Ronan O'Leary

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This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Blood Vessels

3 Top Index Funds for Your IRA

Don't have time to pick your own stocks? These three funds have you covered.<p>We Fools are stock market junkies, but we realize that not everyone has …

Take back control of your RRSP with these three easy steps

If you’re like most Canadians, you probably don’t have all the answers when it comes to registered retirement savings plans. But that’s no reason to …

Retirement

How To Keep Mosquitoes From Ruining Your Perfect Summer

I live in Florida and I know very well how bugs can ruin both special outdoor events and perfectly ordinary daily moments. Just last week our s'mores …

There's No Guaranteed Path To Financial Freedom But This Is Pretty Close

Money can't buy happiness. But it can buy freedom, and freedom is the prerequisite to happiness.<p>Here's a recent conversation with a friend. Let's pretend you're that friend.<p><b>Me:</b> Are you where you want to be right now?<p><b>You:</b> What do you mean? Geographically? Professionally? Personally?<p><b>Me:</b> Yes.<p><b>You:</b> …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

Lesser-known tips to save more on taxes, cut credit-card debt

The economy seems to have perked up, with a bit more hiring, gradually rising wages and consumer confidence at a 16-year high. Will it translate into increased savings, less personal debt and other signs of financial stability? Hard to say, but some lesser-known tips and observations can make those …

When you should DIY (or spend some money on a pro)

We understand the desire to do everything yourself but when it comes to DIY, it's incredibly easy to bite off more than you can chew. The problem …

8 Steps to Be a Better Investor

Building a successful investing plan is like building a hero sandwich: Stick with basic ingredients and don’t get too fancy.<p>Investors sometimes think …

Stock Markets

Psychologists say this is the simplest way to get — and stay — happy

When was the last time you felt truly happy? The kind of happy where you feel as if you just won an Olympic gold?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, …

Why millennials aren't having sex

Did you hear? Millennials aren't having any sex.<p>Well, that's not entirely true. But they're certainly having <i>less</i> sex than the generations that came …

12 Everyday Habits That Secretly Slow Your Metabolism

The last thing you want to do is stand in the way of your body burning calories. So the first thing you should do is not make these …

How to Install a Solar System and Not Get Burned

Maybe you’ve seen ads for solar deals or you’ve seen solar panels pop up on rooftops around the neighborhood. You may be wondering, is a solar system …

9 Household Chores You Should Stop Doing Right Now

While some things may need a daily scrubbing (we're looking at you, kitchen counters), there are other chores you can do less often, or stop doing altogether.<p>Scour the kitchen, scrub the bathroom, vacuum the living room, and then get ready to do it all again. Sound familiar? While some things may …

Small Spaces

The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Breast Cancer

Hunger Neurons Are Regulated by a Protein Activated During Fasting

<i>Summary: Researchers discover a control mechanism for neurons involved in hunger and eating disorders.</i><p>Source: Tufts University.<p><b>New study sheds light</b> …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

If you set up a Backdoor Roth IRA, you can get your money into a Roth IRA even if your income is too high to directly contribute to one.<p>If you make …

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a host of experts.<p>"Research shows that chasing happiness …

Mental Disorders

Low-fat diets and exercise are pointless for losing weight, warns surgical expert

Low fat diets and exercise are pointless for those wanting to lose weight and obese people should simply eat less, a former shadow health minister told the House of Lords yesterday.<p>Lord McColl, emeritus professor of surgery at Guys Hospital in London, warned that current health advice to avoid fat …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I start investing?'

<i>I am in my 20s and have started investing in a few stocks and some mutual funds.</i><p><i>I understand you can't tell me what stocks or mutual funds to invest in, but I was wondering what is the best advice you have in how to pick good stocks/mutual funds, or what business information you look at to decide</i> …

What You Need to Know About 529 College Savings Accounts

5/29 is a great day to learn about 529s.<p>In honor of 529 College Savings Day on May 29th, MONEY wants to help you better understand how 529 plans can …

3 Monthly Dividend Stocks With Yields Up To 7% From Canada

<b>3 Monthly Dividend Stocks With Yields Up To 7% From Canada by Sure Dividend</b><p><i>This is a gust post from The Dividend Beginner.</i><p>Hello Sure Dividend …

Money can't buy happiness? That's just wishful thinking | Ruth Whippman

A new study shows that people with more money tend to be less lonely. We shouldn’t be surprised – the link between happiness and wealth is clear<p>Money can’t buy happiness: it’s a rarely questioned truism. It also tends to be most enthusiastically embraced by those who have never gone without it. …

6 Things Happy People Never Forget

Does it ever seem like other people are happier than you?<p>You scroll on Facebook and see people having fun on their vacations, spending time with one another, or celebrating their achievements. You, on the other hand, are struggling along, just trying to make it through the day and coming home …

Stretchy 'second skin' could make wrinkles a thing of the past

Wearable film improves skin’s elasticity, reduces appearance of wrinkles and could be used to cover birthmarks or treat conditions such as eczema<p>For those concerned about wrinkly old skin, it might be an ingenious solution: a stretchy “second skin” that can be smoothed on to make aged tissue look …

Dry Skin

5 ways to catch up on your retirement savings

It’s starting to get real for soon-to-be retirees — and their adult kids, who may very well find themselves telling mom and dad, “If you’re going to live in my basement, you need to act like adults and pick up your own dirty laundry.”<p>The median retirement savings balance for Americans age 55 to 64 …

Retirement Planning

4 Roth IRA tips that could earn you thousands

IRAs were already very useful accounts for retirement savings when Roth versions of them were introduced as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The key feature of Roth IRAs can make a big difference in your retirement savings — especially if you use the Roth in smart ways. Here are four Roth …