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The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

5 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Don’t Know About

You’ll love these shopping secrets.<p>Unlimited Photo Storage<p>If you’re the digital, yet sentimental type, this one Amazon Prime add-on is worth the …

Top 31 Buddha Quotes To Enlighten Your Mind and Soul

Our lives have become so stressful that we had almost forgotten about our true self. Clearly, in search of materialistic things, we are damaging the …

The 4 Best Natural Skin-Care Brands Right Now

We do it for ramps. And eggs. And God knows we do it for kale. So it was only a matter of time before the plants that we love to use in our skin care came directly from a farm. These are our favorites in this ever-growing (nonindustrial) industry.<p>Toby Burrows © 2011<p>South Australia is home to the …

People weighed in on the most common regrets in life, and some of their answers will make you cry

Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, so there is no point in having regrets.<p>But for so many of us, looking back on our lives can lead us to linger on one poignant moment or period when we wish we had done things differently, and that nagging question — "What if ... …

Which books cheer you up?

It happens once a year, but the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year – got us thinking about books that we resort to when feeling slightly gloomy with the weather. Here are the choices of the Books desk, but which books make your life better when your spirit needs a lift? <b>Share them in the</b> …

Books

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

AAA, AARP and Amazon Have Hidden Perks — 3 Ways to Find Them

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Maureen Corrigan's Best Books Of 2015: Short(ish) Books That Pack A Big Punch

This year, most of the best stories I read came in small-ish packages. Many books that were either big in size — like Garth Risk Hallberg's over-900-page opus, City on Fire,and Jonathan Franzen's 500-plus page Purity — ended up being just "OK." The same, in my opinion, went for some books that …

Books

How to Save Your Soul: Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer

“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange.”<p>Recently, in listening to a dear and brilliant friend rationalize her choice to stay at a soul-sucking …

This Is the Real Key to Generating Creativity | Inc.com

How much time do you dedicate to creative thinking at work? According to recent research, you might want to push for a little bit longer.<p>Brian Lucas, an assistant professor of behavioral sciences at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and Loran Nordgren, an associate professor of …

28 Cheap White Elephant Gift Ideas Under $15

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is upon us. No, I’m not talking about all the bells ringing and snowy streets and eggnog flowing. I’m talking stocking stuffers gone weird: It’s White Elephant gifts season! While it’s always fun to receive a goofy present, shelling out the LOL-worthy finds at …

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6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

The 12 Best Horror Books: Truly Terrifying Works of Fiction

Horror books just can’t seem to get respect. Lately, the literary-genre barrier has never been more porous. Big name literary writers like Kazuo …

Horror

Finalists Unveiled For This Year's National Book Awards

Shortlists for the National Book Awards went public Wednesday, halving the number of nominees to just 20 finalists. Among the books that have survived the second round of cuts, a few clear favorites are beginning to emerge — while others have been displaced by less familiar names.<p>The full lists of …

Books

6 Legitimate Reasons to Get Boozy When You’re on a Diet

Yup, you read that right.<p><i>This article was written by Meghan Rabbit and provided by our partners at</i> Eat Clean<i>.</i><p>Talk to any dietitian about proven ways to drop a few pounds and hitting the sauce—whether it's béchamel or brandy—isn't likely to be among his or her suggestions. However, your next happy …

Alcohol

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

11 DIY Beauty Remedies Your Abuela Always Talked About That Actually Work

Every abuela has one: that wild concoction she whips up from ingredients in her kitchen and swears by every time you have a pimple, dry skin, unruly hair — you name it. As kids, most of us rolled our eyes and went along with it, but we've done a little digging, and it turns out maybe Grandma wasn't …

Skin Care

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

22 Essential Women Writers to Read in Translation

2015 has seen Can Xue’s <i>The Last Lover</i> honored with the Best Translated Book Award and the publication of the great Clarice Lispector’s <i>Complete …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

An Introduction To Art Collecting

The scene: a Paris salon in the 1920s. Leo Stein (brother of Gertrude) is appraising a painting he later described as “the nastiest smear of paint I …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …

How doctors want to die is different than most people

Dr. Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky recalls the anguish she used to feel performing CPR on elderly, terminally ill patients.<p>"I felt like I was beating up people at the end of their life," she says.<p>It looks nothing like what people see on TV. In real life, ribs often break and few survive the …

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2015 Book Preview

If you like to read, we’ve got some news for you. The second-half of 2015 is straight-up, stunningly chock-full of amazing books. If someone told …

Dark New Books to Cool Down the Dog Days of August

These new releases and reprints will send a blissfully icy chill down your spine.<p>August. Au-gust. The name says it all. An impressive month. A month to respect, or else. Bow down before the gods of summer, pray for the sweet, ephemeral relief of weekend ocean breezes and cool water swims. Because …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

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Designer Secrets for Getting Rich Color Right

It's about balance and knowing when to opt for bold fabric instead of paint.<p><i>When designer Gideon Mendelson took on the task of</i> <i>redecorating a Manhattan apartment for a young family</i><i>, he decided to concentrate on bold color. The result was a predominantly blue palette that ranged from intense cobalt</i> …

Interior Design

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

It was a brilliant idea: Buy the original, then commission and sell forgeries. It almost worked …<p>Without question, attempting to pass off a counterfeit Rembrandt was an incredibly brazen move on Ely Sakhai’s part. But brazen he was, and he did have a certain advantage in his scheme: the legitimate …