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5 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 …

Why You Need a Personal Trainer

Also, when asked to run on a treadmill until exhaustion, men in the personal trainer group saw their cardiovascular performance improve by 7 percent from the study's start. The solo group saw no gain. The personal trainers also helped their patrons increase lean body mass—which helps you look toned …

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 …

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)

At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski resorts and hotels, …

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 …

Personal Finance

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 …

Creativity

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 …

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 …

Reason #5,348 You Need More Sleep

But researchers still don't know if a lack of sleep actually causes plaques to accumulate. To play it safe, Dr. Flaster recommends seeing your M.D. if you regularly wake up groggy or report restless sleep.<p><b>If you liked this story, you'll love these:</b>

The Health Risks of Just One Hangover

Now, the occasional hangover probably won't matter much in the long run. But heavy boozing can contribute to hypertension and increased cholesterol levels, which can put you at risk for coronary artery disease and stroke, says study author Sanna Rantakömi. One or two drinks per party can be safe, …

The Worst Work Hours for Your Health

How come? Previous research shows that messing with your biological clock and limiting sleep can lead to decreased resting metabolic rates and increased blood glucose concentrations, which set the stage for diabetes and other diseases, says study author Timothy Monk, Ph.D.<p>While finding a job with …

Your 3-Minute Mood Booster

Wonder why? It’s a chain reaction: Nostalgia spurs a feeling of social connectedness. That in turn raises self-esteem, which makes you more optimistic, says study author Wing-Yee Cheung, Ph.D.<p>Boost your mood in 3 minutes: Crank up a song from the first concert you attended with your friends, or …

How the Internet Kills Your Day

Scott Wallsten, Ph.D., the working paper’s author and a senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute, was curious to find out exactly what you <i>aren’t</i> doing now that you spend so much of your free time online. “If I worked at <i>The Onion</i>, I might title the paper, ‘Researcher Discovers Day Still Has …

Start the Presses!

<b>Step 2</b><br>Press the weights upward until your arms are completely straight. Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.<p><b>HOW TO DO IT</b><br>Each minute, do three shoulder presses and rest for whatever time remains. Start with 40 to 50 percent of your body weight (20 to 25 percent in each hand) and …

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 …

Economics

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 …

Medicine

Rethinking the Pope

Pope Francis came up so much in conversation because two days earlier he had issued his first apostolic exhortation, the 85-page encyclical <i>Evangelii Gaudium</i> (The Joy of the Gospel), in which he placed special emphasis on the plight of the world’s poor and, frankly—too frankly for some …

5 Strange Success Strategies

Sure, it's weird—but it just might work. Here are four more strange strategies that could lead to success:<p><b>Facebook Breaks for Everyone!</b> <br>Surfing the web during work hours increases productivity by 12 percent, according to research from Australia’s Melbourne University. Your brain needs frequent …

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 …

Cancer

5 Camera Features You Should Be Using But Aren't

<b><br>FLASH COMPENSATION</b><br>Camera flashes are often overused. In low light, you can always open the aperture wider, slow the shutter speed, or use this feature to adjust the flash power for more-natural-looking illumination in your shot.<p><b>HIGH ISO</b><br>Bumping up your ISO setting will help with low light. But the …

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 …