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The Most Important Dividend Stock Chart You'll Ever See

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Pour one out for dividend growth. It had a great run.<p>If you haven't noticed, many dividend growth stocks are growing their dividends only superficially. Some so-called dividend aristocrats, a group that includes companies that have increased their distributions for 25 …

This comprehensive course is the perfect first step into the world of investing

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Spencer Platt/Getty Jumping into the world of financial markets can be a daunting task. For anyone interested in taking a more …

Retirement Calculator | CNNMoney

The results offer a general idea of how much you'll need and are not intended to be investment advice. The results are presented in both future dollars (at retirement) and today's dollars, which is calculated using an inflation rate of 2.3%.<p>How we calculate your savings goal<p>First, we determine what …

What Makeup Looks (and Smells) Like When It Goes Bad

It's not pretty.<p>You know that your beauty products have expiration dates—but storing them in your car or in a hot, steamy bathroom can affect their consistency, color, and active ingredients, making them go bad faster and forcing you to buy all new stuff. Not good. Here’s how to tell if your makeup …

5 Best Starting Points for Increasing Overall Happiness

When I look at my surroundings I often feel a sense of solitude — not necessarily in a bad way, but not in a good way either. I’ve always been the …

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All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

ONE DROP. PURE PERFORMANCE.<p>This uniquely fluid foundation delivers full coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear—all with just one drop. …

20 Ways to Fall In Love All Over Again

There are lots of great things about being in a long-term relationship: Research shows that happy couples, in many ways, have better health and …

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5 Sure-Fire Tools for Achieving a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude turns failure into success and makes small successes into ever greater ones.<p>In all human endeavors, an attitude of optimism, expectancy, and enthusiasm is the difference between success and failure. A positive attitude creates motivation to take action, while a negative attitude …

Happiness

The Moving-On Manual: How to Get Over Anything

<i>This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>In a perfect world, all would go just as we wanted — from the outcome of our relationships to our …

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4 Science-Backed Ways to Build Up Your Nest Egg

For many of us, making smarter money decisions is a lot easier said than done. Some may even find it harder to do than lose a few pounds or finally …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

5 Biggest Retirement Planning Changes for 2015

Retirement planning can be extremely difficult as individuals are tasked with planning for an uncertain time period. In many ways, retirement planning is like trying to shoot a moving target in the wind. Each and every year new legislation, court cases, and market conditions impact retirement …

11 Simple Truths That Will Make Your Life Better Now

By Tamara Jenkins,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/19pn42Z<p><b>1. Some people aren’t always meant to be in your life forever.</b> Whether they’ve been around …

iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Material Difference

This week Google announced the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the most radical design overhaul of Android since it launched in late 2008. Six weeks ago Apple announced iOS 8, one of the most exciting and expansive releases of iOS since it debuted in 2007 (under the name ‘Mobile OS X’). It is now …

20 ways to become a property millionaire

The new pension rules will give many retirees a hefty lump sum to invest. Julia Flynn explains how to make your fortune in bricks and mortar<p>Not since the days of Roy Jenkins and the permissive society has a government minister struck such a cavalier note. That was until last March, when pensions …

Want To Be A Millionaire In Retirement? Start Saving 10% Of Your Salary In Your 20s.

You don’t need to be rich or luck into an inheritance to become a millionaire in your retirement years. The only things you need are a miniscule portion of your paycheck, a level head and patience.<p>The most important thing you can do for your future is invest as early as possible. Getting started …

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Here, …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

'Bishop Of Bling' Suspended By Pope Francis

The "bishop of bling" has been suspended by Pope Francis while the Roman Catholic Church investigates allegations of overspending on renovations at the German cleric's residence and offices.<p>Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been removed from his position "for the time being," …

Is being busy the secret to happiness?

Dan Pink points to an interesting new research finding — the happiest people are those that are very busy but don’t feel rushed:<p><b>Who among us are the</b> …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

The Alphabet Happiness: 'K'

<i>From awe to ecstasy, from contentment to delight, happiness shows up in so many different ways. The good news is that the more you focus on it, the more your brain responds. In her "Alphabet of Happiness," Randy Taran takes a closer look at aspects of happiness just waiting to be accessed. Here are</i> …

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4 Secrets to a Perfectly Imperfect Relationship

"♥ Love isn't finding someone you can live with, it's finding someone you can't live without." - Rafael Ortiz<p>On a fateful evening back in December of 2008, I met the man of my dreams. I just didn't know it yet. It started with a cheesy pick up line -- or so I thought -- until I realized that he was …

Must-Have Cult Product: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

In 1930, Pluto was discovered as a planet, Twinkies were created, and a makeup maven named Elizabeth Arden developed a Skin Protectant known as Eight …

What fruits can whiten teeth, help get rid of acne acne, and fix split ends? Get our natural beauty tricks.

Fruit stands may stick around only for the summer, but beauty is always in season! The next time you head to the farmer’s market, keep in mind that …

The Lipstick Color That Works On Everybody!

Who wants to go bare? Beige lips are it for summer beauty and no kit is complete without a great neutral shade to pair with a dramatic eye or, for a …