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The five best places for a day hike in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

This Story is About...<p>When Dallasites herald their hometown, they are likely to sing the praises of America's Team, world-class restaurants or the …

Hiking

7 Reasons Why The Amex Platinum Is Worth The Annual Fee

<i>Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.</i><p>There’s a saying my dad (the original Points Guy) taught me growing up that always stuck with me: “Cheap is expensive.” Meaning, if you cut corners …

Flying

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

What You're Willing To Tolerate Sets The Tone For Your Company Culture

I’m obsessing lately about a presentation Harvey Goldberg gave on leadership. He asked a simple question: “What do you <i>expect</i> from your people?” Then he asked, “Now, what do you <i>tolerate</i> from them?” He then drew the two squares above and said, “What you tolerate is what you will get, and that becomes …

Self-help

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is so good I want one for every TV in my house

Amazon's Fire TV Cube is launching on Thursday for $119. It's so good that I want to buy one for every TV in my home.<p>The Fire TV Cube lets you speak …

Smart TV

Why you should get a burner phone number, even if you aren't a spy

Apps make it easy to create a second number.<p>The first time you heard of a burner phone—a cheap prepaid mobile intended for temporary use—was probably while watching a crime drama. But an extra cell phone comes in handy even when you operate on the right side of the law.<p>A second number can help you …

Apps

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

Workouts

12 things you should be doing with Command Hooks

How to port your landline number to Google Voice

Still hanging onto your home phone? Worse, still paying for it?<p>I suspect this is pretty common. It's a hassle to give up a landline, if only because that number you've had for so many years is "on file" at so many places. It's your <i>home number</i> -- and you need to keep that, right?<p>The number, yes. But …

Google Voice

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

This Is the Nutrition Program That Helped Haley Drop 30 Pounds in 3 Months

Usually when people are on a weight-loss journey, they change up their workouts and their diet, but Haley only did one of the two. She kept up her normal workout schedule, but she completely altered her diet, thanks to Renaissance Periodization. Within just three months, she lost around 30 pounds. …

Fitness

Want Your Employees to Become the Best Version of Themselves? First You Need to Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Too often leaders simply expect too little of their people and it has to stop.<p>I was asked to evaluate a specific manager in a mid-sized company and it didn't take long to figure out the problem. His rise to a position of leadership wasn't much different than why most organizations promote people. …

employees

Our favorite cord-cutting gear and services to ease the transition from cable

I’ve been without cable since 2013, and I’ve never looked back. Initially, it was to save money, but now I’ve gotten so used to streaming services that I don’t think I’d ever return to paying the cable man. In this guide, I’ll discuss some of our favorite streaming boxes, popular apps, along with …

Here's How I Reduced Robocalls by About 95 Percent

The unsolicited calls made to your cell phone are a huge annoyance--and here's what to do.<p>Have you been getting a lot of robocalls lately? Yeah, join the club.<p>You know what I mean. These are unsolicited calls made to your cell phone. They come in waves - sometimes ten or eleven in a row, …

Identity Theft

I Planked One Minute Every Hour for Two Weeks

Eight minutes of planking is actually a long time. I started off the first couple days only doing forearm planks. But for as short as a minute …

Exercise

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bras for Big Boobs

How to Eat Clean for a Whole Entire Week

The whole “clean eating” thing sounds daunting, but in reality it just comes down to choosing real, non-processed foods in order to feel like your …

Healthy Eating

New Technologies Help Seniors Age In Place — And Not Feel Alone

Nancy Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime soon. She still drives to movies, plays and dinners out with friends. A retired elder …

This garage gadget adds simple smarts to your garage door

'Manuscripts' Encourages Readers To Approach The Bible Like A Novel

The first Bible I ever purchased was a New International Version Student Life Bible; it was black with neon pink and green lettering. I picked it up from the bookstore of a church I was invited to in my late teens. This "expanded" version featured maps, reading plans, and questionnaires geared …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

News Corp

These Are the 18 Best Trader Joe’s Products of 2017, According to Customers

The popular grocery store just released the winners of their 9th Annual Customer Choice Awards. Did your favorites make the cut?<p>On January 2, Trader …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Your iPhone tracks every place you visit. Here’s how to see the map.

Your iPhone knows where you are, and it remembers where you have been. It keeps a record of your frequent hangouts — aka “significant locations” — and uses this data to make location-based suggestions using Siri and to power other features. Don’t panic, though: This data is kept on your phone, not …

Track Down

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data)

All the folks who tell you to say you're a 'team player' are dead wrong. Here's why.<p>Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on …

Employment

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable

Great leaders and managers know these 3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable<p>There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people …

Team Building

Why a Foam Roller Will Change Your Life (and How to Do It)

Whether you've recently kickstarted a new workout plan for the New Year, you're trying to exercise more, or you're just trying to keep up with your …

The Best Guides for 30 Days of Yoga

January is the perfect playground for any habit you’d like to try to establish or take to the next level. One popular option for people who love …

Yoga