Michael Ruiz

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Your 3-Point Guide to Paying Off Debt

Want to shake that debt for good? Here's how.<p>If there's one thing Americans are unquestionably familiar with, it's debt. Consumer credit card debt is …

Debt Management

Trump's Credibility Is So Low That Americans Don’t Believe They’re Getting A Tax Cut

The president’s near daily falsehoods appear to be tripping up Republicans on their victory lap.<p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s falsehood-rich style appears to have come back to bite him as he brags about his only major legislative accomplishment.<p>Having passed tax cuts that provide modest …

These Companies Have Promised to Give Employees Bonuses Because the Tax Bill Passed

Several companies announced new investments, minimum wage hikes and employee bonuses on Wednesday as a result of the passage of Republican tax reform …

All 11 over-the-top speeches praising Donald Trump at Wednesday's tax celebration, ranked

<b>(CNN) —</b> Congressional Republicans gathered at the White House Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the passage of a major tax cut bill with President Trump. It was a love-fest.<p>Speaker after speaker lavished praise on Trump as a singular man, the only president -- hell, the only person -- in history who …

Mike Pence

On the 3-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the GOP tax bill plunges Puerto Rico deeper into poverty.

The legislation, which only needs President Trump’s signature to become law, treats the U.S. territory as a foreign entity, imposing a 12.5 percent …

Caribbean

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

Finance

How on Earth is this top-rated sound bar only $43?

Last time we told you about the NakaLight Surround Sound Bar Home Theater System, it sold out in just a few hours. Of course, how could it not? This …

The Latest: Trump slams investigators at 'disgraceful' FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the FBI (all times local):<p>8:50 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has unleashed a blistering attack on the FBI's leadership.<p>He is denouncing the bureau for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, calling it "really …

The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The …

Paris Climate Agreement

What the Republican Tax Bill Means For Commuters, Renters, and Retirees

The most serious effects of the House and Senate proposals would unfold over years for urban citizens.<p>The tax bill passed by Republican senators on Friday represents the most substantial overhaul to the U.S. tax code since the Reagan era. That legislative process in 1986 unfolded over six months, …

I Did a 10-Minute Ab Workout Every Day For 2 Weeks — This Happened to My Belly

I've never been the type of lady who effortlessly has a six pack. In fact, I'm a little suspicious about the ones that do have a chiseled midsection. Still, after recently penning an open letter to my hidden abs (I know they're in there somewhere), I had a moment of pause. If I were to spend some …

Workouts
Steve Daines

Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

No senior State Department officials will accompany her to a business summit there.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn’t want to promote her on the world stage, CNN reported.<p>In her highest-profile …

How Would the Republican Tax Plan Affect You? Find Out With This Simple Calculator

House Republicans have introduced a proposal to dramatically rewrite the U.S. tax code, offering across-the-board cuts and eliminating various taxes …

College Students Set to Lose Several Big Tax Breaks Under GOP Tax Plan

On the chopping block: Student loan deduction, tax credits, and more<p>House Republicans unveiled their long-awaited tax reform proposal Thursday—and a …

Apple iPhone X review: This changes everything

The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is in good hands.<p>The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is …

Best bodyweight exercises to build muscle

<b>The Push Up</b><p>Push ups are brilliant for building strength through the chest, shoulders and triceps.<p>It's a great exercise to master before moving on to the (much more strenuous) bench press. The push up allows you to build adequate strength in your upper body and stability through your torso, better …

Cardiovascular System

Tip: The 100 Rep Pyramid

A new twist on a classic muscle-building method. Check it out.<p>The Pyramid Method, With a Twist<p>The pyramid method of organizing sets and reps is a …

Don’t waste time brushing your own teeth — Amabrush does it better, faster

Most people spend a few minutes brushing their teeth before starting their day and after the day is through. While it may not seem like a lot of time …

Hacking

How to lose your gut in 10 days

1. Go to bed<p>Exhaustion is a main ingredient in the recipe for a gut. “Sleep deprivation disrupts your metabolism, seriously sabotaging efforts to …

​This New Workout Will Completely Change Your Definition Of Dad Bod

​Trainer Cory Gregory designed a plan that’ll reshape your entire body<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Sure, you’re now in charge of shuffling your kid to soccer practice and making sure his homework gets done each night, but there’s also one more responsibility you just can’t shirk—and …

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.<p>The Ass Was Far Away From the Grass<p>As someone who struggled …

How you can build big shoulders without weights

Ripped abs and bulging biceps are great T-shirt muscles, but they won’t turn any heads when you’re bundled up this fall and winter. Broad shoulders, …

Puerto Rico Must Not Waste Its Second Chance

Restructuring debt is just the first painful step on the road to recovery.<p>For too long, Puerto Rico has been trapped in political and economic limbo. Politicians have been afraid to make tough decisions. Voters have been reluctant to face reality. Investors have been unwilling to compromise.<p>Now …

Caribbean

Tip: The Anti-Rotation Press

This core exercise will nail your obliques and even your glutes. No chain? Use a rope or a bar.<p>This is one of the most underestimated core exercises …

Tip: Do the Aipa Row

One row to build your back and biceps, boost your deadlift, and even improve your posture. Check it out.<p>The Row Iso Drag Curl (Aipa Row)<p>The row is a …

Health

How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge

Wish you could have a house full of HomeKit-enabled products? Homebridge might be able to help with that!<p>The prerequisites<p>Make sure you have <b>Xcode</b> …

Strong Legs, Big Round Butts

5 Exercises To Build Both<p>If you want to get stronger overall, increase leg size, and improve your big lifts, the lunge is non-negotiable. It ought to …

Bodyweight Exercise

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …