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5 Retirement Savings Tips to Help Avoid Regret - CNN iReport

Retirement is something that needs to be planned ahead of time. This way, you can save yourself from possible mishaps, such as losing your home, and having almost nothing.<p>So, how do you see your life once you retired? Well, for sure, you see yourself relaxing in a paradise, right? You must have …

Carrie Fisher Fights Mental Health Stigma

<i>Star Wars</i> has been part of my life since I was a very small boy, and Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia was one of the first "girl" characters (along with …

Why We Should Learn More About Moringa

As a 20-year cancer survivor, I thought that I had heard of everything possible to promote good health. Then again, I also believe that the more you know, the more there is to learn. And moringa is proof of that.<p>Though I initially thought it might be a new Latin dance, I learned that <i>moringa …

grilled cheese

Do you see the dots? This optical illusion is bending our minds

Forget about the panda hiding among the snowmen, there’s a new optical illusion in town.<p>Keep your eyes focused on the flashing green dot in the video …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Audi etron quattro concept specs, features, photos

Audi<p>Audi’s tackling the electric car market in a big way.<p>At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious …

Audi

The Future of Brain-Based Medicine

Anna Judd, Woodrow W. Clark II with John Nguyen (*)<p>According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 58 million adult Americans suffer from mental illness in any given year, and that number is growing. In 2013, an estimated 15.7 million adults had at least one major depressive episode (ranging …

Games That Teach As Well As They Play

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Maeghan Ouimet. Maeghan Ouimet<p>If little Aiden isn’t careful, the next time he fires up a game of <i>Minecraft</i> he just might learn …

Look At The Beautiful Flowers That Suddenly Grew In One Of The Driest Places On Earth

Looking at pictures of Chile’s Atacama Desert right now, you would never know it’s one of the driest places on the planet. Normally the landscape is parched and arid. But this year it’s covered in flowers–mauves, reds, yellows, whites–creating a stunning and unusual spectacle.<p>Heavy rains prepared …

12 reasons why you should add Chile to your bucket list

One of the the world's most beautiful countries in South America often falls under the radar but it’s a land steeped in an intriguing history and …

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Global Warming

Strange but true: the weirdest places and creatures – in pictures

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Design,Photography,Animals,Non-fiction (children and teens)<p>Have you ever seen gymnast goats, a rainbow-­coloured river, or a weasel riding a woodpecker? Prepare to be amazed by your weird and …

6 futuristic cars powered entirely by the sun

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Innovators around the world are obsessed with harnessing the power of the sun. Solar energy has been used to power lamps that light up the night, to run desalinators that create clean drinking water, and to offset fossil fuels on utility grids. But what about solar cars? The world …

Clean Technology

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

15 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

Once winter arrives in all of its icy glory, it’s understandable that you’ll want to burrow under the covers and solely sip soup for dinner. And after a long day at the office, it’s less than likely that you’ll be tempted to gather ingredients and start chopping. That’s why these crock pot soup …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Meet the family of 4 who travels the world living out of their van

Most people wouldn't want their family road trip to last forever, but Adam and Emily Harteau aren't most people.<p>The couple and their oldest daughter Collette have been on the road in their VW Westfalia van since 2012. In that time they've started a business, visited 14 different countries, and …

Patagonia

Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

Universe

6 Ways a Holistic Approach Can Change Your Life

Holistic has many definitions -- some call it woo-woo, others spiritual, others educated. I like to think of a holistic life as a wise life; you live a life that you know will be better by looking at the big picture, living life as wholly and being aware of the impact of your action.<p>What we think, …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance

18 Secrets About Being An Astronaut That NASA Won't Tell You

"It's like seven people in a camper van with a porta-potty for two weeks."

3 Things Productive People Never Say

Want to be more productive? Stop saying these three things and give your productivity a boost.<p>"<i>Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.</i>"<p>Although I'd love to take credit for these words...they actually belong …

Time Management

Can Your Skin Actually Get Better With Age?

The good news is your skin <i>can</i> actually get better with age—especially when you understand how your skin works and regenerates. Here are some surprising ways your skin can improve over time through 2 simple acts: protection and rejuvenation.<p><b>Protection: Wear an SPF (Even Indoors)</b>You need SPF even …

Why Is My Daughter Aggressive at Home and an Angel Everywhere Else?

<i>I have an eleven-year old daughter who gets angry very easily. When I nicely try to explain why she can't have what she wants, she yells, slams doors, or even throws things. She is perfectly fine at school or at other people's houses. Why does she have these temper tantrums when she is at home, and</i> …

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, suggests no more than half that amount for best results.<p>Yet …

Diabetes

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Aquaponics

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Relationships

9 Powerful Body Language Tips To Instantly Boost Your Confidence

<i>Note: This is an excerpt from my book Confidence Hacks: 99 Small Actions to Massively Boost Your Confidence.</i>Stop reading for a moment, and notice how …

Hacking

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

2 Moves That Build Stronger, Bigger, More Athletic Legs

Do these exercises at the end of your workout to score wheels of steel<p>When it comes to building your lower body, your go-to movements are probably the squat and the deadlift.<p>But <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour suggests thinking outside the rack.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED From <i>Men’s</i> …