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Retirement

The 3 lists I make every day to stay focused and productive

Some of the most valuable habits I've identified go back to basics. They aren't anything fancy. In fact, all I need to complete them is something to write with.<p>My favorite writing exercises, when I do them consistently, make me more productive, effective, and just plain happy.<p>They've also been …

San Francisco

Five simple daily habits that can revolutionise your health

In the health and fitness world, a lot is made of advanced techniques, ‘secrets’ and special diet plans. Each sector is big business: people will pay money hand over fist in the quest for a slimmer stomach or a toned torso.<p>Some of the money is well spent – but most is not. The truth is that, if you …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

Top 7 Best Workout Techniques for Bigger Muscle Growth

For muscles to grow, you have to stimulate them enough to break them which leads to growth during recovery. You can do that by increasing workout …

Workouts

Wealthfront's CEO Says This Is the Smartest Way to Invest $50K

We strongly advocate that the first priority for individuals to be healthy financially is to make sure that they pay off expensive debt, spend less than they make, and build up an emergency fund of 3-6 months of expenses before they approach long- term investment.<p><i>This question originally appeared</i> …

Investing
Wall Street

7 Things Young People Should Do With Their Money (From a Young, Single Gent's Perspective)

Time is on your side, so you'd better start making the most of it.<p><i>I begin this post with full disclosure: I work at a financial services company</i> …

Personal Finance

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Personal Finance

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Top 10

Stop Counting 10,000 Steps; Check Your Personal Activity Intelligence

PAI, the new fitness metric from wearable maker Mio, gives 24/7 analysis of your heart rate<p>We’ve all heard the advice: Take 10,000 steps daily. That seemingly simple goal sold millions of fitness trackers, most of which put your step count front and center.<p>It’s also one reason many of these gadgets …

Wearable Tech

Travel Yoga: 14 Tips for Doing Yoga On-The-Go

Add a little flexibility to your travel routine.<p>Relaxation is paramount for a successful trip—even if said trip is jetting off to a busy city on …

Yoga

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

Books

14 Warming Vegan Main Dishes for Chilly Nights

While many of us (myself included) associate winter with meat- and dairy-rich comfort food—slow-cooked meat sauces, cheesy casseroles, thick beef stews—you don't have to load yourself with animal protein to enjoy a hearty meal. Whether you're full-on committing yourself to animal-free eating or …

Cooking

Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

We all have goals. And what's the first thing most of us think about when we consider how to achieve them?<p><i>"I need to get motivated."</i><p>The surprising thing? Motivation is exactly what you don't need. Today, I'm going to share a surprising research study that reveals why motivation isn't the key to …

Columbia University

7 Inspiring Books You Must Read

She told me to turn off the light.<p>It was 8pm and it was time to sleep according to the adult’s house rules. These were non-negotiable. My desire and …

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.<p>If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them …

Black History