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10 Best ETFs to Buy for Beginners

If you’re just starting to invest your money, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the best places to begin. Like mutual funds, these instruments …

Investing

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

It can be a double edged sword when investors take control of their own portfolio, and become do-it-yourselfers in the investing landscape. On one …

How to build muscle quickly

One of the most frustrating elements of fitness is that it can be very difficult to gain a significant amount of muscle mass. We’re not talking about being a bodybuilder here, but 5-10lbs of new muscle would be a welcome addition to the physiques of most gym goers, at least on an aesthetic …

John McEnroe springs to Andy Murray's defence over US Open withdrawal

John McEnroe came to Andy Murray’s defence on Wednesday in the debate over the US Open draw, which has taken on a lop-sided feeling since Murray withdrew with his ongoing hip trouble on Saturday afternoon.<p>On Tuesday evening, Rafael Nadal spoke about the “strange timing” of Murray’s announcement, …

Which compact SUV has the best all-wheel-drive system for snow and ice? - ExtremeTech

By on February 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>“And it has all-wheel-drive.” …

Weather

How Apple's Trojan Horse Will Eat the Credit Card Industry

Apple Pay was launched last year, with lots of fanfare and support by the credit card industry. Partnering with the banks that issue credit cards overcame the resistance that early entrants in mobile payments had faced. It also solved critical technology and infrastructure problems and offered the …

12 Tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship While Traveling For Work

If you, like millions of other professionals, frequently travel for business, you might have mixed feelings toward this obligation. While it can be exciting to visit new locations and make interesting contacts, the demands of being away for an extended period can cause both physical and mental …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

University of Florida

Insider’s Guide to Lake Como

Italy’s third largest water body and one of Europe’s deepest, <b>Lake Como</b> has drawn vacationers for two millennia with its lucent waters, mountain landscapes, and Mediterranean climate. Visitors today enjoy lakeside parks, historic villas, and shopping in one of the world’s silk-design capitals. …

Italy

Why Great Women Marry Total Assholes

It might not be fair, but some jerks get the girl. Here’s how to steal their secrets without becoming like them<p>Ever watch a wedding ceremony unfold between your good female friend and the jackass she’s inexplicably marrying? If so, you probably wanted to “speak now”—but instead, you held your …

An Incredible Journey through the Himalayas in Ultra HD

This video, shot from above 20,000 feet in Ultra HD, is about the closest you can get to experiencing the Himalayas without actually visiting. A crew …

What Your Professional Bio Needs to Get Noticed

A professional bio is something that everyone needs, but not everyone bothers to write one. Or they write one once, and then never update it. Or they wait until a conference organizer asks them to send one in, and just jot down the first few things that occur to them.<p>That’s a pretty big missed …

Employment

HP CEO Meg Whitman makes the whole company follow the advice in this book

How do you maneuver and lead such a huge team?<p>Answer: you make all the managers read the same strategy book and follow that books' advice.<p>For Whitman at HP, that book is "Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works" by A.G. Lafley, chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble, who retired from the company in …

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

Margin Call: 5 Moleskine Alternatives for the Notetaker

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Yes, Your Uber Driver Is Judging You

<i>Companies like Uber, Airbnb, and OpenTable have been in the news lately for rating their customers — rating systems that the users themselves are not always privy to. This has caused some consumers to feel creeped out, yes, but it also got me thinking – is this even necessarily in these companies’</i> …

Onyx Ranger Gloves Are Made From Selvedge Denim

We wear gloves so infrequently that it would be easy to drop a few bucks on some standard bland ones and feel set. Well, at least we thought that …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

J.L. Lawson & Co. EDC Top

Some of the best time wasters fit snugly into your pocket and we aren't talking about your smartphone. EDC Tops from J.L. Lawson & Co. take a game …

Copper

New York's Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens

<b>News:</b> the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in Manhattan reopens to the public today after a three-year renovation project including new …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Buying Guide: Orthotic Insoles

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>Put your swaggiest foot forward.<p>12 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Real Life Diet<p>Here's how to eat like a kin—er, prince.<p>By Jay Willis17 hours …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

REV’IT! Opera Motorcycle Jacket

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Jackets<br>• Style<p>The REV’IT! Opera motorcycle jacket is designed as a jacket for the urban motorcyclist (or …

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BN0032 Steel Range by Braun

The Braun BN0032 Steel Range is a minimalist timepiece designed by German-based company Braun. I recently received the watch thanks to Ameico, …

Product Design

Nerf N-Strike Elite: Triad EX-3 Blaster Shoots 75-feet, Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket

Nerf guns will forever has a place in my heart. And in this particular instance not more than a micro dot of space is needed for the very small, and …

10 Clichés About Relationships & Sex That Are Worth Questioning

Assumptions, clichés and narratives our culture has for romantic relationships can play a significant role in how a couple interacts. Here are some …