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6 Natural and Effective Ways to Change Your Brain Chemistry and Be Happier

We're deep into the days of Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD. The lack of sunlight causes our levels of serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that impacts our mood; and melatonin, a hormone that impacts our mood and sleep patterns; to drop. This causes depression, a drop in energy, and general irritability. […]

This Is How You Downsize Your Home and Start Living a Better Life

Although most Americans would probably forgo a 200 square foot tiny house, the heyday of the McMansion is fading. As many of us are learning the hard way, bigger houses are not necessarily better. Here's how to ditch your big old house and improve your life in five easy steps. […]

7 Things You Must Do to Prevent Sports Injuries

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/7-things-you-must-do-to-prevent-sports-injuries-from-dr... Avoid common sports injuries with these easy to follow tips from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Obedian. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Cleaning Tip?

It might not feel like it in some areas of the country, but Spring is almost here! The change of season means that many of us are gearing up for a big household to-do: Spring cleaning. Why don't we help each other make this chore less of a chore? What is your favorite cleaning tip? What tools do you use to make Spring cleaning go faster, cheaper, or more green? […]

Make Your Clothing Fit Perfectly With These 10 No-Sew Fixes

It's a bummer when your favorite clothes no longer fit right, or what was once a perfectly good piece now has a big flaw. But don't give up and head to a pricey professional, or worse yet, toss that item. There are some surefire ways to get your clothes and accessories working for you again just by using a few economical fashion fixes. (See also: No-Sew Ways to Update Your Wardrobe) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Ideas to Make Money on the Weekend

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ideas to make money on the weekend, tactics to avoid wasting food, and money-saving tax tips for parents. Top 5 Articles 37 Easy Ideas To Make Money On The Weekend — To make money on the weekend, tutor students and recycle. […]

Life Skills 101: How to Deliver Bad News to Anyone

Whether you are a parent letting your child down, a supervisor who has to let an employee go, or a doctor delivering a difficult diagnosis, it is never easy to give someone bad news. No one enjoys it. In fact, most of us dread it. The manner in which you break the news can affect the outcome, influence the other person's emotions, and even create a bigger problem. […]

4 Dumb Ways You Are Wasting Money Online

It used to be that you had to leave the house to waste your money. Nowadays, with the Internet available on any gadget with a screen, you can lose money while barefoot in your pajamas — and without even touching your wallet. […]

10 Things You Did Wrong at Your Last Job Interview

There's a lot that can go wrong in a job interview. If you think about what's actually happening, it's remarkable that anyone can go into a situation like that and avoid feeling incredibly nervous. […]

10 Surprising Benefits of: Caffeine

We live in a society with puritanical roots, and underlying much of our health philosophy is that anything pleasurable is surely bad for our health, our souls, or both. (See also: Reasons to Drink Coffee) Especially if it's a drug. In the immortal words of South Park's school counselor Mr. […]