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4 Habits that Signal Relationship Doom. ~ Sara McKeown

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Here Is Every Ingredient in Your Favorite Fast-Food French Fries

I'll never forget my high-school nutrition teacher telling us to be wary of any food that has more than five ingredients. Most fast food fries go far beyond that rule of thumb.<p>With the help of Grant Imahara, a former Mythbuster, McDonald's has tried to myth-bust their way into explaining why the …

Inside The Federal Reserve: "Money For Nothing" - The Full Movie

<b>Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater.</b> Markets and governments around the world hold …

Federal Reserve

15 Simple Moves That Will Change Your Career

"Work-life balance" is like the flossing of life skills. Everyone talks about how incredibly important it is, but pretty much nobody's doing it. But, …

How To Stop Negative Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Discipline is required in everything we do. Whether it may be our diet, our discipline to stick to a schedule, our discipline to exercise but what I …

Outsourcing

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

How to Lose Belly Fat at Any Age

Metabolic slowdown is a real thing. It's due to your muscle mass declining—by up to eight percent each decade after age 30 and up to 10 percent after the big 5-0. "You lose about a half pound of lean muscle every year in your twenties, thirties, and forties, and once you hit your fifties, you lose …

Dr. Oz's Ultimate Orgasm Libido Boosters

Orgasms are anything <i>but</i> simple. They require a complex dance of physical stimulation and reaction. When every link in the chain does its job, you …

Happiness and Sexual Intimacy

Sometimes when we are in a relationship, especially a long-term relationship we get comfortable and fall into a routine. Nowhere is this more common …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

How People Misread Their Social Security Benefit Statements

JIM BLANKENSHIP: For many, Social Security benefits will play a significant role in the retirement income scheme.

Retirement

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don't happen very often.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness if you feel …

What to Know About the Science of E-Cigarettes

Two Columbia University professors warned in a new study Thursday that the health fears over electronic cigarettes are hindering research. The very …

Mitt Romney looks to 2016 run and wants to 'lift people out of poverty'

Two-time presidential hopeful outlines more inclusive agenda in post-Obama era during speech, but fellow Republicans remain skeptical<p>Mitt Romney has cast himself as a champion of the poor and the underdog in his first public comments since revealing another potential presidential run.<p>The 2012 …

Government

Data shows human pressure on Earth reaching critical level

Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure …

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

The best iPhone apps for saving money

Not all apps are money-sucking, time-wasting black holes for your iPhone. It's time you downloaded some apps that actually will help you save some …

12 Simple Food Swaps That Make Healthy Eating Easy

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Reexamining your diet and eating healthier doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods.<p>Instead of relinquishing your beloved, buttery mashed potatoes, replace the spuds with mashed cauliflower and get the same creamy texture you crave for a …

The Long, Sad List Of Successful Corporations That Somehow Don’t Pay Any Taxes

Tax day came and went this week, resulting in a collective moan about writing a check to Uncle Sam. Want to minimize your tax burden next year? Here’s a possible solution. Turn yourself into a corporation. You may have to pay no taxes at all!<p>That looks like decent strategy in light of a new report. …

Finance

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …