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The 6 Biggest Salad Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From underseasoning to overdressing, it's surprisingly easy to ruin a salad. Watch out for these 6 common mistakes, and you can avoid this sad fate<p>Salads are supposed to be light, bright, and full of life—but too often, they hit the table flat, limp, and soggy, with all the good stuff sunk at the …

Healthy Eating

Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr. Bojangles

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The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

America’s 401(k) revolution was a failure

It rewarded the rich and hurt everyone else<p>It was a bad idea from the get-go, but new research shows that America’s 401(k) revolution has left us even worse off than we thought. Here’s a look at how we got into this mess, and where it will take us if we don’t wise up. <b><br>The Dumbest Retirement Policy</b> …

Erase Bad Memories In Your Sleep

Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.<p>While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day's activities, processing memories so they can be recalled later on. Under the influence of Ambien, sleep has been shown to improve recall of bad …

Earn More Than You Spend is the Secret to Financial Freedom

One of the steps to help you build a strong financial foundation is to do things that will improve your cash flow — things like starting a budget, …

Myth: Financial Advisors Are Only For The Rich

It’s a widely held myth: Financial advisors are only for the rich. I keep hearing this blithe – and oh, so false – assertion repeated promiscuously, and often by people who should know better.<p>The numbers tell a different story. Our table below gives insight into the real-life world of advisors. It …

38 Resources to Empower Anyone to Live Within Their Means

Living within one’s means is easier said than done. These resources – calculators, articles, and tools – will help you save money and spend less so …

Personal Finance

Term Life Vs Whole Life - Why Term Life Always Wins

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Pay raises in 2014 expected to average 3%

A survey of 900 companies finds raises will be on par with 2012 and 2013 pay hikes.<p>How much extra can you expect in your paycheck next year?<p>Employers say they'll dole out raises averaging 3% in 2014, virtually matching annual increases in 2013 and 2012, according to a survey of more than 900 mid- …

The Negroni Sbagliato

The negroni sbagliato--an "incorrect" negroni--is inspiring bartenders across the country to screw up the drink in yet more delicious ways<p><i>The Negroni Leoni by Michael Neff of Ward III and The Rum House, New York City (Credit: Paul Wagtouicz)</i><p>Until just a few years ago, the negroni was an insiders' …

New York City

The book that made me quit my job

A couple years ago, I sat on a plane. I was returning home to DC after visiting my family in Utah, and the prospect of going back to work made me …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

9 Activities You Must Do On Your Next Bermuda Getaway

About 640 miles off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is actually closer to New York than it is to Miami. (It's a quick two-hour flight from New York City and a three-hour flight from Miami.)<p>And sure, there's golf, tennis, diving, and shopping to keep …

Did I Participate In A Pyramid Scheme?

How college students like me get recruited into multi-level marketing, which seems to defy the laws of mathematics<p>People dressed in business suits, many of them about my age, began to fill the rows of seats inside a private room at the Proud Bird restaurant near LAX. I was brought, along with a …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.<p>09.08.13 4:45 AM ET

Low-Cost Allegiant Air Launches Its First National Ad Campaign

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air launched its first national television advertising campaign Tuesday, delivering a message that explains its …

Turtle Island Offers Guests Private Beaches and A Luxuriously Rustic Fijian Experience

<i>By Courtney Driver</i><p>Fiji's Turtle Island is a place where rustic island living and luxury travel collide; this is an isolated little pocket of the world filled with relaxed schedules, warm smiles and private beaches.<p>At first I was having a difficult time putting Turtle Island into words. There are so …

How to Play Hooky at the G20 Summit: A Guide to Saint Petersburg

Memo to all G20 leaders: if you can’t take another meeting, sneak out and explore St. Petersburg instead.<p>On September 5, leaders from the world’s top …

Top 10 Tech Savvy Airlines

Last fall Fly.com released the results of a consumer survey that identified how Americans don't want to unplug from their portable communication devices when flying. Since then, there have been ongoing rumors that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will loosen rules surrounding the use of …

How to: Turn Your Car Into a Camper

Earlier this year, I was awarded a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to spend four months driving around the United States documenting nocturnal culture with my partner and collaborator, Kevin Weidner (who helped me write this piece), and our two dogs (check out my piece on late-night …

A Taste of Rio's Finest

Confeitaria Colombo in Downtown Rio de Janeiro<p>Between the dramatic mountains and white sands of Rio de Janeiro lurks one of Brazil's most baffling mysteries: How does a diet so rich in meat, rice, cheese, and cream produce a country filled with so many tanned and toned beach bodies?<p>While São Paulo …

The Dumbest Questions Tourists Ask In Hawaii

Tourists get a bad rap <i>across</i> the globe -- they're slow, they ask too many questions, they get in the way. But when we're talking about tourists who are merely crossing state lines to explore a new part of their own country, they don't come much more clueless than those jetting off to Hawaii to get …

Where to Eat in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is often a jumping off point for Alaska’s scenic beauty. But for those also traveling for Alaska’s famous seafood, the city has some of the …

The Olympic Park For The 2016 Rio Games Is Amazing

The design by architecture firm AECOM was made to reflect the mountains and valleys of Brazil's coastline on the site located in the Rio's Barra da Tijuca district.

JPMorgan to stop making student loans: company memo | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has decided to get out of the student loan business, after the biggest U.S. bank concluded that competition from federal government programs and increased scrutiny from regulators had limited its ability to expand the business.<p>The entrance to …

IRS To Count Automatic Gratuities As Wages, Not Tips

Gratuity included? A new IRS rule could end, or at least curtail, the practice.<p>The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin classifying automatic gratuities as service charges that are taxable as regular wages and subject to payroll tax withholding. Currently, they're considered tips, and it's up …

U.S. Small Business Lending Reaches Highest Level Since August 2007

(Reuters) - Small U.S. businesses took on more debt in July, pushing an index of borrowing to a six-year high and adding to evidence that the economic recovery is on firmer ground.<p>The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the volume of financing to small companies, …