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Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Wild U.S. Hiking Trails That Cannot Be Missed

Travel<p>These epic routes celebrate taking it slow in heart-racing places.<p>When you’re immersed in nature, there’s no such thing as a boring hike. But if you’re looking to discover some unfamiliar terrain, head to one of these five spectacular trails. Each one represents a different version of the …

Hiking

How to Manage Money After Losing a Spouse | Investopedia

The death of a spouse can be one of the most challenging things a person can endure. The emotional impact, changes to your family structure and loss …

Retirement

8 of the World’s Hardest (But Breathtakingly Beautiful) Hikes

Some of the world’s most treasured, remote landscapes can’t be seen by helicopters, cars or even mountain bikes. These sacred places, like Ciudad …

Hiking

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

The 4 Best Compression Packing Cubes

Packing for vacation can be the worst but there <i>is</i> one thing that makes it easier: packing cubes. These space-savers, keep you organized, and allow …

Backpacking

The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time

Shares 383<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Retirement

4 Simple Moves That Will Help Fix Your Bad Posture

By now you know that your posture probably stinks. You sit at a desk all day, spend hours sitting in traffic or hunched over your phone on the train, …

Sitting

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Exercise

A Local in Greece Gave Me a Tip for Visiting the Country, and It's the Opposite of Everything You've Been Told

Use this tip on your next trip.<p>Traveling to Greece during the peak summer months can feel both like a dream and a nightmare.<p>The islands are warm, …

European Travel

I Successfully Meal Prep Using These 12 Recipes, and Here’s Why It Works

These meal prep recipes will get you through week after week.<p>Meal prep isn’t for everyone. I grew up with a mother who did the opposite of meal …

Healthy Eating

11 simple tips for stable investing

If you're investing in stocks to achieve financial security, following these 11 simple tips could help you avoid mistakes and build a bigger nest egg.

Investing

Using a Fork to Hang Pictures Is the Home Decor Tip We All Need

Who among us hasn't gotten totally fed up while hanging pictures on the wall? One of the most aggravating experiences in home decorating is when …

Home

10 of the Best Hikes in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is home to some of the oldest and most biodiverse ranges in the world. Located alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian …

Hiking

5 lessons I wish I’d learned a lot sooner

Over the past seven years, I’ve accomplished a lot of my money goals: I paid off $52,000 of debt in just seven months; adopted “rich habits” that …

Personal Finance

How this 28-year-old built up $250,000 in savings and plans to retire by 37

The typical American retires at age 63. One Minneapolis-based millennial plans to shave more than 20 years off that average and retire by age …

Retirement

My wife and I retired in our 30s and now travel full-time in an Airstream trailer — here's what we spend in a week

There once was a guy from the Southeast who thought life could be broken down into a few simple constructs: get a job, buy stuff, retire, and die.<p>Yep, that guy was me.<p>Early retirement? Not in the cards. 401(k) retirement plan? Sure, but only the minimum. Retirement was the furthest thing from my …

RVs

40 Kitchen Organizing Ideas That Will Save Your Sanity

A cluttered kitchen can be downright maddening, but these tips will help you get this most-used, hardest-to-keep-clean room in your home organized …

Kitchens

10 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Making Your Home Dirtier

Cleaning the wrong way can waste time, and it can potentially make your home dirtier!<p><i>Why it’s dirty:</i> Despite spritzing it with a cleaning solution, …

Cleaning

'Fixer Upper' Fans Will Love Tom Petty's Former Mansion

Less than a year after his passing, a mansion that formerly belonged to renowned rock star Tom Petty is on the market. After acquiring the …

Wine Cellars

9 ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? These 9 tips can help you stop living on the paycheck cycle and help you establish financial independence by …

Personal Finance

Tiny Heirloom unveils 'The Goose' — a custom tiny home with stunning interiors

Once again, the genius design team from Tiny Heirloom has unveiled another spectacular tiny home. Built on a gooseneck trailer, The Goose offers a …

Living Rooms

Understanding FIRE: a philosophy for financial independence and retiring early

The promised land, in personal finance, is early retirement. Most of us would be lucky to reach it by age 60. And yet there are software engineers in Colorado and financial analysts in New York City crossing the finish line by their 30th birthdays. Say what?<p>Yes, there’s a new path toward early …

Personal Finance

I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favorite investing strategy to do it

I recently turned 28, and I've already saved over a quarter of a million dollars.<p>By itself, that factoid had earned me a surprising amount of publicity. But for all the immediate headline-grabbing power of the statement, there's a far more impressive implication lurking underneath its surface. (The …

Retirement

The Scientific Reason Backpacking Makes You a Better Person

If you’re anything like us, you regularly dream of dropping everything and traveling the world — and for some, that daydream includes walking shoes …

Backpacking

13 unusual things you should always pack when traveling

As fun as travel typically is, it can also be stressful. No matter how much you plan, in some way or another, there's always going to be some oversight. You'll inevitably leave behind your toothbrush or maybe your favorite shoes. Of course, you can often pick up menial things left at home when you …

Cleaning

The ultimate packing list for your next solo trip abroad

Your next solo trip abroad should make you feel like a total gallivanting superhero. But just how Wonder Woman isn’t Wonder Woman without her Lasso …

First Aid

This Is How to Lose Your Stomach Fat Once and For All

When people are looking to lose weight and transform their bodies, one of the most common areas they are looking to target is their core. More specifically, they want a "flat stomach." In reality, they are probably trying to target belly fat; your stomach is actually an organ located on the upper …

Strength Training

America's Best Swimming Holes

There is something quintessentially American about a good swimming hole. Pure, unplugged, communal—all these peaceful oases require are some good friends and perhaps a few beers. Here are some of the best stretches of freshwater the country has to offer. Bring your suit.<p><b>Johnson’s</b> …

A letter to… my friend with benefits

I’ve just seen you again after about 10 years, three marriages and four children between us, and it feels as if nothing has changed. But of course it has. We’re in our 40s now; both older, a bit fatter (well, me, certainly), a bit more jaded. Those heady days of our 20s are well and truly behind …

Relationships