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How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

Exercise

Goodbye Cable TV, Hello Tablo

For the past four days, I’ve completely cut the TV cord. I get crystal clear, over-the-air, hi-def TV for free — after hooking up an antenna. That’s not any kind of news, though, as millions of Americans have been doing the same thing.<p>Here’s what I’m excited about: I have been recording all of my …

Smart TV

These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs

Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing …

The Workplace

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Healthy Eating

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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MOOCs

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Google

TOP 10 MEDICINAL PLANTS YOU CAN GROW YOURSELF

Traditional healers have taught the benefits of easing illness with a healthy lifestyle and the use of herbs and botanicals. Healing plants were used …

Alternative Medicine

65% of Baby Boomers Are Making a Huge Financial Mistake That Could Leave Them Broke

Seniors on Medicare pay 13% of health expenses out-of-pocket, according to studies.<p>Each day, around 10,000 baby boomers in the United States hit …

Retirement

SelectTV Offers More Shows and Movies than Netflix at a Fraction of the Cost: 1-yr. $19

Cable subscriptions are ridiculous nowadays, but platforms like Netflix and Hulu don’t always cover your favorite shows. With over 400,000 TV episodes, 100,000 movies and 2,000 live channels, SelectTV by FreeCast should satisfy all your entertainment needs. You can currently get a year of service …

Televisions

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

9 Top-Rated Salmon Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Salmon has it all -- it's simple to prepare, delicious, and healthy. It's also versatile: Bake, broil, or grill it; smoke, poach, or add it to stews; …

Seafood

13 places with the bluest water in the world

Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.<p>To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you're at it, we've put together a list of some of the bluest waters in …

National Parks

Overwater Villas in the Caribbean

Caribbean Overwater Villas<p>There's something magical about spending your vacation in a villa that does beachfront one better, with accommodations that …

Caribbean

The Best Tour Companies for Single Travelers

You don't need a travel partner to take a memorable vacation. In fact, traveling solo can be a rich and rewarding experience in its own right. Solo …

Travel

Hit the Gym With This Effective Total Body One-Dumbbell Workout

You already know that strength training is a crucial component to any workout routine if you want to get fit, get healthy, and lose weight.<p>Lifting …

Workouts

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

Hiking

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

National Parks

Tomato and Bean Soup with Crispy Bacon

Ingredients<p>3 strips bacon thinly sliced<br>• 1 small onion diced<br>• 1 cup diced celery<br>• 1 cup diced carrots<br>• 3 cloves garlic minced<br>• 1/2 teaspoon each granulated …

Food

11 Date Night Salmon Dinners for Two - Chowhound

So, you’ve just volunteered to cook dinner for you and your significant other—perhaps for the first time—and now you’re officially freaking out. You …

Cooking

The delicious salad leaves to try in your garden that keep on giving with ‘cut and grow’

Pulling up entire salad plants seems like madness once you've moved on to 'cut and grow again' as Mark Diacono explains.<p>One of the great pleasures of …

Gardening

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

Healthy Eating

7 Houseplants With the Most Unique Leaves We've Ever Seen

Sure, an indoor jungle would be nice, but if you only have space for a few plants in your home, make them ones that are especially striking. These …

Plants

How to Find Everything New on Netflix at Any Time (Without Using Netflix)

If you’re a Netflix junkie, you know the drill by now: you come home from work, kick off your shoes, decant that red you’ve been saving all week, and …

Rotten Tomatoes

This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

Consider choosing what DNS service you use. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds.<p>There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private. It’s an active choice you can make, and it doesn’t require any advanced skill. It’s quick. It …

Computer Science

The 9 Best Tubing Mascaras for Long, Smudgeproof Lashes

As they say, April showers bring smudged mascara under your eyes. Spring is upon us, which can mean sweaty situations, oily lids and subsequent mascara running. While waterproof mascara has longer staying power than its traditional counterparts, many of those formulas require a full-force …

Makeup

15 Chicken Thigh Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Everything I want in my perfect weeknight dinner can be found in a pack of chicken thighs. No matter how I cook it (the options are endless), I know …

Cooking