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Best Index Funds for 2018

Here are some of the best passively managed funds you can add to your portfolio.<p>If you're an investor who doesn't want to focus on individual stocks, …

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

Ladies! If He Says Any Of These 3 Things On A First Date, Run!

Ladies! If He Says Any Of These 3 Things On A First Date, Run!<p>If you go on a first date or probably just started dating someone and they overshare on …

Experts Say These Are the Types of Questions You Should Be Asking on Dates

Gird your loins.<p>The craze over the 36 Questions posited by the <i>New York Times</i> last year as the pathway to falling in love with someone would draw skepticism from any true love cynic. The thinking behind the questions — ranging from mild to moderately probing questions about life and death and …

A 3-step retirement savings plan for 20-somethings

<i>I'm a 20-something college grad who, like many of my friends, would like to begin preparing for retirement. Unfortunately, personal finance wasn't the sort of thing that was taught in school. What, specifically, should I do to get started? --S.V.</i><p>You're hardly the only young person who feels he …

Retirement

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do for Your Relationships

Most people don't like to see others suffer and react to ease discomfort in three popular ways.<p>They avoid a person's emotional breakdown, jump into fix-it-mode, or begin rewriting their story for them in a positive light.<p>Although people have the best intentions to help, these methods leave the …

Self-help

Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

<i>By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.</i><p>How do you think a friend would rate the quality of your relationship with her? How would she describe you -- as cheerful, compassionate, irritable, self-critical? Does that description match your self-image? How much does her perception of you matter to your …

Psychology

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

6 futuristic cars powered entirely by the sun

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Innovators around the world are obsessed with harnessing the power of the sun. Solar energy has been used to power lamps that light up the night, to run desalinators that create clean drinking water, and to offset fossil fuels on utility grids. But what about solar cars? The world …

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Stock Markets

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

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3 Secrets Of Adulthood You Must Learn To Find Happiness

When author Gretchen Rubin embarked on a yearlong "Happiness Project" to figure out what true happiness looks like and how to actually -- <i>realistically</i> -- achieve it, the experience led her to some powerful revelations. Among them are Rubin's practical "secrets to adulthood," the principles she's …

Happiness

Behind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing Paperwork

There is a letter that school districts really don't like sending home to parents of special education students. Each state has a different version, but they all begin with something like this:<p>"Dear Parent, as of the date of this letter your child's teacher is not considered 'highly qualified.' " …

Education

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

Some drugs can open you up to complete ecstasy, while others are complete boner killers.<p>"A lot of people use a lot of different drugs," Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, recently told VICE. "And a lot of people have sex. You name the …

Johns Hopkins University

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

eCommerce

These 16 companies control almost everything you buy

Companies' signature brands add to their annual revenues and provide an edge to competition.<p>To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, the number of employees, and press mentions on Google News over the past year.<p>Here is a list of retail companies that own …

Employment

Living the Yogi’s Life with Kino: A Week of Calm.

Daily assignments for living the yogi’s life with Kino MacGregor.<p><i>To check A Week of Self Reflection, click here.</i><p><i>To check A Week of Acknowledgements,</i> …

Yoga

2 Yoga Poses That Will Relieve Your Stress

During periods of transition, the holidays, or anytime life starts to get a little complicated, a quick yoga break (even just 10 minutes, if that's all you have) can take the edge off. J. Michael Taylor of Yoga Among Friends in Downer's Grove, IL, has a couple of favorite poses he uses to overthrow …

Yoga

Why You Should Always Embrace Negative Emotions

One of the biggest misperceptions about personal development is that it leads to permanent, unflappable happiness. The point of personal development …

Washing the dishes can be therapeutic, study finds

Washing the dishes may be a convenient detox for overwrought minds, a study in the journal Mindfulness suggests. The study found that washing dishes mindfully—focusing on the smell of the soap, and the shape and feel of the dishes, for example—significantly reduced nervousness and increased mental …

The Importance Of Slowing Down

Why are we so obsessed with speed?<p>In everything we do, we want to be quicker, more efficient and more productive. This is really just to say that we …

This Is Your Brain and Body on Yoga and Meditation: 4 Powerful Scientific Findings

The many benefits of yoga, a 5,000-year-old discipline, are finally getting support from modern science.<p>If you've ever taken a vinyasa class or spent time meditating, you may be familiar with the even-keeled buzz often referred to in the yoga world as "yoga bliss" or "yoga high." As it turns out, …

Yoga

Meditating Can Physically Restructure the Brain!

You may think of meditation as an esoteric practice with little to no grounding in reality. However, a number of recent studies have found that …

Meditation, Life, and the Good Sit

<i>(I spent the winter of 2012 in silence on a self-guided retreat at the Forest Refuge, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Massachusetts. This is the second entry of a twice-monthly blog exploring daily life in the silence, and how intensive retreats offer a compass for everyday life).</i><p>I have my …

Meditation

The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk<p>Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or even stockbroker.<p>But a new study suggests that …

5 secrets to happiness that took me 40 years to learn and will change your life

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article called "It Took Me 40 Years to Learn This, But It Can Change Your Life Now." This article was widely …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …