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Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop

The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. …

How I Paid Off $117K of Student Loans

<i>By Gerri Detweiler, Credit.com</i><p>When Richard Kline graduated from law school in 2003, he had $117,000 in debt and jobs in the legal field were scarce, so he took a job as a mortgage loan officer. Despite his hard work and a housing market that was just starting to boom, he was barely making a dent in …

Less Pay, More Weekend? Some Americans Are Ready To Say Yes

WASHINGTON -- Four years into the economic recovery, HuffPost's measure of America's overemployment rate stands tall at 16 percent.<p>In a new poll by The Huffington Post and YouGov, 16 percent of working Americans said they would trade 20 percent less pay for 20 percent less work. In other words, …

3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again! Although it's true that older job-seekers face special challenges in today's market, you might be surprised to learn that some of the best ways to successfully compete …

Why Did The Hippo Cross The Road? Lessons On Expectations, Limitations, And Trust

Why did the hippo cross the road?<p>On a rutted, dusty track through Akagera National Park in northeastern Rwanda, the answer to this question raised more than the aberrant mid-morning snacking habits of a wandering hippo. For me, it revealed the delicate balance between expectations and limitations, …

5 Mistakes We All Make When Arranging Furniture

Decorating is full of decisions, and the most important one isn't quite as simple as <i>what</i> to buy, but where to <i>put</i> all the stuff you buy. Tough call; we know. But designer and certified staging pro Cathy Hobbs is here to weigh in. Read on for the five most common mistakes she's encountered when it …

11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale

A yard sale is a relatively easy way to make an extra buck while getting rid of clutter, as long as you follow one rule: Don't assume everything is worthy of selling.<p>To understand why, get in the mindset of the average yard sale shopper. Basically, they want something for a "steal." Most will scoff …

NYC Music Map Pinpoints The City's Greatest Song References

Here is your one stop shop for songs about New York City. Constantine Valhouli, a real estate developer who became internet famous with a fake Jack Kerouac prank, made a map with more than 200 dropped pins referencing songs about New York.<p>"Hotel Chelsea Nights" by Ryan Adams sits on 23rd Street …

5 Myths About Corn You Should Stop Believing

Ahh -- there's nothing quite like a crisp cob of sweet corn in the summer. But even though there's no contesting the deliciousness of corn -- just off the grill is our preference, but also great from the oven or even microwaved -- there seem to be a few myths that persist about the healthfulness of …

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

<i>By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you live longer. It's 100 percent free, and all you have to do to get it is go outside. Seems like something everyone would have plenty of, right? Well, that …

5 Ways to Outsmart the Supermarket and Lose Weight

Do candy bars have a tendency to jump off the shelves and into your cart when you're at the supermarket? You're not alone. From the weekly circulars to the cash register, the entire grocery-shopping experience is designed to ensure you spend as much time and money on junk food as possible.<p>But fear …

Set Up for Sleep

More often than not do you find yourself staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning as your mind reels from the day, or even counting sheep in a desperate attempt to get to sleep at night? While it is recommended adults get seven to eight hours of sleep nightly, the average working adult gets …

6 Things I've Decided To Stop Stressing About

My 11th grade English teacher repeatedly told my class, "don't replace action with worry." Now when she said this, I'll admit it went in one ear and out the other while I was worrying about the next paper due. However, I have recently been reminded of her words while interning for Healthy Living.<p>As …

9 Practical Things I Wish I Knew Before I Said 'I Do'

The more I interact with young married couples, the more clear it becomes that a healthy marriage is an increasingly unnatural and confusing "craft" for most today.<p>In this light, I recently asked a handful of my favorite married influencers and thinkers for their single best advice for young …

This 'Rude' Cover Turns The Sexist Chart-Topper Into A Feminist Anthem

Magic!'s "Rude" kicked Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" from the throne atop the Billboard Hot 100, but the song has inspired more backlash than loving remakes.<p>"Rude" tells the dumb tale of a dude who asks for a dad's blessing to marry his daughter. The father says no and the narrator says, "I'm gonna marry …

Dreamers vs. Realists

<i>"There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You would think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists but... more often than not, the opposite is true. You see the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the</i> …

A Random Guy Asked This Poet A Sexist, Obscene Question; Her Response Will Give You Chills

Venessa Marco was at a bodega when the man behind the counter asked her if she could deep throat. He said, “You look like the kind of girl who can swallow.”<p>Refusing to shrink from the question, as degrading and presumptuous as it was, Marco responded in the best way possible — and she’s captured it …

What a Family Vacation Taught Me About Death and Happiness

Some of life's most profound changes start as existential crises. In 2013, my husband and I were having a whopper of one. Approaching middle age and facing financial challenges, we were increasingly disenchanted with commercialism and its implicit message that happiness is something that can be …

Simple Summer Treats

Now that summer is finally here, I've been doing a lot of outdoor cooking. I'll take any excuse to fire up the grill instead of turning on the oven! The one exception for turning on the oven is when I'm making whoopie pies. In fact, I've discovered that they make a perfect "cookie shell" for ice …