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5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

High-tech features on new cars drive up auto insurance rates

The gee-whiz gadgets on new cars — the backup cameras, the large touchscreen controls, the blind-spot monitoring — make us all feel a little safer about navigating the roads.<p>But high-tech, advanced safety features come at a fairly steep price, so they're driving up car insurance rates, too.<p>"If …

Faster Than Excel: Painlessly Merge Data into Actuarial Loss Development Triangles with R

(This article was first published on <b>R Programming – DataScience+</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>The objective of this post is to create a …

How to extract data from a PDF file with R

(This article was first published on <b>R-posts.com</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p><i>In this post, taken from the book R Data Mining by Andrea</i> …

Get Your Kids Coding With Sony’s Clever Building Blocks

Forget everything you think you know about programming: the long hours behind a screen, the lines of code stacking up, all that time spent debugging …

7 Habits Of Truly Resilient Couples

If you can find some humor during the tough times, you're on the right track.<p>In any relationship, even the very best ones, couples will encounter problems big and small ― everything from day-to-day stresses like bills or bickering to bigger ones such as losing a job or a sick loved one.<p>One thing …

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

In his 1974 interview with ABC News, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke painted a picture of how computers would change our way of life by the year 2001. One of his many extraordinarily accurate predictions: “Any businessman, any executive, could live almost anywhere on Earth and still do his …

What You Need to Know About Starting a Business With a Co-Founder

Building a business is hard--here's one way to make it easier.<p>Building a business is lonely and hard work. Always, it's made easier by having a partner by your side. When it works, the equation looks like: 1+1=3. Here's why:<p>Having a partner increases your commitment level. Making a commitment to …

Loneliness

The Key to Success Is Not Having More

Ask most people to describe the path to success, and their answer will likely call for “more” — more money to buy things, more time to do things and …

Alvin Toffler Saw The Future Before It Arrived

Alvin Toffler, the noted futurist, passed away last week. He was 87. Toffler saw it all before it happened. Through his seminal books, <i>Future Shock</i> (1970) and <i>The Third Wave,</i> (1980) he accurately predicted the trajectory technology and society would take -- from centralized, mass industrial …

Linus Torvalds

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Books

Five watches under $1,000 that will stand the test of time

Brace yourself: the most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

To properly understand globalization, you need to start 200,000 years ago.<p>Richard Baldwin skillfully takes on this daunting task in a new book, starting all the way back with the hunter-gatherers. For too long, he says, traditional analysis of trade has been too narrow, he argues.<p>The economist, who …

Globalization

Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens.<p>That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and …

Parenting

Relax Before Bedtime with This 20-Minute Yoga Routine

Yoga as a bedtime routine can help you relax, fall asleep quicker, and get more rest so you wake feeling refreshed. If you don’t have a routine that …

Yoga

11 Sleeping Apps to Help Insomniacs Rest Up This Holiday Season

Although we LOVE the holiday season, finding time to do everything on our Christmas to-do list can be hella stressful. From planning the Christmas dinner menu to buying (and wrapping) gifts for him and her, there’s just too much to do… and not enough time to do it. But since stress can have …

J K Rowling

Allstate Has Agreed to Buy This Gadget Warranty Firm for $1.4 Billion

Property and casualty insurer Allstate said on Monday it would buy SquareTrade Holding for about $1.4 billion from a group of shareholders that …

Venture Capital

Relationships Get Complicated When Women Are The Breadwinners

Oh, how fragile is the ego of a man. We must never let him feel like a bonsai in a grove of California redwoods—no, he must always see himself as a towering tree, magnificent in comparison with his female partner. At least that’s what you might assume from a new Harvard University study showing …

Instantly Free Up Storage On An iPhone by Downloading (Then Deleting) a Huge App

GIF<p>Earlier this year, a little trick was discovered on iOS where if you attempted to download a large movie, iOS would clear up junk storage for you …

iOS

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

This 63-year-old wants to diversify his portfolio with his life’s savings

Keith describes himself as a single guy with $1.2-million to invest thanks to his previous well-paying job, spartan lifestyle and visceral aversion to debt. He owns no real estate and lives in a bachelor apartment in a Toronto-area neighbourhood.<p>Keith worked in corporate communications for 17 years …

Teaching Critical Thinking: A Metacognitive Approach

<b>William W. Wilen and John Arul Phillips</b> <br>A primary goal of social studies is to prepare students to make informed decisions on public and political …

Pedagogy

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Why Sex Decreases After Marriage and How to Increase It

Why Sex Decreases After Marriage and How to Increase It<p>Updated on November 24, 2016<p>Not all couples experience an exponential drop in their sex lives …

Relationships

How to Become a Search Ninja: Harnessing the True Power of Google - Part 1

Can't find that ever-elusive result you've been searching for? Tired of thinking there's no way to find a result without wading through …

Respected Designers Share 25 Books You Must Read To Improve Creativity

Recently I interviewed respected designers and asked them about the books that influenced their thinking and skyrocketed their careers. Then Visme reached out with an infographic they made to illustrate these interviews.<p>Here is an infographic featuring 5 designers sharing their top 5 books ranging …

Vincent Van Gogh

Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Just like any other ability or competence that you wish …

Critical Thinking

5 Books That Will Instantly Give You a PhD in Productivity

Read these five books to instantly become a productivity master.<p>Becoming productive is one part art, one part science. There are some best practices out there, but most people have to determine what is going to be the best for them through a process of trial and error.<p>One of the best ways to get …

5 Must-Read Business Books To Become Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship<p>Every entrepreneurs starts their life with a dream to become successful millionaire. To achieve success in entrepreneurial life and …

Communicating at Work: Strategies for Success in Business and the Professions

The 11th edition of <i>Communicating at Work</i> enhances the strategic approach, real-world practicality, and reader-friendly voice that have made this text …