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Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

4 Basic Calculations Reveal the State of Your Finances

A few simple math problems to measure your financial health.<p>An older survey revealed that almost 40% of Americans described math as their least …

Marine Corps Nude Scandal Continues To Unfold

As a result, Marine social media rules have been updated<p>The scandal involving the U.S. Marine Corps doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.<p>The Marines United Facebook group, whose members were involved in posting nude photos of female service members, came forward with a statement making the …

Social Media

The Worst States for New Homebuyers

<i>"We all need to save money to send our kids to college, to buy our first house, and to retire. But the truth is that most of us don't save very much."</i> -- Timothy Noah<p>Buying a home is a common goal for many of us, but some of us will have an easier time of it than others. That's partly because <i>where</i> …

5 Habits of Americans With Great Credit Scores

An excellent credit score isn't as difficult to achieve as you may think.<p>Despite what you may think, top-notch credit scores are achievable by …

Here are the 5 most and least affordable housing markets in the US

In our most recent Real House Price Index (RHPI) release, we reported that national affordability declined over 6 percent in December compared with a year ago, largely due to the year-end increase in mortgage rates. We know that rising rates typically reduce affordability, but the stronger economy …

Social Security Retirement Planner: When to Start Your Benefits

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Social Security income plays a critical role in ensuring the financial stability of a majority of seniors during their golden years. According to the Social Security Administration, slightly more than 3 in 5 seniors rely on Social Security to provide at least half of …

Detailed Poster Shows Everything Taken on Apollo 11

July 20 marks the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, so what better way to celebrate than with an <i>Apollo 11</i>-themed poster? Inspired by a trip to …

Meet the ‘courtroom dogs’ who help child crime victims tell their stories

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Dogs have long been used in classrooms for children with special needs, as visitors in senior citizens’ homes, and as comfort for …

Can You Guess Which Americans Have the Highest Levels of Credit Card Debt?

Nope, it's not millennials.<p>There's a difference between good debt and bad debt. Good debt, like mortgage payments and student loans, can help build …

Life On Kepler-62f?

A team of astronomers suggests that an exoplanet named 62f could be habitable. Kepler data suggests that 62f is likely a rocky planet, and could have …

The 10 Worst Rookie QB Seasons Since 1980 [Rankings]

Football fans have witnessed some historically good debut seasons from rookie quarterbacks over the past few years. Robert Griffin III and Russell …

NFL

5 foods that may increase your cancer risk

If you feel like the odds of getting cancer are higher than those of avoiding it, you’re not alone. Headlines thrive on words and phrases like “carcinogenic,” “cancer-causing,” and “prevents cancer,” and it’s because the affliction is (and has been) taking our country by storm. In America, it’s …

3 Retirement Stocks to Buy in June

Plenty of studies suggest Americans getting close to retirement can expect to live longer than generations past. That's great news -- if you have a steady form of income you can depend on throughout your golden years.<p>One of the best ways to make it rain money throughout your retirement is by …

10 rules for teaching children about money

Give regular pocket money, encourage maths ability and tell them what you earn. And tell them there’s more to life than hard cash<p><b>1 When you spend, they are watching</b>. So talk through your shopping choices out loud, showing how you make decisions about what is and isn’t good value. This will make it …

Personal Finance

Here's the story of how a guy making $66,000 a year lost $7.2 billion for one of Europe's biggest banks

Jerome Kerviel was a junior level derivatives trader earning US$66,000 per year at Societe Generale, one of Europe's largest banks. By January 9, 2008, he had amassed a stock index futures position of US$73 billion. The way he did so ended up costing Societe Generale (SocGen) US$7.2 billion - six …

Can a $10,000 Credit Card Possibly Be Worth It?

<i>In On Points, Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, shares his strategies for getting the most out of your points and miles.</i><p>Can a $10,000 credit …

The 'Southwest Effect' works on international flights, too

For years, airline industry analysts have used the term "Southwest Effect" to describe how airfares offered by the nation's major carriers decline after Southwest Airlines starts to compete with those airlines on specific domestic routes.<p>Now that the airline has started to serve international …

Charles Schwab's daughter shares the investing advice her father gave her in her 20s

The company didn't take off right away.<p>"My dad was a struggling businessman really until my mid-20s," his daughter Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz told Business Insider. "I was 14 when he started Schwab, but it didn't really become the company people know until well into my 20s, when it was sold to Bank of …

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

Only if you are bad at numbers or just don't have the time.<p>Finally, I can talk about my second book, titled <i>“Can I Retire Yet?”</i> More than three years …

Retirement

Who’s Andy Murray calling a drug cheat? "Some players just never seem to tire in matches"

THE Scot turns cryptic as he takes a swipe – but refuses to name names.<p>ANDY MURRAY has continued his war on drugs by insisting he’s faced opponents …

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Are you on track to actually retire?<p>Savings benchmarks based on age and income can offer a quick assessment — but you shouldn't entirely base your plan on them.<p>To pull out a few examples, JPMorgan Asset Management's 2016 Guide to Retirement reports that someone age 40 with an annual household …

How to stay in luxury hotel rooms all over the world for less

I will come right out and say it: I have expensive taste—a truly uncanny knack for gravitating toward the most ridiculously overpriced item in any establishment, be it a smoothie with raw cacao and cold-pressed coconut oil, or a cloud grey turtleneck sweater that evokes a sleeping baby alpaca.<p>What …

Hospitality

3 Solid Ways To Clean Up Your 401(k)

It’s springtime and a great time to clean up your 401(k). Oh, you thought that your retirement fund was nice and tidy? Think again. It could be littered with dirty investments.<p>What do I mean by “dirty?” Well, there are mutual funds within your 401(k) that may be gathering dust because you haven’t …

Actor Bill Murray Loses Cool, Throws Fans’ Cell Phones Off Restaurant Rooftop

Former Ghostbuster and occasional South by Southwest bartender Bill Murray allegedly lost his cool this weekend at a restaurant in Carmel, California, flinging two fans' cell phones off the roof. According to US Weekly, police were called around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday evening to investigate an …

Kobe Bryant Contacted Ronda Rousey After Loss to Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey has largely steered clear of the spotlight since her knockout loss to Holly Holm in November, which prompted a slew of public criticism after Rousey had boldly declared she would retire undefeated.<p>Rousey drew ire from Donald Trump, Lady Gaga and other public figures—but Los Angeles …

American Airlines teams up with Uber for door to door travel

Buy an AA airline ticket and get a reminder to book an Uber to take you to the airport.<p>American Airlines has jumped into bed with Uber in order to create a service that's as "door to door" as the pair can make. The idea is that fliers who can afford not to take the airport shuttle will get a …

From Space, Earth Looks Sickly And Fragile, Astronaut Says

Scott Kelly, the commander of the International Space Station, returns from his mission March 1.<p>Nearing the end of a yearlong mission in space, American astronaut Scott Kelly gave Mother Earth a diagnosis based on what he's seen from his vantage point 250 miles above the blue planet.<p>In short, areas …

[Viral Now] 10 Email Management Skills Everyone Should Learn to Be More Productive

For many people these days, email = work. It’s just the sad (or not that sad) truth of the modern world of professionals, entrepreneurs, c...<p>A+ …