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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 …

Investing

A Dominatrix Reveals the Secret to Power Dynamics

A recent New York Times article featured Kasia Urbaniak, a former dominatrix who teaches a sold-out course in New York called “Cornering Harvey: …

Mindfulness

Trump’s Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue

Problems related to online gambling and mishandling taxes prevented John McEntee from gaining necessary security clearance<p>WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday after being denied a security clearance over …

Donald Trump

Here’s more evidence Team Hillary tried to destroy

Something else happened the week of Hillary Clinton’s book launch: the release of more “lost” emails that further highlight her corrupt ways.<p>The …

Huma Abedin

Americans prefer debit cards to credit cards. Here's why that's a mistake

Debit card usage is more common among today's consumers. But those who make debit card purchases lose out on key benefits that only credit cards provide.<p>Americans certainly aren't strangers to credit cards. The average household owes $5,700 in credit card debt, but for some borrowers, that figure …

Personal Finance

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

Donald Trump Jr. slams Michael Moore for asking if Mar-a-Lago opened as shelter during Irma

Donald Trump Jr. fired back at liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who questioned whether President Trump's Florida resort opened as a shelter when Hurricane Irma hit the state.<p>"It's on an island on both the ocean & intercostal and in a mandatory evacuation zone... probably not the best idea, but you …

Donald Trump

‘It’ sets box-office records with the biggest horror opening of all time

Just a week after Hollywood had one of its worst summer movie seasons ever, <i>It</i> came along and rewrote the box-office record books.<p>The first …

Construction

Pinterest's Most Popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When you got home from school as a kid, right after you dropped your backpack at the door, what was the first thing you hoped to see on the kitchen …

Dessert

Why didn’t the US shoot down North Korea’s missile? Maybe because it couldn’t

Pyongyang’s claim that it has tested a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded on a ballistic missile raises questions about how good the west’s defence systems are<p>Perhaps no aspect of national defence is as poorly understood as ballistic missile defence. After North Korea’s shot over Japan last week with …

North Korea

Why was the Russian consulate in San Francisco burning?

When a diplomatic building gets abandoned, things get set on fire.

Houston Rapper Lil' Flip Donald Trump Can't Catch A Break With Hurricane Harvey Critics

Houston rapper <b>Lil' Flip</b> thinks <b>Donald Trump</b>'s haters need to spend less time dogging the Prez and more time pitching in with Hurricane Harvey …

Donald Trump

Moving must-dos

Moving can be stressful, but planning and a little know-how can go a long way. Here is a checklist designed to help make the experience easier.<p><b>Take</b> …

De Tomaso Pantera Roars Up Italian Hillclimb

Built for demolishing courses as if it were a bulldozer<p>There are few now-defunct automakers with as storied of histories as De Tomaso. The company was founded by Argentinian Alejandro de Tomaso in Modena, Italy in 1959, and originally produced prototypes and race cars.<p>It even once built a Formula …

Sports Cars

Notorious Trump supporter David Clarke steps down as Milwaukee County’s sheriff

He hates Black Lives Matter, once called a black CNN commentator “jigaboo,” and allegedly let multiple people, including a baby, die in his jail.<p>David Clarke is no longer Milwaukee County’s sheriff.<p>Clarke gained national notoriety as a major supporter for President Donald Trump and for past …

Donald Trump

Houston flood: What Storm Harvey left behind

About 100,000 homes have been affected by Storm Harvey and the flooding it brought to parts of the southern US.<p>In some areas, the clean-up operation is already underway.<p>Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse walks through part of Houston where the flood waters have receded.<p><i>Watch the full report on</i> BBC …

Extreme Weather

Trump Won't Back Down

What the president is saying by pardoning America’s second-most famous birther<p>At 11:46 a.m. on Friday, August 25, President Trump issued the first of what would become a sequence of 12 tweets that day about the government’s readiness for Hurricane Harvey.<p>Seldom if ever before in his tenure has this …

Donald Trump

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

The Ferrari Portofino Is The New Entry-Level Ferrari

I really like using the words ‘entry-level’ and ‘Ferrari’ in the same headline. They sound weird together, but it’s genuinely a thing that exists, …

Donald Trump

Marijuana social media company Massroots is making a big bet on software

Massroots, a technology platform for cannabis consumers, is acquiring CannaRegs in a stock deal for $12 million, multiple sources told Business Insider on Wednesday.<p>The acquisition allows MassRoots to become a one-stop shop for cannabis businesses to connect with customers and ensure they're in …

Cannabis

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

New York City

Zagat

Anti-semitism 2.0 - why everything always comes back to the Jews

Sometimes, in a particularly unstinting mood, I would rail at an ex-boyfriend, an Anglican-born Englishman from the Midlands. “The world is against the Jews – always has been and always will be!” I would say as yet another Israeli dance troupe was disinvited from a European arts venue, or yet …

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read | Inc.com

Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership skills, and often.<p>No matter how much of a master Tom Brady is at throwing a football, he still goes to practice every day, takes coaching and evolves his skills. Your …

Self-improvement

Tweeting and Fuming, Trump Spirals Further Into Crisis

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>For a presidency that’s already in crisis — see his 36 percent job-approval rating per Gallup or this Thursday’s upcoming testimony by former FBI Director …

Donald Trump

Duterte jokes that his soldiers can rape women under martial law in the Philippines

Three days after declaring martial law in the rebellious southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, and gave a speech to inspire them:<p>“You can arrest any person, search any house,” Duterte told the soldiers Friday.<p>“I alone would be responsible” for …

Asia Pacific

The very culture of drugs is addictive

Getting hooked is not just about chemical properties<p>A Canadian study suggests that people who think that they only use cocaine “recreationally” could be in danger of becoming addicted more easily than previously thought. After taking cocaine, participants underwent a PET scan while watching people …

Cocaine

In these black days, I've finally come round to nostalgia

I used to hate how the baby boomers hijacked popular culture. But after Chris Cornell’s death its not hard to see the 1990s in its own golden light<p>The death of a rock star, years after their prime can have a curious effect of opening a portal and sending you tumbling back into a time when they were</i> …

Kurt Cobain