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The 8 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

What do you do with excess money when you're no longer living paycheck to paycheck? And how do you prepare for big expenses you're bound to face in your 30s?<p>We spoke to Michael Solari, a certified financial planner at Solari Financial Planning, about the smartest things 30-somethings can do with …

Personal Finance

My Investing Guide for Dummies Part II

By Joel Barretto, CFPⓇ | via Negosentro.com |<p>In my previous article, I talked about having a delicate balance between <i>“FIXED and EQUITY assets,”</i> in …

How Being Organized Can Save Money: Organization Ideas For All Corners Of Your Life

Being organized can improve almost every aspect of you life.• When you’re organized, you spend less time searching and you remember important details. …

Personal Finance

50 Ways to Add Years to Your Life

<b>Drink 5 8-Ounce Glasses of Water a Day</b><br>Scientists at Loma Linda University found that men who drank this amount of H2O were 54 percent less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack than those who drank two glasses or less every day.<p><b>Take a Laugh Break</b><br>Watching 15 minutes of funny video can improve …

You CAN Afford To Travel — Here's How

Is your Pinterest board trying to tell you something? If you find yourself staring at the same pictures of clear-water tropical beaches, scenic …

Travel
Investing

27 Free Apps That Will Save You So Much Money

*the sound of coins falling into your bank account*

Hitting The Gym With Smart Apparel Startup Athos

If you’re looking for exercises and workout routines, there are plenty of apps that can help (in fact, Fitbit just acquired one of them). But what about making sure that you’re exercising properly? How do you know you’re not working the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or …

Exercise

How To Turn Your Retirement Savings Into Retirement Income

One of the most common questions we get from people about to retire is how to turn their retirement savings into retirement income. After all, for most of our life, retirement planning is about accumulating a nest egg. What to do with that nest egg when we actually retire is a whole different ball …

Retirement

The Best Time to Buy Anything

While ticket prices can be as volatile as your girlfriend’s mood, an analysis of more than 1 million airfares revealed 54 days in advance is the average sweet spot for finding the best price, explains Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com. If you’re booking award travel, your best bet is a week or two …

Upgrade Your Treadmill Run

The secret to boosting your endurance and running faster<p>Do your treadmill workouts feel like torture? Then make them short but steep for a fast fitness boost, suggests a new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>. Researchers at South Dakota State University had 32 fit runners …

Marathons

Philips Makes Hue Smart Lights More Affordable, More Lazy-Friendly With Hue Lux And Hue Tap

In what seems to be the beginning of a real-life Wall-E situation, Philips has introduced an even easier way to control your home’s Hue smart lighting system. Because, you know, fishing your smartphone out of your pocket when you want to switch the lights will probably exhaust you to the point of …

RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls

Turn your iPhone into a magic tape measure with this surprisingly adept tool.<p>Shopping for furniture? Need to figure out how much paint you need for a living-room makeover? Planning to sell your house? These and other activities can benefit greatly from having a floor plan, but who's got time to …

Apps

Best Cow Milk Alternatives | Men's Health

Milk consumption per capita has been on steady march downward, dropping 25 percent from 1975 to 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>Meanwhile, the mainstreaming of plant-based dairy alternatives like soy, almond, and rice milk has averaged annual sales growth of 10.9 percent since …

Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

Yelp's first top 100 restaurants list upends conventional wisdom

Yelp has revealed its first ever list of the top 100 places to eat in America and a small seafood restaurant in Hawaii has taken top spot. According to users of the crowdsourced recommendations site, Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona is the most impressive US restaurant, with an average five-star rating …

Playing Outside the Lines

Athletes’ transgressions are becoming ever-more familiar and frequent—and depressing<p>I am close to giving up. Really, I am.<p>I played CYO ball, high school ball, AAU ball, and a little college ball, and I never, ever called anybody the N-word. Ever. Nor did I ever hear the word thrown around.<p>I played …

New Orleans

Are You Pooping Wrong? | Men's Health

This isn’t information I wanted to share with the rest of the class.<p>During my first experience with yoga, at a YMCA in Chicago, I tried to remain inconspicuous, huffing and puffing my way through poses in the back.<p>But after a few sessions, the other students started noticing me. They introduced …

​DASH Diet: Beginner’s Guide and Health Benefits | Men’s Health

The DASH diet took the #1 spot in the “healthy eating” and “heart healthy” categories, too. And on top of that, it made the top 10 for “best weight loss diets,” “best diabetes diets,” and “easiest diets to follow” — but can one way of eating really rule them all? Read on to find out of if the DASH …

How Much Post-Workout Protein Do You Really Need?

If you want to maximize your muscle growth, consume THIS amount of protein after exercising<p>Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, but you don’t need to gulp down a carton of raw eggs like Rocky to get the maximum benefit. Consuming 20 grams of protein after your workout should do …

Nutrition

5 Flu Myths Debunked

<b>The myth:</b> The most important immune-boosting nutrient is vitamin C.<b><br>The truth:</b> Vitamin D is just as helpful: People who took roughly 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily over two years were less likely to get sick than those who were D-deficient, according to a recent Australian study.<b><br>Why it works:</b> Without …

The High Price of Low Testosterone | Men's Health

That's correct: What I'm about to shoot up came from pee.<p>Why? You're right to ask. As a drug, hCG is used as a fertility treatment. Since I'm blessed with three beautiful children already, I'm in no need of a sperm booster. Rather, the shot of hCG is to jumpstart my testes to produce more …

Make Smarter Investments

“If you were to follow these magazines’ experts advice, you would be worse off than having randomly picked stocks for yourself,” explains study coauthor Richard Borghesi, Ph.D. Why? Magazine investment pickers tend to select stocks that have been “hot” up until publication—probably because naïve …