Meredith Smart

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Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

Whether a long-planned holiday or spontaneous weekend trip, your first time or fifteenth, an important question before traveling to Paris is: where …

8 Ways You Can Quit Paying Your Student Loans (Legally)

Because faking your own death is not an option.<p>More than 40 million Americans have student loan debt. Of those borrowers, 5.6 million owe more than $50,000. That kind of crushing five-figure debt can take a real financial and mental toll.<p>If you fantasize about running off to a foreign country or …

You Can't Beat These $423 Round-trip Flights to Bali

This summer, travelers can fly to the idyllic Indonesian island of Bali starting at $423 round-trip, from major cities on the East and West …

The next recession could be worse than the Great Depression

When will the next recession start?<p>In search of the answer, I kept asking speakers on-stage and off-stage at the Strategic Investment Conference 2018. I also asked really smart people that are well-versed in economics and economic cycles.<p>Their consensus seemed to be 2019 or possibly as late as …

Resilience 101: How to Be a More Resilient Person

Resilience is that amazing skill that helps you recover quickly from difficulties. If you are resilient, then when life knocks you down, you bounce …

Self-help

You Don’t Need a Financial Planner … Unless …

There are plenty of times when people can handle their investments, taxes and retirement planning themselves. Here's who can go it alone, and who …

Long-Term Care

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

The Top Leadership Lessons of 2017 From Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Tim Cook, and Google

Reflecting back on the stories that will move you forward on your leadership path.<p>As the year draws to a close, I thought I'd look back at the stories that stood out and most resonated with my readers, involving some of the biggest names in business. You'll find great leadership lessons here to …

How to travel the Maldives on a budget

<i>I met the incredible Kristie from you.theworld.wandering on my recent trip to the Maldives. You know, the trip where this super funny incident</i> …

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Teachers are making millions selling their lessons plans online

Despite worries from some educators, such online marketplaces are booming, driven by rising standards and the willingness of teachers to pay out of their own pockets for classroom-tested materials.<p>"I am so thankful and blessed that it came into my life and that my passion and career can kind of …

Middle School

80 Princess Wedding Gowns You'll Want to Wear Thanks To 'Beauty & The Beast'

Channel your inner Disney princess–without looking like you're playing dress-up.<p>With Disney's latest live action movie–Beauty & the Beast–coming to theaters this Friday, we can't blame brides-to-be for wanting to channel their inner princess for the aisle. But there are ways to do it wisely, and …

How To Buy (or DIY!) Your Way Around an Eyesore Radiator

While you may be grateful for it in the middle of a cold winter, an ugly heater can be an eyesore that you get tired of having to decorate around. …

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The author of 'How to Travel the World on $50 a Day' reveals 5 budget travel mistakes you're making

Matt Kepnes quit his cubicle job after meeting backpackers in Thailand that showed him that you don't need to be rich to travel. Ten years and 80 countries later, Kepnes, better known as Nomadic Matt from his popular travel blog, has mastered the art of traveling on a budget.<p>He now helps others do …

Budget Travel

How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

Top 10: the best boutique hotels in Marrakech

An insider's guide to the top boutique hotels and riads in Marrakech, including the best hotels for cool courtyard pools, rooftop terraces, local cuisine and romantic bedrooms, close to the Djemaa el-Fna, the souks and the Bahia and Badi palaces.<p>Riad Adore<p>A spacious, light-filled hotel with a …

Mini Cheesecake Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (11)<p>For the filling:<p>4 8-ounce packages cream cheese (32 ounces total)<br>• 5 Eggland’s Best eggs<br>• 1 cup of sugar<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla<br>• 16 …

3 Skills That Are Critical to Success

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

According to new research, you don’t sit around in sweatpants and smoke pot simply because you’re lazy. Such a habit could be the result of a genetic …

Cannabis

17 Indoor Gardens That Will Blow Your Mind

Hi there my lovely people! Spring is here! Are you enjoying the beautiful days? If you don’t have a spacious yard or balcony where you can put your …

Houseplants

Too many of us make the same mistake with our to-do lists — and it ruins our productivity

No matter that said item was "shower" and you're 27 years old and it's a workday — knowing that you accomplished <i>something</i> after waking up feels awesome.<p>Unfortunately, using your to-do list this way is hardly a path to productivity.<p>So says Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who …

Time Management

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal …

7 fruit trees you can grow in your living room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're …

Plants

How to invest in yourself in a way that will pay real dividends

This post is about how to actually, practically invest in yourself in a way that is going to pay real dividends.<p>How to take the steps today that will enable you to be a better person, a better creative, a better developer, or a better business owner tomorrow. And how to do awesome things with your …

10 Things that Kill your Creativity

by Yann Girard<p>Look. I also don’t like these kinds of list posts. But I’ve done most of the things on this list recently. So I didn’t feel very …