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With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

These days, it seems like every card-carrying millennial has cut the cord and embraced the cable-free lifestyle. At first, it seems fun and exciting. …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn from It

Almost a year ago, the Indian government rolled out an unprecedented policy move. Arguably, it was a time when the country was poised for economic success. With $9.49 trillion in purchasing power parity, it was the third-largest (in PPP terms) and the fastest-growing large economy in the world. On …

India

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

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 …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Why French kids are more well-behaved, polite, and autonomous than American kids

If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, consider this: According to Druckerman, French parents have social lives and do things like sleep and have sex.<p>Sound interesting? These Crib Notes provide the book's main takeaways and most actionable advice.<p>How French parents talk to infants<p><b>They are</b> …

The World Is Completely Unprepared for a Global Pandemic

In 2003 a doctor with SARS unknowingly infected several guests while staying at a Hong Kong hotel, and overnight the virus reached across the globe. China is currently battling a bird flu that kills nearly half of the people infected. If Ebola, which transmits through fluids, were spread by air, or …

Disease

Amazon and Walmart are in an all-out price war that is terrifying America’s biggest brands

Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.<p>Last month, Walmart gathered some of America’s biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk. For years, Walmart had dominated the retail landscape on the back of its “Everyday Low Price” guarantee. But now, Walmart was …

Profit

How I live: Organizing my finances

<i>This post is part of a larger attempt to share my personal “systems” that help me organize my life. I’m no expert, but by sharing my system, I hope</i> …

Retirement

Your Ultimate Guide to Investing With Dollar Cost Averaging

<i>“I just don’t have enough money to invest.”</i><p>Does this sound familiar?<p>One of the most common investing myths is that you need a lot of money to invest. …

Can Risk Tolerance Hold You Back From Investing?

Have you heard that stocks are risky? It’s true that some investments are considered riskier than others.<p>That being said, you really should pay …

4 Things the New Leader of an Organization Should Do Right Away

Earning the trust and loyalty of an entire organization is a challenge, but there are things an incoming leader can do to hit the ground running and earn support.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective …

Leadership

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: What should I do with a $1.5 million real estate windfall?

<b>Certified financial planner Jeff Rose answers:</b><p><i>I have close to $1.5 million in cash after a real estate sale. As a senior (over 70), I think I can easily put away half a million and draw about 10% from it from the bank and whittle it down to zero over the next 10 years. That means, $48,000 per year,</i> …

If you want to be a millionaire, it's better to be a software engineer than a pro athlete

There's no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well.<p>But consider this: The career span for an athlete is short and the rank-and-file pros don't get paid nearly so much as the top players. In the NFL, the average career length is 3.5 years with the lifetime earning potential of …

CUT THE CORD: Here's a guide to every live streaming service on the market or coming soon

This last year has seen two live streaming services, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, refine themselves into well-functioning cable TV alternatives. AT&T also presented its own internet TV solution, DIRECTV NOW, but it apparently hasn't worked out the kinks as well as its predecessors.<p>2017 promises a …

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

Body Language

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Innovation

A year ago, I quit my job to start a business — here's what I wish someone had told me at the beginning

My goal was to create a life where I could travel more, learn more, have greater ownership over my time, and work in my pajamas.<p>I spent six months preparing, but I still wasn't prepared for the plot twists, the highs, and the lows.<p>Over the last 12 months, I've collaborated with 29 clients from …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

15 interesting startups to watch in 2017

People are gearing up to say good riddance to 2016, and as the Earth completes another revolution around the sun, we’re all eager to try our hand at predicting the next big thing. Will virtual reality, on-demand services, and bots shine again in 2017? Or will the spotlight turn to messaging apps, …

How to Make Better Predictions When You Don’t Have Enough Data

When Donald Trump first declared his candidacy for President of the United States, most analysts predicted that he has an incredibly small chance of becoming the Republican nominee. Probably the most prominent of these was Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight. He estimated that Trump had a 2% chance of …

Machine Learning

First Solar May Be the Most Undervalued Stock in the S&P 500

While the market has done well this year, not every stock had a great 2016. It's no secret that it has been a rough year for the solar industry, for example. Not even industry leaders such as<b>First Solar, Inc.</b>(NASDAQ: FSLR) have been immune to the carnage. The stock, which traded over $70 early in …

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

How to Make Money in Real Estate Passively

Ever wonder how to make money in real estate passively? Passive income, as many imagine, through real estate is when you make income without any …

How To Generate $112K Of Retirement Income From A $500K Portfolio

Today I’m going to show you an easy way to use the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats—companies that have hiked their dividends for 25 straight years or more—to build a durable income stream you can retire on.<p>But before I do, there’s something I need to tell you about these 50 companies, which are …

5 Smart Apps You Haven't Downloaded but Should

Ask any savvy traveler what his or her favorite app is and you’ll get an array of answers. That’s because the coin phrase “there’s an app for that” …