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You Can Travel Canada By Train With Unlimited Trips for $150

If you need a summer adventure, you could do a lot worse than being able to travel anywhere in Canada over the course of a month for just $150. In …

We'll get you in golf shape in five weeks

You've probably dumped your New Year's fitness resolution by now, but don't let it bother you. With golf season ramping up and the Masters only five weeks away, we've asked Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear to put together a "crash program" of exercises to get you ready for golf season.<p>He …

Golf

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

Add Lag to Your Swing for Mammoth Drives

If distance is your issue, lag might be your solution.<p>LAG BEHIND FOR MAMMOTH DRIVES<p>You're arrow-straight off the tee. Just one problem: Your arrow …

Golf

How to Write a Screenplay: The Basics

<i>The information below is meant to be a general guideline on how to properly format a screenplay. Industry standards may vary slightly and many</i> …

Filmmaking

A lot of people are complaining about the iPhone 7's battery

Which published the results of a test into the iPhone 7's call time and internet use time, and it found that the phone performed worse than the Samsung Galaxy S7, the LG G5, and the HTC 10.<p>It tested the phones using a phone network simulator, a 3G call, and a web page that continually refreshes.<p>The …

Mobile Technology

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology

The big problem new retirees run into

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As a retirement planning coach, I often find new retirees making a common error: they …

10 Reasons "Beat By Beat" Should Be In Your Screenwriting Arsenal

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, <i>Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters</i>, will be available nationwide <b>Aug 1</b>. It's written for screenwriters by a pro screenwriter, featuring story insights never published before--revelations that address character and structure issues screenwriters …

How to Bring Your Brand Back From the Dead

Several brands like Lego, Mini, Nintendo, and Volkswagen have all been able to come back from the brink of death. Here is how yours can as well.<p>There's absolutely no way that you haven't noticed the dominance that Marvel has had recently. The company has become an entertainment juggernaut that has …

Got a Mac and a Samsung TV? Now you can AirPlay Mirror without an Apple TV

If you have a Mac and a Samsung Smart TV, AirPlay mirroring to the TV would usually require an Apple TV. But now there’s an app for that …<p><i>Mirror for Samsung TV</i> is a $9.99 Mac app that allows you to stream whatever’s playing on your Mac screen to any Samsung Smart TV from 2012 onward. That is to …

Smart TV

The best time to start taking Social Security

<i>People say you should hold off taking Social Security until full retirement age or later rather than starting benefits early. I disagree. I think I can do better by taking benefits as soon as I can and investing them, even if I earn only a modest rate of return. And if I invest more aggressively I</i> …

Retirement

4 Unknown Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or Higher That Retirees Should Consider Buying

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>One of the most difficult financial decisions seniors will make in retirement is how to balance their investment portfolio so that it offers a healthy dose of income potential while minimizing risk to their principal. Dividend stocks with 10%-plus yields …

Investing

Jordan Spieth's David Feherty impression is fantastic

The fun shenanigans of #SB2K16 have been well documented, but now that it's over (It's over. . . right?), it's time to talk about the best part of this epic trip. And to us, that had to be the impressions of golf announcers done by the guys.<p>Smylie Kaufman showed his versatility by doing a pretty …

Golf

3 ETFs To Fund A Happy Retirement

They’re two deadly mistakes I see retirees—and non-retirees—make again and again: being seduced by so-called “safe” investments and overpaying on fees.<p>Fees, in particular, can be a killer. A recent study found that even a 1% annual fee would pluck $70,000 from a typical worker’s retirement account …

Investing

Warren Buffett's right-hand man gave a dark warning about American finance

According to the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, we have "a vast gambling culture, and people have made it respectable."<p>Basically, the stock market is a casino, and too many people want to get rich quickly. He said:<p>There's way, way too much of that in America. And too much of the new wealth has …

Charlie Munger

5 Great Dividend-Growth Stocks To Buy In April

Looking for an easy way to boost your portfolio’s long-term returns? Here’s one: buy and hold top-quality dividend stocks—especially those that raise their payouts every single year.<p>Analysis from Ned Davis Research backs that up: from 1974 through 2014, non-dividend-payers eked out just a 2.6% …

Investing

New Extraordinary Ballpoint Pen Drawings on Maps and Vintage Letters by Mark Powell

Mark Powell's ballpoint pen drawings are hypnotic in their extraordinary detail, and his application of the commonplace tool lends an intrinsic simplicity to his work. Making use of vintage envelopes, maps, and newspapers (some of which date back to 1756), Powell forgoes the traditional canvas and …

Digital Art

Every 25-year-old in America needs to see this chart right now

In its 2016 Guide to Retirement, J.P. Morgan Asset Management included a powerful illustration of how compounding returns lead to huge differences between investors who start out young and those who wait until later in their careers before seriously saving.<p>JPMorgan shows outcomes for four …

Investing

Does taking your pension in a lump sum makes sense?

Getting ready to retire can be a strangely stressful time, even for folks who objectively have done everything right in regard to saving and …

The 5 year retirement countdown

Yearning to retire in five years? Now’s the time to get serious about planning for that transition.<p>If you haven’t started planning, you’re not …

Artist Delicately Cuts Paper to Look Like Whimsical Illustrations

Artist Parth Kothekar produces paper masterpieces with nothing more than a knife and a pair of steady hands. Sketching out his designs on single sheets of paper, with a simple paper-cutting knife in hand, he transforms his fragile medium of choice into intricate, incredibly delicate pieces of art. …

Amazing

Here's why you should buy gold ahead of the 2016 election

A mega-gold bull.<p>This started in 2005. I was making markets in ETFs at the time and—as head of the ETF desk at Lehman Brothers—I signed the firm up to be one of the early authorized participants in the SPDR Gold Shares fund (GLD).<p>I was pretty excited.<p>It may seem quaint now, but at the time there …

German History

Gymnastics Gets Filthy In Legendary Ad Director’s First Feature Comedy

The list of successful film directors who have jumped from advertising to film and back is a long one. David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Bennett Miller, Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, Sofia Coppola, Lauren Greenfield, Doug Liman, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Harmony Korine, and on and on. But there …

Conan O'Brien

Here's why raising the retirement age for Social Security is a terrible idea

As part of its effort to keep the public apprised of the facts underlying policy prescriptions, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has issued a new primer deconstructing one of the oft-heard ideas to improve Social Security's finances: raise the retirement age.<p>The brief by CBPP senior …

Retirement

Storing Body Cam Data is the Next Big Challenge for Police

There are nearly 18,000 state and local police departments in the United States, and almost one-third of them are now putting body-cameras on their …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin …