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11 Meditations For The August 2018 Full Moon That Will Help All Zodiac Signs Survive In One Piece

This month's full moon falls on Aug. 26 and rises at 8:01 p.m. EST. With Mercury's retrograde ending just a week before the full moon, this night …

Meditation

3 tips for managing your money during your first year of retirement

New to retirement? Here's how to get a handle on your finances.<p>Your first year of retirement can be exciting and daunting at the same time. On the one hand, you're finally free from the confines of work and can live your life according to your own rules and schedule. On the other hand, there's a …

Retirement

Spouse, Kids or Trust: Choosing Your IRA Beneficiary

Many people think that a will can designate how their IRA is paid out. It is not true. IRA accounts and other types of retirement accounts like …

Retirement

Should You Opt For Social Security Lump Sum Benefits?

Do you know there’s an option to receive up to six months of benefits in a lump sum when initiating Social Security retirement benefits?<p>Not many people do, until they apply for benefits.<p>While this can be a nice option, too many people are surprised by it when it is offered by Social Security reps. …

Retirement

These 14 Easy Pastry Recipes Will Make Your Kitchen Smell Like a Boulangerie

If you have a sweet tooth, you probably don't like to choose favorites when it comes to dessert. Cupcakes, cakes, ice cream, gelato, cookies, you …

Baking

12 Foods That Will Help You Survive Cold and Flu Season

TG, wine is on the list.<p>Second to the chills, the worst thing about coming down with a cold or flu is losing your appetite. What is life without being able to eat?!<p>But here’s why you should suck it up and chow down anyway: Since a cold and the flu are both caused by viruses, foods with antiviral …

Wellness

How to Dodge and Burn in Lightroom with the Help of Luminance Range Masking (VIDEO)

You might already know how to do “dodging and burning” techniques in Lightroom to tweak the exposure of your images, but here’s a way to do it even …

Tutorials

How to Turn Your Business Into a Media Company (And Why You Should)

Invest just a few hours a day into creating quality content.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner</i><p>You might think that only huge companies with large budgets have to hire videographers, content creators and editors, who can pump out a ton of content every day. But that's not the case. Even small …

Social Media

The Special Bond Between Aretha Franklin and Barack Obama

Three years ago at the Kennedy Center Honors, a 73-year-old Aretha Franklin took the stage in a floor-length fur coat, sat down at the piano and …

Aretha Franklin

Most Frequently Used Typefaces Of 700+ Brands, According To New Study

Image via Icons8<br>Do brands get “edgy” when it comes to making font choices? Further, is there a difference between typefaces people like and typefaces …

Typography

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

15 Cheapest Towns You’ll Actually Want to Retire In

Three out of four Baby Boomers are unsure they have enough retirement savings. If you’re nearing retirement age, it might be time to consider …

Retirement

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

These strawberry hand pies are as adorable as they are delicious

We’re halfway through August, which means peak strawberry season is over – a sign that the swan song of summer is just around the corner. Womp womp. …

Dessert

Chase Rolls Out New Travel Booking Site Beginning Today

As you already know, Chase credit card customers love their points. They love them so much that they redeemed points “faster than anticipated” in the …

Hospitality

5 Muni-Bond Funds To Buy Now And Hold Forever

If you’re looking for tax-free yields, municipal (“muni”) bonds can provide you with 5%+ distributions that Uncle Sam won’t touch. With rates rising, it <i>is</i> a bit tricky to make savvy buying decisions at the moment. But income investors buying smartly today are banking 5%+ yields – and paying as …

Investing

Want To Cut The Taxes In Your Retirement Money?

Many people investing in retirement plans such as 401(k), 403(b) and IRAs don’t fully understand tax-deferred investing. Let’s look at a few of the tax issues related to retirement planning and investing.<p><b>Short-term tax vs. long-term tax aka capital gains</b><br>Let’s start by understanding how your money …

Retirement

These yoga moves pretty much feel like a massage

In the same way that you can do less and get more out of your yoga class, so too, can you master moves on your mat that feel like a massage.<p>I repeat: …

Yoga

Ex-Navy SEAL Shares His Top 7 Tips for Overcoming Fear

Most of us are afraid of something, whether it's failure, commitment, public speaking, or simply breaking out of our comfort zone. But more often …

Self-help

These 8 Vegetables Are the Actual Superfoods, According to Science

It seems as though every day a new superfood is brought into the spotlight for its numerous health benefits. While trendy foods like ghee, matcha, …

Nutrition

The best cruises for people who don't like cruise ships

Incredible Mediterranean voyages that will provide a fresh take on cruising.<p>1. Cyclades odyssey<p>The handsome, nimble motor-sailing cruiser Galileo will whisk 49 passengers on a whistle-stop tour of the Cyclades, surely Greece’s most striking island group. Pairing popular stops such as volcanic …

Cruise Ships

The best cities with beaches in Europe

City break or beach holiday? There’s no need to choose – here are the European hotspots that offer the best of both: buzzy urban life right next to …

Beaches

Let’s Get Real: What an Average Retirement Costs

The gray-haired couple sipping champagne on a beach at sunset. Grandpa teaching the grandkids how to fish at the family lake house. Are these scenes …

Retirement

My First Three Months On Medium Earned $2,600+

A little celebration is in order.When I hopped on Medium at the end of April, it was with the intention to make up for lost income. I’ve written …

Writing

37 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits

Find out how states will treat your Social Security benefits and other retirement income.<p>Are you going to have to pay taxes on your retirement …

Retirement

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer's

Emerging evidence suggests that a "potent" drug could prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease — but only if a person takes the medication long …

Dementia

Lower Your Medicare Costs by Following These 12 Steps

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 14<p>Keep costs at a minimum<p>Medicare covers more than 57 million Americans, including both seniors and the …

Retirement

Popular investing apps that let you trade for free, or next to nothing

Investing is a risky venture. At any given time, the money you hoped would generate healthy returns can disappear with little warning. So why spend …

Investing

A Different Kind of Diversification Pays Off for Retirees

Retirement savers can get more income with less volatility using income allocation instead of asset allocation.<p>Include income annuities as a new …

Retirement