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7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

3 reasons to retire as early as you can

Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for 40 or 50 years trading their time for this thing we call money.<p>The great news is that there's a corollary to that fact: If people are willing to give you money for your time, you can spend …

Retirement

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become “truth” — even when …

How To Grow $500K And Collect $43,450 In 2018 (And Every Year)

There’s one income-producing sector you probably hold in your portfolio—and you may be wondering why it’s crashing out this year.<p>I’m talking about utilities, which are famous for their rock-steady dividends (and predictable dividend hikes). These companies literally power the economy. But if …

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14 easy and low-risk decorating hacks for renters

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Changing the shower head makes a big day-to-day difference, isn't that expensive, and can upgrade your whole bathroom. Amazon Many renters …

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9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

The most productive people do a lot more than just stay busy.<p>Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from …

The Best Self-Help Advice Ever, According to a Life Coach

I’m an addict, and self-help material is my drug. I consume it every single day. I follow all the great teachers (alive and dead). I’ve read more …

Less bickering, more bonding: How to help siblings get along

By Jennifer Wallace<p>Lisa Heffernan<p>This summer, Amy Wilson bought a bunch of sporting equipment and left it casually on the lawn, hoping her children would create great summer memories together, long days of whiffle ball and impromptu games. She pictured sibling togetherness, where they would create …

Parenting

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

9 Inspirational Donald Trump Quotes to Make You a Fearless Risk Taker

For his birthday, check out these inspirational quotes from our president.<p>As one of the most talked about people in the world, there are a few things you can learn from the 45th president of the United States.<p>At a young age, Donald Trump took over his father's business, helping turn it into the …

Donald Trump

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

The 17 Painful Life Lessons Men Don't Want to Admit (but Need For Maximum Self-Development)

Learning these will save you years of hardship.<p>Mastering life lessons doesn't need to be painful. When information is available at your fingertips, you can take advantage of the wisdom others discover and integrate that knowledge into your life. And while many men are stubborn--always wanting to …

Mark Twain

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy ResearchThe post How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 …

Motivation

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The 1 Habit All Intelligent People Practice

Read to discover why it's necessary.<p>Surrounded by voyeuristic screens and engulfed by never-ending stimulation, our brains are undergoing transformation. Modern life offers many advantages, not the least of which involves the technology that provides us with opportunities that our ancestors …

Confirmed: This Is How to Tell if You're Actually Drinking Enough Water

The amount of water you drink could be a considered a barometer for your overall health; it energizes you, boosts your mood, treats headaches, aids …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study

It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited …

Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?

Someday it may be possible for a soldier to stick a tiny electrode behind her ear in order to learn a foreign language more quickly.<p>That’s the goal …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

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Profit

Terrible Habits That You Can Either Stop Now or Regret Later

People waste time like they are going to live forever.<p><i>What are the top bad habits to stop immediately or I'll regret big time later in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by William</b> …

19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.<p>But, through research and experimentation, they've come up with many ideas about what draws one person to another.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most compelling scientific insights about …

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11 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination strikes everyone, but it doesn't have to. Dr. Travis Bradberry explains why we procrastinate and how to stop it.<p>Procrastination strikes everyone, and once it gets hold of you, it can be very difficult to shake it off. When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of …