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Happily Ever After: How to Stay Married for 29 Years (and Counting)

What's the secret to staying together for a long, long, long time? Hear what one woman who's been happily married for almost 30 years has to say.

How to Be Fearless and Do What You Want

Overcoming fear sounds easy when the motivational experts advise it. Get from the scary here to the confident there with practice, planning, and a little playacting.

10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier

Want to develop healthier habits? Become the Six Million Dollar You with the help of these 10 cheap (or free!) self-improvement apps.

8 Ways to Be a Better Human by Living Like a Vampire

If you can look past their blood thirst and fundamental moral depravity, vampires have a lot to teach us about being human.

6 Reasons You're Not as Happy as You'd Like to Be

Stuck in a rut? Here are six reasons you may be feeling blue and ways to pick yourself up, from jolting your routine to clearing away clutter.

12 Proactive Things You Can Do Right Now

You don't need a list of resolutions to start living a better life. Start today with these simple steps that can lead to a happier and healthier you.

Techniques for Escaping Long-Term Unemployment

Not having a job isn't just financially trying, it can also be downright depressing. Help combat long-term unemployment with these techniques.

14 Things You Should Spend More Time On

You might schedule your day up to the last minute with Important Things to Do — but for a happy, healthy life, don't forget about these 14.

But I Don't Want To! Secrets to Self-Motivation

There are only a few things that really motivate us, such as fear, money, love, and hate. But what happens when these aren't enough to get us going?

Frugal Ways to Help Your Child Get the Best Education

Making sure your kids get the best education possible isn't always easy, but these resources can help you create a challenging curriculum on the cheap.

Make Friends and Be Happy: Why Cultivating Relationships Is Good for You

We all know that friends are wonderful — but for reasons ranging from good health to accountability, they might be more important than you realize.

Surprising Things That Can Kill Your Credit

We're all familiar with the damage a late payment can do to a credit score. But there are plenty of other credit-sinkers you might not know about.

How to Improve Your Memory (and Even Get a Little Smarter)

Whether you want to guard against dementia or just get better at remembering your grocery list, these suggestions will help you boost your brain power.

6 Easy Ways to Get Back on Track

When you just can't seem to get anything going, these simple-but-effective techniques will help you get motivated.

4 Ways to Have a Better Day

Whether your day is annoying, infuriating, sad, frustrating, or just plain dumb, learn how you can turn it around.

Lessons We Can Learn From Blockbuster's Demise

As the video giant Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, marketing experts everywhere are asking the same question: what went wrong?

Do You Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is much more than just divvying up your coin collection and jewelry. Quite the contrary, there are a number of issues that a good estate plan can address.

5 Tips to Acing An Interview

If you're contemplating a new job search, you may be dreading the many interviews that lie ahead...And why wouldn't you? They're grueling. But before you work yourself into a panic

5 Easy Ways to Save in 2010

With the New Year coming up fast, we're all busy making resolutions...one of which, is undoubtedly to find ways to save more. But saving isn't always easy, especially when you're a

Forgiven Debt Isn't Really Forgiven At All

Thinking of settling that debt with your credit card companies? You might want to think again. While debt settlement offers can be very attractive, there's often a nasty little sur