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9 different ages for claiming Social Security -- and what they mean to you

Not sure when to file for benefits? Here's a rundown of your choices.<p>Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social …

Retirement

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Anxiety & Panic Disorder: Dealing with Procrastination

Procrastination can be a common problem for many people with anxiety-related conditions, including panic disorder. There are numerous symptoms of …

Procrastination

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Physics

Spring Reading List: 45 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Spring is set to thaw us out pretty soon, but while you shiver by the fire, why not grab a book? We have a list of the hottest things to read before they'll next be adapted for the big screen. There are the movies coming out soon you maybe didn't know were based on books, like <b>Red Sparrow</b>, plus the …

Books

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

<i>This content originally appeared on Money.</i><p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on …

Is your sleeping position making you ill? How you lie can fix your aches and pains

Everyone knows a good sleep can boost your health and a bad one can harm it just as much. But it’s not just the quantity and quality of shut-eye we …

Sleep

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sacroiliac Dysfunction

<i>Editor's note: The following are intended to be general recommendations for yoga practitioners and teachers. They are not a replacement for the</i> …

Yoga

The Ten Worst Things You Can Say In A Job Interview

Most if not all job seekers go to interviews worried about saying the wrong thing. They’re worried about making mistakes like forgetting the name of a software program they worked with, not having the perfect answer to an interview question or stumbling over their words.<p>These are insignificant …

Employment

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

5 Steps to Multiply Your Savings in Months, Not Years

It’s no secret that we’re a little obsessed with small-space hacks, but there comes a time when every renter grows weary of the struggle. There are …

Personal Finance

Gougeres

Notes about the recipe: The first dish I ever made by myself (I think it was from a Kraft booklet my mother had lying around) was, oddly enough, a …

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

Art lovers from around the world, rejoice: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is flooding the internet with classic works from its …

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

Books

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

An ancient Buddhist strategy for overcoming paralyzing fear

The first step in taming all-consuming dread of a Trump presidency is to get calm.<p>In the days since November 9, an oppressive cloak of fear and dread has descended upon a great many Americans.<p>The causes are endless: Our government is at risk of becoming “systemically corrupt” under President-elect …

Meditation

How to fall asleep in under a minute

Easy as 1-2-3!<p>It is impossible to get 6-8 hours of continuous sleep with a full day of work, some semblance of a social life and some downtime with …