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Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

7 Ways Mindfulness Will Vanquish Negative Thoughts and Feelings

It’s a problem we all face from time to time, some more than others. That little voice in your head, the critic that predicts disaster. Or the one …

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22 Travel Pros Share the Best Place They’ve Ever Been

In honor of the new year, when the whole curious, beautiful world seems to loom expectant with possibility, we asked 22 travel experts: “Where’s the best place you’ve ever been?”<p>Those we spoke to — among them, the founder of <i>Tiny Atlas Quarterly</i>magazine, the director of the world’s largest adventure …

Everest Base Camp

36 Straight-Up Genius Ways To Add Storage To Your Home

You'll finally be able to use your oven for something other than your sweaters.

11 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Really Awesome Love

Shares 16K<p><i>“If you desire that big love you know you deserve, and are feeling a little lost along the way, these steps will help.”</i><p>When I was 18, I …

200+ Would You Rather Questions That Will Destroy You Forever

Here are all the best would you rather questions, from the funny to the dirty.<p>The 50 Best Would You Rather Questions<p><b>1.</b> Would you rather lose your sex …

3 Rules for Being a Good 3rd Wife

“Marriage … You’re in it for life <i>in theory</i>,” my husband ruminated while recording an episode of his podcast recently as he sidelined to talk about …

4 Relationship Traps to Avoid & Tips to Keep Your Love Strong

<b>“Love does not obey our expectations; it obeys our intentions.” ~Lloyd Strom</b><p>When I started dating, I did a terrible job of it.<p>I fell in love at the …

10 Simple Ways To Keep Your Standards High And Still Find Love That Lasts

By Sabrina Alexis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/28SznbK<p>Do you wonder why your relationships always fall apart? What pushes men away? Are your …

3 Essential Questions You MUST Ask A Man On A First Date

Stop wasting your time dating the wrong man.<p>I was tired of dating a new man, wasting weeks and even months trying to figure him out. I knew the …

6 Ways To Tell Someone You Like Them

By Chelsea Fagan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/Ns2yE6<p>While it may seem like the simple act of telling someone you have feelings for them, and …

What to Ask on a First Date

First dates are the most stressful interviews of them all. It doesn’t matter whether you’re braving a Tinder date, a set-up or the first dinner date …

Relationships

All the Single Ladies

Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the “romantic market” in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is …

7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got …

Investing

Top 10 Yoga-Before-Bed Poses to Reduce your Back Pain

Have you every tried yoga-before-bed?<p>Yoga-before-bed is an ancient practice gaining popularity by the day. These are poses mostly centered on …

Yoga

15 fascinating political biographies to take you through the election and beyond

If you're interested in politics but are in the mood for something other than election coverage, you might try turning off the news and cracking open a biography or autobiography of a past political figure instead.<p>For everyone looking for inspiration from history, Amazon Books senior editor Jon …

Italy's 6 Most Gorgeous Bike Rides, Whatever Your Skill Level

Historical sites, great food and stunning scenery are just a few of the many things that draw bikers to Italy’s roads year after year. From its …

You Need a Retirement Makeover. Start With These Six Steps.

Despite the run-up in the stock market and housing prices, half of American households are still projected to see their standard of living fall in retirement. Today’s workers should be socking away more for retirement because the decks are stacked against them in ways they weren’t 30 years ago, …

How to Perform a Lacrosse Ball Massage on Sore Muscles

Thanks to the explosion of workout training programs, lacrosse balls have surfaced as an important tool in any gym setting. But they most likely …

20 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Summer 2016

10 Free Online Courses to Increase Your Productivity

Increasing your productivity is a goal that many busy professionals, parents, students, and entrepreneurs share. Finding enough hours in the day to …

IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

There are a thousand good reasons to never get married: in-laws, divorce attorneys, and the inevitable ravages of age on one’s attractiveness come immediately to mind.<p>But there are also significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage …

Same-Sex Couples

6 Simple Time Management Strategies That Will Transform the Way You Work

In a business where time is literally money (as many freelancers and agencies bill by the hour), having tight control over how you manage your time …

There's Now a Drugstore Cure For Acne

Super strong retinol without an RX.<p>The topical answer to acne, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, stretch marks, Vitamin A derivatives–aka retinoids–are unequivocally the holy grail of effective skin care. The catch? Scoring potent retinoids has always required a trip to the dermatologist. Until …

Selecting the payout on your annuity

For some investors, an annuity can be an appropriate part of a sound financial plan. However, one feature of annuities that is commonly misunderstood …

Annuities

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …