne? It's kind of a miracle tonic

It may not sound like the most desirable way to wake up in the morning but believe it or not using apple cider vinegar as a toner for your face can …

Divorced parents who pit children against former partners 'guilty of abuse'

Divorced parents who "brainwash" their children against ex-partners are guilty of “abuse”, the head of the agency that looks after youngsters' interests in family courts has said.<p>Anthony Douglas, chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), warned against …

Sociology

Charley Ellis and Burton Malkiel: "The Elements of Investing" | Talks at Google

I Started a Lazy Bullet Journal and It Low-Key Changed My Life

If you've never heard of a bullet journal, let me fill you in. The idea: You have one notebook that works as a to-do list, diary, and habit tracker. …

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

Breaking News, World News & Video from Al Jazeera

Shia leader meets political rivals in Baghdad as Iraq enters period of negotiations for formation of next cabinet.<p>01:49<p>Venezuela<p>Vote under way in Venezuela election amid opposition boycott<p>Middle East<p>Iranians look for hope in Europe's promises<p>by Zein Basravi<p>Turkey<p>What's the fuss about Erdogan's …

Middle East

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

Jeremy 'the Wizard of Wharton' Siegel explains why his bullish call for stocks didn't materialize this year

<i>I spoke with Jeremy on Monday, November 30th.</i><p><b>In our</b> <b>interview</b> <b>on November 24 of last year, you said the fair value of the S&P 500 was approximately 2,300. On that day the S&P closed at 2,064 and on Friday it closed at 2,090, which is a 1.2% gain. Now that's short of your forecast, but in fairness,</b> …

New Study Shows THIS One Thing Makes a Happy Couple

Being genuinely happy for your partner seems like a given. When they get that big promotion they’ve been after or finally run that eight-minute mile they’ve been working on, you should be just as stoked as they are. But we’re human and let’s be honest, sometimes if something doesn’t directly …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.<p>In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: <b>They self-educate by reading.</b><p>"Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first …

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And …

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Larry Summers has a major warning for the US economy, and everyone should be paying attention

On Monday, we published Larry Summers' latest op-ed in The Washington Post, which opened with the former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president writing, <b>"This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system."</b><p>What Summers …

Kerry: Two years left to reach two-state solution in Middle East peace process

The chance to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel will be lost within one to two years, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, has said …

Top Ranked Dividend Stock HBHC is Oversold

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Hancock Holding Co. …

Map shows London in different light

The map, published on the Londonist website, which covers news and events in the capital, shows each of the city's boroughs according to the first coherent result in Google’s auto-complete options.<p>The outcome of the research seems to suggest many boroughs are less than desirable places to live, …

Syrian jets 'attack' Lebanese town

A Syrian helicopter has flown 20km into Lebanon and fired on an area on the outskirts of a Lebanese town, officials and residents say.<p>"Two rockets were launched, though no casualties were caused," Ahmad Fliti, deputy mayor of Arsal, told AFP news agency on Wednesday. "There are several houses in …

Stockman fires back at Krugman, critics

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Fresh off an explosive essay in the New York Times, a debate with former Obama official Peter Orszag and a torrent of …

10 Signs You're Burning Out -- And What To Do About It

Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it’s what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it.<p>I’m of the mindset that while I may not be the smartest or …

Stockman\’s doomsday market scenario finds some detractors

When Israel starts exporting natural gas, Cyprus and Lebanon could be the big losers

Israel has started its first flow of natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, one of the most frenzied new hydrocarbon plays in the world. The players—including former hydrocarbon have-nots Cyprus and Lebanon—are invoking large numbers to describe the outsized economic impact of the gas. But …

Natural Gas