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20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

amazon.com<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the Wedding, by Grant Ginder</b><p>An estranged family flies en masse to London for a …

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

3 No-Brainer 8%+ Dividends Perfect For Retirement

First-level investors are at it again, crowing that now is a great time to give the vaunted Dividend Aristocrats another look.<p>(You’ve probably heard of these darlings of the income world: they’re the 53 stocks that have hiked their dividends for 25 straight years or more.)<p><b>Desperate for a Deal</b><p>So why …

S&P 500

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain potentially unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

How To Retire At 63 With Half A Million In 2018

Ted and Mary, a Hypothetical Story<p>One of the most popular segments on retirement has been about Ted and Mary. Today, they returned to show how they …

These Are the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Italy is home to some of the most spectacular, art-filled cities out there, but the country’s true charm lies in the countryside, where life revolves …

Italy

26 Unforgettable Recipes That Have Been Handed Down Through Generations

There’s a reason these heirloom recipes have been passed down the generations. Check out these ageless family recipes from readers just like …

The Genius Alarm Clock That Turned Me Into a Morning Person

I’ll never use my iPhone alarm again.<p>I used to use my iPhone alarm to wake up in the morning. Problem was, I'd awake with a start to the annoying …

Touchscreens

10 Ways To Create Your Own Best Travel Deals

We all love to live to travel in the lap of luxury but some of us don’t necessarily have the gold lined purses to afford it. No fear. These 10 luxury travel bloggers have the insider secrets on creating your own best deals.<p>Luxury travel doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to maximize your …

Travel Deals

10 Books With Plot Twists You Have to Read to Believe

Who doesn’t love a good twist? The moment that makes you gasp, literally. The sentence that changes everything you thought you knew. The reveal that …

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. …

Meghan Markle's Jaw-Defining Pre-Wedding Treatment Can Be Done at Home—for $0

The royal wedding is inching closer and closer (doesn't it feel like Meghan and Prince Harry only <i>just</i> got engaged?), and we'd be lying if we said we …

Learn How to Identify Niche Ideas to Start a Baby Shower Gift Business

A savvy businesswoman will come up with new ideas, a new twist to an old idea, and make the “ordinary” baby product seem extraordinary by …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Looking for lifelong income? Consider Starbucks, Total S.A., and Boeing.<p>The foundation for a lifetime of investing success can be embarrassingly …

15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

This 20-Minute Routine is the Laziest (but Most Effective) Workout Ever

By properly distracting yourself, this kind of exercise can actually be enjoyable.<p>Maybe you don't have time to exercise. Or, maybe instead of logging some miles on the treadmill, you tend to use your spare minutes shopping online or wasting time on Facebook. Whatever your excuse, you know that …

Europe For Under $150 On New Airline

Related: FlyLevel<p>We have talked about low-cost carriers WOW and Norwegian Airlines before. Yet another cheap airline has entered the transatlantic …

British Airways

36 Creamy, Dreamy Soups to Choose From for the Holidays

<i>The holidays would benefit from a playbook, wouldn't they? We partnered with Braun Household to arm you with resources for cooking like you wrote it yourself, with a little help from their MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender whose ACTIVEblade technology makes intimidating tasks a cinch.</i><p>Silky smooth …

Flavors

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Recipes

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Comfort food at its easiest.<p>People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a …

10 Websites to Use When You Want Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

Having a five-star taste can be quite a burden on your wallet, especially when trying to plan extravagant trips to far off places. One of the most …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

The Biggest and Best College Scholarships Available

Find money to pay for college.<p>The following scholarships are provided by GetSchooled and are grouped by topic. Check out MONEY’s Best Colleges finder …

Want To Work Abroad? Union Square Ventures-Funded Startup Jobbatical Will Hook You Up

Do you want to get away, to experience what it’s like to live and work abroad for a few months, or even several years? That’s where Jobbatical comes in.<p>Funded by Union Square Ventures (one of the investment capital firms that funded Twitter, Kickstarter, and Foursquare) Jobbatical is a platform …

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Know How to Make These 6 Chinese Sauces, Make *Any* Dish More Flavorful

To try reducing the myriad sauces of China to a few representatives is an exercise in futility. There are just too many to choose from, for China is as big and as complex as Europe, with thousands of years of culinary experience under its belt. In other words, <b>Chinese sauces go way beyond soy; think</b> …

Recipes

The (Totally Doable) European Secret to Beautiful Rooms

When you think about renovating, you think first about the big things: converting an attic, adding new floors, re-doing a kitchen or bathroom. But …