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10 rules for better dashboard design

Practical guide<p>One view to rule them all<p>Dashboard design is a frequent request those days. Businesses dream about a simple view to present all …

UI Design

How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

Writing

15 Interior Design Apps You Need To Download Before Your Reno

These are def going to replace Instagram as your most-used app.<p>There's a million and one things to think about when renovating a house — or even just decorating a room, for that matter. From which wall art to select, to how to level wall hangings, to how to arrange furniture, and which color …

Apps

What Is a Trust? A Guide to the Types of Trusts and Their Uses

The Business Dictionary defines a trust as a "legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the …

Retirement

5 Social Security Rules You Should Know by Heart

Commit these to memory. You won't be sorry.<p>Millions of seniors depend on Social Security to serve as a critical income stream in retirement. Whether …

Retirement

3 Great Dividend-Paying Stocks for Beginners

Here's what beginning dividend investors should know, and some stocks that could make great first investments.<p>There are several good reasons to …

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

72% of Older Americans Are Sorely Misguided on Medicare

Understanding how Medicare works is a crucial step on the road to a secure retirement. Yet most older adults fall short in this regard.<p>Millions of …

Retirement

This is What Happens to Debt After Seven Years

Seven years is a well-known time limit when it comes to debt. It's referred to so often that many people have forgotten what really happens to debt …

Personal Finance

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

How Much Cash Should Retirees Hold?

If you’re thinking about three months' worth of expenses, you might want to think again. Three years' worth might be more like it for many …

Retirement

You Couldn’t Tell From My Instagram That I Was Thinking About Killing Myself

We need you to show up when we’re unable to ask for it.<p>I almost killed myself last year. The first time it occurred to me to end my life I was in the middle of the red sands of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, living my dream of witnessing African wildlife in their natural habitat. I rented a camper …

Calling all plant ladies: Here’s a 2-step, nontoxic routine to rid your plants (and home!) of bugs

Any proud owner of an indoor jungle knows there’s an itty bitty downside to having a home full of plants: the bugs that come along with the blooms. …

Pest Control

9 Things People With Depression Wish You Knew About Living With the Condition

Discussions of mental health have taken front stage following the loss last week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom died by suicide. …

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

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How To Use Cement Blocks In Practical Outdoor Projects ← Back to article<p>How To Use Cement Blocks In Practical Outdoor …

How Boomer Parents Can Set Financial Boundaries With Their Millennial Kids

<b>By Rich Ramassini, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>You probably heard about Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old New Yorker recently ordered by a judge to vacate his parents’ home. The story made national news — and for good reason. The notion of a young person “failing to launch” is every parent’s …

The Lost Vintage

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Mah<p>“If you enjoyed my Sarah’s Key and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, then this wonderful book by Ann Mah is for you.” -- Tatiana de Rosnay<p>Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and …

How to Find the Best Dividend Growth Stocks

An in-depth guide outlining the characteristics that define great dividend stocks for the long haul.<p>The data is indisputable. Companies that grow …

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

Why Retirees Should Stick With Stocks

It's not just your imagination, the stock market has been more volatile this year.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average<p>is still down by more than 2,000 …

Retirement

Your retirement countdown: 5 moves to make before calling it quits

Ready to bring your career to a close? Here's what you'll need to do first.<p>If you're nearing retirement, you're most likely excited for what lies ahead. But before you say goodbye to the workforce, there are a few steps you'll need to take to ensure that you're ready for this giant milestone.<p><b>1.</b> …

Retirement

Is your home making you unhappy? The quick fix interior tips to boost your mood

Two years ago, Victoria Harrison was unhappy; burnt out from her commute, stressed at work, not sleeping, and living on chocolate and coffee. When she looked at her friends, also successful 30-something professionals in their dream jobs, she noticed something similar.<p>“We were all tired but wired,” …

How To Buy Dividend Aristocrats Before The Crowd

What’s the best way to add the consistent income growth of the Dividend Aristocrats to your portfolio without paying the “royalty premium” of these popular, well-covered stocks?<p>Buy ‘em while they’re young.<p>Right now, there are a handful of stocks I want to show you today that are knocking on the …

9 Best Investment Books for Beginners

Investing can't be taught in a day. But with the right teachings, developing an introductory understanding to the do's and don'ts of investing may be …

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods eaten by people living in the Mediterranean region, especially Greece. It's loaded with …

Nutrition

Your Complete Guide to DRIP Investing

Dividend reinvestment plans can be excellent tools for long-term investors, but here's what you need to know before enrolling.<p>A DRIP, or dividend …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

This Science-Backed Diet Cuts the Risk of Heart Disease by 30%

From the trendy keto diet, beloved by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Adrianna Lima, to the restrictive Whole 30 diet, which has …

The difference between vegan and plant-based diets—and which one is healthier

When it comes to meatless eating, veganism—eschewing animal products of all kind, including eggs, fish, and honey—has earned a rep for being the …