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How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …

Flight plan: Pack your bags — airfares have taken a nose-dive to their lowest point in years

Who benefits now that the airline industry has too many seats and not enough demand? Whoever takes a flier<p>If you’re planning to fly anytime soon you might encounter a rarity in modern air travel: an empty middle seat. The airline industry is in one of its so-called shoulder seasons (a sweet spot …

Achieving a Perfect Credit Score Is a Lot Easier Than You May Realize

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Americans would probably be lost without their credit cards. According to ValuePenguin, the average balance-carrying household had more than $16,000 in debt as of May 2016, with total outstanding consumer debt hitting $3.4 trillion, including $929 billion in revolving …

Personal Finance

5 Financial Mistakes Most Employees Make When Starting a New Job

The simplest way to get rich eventually is to keep your budget the same after your paycheck gets larger.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s easy to get excited about the opportunities that come with a new job. The job comes with a paycheck -- and sometimes even a much …

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

Self-improvement

Wells Fargo to pay $185 million settlement for 'outrageous' sales culture

Calling it “outrageous” and “a major breach of trust,” local and federal regulators hammered<p>Wells Fargo& Co. for a pervasive culture of aggressive sales goals that pushed thousands of workers to open as many as 2 million accounts that bank customers never wanted.<p>Those practices, first uncovered by …

Finance

Lyft tried (and failed) to get Apple, GM and others to buy it

In June, Lyft sought advice from investment firm Qatalyst, reportedly in an attempt to get another company to buy it. Now we know which companies Lyft was targeting.<p>According to a report in The New York Times, Lyft held acquisition talks with General Motors, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber and Didi …

Transportation

How to live a debt-free lifestyle

<i>Mashable's</i> latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed several money habits people can pick up to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck.<p>Several …

How to Conquer the Huge Problems Found During Home Inspections

You've finally found a buyer for your beloved home and signed a deal. Phew, what a relief! But then comes the reality check, aka the "home inspection." Such simple words, yet so fraught with stress and fear! Many contracts include a contingency that allows the buyer to back out if serious problems …

Plymouth man’s body building leads to dramatic weight loss

Rashard Keen’s reflection prompted his turning point.<p>“It was literally one day I looked in a mirror and enough was enough,” says Keen, 33, of …

Here's the Best Time to Book a Plane Ticket

Remember this number to get a deal worth bragging about.<p>If you're in midst of planning a romantic getaway (or, let's be honest, non-exciting plans to go see the in-laws when the kids are out of school), you might wanna consider putting this magic number in your iCalendar right now: 54.<p>Why 54, you …

21 Cheap And Easy Decorating Tricks For Renters

Your home doesn't deserve to be as boring as your landlord.

Home Decorating

Can you build a $1 million nest egg from scratch at age 50?

<i>I'm almost 50 years old and have virtually nothing saved for retirement. But I plan to start now and would like to build a seven-figure nest egg by the time I retire. Is that goal realistic and what should I do to make it happen?--Steve, Texas</i><p>Obviously, you would have a much better chance of …

Retirement

Jamaican Recipes

From chicken curry to spicy homemade hot sauce, here are Food & Wine's best Jamaican recipes.

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, you find all three of these important--in varying …

Bill Gates

Best Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss

You know that eating fruits and vegetables can help you achieve a healthy weight. But which kinds are best? Researchers examined diet information for …

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How To Replace Your iPhone 6's Screen And Avoid Dreaded Error 53

The story about the iPhone 6 and Error 53 – caused by specific third party repairs to devices, isn’t over yet and will likely rumble on, I suspect, until Apple is forced to come up with a better solution than we’ve seen so far.<p>It’s a PR nightmare for sure – even though most agree that security of …

Mobile Technology

How to make the most money selling your old gadgets

No matter how old your tech is, someone on the internet wants it — especially when it comes to smartphones and tablets.<p>So, the best thing you can do is sell your old gadgets on online marketplaces, like eBay, Swappa, Gazelle, uSell, Glyde, and Craigslist. You can also sell your old smartphones back …

In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

<i>Author Jesmyn Ward won a National Book Award for</i> Salvage the Bones<i>, her gritty and lyrical novel of Hurricane Katrina-era Mississippi. In this essay, as in all of her work, she doesn't mince words.</i><p>I was a freshman at Stanford University the first time someone called me a "bama." One of my new …

Black History

4 Costly Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Credit Score

Credit scores play a large role in our financial lives. FICO, the nation’s leading credit score, is used in 90% of credit decisions. If you have a FICO score above 750, your excellent credit rating will help you get the lowest rates on credit cards, loans and even (in most states) auto insurance …

Personal Finance

How To Build Muscle Mass in 2 Months.(100% Working)

The amount of muscle mass you can build in two months depends on numerous factors, such as how long you've been training, your age and genetics. …

How to use Android to save on auto repair - Android customization

Your Android device may not be able to fix your car, but you can certainly use it to help narrow down automotive electrical problems and possibly save some money on auto repair and prevent multiple trips to the DEQ. This Android customization project takes us outside, to your car, to tackle a task …

Android News

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

These 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes Keep Breakfast Simple

No more excuses to skip the most important meal of the day.<p>Blending up a smoothie is a pretty simple way to get a healthy breakfast made and downed in under five minutes. But because we know some people are at a loss in front of a blender, and others get way too fancy, we found a chart that will …

Breakfast

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

10 Places It's Cheaper to Fly to in 2016

So you’ve resolved to travel more in 2016. You’ve set aside some money to take a vacation, perhaps to live out your Anthony Bourdain fantasies in …

How To Wear Double Breasted Blazers In Any Season

It’d be dumb to dub double breasted blazers as dated, stuffy, grandpa-esque. A sophisticated cut, the double-breasted suit has been adapted for the …

7 Best Healthy Late-Night Snacks

It's January, the month when you're most likely to deeply regret a late-night pizza delivery.<p>Here, seven ways to midnight snack without screwing up …