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Couscous and Burrata Cheese Salad Recipe: For Crunch and Texture

Carlos Aparicio, executive chef of Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel in Washington, shares his Israeli Couscous recipe with cherry tomato, …

Cooking

12 Essential Oil Beauty Recipes To Naturally Improve Your Skin & Hair

Essential oils are pretty amazing for aromatherapy. Add 'em to your bath or a diffuser and allow whatever scent you choose to help alter your mood. …

Beauty

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Saving for Retirement

If we ever hope to stop working and enjoy our golden years, we have to save and invest for our retirement. Here are ten things to know so we can grow …

How to Make Money as An Amazon Affiliate

Earlier this week, a newer blogger asked me how to make money as an Amazon affiliate.<p>It reminded me that about a year and a half ago, I was in the …

How to Grow Potatoes in Pots or Growing Bags

Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully …

Gardening

The Saver's Tax Credit: Free Money to Save For Retirement

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's fairly common knowledge that contributions to your 401(k), traditional IRA (individual retirement account), and other pre-tax retirement accounts are generally tax-deductible. However, many people aren't aware of the other major retirement savings tax break, the …

Retirement

The One Stock I Bought Because Trump Was Elected President

Image credit: Alex Hanson, via Flickr.<p>I firmly believe that you should <i>never</i> make an investment decision based solely on politics. We give far too much weight to presidents when it comes to our economy. And even if elected officials were the only real catalysts to economic growth (they aren't), …

Stocks

The Dhandho Investor

• <b>Author:</b> Mohnish Pabrai<p><b>A comprehensive value investing framework for the individual investor</b><br>In a straightforward and accessible manner, <i>The Dhandho Investor</i> lays out the powerful framework of value investing. Written with the intelligent individual investor in mind, this comprehensive guide distills …

50 Side Jobs to Help You Make an Extra $500 or More This Month

Grandfathered into an amazing unlimited data plan for your phone or tablet?<p>You can sell that.<p>If you’re not making use of all those GBs, put it up on …

Purchasing a Home Without a Realtor: What You Need to Know

You may be able to save money by buying a home without a realtor. Here are some actions that you can take in order to make homeownership a reality …

Real Estate

Feed a Large Family on $10 a Day with a 14-Day Rotating Meal Plan

Food is one of our biggest expenses, but one mom, who feeds a family of 7 on just $300 a month, shows us that it’s possible to eat well without …

Food

5 Intelligent Ways to Make Enough Side Income to Ultimately Quit Your Job

Are you planning to initiate a side income? Is the plan good enough to quit your full-time, decent-earning job? Yes, the renowned novel idea of …

Finance

One Of The Most Affordable Options For Retirement In The Caribbean

<b>An Affordable Piece Of Paradise In The Caribbean</b><p>I am a big fan of little Belize. I've been recommending Ambergris Caye, Belize's Caribbean face, for years and, more recently, the country's Cayo District for its back-to-basics self-resilient lifestyle.<p>Another part of this country is worth a look, …

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life.Continue reading on The Mission »

Happiness

William H. Macy And Stephen Colbert Call A Family Meeting For America

It's much needed.<p>Actor William H. Macy had a heart-to-heart with the nation on Friday.<p>The “Shameless” star joined “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert for a “family meeting” with America, in which the two dads talked about pretty much everything from porn, puberty, taking drugs, Thanksgiving fireworks, …

Stephen Colbert

The Art Of Breaking Free. A Step-by-Step Guide To Forgiveness.

I am furious, disappointed and deeply hurt. "How could she have betrayed me so badly? A 'friend' of so many years? Really?!?"<p>Within the inner chaos caused by this shock, one thing is clear:<p>"I will never forgive her!" A longstanding friend has just turned into the enemy. It can't get any worse than …

Forgiveness

Investing for Income in Retirement

<b>Podcast Transcript</b><p>Host: Baie Netzer, CFA, Investment Strategy Specialist, Wells Fargo Private Bank<p>Guest: John Lynch, CFA, Regional Chief Investment …

Retirement

This investor splits his portfolio into four buckets

<b>Gary Milne</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Retired IT professional<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Includes four buckets: 1) Bank savings accounts and term deposits; 2) “Strong companies with a moderate yield” such as Exelon Corp. and Intel Corp.; 3) Stocks and ETFs with “a strong monthly dividend” such as the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial …

Investing

5 Easy Ways to Decide Priorities in Life

You're reading 5 Easy Ways to Decide Priorities in Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Motivation

The Five Essential Oils That Calm Stress And Anxiety

More and more evidence confirms that an aid to treating anxiety is Essential oils. Essential oils are oils from sweet smelling plant sources like …

Essential Oils

6 Ways Leaders Win Big by Simply Showing Their Human Side (Employees Win Big, Too)

By being totally true to yourself and others, the benefits are tremendous.<p>"It's just how I roll," I'll hear often from some of my clients. When I coach them to display authenticity--to show their humanity--what I'm really asking them to do is to bring out their best selves, which may not …

Employment

Listen to this sound bath recording for some super-healing self care

<i>Sara Auster, one of the rockstars of New York City’s booming sound bath scene, has generously offered up a five-minute crystal singing bowls</i> …

Meditation

5 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Image source: Getty Images.<p>I bet you can think of plenty of reasons not to retire early. For example, you might face steep healthcare costs, you might run out of money, or you might get bored. Those are legitimate concerns, yet there are some good reasons to consider retiring early anyway. Here's a …

Social Security

Smart Problem-Solving IKEA Hacks

Those Swedes are pretty clever with their stylish designs and flat-pack furniture, but we U.S. residents have a few tricks up our sleeves as well. We …

Interior Design

What Diet For Diabetics Out-Performed The American Diabetes Association’s Recommendations

In this interview, she gives some shocking information on a study done with diabetics.<p>One group ate the diet recommended by the American Diabetes …

Healthy Eating

Even After Being Rescued, Two Abandoned Puppies Won’t Stop Hugging Each Other

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, two strays were discovered on the streets. They were lost and confused, and all they had was each other. So they simply …

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Container homes are often thought to be cramped, gloomy and lacking in style or personality. But this <i>Pocket House,</i> designed by the Brazilian …

Houses

The Diets That Actually Have a Scientific Backing

There is a ton of confusing, often contradictory information about what diets work and which ones are healthy. This video breaks down many of the …

Healthy Eating

The Best Way to Shed Weight? Go Vegan

There are a lot of different diet plans out there: paleo, Weight Watchers, Atkins, and even a number of government recommendations. Each with its own …

Veganism