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The Secret to Beating the Stock Market, According to Vanguard Experts

The index-fund giant says indexing isn't the only way to go.<p>While surfing the web the other day I came across an article on Vanguard’s website titled</i> …

7 Science-Backed Hacks for Nailing Your Next Job Interview

You've prepared a killer resume, written out your talking points, and even planned the perfect outfit. But experts say the key to really nailing a job interview is getting yourself in the right frame of mind both before and during the meeting. Just ask Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor of …

Inventor Dean Kamen: What Your Child Will Need to Know to Get Ahead in the 21st Century

We all want the best for our children, for them to reach their fullest potential and contribute in a meaningful way to society. Unfortunately for American students, our classrooms are falling way behind.<p>For centuries, reading, writing and arithmetic have been the basic requirements for children to …

7 New Drugstore Beauty Launches to Snatch Up in September

You know that ancient proverb, "Give a woman some face cream and she has good skin for a day; teach a woman to shop and she has good skin for a …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

17 best things the Breakfast Queen ate this year

I really do have to smile when I look over the last 11 months of columns I've written and add up all the dishes I've eaten and shared. (Shhh. This is a great gig!)<p>Once again, I want to remind you that I've eaten <i>a lot</i> of mediocre food that I don't write about. My standards are very high because I'm …

Food

7 ways to increase your credit score fast

Is your credit score lower than you'd like it to be? Check out this article to find out 7 ways to increase your credit score, and fast!<p>Building a …

Personal Finance

15 Smart Parents Who Have This Parenting Thing Figured Out

You know that 'Best Mom' or 'Best Dad' mug you gave your parents? It's a LIE. These genius parents are the only ones truly worthy of mug greatness.<p>1. …

Ohio Son Takes Mother to Prom She Never Had: 'I Knew Since I Was 11 I Would Bring Her As My Date'

Talk about a loving son.<p>MelRo Potter always wished she could have gone to her prom, but the 36-year-old mother was unable to attend when she became …

Parenting

How To Answer 15 Common Job Interview Questions

Got a job interview coming up? Here are sample answers to 15 common job interview questions, to inspire you! You can use these answers as templates and customize them with the specific details that suit your situation. The job-seeker in our example is interviewing for a Call Center Supervisor …

Employment

Five Interview Game-Changers Every Job Seeker Needs To Know

You can’t walk into a job interview with the mindset “I want to answer the interview questions correctly and impress the interviewer!” Think about your interviewer’s day. He or she is overwhelmed the way we all are. Your interviewer might meet six or eight different candidates today. You are only …

Employment

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

This Detox Lemonade Will Help You Feel Much Better Post Holiday Feast

Feeling bloated, nauseous, and blah? Not anymore.<p>After Thanksgiving, it's easy to feel gross. We indulge in 4,500 calories during the feast—our bods aren't ready for it. But while there's not a ton of prep you can do for the large-and-in-charge meal, you <i>can</i> make yourself feel better. How? With a …

7 Steps to Avoid a Flooded Basement

There are certain signs of spring we all welcome: cheery daffodils, increased daylight, and the chirping of birds returning from their winter …

24 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days.

Oil and Vinegar Loop

Opposites attract with this <b>oil and vinegar caddy</b> from <b>Black+Blum</b>. The loop collection is inspired by the <b>Fibonacci curve</b>, a design that is universally efficient in nature and pleasing to the human eye. The <b>two glass globes</b> magnify and contort the liquid inside, and are topped with drizzle spouts that …

Three Things You Can Do If You're Behind on Saving for Retirement

“Save early and save often” is one of the few pieces of financial advice almost everyone agrees on. There are <i>huge</i> benefits to starting early. But if …

Retirement

How Saving $8 A Day Can Make You A Millionaire

Full disclosure: Right now, I have three retirement accounts that I pretty much ignore. One is from my current job at Refinery29. I set it up as soon …

Grow Your Money Without Working Too Hard

Do you remember the 1983 movie <i>Trading Places</i>, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy, which has been hailed as one of the best finance movies ever? I love <i>Trading Places</i> for financial concepts like brokerage firms to the forefront. But, I suspect that even after watching a movie like this, it's still …

Clear Up

I always forget to take skin supplements consistently. Luckily, these chic new to-go sets from HUM have solved that problem once and for all. Their combo pack offers a formula that will help reduce breakouts and blemishes, and lead to clearer, healthy-looking skin. A flawless complexion is in the …

Skin Care

My Weekend with Zwilling's New Nonstick Pan

<i>There's a new pan in town (the Zwilling Madura Plus Nonstick)—and it passed this editor's take-home test.</i><p>I used one pan through college. It was $11 and had a wobbly handle, but it got me through more eggs-for-dinner dinners and 9-inch stir-frys than I can count. I threw it away, scratched and weird …

Kitchens

Why This Small Town Girl and Her Family Love Flipboard

I am the youngest of five children, aunt to 12, and mother of two fun-loving boys. Family plays a huge role in every aspect of my life. So it should come as no surprise that, after discovering and falling in love with Flipboard, I would find ways to enjoy my new passion with my family.<p>With 15 …

New Jersey

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

10 must have Android apps for your new Android tablet (2014)

Did you get a brand new Android tablet? Many people are pros in the Android space and know what apps they want almost before they get the wrapping off of the box but there are many more people getting their first Android tablet ever and have no idea where to start. We’re here to help! Here are ten …

Apps

How to change notification sounds on your Android device

Notification sounds can be a lot of fun to play with and a great way to embrace Android customization. From having your device proudly announce “You’ve got mail!” through to video game noises, catch phrases from your favorite movie and snippets of your favorite song, if it can be stored as an audio …

Android News

With Kleenex And A Sense Of Awe: Decking Out The White House

The White House is decked out in miles of ribbon and fresh garland, gold leaf and sparkling crystal accents, 26 Christmas trees and even animated replicas of the first dogs, Sunny and Bo.<p>Getting the executive mansion ready for the tens of thousands of visitors who will walk through in the coming …