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You could get an extra $1,000 back in your tax refund with this little-known tax credit

Believe it or not, the government will pay you to save.<p>I'm serious. Check this out.<p>It's called the Saver's Credit, and it's one of the most valuable tax credits available. But sadly it's one of the most overlooked.<p>If you're a low- or middle-income worker, you can take this tax credit if you …

Retirement

10 Websites to Use When You Want Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

Having a five-star taste can be quite a burden on your wallet, especially when trying to plan extravagant trips to far off places. One of the most …

Hospitality

For The First Time Ever, A Woman in China Was Cryogenically Frozen

Preserving Life Through Cryonics<p>Cryonics is the practice of deep-freezing recently deceased bodies (or even just the brains of those who have …

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

SBNR. The topic is a hot one in Christian circles today. "Spiritual but not religious."<p>A middle-aged woman who spends Sunday mornings on a hiking trail might say, "I'm spiritual ... but not religious." A young man who says he loves Jesus but hates the church might identify himself as SBNR. …

The Right Way to Get Rid of Earwax

So when you jam a Q-tip into your ear canal, that disrupts your skin's natural shedding process—and can actually cause your ears to make <i>more</i> wax. Plus, over time, you could push the wax back in your ear canal and create big ol' blockage that needs to be removed by your doctor, says Kim. Ick.<p>With …

Dry Skin

Stand by for the next generation of financial advice … from a robot

A robot revolution could transform the way you manage your money within the next few decades – from instantly tailoring an investment portfolio to suit your circumstances, to sorting your tax affairs, debts and financial planning on your mobile device over breakfast.<p>According to a report last week …

Finance

The 9 Most Exclusive Vacation Destinations in the World

<i>By: Jordi Lippe</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Steve Jurvetson</i><p>Back in December, we took you on a tour of the most elite vacation spots in the United States. It was fun, aspirational and made us feel only slightly bad about ourselves for not being rich. It also got us thinking, these U.S. spots are cool and all, but …

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Festival of Books: Cuba beyond the cliches; panel continues Sunday

<i>"Moving Beyond the 'Cuba Cliche' and Getting to the Real Cuba" at the Los Angeles Times</i><p>Festival of Booksrepeats at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds will speak about Cuba with travel writer Catherine Watson. Look for Booth 47, also named the California Pavilion, on the …

Cuba

6 Brow Mistakes You're Probably Making

<b>You Wax or Thread Your Brows</b><br>Apparently, these methods are generally not right for your face. "Waxing and threading are a fantastic method for cleaning up body hair or chin hairs—but not brows," says Madron. "Waxing rounds your brows, which in turn can make your face appear older. As for threading, …

Humorous Alternate Airport Names on Social Media

On a recent journey back from a fabulous trip to Aspen for an amazing week of skiing the Colorado Rockies, I had a quick layover in Atlanta. Being the social media-obsessed information junkie that I am (i.e., a modern homo sapien), I naturally had to check in on Facebook and share whatever synaptic …

Grocery Receipt Scanning Apps You Should Try

First there were paper coupons, then came the print-at-home and digital coupons. Now a wave of smartphone apps, including Checkout 51, Ibotta and …

10 Things to Do in Cocoa Beach, FL

<b>By Lauren Tjaden</b><p><b>Want to know about fun things to do in Cocoa Beach? Here's your list of the best Cocoa Beach attractions and activities that the</b> …

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>. Join Nir at this year’s</i> <i>Habit Summit</i> <i>at Stanford on March 24th, 2015.</i><p>My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay …

Payment Systems

20 Secrets to Creating the Perfect Home Office

Some small business owners do their work everyday at their business address or in co-working spaces. Others work in less structured spaces like …

Marketing, Myths, and Magic Event Coming in March - Small Business Trends

If you have found yourself at a loss in the marketing pipeline you might want to check out this event by Ginger Snap Works. Marketing, Myths, and …

5 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking More Coffee | Inc.com

While I am personally a huge fan of coffee--especially in its syrupy espresso form--the news from researchers has been kind of wishy-washy when it comes to this stimulating, black elixir. Some researchers say coffee is a good thing--improving your memory, fighting off cancer and Alzheimer's, …

Coffee

If I Could Buy Only 1 Stock, This Would Be It

Motley Fool experts are put to the test and tasked with picking the one investment they'd own in a single-stock portfolio.<p><i>Figures in this article</i> …

Why You Need to Invest Like an 85-Year-Old Grandmother | Inc.com

My wife and I got a wonderful offer the other day.<p>A friend of ours, someone who has built a half-dozen successful companies in his career, wanted to give us a chance to invest in his next venture.<p>Because I signed an NDA, I can't give you too many details. But I can say this. It is extremely clever; …

Investing

10 Healthy-Eating Rules Almost All Nutritionists Agree On

This is the closest thing to an eat-right bible that you're going to find.<p>Sometimes, eating healthy can seem so confusing. Fat is bad—no, it's good. Snacking should be avoided—but you should eat several mini-meals each day. There's a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there, but believe …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

Road Trip: British Columbia, Canada

This tour has a bit of everything: first-rate museums, strait crossings, and spectacular scenery.<p>From western Canada's waterfront cities to the Coast Mountains' glacier-draped heights, this tour has a bit of everything—first-rate museums, strait crossings, and spectacular scenery mixed with history …

Western Canada

Why every child should learn to code

Next week my daughters turn five. They are growing up in a radically different world to the one I knew when I was a kid. I was one of the generation inspired by the first wave of home computers: I taught myself to program on a ZX81, then a BBC Micro. Those early computers were glacially slow, had …

Hoesch Sensamare Komplettbad - the Complete Luxury Modern Bathroom

Luxury

3 Simple, Yet Genius Productivity Systems to Try This Year

There’s something very personal about productivity: What makes someone productive may actually work the other way around for you, making you lost and …

9 Fast Ways to Lose Thigh Fat

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat<p>Those skinny jeans are calling your name.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Full disclosure: There's no one exercise or food that specifically helps you lose weight in your legs—spot reducing fat doesn't …