Nick Palko

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5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

20 of the best US housing markets for investing in real estate

HomeUnion, an online real-estate investment management firm, has identified ZIP codes in 20 US metros where investors have seen the highest return on investment and minimal risk over a five-year period.<p>To compile its list, HomeUnion calculated the total annualized return — including projected …

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

This Workout App Will Help You Get Cristiano Ronaldo's Six-Pack Without the Gym

​The soccer star also gives up his top 3 tips for staying healthy<p>The Nike+ Training Club (NTC) app is launching a new “series of athlete workouts that feature holistic health and motivation tips,” according to a recent press release. Their most recent collaboration includes former <i>Men’s Health</i> cover …

How to learn to play the piano in six weeks

In How to Play the Piano, the concert pianist James Rhodes teaches readers how they can learn the instrument in just six weeks. Watch the video above to find out more.<p>Many adults express a desire to learn an instrument, but may have been put off by childhood lessons, the dread of long and tedious …

Piano

Your Next Getaway: Spain's Secret Oasis That Even Locals Don't Know About

The barren, rocky highway twists and turns like a cobra that’s downed a fifth of tequila. This is Nowheresville, Spain, a desert land of sand and …

The Commando Diet - How To Build Muscle & Drop Weight

Your nutrition has a massive effect on your athletic performance and your aesthetics. Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, soccer, …

The science of getting people to change their minds

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the …

Cognitive Science

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …

18 maps that explain America

Happy Fourth of July!<p>As Americans celebrate Independence Day, here are 18 maps that illustrate various aspects of our country's demographics, economy, and culture.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

How To Develop An Effective Marketing Strategy

In business, some entrepreneurs view success in its most basal format. All they want is the ability to earn a living while working for themselves. For others, success takes on far more grandiose terms. It involves the erection of colossal empires that spans the globe with droves of customers and …

Marketing

Three-ingredient Toblerone chocolate mousse that will 'make you weep'

Toblerone is delicious. Chocolate mousse is delicious. So Toblerone chocolate mousse would almost certainly be doubly delicious.<p>Rejoice, then, that …

How to get a six-pack in six weeks

If you’re looking to get a six-pack by July Fourth, you’ll need to start now. It takes six weeks with the right exercise — and food.<p>“The key to …

A 20-something who's banked $170,000 shares the simple strategy that helps him save 65% of his income

That's when he started his blog, the Money Wizard, to track the progress of his goal of retiring at age 37. Two years later and Sean lives in Minneapolis earning a salary of $80,000. His current net worth sits at $170,500.<p>Sean is able to save 65% of his take-home pay, which he puts into his main …

Personal Finance

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the top thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

Aristotle

Goldman Identifies the Most Profitable Stocks for 2017 (AVGO, CMG)

Goldman Sachs (GS) predicts that a combination of higher wages, rising interest rates and inflation will weigh on the profitability of U.S. companies …

Profit

Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and 13 other banks hiring for high-paying jobs like crazy right now

Those three companies are doing some of the heaviest hiring for high-paying jobs in the US, according to Indeed.<p>The job-search engine compiled a list of big banks trying to fill the most full-time jobs that pay more than $100,000. The salary data is a combination of company and user input.<p>Here are …

Basic Math: Get Rich With Simple Stock Investments

One of the interesting things about investing is the oft-repeated truism: It only takes one great investment, held for a very long time, to change …

5 Stock Picks Under $15 to Buy in March

Transocean Offshore, Cliffs Natural Resources, Freeport McMoRan, KBR Inc, and Array BioPharma, may be top low-price stocks worth buying in portfolios …

Stanford University Launches Free Course on Developing Apps with iOS 10

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5 Ways To Get Your Business In Front Of Your Audience

Having a strong online presence is a key factor in having a successful business these days. With so many marketing options available, there are …

This Bank Earned the Most Money in 2016

Image source: iStock/Thinkstock.<p>Given how challenging things have been for banks over the past decade, it's easy to forget just how much money they earn. But while all four of the nation's biggest banks rank among the most profitable companies in the country based on their bottom lines, there's one …

Accounting Basics: 4 Financial Ratios You Need to Know

Banks and investors will typically use financial ratios to measure the performance of your business. They may also be used to gain insight on a company's financial statements. Regardless if you're a finance whiz, it's always best to fully understand the financial state of your business. Use these 5 …

Opinion: These 85 stocks are now on a ‘buy’ list as Donald Trump takes office

Donald Trump’s critics like to claim he doesn’t stand for anything. But that’s just because they haven’t looked hard enough.<p>In speeches, online …

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

This Google Expert’s Top SEO Tips For Job Seekers In 2017

Putting “customer happiness ninja” as your LinkedIn headline—even if that’s your actual job title—won’t do you any favors.<p>When’s the last time you Googled yourself? If you said never, it’s time to start. Recruiters and potential employers are already searching you to decide if you’re a candidate …

31 Free Entrepreneurship Courses Worth Taking in 2017

• 522shares<p>Do you want to launch a business this year? Or may be you need help to grow your business. You can now take excellent entrepreneurship …

Janet Yellen eats the world

Marc Andreessen’s quote that “software will eat the world” has long been famous — with doomsday predictions about Amazon Go and the “end of jobs” making his quote seem more and more prescient. Meanwhile, economists and political leaders around the world continue to hail tech as the key sector for …

Early layoffs and closures in 2017 suggest a rocky year ahead for tech industry

From Microsoft, IBM, and Twitter through Zenefits, Intel, and Autodesk, the year 2016 ushered in some notable “downsizing initiatives” across the technology industry. Throw into the mix heavily VC-funded startups selling for peanuts and high-profile companies closing and selling assets to …

How to Brown Meat So It's Actually, You Know, Brown

By Claire Saffitz<p>No matter what your mom told you, gray taco meat does not count as "browned." Here's how to brown meat so it's crispy and delicious.<p>For the record, when you brown ground meat in a pan, it should be, well, brown and crispy. If it's gray and mealy like mom’s taco meat used to be, …