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Don't Get Screwed: 3 Surprising Times When You Need a Lawyer

You don't need to be in trouble with the law to need a lawyer. Find out when you should really spend the money to lawyer up.

15 Fantastic Chalkboard Paint Projects

From party favors to fridge and pantry organizers, these chalkboard paint projects will spiff up your space, and help you remember what's in it!

Best Money Tips: Simple Life Hacks That Can Save You $100

Today we found some great articles on life hacks that save you $100 each, DIY cleaning products that cost only pennies, and fast food deals that can stretch to multiple meals.

7 Times You're Wasting Mental Energy Without Realizing It

Feeling exhausted? Nearing burnout? It may be because of these unexpected drags on your mental energy. Get rid of them and get more energy.

Best Money Tips: Oprah Quotes That'll Make You a Better Person

Today we found some awesome articles on Oprah quotes that will make you a better person, saving money on food while traveling, and fall budgeting tips from all-star bloggers.

15 Things in Your Kitchen You Should Throw Out Today

Kitchen clutter takes many forms — expired food, gadgets we never use, appliances that crowd countertops. If you don't need it — toss it!

Want to Be More Attractive? Work These 5 Magic Words (and Phrases) Into Your Vocabulary

It sounds silly, but some words and phrases really can make you feel more confident — and more attractive.

Here's How You Maximize Fridge and Freezer Space

Americans waste as much as 40% of the food they buy. Do your part to reduce food waste by making the most of your fridge and freezer space.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Hack Your Creativity With a Trick the Yogis Use (Plus Scores More From the Archives)

Need a new idea? We've got a lot of ideas about where to get them, and how to use them.

These 7 Exercises Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness

Runner's high is a real thing, but exercise can boost overall happiness for the long term, too. Get out there and get moving!

Best Money Tips: How to Get Along With Anyone

Today we found some excellent articles on how to get along with anyone, tried-and-true frugal living tips, and last-minute Halloween savings.

4 Signs You're Burned Out (and How to Recover)

What with work, the kids, the neighbors, burnout is never far off. Recognize the signs — and take steps to walk back from the brink.

10 Surprising, Non-Physical Benefits of Exercise

You know exercise is good for physical fitness, but it's good for so much else. Get moving and start reaping the benefits!

10 Ways to Repair a Burned Bridge

We've all ended a work or personal relationship badly. Mend a broken connection and you'll regain a valued friend or a colleague -- forever this time.

The 5 Best Ways to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Workday

Set the stage for tomorrow by spending a few minutes tidying up your workspace and your task list. Morning you appreciate your thoughtfulness!

11 Sources of Instant Gratification You Can Feel Good About

Scratch your "I want it now!" itch without messing up your long term plans? Yes, you really can have your cake and eat it, too.

10 Dumb Little Productivity Killers You Need to Stop Doing Today

Wondering what happened to your productivity? You frittered it away in these 10 dumb little ways. Learn how to get back on task — and stay there.

7 Basic Ways to Become Your Own Life Coach

Life coaches can help us make positive changes. If you can't afford the time or money for one, take steps to coach yourself. You can do it!

The 6 Best Reasons to Quit Your Job

When's the right time to quit a job? When it's doing you more harm than good.

12 Ways You Can Go Easier on Yourself

Pushing hard to exceed our own high expectations can lead to burnout. Learn how to dial it back to reduce stress and remain productive and engaged.

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Best Money Tips: Why You're Not Happy and How to Change It

Today we found some great articles on the reason why you’re not happy, the hidden costs of cutting cable, roadblocks to avoid if you want to retire early, and more!

What to Eat for Lunch for a More Productive Afternoon

If your productivity plummets post-lunch, it's probably what you're eating. Try these healthy (and delicious) options that perk you up, too.

6 Habits That Are Quietly Eating Your Brain

Not feeling mentally sharp lately? It could be all the soda pop you drink. Learn about that and other habits that are harming your gray matter.

4 Magic Words and Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smarter

Because you're a regular Wise Bread reader, you're right more often than not. Sound even smarter — instantly — with these clever words and phrases.

8 Free Apps to Boost Your Online Productivity

From image manipulation to social media blockers, this collection of useful apps will help you and your PC get more done.

12 More Grammar Mistakes That Are Making You Look Stupid

Poor word choice and grammar mistakes definitely can make you look stupid. Worse — they can damage your career. Watch out for these common errors.

How to Survive the 5 Most Common Emergency Situations

While major disasters are thankfully rare, plenty of small emergencies can catch us unawares. Here's what you should be watching and preparing for.

How to Look Rich on Social Media

You don't have to be rich to seem rich and nowhere is this more true than on social media. Start crafting a wealthier virtual you.

Best Money Tips: 15 Facts for Instant Happiness

Today we found some great articles on facts that will make you happier, things you shouldn’t keep in your wallet over the holidays, and tips for secure shopping this season.

5 Small Risks That Can Improve Your Life in Big Ways

Small risks always payoff in the thrill of the gamble and sometimes they payoff in much more. Take a chance on these — you've got nothing to lose!

9 Ways to Lose the Clutter and Keep the Memories

You don't treasure all those knick-knacks — you cherish the memories they conjure. Here's how to clear the clutter and still keep what matters.

7 Facebook Updates That Are Making You Look Stupid

Facebook is a fun way to share with friends — and their friends, and total strangers. Avoid these Facebook faux pas and keep your profile sharp.

11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today

From naps to sad movies, these common everyday activities really do make us happier — in ways science can measure. Try some and feel better!

10 Critical Steps to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud backup services are easy to use — and easy to hack, it seems. Protect your personal data from prying eyes.

10 Surprising Ways to Use Bungee Cords

Bungee cords come in many colors and sizes and that means you can be stylish when you're using them for more than tying down loose loads.

12 Ways to Feel More Attractive Without Actually Changing How You Look

None of us are photoshopped cover models in real life, but there are some honest shortcuts to attractiveness. Start by embracing the real you.

9 Ways to Build Intuition and Make Smarter Decisions

It's easy to discount intuition — how can a gut feeling be right? But your gut knows a lot more than you think. Learn to listen to and trust it.

8 Things in Your Garage You Should Throw Out Today

It's likely your garage has become a safe place for all your old clutter. Quit hanging onto old junk and let it go. Start with this short list.

5 Things Play Teaches You About Personal Finance

Personal finance is serious business, just like the rest of adulthood. And like the rest of adulthood, we can learn about it through play.

16 Time-Saving Hacks for People With Busy Mornings

Mornings are always hard, but you can make them faster and easier with some simple shortcuts.