Uniqueness & Independence

Scientists Say This Is the Age When You Officially Become an Adult

If you spend any time on the Internet these days, you’ve probably seen the word “adulting” come up on your feed several times. It refers to the process of acting like an adult—having a job, paying your bills, and making yourself dinner instead of just ordering takeout—and has gained a lot of traction among Millennials in recent years, probably because ...

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I’m not a prepper, but I’m prepared

“Do you have an extra roll of toilet paper in your truck?” Missy asked me last week. That’s not the kind of question you want to field at 10:17 on a stormy Wednesday night. I had visions of one of us making a run to the store, and you could guess which one of us it would be. It appeared ...

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The New 30 Something

It’s the financial riddle of the 30-something years. How does anyone, even those with a stable, upwardly mobile job, let alone a family, afford to live in places like New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco or Washington, D. C.? The answer: Many are bankrolled, to varying degrees, by their parents. Hold the eye roll and exasperation about millennials ...

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Mental Health Hacks For Entrepreneurs

I’ve been a healthcare entrepreneur for 12 years now, raised some $30 million of venture capital funding and sold one medical device business, and I can honestly say I’ve never burned out. I have neither suffered from much anxiety and only once have I had depressive symptoms for a few weeks (during a business pivot). This isn’t necessarily the norm ...

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24% of Parents Have to Put Off Retirement for This Reason

Many workers dream of retiring early and enjoying the freedom that comes with not having a full-time job to report to. But 24% of parents are planning to do the opposite — put off retirement — and the reason boils down to supporting their adult children, according to data from Porch, a service that connects homeowners with home professionals. Why ...

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A Bumpy Ride to the Moon

Genesis (“Beresheet” in Hebrew), Israel’s first spacecraft on its way to land on the moon, is having some complications. After the launch on Friday morning, engineers from the SpaceIL organization and Israel Aerospace Industries discovered that sensors on the craft needed for navigation are overly sensitive to sunlight. They discovered another problem with the robotic spacecraft on Monday which could delay ...

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7 Best Hatchets for Camping, Backpacking, and Survival

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Few tools are as essential to the outdoorsman as a well-made hatchet. It’s a must-have for hikers, campers, preppers, and post-apocalypse survivalists. From ultra-packable, backcountry half-hatchets to full-sized, multipurpose axe-like tools, here are seven of the best for upping your outdoor game. SOG Survival Hawk Limited ...

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Why Your Enterprise Needs To Be Intelligent

When I was a kid, I used to watch cartoons as I got dressed for school. My favorite was The Jetsons: the flying cars, the robot maid, food served hot at the touch of a button. The only thing I could never figure out was why – despite all the seemingly futuristic advances – George still went to work every day and ...

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Is Social Security Costing You?

Out of the roughly 60 million Americans who currently receive Social Security, a huge proportion rely on the program for the majority of their income. The decision about when to claim Social Security is one of the biggest you’ll ever make, and the choice will have implications affecting the rest of your financial life. One of the hardest-fought debates about ...

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America Today Described 70-Years-Ago in Satirical Poem

Are you like me in that you receive tons of emails with all kinds of graphics and claims – some humorous, some serious and many inaccurate? How often have you received an email with something that you hoped was true but found out it wasn’t true after all? If you are like me, you generally glance at the subject and ...

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