Sean Ates

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How I built my family's net worth to $1 million

While I still have some debt in the form of a small mortgage, I'm closer than ever to sailing off into that sunset.<p>Today, I'll tell you my story.<p>As far back as I can remember, I was always a hustler and a saver. When I was 7, my parents paid me to do chores around the house.<p>I earned $2/week picking …

Personal Finance

Steph Curry Can't Wait to Face Seth in NBA Game, Already Trash-Talking Brother

When the NBA schedule was released earlier this month, the Curry family wanted to know one thing.<p><i>When do the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings play each other?</i><p>Stephen Curry and the Warriors will begin to defend their title at home on Oct. 27. Less than two weeks later, on Nov. 7, the …

Basketball

Marijuana fights diabetes, another study confirms

A study in the February issue of the journal <i>Obesity</i> found that regular cannabis users had a lower body mass index, lower fat percentages, and lower fasting insulin — adding to the growing body of research debunking the ‘fat, munchie-chomping stoner’ stereotype.<p>Canadian researchers looked at 786 …

Diabetes

You can earn 100 times more interest on your money by using a different kind of savings account

That's because the "big banks" out there — Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, to name a few — usually offer an interest rate of <i>0.01%</i>. Your savings just sit there, growing by a negligible amount.<p>However, if you're using a high interest savings account at an internet bank such as Ally …

Personal Finance

5 Signs Your Marriage Isn't Making You Happy

Women have a tendency to stay in relationships too long. Even when we know we're unhappy we override that gut feeling in the service of commitment, compassion, loyalty, patience and many other feminine qualities that serve us well the majority of the time.<p>While intuition is one of our greatest …

Relationships

Can a (billionaire) hedge fund manager fix income inequality?

On the tony Belle Haven peninsula in Greenwich, Conn., overlooking Long Island Sound, sits a massive neoclassical house that looks as if it could …

Income Inequality

The core factor of success is focus, and here’s how to get it

Peak performance experts say things like, “You should focus. You need to eliminate the distractions. Commit to one thing and become great at that thing.”<p>This is good advice. The more I study successful people from all walks of life—artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists—the more I believe …

Self-improvement

Army kicking out decorated Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim

EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident.<p>The case of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland now has …

Military

Make better cocktails with this LED-covered Bluetooth stick

The idea of using technology to make a better cocktail is hardly new -- companies as big as Google on down to the smallest startups are trying to enable those of us with no mixing skills to make a passible Martini or Manhattan. The latest is the MixStik, an LED-covered stick you connect to your …

Paid In Full: are hip-hop producers being exploited?

A growing number of producers are complaining about being ripped off by rappers and groups who aren’t giving them payment or credit for their work<p>Earlier this week a producer named DVLP announced he was suing Cash Money Records co-founder Baby for not paying him for his beats, including for artists …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Five Ancient Tibetan Rites for Youthfulness and Vigour

“For thousands of years, this extraordinary secret of Fountain of Youth had been handed down by members of this particular sect. And while they made …

How an obsessive recluse blew the lid off the secret technology authorities use to spy on people's cellphones

It's called "Stingray," and it's a device used by both federal and state law-enforcement agencies to gain access to citizens' cellphone data.<p>Even though we're now getting a better sense of what Stingray does, we still know little about how this technology became known to the public.<p>A new radio …

Surveillance

Tupac’s Death Orchestrated By Head Of Death Row Security & Others, According To Former Detective

In a news piece titled “A Former LAPD Detective Thinks He Knows Who Killed Tupac,” Vice writer Jeff Weiss listed seven theories surrounding the death …

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Copyright

Woman's breast implants held 1.5kg of cocaine, say Colombian airport police

Discovery made on X-rays after 22-year-old passenger embarking for Spain was pulled out of security line, according to authorities<p>A Honduran woman carrying 1.5kg (3.3lb) of liquid cocaine in breast implants was arrested at the airport in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, police said.<p>Paola Deyanira …

Airport Security

Inside the mind of Bernie Sanders: unbowed, unchanged, and unafraid of a good fight

He is the rising star of the battle to be the Democratic nominee for president. But who is the real Bernie Sanders? His close friends and family shed new light on what is motivating the 73-year-old senator, while never-before-seen documents from his first foray into politics – as a Vermont mayor – …

Middle-class

53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature

"All this happened, more or less." —Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut<p>2. "The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes."<p>—<i>Girl at War</i> by Sara Nović<p>3. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

Ayahuasca, Psychedelics and Marijuana: A Critical Look at the Psychedelic Movement

Guest Writer For Wake Up World<p><i>Reflections on Ayahuasca.</i><p>In December of 2013 I visited the Peruvian jungle with two of my best friends. Spending time …

11 you-need-these-right-now brownie recipes

For brownie lovers (everyone with a soul), the mere sight of a pan of brownies can cause hysteria. Don't even think about letting it cool for more than a couple of minutes. It's important to get just the right piece, and then grab five more.<p>And those corners? The ones you bite into to find they are …

Delaware decriminalized marijuana this week: Here are the states that may be next

Delaware Gov.<p>Jack Markellsigned a bill Thursday that decriminalized marijuana use, and a host of ballot measures and legislative initiatives could push other states closer to decriminalization or legalization before the year is over.<p>The bill, which passed the state Senate by a vote of 12-9 on …

The Feds just made the largest ever healthcare-fraud bust

The nationally coordinated bust is the largest ever for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, "both in terms of the number of defendants charged and loss amount," according to the FBI.<p>"These are extraordinary figures," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a press conference. "They billed for equipment …

Health Care

Obama on the Charleston shootings: Sympathy alone 'is not good enough'

"Racism remains a blight that we have to combat together," President Obama said at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in San Francisco on Friday.<p>The Charleston shooting, as Obama described, left nine churchgoers dead after "congregates invited a stranger into their place of worship" who …

San Francisco

I Fell Out Of Love With Hip-Hop, And That’s Okay

Throughout middle school and most of high school, all I listened to was mainstream “alternative rock.” For me, this meant Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Stone Temple Pilots, followed by Green Day, The Offspring, and Blink-182. Everything changed, however, when I decided to buy Wu-Tang’s classic debut,</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

One of America's biggest grocery chains is on the brink of death

The 156-year-old chain was once America's largest grocer with more than 15,000 locations.<p>Now, it has fewer than 400 stores and it's struggling to stay in operation.<p>"Bids for A&P were due last month as part of an auction for the company, but no viable offers for the entire chain were received," …

Trader Joe's

The Week in Review: NAACP Leader Sparks Conversations About Race

Rachel Dolezal resigned from her position as head of the Spokane, WA, NAACP chapter this week after she set off a media and cultural firestorm. Dolezal was born to Caucasian parents and spent much of her life identifying herself as a white woman. However, as her commitment to black causes and …

Patriots cut Fred Davis

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Veteran tight end Fred Davis, who was attempting a comeback with the New England Patriots after missing the 2014 season because …

NFL

Bond Street, a 2-year-old startup that just raised $110 million, is making Wall Street sweat

Like Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lender that went public in 2014 at an $870 million valuation, Bond Street is eating into the business of some major banks by making loans to small businesses.<p>It just pocketed a whopping $110 million investment from Jefferies investment bank and Spark Capital, where …

Startups