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Proposed Changes Put Roth IRA Advantages at Risk

Millions of U.S. investors are smitten with the Roth IRA. Contributions to the retirement vehicle topped $500 billion by the end of 2013, according to a report by the Investment Company Institute, a mutual-fund trade organization.<p>But President Barack Obama's 2015 budget includes a pair of proposals …

7 easy ways to shake up your daily routine

For busy professionals, daily routines and rituals provide much-needed structure and comfort in the midst of a hectic schedule. A granola bar in the …

How Trekking Poles Can Make Your Hike Easier, Faster And Safer

You've seen people using them — walking with "ski poles" through the mountains — but what are they for? Trekking poles add stability, support and …

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The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption feature

Security boost initially available on Android app, with an iOS version coming soon<p>More than 600 million WhatsApp users are about to benefit from default end-to-end encryption, which should prevent any snoops spying on their communications.<p>The security boost comes after the Facebook-owned messaging …

The Four-Week Workout to Thigh-High Skirt Worthy Legs

It all started with Angelina Jolie's infamous thigh-baring 2012 Oscar gown (and the memes that followed). Now high-slit skirts and dresses have flooded the market and we're all about showing off some leg (sorry crop tops, your moment is up).<p>Luckily, there's still a little time before we have to …

How Do I Get More Organized and Where Do I Start?

Yep, the 2 questions organizers hear all the time. Would you be shocked if I told you the answer is easy? Simple? Doable? Even if you aren’t the OCD …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

Gear review for the PCT: pack, hydration, kitchen, electronics, etc.

This is the third part in my gear review series from my 2014 PCT hike. Here, I describe what I liked and disliked about my pack, hydration system, …

7 WAYS YOU'RE MAKING WEIGHT-LOSS HARDER

You’ve been going to the gym and crushing it for a while now. Maybe even years. You’ve got protein containers at your place, and you even advertise …

How I Learned to Stop Hating Running

I'd struggled to become a runner for years…until I registered for a triathlon and had the most fun I never thought I'd have.<p>Running is my kryptonite. I lead an active lifestyle and love to hike, swim, climb, the works, but my friends have long known that if they so much as suggest going for a run, …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Use the SMART Method to Set Achievable Goals for Your Finances

Deciding you want to save money for an emergency fund, retirement, or just for fun is great. Having a plan to get there is an entirely different …

Protect Your Wood From Nasty Glue Overflow with Tape

When you're joining two boards with glue, you might get a little glue overflow along the joint. Avoid that problem with a bit of tape and a razor …

Translate Big Purchases Into Years of Retirement for the Big Picture

Chances are, when you went to buy a car, you considered it through two lenses: the money you have, and the monthly payments you can afford. There may …

Prep Your Yard for the Winter Months with Help from This Graphic

The harsh cold of winter can do a number on your yards if you don't take the proper precautions. This handy graphic has tips for preparing your lawn, …

The CIA Escape and Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents to be prepared for everything and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but includes everything …

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

The Power of Sleep

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