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The New Way to Wear Skinny Jeans for Fall 2016

Despite what many say, we believe skinny jeans have officially moved into that "classics" category—similar to items like black ankle boots and moto …

I'm a financial planner, and here's the investment plan I'm using to build wealth

That post has all the information you need to understand why that strategy works, and has important tips for helping you get started.<p>But I know that when I first started investing, it was helpful to see examples of how other people actually did it. Not because I wanted to copy them, but just …

Here's How to Feel Like You're Living Large on an Entry-Level Budget

When you're just starting out and not making much, it can feel like you have to miss out on a lot. But making entry-level wages doesn't mean life has to feel like a forced diet of Friday nights in with a side of an empty investment portfolio.<p>"Many mistakenly view luxury as having the nicest handbag …

Meet BOND, a Bot That’ll Make You Richer!

Saving money starts with “Hello”.<p>Everyone, including me, wants to become rich<b>.</b> But why is it that only a few like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates & Steve …

Why Smart People Copy Great Ideas

Uber. Facebook. Apple.<p>These are some of America’s most innovative and valuable tech companies. But they’re also great copycats.<p>Uber was just a Town …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

Improve Sleep Habits in Children with Helpful Advice

Children are sometimes subject to the same sleep disruptions as adults, with potentially serious consequences affecting growth, behavior, and …

Sleep

Wedding Ceremony Love Poems to Consider

The wedding ceremony is one of the most emotional and heartfelt moments of the entire day. It's the time when two people, surrounded by their loved ones, come together and promise a future filled with happiness, loyalty, and the creation of endless memories. So whether you want to write your own …

Honoring Deceased Relatives at Your Wedding Ideas

While it's not possible to have lost loved ones physically present at your wedding, it is possible to have them there, in some small way. Here at BRIDES, we see how real brides (like you!) honor their late relatives and friends in the most heartwarming of ways—always intimate, personal, and in some …

Eat Clean in the New Year (For Cheap!) With 9 Budgeting Hacks

Working in the fitness and health world (and being fully immersed in it outside of work), I've become a bit desensitized to how much things cost. When $100 for a pair of yoga pants and $8 for a serving of chia pudding is just par for the course, I wrongfully came to the conclusion that this is just …

15 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Tent

Anyone checking things off that just-engaged to-do list (aka planning a wedding) knows that all the inspiration out there can be overwhelming. But those Pinterest boards are worth sifting through when it comes to planning your wedding tent decor. Using a tent for your big day may come in handy if …

Weddings

Wedding Guest Dress Code Explained: From Black Tie to Casual

Have you ever received a wedding invitation in the mail that left you completely clueless about the wedding guest dress code? Between "black tie optional" and "semiformal," the language can be tricky to decipher. But we've got you covered. Here are the most common wedding-guest dress codes …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

How to Travel the World First Class When You're Broke

A travel hacker explains how to turn $49 cash into a $500 hotel room and how to book an international flight for free.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>For most people, travel is about an escape or a change of scenery. For Ben Schlappig, travel is a game. Schlappig …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

If you feel a twinge of jealousy each time you read about another successful person who wakes up at 4 a.m. to meditate, jog, read a novel, and eat …

6 Absolutely Free Details You Need to Add to Your Big Day

You don't need to spend a ton of money on Instagram-worthy details to make your wedding extra-special. "Choosing the perfect details for your big day is more about investing your time and thought than your money," says Jaclyn Fisher, owner of Two Little Birds Planning in Philadelphia. "The details …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

<i>This article originally appeared at</i> <i>Observer.</i><p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they’re very …

Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource These 3 Key Tasks

Outsourcing. It is not an unfamiliar word in the entrepreneurial sphere. More and more entrepreneurs are trying to infuse this tactic in their business to be more productive.<p>With books like "The 4 Hour Work Week," the benefits of outsourcing have been overstated. Many entrepreneurs want to start …

23 High-Protein Breakfasts to Keep You Full All Morning

Most of us have no problem getting in our daily dose of protein—in fact, we might be consuming even more of it than we need. But it turns out it's …

Breakfast

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

This Kid Just Brilliantly Trolled Parents Who Are Against Vaccines

He presents all the compelling evidence.<p>No matter how many times the medical community and research states that vaccinating your child shouldn't even be a question, skepticism persists. A 12-year-old boy from Mexico named Marco Arturo made a viral video weighing in on the conversation — and …

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

22 of the Hottest Wedding Trends for 2015

We may still be picking confetti out of our hair from last season’s wedding fètes, but a new year is upon us, and with it comes a new set of trends. Weddings are about to get real personal as couples say “I do” to hometown flavors, multi-day affairs, selfie invites and dresses that are anything but …

Intersectional Critiques of the Criminalization of Black Girls, Past & Present

The following is a guest post from Lindsey E. Jones, a Ph.D. Candidate in History of Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of …

A Mindful Parenting Book- The Present Mother Excerpt & Worksheets

Have you heard about mindful parenting? It is a movement centered around being more calm, present and peaceful with your children and yourself so …

Parenting