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I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

24 Ways To Save, Find And Earn Extra Money With Minimal Effort

What would you do with an extra $100*? Maybe you would go to a concert or treat friends to a round of drinks? I would probably spend it on food. Whatever you would choose we can all agree that a crisp $100-bill would be nice. Probably not life changing, but nice.<p>With this in mind peruse the list of …

Personal Finance

Stanford Researcher: This Small Psychological Change Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

Faye Wong's 9-year-old daughter reveals selfie secrets and mum's luxury home on social media

BEIJING - China's latest social media star is a nine-year-old expert on the art of the selfie - who also happens to be pop superstar Faye Wong's …

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Powerwall batteries to 'change the world'

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla founder Elon Musk just unveiled Tesla Energy, an ambitious plan to power the world with a new design of home battery called …

Clean Energy

The global renewable energy boom: how Australia is missing out

<b>Australia is lagging behind the world's major economies when it comes to renewable energy generation despite having enough renewable energy resources</b> …

The easier path to getting rich

Growing up, I was a terrible baseball player. Far better with my feet than with my hands -- soccer was my preferred sport -- my Little League career consisted of bunting to get on base.<p>All of 80 pounds, I'd be lucky to hit a ball into the outfield. Being short, my strike zone went from my ankles to …

Is Your Business Ready for the World's Emerging Middle Class?

Is it time for us to rethink how we perceive the global middle class? Currently, more than half of the world's middle class population can be found in the Western world. However, recent reports and studies have consistently shown that the global share of the middle class is shifting.<p><b>Global</b> …

The Price of Staying Alive For the Next 3 Hours

How much do you reckon you’d pay not to be dead three hours from now? That probably depends. If you’re 25 and healthy, a whole lot. If you’re 95 and …

Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kabocha squash is made for purées.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 oz. pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage<p>1 2-lb. kabocha or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into ½” pieces (about 3 cups)<p>1 …

Recipes

3 Perfect Tokyo and Kyoto Itineraries

While there are countless worthwhile tourist destinations spread throughout Japan, like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Mount Fuji, most travelers only have …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Designing User Interfaces for Your Mother

<i>Editors note: This is a guest by Tony Gines, Director of UX/UI at iFixit, user interface designer, team leader, husband, dad, and martini consumer.</i><p>It happens about once or twice a year. I travel over to my mother’s house for a visit and, about two or three hours in, she says something like “Hey, …

Build better sites by telling stories

I’m sure you’ve heard of personas and scenarios, but let’s start with a quick explanation of how they are useful in the design process:<p>A persona is …

Behaving like animals: The Bonobo and the Atheist | Tessa Kendall

Is human nature a beast that needs to be tamed? Should we "throw out Darwinism in our social and political lives"? Or are we naturally altruistic, …

What Makes A Home Office Functional And Great To Work In

Most people feel the need to have a home office. Whether you’re working from home or you bring work home with you or if you simply need a space where …

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