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3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

Long-Term Unemployed Face 1 in 10 Odds of Getting Hired Each Year

Only one in 10 long-term people who have been unemployed for six months or more are hired every year, according to a Princeton study that affirms the …

Employment

45% Of Student Loans Will Never Be Paid Back, Risks Tuition Fee Benefits

A Government prediction that around 45% of student loans will never be paid back has raised concerns about the benefits of raising tuition fees.<p>The …

Couple Leave Their Jobs to Build a Recycled Windows Love Nest

Photographer Nick Olson and fashion designer Lilah Horwitz are a couple who take their dreams very seriously. They have left their daily jobs to …

Modular Modern COMMOD House is Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

The COMMOD House by ContainMe! is a 100% recyclable modular house made from repurposed shipping containers. The modern home can grow or shrink …

Design

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Tiny homes are popping up all over the place these days, and this particular micro home-on-wheels, fashioned to look like a classic gypsy wagon, is …

Campervans

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p><i>[Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,</i> A More …

Creativity

Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

Public Speaking

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

College Grads Taking Low-Wage Jobs Displace Less Educated

Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high-school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s Corp. that she calls a …

These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners

Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today.<p><b>First off, poverty rates are a lot higher in the</b> …

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FORTUNE — If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now: Big Oil has got some big problems.<p>In a year in which oil remained near historic highs at around $100 a barrel, ExxonMobil (XOM), the all-around best-in-class energy company, said on Wednesday at its analyst meeting in New York that its …

The 10 Coolest Cars of the 1970s

The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today.<p>The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today. Here are the ten coolest 1970s cars, according to you.

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The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …