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10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

Everyone from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Tom Hanks has adopted the meditation technique sweeping Wall Street

When Bob Roth went to Tom Hanks' home to teach him Transcendental Meditation about a year and a half ago, Hanks told him he was shocked Roth didn't have yoga pants and a man bun.<p>Roth, 67, has been teaching TM, as it's called, since 1972 and is often wearing a suit with no tie or a blazer over jeans.<p>…

Meditation

The best places to visit in the US in 2018

Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

Nicollet Mall

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

The Best Neighborhoods in America to Spend a Weekend

When you, the rambling traveler, get your sneakers on the pavement in a new city, you quickly realize a truism about America: Every big city is worth …

Texas

59 Dope Things On Amazon Prime That Have A Cult Following

It's hard to imagine that knife sets and hair brushes could inspire such fanatical enthusiasm, yet scroll through some of Amazon's highest-rated …

Shopping

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Netflix

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

Travel

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Warren Buffett

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Viral

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

Gary Vaynerchuk

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Your holiday reading list: 56 books you won’t be able to put down

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you <i>not</i> stop reading? Here are their eclectic picks, ready …

Never Been Able to Keep a Journal Before? This Is the Journal Format for You

You know journaling is a good idea. Here's how to actually do it.<p>I write about productivity and personal achievement for a living so take it from me: you already know how to be successful. All the good advice? You've already heard it. No doubt multiple someones have told you to meditate, commit to …

5 Ways Big Data is Changing Marketing

There are a lot more than just 5.<p>Big data is more than just a buzzword. In fact, the huge amounts of data that we're gathering could well change all areas of our life, from improving healthcare outcomes to helping to manage traffic levels in metropolitan areas and, of course, making our marketing …

Eat Your Way Through Paradise on this Understated Caribbean Island

It's barely noon on a Friday, and already Rainbow Beach is in full swing. Pinkish vacationers knock back PBRs and Coco Lopez–bolstered cocktails at …

A Photo Tour Of Lonely Planet’s ‘Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2018’

Lonely Planet is the largest travel publisher in the world, giving them enormous influence on people planning trips. Thankfully, they exercise great responsibility. Every year, they gather input from renowned experts and print their <i>Best in Travel</i> book, which highlights those parts of the world the …

European Travel

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Staten Island

9 Recommended Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read

With Christmas around the corner, why not ask for the gift of reading the same books billionaires read?<p>Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day …

Warren Buffett

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid the tourist traps.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many popular urban destinations have up-and-coming neighborhoods that …

The Best Surf Towns in America 2017

<b>1. Haleiwa, HI</b><br>Visions of clean, white-sand beaches, palm trees, and perfect surf usually accompany a first-time visit to Hawaii. But it's not until …

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Inspiring Books That Should Be As Famous As "The Secret"

The power of you.

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

There's a smart way to save for college — and hardly any families are using it

But paying for it doesn't have to be a huge financial burden, so long as you're saving the right way.<p>According to a new report from Sallie Mae, one of the smartest ways to save for college is grossly underutilized by Americans: the 529 college savings plan.<p>It's a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged …

College & University