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Best Ways To Be Successful Investor: The Boring Secret to Getting Rich

The media likes to paint a certain picture of what it means to be rich — huge mansions, expensive cars, high-powered Wall Street or tech-startup-type …

Personal Finance

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels.<p>There’s the excitement — the inspection could be the longest time …

6 secrets for grilling a thick, juicy steak

A thick steak can certainly be intimidating, but it tastes brilliant when it’s cooked correctly. Working with a thicker piece of meat allows you to generously season the outside without turning the meal into a salty mess. The result: a deeply seared, flavorful crust that gives way to a juicy, …

BBQ

How to Build Wealth Smarter: 10 Rules Backed by Science

There’s lots of noise and bad information out there. So, when people learn what I do for a living, I am often asked, “What is the real secret to …

Investing

5 Scientifically-Proven Hacks for People Who Have Problems With Sleep

Not getting enough shut-eye can be a major life problem.<p>Not getting enough sleep can be a major life problem. Housewares retailer Moshells recently surveyed 2,000 people in the United States and found that 64 percent of them feel they're not getting enough sleep, with nearly a third reporting that …

Sleep

Autism rates continue to climb, and experts don't exactly know why

Autism rates in schoolchildren jumped 15% between 2012 and 2014, continuing a two-decade rise, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which does not detail the reasons for the increase.<p>In a count of 11 communities across the United States, about one in 59 …

Autism

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Quantum Mechanics

How to make sure you're investing with the right robo-advisor

You may want to take another look at your robo-advisor to make sure you're investing with the right platform.<p>As existing robo-advisors switch up or …

Investing

南瓜发糕

南瓜发糕原料明细:面粉、南瓜、糖粉、水。步骤做法:1. 南瓜,胡萝卜提前蒸好,用榨汁机榨变成糊状。2. 加入400克面粉,加入50 克糖粉。2克泡打粉。拌均匀。3. 发酵至两倍大。上锅大火蒸35分钟。4. 等待冷却脱模。5. 成品图。6. 成品图。7. 美拍一张。8. 表面用枸杞点缀即可。9. 切薄 …

How to create the perfect résumé, according to a CEO and former Googler

<b>• Résumé tips often focus on mistakes to avoid.</b><p><b>• But Google alum and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel has a recommendation for what you should do that could help your résumé stand out.</b><p><b>• She said you're going to need to avoid generic descriptions.</b><p>A résumé is basically a first impression in document form. So you …

Research Shows This 1 Mindset is Why Some People are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why...<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

Can I Get Social Security If I'm Not a U.S. Citizen?

There's a lot of confusion about benefits for noncitizens.<p>Millions of Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly everyone who works in …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

China’s great leap forward in science

I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of chemistry. He told me that his dream was to get a place at a top American lab. Now, Xiaogang was evidently smart and …

China

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Opinion: How to know when U.S. stocks will bottom, according to eight investing pros

<i>(This column was originally published Feb. 12.)</i><p>Relax, it’s not the end of the world. It’s a spate of wicked market volatility — which might not be …

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You’d be great. But if what’s holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

Opinion: How to survive the stock market correction you know is coming

This bull market will break its long winning streak sometime and turn on investors, probably soon. We all know that.<p>U.S. stocks have gone up for too …

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

Here’s a Better Income Investment Than Rental Properties

Buying rental properties requires an immense amount of capital. For most people, it means getting a mortgage. And then they will have to pay interest …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …