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18 Healthy Travel Snacks to Keep You Fueled on the Road or in the Skies

Food

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas (Video) - Kalyn's Kitchen

Julia Child’s Eggplant Pizzas (Video)<p><i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> August 13, 2012<p><i>I love this recipe for Julia Child’s Eggplant Pizzas made on a base of</i> …

Use this simple chart to save an extra $1,000 this year

If someone asked you to save $1,000 right now, could you do it? How would it make you feel? What would you cut back on? (Or would you need to go out and find a new hustle??)<p>$1,000 is a lot of money no matter what position you're in. And if someone told me to save it on the spot I'd probably first …

Personal Finance

Keeping A Happiness Jar Is A Great Idea, And We Should All Be Doing It

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of seven books including her very famous memoir, <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, and her latest, <i>Big Magic</i>, is doing something wonderfully …

Happiness

10 Brilliant Last-Minute New Year's Eve Appetizers

Now that your friends have peer-pressured you into hosting a last-minute New Year’s Eve bash, cue the panic: What the heck are you going to serve? …

20+ DIY Christmas Decorations That Look So Elegant

"Oh, this old scalloped tree skirt? It's vintage."<p>Elevate your home this holiday season with plenty of cash leftover for presents under the tree. These fancy DIY Christmas decor projects will gift you your most festive display yet.

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

Here's exactly how many times you should follow up after a job interview

But you can still screw it all up.<p>Your follow-up plays a bigger part in the process than you may realize, says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"The quality of your follow up can …

Employment

5 Yoga Poses That Will Get Rid Of Lower Back Pain — For Good

Whether your lower back pain stems from an injury or is simply caused by sitting too much, an aching back can put a serious cramp in your …

How we use Instagram and Snapchat in our Marketing Strategy ​

I just came across this article on eMarketer. Instagram ‘Hugely Effective’ for Ben & Jerry’s. It compelled me to share our experiences.<p><b>Instagram</b><p>Most …

49 Unique Gifts for Travelers (they'll actually LIKE)

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19 Easy Friendsgiving Recipes to Rock at Your Next Holiday Feast

Thanksgiving celebrations with the fam are something we look forward to <i>all year long</i>. There is something incredibly comforting and nostalgic about digging into the same ol’ turkey and over-the-top sweet potato casseroles from when we were kids. Sadly, not all of us live close to home anymore, and …

Cooking

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Women face stark realities in retirement

Two facts about women and retirement have haunted me for some time now.<p>First is the much greater likelihood that women will be poor in retirement …

Retirement

Save Money in Retirement With a More Efficient Plan | Investopedia

The typical affluent Baby Boomer retiree will end up paying hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout their retirement life in unnecessary fees, …

Retirement

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most …

Plants

How Much Money Would You Need to Ditch Your Job—Forever?

Find out with our calculator<p>The American Dream is traditionally defined by a climb up the socioeconomic ladder to a comfortable middle-class life: a …

Retirement

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

These Are the 10 Best Wines Under $15

Wine drinkers are growing ever more adventurous, popularizing New World wines and grape varietals including Malbec and Pinot Noir.<p>But consumers don’t …

Top 10

Ask This Question to End Your Job Interview on a Good Note

No matter how well your job interview goes, there’s still an awkward moment at the end when you don’t really know if you should continue the …

What to say when the job interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

And, according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," it's one of the most important ones.<p>She says this question is likely <i>the</i> single best opportunity you have to seal the deal in …

Employment

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy.<p>Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? …

Happiness

15 Hacks to Save Money on Amazon This Christmas

I’m a big fan of shopping on Amazon. With the holidays right around the corner, I like to start thinking about ways to save money on Amazon for …

Shopping

Want To Practice Mindfulness? Start At Work

On any given workday, most people appreciate a little break time. But not everyone knows how valuable truly taking a moment can be ― because how you use a break is just as important as the break itself. It’s all too common: you finally get a much-needed break, and end up spending it playing a game …

Mindfulness

Simplify These Things and You'll Enjoy Life a Lot More

<b>“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao-Tze</b><p>So said Lao-Tze, perhaps one …

Getting Your Mojo Back: 10 Things to Do When You Feel Stuck

What to do when you're stuck and need to get back into your creative space<p>Did your va-va lose its voom? Your edge its steely sharpness? Boomerang not coming back? Mojo not working its magic?<p>Chances are you're suffering from the age-old disease of "stuck." People feel their best when their focus and …

Productivity