This year I read lots of self-help books. I learned how to be more productive, how to be a better romantic partner, and how to advance at work. Below, I’ve listed the top takeaways from the books I read. For example: Approach dating like dieting, and remember that your coworkers aren’t your family. My friends often make fun of me for forgetting everything I read. I like to think that’s because I read a lot, and not because my mind is a sieve. This year, I read tons of books in the category commonly known as “self-help” (here at Business Insider, we prefer the term “self-improvement”). And while it’s true that I don’t remember everything I learned, there are some tips and insights that will stick with me for a long time. Below, I’ve described the takeaways that really resonated with me and the delightful books they came from. Minimise the amount of choice in your diet to lose weight Economists don’t often share … [Read more...] about 13 unforgettable insights from a year reading about relationships, time management, and getting ahead at work
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PUBLISHED: 11:31 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 30 November 2018 Peter Sharkey A worryingly large number of adults have what we know better as a live for today attitude, says Peter Sharkey. Picture: Getty Images Graham Oliver Living for today doesn’t pay the bills, says Peter Sharkey – but you can make your money work for you. News this week that over the past 12 months individuals have saved, on average, just £8 a month, or £96 a year, served to confirm that as a nation, we’ve experienced the worst national savings rate this century. Not since 1999 have we saved less per head; even during the depths of the financial crisis, we were squirrelling away £166 a year. Even that isn’t much though, is it? According to the Money Advice Service, four in 10 UK adults have less than £500 in savings to cover an unexpected bill, while almost three-quarters of working-age people have not set aside a savings … [Read more...] about Do you want to save more and work less?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Health | When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More Supported by ByReed Abelson Nov. 14, 2018 The nation’s hospitals have been merging at a rapid pace for a decade, forming powerful organizations that influence nearly every health care decision consumers make. The hospitals have argued that consolidation benefits consumers with cheaper prices from coordinated services and other savings. But an analysis conducted for The New York Times shows the opposite to be true in many cases. The mergers have essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions in most cases, according to an examination of 25 metropolitan areas with the highest rate of consolidation from 2010 through 2013, a peak period for mergers. The analysis showed that the price of an average hospital stay soared, … [Read more...] about When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More
Sometimes, one decision can change everything. On Quora, more than 100 people responded to the question, “What is the single best financial move you have ever made in your life?” From becoming a minimalist, to never borrowing money, to buying a condo at exactly the right place and time, here are 13 of the best money decisions people ever made that changed their lives for the better. 1. He never borrowed any money. “To forgo the society of the ‘wealthy,’ forgo a comfortable income slavery and live simply… I have never borrowed money to buy anything. I only bought what I could pay for… By earning very little and living simply, I stayed below the poverty level and paid very little taxes… My home is small, located in an area with low economy so bills are low for energy and taxes also. Ate simply for much of my life, opting for water over unnecessary beverages, saving money and avoiding ensuing health consequences. Cooked for myself. Avoid … [Read more...] about 13 people share the single best money decision they ever made — and how it changed their lives forever
Kim Kardashian West has built a career on making the public feel privy to her private life and secrets. And, indeed, throughout her life in the public eye, she has rarely flinched in the face of speaking her mind. Here are 17 of her best – funniest, bluntest, and most outrageous – quotes, in no particular order. “Honey, would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?” Kim uttered this now-infamous quote when Wendy Williams asked if she had any tattoos back in 2009 – sitting right next to her sister Khloe Kardashian, who has multiple. “But you would on a Ferrari. ‘Cause Khloe’s a Ferrari,” she continued sheepishly. “I’m kind of shocked I’m getting a fashion award when I’m naked most of the time.” Kim showed off her keen sense of humour when she joked that she was surprised to be given a prestigious fashion award. “Nicole Richie reminds me of my jeep.” There’s a lot to unpack here. … [Read more...] about 17 essential quotes from Kim Kardashian, from her brutal honesty to her offbeat sense of humour