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Elements of Effective Communication You Can't Afford to Miss

Many people believe that long distance relationships are never going to work out. Your family may discourage it, and some of your best friends may …

Relationships

Psychiatrist Defines 16 Personality Types, Which One Are You?

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

15 Travel Blogs Every Travel Lover Needs To Know

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Alzheimer's Disease

8 Inexpensive Vacation Alternatives To Big-Ticket Getaways

When it comes to choosing travel destinations, certain trusted standards spring to mind: Paris for urban exploring. The Bahamas for beach lolling. Greece for island hopping. Napa for wine.<p>The trouble is that these popular spots can prove pricey. Luckily, there are plenty of alternative …

Infographic: What Beer and Coffee Do To Your Brain (And Which Makes You More Creative)

Now that you know where to go for the right kind of coffee or beer, it’s time to learn the right reason for either choice. According to Ryoko Iwata …

Coffee

11 Ways that Keep You Focused

When it comes to getting things done – whether we’re talking about David Allen’s wildly popular methodology or just the act of doing stuff – the …

Productivity

How to Take Better Photographs

Some people think that great photography requires an expensive camera, but good technique is more important than expensive equipment. If you are …

Do-it-yourself retirement v the plan that guarantees your income for years

A new idea in California could wrest retirement away from the financial industry and guarantee income for generations at risk<p>There is a long-running idea in American life that all trends start on the west coast and move east. When it comes to the subject of retirement planning, let's hope that's …

Wealthy people are less likely to retire, report says

What do you do after working hard all your life and becoming wealthy? The answer, apparently, is you keep working.<p>Contradicting the notion that the financially well-off will retire in grand fashion once they’re able to, a new study says wealthy people are more inclined to keep working.<p>Of five …

Retirement Funds | How To Invest - Consumer Reports

<b>When choosing where to invest my 401(k), I put 70 percent in an index mutual fund that is tied to the S&P 500. The remaining 30 percent I put in</b> …

The Irrational Retirement Choices We Make

Funny thing about the way we make key decisions on when and how to retire: Often, we’re not very rational. And a few new, fascinating studies just presented at the annualRetirement Research Consortium meeting in Washington, D.C., prove it.<p>There’s actually a good reason why economists characterize …

Golden rules for retirement need a rewrite

They are considered golden rules of investing, designed to address investors' two biggest questions about retirement: How much money will I need and how do I make it last?<p>But experts at some of Canada's largest financial institutions say the 70-per-cent rule – that you will need 70 per cent of your …

Saving Retirement By Changing Retirement Savings Vehicles

The retirement system has long been broken in the U.S.<p>Fixing it will require some political will — something in short supply these days — but it can be done.<p>It’s long been known that 401(k)s are too costly, risky and won’t provide enough income for future retirees. Workers need a plan outside of …

SMART INVESTOR: Here Are 5 Principles To Retire Well

This is a trend that seems to persist even as Americans have begun to recover from the Great Recession. To help break the cycle, we thought we'd share these 5 key principles of money management recommended by <i>AARP The Magazine</i> to ensure a healthy retirement fund:<p>1: Live not just within your means, …

Retirement

How To Give Retirement Savings A Major Boost

Worried about your retirement savings? If so, well, that’s normal. Few people worry early enough, so the fact that you’re even thinking about it now is a good sign.<p>What can you do about it? The simple answer is “save more.” But there are good strategies, ideas retirees often put into place well …

How Family Vacations Can Prepare You For Retirement

I live a double life. Not in some secretive, covert way but, rather, at different ends of the life spectrum. At work, my client base is primarily retired people between the ages of 60 and 75 while, at home, I have a blended family with four kids ages five through eight.<p>Initially, you might think …

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4 Annuity Mistakes to Avoid

Make the wrong move and you could forfeit a variable annuity's guarantees.<p>Variable annuities have become a huge business, holding more than $1.6 …

The Distinct, Positive Impact of a Good Dad

How fathers contribute to their kids' lives<p>Are dads dispensable? A lot of scholars and writers weighing in on fatherhood these days have come to the conclusion that they are. As Jennifer Aniston, for example, once put the point in the high-profile context of a press conference: "Women are realizing …

Tummy Time May Not Have Measurable Benefits

"Tummy time," the daily periods when parents are urged to place an infant on his or her stomach to encourage motor development, may not be as helpful as initially believed, according to a new study published in the journal Early Human Development. More from The New York Times:<p>Canadian researchers …

How To Overcome Shyness At A Party

Paul Sanders<p>Read full profile<p>Parties and social gatherings can be great for you to meet new friends, but if your shyness prevents from being able to …

Credit Card Debt

Are We Intimidated By Decision Making?

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

28 Cleaning Tips for Lazy People

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Finding out what you really want to do in life

For the past month I have been reading a book based on the life of Tulsidas, one of the greatest religious poets of India. He is credited with …