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How to increase emotional intelligence: 5 powerful secrets

Emotional Intelligence. Another “it” theory of the moment. The media’s panacea of the week. Another great thing we all need — that nobody seems to be …

How much turmeric should you actually be taking?

By now you know: Inflammation is considered by many to be the root cause of some major health ailments (everything from bloating to autoimmune …

When it comes to nut milk, what’s the most sustainable option?

You know a health-food trend has gone mainstream the second it winds up on a Starbucks menu. But when it comes to finding a dairy substitute that’s …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy

Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it's time to find a new partner to do business with.<p>I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the …

Psychology

How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to <i>Freddie Mac’s</i> latest <i>Primary Mortgage Market Survey</i><i>,</i> interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have …

How to Get Serious About Creating Retirement Income

Follow these three steps.<p>In a recent survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 41% of CPA financial planners said that …

9 Brain Exercises to Keep You Productive and Happy

Feeling gloomy or burned out? These mental exercises can help you stay focused.<p>Originally published by <b>Gretchen Rubin</b> on LinkedIn: Try These Surprising and Intriguing Brain Exercises<p>Dorothea Brande was an American writer and editor, well known for her books <i>Wake Up and Live</i> and <i>Becoming a Writer</i> (a …

Happiness

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

DIY - Brick Paver Patio - Quiet Corner

Manufactured brick pavers are a durable and inexpensive material choice when installing a brick paver patio.<p>TOOLS<p>rake<br>• spade<br>• hand tamper<br>• rubber …

Making a Water Garden

Bring an exotic touch to your patio, water garden, deck, or yard by making a small water garden in a tub.<p>Use a plastic or glazed ceramic container or …

America Becomes What Its Founders Feared

Alexander Hamilton once remarked, “The People, sir, are a great beast.” During American presidential campaigns, it is obligatory to celebrate "the …

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to …

Cannabis

'The Crazy Way I Paid Off My Mortgage Fast'

The average American homeowner owes $164,217 on his mortgage. That's a hefty sum, which explains why most of us chip away at paying it back over, oh, 30 years. And yet, certain homeowners pay off their mortgage at a much faster clip -- and it's not because they're millionaires, either.<p>Check out the …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In fact, Steve Jobs famously trained his brain using Zen mindfulness …

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

Time Management

Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities

<i>An annuity can be a very smart retirement investment for many people. That's not just because an annuity can provide a secure revenue stream — a monthly check — for the rest of your life, no matter how long you live. On top of that, the longer you live, the more you get what's called a "mortality</i> …

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement

Investing for retirement doesn't have to be hard. You read up on how to put together a diverse mix of low-cost index funds, bonds, etc. Then keep setting aside all you can into that retirement account. Easy.<p>But when you actually retire and start spending that money, that's like going from playing …

Here are the top 10 countries where British criminals launder their money

Often people will take money abroad to do this, hoping that the cross-border aspect will make it harder to trace. A recent report from the UK government identified the top 10 countries British criminals turn to when they want to clean their cash, based on 5 years worth of criminal assets recovered …

How I finally won my weight war at 50

Who says you have to give in to middle-age spread? Not Lowri Turner - who after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting - says she's never been fitter<p>It’s the small moments that remind me of how different I am now. Like the time recently when I was in a changing room with my eight-year-old daughter and she …

This is why your brain wants you to keep eating cheese

Cheese, with its impossible-to-resist combination of fat, salt, and creaminess, certainly <i>feels</i> like it could be addictive. It would explain why that second (or third, or fourth) slice of pizza calls to you so loudly, even after you think you're full.<p>With a growing body of evidence that suggests …

Nutrition

Baby boomers are what's wrong with America's economy

One moment in the third Republican presidential debate encapsulates everything terrible about baby boomers and the way they've pillaged the U.S. economy.<p>It came from Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Generation Xer, who offered the standard line - you can hear it from the mouth of almost any American …

Holiday Home Swap

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

The government's new retirement savings account is now available across the US

It's called the myRA, which stands for My Retirement Account.<p>MyRA has been in a pilot program with a select group of employees since 2014, but was launched nationwide on Wednesday, meaning anyone can now participate.<p>It's geared towards people who don't have a lot of savings, and operates similarly …

Breakfast Choices: What Healthy People Who Maintain Their Weight Eat

It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and your choices at this meal may be key to maintaining a healthy body weight. A new study conducted at VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland by researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab studied a group of …

The water wars are coming: Civilization will never survive climate calamity

Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference<p>At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held. Officially known as the 21st …

Researchers have found which apps share the most data with third party sites

"Our results show that many mobile apps share potentially sensitive user data with third parties, and that they do not need visible permission requests to access the data," the research states.<p>The researchers looked at 110 apps in total — half Android, half iOS — on two separate dates, noting where …

This is what El Niño will do to the global economy

A strong El Niño, for example, is often associated with flooding and warm weather in Peru, drought in Indonesia, Africa, and Australia, torrential rains in Southern California, and a mild winter in the US northeast.<p>Equities analysts at Macquarie, led by Niraj Shah, believe they have worked out what …

China will announce a drastic environmental plan that some US lawmakers have been trying to pass for years

The plan — which is meant to encourage the use of clean energy sources by putting annual limits on the amount of carbon pollution that can be emitted — represents a significant step for the world's second-largest economy.<p>The agreement, expected to begin in 2017, could help set the tone for global …