Natalie Fithian-Lahti

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Need a credit score boost? 6 ways to build your credit rating in less than an hour

It’s true — there’s no shortcut to achieving a good credit score. It takes years of paying your bills on time and in full, keeping balances low and managing different kinds of debt.<p>But there are small steps you can take to help your credit, in the same time it takes to watch an episode of your …

Personal Finance

10 exercises to lose weight at home in one month, without any equipment

10 exercises to lose weight at home in one month, without any equipment<p>The easiest way to lose weight is also the toughest. If you’ve googled ‘how to …

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

How to keep writing when you have a full-time job

Because it’s not impossible to pursue your side hustleI’ve never held a job as a full-time Writer. My full-time work —<i> the work that pays for my</i> …

I Used This Simple Chart To Prioritize My Crazy Busy Work Life

This former media executive hated saying “no,” so she created a system that forced her to set boundaries.<p>I was a few weeks into my maternity leave when I heard that my company named a new CEO. Several of my colleagues emailed me saying, “You’d better get in here; she’s developing relationships with …

The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

From the Columbia River Gorge to Mount Hood, the greater Portland area features rich ecosystems and an abundance of campsites to explore. Choose your …

Mind & Body: What Hiking Does for Your Mental and Physical Health — Washington Trails Association

If you’ve ever had to catch your breath on an uphill stretch of trail or if your legs have felt sore after a hike, you know that hiking is a workout. …

Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

"This cranberry orange bread is great for breakfast or a snack. You can also make muffins; just spoon the batter into greased muffin cups and bake at …

RANKED: The 18 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe

1/<p>18. Sorrento, Italy — £122.65 ($174.90).<p>Cup of coffee: £1.78<p>Bottle of local beer: £2.68<p>Coca-Cola: £2.23<p>Glass of wine: £2.68<p>Bottle of water: …

Wine

3 Days in Paris: The Ultimate Paris Itinerary

So, you’re planning a trip to Paris? Welcome to one of our favorite cities. With 3 days in Paris, you have enough time to take in the view from the …

France

10 Ways to Fake a Window Seat Even as a Renter

Nothing speaks to my bookworm heart as much as window seat, but, as a renter, I thought my dreams of a window seat would have to wait. Apparently …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Yoga Poses That Build Strength for Beginners

This sequence will help yoga beginners build strength in the core, arms, and legs. Incorporating balances and dynamic movement is part of the …

Yoga

Yotam Ottolenghi’s kale recipes

If Popeye had been born in the 21st century, he would surely be shoving kale down his famous pipe to boost his powers, rather than spinach, and it wouldn’t have come out of a tin, either. Fresh kale’s much-vaunted health benefits are discussed at such length these days that we often forget quite …

Recipes

10 Vacation Rentals if You're Wondering About Tiny Living

(Image credit: Getaway House)<p>If you've ever been curious about what it would be like to live in a tiny house, but aren't ready to give up your …

Struggling to Save for a Down Payment?

If you've ever written a monthly check to Sallie Mae, the findings of a new study on student loan debt and millennial homeownership shouldn't …

Steps You Can Take if You Want to Buy a Home Next Year

Have big dreams to buy a home next year, but don't know where to begin? Just because you don't think you'll have your down payment together for 2018 …

These 10 destinations are perfect for winter in the Pacific Northwest

In the wintertime, many Pacific Northwesterners live by the credo: "If it's raining here, it's snowing in the mountains." This perspective-flipping …

30 trips everyone should take before turning 30

Exploring far-flung places, immersing yourself in diverse cultures and venturing out of your comfort zone on a life-altering trip may be the best form of education. From hiking to Machu Picchu to navigating hair-raising turns along the Pacific Coast Highway, enriching adventures in unfamiliar …

Four habits that will create resilient kids who can weather life’s challenges

“You’re moving AGAIN?” our acquaintances exclaim when we tell them that we will be relocating. The follow-up is generally a variation of either, “What a wonderful opportunity for your kids,” or “But your kids — they’re in high school now — Will they be okay? How are they taking it?”<p>The life we have …

Parenting

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Jeff Bezos

How To Make Mulled Wine In Your Mum's Slow Cooker

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Food And Drink<p>by Your Home Bartender | 23 12 2016<p>Back home? Take advantage of your parents fully equipped kitchen and make the best gosh …

Slow Cookers

This One Ritual Will Help Us Raise More Mindful Children, New Study Shows

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

The First Things You Should Do After Paying Off a Big Debt

In my 20s, I paid off my student debt and it felt amazing. For the first time ever, I had <i>discretionary income</i>: money left over after necessities. …

Personal Finance

Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones Are the Perfect Addition to Your Next Teatime

President Eisenhower was a huge fan of these "scotch pancakes."<p>Even if you can't afford to live like the British royal family (apparently, castles in the UK don't come cheap. Who knew?), you <i>can</i> afford to bake like them. In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II treated then-President Dwight Eisenhower and his …

Breakfast

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

31 Whole30 Snacks That Are Easy and Healthy

If you've decided to try out Whole30, you're going to need a bunch of Whole30 snack ideas to help you get through it. The trendy diet you've probably …

Meal Prep Ideas to Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity

AKA how to not get bored after two days of leftovers.<p>Raise your hand if you pin a dozen recipes to meal prep but never <i>actually</i> end up cooking any of them. Okay, I can't see your hands, but it's a common problem that I can relate to. In 2017 I embarked on a food lovers' budget plan that relied …

Cooking

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …