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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

European blue chip stocks offer great income opportunities - Barron's | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - European blue-chip stocks Nestle (NESN.S), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), Novartis (NOVN.S) and Unilever (ULVR.L) are expected to be among the best income-producing stocks of 2017, Barron’s said in a report.<p>A Shell logo is seen reflected in a car's side mirror at a petrol station …

An ancient Chinese principle can help you get comfortable with doing less—and make you happier, too

A lot of New Year’s resolutions are aimed at springing into action—whether the goal is losing weight, finding love or moving to a new city. But my main priority now is learning to be still. And the Chinese concept of <i>wu wei—</i>strategic non-action—has helped me do just that.<p>The Tao Te Ching, written in …

Taoism

No, We're Not in a Housing Bubble, and Yes, Home Prices Could Keep Soaring -- Here's Why

Image source: Getty Images.<p>If you own a home and you've visited real estate information websites <b>Zillow</b>, Trulia, Redfin, or any of the like recently, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: Your home is increasing in value at a rate that's far and away higher than the national rate of …

The Top 10 Universities According to Postgraduate Success and Academic Experience

Find out where your university stands in a new ranking of America's top colleges.<p>A brand new college ranking hit the web hoisting students' voices and experiences above admission rates and SAT scores, and perhaps unsurprisingly the usual suspects placed on top.<p>Stanford University secured the first …

College & University

The 27 colleges where engineering students go on to earn the most money

At Columbia University, most undergraduate students must pass a swim test in order to graduate.<p>Engineering students at the school's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, however, are <i>not</i> required to complete the test.<p>The reason? Well, in the event of a flood, engineering students …

How To Set Yourself Free And Live Your Dream!

I often love to start the day reading inspiring messages that lift me up enough to go full speed ahead and start my day off with a bang. However, only once, I read something that made the blood in my veins freeze instantly.<p>When I read this quote, my whole life flew past me. It really does sound …

Compare quality of life: New York vs Atlanta

✕<p>New York<p>New York<p>✕<p>Atlanta<p>Atlanta<p>Add another city<p>Match score<p>Based on your preferences<p>Sign up or log in to compare your personalized match scores<p>Sign …

These Are the Best Bargain Beach Towns

It’s summer, which means most people are heading to the beach hoping for some fun in the sun. And if you’re a frequent beach-goer, you might be …

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CNN

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

Self-improvement

7 Simple and Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself, According to Science

What are the tricks of the trade for motivating yourself? Fortunately, science has the answer to that question.<p>In the world of business, we often talk about the importance of motivating others--our employees, our team, our vendors, our customers. Everyone, that is, except for ourselves. This, of …

Motivation

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

January 2016

9 Things the Most Influential and Persuasive People Do, Backed by Science

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

Self-improvement

Why It's Impossible to Actually Be a Vegetarian

*Technically speaking.<p><i>This article was written by Andrew Smith from Drexel University, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>In case …

Plant-Based Diet

24 ways your office job is destroying your health

And it's not just the tight deadlines, stress-eaten doughnuts, and sneezing coworkers that are doing you in. Even your keyboard can be out to get you.<p>From the printer to your supervisor, the dangers presented in a typical office can have real effects on your physical well-being and mental health. …

Big Science is broken

Science is broken.<p>That's the thesis of a must-read article in <i>First Things</i> magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of …

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring protein in brain

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring a protein which is missing in the brains of dementia sufferers, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science showed that upping levels of the protein IL-33 mobilises the immune system into …

Why Teachers Need To Know The Wrong Answers

Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — oval-shaped — orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year.<p>Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?<p>Lots of kids think it does. Lots of …

Teaching

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TripAdvisor

20 Reasons London Is the Most Exciting City in the World

A wise man once said, 'Once you are tired of London, you are tired of life," and I am pretty sure this is the truest thing ever said. If you can't find something you like to do in London, you are pretty much incapable of finding things to do period. This city has absolutely everything, and there …

England

Europe's 10 cheapest beach resorts for 2016

What’s Better than a College Degree? Mentorship.

<b>[Updated August 2017]</b><p>According to the 2016 Stack Overflow survey of over 56,000 coders, mentorship programs correlate with higher pay than a college …

JavaScript

How to get noticed by Google

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can an average programmer get their resume noticed by Google? What kind of excellence does Google hope to see on resumes?</i> <i>Answer by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Founder / CEO of CareerCup and the author of Cracking the * Interview.</i><p>If you’re <i>truly</i> …

Employment

How I Mastered Photoshop

Processed using Photoshop Layers & Masks – Glen Eilt, Scotland<p>When I was just entering into the world of landscape photography, I would look at …

Landscape Photography

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

datastorytelling

Five pearls of wisdom that will change the way you think about money

Set aside a minimum of 10 per cent of your earnings regularly.<p>"If you follow the beliefs, philosophies, and strategies of the rich and take action, …

Personal Finance