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Alexa's New Skill 'Away Mode' Could Help Keep Burglars Away

Alexa’s newest skill could make your Amazon Echo double as a home security system.<p>The new “Away Mode” for Alexa will make it seem like there are …

Brainstorming

After spending 5 years studying millionaires, I've found that there are 3 types of people who end up the wealthiest

Over a nearly four-year period, I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals. During these interviews I asked each rich person 144 questions. It took me another 18 months to summarize and analyze their responses. In an effort to share my research I've written several books sharing their habits, thinking, …

Study Skills

Andrew Carnegie, On Achieving Wealth And Prosperity

Andrew Carnegie was one of our nation’s first entrepreneurs. In the late 19th century, he was the mastermind behind the growth of the steel industry. Carnegie made his fortune building the Carnegie Steel Company, which he later sold to J.P. Morgan. Having amassed outsized wealth, often cited as one …

Self-improvement

Red Flags That Indicate A Real Estate Market Crash

The housing market is hot. Prices are up, inventory is down, and the market is active. Many people are starting to become cautious of a “real estate bubble.” The past has revealed many red flags that would indicate a real estate market may very well crash.<p><b>The Great 18 Year Real Estate Market …

Real Estate

Artist makes Kawasaki ZX-10R out of cardboard

This YouTube video of an artist making a full-size Kawasaki ZX-10R out of cardboard has gone viral with almost two million views.<p>Motorcycles have …

Think You Have a Great Startup Idea? Make Sure It Passes These 4 Tests | Inc.com

I have been on the receiving end of thousands of business plan pitches over the years. Of those, I've invested in seven and so far, three of those pitches have turned into real companies that were sold for over $2 billion. A fourth one, still a private company, was valued last year at $4.3 …

Startups

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Workouts

How to Be an Artist, According to Henri Matisse

La danse, 1909.<br>Henri Matisse<br>Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts ArchiveIn the early 20th century, a 30-something Frenchman named Henri Matisse …

Art Is Becoming a Financial Product, and Blockchain Is Making It Happen

LONDON — In recent years, there has been plenty of talk of the “financialization” of art. As prices soar to new levels and digital technology opens new markets, that talk is getting louder.<p>Last month in London, DACS, Britain’s leading artists’ rights management organization, unveiled “The Art …

Fine Art

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I persuaded my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump-start an entire real-estate career.<p>Throughout our 20s, we went on to acquire a couple of dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along the …

Real Estate

Uncanny Rally: “People” Is People, Which Is as It Should Be

People like to look at people. If you boil down the long and winding history of figurative sculpture to a single motivating kernel, that would be it. …

Man with the 'golden arm' who gave blood for 60 years donates for last time

James Harrison is a hero unlike you've come across before.<p>The 81-year-old Australian has been giving blood for the last 60 years, and in the process …

7 Jaw-Dropping Marijuana Statistics You Have to See to Believe

A newly released report projects robust growth for the cannabis industry over the next five years.<p>The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Jack White: ‘As an artist it is your job not to take the easy way out’

As the messiah of analogue and vinyl goes digital on his new solo album, Jack White talks about the need to be contrary, his love of objects – and his dislike of the press<p>Jack White is back in the UK for the first time since Seven Nation Army became the unofficial rallying cry for Jeremy Corbyn. …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

David Shrigley: ‘Self-delusion is quite important if you want to be an artist’

“I actually almost always have a nap at 2.30pm,” says David Shrigley, as we sit down in an upstairs room, a jug of water and a plate of chocolate digestives between us, at Fabrica gallery in Brighton. I check my watch: it’s five to two. “It’s not going to work today,” he sighs. “But this isn’t …

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

Want to Be Healthy? Make Sure to Do These 7 Things. (Most People Don't)

Whether or not you eat right and work out, these important habits will make you healthier.<p>Do you want to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer is probably yes--we all want to be alive and active and feel as well as we can for as long as possible. But what are you actually doing to be healthy? …

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

Microsoft now offers AI courses as a skill for your CV

Here’s something every tech company agrees on: the world needs more AI engineers. Microsoft is the latest firm to try to answer this demand, and this week, it launched a new course on its tech accreditation scheme (known as the Microsoft Professional Program) dedicated to artificial …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Wolfgang Tillmans: my two-year investigation into the post-truth era

There was no landslide. The protagonists of rightwing populism would have us believe that their side emerged from recent elections and referendums with an overwhelming share of the vote. But in reality their successes were less clear-cut. The Brexit vote that took the world by surprise was very …

The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review's editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from the last year that will have the greatest longterm global impact on consumers.<p>While the editors do give key …

Natural Gas

Dramatic Whale Hunts Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

The paintings match historical artifacts that suggest hunters set out on small boats with makeshift harpoons.<p>Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale.<p>It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama Desert, …

Hunter Gatherers

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …