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These Five Things Will Help You Pay Less Income Tax

Under Section 80 C of the Income Tax (IT) Act, one can attain a maximum income tax benefit of Rs 1,50,000.<p>The last date to file income tax returns …

Retirement

You’re in denial if you think you or your elderly parents won’t be scammed

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Maybe you’ve read about the allegations that famed Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, a …

Wells Fargo

History of Mac startup chimes

Enjoy this history of the Mac startup sound, which Apple got rid of in the 2016 MacBooks after three decades of <i>bongggggg</i>.<p>Here's a video featuring …

Startups

Fun montage dance scenes from 292 movies

Someone made this 7-minute video that consists of snippets of dances scenes from almost 300 movies. The full list is here. Almost every one is …

Movies

10 Smoothie Add-Ins That Fight Chronic Inflammation

"When inflammation becomes chronic, it's like having the alarm bells going off in your body 24/7," warns Michelle Babb, MS, RD, author of <i>Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy Healthy Brain</i>. "Those signals become maladaptive and can lead to chronic disease."<p>Enter smoothies—the easiest way to sneak …

Antiinflammatory

The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life

It was the party of a lifetime, and Shatzi Weisberger wouldn’t have missed it for the world. After all, it was her funeral. Or, as she pronounced it, her FUN-eral.<p>“Come on in,” she said. “There’s lots of food. And a coffin that people are decorating.”<p>And so it was that a hundred or so people …

Living Rooms

3 Stretches That Un-Slouch Your Back—All You Need Is A Doorway

Are you sitting up straight right now? You probably are now that I reminded you. Sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer all day is horrible for your neck, back, and overall posture. If you feel tight in your chest and shoulders, do this series of stretches a few times a week to loosen up. …

Yoga

Yale's most popular course ever: Happiness

When Yale psych professor Laurie Santos offered a course in how to be happy -- based on the latest peer-reviewed science -- she hoped that a …

Happiness

33 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity for Free

We already know being creative can make us happier and healthier. But while we may think of creativity in terms of writing a novel or painting a …

Creativity

Japanese fiction isn't a genre — it's a goldmine

<i>Alex Dudok de Wit reviews The Penguin Book of Japanese 
Short Stories, ed Jay Rubin</i><p>If you don’t know much about Japanese literature, you’re in good company: nor does its best-known purveyor, Haruki Murakami. “I learned practically nothing about novelistic technique from my Japanese predecessors,” …

Books

A Simple Guide to What Social Security Pays

Find out what you and your family can get from the program.<p>Social Security provides benefits to a wide range of Americans, including both workers and …

Retirement

15 Clean-Eating Chicken Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight

There’s no quicker, easier or healthier protein than chicken. But grilled chicken breast for the third time this week? <i>Yawn</i>. Spice things up with 15 …

Cooking

Inflammation-Busting Pineapple Slushy

6 servings<p>This slushy is an anti-inflammatory triple-threat thanks to the tart pineapple, spicy turmeric, and zippy ginger. It's also part of the Healthyish slushy trifecta. Check out the other two here and here.<p>June 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups frozen pineapple chunks (about 22 oz.)<p>2½ cups coconut …

Recipes

Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain

A recent study demonstrates how the chronic inflammation that characterizes rheumatoid arthritis affects the brain. The results may explain the …

Pain

Common Mistakes People Make While Making Credit Card Payments

Shares 2<p>The overall amount of interest you pay every month on your multiple credit cards depends a great deal on how you manage your outstanding card …

Personal Finance

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …

Wi-Fi

A Beginners Guide to Organizing your Photos

Are you drowning in an ocean of digital photos? While the digital age has simplified the way we store our photos, the sheer quantity of files can …

Nature Photography

If your password is on this list, you’re probably screwed

In the digital age, the number of passwords you need to remember is only increasing and even though we are told each one needs to be different, it is …

List-Worthy

8 Teeth Whitening Products That Actually Work, According to Dentists

From teeth whitening kits to teeth whitening strips, toothpastes, and everything in between, these are the best teeth whitening products you can use in the comfort of your own home.<p>These days, there are so many teeth whitening products on the market that the very idea of brightening your smile can …

Dentistry

A Woman Protects Her Ungrateful Partner From a Hovering Storm Cloud in Animated Short ‘Le Nuage’

In the short cleverly animated short “Le Nuage” (“The Cloud”) by Iulia Voitova, a young woman does her best to protect her partner from a dark, …

The Vital Importance of Knowing How to Self-Soothe In the Same Manner of Soothing Someone Else

In a quieting animation, the gently insightful School of Life explains the vital importance of knowing how to calm and soothe ourselves in a crisis, …

Skin Care

Ten Hours of Incredibly Soothing Ocean Footage Featuring Amazing Creatures of the Sea

BBC Earth has partnered with OceanX Media to provide a beautifully soothing ten hours of open ocean footage that features undersea creatures of all …

Amazing

Fragile but Fixable

“Fragile but Fixable,” Deborah Roberts’s Los Angeles solo debut, is on view at Luis De Jesus through June 16. In her collages, Roberts takes found images of black women and girls and alters them with pigment and paint, manipulating the optics of advertisement to create new fictions of beauty. “My …

Art

The Beatles' Revelatory White Album Demos: A Complete Guide

Lennon was clearly enthusiastic about "Cry Baby Cry," pushing it to the top of the pile as the first song tackled at the Esher summit. He'd been …

Guitar

The Accidental Diet That Made Me Feel Amazing—and Lose 20 Pounds

One of the first questions my naturopath asked me was if weight loss was a goal. My immediate answer was "no," and I meant it. As a naturally curvy …

Weight Loss

Seven ways to minimise the risk of having a stroke

Know the signs; early treatment prevents lasting damage<p>A stroke is the damage caused by a clot or a bleed in the brain. It is the major cause of serious long-term disability in the UK. A quarter of strokes occur in people under 65, and the damage caused ranges from minimal changes picked up on a …

Medical Research

What Is Ikigai? This Japanese Wellness Theory Could Turn You Into A Morning Person

If you're not a morning person, going to bed with a mental checklist of all of the things you <i>have</i> to do the next day certainly doesn't make getting …

Ikigai

How the Right Diet Can Help Women Stave Off Alzheimer's

Women make up two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's<p>In honor of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month we’re looking for ways we can incorporate …

Alzheimer's Disease

Rot the eyes right out of your head with this collection of 60 free Film Noir classics

I've been hooked on hard-boiled crime novels and Film Noir since I picked up my first copy (there have been many) of Dashiel Hammett's Red Harvest …

Crime Drama

10 Fantastic Books by Chinese and Chinese-American Authors

A Novel (Penguin Orange Collection)<p>Amy Tan<p><i>The Joy Luck Club</i> is a classic exploration of the Chinese-American immigrant experience, as well as of the love and tension between mothers and daughters. The story centers around four Chinese women, all immigrants to San Francisco, and their weekly …

Books