Vicky Lightner Cox

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See all the new tweaks in iOS 11 beta 5

Just like clockwork, two weeks after the release of iOS 11 beta 4, Apple has graced developers with iOS 11 beta 5. As per usual, we went straight ahead and installed it to dig around and see what’s new. Among our finds were new camera settings and a pretty cool feature for FaceTime.<p>Check out all of …

Tutorials

How Flipboard Can Super-Charge Your Blog

It’s safe to say that blogging is almost commonplace. It is the new business card. In today’s market, you need a blog to get not only seen but …

Social Media

Having Trouble With Plot? Look at Your Characters.

It’s become an old adage of writing advice that, in a great story, character and plot are inextricable from one another. Character doesn’t dominate, …

The No-GPS Road Trip

The acquisition of new technology is often a nonevent. Who remembers when they got their first email account, or Netflix subscription? You don't recognize these things as significant until much later. But I know exactly when I stepped into the world of GPS navigation: September 2006. Because that's …

Teen suicides now outnumber homicides — and smartphone use could be playing a major role

In 2011, for the first time in more than two decades, suicide began killing more teenagers than homicide.<p>And according to research presented in a recent article in The Atlantic, excerpted from a book written by Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, smartphones and social media …

Ikea’s new catalog is here: 10 best things to shop now

It’s all about flexible living<p>August means a number of things: time to squeeze in one last summer getaway, all things back to school, or, for those of us obsessed with furniture and the home, sitting down with the newest Ikea catalog. The catalog, as symbolic of Ikea as Frakta bags or Swedish …

Furniture

Tip: How to Really Stretch Your Groin

Stretch your inner thigh and groin muscles the right way. Here's how.<p>You've probably seen that guy at the gym awkwardly stroking his groin or inner …

Yoga

8 Online Careers You Can Start Today From Home

All you need is a laptop and an internet connection.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to start a business and avoid having to lease commercial space and take out massive business loans? Well, thanks to the internet, there are several online businesses that …

Small Business

How to Be a Part-Time Day Trader

How Much Work Being Part-Time Really Takes<p>Updated September 05, 2017<p>You may be interested in day trading, but don't want to pursue it as a career or …

Trading

Teens are more stressed and anxious, but they don’t know why. Here’s how parents can help.

The teenage years can be tough, marked with physical and emotional changes, new choices and responsibilities, and evolving relationships with the people who surround us. But a recent report shows that hormones aren’t the only thing troubling the teen years; young people are increasingly showing a …

Parenting

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Fitness

10 Free Writing Apps and Tools

Writing isn’t always the easiest thing. Thankfully, there are all types of apps out there to help you stay organized and focused. Whether you are …

Roth IRA Conversion Spreadsheet

You may not realize it, but under today's tax laws, if you earn $75,900 a year in qualified dividend (or long-term capital gain) income and have no …

6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

These Copycat KIND Bars Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

<b>Heat the oven and prepare the baking pan.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment …

Dessert

Here Are the iOS 11 Features You Should Be Excited About

Set to arrive on your iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple iOS 11 brings a number of new features to the platform. Below are the ones we think you'll love the most.<p>The next version of Apple iOS is set to deliver a number of groundbreaking features, especially for iPad users. We spent some quality time …

These 6 Writing Apps Will Make You a Better Writer

We’ve come a long way, writers. Once, improving our writing skills meant writing (and later typing) our drafts, doing our best to revise and …

10 Vegetable Side Dishes To Meal Prep On Sunday

When it comes to eating healthy during the week, the hardest part for me is getting in enough vegetables. I'm a pretty healthy eater, but vegetables …

Healthy Eating

14 '80s Movies You NEED to Show Your Kids Today (and Not a Disney Movie in Sight)

Every generation has their flicks. My parents made me sit through <b>Lawrence of Arabia</b> and <b>The Godfather</b>, but few flicks are as generationally relevant …

Movies

Here's Why You Shouldn't Bother Narrowing Down a Retirement Age

Many workers fixate on retiring at a specific age. Here's a better approach.<p>I've written many articles before designed to help readers identify their …

After almost 10 years as a financial planner, I've found the best way to keep track of my money is still a simple spreadsheet

But in order to reach your goals, you have to control the chaos. One of the easiest ways to keep track of your financial progress is to monitor your net worth: everything you own minus everything you owe.<p>Think of it like taking a photo of yourself every day for years— eventually, you'll be able to …

12 Amazing Free Things To See And Do In Los Angeles

The first thing you’ll notice about Los Angeles is how huge it is, it seems to stretch as far as the eye can see, with limitless possibilities of …

How to Foreshadow Like Alfred Hitchcock – ProWritingAid

<b>I love foreshadowing and if used correctly it will propel your story to exciting new heights. Think about some of your favorite movies or books and</b> …

Creative Writing

I Make These 4 Recipes Every Sunday to Help With Weight Loss

Prepping food for the week is one of the most effective ways I stay on track when it comes to eating healthy and avoiding overeating. If I don't prep meals and snacks, dinner will end up being an entire bag of chips with guacamole or a pint of Ben & Jerry's almond milk ice cream (or both!). So to …

Healthy Eating

A fitness blogger broke down exactly how she got her butt in incredible shape

The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>UK-based fitness blogger Emma O'Neill recently shared side-by-side Instagram photos showing a transformation in her lower</b> …

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

How to stop procrastinating, according to a bestselling author whose weird-sounding mental trick helps him write 5,000 words a day

In fact — and apologies to all the grammar nerds out there —there's a meaningful difference between the two sentences. And the first one could be a more useful way to describe your creative anxiety.<p>It's a technique that Mark Manson uses, and that he shares in his ebook, "The Guide to …

The Best Train Ride in America Costs Only $97

All aboard!<p>Hands down, one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America's vast beauty is by train. Don't believe us? Then allow us to introduce you to Amtrak's Coast Starlight, which has been called "one of America's most beautiful train rides" since the 1940s.<p>Starting in Seattle and ending in …