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These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

Your Relationship Will Die Unless You’re On The Same Page About These Things

Relationships are all about give and take, and compromise is a necessity if you’re going to stay together long-term. However, there are some things …

Relationships

50 questions to ask your crush that’ll bring you closer together

It can be hard to know if someone is right for you, especially if you have been crushing on them from a distance because of how they look, or what …

Relationships

10 Things You Should Do For Your Boyfriend More Often

In this day and age, all of the dating essentials should fall on the man and the woman equally. Unfortunately, many women seem to settle into a …

Relationships

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

Blog Income

Tweet<p>Pin17<p>Share1<p>Flip<p>+1<p>18 Shares<p>Somewhat Passive Income – Blogging<p>Blogging isn’t very passive for me at this point. I spend 20-30 hours per week …

Retirement

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

Transform your life by transforming your habits

Where you are in your life is a result of your habits. Will Durant (not Aristotle) said it best:<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is …

Self-improvement

95% of Women Need These 9 Things Rather Than A Ring On Their Finger, According to Study

Sometimes we spend a lot of time dwelling on our single status, as if finding a boyfriend is the only thing that matters in this life. We know that’s …

3 Books That Will Inspire You To Create Success Habits

I sometimes feel guilty when I shouldn’t.<p>And it also happens when I spend time reading books.<p>The challenge is that because I enjoy reading so much …

Self-improvement

11 Trails In Montana You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in Montana who doesn’t love being outside. And since the Treasure State is world famous for its hiking trails, …

3 Stocks I'm Never Selling

I approach all of my stocks as long-term investments, but here are three in particular I plan to hold onto for the long haul.<p>Warren Buffett has said …

If You Buy One Chef-Grade Knife, It Should Be This One

If you've never splurged on a high-quality knife, the prospect of doing so can feel daunting. Home cooks, myself included, are often intimidated by …

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

13 Very Honest Men Reveal The ONE Thing That Makes Them Marry You

It’s no surprise that men and women are wired differently when it comes to relationships and marriage, but it’s not as different as we think. It’s …

Relationships

10 Commandments of Biblical Christianity

I have regularly stated and written that fundamentalists and antitheists read the Bible with the same approach. Both treat every verse as if they are …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

The best investment decision I have ever made

When I got my business degree in 2011, I was ready to start my career.<p>I wanted to start a business, earn money, and also invest. Those were my main …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality.

TOP 10 BEAUTIFUL AND PET-FRIENDLY FALL HIKING TRAILS IN THE US

Even though I live in California, my heart melts when I see some good ol’ fall foliage. With Fall in full swing, there is no better way to enjoy the …

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

National Parks

$50K Invested - A Strategic Approach

I recently transferred $50K from my employer’s retirement plan to my dividend portfolio and invested all of the $50K over the past month. I find it …

6 Self-Improvement Hacks to Instantly Improve the Way You Live and Work

Not only will these make you happier, you'll also notice an increase in personal well-being and productivity at work.<p>If you're looking to improve your life, I'd like to share some useful activities -- backed by science -- that can be done in as little as a few minutes per day. Others will require …

Applying The Scientific Method To Investing: IBM Case Study

<i>This is the fourth article in a case study series related to our valuation of and investment in IBM. You can find the earlier articles in the series through these links: Intro, Options, Valuation. The centerpiece of this article is a PDF that is embedded below and compares our valuation driver</i> …

If You Want To Have Kids One Day, Just Remember, They Ain't Cheap

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Credit Suisse: Investors are worrying too much and are going to miss out on big market upside ahead

Investors are getting too weighed down by worry and aren't focusing enough on all the stock market has going for it, according to Credit …

TOP 12 BEST HIKES IN NORTH AMERICA

So, you want to know what are the best hikes in North America?<p>North America offers some of the very best hiking in the world. Perhaps this is due to …

At Least 2 10%+ Dividend Increases Among 13 Announcements Expected In May

Those of you who follow this series of articles know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at …