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Tips for college students interested in investing

Most college students are concerned about studying for exams, finding a flexible part-time job and lining up some fun extracurricular activities. But there's always a few students stuck off in a corner of the library, trying to pick the next great stock.<p>If you happen to be one of those students …

Download Your Tax Return Transcripts Straight from the IRS

Tax returns are one of those documents you should hold onto. But in case you've misplaced some, don't feel like digging them out of storage, or would …

Tax Preparation

The Best Way to Get Your Best Body

Want to achieve your fitness goals in 2014? Accelerate your gains by adding THIS to your gym membership<p>You shell out money for a gym membership, but pushing weight by yourself may not be the best way to pack on muscle and shed that winter belly. New research from the University of California, Los …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Women Be Wary of This New Bladder Drug - Consumer Reports

A new product that recently hit shelves proposes to offer millions of women an easy solution to an embarrassing problem. The Oxytrol for Women …

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing …

2014 Mazda3 | First Drive - Consumer Reports News

<b>Inside the cabin:</b> One of the best things about the Mazda3 is the front seats, which are well shaped and very comfortable. The powered leatherette …

Best 401(k) Steps | Open Benefits Enrollment - Consumer Reports

Recent stock market highs can make any investor feel like a genius. The returns for 2013 have been terrific; since January 1, the S&P 500 Index has …

Choosing the Best Travel Credit Card - Consumer Reports

You can earn rewards toward free travel from an airline card linked to a specific carrier or from a general bank credit card that pays points you can …

2015 Cadillac ELR Plug-In Hybrid | First Drive Review - Consumer Reports News

That brings us to the price. In theory, a head-turning Cadillac with all the trimmings should be worth more than a well-outfitted compact sedan, and …

How to Financially Prepare for 4 Big Life Milestones

Many of us fantasize about buying a house, getting married, having a baby, then retiring at 65—specifically in that order. In fact, according to …

Why You Should Never Drive Alongside a Large Truck

Most of us drive cars but share the road with large trucks. These behemoths of the road can pose a significant safety risk when we're careless. …

How to Have Great Ideas More Often, According to Science

Ah, ideas. Who doesn't want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect them to just …

Create a "Frugal Filter" to Make Better Buying Decisions

Saving money on the little, every day stuff can be difficult. While some tackle this problem by budgeting for everything, an alternative option is to …

Personal Finance

Do You Feel Financially Secure?

At the risk of stating the obvious, the past handful of years have been difficult for a lot of people. Even with many economic indicators on the …

Personal Finance

Reason #5,348 You Need More Sleep

Want to keep your brain sharp? Hit the sack. Poor sleep quality may lead to Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from Johns Hopkins University.<p>People who lacked sufficient shuteye also had greater deposits of B-Amyloid—a plaque associated with Alzheimer's—in their brains. The reason: …

The Health Risks of Just One Hangover

Toast to your health? Not so much: Binge drinking and hangovers increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new Finnish research.<p>The 15-year study of over 2,600 men found that one or more hangovers per year was associated with up to a 3-fold greater risk for stroke compared to guys …

The Worst Work Hours for Your Health

Bad news if you burn the midnight oil: People who regularly work night shifts are twice as likely to have diabetes, finds new research from the University of Pittsburgh. And the risk remains even after they've retired and returned to a normal sleeping schedule.<p>How come? Previous research shows that …

Your 3-Minute Mood Booster

Fire up Spotify to feel less lonely<p>Looking to your past can bring a brighter future. Feeling nostalgic makes you less lonely and more optimistic, says new British research.<p>In the study, people who listened to songs that reminded them of a good memory felt more confident about the future than those …

How the Internet Kills Your Day

See what you miss when you spend your time surfing<p>Talk about a time-suck: Whether shopping, tweeting, reading, or researching, people who unwind online spend roughly 100 minutes of free time surfing the Web every single day. And that doesn’t include email or gaming, finds a new working paper from …

Bolster Your Shoulders

Put your strength to the test—and grow bigger—with the ultimate overhead exercise<p>Boulder shoulders are reason enough to add the dumbbell shoulder press to your weekly routine. But the benefits don't stop there. "It hits just about every muscle in your torso," says Tyler English, C.P.T., P.E.S., …

Are You Wasting Time at Work?

The distraction that saps your productivity<p>Is the Internet killing your productivity? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, online editor Andrew Daniels reveals how much time you waste at work surfing the web. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, every day the average web …

Are You Getting Pain Meds You Don’t Need?

What you need to know before you go to the hospital<p>Oxycontin. Vicodin. Percocet. Opiates like these can make the agony of surgery or cancer more bearable. But potent painkillers come with serious risks—namely addiction and even death. That’s why health experts have repeatedly warned against their …

Rethinking the Pope

Once written off by the author as a 'punt,' Francis has packed quite a kick<p>I understand our national day of Thanksgiving is not, nor should be, inclined toward the religious. But the secular holiday just passed has me re-thinking my position on the Catholic Church … or at least my position on Pope …

Pope Francis

5 Strange Success Strategies

Unorthodox—but proven—ways to boost productivity<p>Pay attention, managers: Group the Johns with the Jennifers. The quality of a team’s work improves if its members share the same initials, suggests a new study from the University of Wisconsin.<p>Your name forms a big part of your “self-concept.” And so …

A Brain-Saving Cancer Killer

Why scientists are encouraged by a brain cancer vaccine<p>Vaccines protect against measles, mumps, and the flu. But one day you could roll up your sleeve for a shot against brain cancer, too.<p>In a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 50 percent of patients with a common and deadly type of brain …

5 Camera Features You Should Be Using But Aren't

Is your rig reaching its full potential? National Geographic shooter Bill Hatcher points the way.<p><b>APERTURE-PRIORITY MODE</b>A large aperture, such as f2.8, creates a narrow depth of field for soft, blurred backgrounds. This mode gives you the leeway to be creative with the close and distant elements in …

Apple-mocking Steeri is why voice-controlled cars don't exist

No matter the platform, voice commands are kind of awful. Sure, Apple's Siri, Xbox One's voice command and Ford's Sync system are some of the better efforts, but by and large, it's still easier to press a couple of buttons on a controller or make a few swipes on a touchscreen.<p>Considering the …