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The little-noticed tax change that could affect your return

For 2018–2025, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) eliminates write-offs for miscellaneous itemized expenses that were previously subject to the …

Personal Finance

The best travel sites to help you plan the perfect trip

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Everything you need to know about student loan forgiveness

<b>The student loan forgiveness process can be murky at best.</b><p>Which loans are eligible for forgiveness—federal loans or private loans? And when are they …

Personal Finance

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read | Inc.com

What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading. …

Bill Gates

The Best Seattle Tips From Our Readers

We asked for Seattle tips. We got over 250 comments. If you’re going to Seattle soon, read the 67 best comments in the “Staff” section on the …

Puget Sound

Dr. Marc Siegel: Smoking pot routinely may seem harmless but don’t be fooled (even if it’s legal)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era policy Thursday that discouraged federal prosecutions of marijuana use and sales in states where it has been legalized. Sessions is instead leaving it up to U.S. attorneys to decide to what extent they will enforce federal anti-marijuana laws.<p>As a …

Cannabis

How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …

Yoga

How to Introduce a New Kitten to an Older Cat

Many cat owners do not realize their friendly, single adult cats may have trouble getting along with a new kitten. A new kitten is typically eager to …

Pets

Healthy gut, healthy mind: The schizophrenia and digestion connection

<b>How can maintaining good gut health improve the lives of people with schizophrenia and their ability to function in the world?</b><p>If you’ve ever had a …

Neuroscience

What you should know about white hair

It is normal for hair color to change, as people age. But white hair can appear at almost any time in life. Even teenagers and people in their 20s …

This Essential Oil Stops Cancer In Its Tracks

Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells …

Cancer

The One Essential Oil Science Actually Wants You to Use for Stress

Millions of Americans turn to essential oils as all-natural pain relievers, antidepressants, and anti-inflammatories. But which ones are …

Exciting: Nordstrom Now Carries Your Favorite Natural Beauty Brands

Skin Care

20 Of The Best-Selling Beauty Products From Amazon In 2016

Amazon is the go-to beauty resource for those who are just too damn busy to get to the store. It's a life-saver when you've just run out of your …

Sensitive Skin

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Cider

This ancient Ayurvedic technique will give you a 1000 watt smile

I first tried oil pulling when someone commented that cigarettes (terrible I know) had bestowed a greyish pallor to my teeth. Two years down, I’m …

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

GIF<p>You don’t have to learn everything about money at once, but a course can teach you a lot of useful information at a reasonable pace. Especially if …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Already taking a trip or just planning your next one? These tips will help you save time, money and sanity.<p>Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you …

Travel Deals

End-of-year financial planning: A 9-point checklist

<b>1. Get a head start on organizing your financial records</b><p>This could involve downloading your online account statements and gathering all your personal …

Are your family and friends safe? Google's new app tells you

Google's new personal safety app lets you know if close friends and family member are safe.<p>My daughter just turned 12. She doesn't know it yet, but she will unwrap her first cell phone on Christmas morning. And one of the apps she will find already installed on her new phone is Google's new Trusted …

Apps

8 DIY Teeth-Whitening Hacks That Actually Work

We're all in pursuit of that brighter, whiter smile. Unfortunately, things like red wine, our coffee addiction, or, even more surprising, things like …

The Best Personal-Finance Products, Services, Resources and Advice of 2016

Here are our top picks for investments, rewards credit cards, budget-friendly travel, cell phone plans and more.<p>Our annual roundup of top picks is a …

The best investing books for novices – as chosen by our readers

Well, you certainly are a well-read bunch.<p>Last week, in response to a reader's question, I asked people to send in their picks for the best investing books and other resources for novice investors. I received dozens of suggestions – a few of which came up more than once – and today I'll share …

Here Are All The Cheapest Items On Oprah's Favorite Things List

All her picks for under $50.

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

The Science Behind Essential Oils and Their Healing Properties

Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents …

Seven Key Features of Critical Thinking | Synonym

Critical thinking uses reflective and reasonable thought processes.<p>Critical thinking is the ability to apply a clear, rational thought process using …

Visit 47 National Parks on One Amazing Road Trip

<i>This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.</i><p>There are as many ways to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial as there are …

National Parks

PetChatz puts you in constant contact with your beloved fur babies

Just like the parent of a human baby, pet parents miss their fur babies when they’re away. If you’ve ever wished for a way to check in with your cat …

Pets

40 Of The Best Small Town Vacation Spots

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Rhode Island