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3 ways to repay student loans

Repaying federal student loans may never be stress-free, but you can choose from a number of repayment plans meant to suit different financial …

Add MacBook storage without the added bulk with the Nifty MiniDrive — just $29.99

Maxing out the available storage on your MacBook can create a bigger hassle than you’d expect. And if you want external storage, that usually means using up a USB port and toting around an external drive pretty much everywhere you go. Instead, boost your storage capacity by another 256GB with the …

Test finds Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro only laptops to match or beat advertised battery claims

Apple's MacBooks are the only current laptops to meet or exceed their makers' battery life claims, British testing publication Which? found in a …

Facebook addiction - and how to tackle it

Why do we drop stuff that we need to finish in order to start other things – even when we know that we shouldn’t be switching back and forth on our to-do list (or worse, between our to-do’s and Facebook?)<p>It’s one of the mysteries of modern office life. Since we at MeisterTask are building an app to …

Here are 2 essay questions Stanford asks MBA applicants and the best way to answer each

They want to know who you are. That includes your personality, values, and motivations, says Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, which helps clients earn admission to top MBA programs.<p>To find out what defines its applicants, Stanford asks two open-ended essay questions. And …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Deal: pay what you want for the Web Hacker Bundle and learn to make apps

Many of the biggest tech moguls have firmly expressed the importance of learning how to code. It’s a skill that will not only teach you to create digital content, but will make you think differently. Thankfully, we no longer live in an age where learning to code is a trade you necessarily need to …

8 Hotel Booking Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

<i>By Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Sure, you know how to book a hotel on your own because you've got a credit card and the Internet. But chances are you're not booking a hotel as well or as cheaply as you could. Don't feel bad about your amateur mistakes. All you need is a little …

How to Avoid Airline Fees

When you're searching for flights it can be tempting to just buy the cheapest ticket. But when the cheapest ticket is from a low-cost carrier like Spirit or Allegiant, it's important to take ancillary fees into account.<p>Spirit earns, on average, $51.22 from each passenger in ancillary fees. …

4 College Savings Mistakes Even Savvy Parents Make

Arlene George assumed that her child's college education would come with a hefty price tag, so she started saving when her daughter, Aimee, was three months old.<p>Depending on what she could afford, George socked away between $50 to $200 a month, figuring that the funds would be enough to cover at …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

50 Things I Wish I'd Known In College

To the students beginning your college experience: as I prepared for my 10-year college reunion, I made a list of things that, in retrospect, I think are important as you navigate the next four years. I hope that some of them are helpful.<p>Here goes...<p>Your friends will change a lot over the next four …

Five Things Successful People Do Before They Go To Bed

The time before going to bed is critical to ensure that one closes out the day that has passed, plans for the day ahead, but it is also critical that the mind is calmed so that one has a restful sleep. Too many successful executives get this wrong. One can only burn the candle at both ends for so …

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Why You Want to Avoid the Car Rental Airport Pickup

It's almost always more expensive renting a car from the airport versus picking it up in town. Just go to town.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>My fiancé and I were in Denver during Martin Luther King weekend and, unfortunately, walking is just not an option in Colorado. I also had a …

5 ways to eat healthier this year

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Here's How To Get A Passport Fast, And No It's Not From A Shady Company

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in a super-sized edition (because what's more American than that?!).<p>But when you book a trip and realize (gasp!) that you'll need a passport or that …

Link Between Documents in Google Drive

The office apps that make up Google Drive enable you to insert links to any page on the Web, but you can also link to other documents, spreadsheets …

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10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

Paying For College: 7 Myths And Mistakes Costing Families Thousands

<b>Myth: Good Grades = College Aid</b><br>Academic merit aid is a grant offered by some colleges to students based on a student’s grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT score. Ivy League and other elite colleges like Stanford, Northwestern and Vanderbilt do not offer academic merit aid to students, but they …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

The Bendable iPhone 6 Plus May Be Too Thin For Its Own Good

Fear not! The iPhone 6 (regular edition) does not appear to bend appreciably. Sorry #bentgate enthusiasts. See update video at bottom of post.<p>The iPhone 6 Plus is by all accounts a beautiful piece of technology. It is large but delicately thin with smooth curves of machined aluminum. It is a …

Designed For Trouble? The Apple Logo Itself Could Be Contributing To Bendgate

With reports all over about the new iPhone 6 Plus bending in unfortunate ways, the immediate question is what went wrong here? Looking at the images from the now viral <i>Unbox Therapy</i> YouTube video and elsewhere online, one thing they nearly all have in common is where the bending has occurred: It’s …

Napa Valley, Perfect Weekend Getaway

The recent 6.0 earthquake that shook the Napa Valley left in its wake $1 billion dollars worth of damages and lost revenue. Much of that lost revenue stems not from businesses that closed, but from the loss of valuables wines, and of course, the tourism industry. It seemed inevitable that visitors …

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong

When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.<p>According to Sallie Mae’s “How American Pays for …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

As Whole Foods cuts prices, the stock is getting cheap

Whole Foods Market, also known as “Whole Paycheck,” wants to change its nickname. And that’s shaking up investors, creating a great buying …

Colorado woman's quest for jihad baffles neighbors

To those who knew her, Shannon Maureen Conley was a bright teenager lost in middle-class suburbia who went searching for love and purpose.<p>She thought she found it half a world away with a Tunisian man 13 years her senior who promised marriage and holy war. The plan went only as far as Denver …

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Why Do Chinese Students Know More About Money Than Americans Do?

A new report shows that U.S. students' fiscal smarts are falling behind—and raises questions about how to improve financial education in schools.<p>In a new report comparing financial literacy skills among 15-year-olds in 18 countries, U.S. students scored in the middle of the pack on basic questions …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

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