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Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

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

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

Ape’s Ten Commandments of Menswear - 10 Tips for Stylish Men

An Introduction to Menswear Rules<p>Ape’s goal has always been to educate and assist men with making better informed decisions when buying across …

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

The Most Cost-Efficient Inkjet Printers

For many consumers, buying printer ink is a dreadful chore. While a cartful of groceries and a cable subscription bring at least some joy to our …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Rich people don’t make these 5 money mistakes

Ever wondered how the uber-rich—the Warren Buffetts and Mark Cubans of the world—live day to day? Sure, they may have some extravagant habits, but …

Personal Finance

New: IRS Announces 2018 Tax Rates, Standard Deductions, Exemption Amounts And More

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has (finally) announced a number of tax-related provisions for 2018, including, of course, the latest tax tables. These changes are due to the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. If you’re a regular reader, …

Retirement

3 Top Funds to Keep You in the Investing Game

Individual stocks are great, but ETFs and mutual funds can help you get the best returns and manage your risk of losses.<p>We love writing about stocks …

Warren Buffett's 13 Principles for Berkshire Hathaway Investors

Every business could learn from the Oracle of Omaha's approach.<p>Few investors have the reputation that <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO …

How to lose weight like a pro even if you’re a beginner

How to lose weight like a pro even if you’re a beginner<p>Planning how to lose weight and getting to the gym to execute your plan can be a daunting …

Exercise

Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags this tax season

Filing taxes can be complicated, but a simple mistake or a slight exaggeration could warrant an audit from the Internal Revenue Service.<p>Here’s how …

Retirement

Flash Photography Is Easier Than You Think: This Simple Primer Shows You How (VIDEO)

There are two important facts about flash photography that everyone should understand: The first is that a simple external flash mounted atop a …

Has Vanguard Been Seduced by the Dark Side?

Find out why its latest ETFs are sparking some controversy.<p>The Vanguard Group has a reputation for offering passive index-tracking mutual funds and …

Warren Buffett Just Came Out With 4 Great Pieces of Investment Advice (and a Rudyard Kipling Quote)

His annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (but read by everyone) published on Saturday.<p>At the beginning of every year, the legendary Warren Buffett publishes his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. By now, it's become more of an annual letter to the world, and in it, …

Investing

IRS Issues Guidance For Deducting Home Equity Loan Interest Under The New Tax Law

Word spread quickly in the days leading up to tax reform: The home mortgage interest deduction was on the chopping block. Ultimately, the deduction was spared, but the amount of home mortgage allowable for purposes of the deduction was limited to $750,000 for new mortgages. Existing mortgages were …

Personal Finance

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

How to transform your teenager from a reluctant reader to avid bookworm in five steps

What do you do when your child has reached adolescence and suddenly shudders at the thought of reading for pleasure?<p>Is there anything a parent can do?<p>…

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says You Don't Need to Know Much to Be Successful. But You Do Need This | Inc.com

Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Despite very modest beginnings (he was an English teacher who reportedly earned only $12 a month teaching at university), Ma founded Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce colossus, where he now serves as executive chairman.<p>So, what was the …

World Economic Forum

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra Successful People

As you may already know, I am very curious about powerful habits and its effects on success. For over two years, I have been experimenting with my …

Why Grateful People Always Succeed

To begin I’d like to preface with the idea that gratitude is a choice, not a result. I hear all the time that it is so easy to be grateful when you’ve made it to the top. It is easy to be grateful when your career, mission, relationships and finances are all going exceptionally well. Yes, that <i>is</i> …

Happiness

It's Bad, but It's Not a Crash: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 2/2/18)

Today's huge market decline isn't the end of the world, Jim Cramer told his <i>Mad Money</i> viewers Friday, but it may be the end of the fairy tale world, …

Opinion: 7 money-making lessons from the richest man who ever lived

Jacob Fugger was a German banker who financed kings, explorers, bishops and popes — and along the way made the biggest fortune ever amassed by a …

Housing

How to bring Alexa into every room of your home

Finding the right combination of Amazon Echo devices can be a tricky balancing act, we'll walk you through it.<p><i>Editors' Note, January 31, 2017: Thanks to</i> Amazon's ESP feature<i>, you no longer have to worry about device overlap since only the closest Echo will respond to you if multiple devices hear</i> …

Smart Homes

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

How to Protect Your Child From This Season's Dangerous Flu

So far this season, 63 children have died from the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's more than had been …