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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Are you ready to send your child to college? Answer these 10 questions

Do you have college-bound kids? Make sure you and your children are on the right track financially—with these 10 questions:<p><b>1.</b> Can you afford to help …

Personal Finance

Best (and Worst) Words to Include in Your Resume

Best and Worst Resume Buzzwords<p>Updated October 02, 2017<p>Resumes don’t necessarily have to be a single page long anymore, but that real estate is …

Tips for Giving the Best Answers to Behavioral Interview Questions

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions<p>Updated October 14, 2017<p>Most hiring managers include at least a few behavioral questions in each job …

Employment

Little-Known Ways to Pay In-State Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Colleges

A public college in another state may not be out of your financial reach.<p>Families looking to trim college costs often steer their students toward …

College & University

12 Great Places to Retire for Good Health

The most important component of a happy retirement? It's not financial security (although that's nice to have) or proximity to family and friends. …

Southern California

How the 50/20/30 Rule Can Help You Budget

A monthly budget is one of those financial necessities that no one wants to think about, but everyone should. But figuring out how to allocate your …

Personal Finance

Tracking Your Progress Towards Enough Portfolio Income For Retirement

A link to a Google spreadsheet readers can copy and use to track their portfolio income and income growth.<p>The spreadsheet automatically calculates …

Retirement

Finding Free Money to Help Pay for College

We know college is expensive. Tuition at a private university can add up to more than $40,000 a year. Add in room, board, books and other costs, the bill could easily top $60,000 a year. A public college may be cheaper but still pricey at more than $30,000 a year. The good news is students can tap …

Sexy Items Every Guy Should Have in His Bedside Drawer | Men's Health

“There are so many new products out there, with innovations focused on male pleasure,” says Robin Jennings, the national buying and merchandising manager for The Pleasure Chest, a chain of sex boutiques.<p>“Even staples like condoms and lubricants have seen advances, beyond the staples commonly bought …

“Stop telling me I’m poisoning my kids”: Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitled eaters

I was an all-organic, clean-eating, sugar-free mom, too. It drove my family insane without making us healthier<p>“You are poisoning your children,” the woman told me calmly before walking back into the crowd of activists gathered for the Food Justice march this past October in Washington, DC. …

Parenting

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Investing

Best Beef Jerky | Men's Health

Taste the 27 Best Jerky Products on the Planet<p>We chowed down on nearly 200 meat sticks, strips, and bars before crowning the best jerkies in the world. Here are our top protein-packed picks<p>Back in the day, your jerky options were limited to original, peppered, and maybe teriyaki flavors. Today, …

Parents: the sex talk works, even if it makes you cringe

Parents, have that sex talk with your kids. It works.<p>Researchers who looked at all the studies that have been done on having “that talk” with kids found that it really can influence teen behavior for the better.<p>“Talking with your kids about sex and protection matters,” said psychologist Laura …

Parenting Teens

We Made Guac Using Chipotle’s Recipe…and the Result Was Interesting

It seemed too simple to be true, so I decided to make a batch and have our staff do a blind taste test comparing the homemade version to some freshly bought guac from the Chipotle a couple of blocks from our office. Here's the recipe I used (straight from Chipotle's lips...or website, at least):<p>2 …

Here's How Much You Should Pay for a Rental Property

Understand how to analyze a building's price tag, cap rate, and return on upfront costs.<p><b>Q: I want to invest in a rental property. Is there a formula</b> …

Real Estate

A Financial Planner's Investment Advice for His Son — and Everyone Else

Father's Day has a financial adviser thinking about important lessons to be passing along.<p>A friend recently asked me to recommend a book for his son …

Investing

Your Presentation Needs a Punch Line

It was late Saturday night on Chicago’s North Side, and the historic Green Mill jazz club was buzzing with nervous energy. So was I. Pacing on the edge of the tiny stage, I gave my notes one final glance, exterminated the butterflies in my stomach, and stepped into the blinding spotlight. “Welcome …

Public Speaking

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

10 Ways for Couples to Master Their Money

One of the most powerful tools you have to tackle and master your finances is not some fancy calculator or new app, but your spouse. You two are in …

How to Budget Your Paycheck Like Elizabeth Warren and Jean Chatzky

Financial experts give different suggestions for how we should divide up our paychecks. With so much varying financial advice, it can be hard to …

101 Ways to Put $101 in Your Pocket This Month

<i>A few people have been kind enough to help me out this week by guest posting. You know what they say…when it rains, it pours. When one thing goes</i> …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Dessert

Rhubarb-Gingersnap Icebox Pie

8 Servings<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup ground gingersnap cookies (20-30 cookies, depending on brand, ground in a food processor)<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted<p>Rhubarb Compote<p>…

Dessert

Rhubarb and Pistachio Pavlova

June 8, 2013<p>When it comes to dessert, my boyfriend Erlend and I are on opposite ends of the spectrum. I’m a big fan of classic sweets like cakes and …

Peach Pie - Everyday Annie

01<p>Preheat the oven to 425˚ F and place a baking sheet on the lowest oven rack to catch dripping juices. Roll out half of the pie dough to …

Brown Butter Rum Cannoli

Remember when I went and got debaucherous with profiteroles by flipping it to a Snickers Profiterole mess, well I couldn’t help but mix things up a …