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17 DIY Projects to Make Your Home Look Amazing (and 3 You Shouldn't Try)

When my husband and I bought our first home, I was glued to all those television DIY shows. There were so many things we wanted to do to our starter space, and the Internet hadn't yet exploded with tutorials and inspiration boards. Now? Any and every project you could ever want to do can be found with a quick search. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Fourth of July Safety Tips?

For many families in the United States, Fourth of July (aka Independence Day) is a day of parades, barbecues, and fireworks. This holiday can be a lot of fun, but it can also turn dangerous if you don't follow some safety precautions. What are your Fourth of July safety tips? Have you had any close calls during past celebrations? […]

10 Ways You Can Bend Time to Improve Your Life

Fact: Every day, we all start with 24 hours. Subtract the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep, and we're left with a measly 15 to 17 waking hours per day. […]

15 Life Hacks for College Students (or Anyone Else Trying to Save Money)

For many, college is the first time living away from home — and often living without a lot of money. Necessity is the mother of invention, though, this is why students discover and develop hacks to save money. Beyond the Ramen meal cliche, college students are true DIY masters that know how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. […]

How to Navigate 4 Tricky Family Money Situations

I hate awkward moments. I hate them so much that I cringe when people in a movie or a book enter into a situation that I know is going to end up awkwardly. This loathing of all things awkward means that, for years, I didn't talk to my extended family about money. […]

Wantable: Designer Accessories at Discount Prices

Who says you need to pay a premium for designer goods? There are ways to get around the sticker price on the latest in fashion and beauty, if you know where to look. Here's a look at Wantable. About Wantable Wantable is a company that aims to match you up with accessories, makeup, or intimates you're sure to love. […]

Best Money Tips: Unusual Ways to Make Extra Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on unusual ways to make money, maximizing a small home or apartment, and conversations when caring for elderly parents. Top 5 Articles 22 Odd and Unusual Ways to Make Extra Money — Did you know you can make extra money rounding up scrap metal or becoming a translator? […]

Is Your Doctor Helping or Hurting? This Is How to Find Out

Recently, I made the difficult decision to leave my primary care physician of nearly 20 years. Finding a replacement seemed daunting. But some digital sleuthing and real-life conversations helped me with this process. At our first meeting, my newly vetted physician quickly resolved nagging problems, showing me that mutual understanding can happen even in young relationships. […]

The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping

We've all experienced this: You need two or three items for dinner tonight, so you make a quick run to the grocery store — only to walk out 40 minutes later with 10 items you hadn't planned on buying. What happened in that "quick" trip to the store? […]

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll — And Other Surprisingly Healthy Activities

So much of what we read about health revolves around the stuff we should be doing, ways to change our diet and exercise routines, and similar tips and tricks. Well, I'm here to give us all a big pat on the back for those activities we're already engaging in on a daily basis that contribute to overall wellness. Here are some things you're already doing to improve your health. […]