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75% of Americans Underestimate Their Retirement Savings Needs

Are you setting yourself up to fall short?<p>Many Americans struggle to come up with an official retirement savings target. After all, in the absence of …

These 13 words and 10 tips will help salespeople close more deals faster

And according to marketing-software maker HubSpot, there are certain words salespeople should use to boost their chances of closing more deals, and, beyond that, there are certain characteristics common to top salespeople.

$500,000 Surprise: Health Care Sticker Shock Awaits You in Retirement

One of the hardest expenses to plan for in retirement could be the biggest: health care. It will pay to err on the high side.<p>U.S. retiree health-care …

Know your worth: How to negotiate compensation at a startup

Have you ever felt you were worth more than you were being paid?<p>I hear you. And, I want you to know that you may never quite feel compensated for …

Employment

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

How To Grill Even Better Asparagus — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Asparagus is a vegetable that is transformed by hot-and-fast cooking. It's why we love roasted and stir-fried asparagus, and why we fall in love each …

Recipes

The 2-Minute Arm Workout to Build Strong Biceps

Having strong biceps is an advantage for athletes in a myriad of sports, including hockey, badminton, baseball, football, and more.<p>As an orthopedic …

Muscle

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does)

Discover the secret sauce of getting more things done in a day.<p>Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.<p>If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't pull it off beyond a …

Time Management

Introducing the Special Forces Workouts (and a Must-Read FAQ)

Click Here to Get Started on the Special Forces Workouts<p><i>The Special Forces workouts start today! This program is designed by Special Forces operator</i> …

73% of Americans Have Financial Regrets -- Don't Be One of Them

Here are the most common financial mistakes Americans make, and how to avoid them.<p>Only one-fifth of American adults say they have no financial …

The critical element for sustainable agriculture

In the business world, there’s a term to describe an event that completely changes an existing industry or market. It’s called a disruptor, and it …

Farming

Mushrooms should be microwaved to seal in goodness, scientists say

Mushrooms should be grilled or microwaved to maintain their nutritional value, according to new research.<p>The study suggests that cooking the fungi that way enables them to maintain their high levels of essential amino acids and vitamins to keep blood cells healthy, produce energy and help …

Nutrition

Tight on leave and money? Discover the best road trip for your budget and holiday time

Hitting the pavement on a road trip can be the ultimate way to see a new destination. So travellers looking for a bit of inspiration for their next journey can use a new tool that will help plan the perfect road trip based on time and budget.<p>Price comparison site GoCompare.com has created a road …

Travelers

8 signs you're being lied to

Chances are that most of them lied to you — and that they did it more than once. It's a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly.<p>University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman has studied lying for more than a decade, and his research has …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

The $1 Million Retirement Plan

<i>Figure out what your megabuck IRA will deliver in monthly payments.</i><p>You are now, let us suppose, 60 and planning to retire at 70. You’ve got $1 million stashed away. What kind of monthly draw does that get you?<p>Something like $3,830 aftertax, I calculate. That assumes the money is in an IRA or 401(k) …

Retirement

3 Stocks You Can Safely Own Until 2030

Here's why we think investors should hang on to these three businesses for decades to come.<p>We Fools love to invest in companies for the ultra …

Canada is cool, not cold. Its 150th birthday gives you a chance to warm to it as never before

Canadians are often stereotyped as unarmed Americans with universal healthcare who dress in heavy winter clothing. Nice and polite, but boring.<p>We may utter too many "sorrys," but we are not boring, not the diverse 36 million of us who make Canada unique, and certainly not our 3.8 million square …

Canada

How to make money without doing anything

Making money takes work, but working can suck.<p>Though some of these methods do take some work up front, they can set you up to earn passive income for the long term.<p>Here are 21 ways to make money with minimum effort.<p>View As: Slides<p>1. Become a referral source for local businesses.<p>A lot of small, …

The 6 Best Cities to Start a Business Right Now

Location isn't everything, but it still matters.<p>Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and more have well-established and booming startup scenes complete with big companies and investors to impress. But all of those cities have another thing in common. They are pricey and …

Startups

The Secrets To Lose-Lose Negotiation

The best negotiators don't look for win-win behaviors, they try to find a lose-lose compromise that everyone can accept.<p>When it comes to negotiating a deal, we have all been taught to try and find a so-called "win-win" solution. But when you watch the best negotiators in action, they actually use a …

Self-help

The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy for $10 or Less

There’s an element of danger to investing in low-priced stocks. Yes, a stock that trades at $6 can <i>seem</i> cheaper than a stock that trades at $60, but …

Investing

The killer kettbell workout for massive biceps and triceps

Per Bernal<p>Per Bernal<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Morphing arms as scrawny as pipe cleaners into straight-up pipes isn’t as easy as grasping a …

Workouts

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

Wellness

Steroid injections, physio and fish oils: what really works for painful knees?

It’s not until your knees start hurting that you realise how much work they do. So, which problems should you worry about, and which treatments should you try?<p>Our knees are a marvel of engineering. They take quite a battering over the course of a lifetime, especially an active one; knees bear our …

Pain

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Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

Self-improvement

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks