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The Really Surprising Thing People Get Wrong In Retirement — and 4 Steps to Overcome It

Is it possible we're spending too little?<p>Saving money can be difficult. But spending it? That part was supposed to be easy for retirees who’ve spent …

To Be Successful, Focus on Helping Others

Success is not as hard as you think.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Do you care about getting your social media numbers up? Do you want people to love and adore you?<p>The problem is you're focusing on the wrong things. Don't concentrate on yourself or what you want from other people. …

Essays

Social Security’s Bend Points: What Are They?

Understanding bend points is critical to understanding how much money you'll receive in Social Security when you retire.<p>Social Security is a major …

12 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

You already know about all the secret perks that come with a Prime membership, but some of these lesser-known Amazon shopping tips can help save more …

Shopping

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

Why religion is literally false and metaphorically true | Bret Weinstein

Here Are All the Best Job Posting Sites for Every Single Industry

So you can go beyond the usual suspects.<p>You’re probably well-acquainted with the most popular job boards and if you’re deep in the job search …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Build Emotional Intelligence

The most important thing when you're trying to learn a skill often is to just be quiet.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jennifer</b> …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

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 …

Washington University in St. Louis

Paying NYC Taxes Now Is 'No Brainer' After GOP Bill, Expert Says

Paying next year's taxes early will likely let you deduct them from your federal income taxes in April.<p>NEW YORK, NY — New York City residents can pay …

3 Ways to Have a Happy Retirement, According to People Who've Already Retired

How to tilt the odds in your favor.<p>“Happiness,” it’s been said, “is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will evade you.” In other …

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.<p>Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That …

15 Property Management Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Passive Income From Real Estate

Purchasing real estate for investment income is a sound strategy, if you stay on top of your property.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a landlord or just looking to make money with real estate, it's crucial to understand how to manage a property the right way. …

Real Estate

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read

Are these on your wish list?<p>There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his …

The 5 Best Investment Apps to Download in 2018

Make and save money with these must-have apps<p>Updated July 10, 2018<p>Investment apps are growing to become one of the top options for new investors to …

Investing

Suze Orman Says You're Not Ready to Retire Until You've Done This

"You should be grabbing every opportunity you can to eliminate the known risks in your retirement plan."<p>My fellow baby boomers, we need to talk. More …

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

Skip the salt, start exercising and add these 20 delicious and nutritious foods to your diet!<p>New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has …

13 ways to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles—without products

Go into any store’s beauty section, and you’ll find a seemingly endless selection of eye creams that claim to get rid of under-eye puffiness and dark …

A dentist reveals 8 foods and drinks that are worse for your teeth than candy

We spoke to Dr. Mark Burhenne of AsktheDentist.com to learn the truth about what causes cavities and which foods and drinks to avoid. Surprisingly, they're not all sweets.<p>"Sugar isn't the cause of tooth decay; acid is," Dr. Burhenne said, explaining that when you eat something with sugar, bacteria …

Diet Soda

Asia’s 10 Best Universities In 2017

According to a recent ranking of universities in Asia, compiled by Times Higher Education, these are the best educational institutions.

Higher Education

Sheryl Sandberg credits Mark Zuckerberg with saving her life

Sandberg says Facebook founder and his wife ‘did so much’ for her after the sudden death of her husband<p>Sheryl Sandberg has credited Mark Zuckerberg with saving her life after the sudden death of her husband, saying the Facebook co-founder and his wife, Priscilla, were “why I’m walking”.<p>In an …

Sheryl Sandberg

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Renting vs. buying a home: Which is best for you?

Sara Woznicki, a 25-year-old Richmond, Va., native, spent most of her young adulthood sharing rentals with two or three roommates. When she realized …

Think You're Too Old to Start a Business? This Is Why You're Wrong

Don't buy into the idea that kids own innovation. Use age to your advantage.<p>Something's been bothering me more and more over the past couple of years. It's the notion that older entrepreneurs don't have the skills and talent to compete with those in their 20s. It's disappointing to me that the …

How the Rule of 55 Impacts Early Retirement | Investopedia

Whether you are a DIYer or are someone that is beginning to focus on retirement planning for your family, I hope this topic helps provide information …