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How Being Organized Can Save Money: Organization Ideas For All Corners Of Your Life

Being organized can improve almost every aspect of you life.• When you’re organized, you spend less time searching and you remember important details. …

Personal Finance

How To Grow An Avocado Tree for Endless Organic Avocados

Here’s a step-by-step guide to growing your own avocado tree.<p>Avocados are highly nutritious and flavored, whether we’re talking about salad, …

The safest way to make your retirement savings last

<i>Whenever I read about annuities, I wonder why you can't create one on your own without an insurance company. Just invest your money conservatively and then watch your expenses so you don't blow through your savings too soon. Wouldn't that plan work just as well, if not better, than an annuity?</i> …

Retirement

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Marc Andreessen declared famously in 2011 that "Software is eating the World." With smart phone proliferation, the explosion of cloud services and disruptive innovation running rampant everywhere, his words ring truer today than ever. Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal …

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Own Business

1. Determination is the biggest predictor of long-term success<p>Many inspirational founders shared their stories, including the CEOs of Pinterest and …

5 Real Ways to Actually Make Money Online

How many articles are there about making money online? Thousands? Millions? Enough? Probably. But there’s a problem. Too many of them are just sales …

Personal Finance

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it's a staple too. Even …

Nutrition

50 Books That Transformed My Business and My Life

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As a teenager I had a period of many years where I stopped reading books completely. I even remember a time where I couldn’t imagine reading books at all. After I graduated and started to be interested in business and startups, I realized the immense power …

Total Repitition Training: The 100 Pullup Workout

<b>Duration</b> 15 Min<p><b>Exercises</b> 1<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever since the release of the best-selling book I co-authored with Adam benShea, <i>Jailhouse Strong</i>, I continually …

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right

<b>I’ve posted about the research behind happy families and solid marriages, but what does science say about good parenting skills?</b><p>Po Bronson and Ashley …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

If I Ran the School, Things Would be Different

As a retiree, I have a special place in my heart for Monday mornings, because that’s when I <i>would</i> have had to go back to work if it weren’t for the …

Standardized Testing

Renovated Flat In Paris Makes The Most Of Convertible Furniture

This is the story of a 19th century apartment located in Paris that recently went through a major renovation. The project was conducted by Alia …

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Parenting advice: five experts reveal their sanity-saving secrets

How to be a better parent: 'Positive attention', putting your partner first and 23 other tips to solve family crises...<p><b>'Firmness is about giving children boundaries; fairness is about consistency'</b><p><b>Jessica Chivers</b> <i>is a coaching psychologist, the author of 'Mothers Work!’ and founder of The Talent</i> …

DIY Playhouse For Our Children

I’ve always dreamed about crafting a loft house in which my kids can sleep and play. Now, I finally found some time to work on a wooden playhouse.<p>May …

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year

“It’s a genius way to start a business nowadays, especially because nobody’s doing it.”<p>The man sitting beside me is sharing the most insightful business advice I’ve heard lately. His ideas are as unconventional as the location of our conversation. We’re not in a coffee shop or a corner office. …

San Francisco

Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time | Inc.com

I blew the mind of one of my Babson College students this morning.<p>Like most people, he believes that success is measured by how much money you have and how much money you make. By that measure, there is no single individual who is the world's most successful.<p>After all, Bill Gates--whose net worth …

Self-improvement

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Trend Alert: 14 Integrated Marble Kitchen Sinks

There’s something inherently luxurious about an integrated sink (no grime-filled seams to agonize over), especially when carved from marble. Here are …

8 Resources That Will Make You Smarter About Investing

But it's not like there aren't enough resources out there to help.<p>The problem is choosing which ones to use.<p>After weeding through numerous investing apps, podcasts, websites, and books, here are some of our favorite resources to help nearly any investor build their expertise.<p>It's not an exhaustive …

The 8 Steps to Happiness

<b>1. Know what you want.</b> Don't think you know what you want -- really, truly 110 percent KNOW what you want. Don't chase titles in your career or in your relationships. Don't say you want something just because you have some ridiculous life timeline that includes said something. Don't think you want …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)

Parents want the best for their kids. This, no doubt, extends to the board game closet. But Mom and Dad may not be aware of the drudgery and fickle …

Go Green at Work: Build Your Office Oasis

Instead of tending to ever-thirsty houseplants, you can reap the same benefit with an easy-to-maintain terrarium. This resilient little glass-encased jungle waters itself through condensation.<p>Whether you're in a window office or cubicleland, Tovah Martin, gardening expert and author of <i>The New</i> …

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …