The Very Best and Worst States for Women, Ranked

Ollyy / Shutterstock.com Women in America didn’t get the right to vote until 1920. While the quest for gender equality has continued, there’s still a good ways to go. Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers in the United States are women, and working women make 16 percent less money, overall, than their male counterparts. But … Read moreThe Very Best and Worst States for Women, Ranked

Social Security Q&A: How to Find Social Security Advice You Can Trust

Welcome to “Social Security Q&A.” You ask a Social Security question, and our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It could result in receiving … Read moreSocial Security Q&A: How to Find Social Security Advice You Can Trust

Secrets to Successfully Sharing a Home With Senior Parents

Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com No matter how much you love your parents, inviting them to live in your home is likely to create challenges for you and other members of your household. Multigenerational living is increasingly common, especially in markets where housing is expensive, says Liliane Choney, executive director of ReVisions Resources, a San … Read moreSecrets to Successfully Sharing a Home With Senior Parents

10 of the Hottest Home Upgrades — and What They Really Cost

Dragon Images / Shutterstock.com Tempted to take down a wall, open up a space or otherwise give your home a facelift? Before you do, get an accurate picture of the cost. Don’t make it a money pit! In a recent report, HomeAdvisor analyzed data gathered from surveying 1,012 homeowners to determine how much people expect … Read more10 of the Hottest Home Upgrades — and What They Really Cost

10 Sure Ways to Spot When Someone Is Lying

pathdoc / Shutterstock.com Let’s face it: Most of us lie every day. A famous study by a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts found that “60 percent of people lied at least once during a 10-minute conversation and told an average of two to three lies.” Most of us are not very good at spotting … Read more10 Sure Ways to Spot When Someone Is Lying

10 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Life

Minerva Studio / Shutterstock.com Magazines and websites just love to click-bait us into thinking big changes are possible with little to no effort. This time, it’s different. The following tactics are simple, yet can yield life-transforming results. Try one or more of these tips to improve your health, home, finances and relationships. Some of the … Read more10 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Life

Never Put These 16 Items in Your Dishwasher

Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com With Thanksgiving around the corner, let us all give thanks for dishwashers. These modern marvels can handle gravy-smeared plates, coffee mugs and eggnog cups. No question, dishwashers are a party planner’s best friend, and they help make cleanup a breeze. But not everything should go in your dishwasher. For example, items such … Read moreNever Put These 16 Items in Your Dishwasher

6 Foods and Drinks That Can Lengthen Your Life

Make a few simple changes to your diet, and you might add several valuable years to your time on this planet. It sounds too good to be true, but scientific studies back up the claim. Research has shown that consuming certain foods can reduce your risk of being diagnosed with illnesses such as heart disease, … Read more6 Foods and Drinks That Can Lengthen Your Life

7 DIY Tricks That Will Make Your Car Smell Delightful

pikselstock / Shutterstock.com Americans spend a lot of time in their cars, so it can be pretty unpleasant if they are driving around in a less-than-fragrant environment. Fortunately, there are many potential fixes for the problem — and some of them are inexpensive and chemical-free. Following are some do-it-yourself ways to get your ride smelling … Read more7 DIY Tricks That Will Make Your Car Smell Delightful