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Paint Your Walls This Color if You Want to Sell Faster

Paint Your Walls This Color if You Want to Sell Faster
There are dozens of tasks to complete when selling your house, from finding a good real estate agent to organizing paperwork. Why add painting to the list? A fresh coat of paint can increase the value of your home, and by choosing the right color, you can walk away with more money in the bank. Here’s what you need...

Time Management Traps for Insanely Busy People

Time Management Traps for Insanely Busy People
When you have too much to do and not enough time to do it, every second feels precious. That’s why it can feel particularly frustrating when, despite your best efforts, your to-do list is as long as ever. If it’s a regular occurrence, you may be falling into some common time traps. Thankfully, a little awareness will go a...

Is Networking What You Really Need to Succeed?

Is Networking What You Really Need to Succeed?
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. How often have you heard that cynical piece of advice? Cynical or not, there’s more than a grain of truth in it. All other things being equal, someone who knows the right people has a better chance of being hired or promoted than someone who doesn’t. What’s the best way to...

How to Handle Life When You Feel Weak…

How to Handle Life When You Feel Weak…
Perhaps you’re going through a difficult change such as a move, death or divorce. Maybe you’re experiencing multiple changes at once or you’re just not sure when the hard times will come to an end. It’s normal to go through periods like this in life. When you’re feeling weak and not sure how you’ll manage another difficult day, don’t...

The 5 Worst Financial Suggestions You’ll Ever Receive

The 5 Worst Financial Suggestions You'll Ever Receive
Almost everyone has an opinion on finances, either from personal experiences or knowledge they want to share. The problem is everybody has different living situations and manages their money in their own way. So what advice should you take? Here are some poor financial suggestions and alternatives to consider instead. Long-Term Renting Does the landlord encourage you to stay at...

Is Your Job Just Wasting Your Time?

Is Your Job Just Wasting Your Time?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time workers spend an average of 8.56 hours working per day. And that doesn’t count time taken off for lunch (30 minutes to 1 hour) or the time spent commuting (on average, 26 minutes each way). When you add it all up, the employed spend a tremendous amount of time away from...

Grocery Bill Too High? Ramen’s Not the Only Answer

Grocery Bill Too High? Ramen's Not the Only Answer
When your finances get tight, it can be all too easy to slash the grocery bill first. Cheap food can too often mean unhealthy choices, but with careful planning, you can steer clear of the ramen and still eat well. Here are some simple, affordable meals you can cook up without burning your wallet. A Word of Advice Before...

The Lost Art of Talking to Strangers

The Lost Art of Talking to Strangers
When’s the last time you struck up a conversation with a complete stranger? Yesterday? Last week? Never? If it’s been a while since you’ve connected with a new person, you could be missing out. Humans are social beings by nature, which means we crave connections with others. What’s more, making new connections and meeting new people can be vital...

Free Summer Gym Membership, Do You Qualify?

Free Summer Gym Membership, Do You Qualify?
Did you know that nearly three out of five teens don’t have enough time to exercise during the school year? Planet Fitness saw those numbers and decided to do something about it! That’s why they’re giving teens between 15 and 18 free gym memberships this summer. Staying In Shape is Essential The number of Americans who aren’t in good shape is...

Quiz: How Well Do You Take Care of Yourself?

Quiz: How Well Do You Take Care of Yourself?
When you find yourself placing self-care at the bottom of your priority list, like many of us do, you may be at risk of burning out, becoming depressed and even getting sick. We’ve found a few ways you can take care of yourself without taking away from your other priorities. Answer the questions below to see if your self-care...