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6 ways to lower blood pressure without medication

If just reading about blood pressure is raising your blood pressure, a doctor may have mentioned you need to keep your numbers in check.<p>Chronic high blood pressure — higher than 130/80 — takes a toll on your arteries, heart, kidneys and brain. Lower it, and you reduce your risk of heart attack and …

Diabetes

20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

Cleaning

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

5 big mistakes investors make when analysing rental properties

<i>Expert Advice with Kate Forbes 05/02/2018</i><p>Thinking of buying an investment property, but you truly don’t know where to start?<p>You’re in good company: …

3 Easy Ways to Build a Killer Investment Portfolio

Follow these examples.<p>MONEY has just released its expanded 2018 list of the 50 best mutual funds and 50 best ETFs to own.<p>What makes these funds great …

Investing

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

It's Probably Time to Quit if You See Any of These 7 Signs Of a Toxic Workplace

If any of these resonate with you, it could be time for you to quit.<p>An amazing thing happens when you decide to quit your job: Co-workers who you never really spoke to, decide to invite you to a conference room and tell you everything they hate about the job.<p>When I quit a toxic workplace early in …

The Workplace

Scientific breakthrough sees creation of antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains

Scientists have developed an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains.<p>Already tested on monkeys, trials on human beings could begin next year, the BBC reported.<p>Up until now, HIV has been difficult to treat because of its ability to mutate and change its appearance.<p>Eventually, the human body …

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Android News

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Best Dumbbell Exercises To Get Strong (And Gather a Crowd)

This article isn’t going to focus on the standard dumbbell movements we’ve all seen and done. <b>Chances are you’ve got some great dumbbells and you use</b> …

HUSBAND Gift for Husband, ANNIVERSARY Gifts for Man, Anniversary Gifts for Husband Gift, Husband BIRTHDAY Gift for Husband Gift, Star Wars

Cool Star Wars Poster Set of 4 Prints.<p>---------------------<p>This is an ORIGINAL Artwork by MEOWconcept.<p>Each print is printed directly onto vintage dictionary page that is 80+ years old, therefore each one is unique and will not be printed onto the same page as shown within the listing. No other …

5 Vanguard Dividend Funds

Dividend mutual funds can be a smart way to gain diversified access to dividend stocks and Vanguard dividend funds are some of the best in this space …

6 Simple Steps to Figure Out How Much House You Can Afford

It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find a house and then apply for financing. With that in mind, here is a …

3 Reasons Employee Engagement Is Declining -- And How Managers Can Improve It

Employee engagement is one of those management attributes that can be hard to define. Different companies characterize it differently, but there’s one thing they pretty much all agree on: They <i>do</i> want engaged employees. Why? It’s simple: Engaged employees are usually more committed, hard-working, …

Employee Engagement

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

6 HR Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Best Employees

A business is only as strong as their best employees, which means you should avoid these common HR/Management gaffes.<p>In any office setting or work space, tiny societies tend to form, and within those societies relationships. Because we spend so much time at work on a weekly basis, the nature of the …

The Workplace

Sling TV is launching a cloud DVR next month

The feature will launch in beta on Roku devices<p>Dish’s Sling TV is gearing up to take on PlayStation Vue and AT&T’s upcoming DirecTV Now service with the launch of a new cloud DVR service. The new service, which will launch in an invite-only beta for Roku users next month, will allow users to record …

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

10 Healthy Fruit Smoothies All Under 300 Calories

Fruit smoothies are easy to make and they add so much good nutrition to your daily diet. But, if you need to watch your calorie intake, you need to …

Avoid Toxins And Save Your Money With These 72 Remarkable Uses For Simple Household Products!

You may be really surprised at how versatile everyday natural products can be.This following homemade natural products can bring you many health …

Just 3 Reps Of This Exercise Will Give You a Deep Burn In Your Abs

Build a stronger core—and visible abs—faster than ever<p>There are few things in life more satisfying than a deep burn in your abs.<p>This exercise, the hollow-body kickout, is one of the quickest routes to that feeling—and a stronger core.<p>You’ll start from a hollow-body position, a challenging stance to …

Millennials: There's A $454,000 Leak In Your 401(k)

Target-date funds are like the slow cookers of the investing world: Investors — particularly 401(k) plan participants — throw their money in one pot, simmer it for a set number of years and eagerly open the lid upon retirement.<p>But in many cases there’s much missing from that process and its …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 20

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, April</i> …

The best Fitbit for every type of person

<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>Fitbit If you've ever thought about buying a fitness tracker, you've thought about buying a Fitbit. They're impossible to ignore, …

The effects of talk radio and Fox News are studied in 'The Brainwashing of My Dad'

The title and those lively Bill Plympton animations may suggest otherwise, but "The Brainwashing of My Dad" has something more serious on its mind.<p>Witnessing her aging Caucasian father turn from Kennedy Democrat into an "enraged and unreachable"<p>Fox Newsfanatic, documentary filmmaker Jen Senko …

General says Army at high risk in war against China, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China.<p>Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says years of combat in Iraq …

Military