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Skip The Crowds & See These Less-Instagrammed Destinations Instead

“Doing it for the ‘gram” dominates huge swaths of the travel landscape these days. People are voyaging to far-flung (yet wildly popular) destinations more than ever — funneled to a prescribed set of spots by Instagram influencers. We’re throwing down the cash to get that sunrise shot at Petra or …

Travel

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

Fruit Gains Are A Real Thing, Let Us Explain

Finishing a brutal workout signals one of the greatest aspects of exercise: the protein shake. It's a ritual that us gym-goers life and die by, and …

Nutrition

Grilled Chili-Garlic Flank Steak with Avocado Butter

Preparation<p>In a medium bowl, combine the butter, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, serrano, coriander, and 1/2 tsp. salt, and mix well. Cover with …

Recipes

Cool down with an ice cold watermelon lemonade slushie

We said it before and we’ll say it again: any way you slice it, your summertime BBQ is incomplete without watermelon. And as we approach those dog …

Recipes

It turns out ripe and unripe bananas have different health benefits — here's what you need to know

Andrew Burton/Getty<p><b>A photo featuring bananas at different levels of ripeness has garnered nearly 2,000 comments on Instagram.</b>• <b><br>Users began debating</b> …

Nutrition

9 things to know about your credit score and how it's calculated

More and more Americans are checking their credit and understand how the scoring system works.<p>The percentage of consumers who have obtained at least one credit score over the past four years has risen to 57 percent in 2018, up from 49 percent four years ago, according to a survey released in June …

Personal Finance

No shower, no problem — 5 gym beauty hacks

<i>Stash these products in your gym bag for a post-workout pick-me-up.</i><p><b>St. Ives cactus water and hibiscus cleansing stick</b><p>This fresh-smelling solid stick …

Skin Care

How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

Personal Finance

This Woman Saved $100,000 in 3.5 Years on a $54,000 Salary. Here's How

Sokunbi learned early on that sometimes you have to spend money to make more money. She started out photographing weddings for free to build a …

Time I

There’s a Beach in Mexico Completely Hidden Inside a Cave

<i>This story originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>It’s the patient traveler who knows that the treasures worth writing home about usually take a …

National Parks

Best Ways to Offer Down-Payment Assistance

The median sales price of a home is now $305,000, the real estate website Redfin recently reported. At that price, coming up with a down payment is …

Employee health benefits: How to hack them to get maximum return

Employee health benefits can have huge value, but you may not be taking full advantage of yours.<p>Here are three hacks that can help you get more out of what your company offers.<p>Drain your FSA early<p>Medical flexible spending accounts allow employees to put aside pre-tax money, typically through …

Retirement

8 Foods That Lower Your Blood Sugar and Can Save Your Life

It sounds dramatic, but it is no exaggeration: Balancing your blood sugar could be a matter of life and death. Chronic high blood sugar levels can …

The 7 best ways to spend your money in Iceland, according to locals

Iceland is a very trendy destination, but, despite the recent increase in crazy-cheap airfare, it’s certainly not the most affordable country to …

The 5 Best Sandals For Men to Wear This Summer

Because your sneakers won't cut it at the beach.<p>It's summer. It's hot. It's sweaty. There will be no Chelsea boots or suede Oxfords. There just won't. Not in this weather. Well, unless you're prepared for some serious foot sweat and stink.<p>Instead, summer is a time for breathable comfort. Though …

I grew my net worth by over $100,000 in 2 years. Here are 4 steps you can take today to do the same.

Two years ago, almost to the day, I started my blog with a daring goal.<p>Not only was I going to talk about money, a subject that most surveys indicate is more taboo than sex, but in true obsessed-money-blogger fashion, I was going to publish my net worth every single month. Down to the cent. For the …

The No BS Guide to Healthy Fats

So you’ve jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon because the whipped, green goodness is full of healthy fat — which helps our bodies function in terms …

The Best Men’s Scents of Summer 2018

Maybe it’s absurd, but we like to think of your favorite men’s summer fragrances as seasoning. If you put on too much, or the wrong garnish …

Food

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

This Little-Known 401(k) Trick Can Open the Floodgates to Roth IRA Savings

There's a retirement crisis in the U.S., with millions of people having saved very little toward their retirement. For most people, just taking …

Make Your Child a Financial Superstar

Imagine a teenager who never learned to use his inside voice or a 10-year-old who still doesn’t wait her turn. Life is a little more difficult when …

Personal Finance

7 actually cool cruises that are nothing like the ones your parents take

If the word “cruise” brings to your mind cringe-worthy images of older people in towel shorts and Hawaiian shirts stuffing their faces at an …

Travel

The Best Time to Book Flights, Based on 917 Million Airfares

Anyone who has ever purchased a plane ticket can tell you there’s a “right” and “wrong” time to buy.<p>Plane ticket prices fluctuate, and when you …

Travel Deals

Tough Cookie Workout

+ TIMER<p>00:00<p>:<p>START<p>30 sec<p>60 sec<p>2 min<p>Reset<p>Pause<p>Restart<p>+ SETS<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<p>Get your abs and core screaming with the Tough Cookie workout. This recipe will …

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

How to get ripped like Alicia Vikander did to play Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider' — which she put on 12 pounds of muscle for

This time the studio is stepping back to present the origin story of Lara Croft, a young woman from a privileged family trying to figure out what to do with her life and eventually finding her calling as a thrill-seeking archaeologist.<p>Oscar winner Alicia Vikander takes on the role and, like Jolie, …

Here's how you can buy a discounted car through Costco

Costco sells just about everything, so it's no surprise that the retailer can also help customers buy discounted cars.<p>Through the Costco Auto Program, Costco members can search for a variety of vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, jet skis, and RVs.<p>Once you've chosen a vehicle and your preferred …

Costco