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It’s Lit: Books We Read In School That Changed Our Lives

Required reading<p><i>If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn't be enough time to read every book in existence—that's why we rely on recommendations from friends,</i> …

Books

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

15 Ways Millionaires Manage Their Money That Make Them Richer

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those habits are most prevalent when it comes to the ways that they manage their money. They have a …

How Big Shampoo conditioned us to buy products our hair—and environment—don’t need

A few years ago, as a college student living in shared housing, I read about a radical idea. The concept was simple, but unexpected: go “no poo.” That is, give up conventional shampoo and conditioner in favor of natural cleansers, or just water. “No pooers” forsake shampoo for a variety of reasons, …

Hair Care

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How to Discipline Your Children without Rewards or Punishment

Discipline is necessary for children, but we need to teach them to self-discipline, not bribe them to be good. Emiliano, CC BY-SA<p>Might parenting be …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. "My problem is stopping bad habits. That's why I'm fat. Where does that leave …

Simple Ways To Trick Yourself Into Being More Patient

The amount of patience you have might be a fundamental part of your personality, but you can learn the trait with these small habit changes.<p>Our hyper-connected lives have one major drawback: patience.<p>“We live in a world where we can get anything we want right away,” says Mary Jane Ryan, author of</i> …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

Tough love works, grateful readers write: Ellie | The Star

“I am living proof that tough love works.”<p><b>Reader No. 2:</b> “Despite having an enviable life and career, my husband became an alcoholic and then an …

Mental Health

DANIEL KAHNEMAN: Investors need to stop believing they can know the future

So when he spoke to financial advisers at a conference Tuesday, he had one simple piece of advice: <b>stop trying to guess the future.</b><p>Kahneman spoke at the keynote address at the New York Consultants Conference of financial advisers on Tuesday.<p>A report of Kahneman's talk, via InvestmentNews' Trevor …

The Lunch Question

<b>By Ian Morris</b><p>At an event in Beijing last November, I had the good fortune to meet the French economist Thomas Piketty, who has sold 1.5 million copies of his book, <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, since it was first published in 2013. Pacing up and down in front of a packed auditorium, Piketty …

The 26 hottest power couples on Wall Street

The range here is wide. We have fund managers who date well-known actresses. We have bankers who are married to attorneys and television anchors. We even have someone who is married to a princess.<p>We wish them all a Happy Valentine's Day.

How To Find A Home In The Next Hot Neighborhood

Choosing the right neighborhood to buy a home can be tough in the best of situations. Balancing all of the factors involved, such as commute time, school quality, home value and prices make the decision tough. But what if you could predict which up-and-coming spots will be the best bang for your …

Real Estate

Password Managers Could Limit Identity Theft

Password managers could be an answer to the growing fear of identity theft.<p>In general, consumers do a very poor job of creating secure passwords, whether it be for their bank information, credit cards, or even their email account. Most people use a password that is a memorable word and possibly a …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Cleaning

Great immune system? Don’t thank your genes—they have little to do with it

Why do some people seem under the weather all the time, while others can share a bowl of chicken soup with a flu patient without getting the least bit sick?<p>It all comes down to the immune system. The strength of this hardware inside us to fight off disease varies considerably from person to person, …

4 Household Management Apps I Can't Live Without

Using technology to help manage the household can add up to a good amount of time and money saved—not to mention a significant reduction in things …

People who love working from home are right: It’s more productive

Working from home is a concept that gladdens some hearts and makes others sink. Businesses feel the same, and make different choices. Some, like global campaigning group Avaaz or airline company JetBlue, embrace working from home. Others—most famously Yahoo—ban it.<p>Of course, the internet made …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Vintage Toy Collector Turned Passion into "Underground Lair"

The Underground Lair in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is proving that you can turn just about any passion into a successful business with enough planning …

Zillow’s Secret Real Estate Hacks

Remodeling the bathroom, not the kitchen, gives you the most bang for your buck. Adjustable-rate mortgages aren’t evil. Buy on a street called Lake. …

5 Things Successful Parents Know About Kids And Money

Teaching kids about money is complicated. We want our kids to be responsible savers, but not greedy hoarders. We want them to be generous and philanthropic, but not naïve and idealistic. We want them to be successful, but thanks to 2,000 plus years of meek-shall-inherit-the-earth messaging from a …

Kids

5 Pricing Strategies All Savvy Shoppers Know

(Image credit: lightpoet/Shutterstock)<p>When you go out to shop for, say, a new side table, what's going through your mind? Style, definitely. Your …

How To Start Your Own Social Media Business

Utilizing social media to its fullest potential can propel a business to the next level — if done correctly. Yet the world of social media is still …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Sleep Deprived? A Nap Can Undo The Damage To Your Health

A new study points to yet another benefit of stealing 30 minutes of shut-eye this afternoon.<p>Naps are incredible. For something so socially questionable–have you ever tried to snooze at the office?–the act of stealing 20 minutes of shut-eye during the day certainly packs a lot of benefits. Science …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Does Rebalancing Boost Returns?

“Rebalancing” is on the lips of every wealth manager. It’s one of the things they do to justify their fees. It’s supposed to make you richer.<p>Rebalancing is the art of taking money from winning investments, at regular intervals, and redeploying it into losers. The technique usually is applied to …