Juan T. Bryant

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Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

You can make money directly off of other people's debt.

The Best Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms for Investors<p>These services give you direct access to the consumer credit market.<p>Updated August 10, 2018<p>We …

Loans

John's June Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

<b>Investment Thesis</b><p>June marks the fourth month that I have tracked John's dividend income from his Traditional and Roth IRAs. Unlike the taxable …

Investing

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Welcome To The C-Suite -- Now Stop Doing And Start Thinking

While you may have spent most of your career striving for the C-suite, the skills that got you here are not the same as the skills you need to succeed here.<p>Most management team members work their way up to the top of the management chain by grinding away and doing things themselves. Once you land …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Here's what to do as soon as you open an Amex Platinum credit card to maximize the benefits

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p>The Platinum Card from American Express has one of the highest annual fees of any publicly available consumer credit card — $550 — but the benefits that the …

Flying

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Looking for lifelong income? Consider Starbucks, Total S.A., and Boeing.<p>The foundation for a lifetime of investing success can be embarrassingly …

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life

It's a matter of priorities. If you don't know yours, and how to act on them, you'll end up mediocre.<p>As a leadership professor at New York University, I see some of the world's top students. A recent conversation reminded me that our university's culture still misguides them.<p>Our corporate worlds …

Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session STAT!

If you've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but …

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

I’m apparently the victim of sexual assault. And if you’re a sexually active woman in the 21st century, chances are that you are, too.<p>That is what I learned from the “exposé” of Aziz Ansari published last weekend by the feminist website Babe — arguably the worst thing that has happened to the …

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

Women of Color

Do These Five Things in 2018.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Every year the number changes: this time from 2017 to 2018. We get older; we grow more gray hair; maybe …

Motivation

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

96% of People With a Health Savings Account Are Making This Mistake

It could cost you a lot of money!<p>If you have a high deductible insurance plan, you may also have a health savings account to go along with it. Health …

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

Family Time: Doing the Charleston

South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun.<p><b>Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city:</b><p><b>1. The Battery</b><p>This is the cherry on the Charleston sundae of history and architecture, and it’s best experienced early, before …

Decades of Fashion

<b>Decades of Fashion</b><p>A little 60’s mod. A bit of 80’s pop. Some 90’s grunge. We love that fashion always comes back around, but with a modern update.<p>own it now:<i><br>-mod coat</i><i><br>-gloves</i><i><br>-glasses</i><i><br>-booties</i><i><br>-sunnies</i><i><br>-pop! top</i><i><br>-skirt</i><i><br>-canvas shoes</i><i><br>-plaid</i><i><br>-denim</i><i><br>-booties</i>

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …