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13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …


6 bad mental habits everyone should unlearn, according to a life coach who teaches people to be happier

I enjoy noticing the impact it has on my day and my life. Sometimes equally important is identifying what habits we have that negate all of the positive mindset gearing we do.<p>Put simply, we need to do some unlearning.<p>Here are six things that many of us are guilty of that sabotage our success, peace …


100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …


I travel the world for 3 months of the year — here are my 10 best tips to make trips less expensive

While we enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, our lives felt hurried. If we weren't at work, we were getting ready for work, doing chores or taking care of our kids. We only had 15 vacation days to burn each year — not nearly enough to account for sick days and to travel the way we wanted.<p>Fast forward …

Personal Finance

Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias in Science

Earlier this summer Google engineer James Damore posted a treatise about gender differences on an internal company message board and was subsequently …

Social Sciences

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity |

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …


LEAKED: The All-New 2018 BMW M5

While we’re waiting for the official debut of the brand-new F90-generation BMW M5, a video of it has been leaked by a Chinese website.<p>In this leaked …

Automotive Design

17 healthier versions of your favorite junk foods that are actually worth buying

If you're trying to eat healthier, the grocery store can seem like a minefield. Should you indulge in the original junk food you're craving, or go for the healthier alternative brand?<p>While some swaps aren't worth the money — or the assault on your taste buds — others are smart choices that can …

Healthy Eating

Why Does Hunger Vanish When You Ignore It Long Enough?

Why is it that when you're tremendously hungry, you're able to forget about it if you're in the middle of an intriguing activity, such as reading a …


11 things to do the night before an interview if you want to land the job

The night before an interview can be a stressful time — usually one filled with "what if's?"<p><i>What if I don't know the answer to a question? What if I trip and fall on my way into the office? What if I sleep through my alarm and miss the entire thing and never get a job ever again?</i><p>This is only …


35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …


5 steps to get started with saving

Costs add up fast, and building your savings can seem like a pipe dream. But small changes now can yield big benefits later. Follow these basic steps …

Options for people who don’t like to budget

Creating a budget may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn about the tools and techniques that can help simplify budgeting and …

Do Smokers' Lungs Heal After They Quit?

Cigarette smoke can have wide-ranging health effects on the body, and the lungs and airways are two of the hardest-hit areas.<p>But the good news is …

Beyond the Northern Lights: Five Must-Hike Trails in the Northwest Territories - Mountain Life

We’ve all heard about the Northern Lights, and many of us have dreamed about traveling north to see them with our own eyes. Some of us are even …

Ditch Store-Bought Condiments For These Healthier Alternatives

It’s hard enough as is to eliminate extra calories and high-sodium ingredients when hosting a backyard barbecue or lavish holiday spread, but it gets …

Healthy Eating

Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Pudding

Makes 2 Servings<p>Ingredients<p>14 large strawberries, cored, chopped, and frozen<br>• 3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese<br>• 1tablespoon natural peanut …


RANKED: The 10 healthiest leafy greens you should be putting in your salad

We used the CDC's ranking of powerhouse foods, combined with how many nutrients (specifically potassium, fiber, protein, riboflavin, niacin, folate, B6, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and B6) the greens pack per calorie, to determine the healthiest leafy greens you can choose. Following is …

Healthy Eating

Here's How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World, According to People Who Have Done It



From LAX, a $795 round-trip fare to the South Pacific's Cook Islands on Air New Zealand

You can get to the exotic Cook Islands for $795 round trip from LAX on Air New Zealand.<p>The fare, which includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability, is for departures on Saturdays on these dates: Aug. 26-Sept. 24, Oct. 21-Dec. 15 and Jan. 20-March 31.<p>Returns are on Fridays. You must …

How to Get Cheap Airfare

More Articles About Finding Cheap Airfare<p>There are incredible travel deals happening all the time. In this post, I share with you where I go to get …


Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons Recipe by Tasty

• 3 egg whites, room temperature<br>• ¼ cup (50 g) sugar<br>• 1 ¾ cups (280 g) powdered sugar<br>• 1 cup (100 g) superfine almond flour<br>• 3 drops red food coloring


Why I Have Become Jaded By So-Called "Mistake" Fares - Live and Let's Fly

Let me tell you a story. I’ll call it <i>A Tale of Two “Mistake” Fares</i>.<p>Award Expert focuses on the effective utilization of frequent flyer miles and …

Frequent-flyer Programs

10 Crucial Health Tweaks to Make by Your 50s

For most people, your 50th birthday is the signal that it's time for a first colonoscopy screening—and you should know the best time to schedule your …

Italian Limoncello Cheesecake Bars (20-Minute Recipe)

These Italian Limoncello cheesecake bars are so rich, creamy, and refreshing! They are one of the best spring-summer desserts that I have ever tried. …

Recipe: How to Make Shake Shack’s Famous Burger

As a native East Coaster who now lives in the land of In-N-Out, there’s no more tedious debate than the one surrounding which much-loved burger chain — the California-based In-N-Out or Danny Meyer’s New York City brand Shake Shack — reigns supreme.<p>The real answer is that the burgers are too …

The 23 Biggest Fuckboys In Rom-Coms


30 Days Of Meals You Can Eat During A Sugar Detox

I gave up all added sugar and artificial sweeteners for an entire month and actually didn't hate it. Here's everything I ate along the way.

Healthy Eating

Power Your Morning With 30+ High-Protein Vegan Breakfasts

Vegans won't have a tough time getting enough protein in the morning with these delicious breakfast recipes. From savory to sweet, these breakfasts are all under 400 calories and offer at least 15 grams of protein.

Healthy Eating