Mary Ann Ulissey

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13 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat For Good

And one really good reason why ignoring it is no longer an option.<p>Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit that doesn’t involve a muumuu, but really there’s something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets …

Weight Loss

Making Wills Easier and Cheaper With Do-It-Yourself Options

Michael Ellis used a lawyer to make a simple will when he was young.<p>And as Mr. Ellis, now the chief executive of Information Systems International, entered into business partnerships and investments, he realized that his basic will was no longer sufficient for his more complex financial life.<p>But …

Fundraising

Tip: The Butt Muscle You're Missing

Strengthen this part of your glutes and you'll improve your squats and deadlifts. You might even relieve some lower back pain.<p>There's a 90% chance …

Muscle

Work From Home Jobs: These 29 Companies Will Hire You Whether You're At Home Or Traveling The World

For many of us, to work from home is the ultimate indication of freedom. It means that you own both your time and your space, that your life is firmly within your control. Yet not every job can be done from afar. Some jobs, like being a pilot or a flight attendant, must be done from a certain place …

List-Worthy

5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now

All of the trailers weigh less than 2,000 pounds<p>For all the glitz of pricey camper van conversions, there’s something to be said for a compact trailer. A camping trailer provides all of the essentials—shelter, a bed, and a cooking space—in a small and affordable package. It also means that unlike a …

RVs

12 Documents to Organize Now—Before It's Too Late

Don't leave a burden for your next of kin.<p>1 Will<p>Getty Images<p><b>Why you need it:</b> To choose an executor and spell out your final wishes for how your estate should be distributed after you die.<p><b>What happens without it:</b> You die "intestate" and your assets go through probate, where your state's intestacy …

5 Steps to Take if the Bull Market Run Has You Thinking of Unloading Stocks

It may be time for a gut check.<p>On Wednesday, the decade-long bull market that keeps rolling became, by one measure, the longest such run in United States history.<p>For many investors, that raises a reasonable question: Should I be taking some money off the table?<p>The answer is the same as it always …

Stock Markets

The most beautiful vacation spot in every state

There are so many amazing places to visit and sites to see across the country, it can be hard to narrow down the best ones to check out.<p>But since you can't go wrong with beautiful places, we've rounded up some of the most gorgeous spots in the US.<p>From an incredible desert oasis hidden in the Grand …

National Parks

Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K

An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add up.<p>Small, secondary homes are popping up everywhere in Portland, Oregon—including in the backyard of Scott Mooney and Lauren Shumaker. Dive into the costs of …

Living Rooms

10 of the Greatest First Lines in Literature (and what you can learn about writing from them)

Never judge a book by its cover, but what about its first line?Writing is not about only plot, it is about the actual <i>art</i> of writing …

7 Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

A Novel<p>Gillian Flynn<p>When a thriller is as deliciously twisted and as intricately woven as <i>Gone Girl</i>, there’s nothing quite like the experience of reading it for the first time. While <i>Dark Places</i> and <i>Sharp Objects</i> (Flynn’s earlier efforts) certainly had their share of surprising twists, there’s just …

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

Vanguard Warns of Worsening Odds for the Economy and Markets

The chances of a recession by the end of 2020 are mounting. And the prospects for the American stock market in the next decade have worsened appreciably.<p>Those are prognoses, not facts. But they’re not just offhand projections, either. They are the sober assessments of Vanguard, the $5 trillion …

How To Retire Comfortably By 62 With A Million

Let’s say you and your spouse both are 50-years old right now. You have saved about $200,000 in retirement savings in addition to some equity in the …

15 of the Best Books for Long Flights That Make the Time Fly By

Call me old-fashioned, but I cannot travel without bringing a book along. Sometimes this book is literally old—I brought a vintage edition of <i>The</i> …

Los Angeles

Downsize in Style With This Sleek Tiny Home Starting Below $38K

New Zealand–based Build Tiny launches a stylish tiny abode that can be ordered move-in ready or prepped for personalization.<p>The Buster Tiny House is the latest design from Build Tiny, a family-owned business that constructs exquisite tiny homes from their own workshop in Katikati, New …

The Top 40 Books in The Great American Read | The Great American Read | PBS

The Great American Read has reached TWO MILLION votes in the search for America’s best-loved novel. But it’s still anyone’s game! Below are the TOP …

Your Complete Guide to Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is an index fund pioneer and has more than 50 ETFs to choose from.<p>Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have become extremely popular investments, …

20 Terrific Train Trips for Family Adventures

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, New Mexico<p>Operating May through October between Chama, New Mexico, and Antonito, Colorado, the Cumbres & Toltec …

How I Turned My Tiny Apartment Bedroom Into a Relaxing Retreat

When I moved into my apartment a few years ago, I had to choose — do I make the smaller of the two bedrooms my home office, or my bedroom? I chose the latter, assuming that I didn’t need a ton of space to sleep and get dressed.<p>I’m glad I did, but it meant my bedroom was hardly a relaxing place to …

The Best Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems Everyone Should Read

<b>10 great poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins and why you should read them</b><p>Whittling down a great poet’s oeuvre to 10 essential must-read poems is always …

Tell me what you say ‘yes’ to, and I’ll tell you who you are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”  —  Warren …

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Our Favorite Gear from Outdoor Retailer, Day 2

We’re on the ground at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018, scouting the best new gear from the outdoor industry launching in 2018 and 2019. Ahead of …

If Lower-Belly Fat Is Your Trouble Spot, Then Try This Ab-Focused Workout

Lower-belly fat is a common problem area for people looking to flatten their bellies and tighten their core. Although you can't specifically spot target fat loss — as you lose weight, you can't control which fat cells shrink from which body parts — you can target specific muscles with certain …

Ditch the Retirement Home for These Affordable Countries

Ecuador<p>Ecuador is a popular pick among experts. Edd and Cynthia Staton are expats who live in the country and who have written "Escape to Ecuador," …

These Are 20 Of The Highest Rated Books on Goodreads

What are the highest rated books on Goodreads? The answer is harder to come by than you might expect.Why Is It So Hard To Find The Highest Rated …

7 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Summer

It’s summertime, and that means relaxing by the pool or on the beach. But before you pick up the latest paperback thriller to read by the water, consider giving your brain a little bit more of a workout. These 7 personal finance and self-improvement titles are not only entertaining and informative, …

Personal Finance