elizabethatkins

354 Flips | 6 Magazines | 38 Likes | 7 Following | 7 Followers | @elizabethatkins | Keep up with elizabethatkins on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “elizabethatkins”

3 Awful Reasons to Start Taking Social Security Benefits at 70

Yes, delaying collecting Social Security will make your checks bigger. But you still may not want to do that.<p>Social Security is rather important to …

How to help girls navigate tough social situations

Not long ago, I asked a group of 20 school-age girls to write down the one thing they wished their parents would do more of when helping them navigate tricky social situations. None of them struggled to answer the question.<p>At the end of the session the girls asked to share their answers. They each …

Parenting

42 Best Quick Bread Recipes

These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with …

Breakfast

Hasan Minhaj DESTROYS TRUMP At The 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner

25 Lemon Desserts With a Delicious Twist

Go beyond traditional bars and pies with inspired takes on the familiar flavor.<p>Go beyond traditional lemon bars and lemon pie with these inspired takes on classic desserts.

The Best Stability Ball Moves for a Strong Core

We love finding new ways to work your core. The powerhouse muscle group provides stability and strength for everything from lifting heavier weights …

Workouts

Lose 10 Pounds Cardio | Women's Health

And after a while, you might become bored and start skimping on sessions (or skipping them entirely), says Jeff Gaudette, owner and head coach of RunnersConnect in Boston. If you want to lose 10 pounds...<p><b>Do This:</b> Prioritize HIIT, advises Gaudette. High-intensity interval training increases the …

Peanut Butter Cookies

Now Playing<p>Ina's Parmesan Chicken 04:10<p>Ina tops her hot, crispy Parmesan Chicken with a fresh green salad.<p>Now Playing<p>Snowy Pink Coconut Bundt Cake …

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

How to Wash a Pillow to Keep It Smelling Fresh

Let’s assume that, unless you’re in your first year of college, you’re in the habit of washing your sheets regularly. (Sorry, but if memory serves, …

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>10 mins<p>Total time<p>20 mins<p>These Classic Peanut Butter Cookies are simple and delicious. A family …

Dessert

Here are some tips for divvying up your retirement investments

<b>Dear Liz:</b> With all the investment options offered in 401(k) plans, how as a contributor do I know where to place my money?<p><b>Answer:</b> Too many investment options can confuse contributors and lower participation rates, according to a study by social psychologist Sheena Iyengar of<p>Columbia Universityin …

Retirement

4 life-changing habits of progressive leaders

A number of progressive leaders, philosophers and authors have been often quoted on the importance of learning.<p>Dr. Seuss summed it up perfectly when he said: "The more you read, the more you will know and the more you will learn, the more places you'll go."<p>From Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, all …

All The Times President Obama Lost His Chill Around Kids

Can you blame him?

The White House

7 Totally Legal Ways to Earn Tax-Free Income

Try buying municipal bonds in the state you live.<p>We may be roughly three months past Tax Day, but it’s never too early to begin thinking about ways …

Four Hacks to Gain The Upper Hand Over Garden Pests

Hacking

10 Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

<i>Image credit: Caio Resende/StockSnap.</i><p>So you want to start a blog?<p>Nowadays anyone can create a blog in a few simple steps. Blogging is an incredible marketing tool and can even become a great source of income. However, if you would like to build a successful and profitable blog, you need to set …

12 of the Most Inspirational Commencement Speeches of All Time | Inc.com

Now and then we all need something to pick us up when we're feeling down, to give us clarity when we're confused, to inspire us when we don't feel motivated.<p>These lines, excerpted from a dozen of the best commencement speeches in recent years, can help.<p><b>1. President Barack Obama, Rutgers …

Motivation

The Best Dish Rack

How we picked and tested<p>The number and variety of products designed to get your dishes dry is pretty staggering. For this review, we decided to stick …

Chicken Tortilla Soup Restaurant-Style - Quiet Corner

Restaurant-Style Chicken Tortilla Soup<p>Restaurant-Style Chicken Tortilla Soup is a gluten-free, restaurant quality soup you can make at home!<p><b>Dairy</b> …

Gluten-Free

10 Books to Read after You've Watched 'Lemonade' One Million Times

Take a deep dive into the #lemonadesyllabus.<p>Beyoncé's <i>Lemonade</i> is a remarkable piece of work that explores the inner and outer lives of Black women. In just the couple of weeks since its release, I've fielded conversations with friends remarking on everything from its bold use of multiple musical …

Addressing the Representation of Black Culture in Photography

The Ranks, Chicago, Illinois, 1997<br>Jamel Shabazz<p>1 of 19<p>In the documentation of U.S. history through photography, a fundamental component has long been …

How much does a fee-only financial planner cost?

<b>Dear Liz:</b> You frequently suggest consulting a fee-only financial planner, such as those who are members of the Garrett Planning Network, which seems like great advice. Can you provide any guidance on how much one should expect to pay for the services of this type of planner? We are a couple living …

Personal Finance

The One Natural Product Teyonah Parris Swears by for Shiny Hair

The name Teyonah Parris may not ring a bell just yet, but you definitely know who she is. She played Don's best secretary, Dawn, in <i>Mad Men</i>, Coco in <i>Dear White People</i>, and most notably, Lysistrata in <i>Chi-Raq</i>, a role for which she won an African-American Film Critics Association Award for best actress. …

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

6 Rules for Living Frugally

Understand the difference between a want and a need.<p>We humans have a knack for complicating the simplest of ideas. Our lives are filled with …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Dessert

17 Steel-Cut Oat Recipes That Will Make Anyone A Morning Person

We've never been so excited to wake up in the morning.<p>Breakfast is the most challenging of meals. Between checking e-mail, getting ready for the day and shooing kids out the door for school, this early-morning meal is usually the first thing to fall by the wayside.<p>But it's true what they say: It's …

Breakfast

This Trick for Cleaning a Cast Iron Pan Will Save Your Sanity

And all the necessary tools are in your pantry.<p>If we had to name our all-time favorite piece of kitchen equipment, the title would probably go to the cast-iron skillet. The trusty pan is a heavy-duty, versatile workhorse that we find ourselves using almost daily for everything from skillet chicken …