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Let Your Slow Cooker Do All the Work With These 85 Easy Recipes

Instead of standing over a hot stove after work, come home to a fully prepared meal, thanks to your slow cooker. Slow cookers are extremely versatile, so we put together a broad range of recipes to satisfy any craving, from breakfast to dinner and dessert. Whether you're looking for a cozy stew, a …

Cooking

7 Surefire Strategies To Build Massive Wealth According to the Top 7 Finance Books

Here are the 7 books I’ll be referencing, in no particular order.<p>I’ve concluded that <b>building wealth and becoming rich isn’t that complicated</b>. It’s …

Personal Finance

4 Home Upgrades That Will Save Energy and Money

How to save on your energy bills while saving the planet.<p>When it’s warm and sunny out, the last thing on any homeowner’s mind is energy bills. But it …

Home Improvement

7 simple ways to reduce waste in your home

A small change can make a big impact.<p><b>Buying reusable containers, choosing products with minimal packaging and planning meals in advance are just a few simple things we can all do to reduce waste at home.</b><p>It's now more important than ever to do our bit for the environment, and thinking about the …

Sustainability

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

30 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Author: Christy Bieber | April 16, 2018<p>Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 32<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than …

Personal Finance

Opinion: How to teach your children to be investors rather than spenders

As a guest speaker at colleges and high schools, I discovered that most teenagers are clueless about investing. They get an “A” for knowing how to …

Investing

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank …

Personal Finance

Quarterly Check-ins Are a Must for Monitoring Your Financial Health

Quarterly Financial Review Checklist<p>The Start of a New Quarter Is a Good Time to Review Your Finances<p>Updated April 19, 2018<p>Reviewing your finances on …

Personal Finance

The 16 Best Italian Foods You Can Get at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's has some of the best hidden gems among its stocked aisles, including amazing Italian foods that rival products from artisanal markets. I take Italian food very seriously — garlicky pasta for life — and I swear by a handful of Trader Giotto's cheeses, pastas, and dried goods, not only …

Italian Food

14 Grocery Staples I Always Have as a 20-Something on a Budget

As a 25-year-old who has just started out in the professional world, I know how hard it can be to get your life together. You're supposed to find a job, live on your own, cook for yourself, <i>and</i> find the time to exercise, which, unfortunately, I don't think includes walking to the kitchen for snack …

Cooking

Weekend Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Balls That'll Help Fuel Your Workouts

These delicious protein balls take about five minutes to make and are the perfect portable breakfast or healthy snack on the run. I often make a …

Breakfast

15 Clever Items to Organize Your Kitchen

Picture this: You’re in the kitchen cooking, but pulling out everything you need leads to everything tumbling out onto the floor. Sound familiar? So …

Neat

15 Trader Joe's Grocery Staples For Busy People

We get it — it's hard to eat real food when you're busy. That's why we asked our POPSUGAR editors, both former and current, to share their favorite staples from Trader Joe's so you can keep your fridge stocked with all the best foods possible. From microwaveable brown rice to creamy tomato soup, …

Healthy Eating

The 7 Best Tips For Eating Well and Still Saving Money at the Grocery Store

If you're looking to eat healthy but you're concerned about the cost, don't fret: you can still eat well and not break your bank account. Sure, grocery bills can add up, especially if you're one to purchase organic foods and precut foods often, and specialty health food items can be very pricey. …

Personal Finance

3 High-Yield Stocks to Hold Forever

These three investors have identified income-generating stocks that are worth holding for the ultra-long term.<p>Holding a stake in great businesses …

Investing

8 Basic Life Skills You Aren't Taught In School, But Should Be

I can remember, back in college, taking courses I didn't care about and would never need for my future, simply to satisfy credits I hadn't yet …

Personal Finance

The Pec Pumper: Workout to Blow Up Your Chest

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per …

Workouts

Business strategies: 11 free marketing resources for freelancers

As any successful freelancer knows, getting new clients isn’t just a matter of having desirable skills. It’s about having the time and resources to brand your business, showcase your skills, and reach your target audience.<p>Unfortunately, many of the best tools for building and executing a top-notch …

Infographics

16 ways you're wasting resources and money every day without realizing it

<i>The Insider Picks 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>Hydro Flask Instagram<p>As far as animals go, we humans are pretty wasteful. And we tend to rely on the "out of sight, out of mind" model for …

Sustainability

The 8 Best Real Estate Apps to Get in 2018

The 8 Best Real Estate Apps to Get in 2018<p>House hunting just got much easier<p>Updated April 06, 2018<p>Buying a home is likely the most expensive purchase …

Real Estate

22 Power Snacks Every Student Should Know About

Some food for thought.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to snacks to help them power through a study session. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍫</b><p><i>Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.</i>

Healthy Eating

Canada’s 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Canadians are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of …

Hiking

Top of the Morning: How to Hack Your Oatmeal

Nutrition<p>If you find yourself needing a second breakfast on the reg, you might want to take another look at what you’re eating in the mornings. A …

Breakfast

5 Best Road Trip Destinations in the USA on a Budget

<b>Route 66 in Middle America</b><p>The romance of Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world. Running between Chicago and Los Angeles, “over two …

RVs

This Little-Known 401(k) Trick Can Open the Floodgates to Roth IRA Savings

Go beyond well-known strategies to boost your savings -- if your employer does one simple thing.<p>There's a retirement crisis in the U.S., with …

Retirement

6 Affordable Renovations That Will Instantly Boost Your Home Value

Chances are your home is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought. Yet if you’re like most of us, what you spent to acquire it is only the …

Home Improvement

A Nutritionist's 10 Favorite Costco Finds for $10 or Less — Shopping

Fact: There are several steals at Costco that are so cheap and versatile, it's almost a shame <i>not</i> to buy them. While I don't allow myself to buy the …

Healthy Eating

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

The Many Costs of Owning a Home

More Than a Mortgage: The Cost of Owning a Home<p>You'll Need to Pay for Appliances, Maintenance, Repairs<p>Updated April 07, 2018<p>A common myths that …

Home Improvement