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How to build a better smoothie, according to a nutritionist

If you’re turning to smoothies as part of your strategy to lose weight or take your healthy eating up a notch, your menu may need a little attention. Done right, smoothies can make nutritious sense, packing satisfying ingredients along with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other health-protecting …

Healthy Eating

4 Obstacles That Will Keep You from a Happy, Fulfilled Retirement

You’ve probably heard statements like these:<p><i>“The average working household has virtually no retirement savings.”</i><p>Then you skip to another channel — …

Retirement

A Guide to Chores for Every Age

You and your partner are a team, and you want to raise your kids to be part of that team. (Not to mention there’s too much to do and not enough time for the two of you to do everything.) If you’re looking to get your kids to start helping around the house, these suggestions break down chores that …

Kids

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

Seth Meyers perfectly summarizes what parents need to do for "children" in their 20s

Comedian Seth Meyers ought to be pretty confident about his talent these days. He’s the host of his own late-night show, NBC’s <i>Late Night with Seth</i> Meyers, and his performance emceeing this year’s Golden Globes, the first major Hollywood awards night held after the fall of movie producer Harvey …

Jerry Seinfeld

The Top European Cities for American Travelers This Summer

When picking a summer vacation destination, it can be hard to know where to go.<p>A good litmus test for choosing a great destination is polling where …

European Travel

The Best Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

The Best Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>Spreading a mixture of mayo & butter on the bread creates a delightfully crispy …

Cooking

Know When To Hold 'Em

Forty years ago, some lyrics by Don Schlitz became part of our folk culture when "The Gambler" was released by Kenny Rogers:<p>"You got to know when to …

Investing

What's The Healthiest Way To Cook Eggs? How To Have A Brilliant Brunch

That's your weekend brunch sorted 🍳<p>How do you like your eggs in the morning? If you want them to be healthy, the answer probably shouldn’t be …

Breakfast

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

Retirement

4 Natural Supplements That Will Help You Have More Energy

If you’re feeling sluggish and could use a boost in energy, coffee and tea aren’t the only (or even the best) solutions. A variety of natural …

Wellness

5 Flawed Parental Instincts That Mess Up How We Teach Our Kids About Money

Beth Kobliner, the author of "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not)," sets us straight.<p>Many times, in parenting, we are given one …

Kids

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Workouts

stretching

Sep 8, 2017<p>Do these moves after your race or before you sit for hours on the plane.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Aug 29, 2017<p>Here’s the latest research on what’s behind increases in flexibility.<p>Jul 19, 2017<p>Here’s what physical therapists wish you wouldn’t keep doing.<p>Jan 9, 2017<p>All you need …

Exercise

55 DIY HIKING & Camping Hacks and Tricks That Will Make You A Camping Pro

If you’re someone who loves to camp, I’ve got a treat for you. I’ve gathered 55 of the most amazing camping hacks. These easy tricks are guaranteed …

Camping

When to Teach Children Important Life Skill Like Tying Shoes

Whether it’s how to teach kids to read, how to teach a kid to ride a bike, or how to teach kids to tie shoes, knowing when to start is key.<p>We care …

Kids

Buying a Rental Property for the First Time? Here Are Your 4 Most Important Considerations

Are you thinking about buying a rental property? Congratulations! That’s a huge step toward financial growth. However, be aware that buying a rental …

Real Estate

These 13 Hawaii Hiking Trails Lead To Some Incredible Pieces Of History

With the fascinating history and some of the best hiking in the world, Hawaii is home to a variety of hiking trails that will also teach us lessons …

Hiking

‘Toddler Cornhole Race’ Is The Backyard BBQ Game Your Kids Have Been Waiting For

Part bean-bag toss, part running race, this fast-paced game will wear kids out so that you can play a real game of Cornhole.<p>‘Toddler Cornhole Race’ …

Kids

11 Simple Changes That Help Your Body Burn More Fat

Looking at our culture, it doesn't take long to see how obsessed we are with dieting and working out. We all want to be at a healthy weight in order …

Wellness

Looking for new investment? Owning rental home almost as lucrative as stock market

Millions of Americans who own rental homes count on the income they receive from rent but may not know how they stack up as investments.<p>A new study might change that.<p>Single-family homes in large U.S. cities have generated returns of about 9% annually on average, according to the study, which …

Real Estate

How to Start Potty Training a Boy

<b>Question: How do I potty train a boy?</b><p><b>I think my three-year-old son is ready to be potty trained. I am a stay-at-home mom, so I'll be the one to</b> …

Parenting

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

The best solo hikes in North America

Solitude with a view<p>Why set off on a hike all by yourself? Some solo trekkers are chasing a sense of meditative quietness, while others seek the …

North America

The Best Honolulu and Hawaii Travel Tips From Our Readers

Aloha, everyone! (“Aloha, Lifehacker!”) We got great travel tips this week for Honolulu and the rest of Hawaii. Go read all the best tips under the …

Travel

Self-Employed? Here Are 5 Retirement Savings Options for You

The gig economy is making it more important to protect yourself financially.<p>It used to be that only the most venturesome of entrepreneurs tackled the …

Retirement

5 Ways to Reward Kids For Good Behavior That Don't Involve Food

<i>This post written by Barbara Ann Bruno was originally featured on YourTango.</i><p><b>Don't reach for the Goldfish!</b><p>"You can have ice cream if you finish all your homework."<p>"I'll give you a lollipop if you sit in the dentist chair."<p>"We will stop at McDonald's on the way home if you behave in the car."<p>Do these …

Kids

18 Secrets Disney Cruise Line Employees Won’t Tell You

Keeping the Disney magic going while at sea takes more than a few tricks. These are Disney Cruise Line's best-kept secrets.<p>With 1,250 staterooms, the …

Walt Disney Company

8 Tips For Talking To Your Kids So You Get More Than One-Word Responses

There are two things that I think the TV series “The Simpsons” got spot on when it came to communication between parents and kids. One is that kids …

Parenting

15 Italian Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re not an Italian nonna with decades of pasta-making experience, these classic recipes make an excellent (and relatively simple) introduction …

Cooking