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7 tips for renovating on a tight budget

You may have big dreams for your renovation project—dreams beyond your budget. But with a bit of DIY and some shopping around, you can save money on …

Home Improvement

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better

So you’ve made the decision to reboot your diet: Eat healthier, cook more, and — once you download all the necessary apps — live your best food life. …

5 Powerful Ways to Kickstart Your Day (According to Science)

Waking up early and developing a healthy morning routine is key to a happier, more productive life.<p>In this article, you’ll learn 5 research-backed …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How much money should I keep in my bank accounts?'

<i>How much should I keep in my checking and savings accounts? And where should I keep my emergency fund?</i><p>It's important to have cash available for both regular and unexpected expenses.<p>For obvious reasons, your checking and savings accounts should have enough money in them to cover these costs — but …

Personal Finance

Half of Pokémon Go players used PokéVision before shutdown, creator says

Mapping tool dev takes aim at Niantic after going dark, leaving players stranded<p>After a trying weekend that saw the dismantling of two major Pokémon tracking systems for the game, <i>Pokémon Go</i> players are lashing out at the developer Niantic — and that now includes Yang Liu, creator of the …

Pokémon

Watching videos in new Chrome for Android could save you tons of data

Good news, Android users: Google has updated Chrome to make streaming video faster and smoother, suck up less battery and reduce data …

Samsung mocks Apple, iPhone 7 during Galaxy Note 7 event

During its big Unpacked event for the Galaxy Note 7 on Monday, Samsung couldn’t help but take some sly swipes at its biggest rival. Its targets were the Apple Pencil and the rumored lack of headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7 series.<p>Samsung has a right to be cocky right now. In the Galaxy Note …

The Best Plank You're Not Doing

The Walking Wall Plank<p><i>Do three repetitions with 90 seconds of rest between each. And do them at the beginning of your workout before your arms wear</i> …

12 highly effective Self-Improvement tips to simplify your life

Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy in a person’s life. Our lives can get hectic because of lots of things we want to do. Simplifying our …

5 Daily Habits That Will Help You Free Up Time for Your Side Hustle

How you can work on your new idea even with a full-time job.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>"I'd love, to but I don't have time!"<p>This is the biggest excuse I hear when it comes to people explaining to me why they …

Outsourcing

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Renewable Energy

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful in any area …

Snapchat now lets you design your own Bitmoji stickers. Here's how to use them

Snapchat is rolling out the ability for users to send Bitmoji stickers to their friends, based on their likeness.<p>It is the first time Snapchat is …

Apps

Twitter to verify more users: How to get a blue tick

Twitter is going to offer more users its prestigious "blue tick" - a much-sought trophy of verification on the social network.<p>Actually a white tick on a blue background, the tick is a sign of officialdom and has traditionally been reserved for users considered "official", such as celebrities, …

9 steps to saving a $10,000 emergency fund

Building up your savings isn't easy. After all, a whopping 62 percent of Americans have under $1,000 in savings, found a GOBankingRates survey. And, only 14 percent have $10,000 or more.<p>But having a significant amount of money saved is extremely important, especially if an emergency hits. To make …

Personal Finance

6 Relationship Bumps That Healthy Couples Should Avoid

<i>By David McFadden for YourTango.com</i>.<p><b>The secret is to avoid drama in the first place!</b><p>Sometimes maintaining a strong, healthy and growing relationship feels easy and natural, seeming to take no effort at all. Other times, that same relationship requires intention, effort, focus and genuine hard …

Relationships

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Buying a room full of pricey furniture and accessories does not guarantee that it will look elegant and high-end. And styling a space on a tight budget doesn't mean that it will look cheap. Instead, achieving a rich, refined look is all about adding key pieces and using some styling tricks. Check …

Home Decorating

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

If you feel a twinge of jealousy each time you read about another successful person who wakes up at 4 a.m. to meditate, jog, read a novel, and eat …

University of Pennsylvania

The only 5 rules you need to follow if you want to lose weight

As most of us have experienced at some point in our lives, trying to shed the kilos is not as easy as it is made out to be in those diet cereal …

Fitness

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

Selling

10 Time-Management Tips for Busy Executives

With a finite number of hours in the day, it makes sense to use your time as efficiently as possible.<p>Time is a nonrenewable resource, and as such, one of the most precious ones we have.<p>As a business owner, you're probably wearing multiple hats in your effort to get everything done. This makes it …

Time Management

Want to be a Successful Entrepreneur? Stop Asking Everyone Else for Answers

If you are quick to give up and ask someone else when you don't know an answer, you may be sabotaging your own success.<p>As an entrepreneur, one of our primary jobs is to become excellent researchers. The thing about creating something from nothing, about building a business where none existed …

Entrepreneurship

These Young Inventors Are Tackling Africa's Electricity Crisis

The vast continent of Africa has a complex relationship with electricity. In some countries, like South Africa, demand exceeds the available supply. In others, such as Niger, only 1 in 7 people have access to it at all. Regardless of which end of the scale they’re on, every African electricity …

South Africa

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Important Skill for New Managers to Learn

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on seven questions team leaders should ask their direct reports because I was promoted three months ago to …

Employment

4 Ways To Stop Worrying And Take Charge Of Your Life

You're reading 4 Ways To Stop Worrying And Take Charge Of Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Self-help

Megan Fox: I want to expose the planet's deep mysteries

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star says she wants to move away from acting and write for Vice to better explore her passion for ‘alternative history’<p>Megan Fox has spoken about her wish to move away from acting to help expose the planet’s “deep mysteries”.<p>The actor, who stars in Teenage Mutant …

Archaeology

This 6-Move Workout Will Give You The Sexiest Arms Ever Without Lifting A Thing

No weights, no prob.<p>The next time you slip on something sleeveless and wish you'd worked your arms at the gym, you can R-E-L-A-X and firm them up on the spot with this yoga-inspired four-minute circuit from certified fitness trainer Alex Silver-Fagan. Bonus: No dumbbells required.<p><i>Alex is wearing a</i></i> …

Best Body Weight Exercises

While there's no shortage of exercise equipment to help you burn calories, the best one costs nothing at all: Your own body. Whether you're in a …