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4 Financial Habits of Highly Successful People

Farnoosh Torabi shares some of what she's learned in reporting for her new podcast.

Stephen Covey, author of the wildly successful book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, wrote, “Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.”

It’s true. …

Money

5 Reasons Never to Pay Off a Mortgage Early (and 1 Reason You Must)

Whether to pay off a mortgage early is an important decision. For some it’s a question of whether to allocate some extra cash each month to the …

Mortgages

Elon Musk explains why living off a dollar a day as a teenager convinced him he could do anything he wanted with his life

Long before SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gained a net worth of an estimated $11.9 billion, or before he became a millionaire at 28 after selling his first company, Zip2, he lived off just a dollar a day.

Forcing himself to live mainly off hot dogs and oranges wasn't the result of poverty or some …

Elon Musk

The Only 10 Slides You Need in a Pitch [Infographic]

Putting together slides for your pitch? You really need only 10. Guy Kawasaki offers tips for what each should include. Read the full article at …

Guy Kawasaki

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.

Imagine if all you needed to put out …

Engineering

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is the hub for eating, …

Beaches

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.

The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

Travel Deals

These are the times during life when people are happiest

Some people say that we are happiest as children, free of adult pressures and responsibilities. In reality, most Americans over 60 are in better emotional health than those under 60. So really, most old men aren't all that grumpy:

Not only do we get happier as we get older, but people with a …

Happiness

Women Are Dyeing Their Hair Gray To Catch The New #GrannyHair Trend

Let's just clear the air here for a moment: Grandmothers have always been cool.

Fact of the matter is, all the things that younger people talk about …

Grannies

Every Quentin Tarantino Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

One of the most critically lauded directors of the past 25 years, it's hard to believe Quentin Tarantino is only turning 52 years old today (March 27).

A master of his craft, Tarantino had already won the Palme d'Or -- the top prize at Cannes -- for "Pulp Fiction" (1994) by his early 30s, and that …

Quentin Tarantino

The Mind-Bending Photoshop Creations of 500px Prime Photographer Caras Ionut

Caras Ionut is one of those rare photographer/Photoshopper hybrids whose work stands head and shoulders above even some of the best retouchers. Some …

How to get a new job in 90 days

According to the Department of Labor, U.S. non-farm labor increased by 3.3 million in the past 12 months. However, as shown by the current JOLTS …

Job Interviews

44 Ways To Make More Money

Usually, people who want to bolster their finances trim their expenses.

But cutting costs only goes so far. Unless you already make a lot of money and spend like a bon vivant, most people can’t eke out that much more from their budget by decreasing expenses. Plus, the more you retrench, the more …

Money
Success

Amazing Tattoo Creates Illusion Of Peeling Skin That Reveals Geometric Patterns

Image via Facebook video screenshot
This insanely detailed arm tattoo made by UK tattoo artist Tony Booth of DABS Tattoo creates an amazing …

Tattoos

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

Eric Barker writes Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are flourishing. They feel their lives are fulfilling, meaningful and brimming with potential.

17%.

Via The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and …

Happiness

Education Is Not Great Equalizer for Black Americans

Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans into their social class.

In the story of the American Dream, education and a good job are supposed to erase the class differences into which we are born and open opportunity to anyone …

Wealth

The Most Beautiful Home Audio Solution Available

We love a good SONOS speaker or portable bluetooth sound box as much as the next guy, but if you're looking for a home audio solution that's …

High Fidelity

One Simple Tool For Controlling Loudmouths In Your Team Meetings

Have you ever been in one of those team meetings, virtual or face-to-face, where a few big personalities just dominate the space? They usually talk louder than everyone else, and if the boss or team leader isn’t speaking, all you hear are their thoughts, their ideas, their yeas and their nays. The …

Leadership

Guys Learn The Horrible Truth About Spanx

I'm sorry to say I use almost every one of the '25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work'

One of the most popular stories on Business Insider right now is this one from LinkedIn contributor Dr. Travis Bradberry:

25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work

Naturally, I read the story.

And I learned that I use almost all of the 25 annoying phrases I'm supposed to stop saying at work.

I …

Henry Blodget

HireAHelper Compares Movers by Price and Options

Web: HireAHelper makes comparing your moving company options easy by putting all the information in one place. Choosing movers is always a hassle, …

Cool Stuff

The Sales Director Who Turned Work into a Fantasy Sports Competition

Now that everything we do at work can be observed, measured, tracked, and reported — thanks to sensing technologies and cheap processing power — more organizations are relying heavily on “the data” to manage employees’ performance. They’re striving to assess people strictly on merit: how productive …

Sports Industry

9 Ways To Speed Up Your Career Advancement

Career advancement is harder than it used to be. During the decades after World War 2, steady economic growth meant many opportunities. Today, many …

Employment

Great Leadership: How Leaders Can Get People to Tell the Truth

Guest post from Peter Romary:

Harry S. Truman once said, “My definition of a leader . . . is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want …

General Counsel

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

Thou shalt remain optimistic

This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com.

A group of archeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered …

Leadership

The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

The United States is becoming much more racially and ethnically diverse. At the same time, it’s becoming more unequal in terms of wealth and income. These two trends are combining in an uncomfortable way: the wealth and income divide is happening along racial and ethnic lines.

The typical black …

Wealth

This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

Having a ton of experience under your belt doesn't necessarily mean you have an "impressive" resume.

"You can have all the experience in the world — but if your resume doesn't stand out, if you don't present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn't tell your story, nobody will …

Employment