Jamie Sparks

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9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Self-help

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What's your current salary?'

"What's your current salary?" a hiring manager asks you. Instantly you tense up, unsure of how to respond.<p>It's a common — and uncomfortable — job …

Career Development

Your Arms Will Transform After Doing This 10-Move Workout

This workout combines dumbbell and bodyweight moves to give you the ultimate arm burn. Each move targets different areas of your upper body including the deltoids (shoulders), biceps, triceps, and traps. This workout will leave you feeling sore for days, and will also help you get lean, sculpted, …

Yoga

10 Simple Living Room Ideas That Will Transform Your Space in Minutes

The living room is arguably one of the most important spaces in your home. It's probably where your family gathers at night, where you wind down on a …

Home Decorating

The ETF Portfolio For Millennials

<i>Six winning funds from the Best ETFs efficiency competition.</i><p>Hypothesis: You have $10,000 in a rollover IRA and you’ll spend the money four decades from now. Where to invest it?<p>Here I present a model portfolio of exchange-traded funds that is simple to implement and very economical. It beats trying …

Investing

Use This Letter to Dispute Bad Info Your Credit Report

Sample Credit Report Dispute Letter<p>Updated March 11, 2018<p>The information in your credit report has a significant impact on your life. It affects your …

Identity Theft

Top 5 Stocks Under $10

Back in April, we wrote on article on top stocks under $10. This proved to be a very rewarding experience. We are re-introducing an old concept of buying stocks below a $10 stock price. Typically, it is hard to find companies possessing the collective financial traits we seek, such as the …

Investing

House Republicans are coming for your 401(k)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton recently acknowledged that the agency may soon take away hardworking Americans’ right …

Retirement Planning

5 Cheap Stocks With 5%+ Dividends, Plus 25%+ Upside

Do you have a reliable way to generate monthly cash flow from the dividend stocks you own today? If not, why not?<p>Many “first-level” investors <i>hope</i> that their stocks will go higher so that they can sell them for cash flow. But, if you follow rich people, you’ll notice that <i>they never actually sell any</i> …

Investing

10 Cauliflower Bites We Can't Get Enough Of — Recipe Roundup

I think it's pretty clear that we're obsessed with cauliflower here at Kitchn. We've turned it into rice, mashed "potatoes," pizza crust, soup, mac …

Cooking

Lightened Creamed Corn Has Just 6g of Fat—But All the Flavor

Get your guilt-free creamed corn fix right here! When sweet corn is at its peak, it only takes a few tablespoons of cream to create this light and …

Sweet Corn

Safarious

The interactive community and magazine for those who are curious, and serious, about wilderness and adventure travel.

4 ETFs To Park Your Money When You Want To Cut Market Exposure

From time to time investors look at reducing their market exposure and “parking” their money safely. Some choose plain cash, but cash has a negative real rate – it does not grow, and inflation eats away at its value.<p>Some ETFs can provide stability and a moderate return with very low exposure to …

Investing

27 Questions To Ask Over Text When You're Still Getting To Know Your Crush

Texting your crush is arguably one of the easiest and most exciting ways to get to know them. Let's face it: Staying up way later than you intended …

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

5 Genius Insights to Start a Lucrative Side Hustle

Top entrepreneurs share how their first side hustles made them successful today.<p>Acorns grow into oak trees. Many successful entrepreneurs started …

Use These Travel Hacks to Get Free Stuff from Your Airline

Insider tips on scoring free flight vouchers, food or even a sweet hotel room.<p>You know those friends you have—okay, not friends, Instagrammers—who seem to spend most of their waking hours jet setting around the world? Or sleeping in first class cabins? If so, you may be wondering how they can …

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

This Spicy Tomato Aioli Clocks in at Under 120 Calories

This smoky mayonnaise will be your go-to spread this grilling season. Canned fire-roasted tomatoes—a divinely flavorful shortcut—add a nice waft of …

7 Brilliant Life Hacks You Can Only Learn In Therapy

Everyone loves a good life hack — especially when it seems like something you can only learn in therapy — because therapists have a way of helping …

8 signs people are intimidated by you — even if you don't realize it

1/<p>They won't make eye contact<p>NBC<p>There are a whole number of reasons as to why someone might not want to make eye contact with you. Maybe they're …

Self-help

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

Workouts

Cherry–Goat Cheese Ice Cream

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°F. Place cherries in a single layer in a baking dish. Bake at 425°F until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain; …

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

3 Stocks That Cut You a Check Each Month

Here are some solid dividend payers with very different payout schedules.<p>Here in North America, most dividend-paying companies deliver their payouts …

Here's How To Get Over Someone You're Still In Love With, Because It's Honestly So Hard

Dating is one of those "No risk, no reward" things — if you don't ever put your heart on the line, your odds of finding happiness and falling in love …

Voodoo, reed-dancing and oyster-shucking: 10 of Africa's best festivals

1. Moroccan magic<p>This year’s Fez Festival of World Sacred Music (June 22-30) has an “Ancestral Knowledge” theme, explored through Balinese dancing, Moroccan music, songs of the Italian Renaissance, Tunisian oud players, African Sufism, the Soweto Gospel Choir and more. Set in Morocco’s most …

The Personal Finance Advice Everyone In Their 20s Should Follow

Typically, our 20s are marked by a number of milestones, including graduating college, entering the workforce, moving up the career ladder, and, for …

Do This Right Now to Get More Hours in the Day Tomorrow

In her new book Off The Clock, TED speaker and time management expert Laura Vanderkam swears by time dividends. Here's how to get more hours this week<p>Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, whose new book <i>Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done</i> is out today, taught me something …

Investing

20 Easy, Breezy Potluck Sides & Salads — Recipes from The Kitchn

You can never ever go wrong with bringing a side dish to a potluck. And now that summer is upon us, fresh and vibrant salads and slaws make the very …