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Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

The viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: Even if we touch a doorknob or keyboard that's covered in cold germs from an infected person, we don't always catch the cold.<p>"Sometimes when we're exposed to viruses, we end up not getting sick," says Aric Prather, a …

Sleep

We Can't Stop Eating These Doughnuts. Here's How to Make 'Em

A good cake doughnut is chewy, tender, crackly—and entirely possible to make at home.<p>A really great cake doughnut is a thing of beauty: tender, chewy (but never tough), with a puffy, cracked top that's slightly crunchy in spots. These Matcha Doughnuts were such a big hit with our staff during the …

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

Illicit Version Of Painkiller Fentanyl Makes Heroin Deadlier

Angelo Alonzo, a resident of Portland, Maine, says he nearly died last month after injecting what he believed to be a safe dose of heroin — the same amount he's taken before. But this time, he says, the drug knocked him to his knees.<p>"An amount that usually gives me a good mellow high was just way …

Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair.<p>Most repairs are simple, inexpensive, and …

3 tips to getting retirement right in your 20s

<i>I'm in my 20s and would like to start taking steps to ensure a secure retirement and financial future. But like many people in my generation I'm confused about where to start, who to contact and what to do. Can you point me in the right direction? --S.V.</i><p>I'm not surprised that you're confused. Now …

Retirement savings: how much is enough? | Financial Times

Sweeping reforms to retirement savings rules this year have put pensions in the spotlight, but half of UK workers still have no idea how much they …

Retirement

The 4 Questions You Must Get Right for a Secure Retirement

To stay on track to a comfortable retirement, focus on these four essentials.<p>Given the flood of often confusing and conflicting information from …

Retirement

This one bad assumption is a major threat to your retirement budget

<b>Healthcare costs can alter retirement plans (Investment News)</b><p>For years financial advisors have been assuming inflation of 2.5-3.0% per year when determining their clients' retirement budgets. However, Investment News says that assumption is underestimating their costs because the Centers for …

The core factor of success is focus, and here’s how to get it

Peak performance experts say things like, “You should focus. You need to eliminate the distractions. Commit to one thing and become great at that thing.”<p>This is good advice. The more I study successful people from all walks of life—artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists—the more I believe …

Self-improvement

6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

Happiness & the Investment Hierarchy

<i>Today we have a guest post from our friend Mark of Bare Budget Guy. Enjoy!</i>If you are like most people, just hearing the word “investing” makes you …

The 8 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

What do you do with excess money when you're no longer living paycheck to paycheck? And how do you prepare for big expenses you're bound to face in your 30s?<p>We spoke to Michael Solari, a certified financial planner at Solari Financial Planning, about the smartest things 30-somethings can do with …

Smart money moves to make before a second marriage

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “The first marriage is for money and the second …

Personal Finance

What It Really Takes To Become an Elementary School Teacher

Often, people think that becoming an elementary school teacher can’t be that difficult. Many assume that primary school teachers don’t need to know …

Education

Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

Holistic Medicine

5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain

It was once generally accepted that we were born with a certain capacity to learn and we did the best we could with what we had.We now know …

10 Financial Goals To Pursue Before You Reach Your 30s

“Freedom and wealth is an outcome of “Time”; the most precious asset that we all possess. Time however is a variable to each individual as our …

8 Ways Your Savings Account May Be Costing You

A savings account is an essential tool of money management. It'll enable you to save for emergencies and financial goals, and you might even get a …

Opinion: How to find one mutual fund to last the next 50 years

My daughter Whitney put me on the spot during a chat we had about finances while driving back to college for her senior year.<p>I had suggested, among …

Investing

Invention Of The Week? Take A Nebia Shower And Save Serious Money

Nebia is a new shower-unit that uses 70 percent less water. Find out how this cutting-edge energy efficient invention will save you big bucks.

This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

<b>(WIkimedia/Oren Jack Turner/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova via Shutterstock)</b><p>New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p>Stephen Camarata PhD<p>August 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of …

Two Reasons You Don't Want Man Boobs and Seven Ways to Eliminate the Dad Bod

"Dad bods" are the new fitness standard for a growing bunch of men across the United States. What's a dad bod? Well, think Seth Rogan, Jason Segel or Leonardo DiCaprio on summer vacation and between movie roles - overweight, out of shape, and happy and content with his pasta, rose', and Victoria's …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

Do you need a target number for retirement?

How much savings will you need to retire comfortably?<p>"I have zero idea of the answer to that question," says Mary Wall, a 29-year-old doctoral candidate at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.<p>Much of the retirement advice and many of the planning tools out there focus on figuring out …

These are the stocks the biggest names in the hedge fund industry have been buying and selling

There are a few standout investments: Tech-focused hedge fund Tiger Global took a big position in Netflix, while Jana Partners invested in Precision Castparts right before Warren Buffett announced a takeover of the company.<p>A number of funds also took positions in pharmaceuticals stock Perrigo, …

The Best Restaurant Desserts of 2015

The best desserts we've eaten in 2015.<p><i>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll be sharing a</i> …

Dessert

How to make money in real estate

Want to make money in real estate? Real money. Like $13-million in profit kinda money? Don’t bother with rental properties and put away the hammer …