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9 different ages for claiming Social Security -- and what they mean to you

Not sure when to file for benefits? Here's a rundown of your choices.<p>Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social …

Retirement

8 Fantastic French Beauty Products You Can Find on Amazon

If you’ve ever wanted to try French skincare but can’t exactly get yourself to France, then you’re in luck. You can find the best (and the most …

France

72 Clever Gifts On Amazon That Women Actually Want

Amazon

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Everything You Need to Know About Amex Purchase Protection

When deciding which travel rewards card to use for large purchases, it’s important to look beyond the points and miles you earn. Card issuers strive …

Personal Finance

What Strategist Readers Are Buying: Puffer Coats and Wireless Headphones

Welcome back to Your Shopping Cart, wherein we break out the top five products that you, devoted Strategist readers, all bought in droves. Think of …

Shopping

The $11 Brazilian Hair Treatment That Finally Made Me Love My Hair

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple. For more stories like it, visit realsimple.com.</i><p>The natural texture of my hair can be summed up in …

Hair

Rick Steves: What’s new in France and Switzerland for 2018

France and Switzerland are two of Europe's most appealing destinations, but they're constantly changing, so I've gathered these new items for your 2018 travel planning.<p>In Paris, prices at the Eiffel Tower are up nearly 50% to help fund a 15-year renovation, including a bulletproof, 8-foot glass …

France

My 4 Favorite Restaurants in Portugal

It’s always a treat to try some famous higher end restaurants when you travel. I’ll admit to not always taking the opportunity to do this. And of …

European Travel

The DASH Diet Is Great For Weight Loss, So Why Is No One Following It?

The DASH diet often flies under the radar, especially when compared to buzzy diets such as the Keto diet, but it’s one of the most widely-respected …

Nutrition

Facebook 101: All the Facebook Privacy Settings You Need to Check

Before you go ahead and delete your Facebook — don't lie, you've been thinking about it — consider this. Facebook offers users a wide variety of …

Apps

These simple steps will ensure you never lose an Apple device ever again

There are few worse feelings than realizing you left your expensive gadget somewhere and have no idea where to look for it. It’s all happened to us …

Personal Information

15 Most Incredible Castles in Germany

if you're looking to add a touch of royal treatment to your next trip, take a look at our list of the most beautiful castles in Germany...

European Travel

Spouses Who Have This 1 View of Their Partner are Twice as Happy in Life

Apparently the key to a thriving relationship also makes you happier in life.<p>There are a lot of reasons to get married. One is being in love. Another is wanting the tax break. Yet another is the desire to publicly commit to your best friend that you will be with him or her forever, no matter what. …

Happiness

This $12 Drugstore Hair Treatment Can Restore a Year’s Worth of Damage

When you're dealing with extremely damaged hair—dry, brittle strands that snap in half the minute they come in contact with a hairbrush—it seems like …

Hair Care

This Product Straight Up Eliminated My Need For Foundation

• Popsugar<br>• Beauty<br>• Shoppable<p>Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment<p>This Product Straight Up Eliminated My Need For Foundation<p>Shares<p>A …

This wireless patch can predict a heart attack before it happens

A tiny, wireless patch developed by health tech startup Smartcardia can supposedly determine whether you’re going to have heart complications before …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

There's 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

IPhone 8

The Best Places to Travel in Europe in March

It's the shoulder season — and festival season — in Europe this month.<p>It’s shoulder season in Europe, and the kids are off from school — what more …

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

With tickets for Eurostar’s direct service to Amsterdam on sale from 20 February, we pick some of the city’s best restaurants, parks and cultural attractions away from the tourist centre<p>Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described …

European Travel

These photos will make you want to travel to Switzerland

Set against the backdrop of the Alps, most of Switzerland looks like it's straight out of a postcard.<p>It may be a small country, but it boasts …

European Travel

44 Beauty & Grooming Products That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

Beauty

20 Amazing Places In Asia To Visit Before You Die : Asia Travel

Planning a trip to Asia? From exotic tropical islands and wild jungles to vibrant mega metropolises, Asia is one massive and diverse continent …

Kodi Box Lawsuits: Netflix and Amazon join Dragon Box writ | Trusted Reviews

<b>The makers of a streaming box that advisers customers to “stop paying for Netflix” are being sued by the video on-demand giant.</b><p>Both Netflix and …

Televisions

Teacher with eczema so severe she looked like 'burns victim' cured by £8 cream meant for COW UDDERS

A young teacher with eczema so severe she 'looked like a burns victim' has been cured by a cream meant for cow udders.<p>Megan Underwood, 22, was first …

Medicine

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Backpacking Germany on a Budget - 2018 Ultimate Travel Guide

As a lover of cool cities and good beer, I am totally enamored with Germany. While famous for its fast cars and pretzels, there is so much more to …

Germany