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This 4-Move Dumbbell Circuit is the Best Way to Start Strength Training

Follow along once with us, then repeat it as many times as you want.<p>When it comes to strength training, it can be tough to know which exercises and …

Workouts

What it's really like to live with bipolar II disorder

The summer after my freshman year of high school, I discovered <i>The West Wing.</i> I binge-watched the first five seasons in five days. My television …

A marriage therapist says there are 4 good reasons to leave a relationship — and a really bad one

Breaking up is the worst -- not just because it makes you sad and regretful and all that but because deciding to part ways takes so much mental and …

McConnell Overreached On Health Care And Paid The Price

What happened in the Senate early Friday morning was a rarely seen political event of the sort last observed in September 2008, when a financial …

Health Care

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

Attention insomniacs: here are 9 gadgets that will help you sleep better

Scientists still don't fully understand sleep, but it's clear that getting enough of it is very important, since being well-rested comes with a myriad of health benefits.<p>For the 40% of the US population that gets less than seven hours per night, there are plenty of devices, both physical and …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress

If you're feeling stressed--and who isn't?--let these quotes motivate you and inspire you.<p>Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let …

Motivation

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. But now it offers …

7 Places You Can't Miss If It's Your First Time In Paris

<b>A Bucket List For Paris Virgins</b><p>Two expat friends in Panama are planning their first-ever trip to Paris. They'll spend Christmas 2016 and New Year's 2017 in the City of Light.<p>What should they be sure to see and do, they've asked me...<p>In response to their question, here is a bucket list for Paris …

20 Best Camping Gadgets For The Great Outdoors

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

Remembering the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011, five years later

Photo Gallery<p>CHICAGO — It was a storm for the ages; it was one Chicagoans could forever point to as illustrative of their winters’ exceptionalism.<p>The …

Weather

4 critical (and common!) 401(k) mistakes to avoid

Relatively few workers in America have pensions these days, so it's increasingly up to the workers to provide for their own retirements. Employers help to some degree, often by providing workplace-based retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s. It's great to have a 401(k), but that's not enough. You …

Retirement

7 Signs You Should Try Drinking Lemon Water For A Week

What is success to you?<p>To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth. Others want power. Some just want to make a positive impact on the …

Motivation

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

San Francisco

12 Things Depressed People Want Their Friends to Know

No. 7 is so important.<p><b>1. If I cancel plans, don't take it personally.</b> Sometimes I'm just too depressed to leave the house. It's not your fault <i>or mine</i>.<p><b>2. Reminding me that the circumstances of my life really aren't that bad doesn't make me feel any better.</b> I know I have a good job and really …

Depression

The only make-up, skincare and hair accounts to follow on social media

Discovering a new blog or social media feed that speaks to you is like finding a new best friend—one who fuels your braid addiction and pushes you to …

Social Media

How to Get a Perfect Credit Score

What is a perfect credit score? Using the popular FICO scoring method, the magic number is 850, which is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. By learning how the FICO formula works, we can get some insight on how to get an 850 credit score, or close to it.<p>Unfortunately, the specific formula by …

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

10 Organizing Tricks I Learned from The Home Edit

I am SO excited to share today's post with you! A few weeks ago, Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit came to my home to help organize my kitchen (and …

Change Your Life (For Less Than $5) With These Brilliant Meditation Apps

Meditation and mindfulness have been gaining exponential popularity over the past year thanks to incredible benefits: combatting stress, fighting depression and anxiety, improving sleep, boosting energy, and even helping the immune system are just a few powerful reasons to start. If you're feeling …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

The Best Warm-Weather Scents for Women and Men

It's time to put that strong, full-bodied scent in storage.<p>In case you haven’t noticed—it’s <i>finally</i> warm outside. In the beauty world, this means it’s …

Beauty

There’s a Brilliant New Way to Pay Less for Your Flights

Here's exactly how to save a ton of money on airfare—especially if you book last-minute.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>There are probably …

Why good relationships suddenly go bad

If you prefer to listen, this post is also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.<p>How good relationships turn into bad relationships, seemingly out of …

An Urban Gondola unveiled for the Chicago Skyline boosting Chicago’s tourism

<b>Davis Brody Bond Architects and Planners and Marks Barfield Architects have unveiled new aerial cable car network for the Chicago skyline.</b> The …

I have anxiety disorder — here's how it affects my daily life

<b>This is one writer’s story about her anxiety. We recognize that not everyone with anxiety has the same experience.</b><p>I’ve dealt with anxiety disorder …