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3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Padma Lakshmi's Holistic Indian Skincare Secrets Are Too Good Not to Share

By the time Padma Lakshmi swings by the Byrdie studio to film a series of videos about her beauty routine (and new MAC makeup collection), I already …

Traditional retirement planning isn’t going to cut it. Do this instead

The retirement you saw your grandparents — or even your parents — live through will likely not be the retirement you choose for yourself. Consider …

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Weight Loss

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you're guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you're putting down your …

Home Improvement

You'll Spend 80% of Your Retirement Money on These 5 Things. Here's How to Save on Them

70% of people are missing out on a chance to save on healthcare costs.<p>If you're retired, you need to be smart about how you spend your money. To do …

12 People Who Always Smell Good Share Their Secrets

One of the funniest things Mindy Kaling has ever said is that, if she were to create an app, she would make “Shazaam for perfumes.”<p>I need this app …

How to make your lashes look longer (without extensions)

There has been a subtle change in eye make-up of late. No longer are the long, fluttering eyelashes of celebrities and your favourite social-media stars necessarily the work of meticulously maintained eyelash extensions or false lashes. In fact, many individuals would swear they are wearing only …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

10 Easy Dinner Ideas for Hungry Toddlers & Tired Parents

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)<p>My youngest just officially left the toddler years for that "threenager" year, but the struggles of feeding a toddler …

I Bought A Week Of Healthy Food From Trader Joe’s For Under $50

We all need to eat. I like to eat healthily, you like to eat healthily. But there’s a myth floating around that eating whole and healthy foods is too …

Healthy Eating

Is it really necessary to pay a financial adviser?

<i>I plan to retire in a couple of years and currently pay an adviser about 1.5% to manage my savings. I don't want to sit around crunching numbers or picking stocks in retirement, but I'd also like to pay less than I am now. What are my options? Sometimes I think I'd be better off just sticking my</i> …

15 Incredibly Essential Target Shopping Tricks

Target is our definition of happy: It's the place where you can buy all the stuff you need, from groceries to cute throw pillows. It’s easy to spend …

Shopping

6 Options to Fund Long-Term Care in Retirement

It's not fun to think about, but if you boil down your choices a bit, making a plan for what could easily cost several thousand per month becomes …

Retirement

20 Alexa games to keep your kids busy

While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to cook dinner, they're also great at keeping your kiddos busy. The Alexa skills catalog is full of helpful third-party software, including …

Kids

Don’t know how to poach foods? It’s worth learning.

As has happened before, my family is feeling uninspired by our regular weeknight dinners. While stuck in past ruts, we experimented with sheet pan dinners until our favorites shook out. We mastered the perfect rice bowl and conquered the slow cooker, taking a handful of new recipes for our own. Is …

Food

26 Easy Ways To Get The Healthiest Hair Of Your Life

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A Mom of 4 Shares Her 12 Go-To Recipes for Meal Planning

When you get a homemade dinner on the table in a timely manner <i>and</i> all your children actually eat it? That's the holy grail of meal planning, right …

What to Eat for Dinner If You're Trying to Lose Weight, According to a Nutritionist

These quick and nourishing meal ideas will help you avoid takeout and endless noshing.<p>Many of my clients tell me they eat pretty healthfully ... …

The 5 recipes I make over and over again

<b>I used to avoid repeating recipes. Now I depend on it.</b><p>There was a time when I took variety in meals very seriously. Rarely would I serve the same …

Clean Up Your Home in 2018 With These 10 Bestselling Organizers on Amazon

If you made it a goal to be more organized in the new year, investing in a few useful gadgets might help you achieve your wish. Whether you want to clean up your bathroom, the kitchen, or the entire house, we found a few things that might come in handy. Amazon has so many products, but sometimes it …

Handy

Baked Chicken Breasts

Ever single time we do a survey on the blog and ask what kinds of new recipes readers would like to see, the #1 request is always the …

The Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes — Buns In My Oven

April 4, 2018<p>Shares 32K<p><i>Wait until you hear what the secret ingredient is to make these potatoes extra velvety and creamy! Learn this easy trick for</i> …

The One Thing I Always Do When Hosting Overnight Guests

For whatever reason, my husband and I host a lot of weekend guests at our house. I'd like to think it's because our friends enjoy our company, but …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

Self-help

30 Absurdly Clever Products On Amazon For Anyone Disorganized AF

There are all kinds of reasons why people get messy. From bad breakups to crazy work schedules, life can get a bit much to handle sometimes, and when …

19 Smart Home Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Low-stress tricks and shortcuts.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length or clarity.</i>

A Beginner's Guide To Composting

Keep it ~green~ in 2018.<p>Here's a full list of everything you can toss on your compost pile:<p>• Fruits and vegetables<p>• Eggshells<p>• Coffee grounds and filters<p>• Tea bags<p>• Nut shells<p>• Shredded newspaper<p>• Cardboard<p>• Paper<p>• Yard trimmings<p>• Grass clippings<p>• Houseplants<p>• Hay and straw<p>• Leaves<p>• Sawdust<p>• Wood …

Friday Night Chores Are The Gateway To A Great Weekend

Doing chores on Friday nights changed my damn life.<p><b>On a typical Friday night,</b> you know where I'll be: doing little fancy footwork, working up a sweat, wearing an outfit that would make my coworkers’ eyes pop. The music is blasting, I'm dabbing, I’m dropping it low; the floor is kind of dirty, but …

13 Cleaning Products That Make Chores A Tad More Enjoyable

I live for the high of watching dirt and grime vanish from a filthy tub.<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 items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews in this</i> …