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The Federal Reserve is close to raising interest rates again —possibly even this year. That means your bonds will lose value, so what’s a balanced investment portfolio to do? Here are three things you can do to combat interest rates’ effect on your investments.Read more...

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State laws regulate when it’s legal for kids to stop riding in car safety seats or boosters, and some have requirements for sitting in the front seat. Even these laws, however, might not be the safest guidelines.Read more...

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No matter how big your workshop is, space is precious. You can build this fold-down work bench in an afternoon that instantly upgrades your work area without taking up valuable floor space.Read more...

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Kids shows are pretty cheesy. Power Rangers, doubly so. The idea of learning real, adult life lessons from the shows we loved as kids sounds silly, but sometimes things stick with you. Here’s what the Power Rangers taught me that actually stuck around. Seriously. Read more...

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A pro-con list is usually the place to start when it comes to tough decisions. These lists are nothing new, but here’s an interesting way to make them more useful: quantify every item on the list, then add it all up.Read more...

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Many popular sights (often religious ones) have strict dress codes for visitors. Make sure your outfit isn’t the reason you miss out on your top travel sites by checking the dress code beforehand.Read more...

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Homemade green smoothies are a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get fiber, folate, vitamins, and antioxidants in your diet. One trick that’ll make whipping them up not just easier but also more convenient: freeze some kale cubes ahead of time.Read more...

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Bluetooth earbuds are awesome for exercise, and mandatory if you want to use your Android Wear or Apple Watch to listen to audio on the go. And for just $22 (with code PDB68PMR), you might as well run off with a pair.Read more...

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The reputation of carbohydrates greatly mirrors a Game of Thrones character: first they’re good, then they’re evil, then they’re vindicated, then they’re the devil. Let’s sort out some of the confusion.Read more...

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If you’ve been in debt for a while, you’ve likely received plenty of annoying phone calls from debt collection agencies. But not all of these calls are legit. If you’re not careful, you could fall for a debt collection scam. When talking to a collector, make sure to ask for a “validation notice.”Read more...

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Screwing up sucks. When you fail at something, it’s easy to get down on yourself and let it undermine your confidence. Rather than wrestling with your failure endlessly, sometimes it may be better to indulge in a little short-term memory loss to get over that hump.Read more...

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Android: No one likes ads, but they can get particularly creepy when you’re not sure how an ad knew you might be interested in something in the first place. If you’d like your ads a little on the less-personal side, you can disable interest-based ads in the Google Settings app.Read more...

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Buying store brands is a great way to save some money, and they’re often better or equal in quality to name brands . Out of 68 different supermarket chains that Consumer Reports looked at, these are the stores with the best store brands overall.Read more...

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Being a law student means carrying around a lot of books and being prepared for a handful of other things. Here’s what Everyday Carry reader Rob Barthelmess has on him during those days of heading from class to class. Read more...

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You always want to get everything you can from your ingredients. Try roasting the cauliflower leaves that come with the head rather than throwing them away.Read more...

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As much as you love your pets, there’s still a possibility they can make you sick if you aren’t careful. A recent study explains the potential health risks of pet ownership—particularly for those with weak immune systems—and how you can easily avoid them.Read more...

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When it comes to weight loss, people often think that you need to spend countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill while you watch reruns of How I Met Your Mother. Not only do you not need much time in the gym, it might be optimal to spend it elsewhere. Here’s why.Read more...

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Kale leaves can be pretty tough if you don’t prepare them right. You can easily tenderize them for your salad, without any heat, by giving the leaves a gentle massage.Read more...

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Music can affect you in a lot of positive ways , and motivation is a huge one. Designating a house chore theme song that pumps you up can quickly turn a “I just don’t wanna” into “Let’s do this!”Read more...

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We've seen a handful of $25 Bluetooth speakers, but not many of them can go into the shower with you. The Omaker M4 can do just that thanks to its IP54-rated splash resistance, and still deliver up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. [Omaker M4 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker, $25 with code 99OMAKER]Read more...

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iPhone: We’re fans of using DeGeo to remove location info from photos , but if you’d prefer to skip that step altogether, DeGeo Camera never records your location to begin with.Read more...

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It’s easy to fall into the trap of talking about “the gene for” a disease. But the truth is that a lot of diseases are influenced both by genetics and by other factors in your life. This infographic from Mosaic explains what that means.Read more...

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For those of us who haven’t “upgraded” to a smartwatch or sports watch, the ability to run and/or workout with our phones comfortably and unhindered is still essential. Let’s band together and find the best smartphone running band. Read more...

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