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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes People Make In Their 40's

Those mid-life years can be crazy. Between growing your career, raising a family, dealing with aging parents, paying off debt and saving for college, all while trying to just enjoy life while you’re still young, it can seem like you’ll never be able to retire. But trust me. Eventually, you’ll want …

Personal Finance

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

If you like cheese, you'll love these 12 recipes

Baked golden brown atop lasagna, stuffed inside ravioli, or simply sprinkled on steamed vegetables, we can all agree cheese is the ultimate comfort …

Cooking

Follow These Pro Hacks for the Best Homemade Biscuits Ever—and You Only Need 3 Ingredients

Flaky buttermilk biscuits from scratch are totally worth it.<p>Making buttery, flaky biscuits from scratch sounds like a lot of work. Measuring tons of …

Baking

10 reasons to start saving for retirement now!

Do you subscribe to the “If it’s not happening now I shouldn’t think about it theory”? Are you one to wait and postpone things that aren’t important …

Why Dollar-Cost Averaging Is a Lousy Retirement Investing Strategy

Playing it safe can cost you.<p>Let’s say you’ve got a large sum of cash you want to invest for retirement—a windfall, an inheritance, a pension payout, …

Investing

A Planned Retirement Is A Happy Retirement

While there’s no guarantee your retirement will be a happy one, Next Avenue has found that academic research and noteworthy books about retirement, like <i>The Retirement Maze</i> and <i>How to Retire Happy</i>, suggest the following nine factors will boost your chances.

Retirement Planning Strategies for Clients in Their 60s | Investopedia

Retirement is different for everyone. Some people want to travel, some want to help their children financially, while others plan to continue working …

Retirement

5 Smoothies to Kick-Start Your Day and Pitfalls to Avoid

With all the super ingredients you can add to your morning smoothie, it can get overwhelming. Here are 5 smoothies that are the perfect balance of …

40 of the Best Street Photos of 2016 by Photographers Around the World

2016 was a very interesting year for street photography. It seems that more and more color work is getting popular. Especially in scenes with high …

Photography

The One Diet Mistake You’re Making That’s Preventing You From Having A Flat Stomach

It's super frustrating when you're doing everything right to lose belly fat, exercising, eating healthy, etc., and still can't seem to get toned. …

How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography

The single most essential tool for any photographer is light. A good photographer constantly searches for the light that best illustrates a scene or …

Landscape Photography

Three Digital Trends You Can Capitalize On For Your Small Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When Emirati sisters Afra and Mouza Al Mheiri established their Abu Dhabi-based events designing company Stars & Bananas in 2013, social …

Marketing

These Churches Were Converted Into Surprisingly Stylish Modern Homes

If there’s one thing real estate geeks love, it’s old buildings repurposed into stylish – and sometimes unexpected – modern spaces.<p>Here on D’Marge, …

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

An expert explains why you should try a high intensity workout like the '7-minute workout'

Sure, we know that exercise is basically the closest thing to a magic pill for our health that's out there, but — in a busy, busy world especially — …

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a …

Time Management

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life

But I'll be honest, it will take some courage.<p>Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more …

Procrastination

8 Lighting Tricks Interior Designers Use to Create Atmosphere

It's all about layering.<p>When thinking about the flow of space, ambience and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Brighter lights can make you feel alert and awake, where as dimmer, softer lights can be relaxing and sleep-inducing.<p>Wayfair's Resident Style …

10 Flavor-Packed Gluten-Free Grilling Recipes

Cutting out gluten should never mean cutting flavor, especially when you're grilling. The key is to make your marinades from scratch, since many store-bought sauces and marinades contain hidden gluten. From grilled baby potatoes to cedar planked salmon, these easy recipes will become you're go-to …

Time: The Biggest Risk To Your Financial Plan

<i>This article was written by Adam Cecil of PolicyGenius.</i><p>What's the biggest risk to your financial plan? MarketWatch mentions shortfall risk, the possibility that "you won't have enough money to make your goals." CNN Money talks about investment risk, which you're probably familiar with; CNN defines …

The Importance Of Life Insurance For Women | Investopedia

There are many reasons why life insurance should play an important part in every person’s financial planning. Yet women often overlook this key asset …

7 Homemade Detox Drinks for Weight Loss

These homemade detox drinks for weight loss are a natural way to melt the fat fast. Detoxification removes toxins and helps you reach your weight …

Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits, Johns Hopkins study finds

It hardly comes as a surprise that we’re our own worst enemies, but new research appears to conclusively prove that our brain is the biggest saboteur …

Don't be too cheap to buy life insurance, your family could be sorry

<b>Dear Pete,</b><p><b>Can you settle a debate my wife and I are having? We’re 33 years old and have two children. I’m the primary breadwinner by quite a bit. She makes about $18,000 per year working part time. We have a pretty good-sized mortgage and a fair amount of student loan debt. She thinks I should have</b> …

10 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of the pillars of personal finance, deserving of consideration by every household. I’d even go so far as to say it’s vital for most. Yet, despite its nearly universal applicability, there remains a great deal of confusion, and even skepticism, regarding life insurance.<p>Perhaps …

How to Go From Two Incomes to One

Are you planning on taking some time off from work to raise a family — or has your spouse recently lost their job? Living on one income can be …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm.”<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by …

Self-awareness