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This Core Workout Is the Secret Weapon for Killer Abs

Has your quest for a toned stomach halted? It’s time to try something new.<p><b>3 sets, 8 to 10 reps</b><p><i>While ring push-ups are a great beginner move (it is a</i> …

Why setting up a living trust may be wise, especially in California

<b>Dear Liz:</b> Is there a minimum amount of assets required before a revocable living trust is advisable? I am retired but my wife is still working. If we do not include our 401(k) plans, our total liquid assets (my wife's monthly salary, my monthly Social Security benefit and my pension check) are …

Personal Finance

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

Have You Been Doing Your Emergency Fund All Wrong?

When most people set out to build an emergency fund, they seem almost resigned to the fact that they’re going to earn almost no interest on the …

Retirement

Characteristics Good Stocks Share: Strength, Valuation and Stewardship

When it comes to investing money, a common question I'm asked is, "How do I find good stocks to buy?" To answer that, we need to examine what a good …

Do You Need a Living Trust? 7 Reasons Why Not | Investopedia

Do you need a living trust? I’m no lawyer, but the short answer is probably not. For those who promote the use of living trusts, the general logic is …

Retirement

Beautiful Bedroom Decorating Ideas + Shopping Picks

(Image credit: Jenna Peffley for My Domaine)<p>When gazing upon the better bedrooms the internet has to offer, it's easy to get discouraged—even bitter: …

Home Decorating

What the 'Tinder for TV shows and movies' has learned about what people want to watch

So when the MightyTV app launched last year, its goal was to make that process enjoyable, by leveraging Tinder's famous "swipe left or right" interface. You tell MightyTV which services you subscribe to, and then it uses machine learning to feed you titles you might like, getting a better sense of …

TV shows

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Learn How to Track Your Expenses and Stick to a Budget

Tracking your expenses is one of the key factors in making your budget work for you. If you do not know how much you have spent each month, you …

Personal Finance

The impact of voice-activated virtual assistants on retail

2016 saw an incredible rise in connected home devices, specifically Amazon Echo (8 million devices sold) and Google Home devices. Prior to that, Siri made adding an event to your calendar or quickly looking up the weather as easy as a simple push of a button on your smart phone.<p>At what point does …

Chatbots

Stop losing sleep because of stress and overwork

Feeling frazzled and sleepless in the city that never sleeps? You’re not alone. According to a new study reported on BMJ Journals’ website, 97 …

Time Management

Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Most of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Many of us also probably reach for medication. Now, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians say try exercise, yoga, or massage first.<p>That's a pretty big …

Pain

Will Republicans Break With Trump Over Russia?

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The 1 Secret to Ditching Bad Habits, and 5 Ways to Permanently Break Free

Bad habits rob us of time, money, energy, and the results we need to live our best lives. Here's how to finally release the bad and embrace the good.<p>We all hang onto a few bad habits like security blankets. They feel so good, especially when we are stressed out or bored. We all know we should be …

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

Personal Finance

Add new exercises to your fitness routine with CultFit Home Workout

With New Year’s Eve a distant memory, your resolutions for 2017 should now be well underway. To help keep up your good work, here’s Week 3 of our CultFit Home Workout. (If you missed it, it’s still not to late to start with Week 1).<p>All you need is your iPhone, plus your Apple Watch if you have one, …

10 Women With Tons Of Energy Reveal Exactly What They Eat All Day To Feel So Energized

It's tempting to sip a sugary latte in the morning or grab a candy bar when you hit a midday slump. While those sweet treats can give you a quick boost, you'll usually end up crashing—and craving even <i>more</i> sweets. But the right foods can keep you feeling energized all day, without all the ups and …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

This Is the Big Difference Between How Men and Women Respond to Feedback

You might want to rethink the way you give feedback—particularly when it comes to women.<p>A group of researchers led by Margarita Mayo, a professor of …

A New Documentary Promises to Prove We're Not Alone in the Universe

Film distributor The Orchard just picked up the rights to release a documentary called <i>Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human</i> …

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

This Is How Donald Trump Actually Got Rich | Investopedia

President Donald J. Trump, the controversial real estate mogul who was elected as the 45th President of the United States, has boasted widely about …

Donald Trump

Grand designs for a flat fee: These six sites will help you decorate your home

Interior designer might sound like a job ready-made for a rom-com heroine, but it’s a profession you can earn credentials for and that is a crucial …

What We're Reading This Summer

A collection of books recommended by The Atlantic’s editors and writers<p><i>The Atlantic</i>’s editors and writers share their recommendations for summer reading—new titles, old favorites, and others in between.<p><i>Homegoing</i><p><b>By Yaa Gyasi</b><p>In her first novel, Yaa Gyasi cleverly weaves the intergenerational tale of …

What College Freshmen Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams' memoir, <i>Life on the Color Line.</i> The book had been assigned as our freshman reading assignment — part of the First-Year Experience at the liberal arts school in Saratoga Springs, …

What to Do to Prepare for Retirement | Investopedia

Clients often ask financial planners, “Will I be OK in retirement?” Before looking at a client’s assets and expenses to answer that question, we ask …