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3 Reasons Why Renting A Home May Beat Buying

When it comes to buying vs. renting a house, there is always a passionate debate about which makes the most financial sense. Both sides have valid points, so it can be a bit confusing. The recent changes in the tax law have also made owning a home less financially advantageous, so the buy vs. rent …

Personal Finance

In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states

In response to Post opinion writer Paul Waldman’s essay about the current power of the minority in American politics, the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein offered a stunning bit of data on Twitter.<p>In broad strokes, Ornstein is correct.<p>The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of …

Demographics

Let's settle it: What's in Pulp Fiction's glowing briefcase? 

The contents of the suitcase in <i>Pulp Fiction</i> remain one of the great un-answered ambiguities in pop culture. As always, Tarantino knew exactly what he …

Pulp Fiction

Dogs Use 19 Signals to Tell Us What They Want

AnimalsDomesticated<p>These are the gestures our pets use to tell us they want food, toys, and love.<p>AnimalsDomesticated<p>Most of the time, you can tell when your dog wants your attention. Fido might roll over in an attempt to get you to scratch him, or he might paw at your leg when begging for food.<p>A …

Pets

Review: Lutron's Caséta Lamp Dimmers and Serena Shades Bring HomeKit Convenience to Your Lights and Windows

Three years ago, Lutron was one of the first vendors to venture into the HomeKit ecosystem with its Caséta Wireless lighting controls, which include plug-in lamp dimmers, wall-mounted dimmer switches, and remotes, all coordinated through a wireless "Smart Bridge" that plugs into your internet …

Home Automation

These are the most and least biased news outlets in the US, according to Americans

Americans believe that 62% of the news they consume on TV, in newspapers, and on the radio — and 80% of the news they see on social media — is biased, according to two new surveys.<p>Those surveyed also believe 44% of news reporting and 64% of news on social media are inaccurate. And they're upset …

Breitbart News

Want to Be Happy and Successful at Work? Stop Doing These 10 Things

Often we're so focused on doing more, when we should be focused on doing less.<p>With a world of advice on how to improve our working lives at our fingertips, it may seem ironic that the most simple things can often derail our productivity and our happiness--both as an employee, and as a leader. And, …

Self-improvement

The Rolex That Everybody Wants This Year Is Actually Affordable

Rolex SA is the master of iteration. By changing minuscule elements of its beloved watches over the years, the Geneva-based company has created …

Watches

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Woodworking

31 Products On Amazon With So Many 5-Star Reviews, You'd Be Silly Not To Take A Look

Crystal Pepsi. Google Glass. Segways. There's a lot of stuff out there that just never lived up to the hype. Not the case on Amazon though, where …

Google Glass

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?<p>Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured by IQ tests humans were at …

dumber

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

Orioles 'slugger' Chris Davis is having a mind-bogglingly bad season

It was a relatively slow day of baseball on Thursday, so indulge me as I go down the rabbit hole with Chris Davis. Hopefully we'll all come out alive.<p>…

4 Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction So You Can Focus on What Really Matters

Smartphones are a strong candidate for the most alluring distraction of all time, but you can resist and win back your life.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That we are living in an age of near constant digital distraction is now old news. By this point, you …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

I just read a book that called me out on my excuses for not seeing friends, not finishing my work, and wasting time on social media — and I loved it

Courtesy of Laura Vanderkam<p><b>Time is a precious commodity, but too many of us waste hours of it every day.</b>• <b><br>In her new book, "Off the Clock,"</b> …

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Asking Yourself This 1 Simple Question Will Quickly Show Whether You're a Good Leader

This may be the litmus test of what true leadership is all about.<p>My favorite boss to this day was an executive named Bruce. I wrote an article about him, where I talk about his Servant Leadership style, and what he did to get the best out of his people. For example:<p>He spent countless hours coaching …

Mentoring

More than 20 nighttime explosions have rocked rural Pennsylvania since April. No one knows why.

The early-morning blast on Mother’s Day was big enough to stop nature itself, if only for a moment.<p>A blast wave at 3:35 a.m. rippled through the woods around Lonely Cottage Road in Upper Black Eddy. Frogs stopped croaking. Crickets ceased chirping. And Nick Zangli loaded a gun to defend himself …

Crime

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Peter Luger lets the steaks speak for themselves, and it works: the chain, including this tavern-like Williamsburg location, is consistently voted …

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

Hiking

Hummel: Gibson was 3-5 at end of May during dominant '68 season

<b>PITTSBURGH •</b> Fifty years ago Monday, Bob Gibson lost 3-1 at San Francisco to drop his record to 3-5 for the 1968 season. This seems hard to believe, …

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Don't People Like You? This Could Be the Reason

Focus on yourself rather than on other people's opinion of you.<p><i>How do I handle people who have a bad opinion of me? 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 Mira Zaslove, Start up and</b> …

Self-help

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Self-improvement

This Southwest Passenger Found a 21-Hour Itinerary With 5 Stops From BOS to SFO. Here's Why He Took It Anyway

“Wouldn’t it be funny if somebody actually took that flight?” joked the passenger. “And I immediately 'got volunteered' to do it."<p>Software developer Rafael Mendiola says he was doing a research project for work when he found an insane Southwest Airlines itinerary online: five stops, with an early …

San Francisco

Goodbye, Peppa Pig

My seven-year-old daughter has gotten into some straight-up terrible TV shows of late. While I’m glad one of them is a magical-girl show like <i>Sailor</i> …

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

Parenting

So Your Child's Food Allergies May Be Linked to Baby Wipes, Says a New Study

After spending years trying to pinpoint one of the causes of food allergies in kids and babies, scientists may have finally landed on an answer: baby wipes. In a new study recently published in <b>Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology</b>, scientists from Northwestern Medicine explain that food …