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10 Fun, Easy And Delicious Christmas Treats To Make

There’s nothing more I love about Christmas than being a little lazy… I’m not one for darting around all the shops, stressing about buying some ill …

Dessert

How to set a budget and stick to it

Whether it's something you need or something you want, creating a budget can help you keep your spending in line so you can reach your financial …

A Practical Guide to Achieving Any Goal and Living Beyond Fear

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you wish.<p>However, the primary obstacles stopping you from being and living how you want are:<p>The lack of trust you have <i>from</i> …

Self-improvement

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

How to Make A High-Protein Veggie Grain Bowl

We could go on and on about how amazing grain bowls are—they’re easy-to-transport meals, hearty, majorly-satisfying, and packed with good-for-you …

Helping your child understand how loans work

Understanding loans and debt can be a challenge for anyone, especially teens. This video shows you how to explain each step of the loan process and …

Build a Pergola in Your Backyard with One of These 15 Free Plans

These free pergola plans will help you build that much needed structure in your backyard to give you shade, cover your hot tub, or simply define an …

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Study after study attribute the increased number of households without a cable or satellite TV subscription at least in part to Netflix is a …

Rotten Tomatoes

The World’s Top Chef Is America’s Mathew Peters

Bocuse d’Or champion Mathew Peters kept a diary for us during his gold medal-winning week.<p>Mathew Peters has accomplished the impossible. Last week, …

Thomas Keller

Paulo Coelho’s 4 Tips for Becoming Wildly Successful in Life

If you ever wished you could peer inside the mind of one of the most intriguing icons in the world and find out exactly what makes them successful, …

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>CEO of ACD Inc<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In …

Motivation

10 Swim Spots So Stunning You Should Plan Your Entire Trip Around Them

Dive on in at these natural wonders! 💦<p>When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy …

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.

Chanel, 32, and Stevo, 30<p><b>Blog:</b> How Far From Home<p><b>Pre-travel jobs:</b> Both were in advertising.<p><b>Home base:</b> South Africa<p><b>When they started traveling:</b> March 2015<p><b>Where they went:</b> Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, New …

Indigenous Peoples

10 Emergencies Every Homeowner Should Know How to Handle

It’s a law of nature and of home-owning: whatever can go wrong, eventually will. With a bit of preparedness and forethought, though, damage from …

Home Improvement

Mohu's wireless AirWave antenna makes cord-cutting simple

We got a peek at Mohu's wireless TV antenna last night, and this morning the company is releasing a few more details. The AirWave promises free TV "everywhere" across a variety of mobile and connected TV devices, because it catches the OTA signal and turns it into an IPTV stream for its app, sort …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

5 Mini Habits That Will Turn You Into a Morning Person This Year

Bring positive energy to the pillow.<p><i>How do I become a morning person? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Andy Ooi, engineer and writer, on Quora:</b><p><b>I will tell you the answer. But first, let's</b> …

Thomas Edison

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Alternative Medicine

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

The Brain

If you’re thinking of retiring in Ecuador …

<b>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plan. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and</b> …

9 Healthy Things Successful People Do Every Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

Teaching

The Cheapskate's top 10 money-saving tips of 2016

Use them to save cash in 2017, too.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals page.</i><p>Saving money is a marathon, not a sprint. It's something …

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

European Travel

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes<i>By Gary Taubes</i>Read at Aeon

Diabetes