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5 Surprising Things That Could Affect Your Pregnancy

Being a pregnant woman is kind of like living in a minefield. There are the things you know you should be doing, like eating right. There are things you know you <i>shouldn't</i> do, like drinking alcohol. And everyone has an opinion about everything you might or might not choose to do in between—eating …

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

10 Huge Credit Card Mistakes

You'll want to avoid these at all costs.<p>Credit cards can be a dangerous thing when abused, but when used correctly, they actually offer a number …

Personal Finance

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat For Breakfast

Simple breakfast ideas from pros who need that healthy fuel.

Healthy Eating

11 Cooking Tips Pro Chefs Swear By (and You Should Too)

Add seasoning as you cook. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Resist the urge to slice into cooked meat before it rests. If you're as obsessed with the Food …

New York City

Zac Efron’s secret to cutting sugar cravings—for good

Ah, <i>Baywatch</i>—the classic lifeguard drama that’s coming out as a movie soon. In the remake, you’ll get to see Zac Efron running (shirtless) in slow-mo …

These 5 self-defeating excuses keep you from getting richer

There are lots of things you know perfectly well that you should do, but don't <i>—</i> from eating less junk food to getting more sleep. Making a budget is …

Personal Finance

This Simple Change in Your Daily Routine Will Help You Work Less (and Do More) | Inc.com

The age of the eight-hour workday is long gone.<p>It emerged as a direct result of industrial-era workers' coalitions lobbying to limit the amount of manual labor they were required to perform each day.<p>But as our economy pivots away from factory jobs and technology proliferates, a rigid 40-hour …

Time Management

How to Save Money on All of Your Car Expenses

5 Steps to Save Money on All Car Expenses<p>Updated November 08, 2017<p>Owning a car is likely one of your largest personal expenses, and while it will …

How to Avoid These Common Credit Card Mistakes

You could be hurting your credit without even realizing it.<p><b>1. You avoid credit cards altogether</b><p>Eschewing plastic will help keep you out of debt, but …

Personal Finance

Forget graham crackers: Saltines make the best pie crust

I, privileged Yankee pie consumer, had previously been unaware of the many pleasures of the saltine cracker pie crust. I had thought the pinnacle of …

Retirement

Erin Loechner Tells Us Why Living Slow Is the New American Dream

Somehow, over the years, we’ve collectively decided to equate being busy with being successful. Having too much on our plates is somehow a mark of accomplishment, even if it leaves us feeling stressed, unfulfilled and exhausted in the process. Lately, though, we’ve been noticing a beautifully …

Minimalism
Narcissism

20 Ways to Accidentally Ruin the Next 20 Years of Your Life

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.And so often, against our better judgment, we accidentally make the wrong …

Days of our Lives

Put Some Clothes On and Get To Work: Tips For Working at Home

The key to a successful career out of your house is very, very sharp lines between on the job and on the couch.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I am a consultant in a large global firm and my official office is a good four-hour drive away. Whenever people hear that I …

Hung Up

3 Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

Financial literacy and money management are important life skills. Unfortunately, most people never study this in school, leaving many young adults ill-prepared to deal with their finances as they enter the work world, often in their early twenties.<p>When you begin your career, you begin the asset …

The Only Gym You Need Is a Good Staircase

A new study finds that some brief, intense stair climbing has more health benefits than you'd think.<p>As rewarding as it is to pay $100+ a month for the right to watch elderly gentlemen do an inordinate amount of wandering around a locker room sans towel, we've already argued why that money might be …

Research

Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate | Inc.com

I'm sure I'm only one of many people who feel as if they're drowning in a sea of email. There are countless tips on how to manage your inbox if you're on the receiving end and how to write better emails if you're on the sending end. Yet still, sometimes emails simply go unanswered. I'll admit I'm …

Productivity

7 Things You Should Know About Budgeting on an Entry-Level Salary

Congratulations—you’ve scored your first job! But while the exhausting search for a full-time gig is over, the real hard part has just begun: …

7 surprising benefits of eating more ginger

Give your pantry and fridge a quick scan. Do you see powdered or fresh ginger? If not, it's time to plan a trip to the grocery store—stat! That’s because this medicinal marvel, long touted in <b>Chinese medicine</b> and Ayurveda as a healing spice, actually has a significant amount of science to back it …

Alternative Medicine

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Meditation

5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life | Investopedia

Some people are born to be entrepreneurs. Colonel Sanders of KFC fame apparently wasn’t one of them. Although he had a lifelong skill for cooking, he …

An economic theory developed in 1817 can help you cut your to-do list in half

Most mornings, while I drink my coffee, I jot down a to-do list. “Call bank,” I write. “Respond to one zillion emails. Clean kitchen. Prepare for meeting. Write article. Read friend’s cover letter. Go for jog.” This is not a list of things that I will actually do. It’s more a list of things to …

Economics

Five Signs You're Successful -- Whether You Know It Or Not

For years we clung to an outdated definition of career success.<p>In the old definition of success, successful people were people who had “big” jobs and earned tons of money.<p>You could tell the successful people apart from everybody else by their clothes, their cars, their houses and other material …

Self-improvement

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

Creating a budget doesn't have to be scary. Here's step 1.

The key is to make sure you’re spending your income wisely. But that can be difficult if you don’t have a good grasp on where your money is …

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

Breakfast

8 Ketogenic Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

If you're looking for the most hard core low-carb diet of all the low-carb diets, the ketogenic diet is it.<p>The trendy ketogenic diet, which reportedly has fans like Lebron James and Kim Kardashian, reduces your daily carb intake to 35 grams or less, depending on the plan you follow. That's about …