Liza Kerr

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Stop Making 401(k) Contributions -- Fill Up Your HSA First

With health care open enrollment season approaching, individuals electing a <b>High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)</b> will soon have an opportunity to decide how much to contribute to their Health Savings Account (HSA) for next year.<p>My advice?<p>Contribute as much as you possibly can. And prioritize your HSA …

Health Care

Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes

Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $40.<p>To subscribe for the service, users simply download the Visible app (currently available only on iOS) and register. Right now, …

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

These before-and-after photos show how much you can realistically change your abs in 2 weeks

When you already have abs, that is.<p>Most people who want more defined abs do a couple extra crunches or eat half a tub of ice cream rather than the whole thing — but Iulia Danilova, a 25-year-old Los Angeles mum to a 2-year-old daughter, recently pulled out ALL the stops in an effort to sculpt her …

Terry Laughlin, Who Taught Swimmers Not to Struggle, Dies at 66

Terry Laughlin, who developed a popular method of swimming instruction that emphasized form over speed to help thrashing swimmers learn to glide through the water, died on Oct. 20 in Albany. He was 66.<p>His daughter Fiona Laughlin said the cause was complications of metastatic prostate cancer.<p>Mr. …

Catholicism

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the U.S.

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.<p>The attack on the …

Personal Information

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

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10 Books to Read Before They're Movies

There’s an ongoing debate concerning whether it’s best to read the book before you see the movie. On the one hand, spoilers are almost unavoidable if …

Stephen King

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

Artists and Conspiracy Theorists Will Get Equal Enjoyment Out of the Ancient Aliens Coloring Book

The History channel show that launched a thousand memes, <i>Ancient Aliens</i>, is coming soon to a bookshelf near you. Getting simultaneous November 15 …

How a Tiny Herb Farm Became a $50 Million Supplement Business

A farm in a verdant region of North Carolina is the centerpiece of Gaia Herbs' $50 million natural supplements business.<p><i>Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.</i><p>Biodiversity sounds so environmentally …