Brandie Frederick

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The Six Worst Ways To Brand Yourself

One evening when my daughter was 12 I asked her to grab my car keys from my desk.<p>She came back with the keys. We got in the car to drive to her piano lesson.<p>“Mom,” she said, “I saw a resume on your desk.”<p>“Was there something about the resume that struck you?” I asked her.<p>“Yes!” she said. “This man …

Why a Roth IRA Conversion in 2017 Might Be Smarter Than Ever

Roth IRAs are one of the most powerful tools to save for retirement. Not only do they offer tax-deferred growth as long as you keep money in the account, but they also let you take withdrawals on a tax-free basis in most situations. Moreover, although income limits stop some people from …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

3 Top Stocks to Buy Your Grandkids

If you want to give your grandkids a head start in life, consider giving them shares of these three stocks. Our choices might surprise you.<p>The …

Investing

An Ordinary Guide to an Extraordinary Life

He asked me what to do about his marriage. He was not happy.<p>It was a rare sunny summer day in Northern California, and we sat talking in the park. He asked me what he should do. He was tired of his marriage. It seemed his wife was, too. He said he could see himself being OK for the rest of his life …

Northern California

29 Healthy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Sometimes you simply get too busy to prepare and eat a healthy meal.Having some healthy snacks on hand can be useful when this happens.Here are 29 …

Healthy Eating

22 Things That Will Happen to You After Eating Avocado Every Day

There’s no denying that avocados are the favorite fruits, not only with the Americans but with people from everywhere. Intriguingly, it tastes so …

Nutrition

For smarter retirement planning, learn from lottery winners who opt for lifetime income over a lump sum

Three winners will split the recent Powerball lottery that was worth a record $1.6 billion, with each winning ticket getting about $528 million.<p>What …

1 Chart Every Middle-Class American Needs to See

Image source: Pixabay.<p>The middle class may be the foundation upon which the United States was built, but a number of recent studies suggest the working class is being left in the dust.<p>A study from the Pew Research Center in December showed that middle-class Americans are no longer in the majority. …

Albert Dros is Showing the Beauty of Netherlands Through Stunning Landscapes

90 Shares<p>Comments<p>Albert Dros is a talented photographer from Netherlands who specializes in landscape photography. His stunning landscape photos are …

Landscape Photography

Organic Garden Weed Killer, Easy for the Cheap & Lazy

Why use organic methods?<p>Many gardeners are extremely passionate about doing things the natural, organic way. It's often cheaper and just as effective …

High-Protein Breakfast & Weight Loss

Eating a high-protein breakfast has various advantages for a weight loss plan. For example, it creates a feeling of fullness throughout the day, …

5 High-Protein Smoothie Bowl Recipes

The latest breakfast craze that is quickly replacing smoothies or even the fitness favorite overnight oats is the smoothie bowl— another great, …

A True Valentine's Love Story

Despite having a caring relationship with my husband, I divorced him. We'd never had the deep connection I wanted. I was looking for a different type of connection. I started getting attuned to what I found meaningful rather than what seemed possible. I felt lonely because I wanted to have the man …

Relationships

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Meditation

The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations Right Now

The 10 hottest travel destinations right now.<p>When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, Americans are most concerned with their health, according to …

10 Easy Ways to Retire 10 Years Early

Play it smart, and you won’t need a fortune to leave the office behind<p>Forget what you may have heard—you don’t need to work until the grave. Just follow these 10 simple strategies and you’ll be able to retire when you’re young enough to enjoy it.<p><b>Related</b>: The Better Man Project—2,000+ Awesome Tips …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

9 Bad Work Habits to Kick in 2016

As we write our New Year's career resolutions, it's easy to focus on what we <i>should</i> do—ask for a raise, vie for a promotion, snag a corner office—and forget that there are a host of unsavory behaviors we'd be wise to stop at work.<p>"Bad work habits develop over time," making them tough to recognize …

Social Media

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Out of Shape?

Don’t let anybody tell you different—everyone has skipped a workout at some point. At Greatist, we’re firm believers in cutting yourself some slack …

Best space photographs of 2015