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The best investments for $10, $100 and $1,000

The best investments of any kind are those that generate a return. If you don't get more from your money than what you put in, you're spending money, …

Personal Finance

Want a Mortgage? Good Credit Might Not Be Good Enough

It’s too hard to qualify for a home loan. Lenders are reluctant to give conventional mortgages to people without pristine credit.<p>If you’ve applied for a mortgage with a good, but not great, credit score, you might have suffered through this firsthand. You can point your finger at federal regulators …

Real Estate

This Moisturizer Is Sold Every 18 Seconds

As beauty lovers, we’ve gone above and beyond to find the perfect skincare routine. We’re well versed in the steps required to achieve an even, …

Want to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet? Here's How

By Alexandra Rowles<p>Consuming too much added sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It can have many negative effects on your …

Nutrition

I Did a Crazy-Intense Detox for 5 Days Just to See What Would Happen

Before we dive into this, I have a confession to make. I'm a fairly clean-eating vegetarian who hasn't eaten dairy for about three months now. So …

You Can Make This Spinach Artichoke Dip in the Slow Cooker

Today is National Artichoke Heart Day and, I don't know about you, but when I think of artichoke hearts I think of spinach-artichoke dip. Whether …

Cooking

Changes to Credit Report Criteria Could Boost Scores

Credit scores for millions of Americans may soon increase due to two major changes in credit scoring.<p>Starting July 1, the three major credit agencies — Experian, Equifax and TransUnion — are dropping certain negative information from credit reports, including tax liens and civil judgments.<p>According …

Personal Finance

Here’s What to Do If You Lose Your Passport While Traveling Abroad

Losing your passport is one of the most stressful and scary things that can happen when you’re having an epic overseas adventure. Since we like to be ultra-prepared while visiting the world’s trendiest neighborhoods, and we’ve read a bunch of conflicting information about what we should do if we …

Now You Can Do Your Taxes Without Filling Out the Insurance Question

If you want to keep your health insurance status a secret from the I.R.S., the Trump administration just made it a little easier.<p>The policy change, confirmed by the I.R.S. on Wednesday after elements were reported by the libertarian magazine Reason, does not do away with the Affordable Care Act’s …

Health Care