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6 Key Attributes of the CEO You Need for Your Business

Business founders need to look hard at the CEO attributes in successful businesses, and decide if they are ready to tackle that role, or find and hire an outside candidate.<p>Every business needs that ultimate leader and decision maker at the top, commonly given the title of Chief Executive Officer …

Team Building

How to Build a Go-Cart With Simple Tools and No Welder

Just because you don't have a welder doesn't mean you can't build your own mini driving machine.<p>Acquiring tools is a lifelong process. You probably started as a teenager with some screwdrivers, a wrench set and a hammer—but a welder is one of the last things you add to the collection, if you ever …

7 YouTube Workouts That Will Help Heal Your Sport Injury

Injuries and chronic pain are two of the BIGGEST bummers when it comes to training for one of the coolest races in the world, having finally hit your groove in the free-weights area at the gym or completing a hardcore new circuit training workout. Though coming back from tough times definitely …

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11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

How to Get a Perfect Credit Score

What is a perfect credit score? Using the popular FICO scoring method, the magic number is 850, which is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. By learning how the FICO formula works, we can get some insight on how to get an 850 credit score, or close to it.<p>Unfortunately, the specific formula by …

Parenting Advice from Real-Life Porn Star MILFs

To celebrate Mother's Day, we asked some of the top porn moms in the business, including Holly Halston, Kayden Kross, and Bonnie Rotten, to share their best parenting tips.<p>Porn stars are just like us. Really. They might make more money, have more sex, and enjoy their jobs far more than most people, …

Easy IKEA Hack: Wood Wrapped Kallax Cube Shelf

Hello! It’s me, Corinna from A Designer At Home. As always, it’s a joy to be here today to share an easy Do-It-Yourself project. I’m not a furniture …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Is real estate the best way for a young family to build wealth?

<b>Question from Roger, 33, of Toronto:</b> Is real estate the best way for a family to build up wealth? We have children, age 4 and 2 in daycare, and a combined income of $125,000. We struggle to make ends meet every month and often our expenses go over our budget. We are still paying off our student …

Secret DIY Gun Compartment Hides Behind a Mirror

Gun safes are great for securing firearms, but not so great when you need quick access. This gun compartment doubles as a living room mirror, which hides them in plain sight.<p>Home firearm storage mostly consists of safes and ugly cabinets. This DIY secret gun compartment doubles as a living room …

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

Personal Finance

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

Everyone's Painting Their Own Abstract Art & You Should Too

Have you ever looked at a cool painting and thought to yourself, "I could totally make that"? Don't get me wrong–if you have some extra spending …

Designing Your Home with Kids in Mind

Welcome to the third installment of our <b>With Kids in Mind</b> series! This week we’re focusing on home design that honors both your style and the needs of …

Debt Collectors Make a Killing on the Debts of the Dead

When someone dies, their debt doesn't just disappear—and in some cases, debt collectors resort to bullying, deception, and manipulation in order to get the money they're owed.<p>It was five days after Teresa Van Deusen's sister died when the letter from American Express arrived, offering condolences. …

Here’s The Average American’s Annual Budget After College

The typical entertainment budget? $202 a month.<p>Albert Einstein once said that the most powerful force in the universe was compound interest. Anyone …

Personal Finance

I'm a Family Psychologist and These Are the 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes I See

<i>Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common parenting mistakes.</i><p>What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children's mental and physical health …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Am I a stressed, tired, rushed dad? Yes. But I'm also enormously thankful

They say that most couples fight over money. But I’m convinced the biggest showdowns happen over chores.<p>My wife and I are one argument away from making lists to track who does more. It’s a running gag that — after making breakfast, packing lunches, cooking dinner, helping with homework, supervising …

Preventing Mom Meltdowns

As mothers, we know how to keep our kids from dissolving into a tantrum: Not overscheduling them, getting little ones down for naps on time, keeping a regular bedtime, and making sure they are well fed. If we do our best to stick to these habits, it's more likely that meltdowns will be kept to a …

10 Easy Do-It-Yourself Photography Hacks

Kai and the crew over at DigitalRev are at their goofy antics again. This time their latest video has them running through ten easy photography hacks …

Photography

The Best Book About Fatherhood

There isn’t much great literature about being a dad. But I’ve finally found a writer who captures fatherhood as I live it.<p>Karl Ove Knausgaard is 46 years old, father of four, a Norwegian living in Sweden. In between bouts of childcare he has written up his life in six volumes, titled (with a weird …

The Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Productivity

How to download a copy of your Google search history

While Google has always made it possible to easily see your search history online, this is different — Google's new tool will send you a downloadable archive of your search history, which can be stored offline.<p>We first saw this trick over at unofficial Google blog Google System.<p>Now, it's important …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

At the Thermal Club, wealthy gearheads will have private vrooms

In the shadow of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a private playground for some of the nation's wealthiest gearheads is rising out of the desert heat.<p>A refuge for classic Maseratis or screaming new Ferraris, the Thermal Club will stretch over 344 acres of land, half an hour from Palm Springs. A 4.5-mile …