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15 Reasons Everyone Should Have Epsom Salts at Home

Epsom salts are most commonly used for helping ease aches and pains after a long workout session or an illness. But there are far more uses for Epsom salts than you ever imagined. The mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate originates from Epsom in Surrey, and looks like regular table salt, but …

Alternative Medicine

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

This century-old Japanese budgeting system can help you save a ton of money — and it's refreshingly simple

• <b>A budget can help you manage your finances and increase your savings. But it's not always easy to maintain.</b>• <b><br>"Kakeibo: The Japanese Art of Saving</b> …

Personal Finance

A Nutritionist's 10 Favorite $10 Finds from Costco

Fact: There are several steals at Costco that are so cheap and versatile, it's almost a shame <i>not</i> to buy them. While I don't allow myself to buy the …

Healthy Eating

11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

It can be challenging surviving in retirement on a fixed or limited income. Fortunately, there are strategies to employ now or later that can beef up …

Retirement

I Used Only Lush Skin Care Products For A Month And Here’s What Happened

Skin Care

How A Health Expert ACTUALLY Meal Preps

For many of my clients, learning my easy way of meal prep is “life-changing.” My client Gannon is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. “I …

Healthy Eating

8 Lean Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight and are frustrated with eating the same foods day in and day out, it’s time to spice up your life (and your plate). …

Cooking

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Think Small Changes Won't Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. …

The Best Trader Joe's Products Of All Time

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It …

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

Relationships

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

3 Social Security Mistakes That Could Cost You a Fortune

Reading up on Social Security may not be exciting, but it can prove very profitable.<p>Social Security is more critical to the financial well-being of …

We visited Dollar Tree and Dollar General to see which was a better store — and the winner was clear

Bargain-hunting has been the flavor of the past decade.<p>Since the recession, cost-conscious consumers have flocked to off-price, thrift, and dollar stores in search of good deals. As a result, these stores have seen a surge in sales.<p>From 2010 to 2015, US dollar-store sales grew to $45.3 billion from …

eCommerce

A Passenger Sued Southwest Airlines for Exactly $74,999, and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

People asked: "Why not just round it off to $75,000?"<p>Perhaps you've read about the 24-year-old Harvard dropout who sued Equifax in small claims court over last year's mammoth data breach--and won--and whose company started funding other people's cases against the credit reporting giant.<p>Now, a …

Southwest Airlines

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

Step 1<p>Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Gently stir in crab, panko, and parsley. Shape mixture into 12 (3-inch) patties, pressing gently …

Country Lifestyle

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Create a Red-Hot Brand (That Will Send Your Competition Into a Panic)

There's a right way and a wrong way to create a great brand. Here's the right way according to brand expert Ashleigh Hansberger.<p>Every great company needs to create a brand that separates it from the sea of sameness out in the big, wide world. But, with all the noise out there today--from …

Marketing

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

Self-made millionaire: Buying a home can help you retire early, if you make 1 important choice

According to author and co-founder of AE Wealth Management David Bach, "buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America." Homeownership can also …

Personal Finance

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

Leadership

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

How I Cured My Acne Using Only Drugstore Products

I've suffered from acne for as long as I can remember. In high school I had small bumps covering my cheeks and would get random zits constantly. Starting in my 20s, my skin got worse and my acne turned cystic. To top it off, I'd still get whiteheads and had large pores with super dull skin . . . I …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

This Makeup Artist Swears a Drugstore Serum Made His Acne-Prone Skin Glow

Makeup and acne get along like Tom and Jerry. Sure, foundations fit for acne-prone skin might help conceal the redness of zits, but they don't completely cover breakouts. Las Vegas-based makeup artist Antonio Bermudez knows this struggle all too well. He shared before and after photos of his acne …