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This 10-Question Quiz Will Tell You Exactly How Stressed You Are | Inc.com

Everyone says they're stressed these days, but not everyone could possibly mean the same thing by it. For some people "stressed" means mildly irritated by a busier than average day. For others it means "I am millimeters from mental and physical collapse."<p>Stress also affects different people …

Self-improvement

How to Invest $500 a Month and Become a Millionaire in 30 Years

Investing $500 a month is a simple and easy process to build wealth.<p>If you have $500 left over at the end of every month, you can easily achieve …

Investing

Everything single parents need to know about life insurance

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Even though it might be hard sometimes to picture your young children as independent adults, …

What to do when you hate your job (but need it)

So you’re in the trenches in a job that you don’t like (or you even hate!) but the paycheck is nice … and you can’t do without it. What now?<p>Well, I’m …

Employment

Paying Down Debt Versus Saving Money | Investopedia

If things are going well and you’ve got money left over at the end of every month, you may be wondering if you should pay off debt or save. How do …

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Earn Money While You Sleep

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 9<p>Let the money you already have do the work for you<p>You work hard for your money, yet your paychecks won’t …

Personal Finance

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless …

Work-life Balance

Cardiovascular ageing

Nature Reviews Cardiology | Review Article<p>Cardiovascular ageing and the atherosclerotic process begin very early in life and progress over decades of …

Aging

The 7 Best OTC Retinol Creams for Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin

Clear up acne, fight aging, and even out wrinkles—all with one product.<p>1 RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 Eau Thermale Avène RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>3 Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating …

Skin Care

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

How to avoid life's biggest regrets, enjoy the best years: Advice from 90-year-olds

A minister who interviewed her oldest congregants was surprised by some of their answers.<p>What will you regret most at the end of a long life? Like many people, the Rev. Lydia Sohn was curious so she posed a simple question to a man in his 90s.<p>“Do you wish you had accomplished more?” she asked.<p>“No, …

United Methodist

28-year-old who banked $250,000 says this mental shift is the key to saving money

Collectively, Americans are struggling to set aside money for retirement: 21 percent have nothing saved at all for their golden years.<p>One …

Personal Finance

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

Forget budgeting: Here is a smarter, easier way to control your spending

Are you trying to spend less money? Learn how you can spend less money without having to create a strict budget for your personal finances.<p>Just …

Personal Finance

5 Habits That Will Prevent You From Getting Rich

We all want to be wealthy, or at least comfortable. But if you uphold these tendencies, you're less likely to get there.<p>Many of us aspire to reach a …

Personal Finance

Cholesterol Meds Cause Heart Attack, Rapid Aging, and Brain Damage. Use These 2 Foods Instead

Statin is among the main cholesterol meds, and as many as 1 in 4 Americans older than 45 take it as a way to lower cholesterol.<p>Therefore, it is a 29 …

Medical Research

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

Emotional Intelligence

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

8 Reasons You're Waking Up Mid-Sleep, and How to Fix Them

One minute you’re snoozing peacefully, the next you’re wide awake in the dead of night. Sound familiar? Unless you’re blessed enough to conk out like …

Sleep

Why I Love My Whole Life Insurance Policy

While they may not be for everyone, I feel like buying a whole life policy was one of the best financial planning decisions I ever made.<p>At any given …

Personal Finance

How to Be Brave When You're Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure | Inc.com

If we're free associating and I say the word "bravery," your first thought might be about physical courage. But there are many other forms of bravery. As Nelson Mandela said, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." (Who would know better than Madiba?)<p>Think of courage that way …

Self-improvement

How Venture Capital Works

Venture capital firms are without a doubt the muscle behind innovation as they support the company they may invest in, from the early stages, all the way to IPO — especially those with larger funds that have billions of dollars under management.<p><b><br>Defining the Roles at a VC</b><p>As described in my book, <i>The</i> …

Venture Capital

Three Signs You’re Spending More Than You Can Afford—and How to Fix It

Dipping into your savings to pay the rent? Afraid to look at the balance on your credit card statement? Here’s how to spot and fix money problems before they become a financial nightmare.<p>A booming economy and strong job market has the Trump administration touting big wins for Americans. But not …

Personal Finance

10 Things Mentally Strong People Give Up to Gain Inner Peace

Letting go of certain things can open the door to true contentment in life.<p>Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.<p>That's not to say they don't feel pain or that they don't get sad--they experience …

Self-help

'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, a daughter of the longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has published an excerpt from her coming memoir, "Small Fry" — and it contains heartbreaking details about her difficult relationship with her father.<p>This is the first time Brennan-Jobs has written in depth about her father, who …

Steve Jobs

Lessons From the Rich and Famous: Manage Your Money Like Oprah to Avoid Going Into Debt Like Nicholas Cage

Have a plan in place for your money, no matter how much you earn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seven-figure paychecks are enough to buy a lifetime of financial security, right? Well, not exactly. Despite making millions, seemingly wealthy celebrities often have a …

Personal Finance

Dark Spots? Here’s How to Treat and Control Melasma, According to Dermatologists

As if you needed another reason to wear sunscreen every day.<p>While interviewing a dermatologist for a story last year, I shamelessly took the …

Skin Care

5 Essential Shoes Every Man Should Own Plus 5 Bonus Shoes

Guys, shoes are one of the most import parts of a men’s essential wardrobe. People will judge you by your shoes. If you’re wearing cheap poorly made …

Shoes