Michelle Lucas

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16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

How I Maxed Out My IRA Making Just $28K

After my first summer job as a day-care assistant in high school, I followed my father’s advice and opened a Roth IRA with a $250 deposit and rosy dreams of retiring at 30 years old (hey, I was 16!).<p>Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I didn’t take this responsibility lightly. I knew from my dad’s …

Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

An exciting new housing project has been unveiled to the public in Vancouver. In August, the Atira Women's Resource Society held a gathering to …

Housing

20 Important Financial Tasks To Do Each Year

It can be hard to keep track of all the various financial tasks you need to do during a given year. Today I thought I would share a simple list so …

Retirement

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

9 Winter Car Maintenance Tips

Perhaps the first frost has already coated your windshield, forcing you to dig out the scraper. As you adjust to the chill, give a thought to your …

30 Ways to Waste Your Money

Almost all of us have holes in our budgets. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them. But those small drips can …

Personal Finance

Kate Middleton wears shimmering silver Jenny Packham on the red carpet

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Strong Vs Toned: The Truth About Gender-Specific Workouts

Here's a secret: I've written workout programs that were featured in men's magazines and workout books, only to see those exact same programs later …

Exercise

Zuzka Light

7 Tips To Help You Set Amazing Fitness Goals

Setting goals is the first step in accomplishing any major task. However, depending on what type of goals you set, you could already be setting …

Top 10

Strawberries & Cream Hand Pies Recipe ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

I’m always looking for fun ways to include my children in the kitchen. While they do enjoying helping me with ‘regular’ tasks, such as making dinner, …

Baking

Stopping Retirement Contributions to Get Out Debt

There is a general consensus that when it comes to retirement contributions you should start early and never stop. But there may also be times when …

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Lunches

New ways to eat leftovers, inspiration from a Rubik's Cube and more ideas for delicious brown-bag cuisine that'll please everyone.<p>Give Oil and …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

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Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

Italy

21 Reasons A Dog Is The Best Investment You Will Ever Make (PHOTOS)

Are you tired of being let down by life?<p>We feel your pain.<p>There is one thing in life, though, that will never disappoint you.<p>A dog.<p>1. Imagine being greeted by this when you come home. <i>EVERY</i> DAY.<p>2. Imagine never feeling unloved again.<p>3. Making people happy makes dogs happy. It's like having your own …

10 Amazing Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar You Should Know

Kitchen goods are gradually becoming the stars of the beauty world. Whether we're reusing old tea bags for under eye puffiness or tightening our pores with turmeric, these unconventional treatments are just as good, if not better, than what we'd pay for at the beauty counter.<p>As we stock up on …

How to Do a Coffee Hair Treatment

Coffee can do more than just perk you up in the morning--research shows that coffee can stimulate hair growth while increasing shine and adding depth …

Cory Monteith’s Best ‘Glee’ Performances

Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday in his Vancouver hotel room. To celebrate his life, enjoy some of his best performances.<p><b>"I Can't Fight This</b> …

How to Save Your First $100,000

Anybody who has a background in investments and is familiar with how to save money knows the oft-repeated mantra of saving: The first $100,000 is …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Dustin Hoffman breaks down crying explaining something that every woman sadly already experienced.

Back in the day, for those of you younger folk, Dustin Hoffman made a movie called "Tootsie." It was a hilarious and touching movie about an actor …

Dustin Hoffman

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …