Ashli NiKole Smith

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6 Ways to Keep Your Woman Happy!

I like to say that I am an astute observer of healthy relationships. My mom and dad have been married for 48 years. My sister married her high school sweetheart and they are in their 21st year of marriage. I married my middle school sweetheart, and we've been married for 23 years. I'm surrounded by …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Victoria Pendleton may be fit for cycling - but it is very different on a horse, says Hayler Turner

Exclusive interview: Hayley Turner on being a pioneer, the benefits of going to America, and the future for women jockeys<p>This year might well be remembered in racing for the exodus of big names from the weighing room; AP McCoy, Richard Hughes and, last week, the youngest and arguably most important …

Next week, Apple could finally succeed where Microsoft has failed for almost 20 years

If the rumors are true, the new Apple TV will be a $200-ish machine with an intriguing new motion-based remote, a version of the Siri virtual digital assistant, and, most importantly, access to a full-fledged App Store, taking it well beyond the 60-some-odd carefully chosen media partners it …

This Huge Mansion Is More Affordable Than You Think

A Neoclassical mammoth that once hosted Franklin D. Roosevelt is the deal of the century.<p>Usually homes that can count a President (in this case Franklin D. Roosevelt) as a former guest of honor are pricey pieces of real estate. The exception to the rule: this 1906 Neoclassical mansion in Butte, …

Real Estate

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …

I placed the same order at Amazon, Jet and Wal-Mart. Here's how they did.

The battle for your e-commerce dollars heated up significantly this summer. When Amazon, the Goliath of the category, held a massive Prime Day sale, Wal-Mart hit back with a rival event. Meanwhile, the well-funded startup Jet launched in July, attracting big buzz with its promise to offer the …

eCommerce

What I learned when I followed Benjamin Franklin’s schedule for a week

I've heard time and again that the most successful people in life rise and reflect before the sun does, so I figured why not give it a shot myself and see if I magically get successful over night too?<p>Even though I hated myself the second I hit "publish" on that post, because who the hell wants to …

Eight classic personal finance must-reads

Time is money, so put your time to good use by reading these personal finance classics.<p>Money conscious readers from all generations should brush up …

With new iPhones set to arrive soon, AT&T announces revamped data plans

Just a day after Verizon implemented major changes by killing phone subsidies for new customers and offering a set of simplified data options, AT&T …

An iPhone app changed my outlook on life for the better

I've never personally struggled with depression. Like most Americans, I've known people who struggle with it, including close friends and family members.<p>The World Health Organization actually predicts that by 2030, depression will affect more people in the world than any other disease. That's just …

How to Make Weed 'Dabs' at Home With a Hair Straightener

I tried my hand at Rosin Tech, a technique for making highly concentrated marijuana extracts with no nasty chemicals—or explosions.<p>The latest cannabis craze is a technique for making highly concentrated marijuana extracts, also known as "dabs," by simply applying measured heat and pressure to a …

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Not If These Equine Innovators Can Help It

"I can't imagine if someone had suggested shooting me because I lost my leg."<p>Four years ago, Phil Yarbrough’s horse Mercedes broke her leg and ripped apart her knee while running in her pasture outside Atlanta.<p>"She went over a hill, and she did not come back up," Yarbrough said.<p>Conventional wisdom …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Try this 10-minute arm and cardio blast for enviable results

It’s not too late to get your arms in shape for summer tank-tops — if you start today. For best results, though you'll want to do exercises that not only firm up your arms, but keep your heart rate up and your entire body working.<p>So, in addition to these arm firmers, try to include my<p>Do the …

Why Apple’s Beats 1 radio station is great, and you should tune in

So far, Beats 1 has been absolutely great. I’m a fan, and it’s been less than 24 hours!<p>Apple’s new global, 24/7 radio station is everything I hoped for — a discovery-oriented platform showcasing what’s new and what’s good. Of all the features of Apple’s big update to its Music services, Beats 1 is …

7 great tips for making the most of Apple Music

Now that Apple Music is live, you want to make the most of your free trial. There are so many options in Apple Music, and some reviewers have …

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

How One Family Lives Well (And Even Owns a Home) on Just $11 an Hour

Budgeting is a tough skill for anyone to master, but the difficulty increases for those living on a low income. Without any wiggle room for financial …

The American Confederacy is still alive in a small Brazilian city called Americana

Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books.<p>But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture.<p><i>Thanks to VICE reporter Mimi Dwyer, whose</i> …

How to fall asleep in one minute

It is less helpful when we are trying to wind down for the day.<p>However, a simple breathing technique can switch off the stress response and settle us …

Meditation

They’re all still lying about Iraq: The real story about the biggest blunder in American history — and the right wing’s obsessive need to cover it up

Conservatives are trapped in an outdated and delusional worldview. Rubio, Jeb and media sycophants make it worse<p>Republicans’ verbal gyrations over the Iraq War should not be dismissed as the usual rhetorical jabberwocky of an election season. Their stumblings and justifications provide an important …

Photography tips: images with an iPhone

Compact, discreet and packed with editing opportunities – is the Apple iPhone the ultimate travel camera? Richard Gray explains how he was …

Finding Your Purpose In Life

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>I recently turned 28 and there’s nothing like a birthday to evaluate if you’re winning at the game of life. Throughout my 20s, it always felt like my 30th birthday loomed like judgment day. And I now …