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I skeptically tried practicing gratitude. It completely changed my life.

A few years back I worked in a university building that also housed an entire department full of psychologists, all of whom seemed to see us …

Suspended – Medium

5 crazy Caribbean resorts you have to stay in before you die

Now that you've finally decided to take your dream trip to the Caribbean, it’s time to choose where you should stay.<p>Will it be Anguilla, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, or Turks and Caicos?<p>Regardless of where you end up staying, you'll enjoy spectacular views of see palm trees, pearly-white sand, clear, …

Caribbean

Bedroom design ideas, inspiration & pictures

Need help with your home project?<p>Need help with your home project?<p>Need help with your home project?<p>Need help with your home project?<p>Need help with …

30 quick and easy beauty tricks using household items

Did you know that you have been spending way too much money on beauty products? There are so many beauty benefits that come from common household …

Hair Care

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Shed Plans

Types of Backyard Garden Shed Plans and How To Build A Shed<p>There are many styles and sizes of shed plans, each with its own unique shed design …

Woodworking

Making Your Retirement Savings Last

Ask yourself these questions:<p>Do you want a guaranteed retirement income stream as long as you live, to protect you against outliving your assets?<br>• Are you nearing retirement?<br>• Are you in a defined contribution pension – either an employer-sponsored 401(k) or 403(b) plan, or an individual Roth or …

Retirement

How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created …

Dessert

Here's 35 Beauty Tutorials of All the Halloween Makeup Inspo You'll Ever Need

Some of these look so real it's scary.<p>Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to decide what look you’re going for this year. News flash: You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to master a killer look — plus, shockingly enough, most of these looks take less than 10 …

Harley Quinn

18 home decorating tricks the pros swear by

Sometimes we get the feeling that professional interior decorators don't want to tell you all their top tips for creating a stunning home design, but …

10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Retirement

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Snow White

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

12 habits of unsuccessful people

Old habits die hard.<p>Still, some of them <i>definitely</i> should be laid to rest. Certain habits project a pretty bad image.<p>In fact, bad habits may even cause others to view you as unsuccessful.<p>Obviously, having one of these bad habits doesn't necessarily make you a failure. In some cases, however, these …

Self-improvement

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Self-improvement

The 14 Best Workout and Exercise Apps for Lazy Girls

Easy fitness plans you can follow without even leaving your apartment.<p>Oct 5, 2017<p>Nothing kills your exercise motivation faster than a roomful of witnesses at the scene of your Not Nailing That Yoga Pose. But that's where workout apps for your smart phone (that you can use in the privacy of your …

Apps

12 Amazing Gardening Tricks Everyone With a Backyard Needs to Know

These tips will help whether you're a garden guru or a total novice.<p>Gardening is a fine art, and often, learning to get it right is a process of trial and error. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can pinch from professional gardeners to help you master this hobby with ease.<p>1. Coffee, …

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did

Most people think you need to wait until the retirement age of 65 to stop working and escape the 9-to-5 grind. Ever thought about what it would be like to retire early and travel the world? Anita Dhake, a former Chicago-based lawyer, had that fantasy — and she was so driven that she quit her job …

Retirement

30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

Dessert

Ariel Winter Just Shut Down Body-Shamers Criticizing Her Graduation Dress

Ariel Winter, aka one of our favorite human beings, will not have any of your body-shaming, #thankyouverymuch. The actress who has been an advocate …

How to Choose the Right Paving and Decking Material

While lawns have their place, at least part of the garden floor needs paving or some kind of hard surface to make it easy to move around in, and to create outdoor sitting and dining areas. In smaller gardens, every inch of space is valuable, particularly if you like to entertain outside. A hard …

Landscaping

How to invest like ... Hetty Green, the world's richest woman

Hetty Green was the first woman to invest on Wall Street. She was also the pioneer of Warren Buffett-style “value investing”.<p>When she died in 1916 at 81, she had an estimated $100m in cash and owned more than 6,000 assets, including railways, hotels, office buildings, theatres, churches and …

Investing

How Burt's Bees Just Took Social Entrepreneurship to the Extreme

The lip balm giant's plan to drop the letter B from their products and plant a billion flowers is working.<p>Bees -- those busy buzzing insects that help pollinate fully 1/3 of the all food on Earth -- are dwindling in number each year. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) has been a leading factor, and its …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

Retirement roadmap

From your 20s and on, here are some steps to consider on your road to retirement.<p>Key takeaways<p>In your twenties and thirties, it's important to set …

Retirement

Why This Mom's Post About the Parents Whose Toddler Was Attacked by an Alligator Is Going Viral

"Listen to me very clearly perfect parents, VERY CLEARLY. I'VE HAD ENOUGH."<p>In the wake of the tragic death of a 2-year-old boy who was attacked by an alligator and dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel, a mom and writer named Melissa Fenton, who has her own blog …

Parenting

Can Reaching 10,000 Steps a Day Help You Lose Weight?

This one surprised us.<p>Truth: We’re <i>all</i> guilty of sneaking a peek at our tracker a few too many times a day in hopes hitting those coveted 10,000 steps. But will those paces <i>actually</i> take down the number on the scale?<p>The answer might surprise you: “I think if you use step counting as a means to lose …