Sarah Jean Botts

28 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @SarahJeanBotts | Keep up with Sarah Jean Botts on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sarah Jean Botts”

Coin Roll

Introduction: Coin Roll<p>So you just watched a movie where some hotshot is in a casino, playing a game of high-stakes blackjack. As they wait for cards …

Cryptocurrency

Smart gifts for the college students on your list

You might think college students are tricky to shop for, but in reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. Since they’re constantly swamped with homework and simultaneously managing a busy social life, all they want is stuff that makes their lives easier and more fun.<p>If you’re stressing about …

15 fun wrapping papers that will make your holiday gifts stand out

After carefully picking out the perfect gift for your loved ones, watching them open your package last after all that hard work is a huge bummer.<p>To …

50 Little Beauty Luxuries You Can Actually Afford

The holiday season is officially in full swing, and with it come some not-so-holly-jolly feelings. While this time of year is all about sharing and …

27 Cheap And Easy Gifts To Make With Kiddos

Thrifty homemade gifts that are good for the environment and keep children entertained? 'Tis the season.

Wall Art

15 Things Successful People Do In Their 20s

The choices you make in this critical decade lay the foundation for your career, relationships, health, and well-being.<p>While nothing can replace learning through firsthand experience, you can save some stress by listening to those who have already been through it.<p>We've scoured our archives and the …

Self-improvement

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

What I Think About When I Meditate

I am often asked what I think about when I meditate. Many people think meditation is about having no ideas or no thoughts at all. This is impossible. …

Meditation

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

Meditation

Carrie! Miranda! The Best Looks From the 2014 CMA Awards

It's country music's biggest night! The 2014 CMA Awards recognizes the best in the genre, from female vocalist to musician of the year. Naturally, …

Found It! Get Taylor Swift's Favorite Handbag for $40

Envious of Taylor Swift’s killer street style? Add one of her favorite (and affordable!) accessories to your own outfit rotation. Over the past …

Homemade Single Serve Macaroni and Cheese

I consider myself creative, but for some reason I’m not very creative in the kitchen. Very happy that I have readers and the internet to fall back …

Here Are The Most Popular Budgeting Apps

The question: What software or tool do you use to track your spending?<p>The number and variety of responses was just amazing.<p>Some of the results, as you'll see, were not surprising.<p>But there were a number of readers who use budgeting tools that I had never heard of. I'm guessing some will be new to …

Personal Finance

5 Money Lessons Every Woman Should Learn

Whatever financial problem you're having now—vanishing savings, growing bills, total overload—these simple tactics will give you one more reason to …

Personal Finance

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Purchase

There are few things that leave me feeling <i>worse</i> than an impulsive purchase that wound up being a piece of junk or wound up sitting in the closet …

Personal Finance

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

<i>By Abby Hayes, Credit.com</i><p>Growing up is hard to do. And it's even harder in today's tough economy. With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring.<p>Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an …

Personal Finance

How To Make Six Figures A Year At Almost Any Age

If you want to make six figures, know that you can if you want to. Nothing in this world is stopping you with the right money mindset to get rich. I …

Goldman Sachs

SeedTime

Originally this article started as 16 ways to save money by NOT being normal, but over the years we have written about so many great ways to save …

Your Cheat Sheet to Saving Thousands on College Costs

College is expensive. Even those who attempt to save money by living off-campus and attending an in-state institution face extremely high costs. For …

Personal Finance

Silva Method Mind Control by Jose Silva

“Discover How To Live Your Dream Life With One Of Silva Method’s Best Meditation Courses For Free”<p>Get The Unlimited You — A Silva Method Beginner’s …

The 5 Best Tax Breaks for 20-Somethings

Everyone likes to get a break on their tax bill. But for today's struggling young adults, making sure you don't pay any more in taxes than you have …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Emotional Intelligence

The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind

Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression<p>“<i>I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a</i> …