Monica Shah

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15 Nonfiction & Fiction Books To Read If You Need Help Coping With Your Anxiety

Anxiety sucks, but you don't have to deal with it empty-handed and alone. I've got 15 books to help you cope with anxiety the next time it strikes, …

Books

9 surprising things you didn't know you could negotiate to a much lower price

If you've negotiated yourself a better salary, then you may be wondering where else you can put those haggling skills to use.<p>It turns out your rent, internet bill, personal training sessions, and even medical treatments might all be negotiable if you just ask.<p>"Negotiating doesn't have to be about …

Personal Finance

Prevent Fires and Cut Your Energy Bill! Expert Guide to Dryer Ducts

On any top 10 list of home fire causes, you’ll find “clothes dryer.” But it would be more accurate to categorize these disasters as “lint fires.”<p>Lint …

Home Improvement

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

Seven simple ways to cope with loneliness

We live in lonely times. The elderly are lonely. The teens are lonely. People are lonely in cities and in rural areas, so much so that it's now considered a public-health issue (one with real, physical health effects). In a cover story for the Harvard Business Review last year, former Surgeon …

Loneliness

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Sheet Pan Pancake Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

1<p>Buttermilk<p>Serve everyone at the table a warm stack of pancakes all at once. We’ve made the breakfast favorite hassle-free by baking the batter in a …

Breakfast

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Moving? Here's 28 Tips For Making It Waaaaay Easier

Bookmark this and save yourself a world of stress.<p>20 Brilliant Tips For Furnishing A Small Living Space<p>16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

35 Skincare Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will

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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

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Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until …

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker or a pressure cooker (such as the …

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

It can be a double edged sword when investors take control of their own portfolio, and become do-it-yourselfers in the investing landscape. On one …

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 450°F with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil. Lightly brush the foil …

10 inspiring TED talks to boost your money goals

<b>TED is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has</b> …

I'm a financial adviser who works with the richest families — here are the 8 things I make sure every teen knows about money

For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social activities take priority while managing credit, creating a budget, and saving for retirement feels like a long way off. That said, life hits you pretty fast and before you know it you go from being a …

Personal Finance

6 Unique Lighting Options That Will Transform Your Space

1<p>Sphere Stem Table Lamp<p>Brighten up your desktop with this sculptural task lamp. Opt for mid-century modern brass with a frosted globe, or choose dark …

One Surprising Habit That Could Help You Retire $100,000 Richer

Raise your hand if you follow doctor’s orders to a T. Not quite? How about if we told you that there’s real money in it for you if you do.<p>A …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Personal Finance

The Retirement Savings Mistake That 68% of Baby Boomers Regret

Don't make the same mistake that most baby boomers did.<p>As the baby boomers retire in large numbers, they're finally getting the chance to see how …

Retirement

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

15 Healthy Vegan Desserts You Don't Need a Holiday to Make

Sweet and healthy what can be better?<p>December 18, 2017<p>People turn vegan for various reasons: lactose-intolerance, animal life, meat allergies (yes, …

Vegan Main Dishes

From veggie burgers with pomegranate ketchup to a crispy kale-and-tofu salad, here are terrific vegan main dishes.