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Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Physics

The best red wines to match your budget

We're into statement-wine season. By which I mean posh labels and nosebleed prices, not necessarily liquids that have much to say. Sometimes the two don't intersect.<p>I hope that doesn't sound too cynical. I've been wowed by many trophies while previewing a Santa's sleigh-worth of holiday-timed …

Are habits the secret to happiness?

Turns out a better life rests on habits<p>After every trip to the bathroom when he’s at home or in a hotel room, BJ Fogg will get down on the ground and …

Emergence of ‘the forever campaign’ evidence our democracy is becoming a competition run amok

Democracy is a simple solution to an age-old problem — how to get rid of people in positions of political power once they’ve outlived their …

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Lazy Portfolios grant peace of mind to 95 million investors

Want to invest with peace-of-mind? “Think like an amateur,” says Fidelity’s all-time fund manager Peter Lynch, “if you think like an institution, …

Investing

10 things winemakers won’t tell you

<b>1. You’ll be just as happy with the cheap stuff</b><p>We’re number one! In 2013, Americans consumed 321 million cases of wine—up 15% from 2005, according to …

Wineries

Take the edge off summer’s sizzle with some surprising white wines

In a world increasingly smitten with full-bodied reds, it's gratifying to see a few white styles elbow their way into the spotlight. Restaurants around the globe are once again taking part this season in a movement known as the Summer of Riesling. Instigated by New York restaurateur and …

Annuities vs RRIFs: six questions answered

Nothing provokes some investors so much as a kind word for annuities.<p>Last week's article compared an annuity's payout with that of a registered retirement income fund (RRIF) and concluded that "annuities deserve more of a role in retirement planning."<p>This rather tepid observation drew a flood of …

Fifteen things successful entrepreneurs do every day

The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement.<p>If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your business, dedicate time and energy to improve your daily …

Time Management

Are you making bad choices with your money?

Most of us know we could make improvements to our finances. But we’re either not sure where to start, or we’re worried about the time and effort that …

Personal Finance

Twelve (mostly free) web tools for entrepreneurs

Of the infinite resources available on the Internet, there is still nothing better than <i>free</i>. Below are 12 (mostly) free tools that can help build your business:<p>1. <b>1M/1M</b> offers access to the extensive startup network and collective knowledge in Silicon Valley to entrepreneurs everywhere. I know, …

Small Business

10 things life insurance agents won’t say

<b>1. You actually have too much life insurance</b><p>Americans bought more than $1.6 trillion in individual life insurance coverage in 2013, according to the …

Retirement

How to Watch Netflix USA in Canada with This Free VPN on iPhone, iPad

If you’re a Netflix Canada subscriber, you may already know the U.S. Netflix has a greater selection when it comes TV shows, movies and more.<p>If you …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Hey graduates, here are 7 keys to a happy life

Last week, I was in St. Louis to watch my son graduate from Washington University. What fatherly advice do I want to pass along to Henry, as he …

Happiness

6 biggest risks to your retirement security

What worries you most about retirement? Well, if you’re like most retirees and pre-retirees maintaining the value of your savings and having your …

Retirement

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Photography

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

Why taking breaks will make you more productive

Ann Gomez was frazzled on Monday, Remembrance Day, as she rushed through tasks and prepared for an 11 a.m. presentation. But before the Richmond Hill, Ont.-based productivity consultant began her talk, her group observed a preplanned moment of silence. As she paused, her mind released itself from …

A clever way for working seniors to beat the taxman

<i>Tim Cestnick is president of</i> WaterStreet Family Offices<i>, and author of several tax and personal finance books.</i> tcestnick@waterstreet.ca<p>My grandfather once told me that 75 is a great age – when you're 80. The truth is, my grandfather enjoyed his senior years. He used to say "the older you get, the …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …