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Nearing 65? Don't Get Caught By Medicare's 'Money Traps'

If you are just cresting over the age of 60 and anticipating a blissful life of retirement and excellent medical benefits at age 65, I have some bad …

Retirement

6 inspirational podcasts that will help you achieve your goals in a healthy and practical way

I’m always on the hunt for a new podcast to add to my feed, which is usually full of serialized crime shows, historical podcasts, daily news briefs …

Self-improvement

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Self-improvement

Here are the best books of 2018 so far, according to Amazon

Good thing summer vacation is here because your reading list is about to get a whole lot longer.<p>On Tuesday, Amazon Books announced its selections for …

Books

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here's how to do it

Good news, everyone! Remember that FBI reboot-your-router warning in response to Russian malware VPNFilter? Turns out it's worse than originally thought, and a lot more people are going to need to do a lot more than just reboot their routers.<p>According to a new report from security firm Cisco Talos, …

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

7 books kids should read this summer, according to a school librarian

From math flashcards to summer reading lists, all parents have big plans for educational summer activities that will keep kids using their brains.<p>But sometimes, parents find August looming and realize there have been more water gun fights and video game marathons than multiplication tables …

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day doesn't exactly qualify as a national holiday, but it does come every year. And it's widely celebrated. And there are presents, kind of. Hmmm.<p>In case you've been living off-planet for the last three years, let's take a look at Amazon's "holiday of savings" and what you can expect …

Tech Trends

Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

How to use Alexa as an intercom

Since Amazon first enabled voice calling and messaging between its Echo-branded smart speakers, it's also added various ways Alexa users can communicate with one another using their Echo speakers, be it with friends or family members across the country or across the house.<p>Drop In, for instance, …

Smart Homes

Warren Buffett: 'We have operated in this country with the greatest tailwind you can imagine at your back'

The Berkshire Hathaway 2018 Annual Shareholders Meeting was underway just shortly after 10:15 a.m. ET, as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger began with opening remarks.<p>Buffett, known as the ‘Oracle of Omaha’, began with an anecdote on the practice of investing, offering the sentiment that it can …

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is the biggest tech breakout in recent memory -- a voice-activated, internet-connected "smart speaker" with a built-in virtual assistant named Alexa that can answer your questions, follow your instructions and control your smart home devices. As Amazon likes to put it, the Echo is a …

Smart Homes

Sonos will announce an Alexa-powered home theater speaker on June 6

It feels like it wasn’t so long ago when Sonos announced the excellent Playbase, but the company already has a new home theater speaker on the way. Sonos today sent out press invites to an event on June 6, with a GIF that suggests the company wants to solve the perennial problem of having too many …

In This Bible Study, Science And Faith Don't Have To Compete

Science and Christianity often seem at odds in the public imagination. But some churches have made part of their mission to lessen that tension by bringing science into Bible study.<p>"You can't have a seat at the table if you don't speak science," said Matthew Groves, 24, an adult Bible study teacher …

Bible

6 new Gmail features worth trying -- and how to get them now

On the surface, you could easily mistake the new Gmail for the same web-based email you've been using for years.<p>But looks can be deceiving. This week's major revamp packs in powerful, helpful and overdue new features. It's the right balance of new and familiar.<p>If you haven't gotten a notification …

Apps

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Literature

How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

The price-to-earnings ratio or P/E is one of the most widely-used stock analysis tools used by investors and analysts for determining stock …

'Alexa, play my kid a podcast.' Parents look for screen-time alternatives

To get through a grueling seven hour car trip with her toddler, Haley Jude decided to try something different.<p>Instead of playing a kids' TV show on her smartphone, she turned on "The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian," a serial podcast about an 8-year-old boy who solves mysteries in space.<p>"I can't …

Kids

Westworld fans rejoice: Hulu cuts HBO price to $5 per month

If you want to catch the newest episodes of Westworld or just watch Game of Thrones through for the third time, Hulu has dropped its HBO subscription price from $15 per month to $5.<p>People who sign up for the promotion will pay $5 monthly for six months, after which the price goes back to $15, Hulu …

Google Fiber

How To Check If Your Facebook Data Was Used By Cambridge Analytica

Facebook users have begun to see whether they're among the 87 million people whose information may have been compromised for use by a political research firm. For some, the news is good: "It doesn't appear your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica."<p>The notifications are …

These are the best drugstore buys from this year's Glamour Beauty Awards

Glamour magazine declared these drugstore picks to be the best of the best.<p>Every year, the Glamour Beauty Awards pull the best beauty products into one master list. And 2018 was no exception.<p>Glamour's beauty editors and a group of industry experts, including dermatologists and makeup artists, came …

The 13 best drugstore lipsticks, according to celebrity makeup artists

From matte to shiny, we found the best affordable lipsticks around.<p>The best drugstore lipstick can make magic happen. There's nothing like the instant confidence boost that a swipe of a perfect, affordable lipstick can bring you. It'll help you look good while also <i>feeling</i> good about your …

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6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

How much money can I make on a bond? - Ultimate Guide to Retirement

Investing<p>Basics<p>Stocks<p>Bonds<p>What's a bond?<br>• How much money can I make on a bond?<br>• How do bond returns compare with stock returns?<br>• What are the advantages of bonds for retirement?<br>• What are the risks in bonds?<br>• What are TIPs?<br>• Which bonds are good for a retirement portfolio?<br>• How should I buy bonds?<br>• Should I buy …

Retirement

21 Borderline Genius Bullet Journal Spreads For Tracking Your Finances

Get rich or bullet journal trying.

How To Retire At 64 With Only Half A Million

<i>This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.</i><p>How can you retire? This is one of the most pressing …

12 Easter egg decorating ideas that are fun for all ages

Hot take: Coloring Easter eggs is more fun than carving pumpkins. I don’t know if it’s because I prefer spring to fall or just that I don’t like …

The 5 things you should do immediately if your phone is stolen

We’ve all been there. You leave your phone in the bathroom during a night out or reach for it in your pocket while traveling, only to find it’s gone. …

Yes, Jordan Peterson Really Is That Smart

The New York Review of Books sneered at him, but he’s for real. To have David Brooks and the Trumpists in his corner, he has to be.<p>In the last year, …