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“Smart Pills” Will Soon Have You Swallowing Computers

Your doctor may soon be handing you tiny computers to swallow when telling you "take two and call me in the morning." That's because Proteus Digital Health, a British medical technology company, has recently begun large scale trials of its so-called "smart pills," equipped with tiny sensors to monitor your health from the inside out. Each pill contains a sensor the size of a pinhead, which, when p […]

10 Words to Never Use in a Job Interview

Job interviews are tough, if you're lucky enough to get one. A recent study found that 80% of the available jobs in the US are never advertised. And only 20% of people who apply for any given job actually get an interview. So, if you do have an interview lined up, congratulations; you've already beaten the odds. […]

8 Expensive Recipe Ingredients That Are Easy to Replace

As an avid home cook and baker, I've certainly had my fair share of mishaps in the kitchen. I've also learned some tricks along the way to make my hobby more rewarding and less expensive. As a vegetarian who favors vegan dishes, I've also become accustomed to substituting and swapping out certain foods. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Get Out of Debt

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting out of debt, beating rising food prices, and facts on your social security statement. Top 5 Articles 10 Steps to Get out of Debt — Get out of debt by making a plan and paying more than the minimum. […]

This Is How You Make a Restaurant-Quality Gourmet Burger at Home

The ingredients needed to make a restaurant-quality gourmet burger at home are not quite what you would think. Yes, great beef and a great recipe are part of the formula. You also need an interesting array of quality spices and toppings. You need an artistic bent, and a flair for sauces can't hurt. But what is the secret to creating the John Q. […]

7 of the Most Innovative, Useful, and Insane Desks

While you may not think about how your desk and workspace affects your productivity, recent studies show that there are definite links between office space and output. From standing desks to a giant desk shared by everyone in the office, here are seven of the most innovative and functional desks that improve your workspace and the quality of your work. […]

9 Great Cities for Job Seekers

While the unemployment rate is slowly declining (decreasing from 7.5% to 6.3% in 12 months) some cities across the US are faring better than others when it comes to job opportunities. Based on data that includes unemployment rates, median salaries, and surveys sent to 18,000 employers by Manpower, these are our picks for best cities to find a job in the US: 1. […]

Easy Personal Finance for Lazy People

Establishing good personal finance habits requires education, determination, and a plan. It can be a lot of work. But it doesn't have to be. And laziness definitely isn't (or at least it shouldn't be) an excuse to drop the ball. Personal finance is easy if you approach it with the right frame of mind. (See also: The Five Minute Budget) Let's start! 1. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Lesson You Learned From Your Mom?

We learn so much from the people who raised us — for better or worse! With Mother's Day just around the corner, let's talk about the things we learned from mom. What is the best lesson you learned from your mom? Is it something you appreciated at the time, or did you resist as children do? […]

Best Money Tips: 7 Frugal Ideas to Celebrate Mother's Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal ideas to celebrate Mother's Day, things beginners must know about saving for retirement, and how to fill the hours after a layoff. Top 5 Articles Don't Go Broke Celebrating Mother's Day - 7 Frugal Ideas — Opt to make dinner yourself and give mom a no work day for Mother's Day. […]