Tracy Minnoch

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The Best Window Curtains and Shades, According to Interior Designers

Windows are intimidating. Leave them bare and a place looks naked. Overdecorate them and your best source of natural light gets fusty. Plus, brass or …

This Side Hustle Can Help You Build Long-Term Wealth, and You Don't Need a Ton of Money to Start It

Ask yourself these questions to build yourself a profitable empire.<p>Some of the wealthiest people I know made their money in real estate.<p>They didn't start out big. They started by buying one small property or project, and then after the first came a second, and so on.<p>I personally didn't start …

New research linking intermittent fasting to increased diabetes risk stirs debate

New research presented recently at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting is suggesting the intermittent fasting diets may actually …

Holistic Medicine

How to spend a year living abroad for $1,000 a month

The sabbatical.<p>The year off.<p>The walkabout.<p>The career/life reset.<p>It's something most of us talk about, or at least dream about. It's the answer to the questions we ask ourselves before our pick-me-up 4:15 p.m. coffees: Will life be a march of unremitting, interminable years of work? Will each year …

I Went Vegan For A Month And This Is What I Learnt

Veganism doesn’t have to be expensive<p>Enrique Díaz / 7cero via Getty Images<p>There are some unarguable reasons to go vegan – saving the animals, caring …

Vegan

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

It sucks to feel stuck.<p>You’re in a rut, and you can’t get unstuck.<p>You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. …

What Is the Keto Diet, Exactly? Here's Everything to Know Before You Try It

People are obsessed with the ketogenic diet, but is low-carb, high-fat eating just another fad?<p>Remember the low-fat diet craze? Back in the 1990s, we were told that swapping regular cookies and chips for those labeled "low fat" would be the ticket to easy weight loss and better health. Today, it's …

Nutrition

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Documentaries

How to use Vero, the No. 1 social-media app on the App Store right now that millennials are saying will kill Instagram

There's a new app dominating the App Store, and millennials are saying it could be the next Instagram.<p>Vero promises to be a new kind of social network, one that lets you share content with specific sets of friends, doesn't allow ads, and delivers posts in a chronological feed instead of one …

Social Media

15 Products That Are the Closest Thing to Botox in a Bottle

In the quest for smoothing wrinkles and plumping lax skin, going under the needle (whether for neuromodulator or filler) reigns supreme. That said, if you wince at the thought of sharp objects or don't have hundreds (thousands!) to drop on in-office treatments, there are pain-free, subtle, and …

Skin Care

The 25 Best iPhone Apps To Download Now

These are our must-have iPhone apps<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, organisation, messaging, photo editing, reading, social networks, keyboards, stargazing, and payment …

33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

Sensitive Skin

17 Cheat Sheets That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder, Around The House

Learn how to decorate, repair, and maintain your house or apartment.

Home Improvement

'I've got the sun above me': How to power your home with renewable energy

For homeowners looking to break free from the grips of Nova Scotia Power and its occasional outages, there are options.<p>To truly cut the cord, a …

Solar Power

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

16 Life Upgrades For Your Bedroom That Are Proven To Help With Anxiety

Anxietey doesn't come with an off switch. There's no magical product or mental trick that will singlehandedly make it disappear for good, especially …

We’ve been burying people all wrong

Could eco-friendly funerals save the planet?<p>About 15 years ago, Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement and then-owner of the …

This vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potato is about to be your new go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

30 Must-Read Books

If there were one list of absolute must-read books, what would you put on it? We asked 31 noted authors that question; here are their picks.<p>1 of</i> …

Books

15 Beauty Products That Everyone Is Buying on Amazon

I'm on Amazon every day, always looking for new books or a random appliance for my kitchen. Lately, I've added beauty products to my Amazon browsing …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that …