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There's a simple calculation to determine how much you need to have saved before you can retire

Retirement can be an endless summer.<p>If Saturday beach trips and golf games have you dreaming about walking away from your 9-to-5 for good, there's a simple way to calculate how much you need to save to make it happen:<p><b>Your desired retirement income ÷ 4% = How much money you need to retire</b><p>For …

Retirement

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

How to turn $5,000 in savings into $1.7 million

We all want to get rich but obviously not everyone achieves it. While it would be naive to say <i>“getting rich is easy”,</i> by utilising the following …

Warren Buffett's 3 Words Of Advice To Make Investors Rich

Get over yourself.<p>Stop thinking that there's a magical secret formula for making tons of money overnight, and that you can discover it because you're smarter than any other investor out there.<p>In fact, his suggestions seem to say, when it comes to getting rich, slow and steady wins the race.<p>The …

Silicon Valley's denial is over: Everybody thinks we're in a bubble

We talked to a lot of these execs, as well as the quieter folks behind the scenes, at the events and the parties afterward, and a common theme shone through: Everybody agrees we're in a tech bubble.<p>At the Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, there was a lot of chatter about "on-demand" …

Silicon Valley

Lawyer for Patrick Kane's accuser quits; sources say witness reluctant to testify

The sexual assault case against Patrick Kane appeared to be weakening Thursday night as the attorney for the woman who accused the Blackhawks star of sexual assault abruptly quit the case, and sources say a key witness appears to be reluctant to testify.<p>This comes one day after the woman's lawyer …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Opinion: New research on the richest people in history reveals the secrets of the 1%

In 1991 there were about 270 billionaires in the world. Today there are more than 1,600, and 290 were added to the rolls in the past year alone. In …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

8 Netflix Documentaries You Absolutely Can’t Miss

<i>Sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and learn something new. Here are eight Netflix documentaries that you definitely don’t want to miss.</i><p><b>1.</b> …

Why You Won’t Notice The Earth Being Sucked Into A Black Hole

Black holes have a scary name, and it’s somewhat fitting: They’re dead stars, floating in space, with such powerful gravitational force not even light can escape it. Obviously, the Earth being sucked into one would a disaster and end all human life. Or maybe not, according to new research.<p>Here’s …

This startup wants to turn your $5,000 real estate investment into $2.5 billion

In fact, the famous "Yale model," which outperformed traditional stock and bond allocations for decades, allocates up to 20% of investment portfolios to real estate. Many people do this by investing in a house — never an office building or apartment building, let alone a skyscraper.<p>Why? Though …

Real Estate

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

The 10 Best Documentaries On Netflix

Netflix has been an amazing phenomenon ever since it arrived on the scene, transforming the way that we watch movies and TV series. But buried away …

19 Pizza Creations That Will Change Your Life

Because beautiful things really do come in all shapes and sizes.

Apart from maybe sci-fi, the horror genre is the one that has the most loyal and fervent fans. Even when it's not particularly the best film in the …

Explore The Cosmos With These Great Movies And Documentaries About Space

For most of us, the simple fact of the matter is that we’re simply never going to outer space. Clearly, this doesn’t apply to any current or future astronauts, or those of you rich enough to visit Richard Branson’s inevitable space hotel or whatever the hell he’s planning on doing up there. For the …

Women Draw Their Ideal Penis

"This is actually my favorite thing to do, draw penises."

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Physics

The CIA, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of Gary Webb

In 1996, journalist Gary Webb began looking into links between Nicaragua's drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. As a recent film shows, what he found killed him<p>Gary Webb knew his story would cause a stir. The newspaper report he'd written suggested that a US-backed rebel army in Latin America …

Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley

Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the …

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

'The Act of Killing' Trailer: Confronting True Horror Through Cinema – /Film

I know no one who has emerged unscathed from <b>The Act of Killing</b>. The film might be one of the strangest ever made, as it forces men to confront their …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …