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This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

Recently, I read a book about a man named Matthew Cowley, who was an incredible missionary and humanitarian to the people in New Zealand over 100 …

Motivation

Retirement dilemma: Paying for a younger spouse's health insurance until Medicare kicks in

<b>Dear Liz:</b> My husband and I have started discussing when he’ll retire. I’d like him to retire somewhere around 65 or 67. He thinks he’ll have to work until at least 70, if not longer, for health insurance coverage for me. (It’s possible that he could do so, since his is an intellectual job where …

Chapter 1 - The Universe

It took decades from the time a few scientists proposed that the Universe was expanding until the point where the Big Bang hypothesis was generally …

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 …

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

10 Muscle-building Foods Every Man Should Have in His Pantry

We get it: You’re busy, and you don’t have a lot of time to make whole meals from scratch. Between family, work, and finding time to hit the gym …

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Falling short on reaching your retirement goals? 5 tips for investing in your 50s

Once you reach the big 5-0, blowing out birthday candles can feel less like a celebration and more like fanning the flames on a pyre of financial obligations. This is the decade when the costs of kids, aging parents, cars and homes converge, and questions about retirement begin looming …

Retirement

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Your Abs Will Be on Fire After This 100-Rep Core-Blasting Workout

Chisel and strengthen your core without leaving the floor! These four moves may seem simple and basic, but doing each move for 25 reps ups the intensity, making them incredibly effective. Your belly muscles will be burning in just a few minutes. Want more of a burn? Repeat this 100-rep ab workout …

What to do with a 401(k) from an old job: How to roll over your retirement account the right way

You finally landed your dream job. Congratulations! But as you head off to greener pastures, make sure you didn't forget something along the way — …

Retirement

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These Are the Startups Aiming to Disrupt the Financial Sector

Given how much customers dislike it, the financial services industry seems ripe for "disruption."<p>It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era.<p>Silicon Valley is pressuring banks to change their ways or risk becoming the latest …

Financial Services

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what the world will be like in 500 years

Using the Age of Exploration as a basis, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio</i> …

How America became a 1% society

Since 1980, the economy has continued to grow impressively, but most of the benefits have migrated to the top. <b>Bill Moyers</b> asks why<p>Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small east Texas town of Marshall where I grew up. It was a good …

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How to nurture your child's love of reading

Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks a hunger for more big ideas and fine writing. In some …

Books

No One, Not Even Newton Or Einstein, Was The Muhammad Ali Of Physics

“The Greatest” defeated all opponents when the heavyweight division was its richest. Has any physicist done the same?<p><i>“The man who views the world at</i> …

Boxing

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

100 Ways to Cut Your Day-to-Day Expenses

1. Go online or review sale fliers to see which grocery store has your favorite products on sale in a given week; just make sure that your savings …

What Your Retirement Savings Should Look Like at Age 50

Saving for retirement would be a lot less confusing—and probably more achievable—if there was one ideal number to strive for. But that’s not how it …

Retirement

How to Plan for Retirement in Your 50s

When it comes to your plan for retirement, your 50s can be a great time to put the finishing touches on your savings. Once you hit 50, you can take advantage of "catch-up" contributions in your IRA and your employer-sponsored retirement plan to sock away thousands more in a tax-deferred manner. In …

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

How Stock Dividends Could Rescue Your Retirement

This was supposed to be the year interest rates on Treasury bonds and bills would finally begin to rise, making it easier for retirees to generate …

I’ve analyzed 500 TED Talks, and this is the one rule you should follow when you give a presentation

In 2012 Cuddy, stepped on a TED stage to deliver a presentation on how body posture influences behavior. In addition to the data, she shared a deeply personal story of how she fought her own battle with "imposter syndrome" early in her career.<p>The story was unplanned and unscripted. Cuddy's …

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Yoga To Relieve Pain In Between The Shoulder Blades - Monthly Yoga with Abi

Do you suffer from pain in between your shoulder blades and tightness in your upper back, neck and shoulders? Hours on the bike with your arms …

Yoga