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Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

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How to make sure more of your college savings go to your kid and less go to Wall Street

A popular way to put aside money for a child's education is to open a tax-free 529 savings plan. Nationwide, these accounts contain more than $250 billion, donated by parents, grandparents, and others.<p>These savings plans offer state and federal tax benefits, but the trouble is not all 529 savings …

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

6 Things Skinny Bitches Do Every Day

The supermodel workout whisperer behind The Skinny Bitch Collective tells all.<p>When a beauty editor friend invited me to The Skinny Bitch Collective in Paris, I knew what to expect. Founded by celebrity trainer Russ Bateman, the London-based fitness cult plays out on Instagram with black and white …

11 true-crime documentaries to watch that are as jarring as ‘Making a Murderer’

Whether or not you believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, the Netflix docuseries raised uncomfortable and worthwhile questions about how the US justice system works and its failings.<p>And while "Making a Murderer" is widely acclaimed, it's not the first …