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Make Your Computer Last (Almost) Forever With Some Simple Tricks

Computer makers expect you to buy a new one every three years or so. That's nuts! Extend the life of your machine with some basic maintenance.

6 Things the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know About Them

The IRS probably won't ever audit you. Learn why that's the case, along with five other surprising facts about the government tax collectors.

Infographic: Always Know Who Should Pick Up the Check

It can be tricky deciding who picks up the tab after dinner. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure you pay in the right situations.

4 Surprising Places to Find Deals on Health Care

A Groupon for hip replacement? We're not quite there yet, but in the meanwhile, here's how the Internet is changing the health care market.

10 Things That Improve Your Health in Your Home Office

Are you sick of work...or is work making you sick? Try some simple home office changes that can help you feel better — and be more productive.

Are Your Lights Making You Tired?

Do you lose your energy and glow every afternoon? Or do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? Your problem could be your lights.

Why You Should Never Feel Guilty About Eating Ice Cream

Nobody really needs a reason to eat ice cream, but just in case, here are five — plus the science behind why you get brain freeze!

Everything You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment remains high, even years after the Great Recession. If the worst happens with your job, here's how to get help.

4 Reasons Why Starting a Small Business is Easier than You Think

I started a thriving business at home doing what I love. Learn how you can overcome the common excuses and do the same!

You CAN Learn a New Language — Just Use One of These 3 Apps

Learning a language requires time and effort, but with these apps make it easy as it can be. The best part? Some of them are free!

5 Great Ways to Network That Don't Feel Sleazy

Referrals and facetime are great ways to land new clients (or a new job) — but you don't have to be a phony. Put yourself out there with these tips!

Make Your Fridge Last (Almost) Forever With These 8 Tips

Take care of your fridge, and it will take care of your food for years and years. Start with these simple refrigerator maintenance tricks.

The Only 3 Budgeting Apps You Need to Know About

Getting control of your money is a lot easier with a budget, and these budgeting apps make the process super simple.

11 Frugal Ways to Land a Client

Impress your clients with these unique and budget-friendly networking ideas.

How to Store Herbs to Make Them Last Longer and Taste Better

Herbs too often lose flavor before use, which means wasted herbs and money. Keep your herbs fresher longer with some simple storage tricks.

10 Cheap Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Protect your family and keep the air you breathe clean, fresh, and pure with these simple, low-cost indoor air quality improvements.

This Is How You Win Sweepstakes

There is one big secret to winning contests and sweepstakes — and it might surprise you. Read on for more tips and advice from a consistent winner.

The Simple Way to Make Multitasking Actually Work

The evidence is clear that multitasking isn't very productive. But that doesn't mean multitasking isn't an efficient use of time — if you can learn to juggle.

Life Skills 101: How to Deliver Bad News to Anyone

Bad news isn't easy for anybody involved — speaker or listener. Make it as painless as possible by following these suggestions.

16 Time and Money Saving Apps for Freelancers

Starting a freelance career is daunting, but this collection of apps and online services will take the fear out of invoicing, file storage, and a lot more!