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11 Ways to Learn Something New Every Day

A while back, I wrote about the benefits of improving your memory, and I did so for a very specific reason: My mother is in the beginning stages of dementia and I've been looking for ways to slow it down and potentially even reverse its effects. What I found is that in addition to nutrition, exercise, and practiced recall, learning new things is a key component to combating this disease. […]

Best Money Tips: Stop Stressing and Start Being Productive

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to stop stressing and start being productive, getting your family more organized, and money-saving tips for freelancers. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Stop Stressing and Start Being Productive — If you want to stop stressing and start being productive, laugh and enjoy the moment. […]

8 Quick Ways to Boost Energy Without Caffeine

Winter can leave us feeling sluggish and unmotivated. It's cold outside, there's less sunlight, and we tend to eat heavier foods. While caffeine is one way to get a quick boost when we need it most, there are plenty of other low-cost options that we can turn to when we need a shot of energy. (See also: Easy Ways to Have Energy After Work) 1. […]

The 7 Worst Money Mistakes Married People Make

Everyone knows that disagreements over money can cause a huge amount of stress in a marriage. However, money may be more important than we think. A recent study out of Utah State University shows that couples who report fighting about money at least once a week are 30% more likely to divorce than those who only argue about it a few times a month. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/13, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card or one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! Use #WBChat and #CricketChats to participate. This week's topic: Tax Tips! Join us as we talk about the best ways to use a tax refund, how to keep tax season stress-free, and common write-offs that people miss. […]

10 No-Sweat Workouts Perfect for the Workplace

Think you don't have time to get in a good workout today? Think again. Even short exercise sessions of 10 minutes, sometimes less, add up to something big in the end. So, if you're regularly skipping the gym and those longer stints on the treadmill, all is not lost. […]

Change Your Life by Changing Your Bedtime Routine

Going to bed is one of those things I tend to take for granted. After all, I've done it every, single night for over 35 years (well, except for a few in college!). […]

Best Money Tips: How to Get Promoted

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on how to get promoted, saving $10 a day, and teaching your kids the value of money. Top 5 Articles How to Get Promoted — Get promoted by taking on further responsibilities and selling yourself authentically. […]

How to Brag About Yourself to Employers (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

Do you find it hard to talk positively about your work experiences when facing a potential employer? Are you shy or socially awkward, or did you just never get used to talking about yourself positively? I am totally with you there, my friend. I personally can't stand talking about my skills, work experience, or job qualifications because it feels like bragging. […]