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Jessica Lost Over 160 Pounds in a Year, and It All Started With Portion Control

The Jessica you see today on Instagram looks completely different than the Jessica you would have seen a year ago. She's lost over 160 pounds and documented her weight-loss journey along the way. She credits her accomplishment to portion control and regular exercise, and you can regularly see her …

A 20-Minute Fit and Sexy Workout For Your Entire Body

Grab a set of weights and get ready to work your entire body, in just 20 minutes — warmup and cooldown included. We stack the circuits in this sweat session, adding a new exercise to each round. It keeps it interesting, not to mention challenging! We provide modifications for all the exercises, …

4 things to do immediately if you're in your 20s and have nothing saved for retirement

When it comes to retirement savings, millennials could use some help.<p>According to a recent Merrill Edge report, only about one third prioritized …

Essential oils and menopause: Can they help?

Menopause can trigger a range of symptoms as the hormones shift and fertility declines. Some medications, including hormone therapy, can …

Essential Oils

New Technology May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

The last five years have been exhausting for Andrea Turner. Lights out for the 69-year-old meant sleeping for a couple of hours before being jolted awake in the middle of the night and lying there electrified.<p>“I was exhausted all the time, from the time I woke to the time I went to bed,” says …

Sleep

3 Best Stocks for Your 401k

Picking investments for your retirement account can be hard, but there are good reasons why two ETFs and one industrial giant deserve investors' …

Investing

5 Main Differences Between a Traditional 401(k) and a Traditional IRA

Whether you're saving in a traditional 401(k) or a traditional IRA, you're taking the right steps toward retirement. But one of them is probably a …

Retirement

Before You Claim, Try One of These Social Security Calculators

Don't Claim Without Trying a Social Security Calculator First<p>Use a Social Security calculator before you make a permanent decision.<p>Updated April 20, …

Retirement

13 Black History Books That Belong on Every Kid’s Bookshelf

We’ve shared the films you should watch in honor of Black History Month and the books to add to your to-be-read list, but celebrating the African-American achievements and the struggle for civil rights shouldn’t be a solo affair. Today, we’re sharing children’s books that honor the legacy of …

Social Security Benefits are Partially Taxable—Find Out How Much

Taxation of Social Security Benefits<p>Do you have to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits? Maybe<p>Updated January 19, 2018<p>You've finally retired. …

The Average American Got a $4,886 Tax Deduction by Doing This. Will You?

Tax season is almost here, and if you're like most taxpayers, you'll soon be looking high and low for ways to pay less to Uncle Sam -- or to get a bigger refund. One way that most Americans can cut their tax bill and take a step forward in saving for retirement is to contribute to a traditional …

Say goodbye to kale: the superfood trends for 2017 - and five new ingredients to watch

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360 per cent in the last decade. But never mind growing your own, they’re going to get extremely hi-tech. …

'I Was Considering Weight-Loss Surgery Before I Tried this Workout and Lost 75 Pounds’

Sarah Hancock thought she was out of options.<p><b>Before:</b> 220 lbs <b>After:</b> 145 lbs<p>The first time someone called Sarah Hancock “fat,” she was 5. By middle school, she felt she was destined to be heavy. Both of her parents were overweight, and their house was always stocked with tempting carbs.<p>The …

Woman Drops 72 Lbs. Thanks to Her Instagram Followers: 'I Couldn't Have Done It Without the Support'

Lobke Meulemeester had always struggled with her weight, but she really began putting on extra pounds after her mother died in October 2013.<p>“I …

Weight Watchers

You Have to See These Women's Incredible Yoga-Fueled Weight-Loss Transformations

Sometimes, less impact can mean greater results.<p>Real talk: Sometimes getting to the gym and crushing an hour-long workout packed with sprints on the treadmill, dumbbell squats, and burpees sounds less than appealing. And as much as we love building muscle and cranking out sprint intervals, not …

Build Lean Muscle with Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling

<b>So, you want to get leaner and build some muscle?</b> This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach the ultimate goal than you think. …

The Workout Strategy That Helped This Woman Lose More Than 40 Pounds—Without A Gym

Turning 21 is a milestone birthday for many people, and for Amber Johnson, it was the first step in creating her healthy new lifestyle. “My best …

Weight Loss

12 Ways to Burn Fat Without Setting Foot In the Gym

Have you been skipping the gym lately? No biggie—as long as you stay active in other ways. “A lot of people skip workouts completely when the …

31 Quick-and-Easy Recipes to Help You ROCK Your December Meal Plan

Quick and easy recipes aren’t *just* important around the holidays — there’s no doubt that, come December, they’re absolutely crucial to have on hand. You’ll probably be spending lots of time and energy on Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday noms (candy cane recipes, anyone?), so dinnertime …

18 Enchilada Casseroles That'll Leave You Satisfied and With No Dirty Dishes to Clean

Next time you're on a crunch for time and desperate to get dinner done ASAP with minimal clean up, reach for these 18 easy enchilada recipes. They'll not only satisfy your hunger (and leave plenty of leftovers for the next day's lunch) but require just a few ingredients, dishes, and pots.<p>Indulge in …

30 Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget and Busy Schedule

30 Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget and Busy Schedule<p>Updated on April 1, 2018<p>Losing weight is hard and on top of that, losing weight can often be …

The 8 Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Right Now

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No 401(k)? Try Treasury's MyRA as a Starter Roth IRA

It's open enrollment season again and a third of workers don't have access to a 401(k) plan.<p>Annual open-enrollment season is upon millions of …

6 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than Jogging

Step up your sweat sesh.<p>When you want to get in shape, no doubt you think about lacing up your sneaks and pounding the pavement. You may have heard that the average person torches 100 calories per mile out there, so it seems like an effective way to shed fat fast. And it is—don't get us wrong. But …

This Type of Exercise Can Help Ward Off Alzheimer's

You probably know that exercise is a great way to keep your brain healthy as you age. But now a new study sheds some light on which <i>type</i> of exercise …

The 5 Best Times to Score a Great Deal on a New Car

When it comes to scoring a new set of wheels, most personal finance experts would agree that used is best. However, used is not always an option if …

10 Slimming Foods to Eat If You Sit All Day

“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we …

With Netflix’s success comes more subscriptions for you to sign up for and the 5 apps to automate your finances

It’s the middle of the week, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day.<p>Personal FinanceMy cheating husband just inherited …

Hillary Clinton

Is coconut oil really healthier than other oils? Here's the truth behind the trend

Coconut oil may be praised for its countless creative uses, both in and out of the kitchen, but is it really healthier than any other oil?<p>Nope, not …

Recipe: Killer collards, as adapted from The Red Rooster Cookbook

<b>The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem</b><p><i>By Marcus Samuelsson</i><p><i>Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin</i><p><i>Harcourt, 384 pages, $52.95, publishes on Oct. 18</i><p>From its opening dedication "to the people of Harlem," it's clear that Marcus Samuelsson's <i>The Red Rooster Cookbook</i> is much more than a …