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This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

The 26 Most Raved-About Retinols and Why You Should Be Using Them

Skin Care

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Empathy

This Is the Heartbreaking Reason You're Seeing Price Tags at the March For Our Lives

You might have spotted students at March For Our Lives rallies across the country today wearing price tags—amount: $1.05—and wondered what exactly was going on. Like everything associated with the march, this statement was purposeful and well organized. But the reasoning behind these price tags is …

These Little-Known Amazon Skincare Products Have Huge Followings

If we're being honest, Amazon is much more than an e-commerce giant; it's a community. Many consumers are repeat shoppers (with Prime, how can you …

IRS Releases Updated Withholding Calculator And Form W-4 For 2018

Wondering whether your 2018 paycheck will result in the right amount of taxes withheld for 2018? You can check it out yourself: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally released an updated Withholding Calculator which reflects changes under the new tax law. You can find the new withholding …

This Divorced Man Wrote Some Beautiful Marriage Advice Every Man Should Read

A newly-divorced man revealed on Facebook the advice he wished he’d known before tying the knot. Gerald Rogers, who works as a motivational speaker …

Marriage

How to Max Out Your Roth IRA in 2018

Remember the first time your speedometer crept past 70, 80 or even 90 miles per hour? An exhilarating, if fleeting, experience. Maxing out your Roth …

14 Posts That Will Make Living With Depression A Little Easier

Because it can REALLY SUCK.<p>Some of those people are therapists and psychologists. Others are people dealing with depression who can tell you firsthand what worked for them. We've written a lot of depression content over the years — both helpful and feelsy — so we decided to pull a few gems together …

Depression

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Skin Care

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

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101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 | Inc.com

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance to renew our commitment to our business and to working hard at being our best …

Motivation

61% of retirement savers are making this costly mistake

If you fail to take a required minimum distribution from your retirement account of, say, $8,000, you could be taxed a whopping $4,000! Learn more about RMDs and the rules you need to follow.<p>Retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k)s, can be lifesavers, helping us sock away money for our golden …

Retirement

Beaten with hammers and forced to eat pictures of dead relatives - the victim of 'one of worst ever domestic abuse cases' tells her story

“That is when I knew that I was f***ed. I thought I was going to die. That night I remember telling him to just kill me.<p>“He said ‘I will either give …

Sociology

Experts Say There's a Very Real Connection Between Drinking and Anxiety

You know the story: you're nervous before a big date or you want to unwind after a stressful day and have a drink to calm yourself. It helps, too. Drinking a glass of wine can be a great way to subdue anxiety but not a great plan for the long term. Relying too much on alcohol has short- and …

Alcohol

26 Hair Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

Detangling brushes, deep conditioners, curling irons, and other products from our posts this year that your hair will thank you for.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and</i> …

34 things you need to know about the incoming tax law

It's official. Congress has ushered through the first major tax overhaul since Ronald Reagan was president.<p>The measure, which President Trump signed into law on Friday, is about to shake up life for millions of Americans. It will redistribute the country's wealth. It could sway decisions about …

Personal Finance

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War …

Tony Robbins: How Your 401(k) Providers Could End Up With Half of Your Retirement Nest Egg | Inc.com

In 2014, Tony Robbins was writing his bestselling book <i>Money: Master The Game</i> and interviewed over 50 of the world's most brilliant financial minds. When he sat down with 401(k) expert Tom Zgainer, he explored this epidemic of insanely high fees that were impacting millions of Americans.<p>Zgainer told …

Retirement

I was the other woman, and I got the wake up call I needed

We were lying in each other's arms, fantasizing about running away to a tropical destination where I would learn how to surf, when all of a sudden the moment was cut short by a jarring buzz.<p><i>Mrrrr… mrrrr… mrrrr...</i><p>His brand-new iPhone danced around on his desk, its timer happily humming, unaware of …

Relationships

Slavery Haunted Washington—His Heirs Didn’t Get the Message

As he neared death, George Washington was wracked with guilt over slavery, but his doubts fell on deaf ears, especially among his slave-owning …

Lavender, thyme, rosemary, sage: they all need a trim every now and again<p>There is a lavender at the bottom of my street that has grown so wild it sprawls through the fence; you can see a line along the flowers where passersby can’t help but caress its fragrant blooms. I’m one of them. I like its …

Plants

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

The Ratio That Predicted The 2001 And 2008 Stock Market Crashes Is Again Flashing Red

Savings are not only paramount for economic growth. Frequently ignored altogether these days is the principle that an adequate amount of savings also …

Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

Relationships

Trick Yourself Into Spending Less Money With These 5 Hacks

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're not</i> …

Personal Finance

20 ways to save $1,000 (or more) a year

Saving money takes discipline.<p>It means forgoing things you want and making tough choices, which can be tough in our consumption-focused society. However, saving money can make it easier to get what you really want.<p>Here are 20 ways to boost your savings:<p>1. Pay off your credit card debt<p>For every …

Science Says This Is What Happens When You Overthink Things | Inc.com

Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of course, everyone overthinks a situation …