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11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Gardening

Five Fantastic Bourbons Every Man Must Try

Bourbon is as American as apple pie, and much better for drinking. A bit sweeter than Scotch, it's made primarily from corn, and oak bourbon barrels …

Kentucky

20 Actionable Ideas For Making Passive Income in 2018

Passive income is somewhat of a Holy Grail for income-minded individuals. <br>After all, earning money without actively working for it -- once you clear …

Investing

7 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Personal Finances

There's a lot of wisdom contained in these words.<p>While I rarely advise buying a certain stock or making a money move just because an expert did, that …

Investing

CrossFit and HIIT Married, and This 20-Minute Fat-Burning Workout Was Born

Grab a bike, a rower, and a pair of light to medium-weight dumbbells and get psyched to work your entire body! We did this workout in my CrossFit Burn class, which is a boot-camp-style workout that involves no barbells but utilizes every other piece of equipment in the gym, like dumbbells and other …

Workouts

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

Exercise

Sharpen and care for your kitchen knives

If you bought a nice knife for your kitchen, congrats! You took the first step toward making cooking easier and more enjoyable. But, don't stop there -- a good knife deserves careful maintenance, like sharpening and honing.<p>After a few weeks of use, new knives will become dull, forcing you to apply …

Knives

Budgeting Doesn’t Work, So Try This Instead

An expert guide on how not to overspend this summer.<p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this article it means you’re (very likely) a real life adult …

Avoid These 10 Student Loan Forgiveness Mistakes

It’s no secret that student loan forgiveness is a hot topic.<p>When it comes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, in particular, the requirements can be tricky.<p>That’s why it’s critical to ensure you know the details and are not headed down the wrong path.<p>Here are the 10 most common public service loan …

6 Credit Cards That Can Get You Over $1,000 in Value - The Points Guy

I get some pretty weird looks when I tell my friends that I’ve opened 22 credit cards — one for every year I’ve been alive. I get all the usual …

Personal Finance

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

5 Morning Yoga Moves That Will Wake You Up More Than a Cup of Coffee

Stop hitting the snooze button. Do these powerhouse poses instead.<p>Some people hesitate to do yoga because they don’t think they’ll break a sweat. But anyone who’s ever gone to a power Vinyasa or Bikram class or finally mastered the Crow pose knows that the right kind of yoga can make you sweat …

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

21 Sensational Salmon Recipes That'll Make Dinnertime Easy and Breezy

1 of 21<p>Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Salmon Reuben<p>3 of 21<p>Pacific Northwest Smoked Salmon Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Why Cooking the Perfect Steak Starts With Frozen Beef, According to Science

Don't thaw that raw!<p>At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t …

15 All-Inclusive Resorts That Literally No One in Your Family Will Complain About

All-inclusive resorts are irrefutably the best way to go when it comes to stress-free family vacations. Not only will you be free from the annoyance of budgeting for food and activities, but you'll also be provided with so many food and activity options that even the pickiest and most fidgety of …

The Best 20-minute Bodyweight Biceps Workout

Most guys assume a bodyweight biceps workout will consist entirely of pushups variations. Or that they won’t be able to build much mass without …

Why Chocolate Milk Is the Perfect Post-workout Recovery Beverage

Chocolate milk, your favorite childhood drink, could be a powerful recovery method you’re overlooking, according to a new systematic …

The HIIT Workout That Anna Kaiser Swears By

Perform this routine at least three to five times each week depending on your goals.<p>We all know the effectiveness of high intensity interval workouts …

7 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

Jenna Wolfe’s Camera-Ready Routine<p>As a longtime <i>Today Show</i> fitness correspondent and author of the new book <i>Thinner in 30</i>, Jenna Wolfe spends a ton of …

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

What's the most popular age to take Social Security? A Foolish Take

The answer shows what's important to retirees.<p>Tens of millions of people rely on Social Security in order to get the income they need to pay their living expenses in retirement. For many, the chance to collect Social Security benefits can't come soon enough, especially for those who've been forced …

Retirement

This 20-Minute Upper-Body Workout Will Give You Strong, Cut Arms

There's nothing wrong with wanting your arms to look good, especially if Summer is around the corner and you know there are many tank tops in your future. Rather than just try a few different things at the gym without any real direction, we've created an upper-body workout that will shape up your …

11 Affordable Superfoods You Can Eat Every Day

They’re probably in your pantry right now.<p>The word superfood may conjure up an image of little drawstring bags stuffed with ruby red goji berries or …

The Best Strength Workout for Mountain Bikers

If you get a kick out of hurtling downhill, single-track mountain biking, you’re not alone. Tough terrain ups the ante on traditional road …

The Cannonball Biceps Workout Will Have You Busting Through Your Sleeves

Your shirt sleeves won't forgive you after you do this bicep-building workout.<p>For many guys, the highlight of arm day in the gym is when they get to grab a set of dumbbells and curl their "guns" into oblivion in front of the biggest mirror available.<p>We love working though reps of the exercise and …

11 Signs Your Partner Was Raised By A Toxic Mom

While everybody's parents made mistakes, went through tough times, or didn't always know the exact right thing to do, some people were raised by <i>truly</i> …

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

9 Ways To Pay For Long-Term Care Without Buying Insurance

<b>By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>When H. Frances Reaves, of Miami, had to place her parents in long-term care facilities in 2014 and 2015, she thought it would be a relative easy, at least financially. After all, her parents had bought long-term care insurance decades earlier.<p>But …