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The 411 On HSAs: Everything You Need To Know About Health Savings Accounts

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Whether we like it or not, we’re stuck in an era of rising health care costs—and even with insurance, we’re all increasingly bearing the brunt of it.<p>According to one study, employees’ share of medical costs—including contributions to their insurance plans …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

On the Red Couch with Food52’s Amanda Hesser

Tis the season to be eating—so what better person to, ahem, grill than Amanda Hesser, a founder of the mouth-watering site Food52 (that’s “52” as in …

Bodyweight Hypertrophy: 10 Ways to Build Muscle

One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that bodyweight exercises cannot be used to build muscle.<p>Resistance is resistance, whether it …

Cars and Planes in Ancient India: Textbook Controversy

<b>New Delhi:</b> Indians were flying aeroplanes, carrying out stem cell research and may even have been using cosmic weapons 5,000 years ago, according to …

The smart way to double your nest egg in 10 years

<i>My wife and I are in our 50's and contribute 12% of our salary each year to our retirement accounts that we invest in a mix of 90% stocks and 10% bonds. We would like to double the size of our nest egg by the time we retire at 65. Are we being too aggressive? -- Gary W., Pittsburgh, Pa.</i><p>If by "too …

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory.<p>An expanding waistline may lead to a shriveled brain, new research suggests.<p>In a long-term study of people in their early 60s, a brain region called the hippocampus shrank close to 2 percent a year in those who were obese—a …

Converting Your Terrace Into A Tiny Organic Farm Is Just So Easy!

In the YOUR VIEW section, we highlight some of the most pertinent and interesting letters and opinions sent to us by our readers. Have something to …

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Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King’s office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

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The Five Best College Savings Plans

Saving for college is hard enough. You would think that state programs that sponsor so-called “529″ savings plans would make it easier — and cheaper — for you.<p>Unfortunately, some of the plans are bad deals because they are layered up with fund management fees and commissions.<p>Yet there are a handful …

How to Brainstorm With Introverts

Not everyone is enthusiastic about those spitballing sessions. Here's how to make sure the meetings suit everyone's style.<p>If you're one of those people who perks up at the thought of a brainstorming session, it can be hard to empathize with those whose hearts sink as soon as they receive the …

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Forget stocks—here’s where the real action is now

With stocks in slow motion, traders and fund managers are finding big action in the commodity and currency markets.<p>The S&P 500 may be right at …

America Didn’t Decline. It Went Global.

We’ve been obsessing over the decline or persistence of American power for more than three decades now. The latest example is a Gallup poll out Monday showing rising dissatisfaction with the United States’ standing in the world — but it all started with a wave of declinism in the 1980s, set off by …

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

Using Hypnosis To Be Better At Business

Entrepreneurs and executives use many tools and rituals to stay focused and get ahead. Jack Dorsey assigns business themes to each day of his workweek, Winston Churchill worked from his bed each morning, and President Harry Truman would down a shot of bourbon after a brisk walk each morning before …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Treatment Options for Teens With Borderline Personality Traits

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a very challenging and complex disorder to treat. Dr. Blaise Aguirre, a recognized child and adolescent …

How to use your Smartphone as the Best Backpacking GPS

Smartphones like an iPhone 8+, X or Samsung Galaxy S8 outperform a conventional GPS in almost every way. This post has all the information you need …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

Lightweight, Ultralight, Backpacking and Hiking

6 Comments<p>/<p>The vast inventory at a REI Sale can be overwhelming. I've done a bunch of research to help you select the best lightweight gear at the …

Why We're So Full Of Ourselves: In Defense of Narcissistic Qualities

There's a huge difference between being a "narcissist" and being self-centered, although you wouldn't know it by how often it's used as an insult. …

Plunging Oil Prices Set Off a Global Chess Game

It may be hard to ima­gine, but oth­er things have been go­ing on in the world be­sides the elec­tion. And while I no doubt will re­turn to the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Long Reads<p>One night at a Saigon club, Jordan Vogt-Roberts was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters.<p>By Max Marshall19 hours agoView …

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Everything You Need to Know About These 4 Dangerous Personality Types

They can merely drag you down...or they can threaten your safety.<p>Everyone feels terror upon reading the familiar headline: Lone gunman, seemingly without provocation, opens fire on innocent people. Yet we're much more likely to suffer lasting physical, emotional, and financial damage at the hands …

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How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

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