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4 Ways to Break a Bad Habit (and Start a Good One)

Some of us have tiny ticks that can be seen as negative or annoying. Others struggle with bigger problems that can hinder their health, finances, career and more. Though they vary in severity, we all have bad habits — you also have the power to break them. We’ve found some simple and universal techniques you […]

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The Best Time of Year to Buy Almost Anything

Thinking about upgrading that tax-filing software? You might want to wait until February. Craving a new power drill for your weekend projects? You’ll get more bang for your buck if you wait for April. With average spending power falling and perpetual necessities hampering our home and business budgets, shoppers need to be cannier than ever […]

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Quick Breakfasts and Prep Hacks

  Breakfast is commonly referred to as the most important meal of the day, but how crucial is it? It turns out the fuss is worth it: Skipping breakfast has been linked to increased heart disease, weight gain, impairment of cognitive abilities, increased risk of diabetes and bone density loss.1 Even if you actively strive […]

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10 Hobby Ideas to Try When You Don’t Have a Hobby

You go to work, you come home, you eat. When free time comes around, many of us resort to two options: spending money going out or staying in and streaming videos. What is a way to break up the routine without spending too much? Perhaps a new hobby! Recent studies have shown a positive link […]

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50 Ways to Relax Without Spending Money

Whether it’s exotic holidays or timesaving takeaways, paying to relax or ease the pressure of our daily routine means big business for those who are on the receiving end — and money misery for those of us who just want an easy life. When you’re stuck in a rut, it can take a major jolt […]

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DIY Winter Décor

  While most home décor stays the same year round, there is something magical about the wintertime that begs for a scheme all its own. Whether it’s the fresh sheets of winter snow or the extra time off from work to spend at home, now is a great time to try out some new DIY […]

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Common Billing Errors and How to Spot them

Earlier this year, an energy supplier overcharged almost four million households, amounting to nearly £300 million in excess fees.1 Bill errors such as these are very common and certainly not limited to energy suppliers. Mobile, internet, credit cards — each of these has room for error that could cost you a sizable amount over time. […]

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Fun and Spooky Movie Night Snacks for Your Halloween Party

When the air cools down, the wind begins to howl and there is an eerie feeling in the air, you know it’s time to get spooky! Halloween is the perfect time of year to gather together and watch classic horror films or fun hair-raising adventures with friends. Getting scared can make you work up an […]

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10-Minute Stress Management Techniques

Everyone suffers from stress in some regard, whether it’s work-related or personal. In a world where we’re expected to juggle tight timelines at work, complete an overwhelming amount of tasks at home and maintain steady relationships, it’s no wonder we feel pressured. Stress can take a toll on us emotionally and physically over time. Get […]

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