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The Simple Rule That Tells You Where to Put Your Retirement Money

IRAs. Roth IRAs. 401(k)s. SEP IRAs. Simple IRAs.<p>Considering all the different types of retirement accounts can get a little dizzying. With all these …

Retirement

The quick—but powerful—full-body workout Scarlett Johansson swears by

It’s not easy being an <i>Avenger.</i> Or a Black Widow. Or a mom to a 3-year-old daughter, for that matter. Needless to say, Scarlett Johansson didn’t …

Scarlett Johansson

1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300

This 1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 is one of just 1,100 Series I models produced and has remained in Italy since new. The 1,290cc twin-cam four …

What's that tree? This app puts an arborist in your pocket

<b>Know your trees! The Arbor Day Foundation’s tree ID guide offers a mobile version of their award winning field guide.</b><p>How well do you know trees? And …

7 Mental Toughness Tips From a Former Navy SEAL Trainer

If there's one thing an entrepreneur must master, it's the art of resiliency. These tips from a former special agent will help you raise the bar on your mental toughness.<p>This former special agent has protected members of Congress, governors, heads of state, and celebrities. He's tough and …

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

'Anumeric' people: What happens when a language has no words for numbers?

Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia, living along branches of the world’s largest …

Linguistics

How A Maine Coon Cat Helped A Young Girl With Autism Overcome Her Fear Of Water

Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 7-year-old girl from Leicestershire, England, with severe autism, who was recently featured on ITV.com along with her Maine Coon cat named Thula, deserves special mention.<p>Thula not only helped her to begin speaking, but also was integral in assisting her to overcome her fear …

An Army grunt's astonishing 1970 photos capture a hellish Vietnam firefight

Trying to kill a sniper<p>An entire Army base versus a lone Viet Cong<p>In April 1970, 22-year-old James Speed Hensinger, an enlisted man in the U.S. …

20 Cheat Sheets For When You're Trying To Eat A Little Healthier

Eating like a ~healthy person~ has never been easier.

Nutrition

Accidentally Vegan: Fresh and Light Lemon-Blueberry Scones

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I'm passionate about a lot of high-end ingredients, but I've never been a butter snob. My favorite brand is whatever's on sale at the supermarket, and I never shell out for expensive European-style butter. In …

5 Salad Bases That Last All Week in the Refrigerator

<i>This article originally appeared on TheKitchn.com.</i><p>If you’ve ever bought a big bag of mesclun greens with the hope that it will last all week in your …

David Easton and James Steinmeyer’s Serene Oklahoma Getaway

The tastemakers set out to transform their modern Tulsa home into a warm, welcoming retreat—a goal they achieve with ease<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Designer David Easton and artist James Steinmeyer have been a couple for so long—just shy of 37 …

A long-lost satire by F. Scott Fitzgerald perfectly mocks the fake news of the 1920s

Nearly 100 years ago, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a short story mocking what we now might call “fake news.” The story, never published, remained in the archives until today.<p>This morning, the New Yorker published “The I.O.U.,” a satire written in 1920 about the way publishers chase sensational …

Literature

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Mary Shelley

18 Healthy Dinners That Are 5 Ingredients or Fewer

We've all been there — the fridge is almost empty, the cupboard is gathering cobwebs, and that trip to the grocery store just keeps getting pushed back. In times like this, it's easy to reach for that bowl of microwavable mac and cheese or order takeout, ultimately throwing any health-conscious …

Healthy Eating

This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places (video)

<b>David Milarch is on a quest to save California's coast redwoods, some of the world's oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet</b> …

Stir your espresso without destroying its foaminess with the Modishspoon

The devil may be in the details, but deliciousness most certainly is and no one understands this better than the team behind Modishspoon. Promising …

The Cleanse for the Girl Who's Always Hungry

Cold brew and no cravings? Sign me TF up.<p>When I go missing in the wee hours a Friday night, my squad is unfazed. Not because they're crappy friends, but because they know me far too well. They'll most likely find me downing falafel at Mamoun's, spooning borscht at Veselka, or microwaving leftover …

How to stop worrying about retirement — and actually start saving money

Millennials are smarter about money than their parents in lots of ways <i>—</i> in large part because they've had to be. Weighed down by student debt and …

The Verdict Is In: This Is the #1 Thing Guests Notice in Your Home

What is the first thing you do when getting your house ready for guests? Think of it as a hypothetical scenario—your co-worker has decided to drop by …

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

You shouldn't deny that there's a problem. Embrace it.<p>Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and …

The artist combines matte painting, collages and photography to create composites with reality of their own

What do you get when you combine matte painting, cutout fragments of old photos and magazine pictures, photography and digital manipulation? British …

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Simon’s Cat Offers Helpful Hints to Staying Warm, Dry and Happy During the Winter

A very helpful Simon’s Cat offers his best advice for staying staying warm, dry, well-fed and happy during the droll, gray and wet months of winter. …

The director of “Spirited Away” called animation made by AI an "insult to life itself"

When shown an animation generated by artificial intelligence, famed animator Hayao Miyazaki was not impressed.<p>“I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself,” said the man behind movies like <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>, who was shown an AI-generated animation of a human-like being …

Artificial Intelligence

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.<p>I was 27 the first time I let someone die. Thirteen months after finishing medical school in the second year of an eight-year brain surgery residency at a major …