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9 Organic And Natural Shampoos That Work Just As Well As The Stuff With Chemicals

Once you go natural, you'll never go back.<p>Here’s something you might not know about shampoo: Most of it isn’t biodegradable. You’d think that …

How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation, employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. Indeed, for every transformational …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

BraveTart: Homemade Wheat Thins Are Freakishly Close to the Real Thing

I've said it before, but despite my line of work as a pastry wizard (or, perhaps, because of it), I've got quite the salt tooth. By the end of the day I've generally nibbled on enough dessert that all I want is something savory and salty, particularly anything that's vaguely healthy to offset all …

These 10 TED Talks Will Help You Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Think about all the areas in which you'd like to improve. Do you want to be more creative? How about less afraid? Maybe you just want to make better use of your time.<p>If you don't have the means to hire a coach to help you learn how to tackle your goals, don't panic. For every improvement you want …

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Learn About Inherited 401 (k), When and How You Can Take Money Out

Learn How and When You Can Cash Inherited 401(k)<p>Beneficiaries Must Follow the Rules to Avoid Penalties<p>Updated March 27, 2018<p>If you are the …

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A Week In America On A $100,000+ Salary

Believe it or not, we've reached our 100th Money Diary. We've gone to Copenhagen and celebrated an engagement; pinched pennies with an unemployed …

The 6 Best Coupon Apps for Saving Money at the Grocery Store

<i>This article originally appeared on MyRecipes</i><p>If you're an extreme couponer and still doing things the old-school way, it's time to step up your game. …

40 Classic Best Picture Winners You'll Want To Rewatch Again And Again

If you don't care about red carpet interviews or endless acceptance speeches, watch one of these classics instead.<p>Not watching the Oscars on Sunday? Queue up one of these timeless films instead.

New Kansas Law Will Allow Concealed Carry Without Gun Permit or Training

A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Sam Brownback will allow residents in Kansas to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.<p>Kansans aged 21 …

The Taylor Lautner Workout: Build Muscle Fast

Your strategy: Eat right and follow a smart, strategic workout regimen. "Maximize your genetic potential," says Yuam. "There's no reason you can't gain pounds of muscle in a year."<p>Here's how to follow Taylor Lautner's lead and build strength at frightening speed—without working like a dog.<p><b>Push Your</b> …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

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