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6 genius tips from a couple who paid off $330,000 of debt in 5 years

TaiMcNeely almost didn't marry her now-husband Talaat after discovering he had debt: he owed more than $30,000 from credit cards and vehicles.<p>Talaat wasn't alone in his financial struggles. The average American household carries $5,700 in credit card debt alone, and those who take out student loans …

Personal Finance

The 6 Harsh Truths About Children and Masturbation Parents Need to Face

Children will touch themselves. Self exploration and even masturbation is a normal part of growing up. The only thing parents should control is their …

Parenting

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

Tip: The SEAL Push-Up Challenge

This is easy... you'll think. Then you'll try it.<p>Since doing push-ups to infinity can get monotonous, it's always nice to add a bit of variety. This …

Workouts

What Is This Keto Diet You Keep Hearing About, and Is It Healthy?

The high-fat, low-carb diet promises big results, but it shouldn't be entered into lightly.<p>Butter-laced coffee. Piles of bacon. An avalanche of fried eggs. These are the promises of keto, the high-fat, low-carb diet steadily increasing in popularity over the past few years. Keto's reputation as a …

Nutrition

Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

Of all the social gaffes, none is perhaps more common than meeting a new person, exchanging names and promptly forgetting theirs — forcing you to …

Self-help

The Art of Eye Contact: 4 Best Approaches for Any Interaction

Impressions are formed in seconds based on how you use your eyes.<p>As a communication specialist, I can tell you how to craft compelling presentations, share powerful stories, and build brand messages. All that work is worthless if you violate one cardinal rule of body language: making eye contact. …

Public Speaking

How to create a resume that will slay

The resume you submit to a recruiter is how you make a first impression. Obviously, you want it to wow recruiters, and leave them wanting to know …

Employment

Cheap Suits - 15 Best Brands For Budget Conscious Men

Whether you're the student on a baked beans budget, or the big-earning gent who's squandered his weekly pay on other essential classics - cheap suits …

Start Your Day Right With These 3 Energy-Boosting Tips

Extra hours, late nights, and weekend work sessions are all a part of the entrepreneurial journey. But if you let work drain your energy, you're doing your business, family, and friends a disservice.<p>Whether balancing a side-hustle or juggling work and family, every self-employed person and business …

Brainwaves

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

10 Tips That Make Complex Leadership Ideas Really Simple

Leadership is a choice--and if you choose to rise to the occasion, you'll need to approach it thoughtfully and intentionally.<p>Like many Inc.com columnists, I am a consultant and business author. I've written five books over the past 25 years and am proud of all of them. My latest, It's Good To Be …

This TRX HIIT Workout Only Takes 4 Minutes to Blast Your Upper Body

Say hello to stronger arms and killer abs.<p>1. Jump Squat<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hands clasped in front of chest. Lower into a …

Smart Casual Dress Code Deciphered - What It Means & What To Wear

Smart Casual – Two Contradictory Thoughts<p>Is any dress code likely to strike as much fear into even the most sartorially self-confident of men as …

How to eliminate your sugar cravings for good: Take magnesium, avoid eating fruits in the afternoon and manage your stress levels

As 3pm rolls around, many people find themselves mindlessly reaching for all kinds of sugary sweets despite knowing its unhealthy for them.<p>But what …

8 Simple Tips That Will Improve The Way You Use Email

Ask any of the members of my team, and they’ll tell you my favorite kind of email is just “Hey, can we hop on the phone? Call me when you have a chance.” I’ve always been much better and more comfortable talking in person or over the phone with others, but I live in the year 2018, and email is a …

Productivity

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

These 39 Brilliant Gadgets On Amazon Will Be Game-Changers For Practical People

If you’re someone who prefers for products to have a concrete purpose before you spend your hard-earned money on them, you know how hard it is to …

7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

Make Your Next Meeting Super Productive With These 5 Powerfully Simple Strategies

Don't waste everyone's time with meaningless meetings -- there are already enough of those. Instead, plan ahead using these strategies.<p>In a survey some years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings and that 71 percent of American workers said that the meetings they …

Your Career Depends On Split-Second Decisions People Make About Your Appearance

You gotta love any conference speaker who begins her mid-afternoon session with a challenge to uncover your own unconscious workplace biases. That’s …

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

25 tips for connecting families with the classroom

When families are part of the learning community it has profound effects on the students. We want parents and guardians to feel involved in their …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

The Real-Life Diet of Reggie Watts, Who Is Very Funny and Very Ripped

The comedian, musician, and beatboxer discusses how he lost 60 pounds in two years—and how his physical transformation still isn’t complete.<p>Reggie Watts is never not busy. The longtime <i>Comedy Bang! Bang!</i> host has spent years performing as a comedian, musician, and beatboxer, often all at the same …

How to Get Ripped in 90 Days

Getting ripped takes hard work and dedication, a carefully planned diet and many hours in the gym. At times, it takes an iron will — when you want to …

Nutrition

A Trainer Says These Are the 10 Exercises You Should Do to Lose Fat and Build Muscle

Strength training is a must whether your goal is to lower your body fat percentage or build lean muscle. Weightlifting burns more calories than cardio, and due to the demand placed on your muscles, you end up burning calories all day long.<p>Personal trainer Bret Contreras, CSCS, PhD, Sports Science, …

Exercise

Listen Up! These Are the Best Snacks to Eat When You're Following the Keto Diet

The keto diet — high-fat, low-carb, moderate protein — has been a hot topic for a while now. If you've decided that it's right for you and you're just getting started on the diet, you'll probably want to know what kind of snacks you're allowed to eat. Max Lugavere, best-selling author of <b>Genius …

Ketogenic Diet

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …