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Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

Most Americans Plan to Own Homes in Retirement, but That Might Be a Mistake

Homeownership in retirement certainly has its benefits. It's the unknown costs that come along with it that can throw your finances out of whack.<p>We …

Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

Why Swimming Is So Good For You

Originally published by <i>Time</i><p>Every type of exercise has its selling points. But swimming is unlike any other aerobic workout in a few important …

4 Tips on Being Empathetic in Contentious Negotiations

When negotiating gets tough, empathy can help you get to a breakthrough.<p>Negotiations can be tough, especially if the other person plays hardball. In these instances, understandably, you may want to get in and out as quickly as possible to avoid feelings of discomfort or intimidation. But by rushing …

People not getting enough exercise from long walks – report

Walking is just not enough, according to a new review of the evidence from Public Health England, which reveals a major disconnect between the exercise people need and what they actually do.<p>Those who thought 10,000 steps a day or a brisk daily trudge from a further bus stop meant they were doing …

Exercise

13 Simple Solutions to Help You Get Rid of Ants for Good

From adhesive tape to vinegar, these 13 trusted items will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good.<p>Is an army of ants marching …

How To Retire At 63 With Half A Million In 2018

Ted and Mary, a Hypothetical Story<p>One of the most popular segments on retirement has been about Ted and Mary. Today, they returned to show how they …

The 3 Best Ages to Start Taking Social Security

Image source: Getty Images<p>You can start receiving your Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but the longer you wait beyond that, up to age 70, the higher your monthly checks will be. The trade-off, though, is that the longer you delay, the fewer checks you'll receive over your …

Retirement

Get Inspired by These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations

<b>Rebin Roy: Lost 126 Lbs.</b><p>Roy told PEOPLE she “could easily down a pitcher of margaritas and 20 buffalo wings at happy hour,” and smoked a …

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

You’ve all heard the cliche success advice to “Work Harder” and “Read More”<p>So I decided to provide you with a few unconventional habits that will …

Want People to Love and Respect You? 7 Things to Do, Courtesy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A new documentary profiles Justice Ginsburg. Here's what makes her fans swoon for the Notorious RBG.<p>Justice Ruth Bader is coming to a screen near you.<p>The acclaimed documentary about her life, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews, will be in theaters starting in May--and …

The Best Way for a Middle-Aged Woman to Lose Weight

Many women arrive at middle-age to find that their once tried-and-true weight loss or maintenance methods no longer work. For many, this is a time to …

These are the 22 most common side hustles—here's how much they pay

More Americans are side hustling than ever before. In fact, over 44 million Americans work more than one job. These hustlers work multiple jobs to …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

Here's the Average Length of Retirement. Will Your Money Last That Long?

There's a good chance you'll live longer than average, and you don't want to outlive your money. Here's how to avoid that.<p>If you're financially …

Retirement

What Your Resting Heart Rate Can Tell You About Your Fitness

One of the often-highlighted features of the new iteration of the Apple Watch is its ability to track your resting heart rate (I mentioned it in my …

Fitness Technology

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, 10 years ago, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.”<p>It was a highly judgmental, and super secret, accounting of all the things I thought my parents were doing wrong. My dad lied chronically about taking his meds. He refused to …

My Generation Thought Women Were Empowered. Did We Deceive Ourselves?

When I started out in journalism in the 1970s, attitudes toward sexual harassment among the token women sprinkled about in newsrooms were nearly antithetical to those we’ve heard from the women who have come forth in recent weeks with a flood of anguished revelations.<p>My first job was at the London …

Lazy Dinners That Only Require One Skillet

Sounds pretty amazing.<p>The holiday season is busy, and we know you don’t have a second to spare on that calendar. That’s where these one-skillet meals …

Cooking

How To Breathe While Swimming: Air Lubrication System

First, I want to dispel one myth about breathing during intense exercise. In no sport does an athlete ever take a complete inhalation or expiration. …

We May Have Underestimated Just How Bad It Is to Be Overweight

This could explain a lot.<p>Unhealthy food, and the way it helps to fuel obesity, has been called the number one cause of poor health in America, but …

The Best No-Bake Holiday Cookies and Bars

No bake? No problem.<p>Between the cookie swaps, church potlucks, and holiday parties we have on the calendar this season, it’s hard to keep up with all …

Dessert

Skipping the Gym Won't Be an Option After Reading These 50 Inspirational Quotes

We all need a little motivation to slip on our sports bras and sneakers every once in a while. For times like those, bookmark this page for instant inspiration.

Women prefer being single - because relationships are hard work, research suggests

Women prefer the single life to men because they put the work in, new research suggests.<p>Data from a survey carried out by consumer analysts Mintel shows that 61 percent of single women are happy with their relationship status compared to 49 percent of single men.<p>The study also showed that 75 …

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

Decent Coffee Will Be Hard to Find by 2050

Studies just keep pouring in about how climate change will make coffee production outrageously challenging in the future—unless it's shitty coffee.<p><i>This story is part of VICE's ongoing look at how climate change will have changed the world by the year 2050. Read more about the project here.</i><p>As I …