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Dividend Investing -- It's Not Just for Retirees

What is dividend investing, and why buy dividend stocks? Well, dividend stocks can provide valuable long-term income and deserves a spot in your investing strategy. Once you learn what dividend investing can do for you, you may well want to be a dividend growth investor.<p>Image source: Getty …

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

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7 Retirement Planning Steps Late Starters Must Take

These strategies will aid in padding your nest egg for a comfortable retirement.<p>Most Americans aren't saving enough for retirement — and worse, many …

Best Free iOS & Android Apps For Small Business

A growing small business in today’s world can make progress by leaps and bounds simply by utilizing the right mobile apps. These are tools that, by …

Use This Free Worksheet to Budget Your Income and Necessities

Income is all the money you bring in each month. It includes salary and tips and may include money you receive on a regular basis from family, …

How to love yourself — the 7 things I learned from 3 years of exploration

When I married myself a little under 3 years ago at Burning Man, I foolishly thought that it was the beginning of my happily ever after. Only to have …

The No-Crunch Core Workout

Despite their abs-firming reputation, crunches aren't the shortcut to a six-pack. In order to strengthen your entire core, you need to target all of …

This 1 Science-Backed Rule Is All You Need to Stay Motivated

The road to success is long. Stick it out with this research-backed trick.<p>In case you haven't heard, there really is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakout hits are almost always followed by years of toil and failure.<p>Angry Birds was Rovio's 52nd attempt. Elon Musk studied battery …

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Want To Radically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Stop These Toxic Habits, Like Now

Positive and happy people have really good boundaries. Here's what you will never see them doing.<p>Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the workplace.<p>Some call the new happiness movement frivolous. But …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Vital Life Lessons I Wish They Taught Me In School

Being a millennial, I have very few regrets as I was fortunate to grow up in an education system that was entrenched in technology. My one …

Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did

Most people think you need to wait until the retirement age of 65 to stop working and escape the 9-to-5 grind. Ever thought about what it would be like to retire early and travel the world? Anita Dhake, a former Chicago-based lawyer, had that fantasy — and she was so driven that she quit her job …

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10 Rookie Travel Mistakes, And How To Avoid Them

Even the most seasoned travelers can encounter unexpected snafus, from flight delays and inclement weather to lost passports. But while you can't do much to prevent those mishaps, there are certain things you can do to make sure you're as prepared as possible if and when they happen.<p>Ahead, 10 …

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19 photographs that will convince you to visit the world's happiest country

Success and Happiness Are a Result of Your Focus

In your magnificence you are putting your attention on what strengthens you and gets you juiced up.<p>Your attention expands and amplifies everything. Focusing on an event, a moment, a person's traits, or an emotion will reveal more detail and that detail will attract more detail... on and on... …

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This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science | Women's Health

<i>Trying to get flat abs? If you've got a dumbbell on hand, you can do some of these moves:</i><p>Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extra unhealthy, since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So, researchers looked into how certain types of …

‘Did I do enough?’ Heartbroken Calgary father mourns death of 23-year-old son addicted to fentanyl

<i>Alex Mirnyi – Sasha to his family – died in the early hours of March 26. While toxicology tests aren’t yet complete, it’s likely Alex was yet another</i> …

What Makes a Person?: The Seven Layers of Identity in Literature and Life, by Maria Popova

<i>“A person’s identity,”</i> Amin Maalouf wrote as he contemplated what he so poetically called the genes of the soul, <i>“is like a pattern drawn on a tightly</i> …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

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15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

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10 DIY Projects Sure To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Planning a homemade project is a wonderful way to ring in the holiday season. Whether you're looking to DIY a gift for a loved one or treat yourself to a homemade goodie, getting creative has a special way of setting a festive mood.<p>Put on some holiday tunes (it's never, <i>ever</i> too early) and try one …

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Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …