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12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

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Money

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

A former FBI agent recommends a simple 3-step exercise to beat anxiety

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there's the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

King Tut's Knife Was Made From A Meteorite

This discovery is out of this world.<p>Scientists say an iron knife buried with King Tut is truly out of this world.<p>The knife was made with iron that came from a meteorite, according to an article in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science published online last month.<p>The dagger in question was …

The Four-Ingredient Recipe That Makes Bouquets Last Longer

The expert-approved blend is a must for fresh-cut flowers.<p>Professional florists all agree — skipping floral food is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to cut flowers. Even the most basic of grocery store bouquets come with the tiny packets. But when springtime rolls around and …

Cut Flowers

Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old

I’m ashamed because I felt the need to brag to my 13-year-old. But she asked for it. My daughter Mollie had a homework assignment for her guidance class that had her ask me what I do for a living. This put me in a weird position. I do a lot of things. I didn’t know how to tell her.<p>But it also shows …

This guy wants to end the world's allergies and asthma - with plants

A garden can be heaven on earth, a source of satisfaction, healing and physical activity, unless you have plant allergies. Then it can be sheer hell.<p>Author and landscaping expert Tom Ogren has a solution: His latest book, "The Allergy-Fighting Garden: Stop Allergies and Asthma With Smart …

Asthma

One Easy Way to Find Your Life's Purpose and Boost Your Brain's Health

"I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me." -- Charles Fillmore, Unity School of Christianity<p>Those words were spoken in the early 1900s by a man in his 94th year, the head of a major spiritual movement. Just reading …

How to live to be 100+

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to …

The 7 Best Resources For Finding Help Paying For College

There are a lot of resources out there when it comes to how to best pay for college. There are blogs on financial aid, websites that find scholarships, along with coaches, financial planners, and more. The bottom line is, if you’re looking for answers on how to pay for college, the answers are out …

College & University

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

• Home<br>• ><br>• Life Stories<br>• ><br>• For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Life …

Eldest

A unique summer reading list — from college admissions deans and counselors

There is no shortage to summer reading lists — for kids and adults — but here is a unique one, a collection of recommendations from college admissions officers and counselors. It was assembled by Brennan Barnard, director of college counseling at The Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, …

College & University

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Even More Reasons Why Children Are 'Abandoning' Baseball

If you know any baseball fans or people with kids in baseball, they’re furiously sharing a recent Wall Street Journal piece called “Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball.” For years there has been justifiable hand-wringing over African-American youth “abandoning” baseball, but the Journal article …

Major League Baseball

Always Buy Airfare on Tuesdays and 7 Other Calendar Shopping Secrets

Ever wonder if there's a rhyme or reason to the retail game? Well, there is, and it often involves knowing <i>when</i> to buy. Reverse your losing streak and …

Frugal Living
College & University

The trauma of FDR’s secret prisoner exchange program in World War II

<i>Megan McDonough is a weddings and obituary writer for The Washington Post.</i><p>THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY<p>FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II<p>By Jan Jarboe Russell<p>Scribner.<br>393 pp. $30<p>Ingrid Eiserloh, a first-generation American, was only 11 …

Immigration

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Why I Teach Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). That's all I say and instantly my college students' eyes roll back in their heads. It's the first day of class -- Women and Literature -- and already they're bored. They text their friends, keeping their phones hidden under their desks, thinking I can't see. When I …

Feminism

Blind Women Describe Their Idea Of Beauty In Powerful New Dove Campaign

What does beauty mean to you?<p>Most of us would be tempted to reel off a list of physical characteristics in answer to this question, such as curly …

Landscaping Trends that Sell

<i>by Courtney Soinski</i><p>No matter what anyone tells you, curb appeal and high-quality landscaping matter when it comes putting your home on the market to …

Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. So while you can't control your genes, you <i>can</i> take advantage of …

College & University
College & University

2 Things Parents Need to Grow

<i>"There are two lasting bequests we can give children; one is roots, the other wings."</i><p>This Hodding Carter quote is one of my all time favorites. These words influenced my book, <i>WING IT: 6 Simple Steps to Succeed as a Modern Day Parent</i>. The entire book is comprised of two parts: "Root It" and "Wing …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

TED Talks

9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped …

Landscape Photography

sleeping bags

A trick that I learned from camping in Yellowstone at 8,000 feet was to combine synthetic sleeping bags with my down sleeping bag. This is for car …

Camping

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want In 2015

The hiring picture keeps getting better for college graduates. According to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are planning to hire 9.6% more graduates for their U.S. operations than they did from the class of 2014. That’s a one percent hike from …

Employment

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