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4 Absolutely Excellent Investments You Can Make With $500 or Less

Think you don't have enough to invest? Check out these options.<p>Want to invest and grow your money but can't figure out how to get started? Here's a simple tip: Start small. If you don't have an investment portfolio or enough spare cash to create one, you can still start making even small sums of …

Investing

What’s The Best Way to Finance a Rental Property?

Investing in a rental property is a smart move — we can all mostly agree on that. But, how should we go about financing a rental property? That’s the …

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Artefact 'may be evidence of Jesus'

An ancient burial artefact found in Israel may be the earliest archaeological reference to Jesus Christ ever discovered.<p>The limestone burial box for bones - called an ossuary - bears an inscription reading "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" in the Aramaic language.<p>The writing style, and the …

Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure

The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control your …

Passive Income Blueprints: 5 Business Models for Any Niche - Small Business Trends

Have you ever looked at people who claim to earn tons of money for very little work and asked yourself, “What’s their secret?”<p>Well, I’ll tell …

This startup that wants to blow up the real-estate market is now worth more than $1 billion

The round, which was led by Wellington Management Company LLP, values the company at over $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the raise. A report last month from The Real Deal said Compass was seeking a valuation of between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion.<p>While Compass functions like a …

5 Skills Needed For Real Estate investing

One of the most common questions asked regarding real estate investing is, “how do I get started?” or “what do I need to know?” Real estate investing …

The most popular and easy metric to use in real estate investing is cash on cash return, but what should you be aiming for?The most popular and easy metric to use in real estate investing is cash on cash return, but what should you be aiming for?

You would rarely hear anyone talk about cash on cash return outside the world of real estate investing. Most other investments such as stocks are …

Secrets of the 1 Percent (Shhhh!)

10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class, or the "1 Percent"<p>Updated October 27, 2016<p>01<p>10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class<p>As you learned in Class in the …

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century

If anything, says the mom from Williamstown, New Jersey, when it comes to raising her two children, she's doing the sensible thing.<p>"You're not going to be put in a work environment where everybody came from the same school and everybody is the same age," she tells Business Insider. "In my opinion, …

Education

Air Force officer faces investigation over Bible on his desk

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding an Air Force major be “aggressively punished” for having an open Bible on his desk at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.<p>“It [the Bible] is very obviously a statement of Christian preference, Christian primacy,” MRFF founder …

This Couple Is Gaining (Then Losing) A Lot Of Weight To Prove That Fitness Experts Are Scammers

Listen, everyone on social media is a liar. If it’s not your friend constantly posting Cheesecake Factory selfies with the hashtag #blessed all over them (which may be a little valid because it’s a good restaurant we would eat all our meals at if we could), it’s a celebrity doing a half-assed job …

ISIS Orders Its Franchises to Kill Christians

WARRI, Nigeria — The so-called Islamic State has different strategies in different parts of the world, but in Africa and in Europe, certainly, its …

Boko Haram

Live like an Italian to combat major health problems, say experts

Doctors should prescribe nuts, olive oil and vegetables instead of statins or beta-blockers and encourage patients to live like an Italian to combat major health problems, experts have said.<p>In a new film entitled ‘The Big Fat Fix’ British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra calls for a health revolution …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Turkish president wants U.S. to send rival cleric home

<b>(CNN) —</b> Declaring his government firmly in control, a defiant Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday demanded the United States arrest or extradite an exiled Islamic cleric he blames for a coup attempt that ended with nearly 200 people dead.<p>The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, living in …

Prayer and pain: why gay conversion therapy is still legal despite dangers

It’s been widely discredited as unethical and ineffective, yet ex-gay therapy is still prevalent across the US – and a move is under way to add a pro-conversion therapy plank to the Republican party platform at its convention next week<p>Brian Nesbitt’s therapist made a suggestion in one of their …

What It's Like to Be Gay and Part of a Conservative Christian Sect

To Canada's Hutterites, family is more important than anything—unless you're gay.<p>The epiphany came packaged inside an issue of <i>People</i> magazine.<p>Tyrone Hofer, 16 years old at the time and living in a Hutterite colony in southern Manitoba, knew from a young age that he was different than his peers. He …

A look at bloody attacks around the world this Ramadan

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of attacks, most linked to the Islamic State group, has killed nearly 350 people in eight countries during the holy month of Ramadan. The attacks are widely seen as an attempt to distract from a string of battlefield losses suffered by the extremist group in Syria and Iraq, …

Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture

One of the most elaborate national celebrations of liberty leading up to Independence Day is the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ new annual “fortnight for …

When Leaving Religion Costs You Everything

In the first week of June, secular voters converged at the Lincoln Memorial—atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and unbelievers of all …

Faith

What Happens When Gay People Are Told That Homosexuality Is A Sin?

The message alone is harmful.<p>In the immediate aftermath of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Christian conservatives known to be anti-LGBT …

LGBTQ religion activist: it's time to talk about America's faith-based homophobia problem

As with every mass shooting before it, politicians are responding to Sunday morning’s massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando by extending their "thoughts and prayers" to the families of the 49 victims who lost their lives.<p>But what does it mean for politicians to offer their thoughts and …

Not all Christians worship a homophobic God

<b>To the editor:</b> Thanks to Richard Rodriguez for an intelligent perspective on the condemnation of homosexuality by all Abrahamic religions and the enlightening viewpoint that it is a condemnation of love between two people. ("Is the God of Jews, Christians and Muslims a homophobe?" Opinion, June …

One Epic Twitter Thread Exposes How Hypocritical Christians Who Hate Gays Really Are

<b>In the wake of a mass shooting</b> at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left at least 49 victims dead and dozens more wounded, Christian pastor Roger …

The Swiss have upgraded a hydroelectric dam to produce as much energy as a nuclear power plant

We need batteries that can power millions of homes, deliver excellent efficiency, and cost little to operate. It turns out we’ve had the technology since 1890. We just need to build a lot more of them.<p>They’re called pumped water storage, and the technology is the world’s largest energy storage …

A new study found that Western children aren't as healthy for a surprising reason

There are those whose eyes narrow with skepticism as they tell me how crazy it is that everyone is suddenly gluten free and how a little crumb of wheat can't really hurt. And there are those who arrogantly shrug, and then go on to explain that if parents would stop being so neurotic about …

How Visionary Entrepreneurs Are Creating Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Daniel Faggella, 28, has turned his passion into a seven-figure business. His subscription-based e-commerce site, Science of Skill, sells online fitness and self defense curricula and products to students around the world. When it comes to working, the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says, ”I …

Entrepreneurship

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