Kristen N

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These Are the Top-Rated Glycolic Acid Serums on Sephora for Glowing Skin

This isn't the first time we're singing the praises of glycolic acid. As Craig Austin, MD, told MyDomaine recently, "Glycolic acids exfoliate the top …

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Investing

6 books to read if you want to improve your mental strength

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Quora, in response to the question, "Which are the best books to read for mental strength?"</i><p>I've always been fascinated by the mental aspect in sports, music, and personal development. I'm a firm believer that we can train our minds, just as we train …

Consciousness

21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Learn these secrets to managing your time effectively.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>No matter what your industry, passion or trade is, your success largely will be determined by how well you stay on top of your to-do list. Time management always has been an ingredient for success …

Time Management

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Why You Should Listen to Money Podcasts

"Your personal finance is so much more than what's in your bank account — it's what you feel about money," says Meghaan Lurtz, president-elect of the …

Personal Finance

Satisfy Your Investment Objectives With Income Funds

Investors seeking current income and diversification have many alternatives to choose from with income mutual funds. These funds can invest in either …

Want Potential Customers to Remember You? Try One of These 6 Unusual Sales Tactics

These six approaches to sales conversations can refresh your selling style and improve your customer relationships.<p>One of my favorite things about sales is that you don't need to go to school to learn how to stand out from your competitors. Don't get me wrong--business school has lots of uses and …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

JPMorgan has found a trigger for the next big market collapse

JPMorgan has noticed a big shift in markets that should have any investor worried.<p>Yes, traders are clearly already spooked, as evidenced by Thursday's massive 1,000-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, and Monday's similarly stark decline. But this is a longer-term issue — one that's …

Stock Markets

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

4 sneaky ways you’re sabotaging your own happiness

Who among us hasn’t spent time thinking: <i>I’ll finally be happy when I…meet my soulmate…make that career switch…hit that fitness goal…</i>and on and on? …

5 Personal Finance Books to Read This Year

Already stalling on that New Year's resolution to fix your finances? We'll help you jumpstart that commitment.<p>We asked NerdWallet’s money experts …

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

20 Tools You Need To Succeed In 2018

There are hundreds of amazing new software launches and tools to navigate, here are the best of the best in one place.<p>Over the course of two very different businesses (an agency and now a tech startup) I've trialled and/or purchased many tools that claim to make some form of my business easier. …

How to Forgive Someone Who Will Never Say Sorry

If a poisonous snake bites you, the bite can kill you, right?<p>Wrong.<p>It’s not the bite itself, but the venom inside of your body, that’s …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Self-improvement

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

Owning a stock for a decade or more may seem like a long time, but it's actually the best way to generate market-beating returns in the long term. And if you buy the right stock, you can generate incredible returns without doing a thing.<p>Today, I think investors should be looking at <b>Alphabet</b> (NASDAQ: …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Self-improvement