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Hard Truths About Stress To Help You Improve The Quality Of Your Life

Stress is a condition that can happen to anyone. Although it is a part of everyone's life, it does not mean that it should go unchecked. If your stress levels are not under control then you expose yourself to adverse health challenges<p>It was identified to cause psychological and physical problems. A …

9 foods with more vitamin C than oranges

Mice do it, cats do it, dogs do it, and even elephants do it. For some unknown reason, humans and our primate cousins (and, yes, guinea pigs, too) are the only mammals that cannot make their own vitamin C. While the rest of the mammalian world happily and effortlessly takes glucose and turns it …

The 16 most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to architects

Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art.<p>We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 16 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, …

Architecture

These $250 headphones use the same technology as $1,000+ headphones

The Sharkk Bravo headphones may look like normal headphones, but inside each ear cup are electrostatic drivers that are normally used in headphones that cost $1,000 or more.<p>The result? Unbelievably clear, crisp, clean sound for the Bravos' $250 price tag.<p>The Sharkk Bravos recently began its …

WTF: The Tuna and Salmon in Your Sushi Is Probably Fake

The farm-to-table movement has one main objective: to add transparency to what you’re putting in your body. And while this idea is gaining some traction, it’s far from the norm. In fact, author Larry Olmsted has just released the book <i>Real Food Fake Food</i> that takes a deep dive into this problem – …

The cost of buying vs. renting a home in all 50 states

Housing is the biggest expense for many Americans, accounting for more than 30 percent of a household's yearly expenditures, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But housing costs can vary greatly, depending on where you live — and whether you're a renter or owner.<p>To find out where your …

The 30-year long bond bull market is over

Those days are long gone though. With overnight rates hovering just over 0% and long rates sinking ever lower the days of high bond returns are in the rear view mirror. Sure, inflation could jump in the coming years, but we still know that current yields predict low future returns and I think …

Fuse grinds and makes espresso on the go

The Fuse is the result of one particularly ardent coffee lover's search for an elusive fix. Working as a petroleum field engineer in distant corners …

5 Fidelity Funds You Can Hold Until You Die

Fidelity mutual funds are among the best on the market today, and these excel in the long term<p>Fidelity Investments is one of only a few mutual fund …

Espresso vs. Brewed Coffee

Two types of coffee, two types of delicious<p>Espresso and brewed coffee represent two very different ways of making coffee which dramatically affects …

Why You Should Continue Paying for Evernote

Evernote has been one of my favorite tools for staying organized and productive, but changes to Evernote's plans and pricing have burned its users, who now face having to pay a lot more or find an alternative. The problem is that Evernote jacked the price on the highest tier of service by about 55 …

How to Turn Off Frequent Locations Tracking on iPhone

For some, the frequent locations tracking feature on iPhone is just a little too big brother. Essentially, your iPhone tracks where you go, and if there is a location you visit often enough, it marks it as a frequent location. Your iPhone uses this feature to predict where you live and work, then …

4 essential home office productivity hacks

The home office is a blessing and a curse.<p>I love working from home as much as the next person — free snacks, zero commute, awesome lunch options in the area. Sometimes I stroll through the park on the way back from lunch, just because I can.<p>Coworking spaces and trendy startup offices offer a …

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Tony Robbins explains why positive thinking will get you nowhere

Tony Robbins hates the term "motivational speaker," because he thinks its connotations suggest he just gets people thinking positively and then send them off.<p>In a Facebook Live Q&A with Business Insider readers, Robbins — who's worked with clients ranging from champion tennis player Serena Williams …

What Economic Recovery? 62% of Americans Don't Even Have $1000 in Savings

<i>He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe</i><p>A key sign of financial health is savings; if one does not have a decent amount of money tucked away for a rainy day, it is a sign that all is not well. Americans have a very hard time sticking …

These $500 headphones utilize special tech that sounds incredible

That's partly because they use a special type of audio driver, which is the part that actually produces sound.<p>That technology does make the headphones expensive. They go for $450 for the traditional headphone-cable model, or $500 for the model with both the traditional cable AND a Lightning …

9 Minor Tweaks That Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled

When you can't afford a total gut job, focus on these specific changes instead.<p>Want a new kitchen but don't want to spend the money or time necessary on a major renovation? Forget the idea of the "right" kitchen and improve your space with some "right now" partial remodeling ideas. In her new …

Home Improvement

Before and After: 5 Head-Scratching Kitchen Renovations

It's that time again! We're going to show you some of the most hopeless kitchens that we've ever come across and, just when you think you can't stand …

8 Awesome Beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is host to a spectacular variety of beaches. In fact, the small country has nearly 300 unique beaches on the Pacific …

7 Ways Top Achievers Conquer the Impossible

A roadmap for setting aside your fears to achieve your dreams.<p>The reason productivity is such a popular topic is because so many of us want to accomplish more than we seem capable of. Sometimes that comes down to checking off more items on a to-do list.<p>But that's typically the smaller stuff. What …

Motivation

What Happens to Your Skin When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

The sleep conversation seems tired: You <i>know</i> you're supposed to score eight hours of z's a night (and quit it with the iPad in bed, and stop pushing your bedtime back, and wake up at 7 a.m. even on weekends), but let's be honest: We're all guilty of neglecting shuteye. In fact, data from the Centers …

Marie Kondo's popular organizing tips can also help your relationship

Could a little decluttering be the secret to a happy marriage?<p>Marie Kondo, author of bestselling <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, explores the idea in her most recent book <i>Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.</i><p><b>Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on</b> …

10 Ways You Can Model the Success of Millionaires

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a Market Insights Report, there were 10.4 million U.S. households with a net worth of $1 million or more in 2015 (wealth not including their primary residence). This number is at an all-time high, up from 10.1 million in 2014.<p>…

Could this South American plant hold the key to weight loss?

Yerba mate is one of several Amazonian caffeine-containing plants used to create stimulating beverages, like mate tea. Widely consumed in South America, the extract derives from the dried leaves of a tree cultivated in Paraguay, Brazil and northern Argentina. For centuries, yerba mate has been …

To Create a Great LinkedIn Profile, Put These Things Front and Center - Small Business Trends

Some people call LinkedIn the Facebook of the working world. While the platform definitely draws comparisons, employers don’t search it to be updated …

6 Risks All Smart Real Estate Investors Insure Against

Credit<p>Change they say is a constant thing in life. Another constant thing about life is its uncertainty. You never know what may happen in the next few seconds, minutes, days or years. Although we have grown as a race to be able to influence future realities by projection strategies and proper …

Here are the 5 best app alternatives to Gmail and Outlook

Still haven't found an email app replacement for Mailbox after its devastating death last December?<p>Well, there is some good news: there are enough good mail apps out there to assure you won't have to settle for Apple Mail, Gmail, or Outlook.<p>Here are some of the best options.