Eric Franklin

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How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

5 “Cash Cow” Dividend Aristocrats Paying Up To 6%

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are great <i>if you’ve already owned them</i> for many years or decades. These stocks have raised their payouts for 25 straight …

Get Ready for Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) to Soar

Energy infrastructure company <b>Enbridge Inc.</b> (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) remains a favourite among short sellers as the second most shorted stock on the TSX …

Want Some New Books for Your Summer Vacation? Bill Gates Recommends You Pack Any of These 5

This summer's recommendations by the billionaire founder and philanthropist tackle some big questions.<p>Bill Gates is a voracious reader of massive proportions. According to an interview he had with the <i>New York Times</i>, he devours about 50 books per year.<p>Unlike the one or two books I pack when …

Books

Better Buy: Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF vs. SPDR S&P Dividend ETF

Does stock market volatility have you feeling low? Dividends can help make it better.<p>As stock market volatility persists, many investors are turning …

200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity

“The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.”<p>A teenage girl grieving the death of her infant daughter is sitting on the almost unbearably beautiful shore of a Swiss mountain lake. Her own mother, a …

5 Stock Picks Under $10 for Millennials

Millennials should be investing.<p>Investing might seem scary at first, so here's a list of five stocks under $10 that are worthwhile to consider, …

Retirement plans need to be simpler: Vanguard founder Jack Bogle

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle wants to simplify your retirement plan by cutting back the clutter in your 401(k) plan.<p>“You could run a retirement plan with three or four choices: a stock index fund, a bond index fund [and] a balanced index fund,” Bogle said during an interview on “Maria Bartiromo’s …

How to Live, According to Anthony Bourdain

How to eat, how to be young, and when to shut the fuck up.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. Bourdain was a real one.</i> <i>Over the course of his wildly prolific career, he taught us so much—about eating, about traveling, and about experiencing</i> …

Bill Gates Wants Elites to Read This Book Right Now

He's giving the world a wake-up call to warn about the ignorance and bias that's driving public policy.<p>Everybody--especially highly-educated elites--assumes their deeply-held beliefs are fact-based. You think that, don't you? I know I do.<p>Well, we all may be dead wrong, according to Bill Gates's new …

How To Beat Fear And Grab 9%+ Cash Dividends

I saw an interesting tweet the other day—someone commenting on how lots of people have no qualms racking up $100,000 in debt to get a university degree but think putting $5,000 into the stock market is too risky.<p>The foolishness of this thinking is evident to anyone familiar with the stock market. …

The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs

How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company Goals<p>How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion …

A Memo to Manafort and Trump: Mueller Already Knows the Truth

Surely you aren’t surprised that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort now stands accused of attempted witness tampering and may forfeit his …

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

12 books you should listen to as audiobooks instead

I've been an insatiable reader ever since I first learned how letters joined together to form words. One tool my grandfather used to teach me how to read was a small tape recorder, and our routine was that he had me practice reading aloud each night into the microphone.<p>Somewhere, there are tapes of …

Books

Billionaire Ray Dalio says these 3 books have 'had the biggest impact' on his life

Billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio has been fascinated with finance since he was 12, when he bought his first stock.<p>He graduated from Harvard …

How To Safely Earn 12-15% Per Year (Dividend Sensei)

The story behind the interview:<p>Dividend Sensei is aptly named.<p>He is on a mission to live fully off of the dividend income from his portfolio. As he …

We finally know what the inside of Tesla's Model 3 looks like, and it's stunning

The wait is finally over.<p>After months of hype and anticipation, Tesla has finally given us our first peek at the interior of the Model 3 and, well, …

The new iPad Pro is pretty great—if you accept it for what it is

I’m trying to write this review of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro using only the iPad itself and Amtrak wifi. It’s a struggle, to say the least.<p>I have WordPress open in Safari in one pane, and Slack in the other. Sometimes I switch Slack out for Twitter, or flick between apps to see what else is going …

IPad Pro

Buffett Wants a Big Deal. Lately, He's Settled for Small Ones

It’s been a while since Warren Buffett struck a big deal, but that hasn’t kept him from settling for smaller trophies.<p>On Monday, investors learned …

Italian 'ghost town' for sale: Entire village available for less than price of a small London flat

The only moment of glory the mountaintop fortress Rocca Calascio has had in centuries of oblivion came in 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke. It then went back to being a sleepy ghost town, isolated among the peaks of central Italy's rugged Apennine hills in the Abruzzi …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

Frank Lloyd Wright in 45 essential works - Curbed

<i>For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the legendary American architect that brought us the Prairie School movement. Join us in exploring</i> <i>all things Wright</i> <i>this week.</i><p>Few figures are as ever-present in American architecture as Frank Lloyd Wright, a …

THE AI WILL SEE YOU NOW

They’re heeeere! Autonomous agents have finally hit a tipping point.<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes</i> …

Evening Sun on the Remarkables

More of The Remarkables<p>You’ll see these mountains make a few cameo appearances inside this timelapse I made in Queenstown! 🙂<p>Daily Photo – Evening …

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks

<b>Prince & the Revolution,</b> <b>Purple Rain</b><br>The first major release of material from the late auteur’s vault expands upon the stellar soundtrack from his 1984 …

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Powerful Way to Beat the Market

The strategy is to track whether companies’ regulatory filings change<p>Companies are a little lazy about what they put into regulatory filings. Investors are profoundly lazy about reading them.<p>Compare a company’s most recent annual report to its previous one, and you will quickly notice the language …

Hot Dogs

How to Invest in an Overvalued Market

Investors have been warned about overvalued markets basically since the start of this stock market recovery. Some people are scared of above average …

Stock Markets

Google Sheets adds automatic charts, Docs & Slides sync, improved shortcuts and more

Google Drive is full of powerful tools, and Sheets is one that many rely on as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Today, Google is debuting several new features for Sheets that are bound to become incredibly useful to its users.<p>The first major update Sheets gets today is the ability to …

Software