Tracy Hodges

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This Startup Is Making It Incredibly Easy to Start a Business

Silicon Valley payments upstart Stripe said Wednesday it is debuting a new program, called Atlas, to help more entrepreneurs be able to set up U.S. …

How to Use Dumbbells to Tone Your Entire Bod

Most gyms have dumbbells to spare, but are you making the most of them? Being a lover of all things strength training, I've compiled a few of my favorite dumbbell moves to spice up your muscle-building routine. (Because you've probably met your quota for front squats and bicep curls, amiright?) …

Workouts

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

5 Clever Built-Ins Starring IKEA Shelves

These genius furniture hacks have us rethinking our living room storage.<p>If you've ever watched an episode of <i>House Hunters</i>, you know how built-ins can make a first-time home buyer squeal (on a scale of one to walk-in closets, they're probably about a seven). And we completely understand how one …

IKEA

The Simple Secret to Being a Successful Investor

3 easy steps<p>“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Steve Jobs, the late Apple cofounder, once said. That applies not just to designing Macs and …

5 Best Tech Stocks for Dividends, No FANGs Required

Time was, technology stocks rarely paid dividends. Today, the tech sector is the second-biggest provider of dividend payments in Standard & Poor’s …

3 Stocks to Buy for Income, Growth and Value

In a low-yield world, where's an income investor to turn? Certainly not to the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, where Janet Yellen …

Get Your Car Spotless with This DIY Upholstery Cleaner

You only need a few inexpensive ingredients to make your own DIY car upholstery cleaner and get the inside of your car looking like new again.<p>Those …

Meet the dreadlocked hippie who’s an encryption guru and has the NSA freaking out

While encryption and secured messaging has long been a topic of interest in tech circles, the issue became a mainstream and hot-button issue in 2013 …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Bespoke in Beijing: Where to Get Custom Clothes and Accessories in China's Capital

The best spots in Beijing for custom made, one-of-a-kind hats, shoes, and jewelry.<p>Statement hats<p>When it comes to custom headwear in China, milliner Elisabeth Koch is without rival. Her hats have topped the well-coiffed heads of Stella McCartney and Chinese A-list actresses like Zhang Ziyi. After …

10 Things A Startup Founder Learned About Money While Backpacking Around The World

"I realized I was living a childhood dream," he says of that moment, near the beginning of his year-long, 21-country travel adventure. "And I started wondering why I was the only one there. "<p>That epiphany became the first seed of his financial education website, Phroogal, which crowdsources …

9 Of The Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work.<p>Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.<p>No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are …

Self-help

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …

Workouts

Test Drive: 3 At-Home Workout DVD Reviews

Take a boxing, pilates or dance class from the comfort of your living room.<p><b>The workout:</b> Power Boxing Workout with Marlen Esparza, $12, target.com.<p><b>What it is:</b> A four-part workout led by the first female boxer to win an Olympic medal that teaches core, lower and upper body strengthening exercises and …

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The 5 Best-Selling Fragrances of 2014

From the editors of ELLE.com, a ranking of the most popular fragrances of the year.<p>You know when you walk into your favorite department store and are immediately inundated with hundreds of beauty products to choose from? It's an overwhelming feeling.<p>Thankfully, Rank & Style came along and …

Beauty

These are the best wireless headphones you can buy

Bowers & Wilkins, Audio-Technica, Sony, Beats, and a whole lot more<p>One of the ironies of headphones is that we often end up owning multiple pairs while busily pursuing the single ideal set of cans that will suit all our needs and circumstances. Never mind that the perfect headphones don’t exist; we …

12 Skills You Need to Develop a Website

1. Programming<p>The first skill one needs to master for being a web developer is programming. Many languages exist for different aims, but you need to …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Pilates Ab Workout, Define Your Waistline, Class FitSugar

Full Upper-body Pilates workout

10 min Pilates abs workout

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

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New nail salon for guys offers free beer and a man cave

New nail salon for guys offers free beer and a man cave<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>When you're in your local nail salon getting a manicure and a guy …

HappyFly Brand Design by Realist

Travel Agency Identity.<p>Realist is a graphic design and branding studio dedicated to delivering design solutions for different businesses around the …