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So Now You Own a Home. Do You Know How to Maintain it?
After the heady early days of homeownership wear off, first-time buyers often quickly realize that they lack even the most basic skills needed to take care of…
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yesterday
List: Men In Tech to Work With and/or Go On Tinder Dates With Before You, a Woman In Tech, Get Fed Up With This Industry and Leave San Francisco Forever
Matt, 26 Tall, skinny. Thinks he’s just “lanky.” Likes climbing (indoor), climbing (outdoor), and his dog. When you meet him, he introduces himself as “Matt,…
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6 days ago
Jim Mattis Compared Trump to ‘Fifth or Sixth Grader,’ Bob Woodward Says in Book
WASHINGTON — President Trump so alarmed his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, during a discussion last January of the nuclear standoff with North Korea that an…
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16 days ago
Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I would know. I am one of them. To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its…
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16 days ago
Value-Oriented Programming | matt.diephouse.com
Value-Oriented Programming 29 Aug 2018 At WWDC 2015, in a very influential session titled Protocol-Oriented Programming in Swift , Dave Abrahams explained how…
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17 days ago
The Plan to Win | Beto for Texas
We only have 48 days until the start of Early Vote and 63 days until election day. To elect Beto, we are organizing the largest Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign…
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19 days ago
How to Build Swift Compiler-Based Tool? The Step-by-Step Guide | Polidea
Why would you want to use the Swift compiler as a library? We’ve recently open-sourced Sirius obfuscator , the tool for code obfuscation of iOS, macOS and tvOS…
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4 weeks ago
How to Be an Ace Salary Negotiator (Even if You Hate Conflict)
In every book, blog or conference about freelancing, you’ll find the same piece of advice: Negotiate the fee on every assignment. This is great advice. Or so I…
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5 weeks ago
Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards
As a science writer at The New Yorker , Maria Konnikova, 34, focuses on the brain, and the weird and interesting ways people use their brains. Dr. Konnikova is…
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5 weeks ago
8 Reasons I Don’t Invest for Retirement
I understand saving for retirement is something I should do, but there are lots of things I should do that I somehow survive not doing. Watching Star Wars comes…
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5 weeks ago
6 Ways to Brace Your Investments for Inflation | Investor Junkie
Inflation presents special challenges to investors. Even if your investments are growing in value, inflation is still reducing that value on the backend. The…
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5 weeks ago
I Retired at 43: Here’s What I Would Have Done Differently
I retired at 43 and life is good. During the summer, I spend my days with my children. We bike, swim, explore the creek and even work on some math lessons.…
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6 weeks ago
Booting Secure
Howdy, y’all. Long time 😄 So now the 2018 MacBook Pro exists. If you didn’t hear, it ships with Secure Boot. If you did hear, you might be freaking out about…
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8 weeks ago
Plan for module stability
Plan for module stability - Compiler - Swift Forums
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8 weeks ago
Men Are Panicking About Their Sperm Count
SAN FRANCISCO — Dr. Paul Turek was on his way to speak to employees at a cryptocurrency investment firm one recent afternoon about a growing anxiety for the men…
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8 weeks ago
In Ruling Against Trump, Judge Defines Anticorruption Clauses in Constitution for First Time
WASHINGTON — A lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by maintaining a financial interest in his company’s Washington hotel cleared a…
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8 weeks ago
A Watery Lake Is Detected on Mars, Raising the Potential for Alien Life
An artist’s rendering of the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft searching the planet’s south pole for liquid water. Credit ESA/INAF/Davide Coero…
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8 weeks ago
Conditional Compilation in Swift, Part 2
In the previous post, we saw how the SWIFT_ACTIVE_COMPILATION_CONDITIONS build setting can inject values in to our .swift files that we can use to…
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8 weeks ago
Conditional Compilation in Swift, Part 1
When developing an app or a library, it’s pretty common that at least once in the course of development, you’ll need to conditionalize compilation of your code.…
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8 weeks ago
Inside 'the reality distortion field': An early Apple employee told us what it was like having Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as his bosses
The Apple team at an offsite meeting in Carmel, California, sometime in 1982: Steve Jobs is in the middle-left of the photo, two rows down from the top. Steve…
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8 weeks ago
(2) Paul King's answer to What was it like to be a software engineer at NeXT? Did workers interact with Steve Jobs? - Quora
Working at NeXT was the most exciting software engineering job I ever accepted. NeXT was like graduate school, bringing together a high concentration of some of…
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8 weeks ago
How to Make This the Summer of Missing Out
You could say I had the epiphany when, in the middle of a flight to Los Angeles — and a busy New York workday — the Wi-Fi stopped working. Two very odd things…
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9 weeks ago
How Your Unborn Children Could Save You on Taxes With a 529
Saving for a child before you even have one might seem like an impossibility, but it’s actually not. Thanks to a savings plan called a 529, you can start saving…
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9 weeks ago
Beto-mania Sweeps Texas
Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Photo Ted Cruz’s long-shot challenger is drawing riotous crowds. Is it enough? FORT WORTH, Texas — Beto O’Rourke is running to replace…
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10 weeks ago
New Nerve Gas Detector Built with Legos and a Smartphone
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a way to sense dangerous chemicals using, in part, a simple rig consisting of a smartphone and a…
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10 weeks ago
Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks
Here’s a list of things I did before starting this newsletter: I filled out the documents to renew my passport; clipped my cat’s nails; bought some household…
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10 weeks ago
Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning
Smartphone? Check. Spare battery? Check. Power cables? Check. After deciding which gadgets to pack for your summer vacation , you can move on to the harder —…
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10 weeks ago
How to Make the Most of Amazon Prime Day 2018
Image Amazon hopes to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the annual membership fee by 20 percent. Credit Mark…
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10 weeks ago
NSHipster
When the iPhone SDK first came out, there was a disconnect between how futuristic the iPhone was and how, well… not Objective-C was. For many new developers,…
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10 weeks ago
Swift GYB
The term “boilerplate” goes back to the early days of print media. Small regional newspapers had column inches to fill, but typically lacked the writing staff…
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10 weeks ago
Confused About Blockchains? Here’s What You Need to Know
A blockchain is a relatively new kind of database that has become the trendy solution for storing digital information more securely. The International Data…
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11 weeks ago
Getting Out of the Inbox - Inside OmniFocus
The new features in OmniFocus 3 have changed my workflow so that I’m more productive and organized. I used to fall of the wagon every few weeks, but with my new…
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11 weeks ago
Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression , an apology from the CEO , several years of patching…
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12 weeks ago
Demystifying the Blockchain
This is bonkers. A new so-called blockchain company is selling virtual real estate online with prices as high as $120,000 for a 10-meter by 10-meter piece of…
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12 weeks ago
Run, RunLoop, Run! - ⎋ bou.io
Here’s a subject that’s rarely discussed amond developers, even though it’s one of the most important component of all apps: Run Loops . Run loops are like the…
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12 weeks ago
Suffering from news fatigue? These expert tips can help
Get the Better newsletter. As devastating stories about the migrant children separated from their parents continue to pour into our newsfeeds, many of us are…
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12 weeks ago
Swift Diagnostics: #warning and #error - Swift Unboxed
Aside from straight-up code, our source files are filled with two other categories of things: comments and compiler directives. Comments are great, but we often…
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june 2018
Enumerating enum cases in Swift – Ole Begemann
New in Swift 4.2, the compiler can generate a collection of an enum’s cases, relieving you from the error-prone task of maintaining such a list yourself. The…
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june 2018
Swift Protocols Wishlist | Dave DeLong
If you’re adopting a protocol (especially one from the standard library), the tools don’t provide any help whatsoever in knowing what you actually have to…
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june 2018
Why optional closures in Swift are escaping
In a recent episode of the podcast , JP and I discussed the implicit escaping of closures in Swift. As Swift has matured and evolved, the default behavior of…
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june 2018
Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs
Near the end of yesterday's WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, acknowledged that people have been asking for…
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june 2018
SMS and Call Spam Reporting | Apple Developer Documentation
SMS and Call Spam Reporting Create an app extension that lets users report unwanted SMS messages and calls as spam. Frameworks IdentityLookup IdentityLookupUI…
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june 2018
Marzipan Platter
Overview At WWDC 2018 Apple announced that they are working on a multi-year strategy to make it easier to port UIKit applications to the Mac. While some…
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june 2018
Why Office Friendships Can Feel So Awkward - The New York Times
Image Credit Hannah Jacobs Work friendships are great. This is an obvious statement, but it also happens to be a fairly popular subject of study among…
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june 2018
Should You Ride an Electric Scooter? - The Atlantic
Justin Sullivan / Getty They would understand my plight in Old Europe. In ancient, barbaric days when local vassals managed petite armies, brute knights often…
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june 2018
Beto O’Rourke Is on a Long Hard Road to Turn Texas Blue
On a dusty road in southwestern Texas, Beto O’Rourke leans out the window of the Ford Expedition he’s driving and mutters, “You gonna let me pass you, state…
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may 2018
‘Arrested Development’: We Sat Down With the Cast. It Got Raw. - The New York Times
The Bluths are back. The fifth season of “Arrested Development” will debut May 29 on Netflix, with, from left, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Jessica…
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may 2018
The Strange Cocoon of Trump and Hannity, Two Friends Who Like to Talk Before Bed
The call to the White House comes after ten o’clock most weeknights, when Hannity is over. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Sean Hannity broadcasts…
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may 2018
45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus
As anyone who has fumbled through a sexual encounter knows, real-life sex can be far more complicated than a poster declaring, “ Consent is Sexy .” Many remain…
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may 2018
How to Structure Your Day Using Time Tracking Techniques — Timing Blog
Want to be more productive, have a better work-life balance, and reduce your stress levels? You need to start structuring your day. Getting real structure into…
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may 2018
Electric Lawn Tools Part 2: Going green on your lawn and garden
In Part 1 of this double feature, we discussed commercially available electric riding lawnmowers and their benefits for your lawn and life. Now in part 2, we’ll…
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may 2018
Writing Swift: Adventures in Compiler Mods — Erica Sadun
Ever since Swift adopted the “implement first, propose second” rule, some contributors to the Swift Evolution process have felt sidelined and dropped out of the…
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april 2018
Alternatives to AirPort - Six Colors
The AirPort in happier days. On Thursday Apple made official what we’ve all known since 2016 —it’s out of the business of building Wi-Fi hardware. It made Dan…
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april 2018
6 Takeaways From the James Comey Memos - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Memos written by the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, that were released on Thursday revealed several new details about his relationship…
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april 2018
Opinion | Why Men Quit and Women Don’t - The New York Times
This year’s Boston Marathon, with its horizontal rain and freezing temperatures , wasn’t just an ordeal unfolding amid some of the worst weather in decades. It…
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april 2018
Apple's New iPhone Recycling Robot 'Daisy' Is Impressive, And In Austin
Apple is one of those companies I affiliate with doing everything it can reasonably do to protect the environment. This is tough, as electronics use materials…
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april 2018
Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency
On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad…
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april 2018
A look inside the Tesla Model 3 production line with Elon Musk’s latest interview
- Apr. 13th 2018 8:59 am ET @FredericLambert As we reported yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave a rare interview with CBS This Morning in which he is supposed…
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april 2018
HBO’s Fahrenheit 451: all the updates, trailers, and commentary - The Verge
StoryStream StoryStream Entertainment Film ‘It was a pleasure to burn’ Contributors: and Tasha Robinson Image credit: Image: HBO Share Share Burn it down: all…
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april 2018
Can Coffee Rev Up Your Workout? It May Depend on Your Genes - The New York Times
Whether athletes can enhance their performance with caffeine may depend on their genes. According to a new study of the genetics of caffeine metabolism ,…
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april 2018
"FIXME" Doesn't Always Mean "Fix Me" // -dealloc
If you browse through the Swift (or LLVM) codebase for a while, you’ll see a comment like this : // FIXME: Dependencies should be de-duplicated at serialization…
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april 2018
Why the next Mac processor transition won’t be like the last two
IDG This week’s report from Bloomberg that Apple is planning on moving the Mac to its own chips starting in 2020 is the culmination of years of growing…
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april 2018
Fighting Over Chores? Spend Some Money, Save the Marriage - The New York Times
Many of us are busy at work, but even at home, there is a lot of work to do. Meal preparation, cleaning, yard work, home maintenance and child care consume…
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april 2018
Expanding Swift's Reach
I guess we can all agree that Swift is a beautiful programming language that manages to hit the sweet spot in terms of simplicity and complexity. It could…
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april 2018
How HomeKit's software authentication works | iMore
iOS 11.3 is here and it features a whole host of fun new features, including new Animoji, ARKit 1.5, iPhone battery health settings, health records, and so much…
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april 2018
Sneeze Into Your Elbow, Not Your Hand. Please. - The New York Times
It’s good to cover up when you cough. But some ways are better than others. Roberto Pfeil/Associated Press When you feel a sneeze or a cough coming on, covering…
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april 2018
Opinion | John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment - The New York Times
A rifle from the 18th century, when the Second Amendment was written, and an assault rifle of today. Top, MPI, via Getty Images, bottom, Joe Raedle/Getty Images…
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march 2018
H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes - The New York Times
The fashion retailer H&M reported poor earnings on Tuesday, and is sitting on a huge pile of unsold clothes. Horacio Villalobos/Corbis, via Getty Images In the…
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march 2018
Am I Contagious? - The New York Times
iStock Q. Recently, a friend — with a hoarse voice, a cough and a stuffy nose — told me, “Don’t worry. I’m not contagious.” Is she right? A. It may depend on…
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march 2018
Why We Love the Raspberry Pi: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
Photo: Andrew Cunningham The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ , which was launched this month, costs the same as the 3 Model B but offers more processing power and…
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march 2018
Donald Trump and the Craven Firing of Andrew McCabe
In celebrating the dismissal of the F.B.I.’s deputy director, President Trump displays the pettiness and the vindictiveness of a man unsuited to the job he…
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march 2018
Blind Students Learn To Code With A Swipe And A Tap | Texas Standard
Tech companies say the U.S. needs more and more workers with computer coding skills. There’s also a severe unemployment problem among people with disabilities.…
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march 2018
Fogknife : How I use OmniFocus, ten years on (15 minute read)
This year marks my tenth anniversary using OmniFocus , the small family of Mac and iOS productivity applications from the Omni Group. I do not exaggerate to say…
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march 2018
How to Bypass Airport Lines With the Tips of Your Fingers - The New York Times
Advertisement Travel Moving through the airport is becoming increasingly high-tech and, for many frequent fliers, faster. The percentage of air travelers who…
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march 2018
Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix - The New York Times
President Obama at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago in October. He is in talks with Netflix for a series of programs, possibly to highlight inspirational…
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march 2018
Solving a Mysterious Heap Corruption Crash | Topology Engineering
A while back, we noticed an increase in crashes in our app . The crashes were marked as heap corruption , which makes them hard to debug — the location given in…
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march 2018
A Lot Can Happen in a Decade • The Breakroom
Whether you’re a developer who’s working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day.…
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march 2018
How Do I Avoid Catching Cold or Flu From My Sick Partner? - The New York Times
iStock/Chabala Q. When my spouse gets a bad cold or the flu, is there anything I can do to reduce the likelihood that I will get it? Would it make a difference…
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march 2018
Review: In ‘Annihilation,’ a Heroic Journey into the Alien Shimmer
Send in the A-team: from left, Natalie Portman, Tuva Novotny, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson in Alex Garland’s “Annihilation.” Paramount Pictures A…
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february 2018
Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company
The only things more impressive than Apple’s financial numbers are the products that generated them. For a company routinely slagged for not having had a hit…
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february 2018
The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer
Advertisement Image Credit Stefano Colferai You may not need another reason to retire early, but I’ll give you one anyway: It could lengthen your life. That’s…
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february 2018
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