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23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

Beautiful Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes!

Boozy Cadbury creme egg milkshakes are just as decadent as they sound. What's better than chocolate? Boozy chocolate.<p>When I was a kid the Cadbury Crème Eggs belonged to my dad. He almost always tried to steal them from my Easter basket and would then hoard them like a squirrel saving acorns for the …

5 Homemade Chow Mein Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Here, five excellent recipes for everyone's favorite Chinese noodle dish that are way better than takeout and almost as fast.<p>Chow mein is a delivery …

A Brewing Problem

What's the healthiest way to keep everyone caffeinated?<p>“I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough …

6 High-Tech Wearables That Are Worth the Investment

It’s a Friday night, and you’re dressed to the nines in your sleekest shoes, favorite jacket and … heart rate monitor?<p>These days, it isn't so hard to …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

10 things you should never buy again

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Though cable providers still have plenty of subscribers — roughly 101.7 million Americans, in 2014, according to research firm IBISWorld — …

Looking To 2015, Economists See 5 Reasons To Celebrate

Each December, economists make predictions. And each new year, they get hit by unexpected events that make them look more clueless than prescient.<p>This year's bolt out of the blue was the plunge in oil's price, which no one saw coming.<p>Still, top economists' forecasts did get a lot right for 2014. …

10 great stocks for 2015 from 3 market wizards

The stock markets are rarely fair to anyone, but here’s one of the worst injustices in the investment world: Some of the gurus who produce the best …

Investing

New TV Shows Coming Out in 2015

So, we're firmly into that post-holiday time when your exercise routine has fallen apart, you no longer remember what vegetables look like and—worst of all—there's no TV on. (Off-brand <i>Rudolph</i> new year's sequel, you don't count.) But don't fret, girls. This too shall pass—first, with the return of …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

4 Essential Lessons for Your Self-Improvement

As you might know, I have a background in software development. I majored in IT, and computer programming is one of my passions.<p>I’d like to share …

“I’m finding out that being an adult is a lot more than learning how to cook.”

“I’m finding out that being an adult is a lot more than learning how to cook.”

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

Falling oil prices threaten to transform the industry - BBC News

Oil

14 Things Only the Holiday-Obsessed Understand

The 12 days of Christmas aren't nearly enough for you.<p><i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p><b>1. Forget about Thanksgiving decor — after Halloween, you're unpacking box after box after box of holiday decorations.</b><p><i>i-love-the-christmas-time.tumblr.com/giphy</i><p><b>2. Your holiday wardrobe is as extravagant as your holiday decor.</b> …

11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

4 Ways You Can Give (And Get) Through Socially Responsible Investing

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You probably consider yourself to be a pretty values-driven person.<p>Maybe you’re rigid about recycling, always support your local firefighters, volunteer at the soup kitchen during the holidays, and try to donate a pint of blood to the Red Cross.<p>What you …

Now You Can Buy Your Thin Mints Online, As The Girl Scouts Undertake A Tech Overhaul

Going from camping to coding, the Girl Scouts hope to boost cookie sales, but also membership and the tech skills of its members.<p>The number one reason that people don’t buy Girl Scout cookies isn’t because they’re not craving a Thin Mint or a Samoa. It’s because they don’t know a Girl Scout.<p>A lot …

Employers ignore almost everything on your application–except this

It’s the holiday season, and millions of people are about to get a flood of unsolicited career advice from older relatives.<p>Most of it will be useless.<p>You don’t need to be told that a resume should be clear, uncluttered, and typo free. (A good summary of common, deal-breaking mistakes comes from …

Employment

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit?

Photograph: BFI<p>A scene from the British version of Emil and the Detectives where a whole gang of children set about catching a thief after Emil has been robbed on a …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

The Epic Thanksgiving-Black Friday Shopping Weekend, By the Numbers

How many people will go shopping this weekend? What day actually has the best deals? How much will the average shopper spend? How many of them are …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

A Major Long-Term Change In The Labor Market Is Bad News For The US Economy

That's the conclusion from Steven Davis and John Haltiwanger, two National Bureau of Economic Research economists (Davis is at U Chicago and Haltiwanger at the University of Maryland). The two presented at the Fed's Jackson Hole conference over the summer and an updated version of the paper was …

Economics

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

'Market Timing' For Your IRAs: Grab The Early Premium

Want to know a simple strategy that can help you end up with thousands more by properly timing your investment into your IRA?<p>It’s not by market timing—it’s by giving your IRA as much time in the market as possible.<p>Not using this strategy would have left you, on average, $14,600 poorer based on a …