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Drugstore Skin Care Buys That Live Up to the Hype

"This contains hyaluronic acid, a favorite ingredient among dermatologists. Hyaluronic acid has a unique ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, so it's a great skin hydrator. The fact that this product contains some SPF is a bonus." —Elizabeth Hale, M.D.<p><i>Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water</i> …

The 10 commandments for financial success: Follow these rules and grow richer

Wouldn't it be nice if your paycheck came with an instruction manual? "After rent and student loan payments, you can spend up to $250 on fun this …

How to track down an old retirement account

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I worked for a company during the late 1990s. When I left, I had a 401(k) worth approximately $10,000. I recently found an old 401(k) statement and called the plan administrator. I was told my company's accounts had been transferred to another plan administrator in 2008. I called the new …

Retirement

Why you should really be using cash instead of card

Managing your finances can be difficult, but a few quality tips and tricks can go a long way. Each week we'll be featuring a new tip on anything from daily spending to retirement planning from a member of the Finance Collective. This week's tip comes from MoneyMiniBlog is about the benefits of …

6 Simple Steps to Figure Out How Much House You Can Afford

It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find a house and then apply for financing. With that in mind, here is a …

Personal Finance

Why Black Americans Stay Poor

The education gap with whites has narrowed, but not the wealth gap.<p>To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.

Income Inequality

The beauty buzzwords to have on your radar for 2017

The beauty industry loves a buzzword and for 2017 there are plenty to choose from. Whether you want to up your skincare game or be up-to-date with the latest nail technology advancements, there is plenty to get excited about this year. From turmeric to DNA skincare, here's everything you need to …

Skin Care

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

11 Winter Soups That Warm The Soul

Warm your body and soothe your spirit with a steaming bowl of soup or stew. From Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup to Pasta e Fagioli, these recipes will have you satisfied and snug as a bug on the coldest winter days.<p><b>1. Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup</b><p>Made with rotisserie chicken and Asian pantry …

Easy Crock-Pot Recipes For Beginners

I'll be the first to admit that I don't love cooking, but eating out or ordering in every night isn't financially sustainable no matter how much I …

Cooking

22 Products That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

Put these products to the test.

Shopping

20-Minute Meals You Need In Your Life This Week

You don't need to spend two hours in the kitchen to cook something delicious.

Keep It Clean at Every Meal With These Recipes

Following a meal plan to learn the basics of eating clean is a great way to jump-start your healthy life. But when the plan ends, you're going to need some extra recipes to keep your new habits going, especially if you commit to eating the 80/20 way. Just to review: that's eating clean 80 percent …

The Best Matte Liquid Lipstick of All Time Has Been Hiding at Sephora

Did you know the average woman spends $1780 on lipstick over her lifetime? While we're not sure how that breaks down between all the amazing …

Makeup

Hit Refresh: 7 Daily Tips to Eat More Vegetables (Deliciously!)

Refresh your diet by adding more vegetables. Here are 7 easy ways to get more<p>Most of us don't get enough vegetables. In fact, 90% of Americans don't …

Healthy Eating

Could the timing of meals help you lose weight?

More evidence suggests it may not be all about <i>what</i> you eat, but <i>when</i> you eat that will help you control your weight.<p>People who finished eating all their meals by early afternoon had smaller fluctuations in hunger and burned slightly more fat than people who ate throughout the day, a small new study …

28 Secrets For Shopping Online That Will Blow Your Mind

All the tips and tricks you need to get the best deals during your next online shopping spree.

Psychiatric Emergency Services Will Relieve Portland Police From Mental Health 911 Calls

It will soon get much easier for those in the tri-county area experiencing a mental health crisis to receive help.<p>The first of its kind in the …

Mental Health

Buying a House on a Single Income | Investopedia

At a time when a lot of young adults are postponing marriage, the number of Americans buying a house on a single income is substantial. According to …

Personal Finance

10 Underrated Beauty Brands You Need to Finally Try

You visit Sephora.com every day to see what's new. The layout of the brands at your local Ulta Beauty is so familiar to you, you can picture it with your eyes closed. You prowl your favorite department stores' counters regularly, and you've tried and tested all the drugstore formulas available in …

How To (Finally!) Slash Your Credit Card Debt This Year

Paying off credit card debt can feel like a totally impossible challenge, especially if you have multiple accounts to deal with. But, of course, it's …

72 Insanely Popular Dinners You Have To Try In 2017

Everything you need for a delicious year.

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Nutrition experts got together and ranked the best diets of 2017 — here are the top 12

Often, the ones that garner the most attention aren't even among the best.<p>For its annual list, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans, considering different criteria including how easy the diet is to follow, its effects on weight loss (both short and long term), how nutritional and safe the …

Holistic Medicine

These 5 Smoothies Prove That Smoothies Can Be Hearty and Filling

Smoothies are a fast and delicious way to pack many nutrients into one quick-sipping glass. Whether you're running out the door at the start of your …

Smoothies

Chia Seed Oil: How This Ingredient Works Wonders on Your Skin

For the longest time, even after I had fully committed to natural, green beauty products, I avoided anything with chia seed oil in it. Why? Well, I’m not totally sure. But the only thing I can think of is that commercial from my childhood, advertising the growable Chia Pet with the annoying …

Skin Care

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

Healthy Eating