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The 15 Biggest College Alumni Networks in the U.S.

Cost, curriculum, and campus amenities all matter when you’re choosing a college. So do job placement rates, faculty, average class size, and many other...

You Should Never Do These Things on an Airplane

When it comes to flying, there’s plenty to be annoyed about. Long lines, irritating fees, mysterious delays, and other petty grievances irk both frequent...

Toxic! Household Products You Didn’t Know Were Poisons

You know drain cleaner is dangerous and that you shouldn’t mix bleach and ammonia when cleaning, but those aren’t the only potentially toxic household...

Sick Day? 10 Funniest Excuses for Calling Out of Work

Reminder to call in sick | iStock.com Admit it: You’ve called in sick to work when you really wanted to just spend the day...

10 Things in Your House You Can Sell to Make Money...

Out of cash? Sell some of your stuff. | iStock.com/jinga80 Your car is on empty, your rent check is late, and your fridge is...

10 Things in Your House You Can Sell to Make Money...

Out of cash? Sell some of your stuff. | iStock.com/jinga80 Your car is on empty, your rent check is late, and your fridge is...

Jell-O Pudding Pops and Other ’80s Foods You Can’t Buy Anymore

The ’80s: It was a time of big hair, neon, and MTV. Ronald Reagan was president, video games were suddenly on every kid’s wish...

11 Lies You’ve Been Told About Paying Taxes

A man holds a sign advertising a tax preparation office. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images What would you do to get out of paying taxes?...

10 Ways to Simplify Your Beauty Routine and Save Money

You can easily give yourself a manicure. | iStock.com/iprogressman Self-care is all the rage, but there can come a point when treating yourself right...

5 Huge Companies Accused of Being Pyramid Schemes

Some multi-level marketing companies have been accused of being pyramid schemes. | iStock.com Pyramid schemes might not be quite as old as the pyramids...

15 Main Reasons Why the IRS Might Decide to Audit You

The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Don’t fear the tax man. Nearly a quarter of Americans are worried...

12 Surprising Tax Deductions You Didn’t Realize Existed

A man advertising tax prep services | Joe Raedle/Getty Images The taxman cometh, whether you want him to or not. But savvy taxpayers can...

The Secret to Success? 7 Billionaires Tell You How to Get...

Get-rich-quick schemes are just that – schemes. Much as we might wish otherwise, none of us are never going to go from average Joe...

Healthy Recipes for Complete Meals You Can Make in 30 Minutes...

Work, school, kids, life. Most people have enough on their plate without having to worry about what to make for dinner. But no matter...

Sick of PB&J? Try These 5 Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipes

We love a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich as much as the next person, but sometimes the old standbys can get a little...

Love Lasagna? Other Baked Pasta Recipes to Try

Baked pasta is the one of the world’s great comfort foods, but if your culinary efforts in this area have been limited to lasagna...

The 15 Most Polluted Cities in the United States

Smog encircles the Los Angeles skyline in 2015. L.A. is one of the most polluted cities in the United States. | Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty...

Cheap and Filling Snack Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings

When your stomach’s rumbling, it’s easy to reach for the most convenient food available. Often that means you end up mindlessly scarfing down junk...

New Egg Recipes You Should Make for Dinner

Eggs aren’t just breakfast and baked goods. These tasty nutritional powerhouses can also play a starring role on the dinner table. Best of all,...

15 Secrets Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

A night in a hotel offers a chance to get away from it all, but what do you really know about the place where...

Potluck Recipes That Even the Worst Cooks Can Make

Potlucks. Depending on your point of view, these holiday gatherings are either an opportunity to show off your fabulous cooking skills or a cause...

‘Shark Tank’: 15 Best Quotes About Money Everybody Should Know

Mark Cuban and Daymond John on Shark Tank | Shark Tank via Facebook The cutthroat world of business makes for great TV, as devoted...

Retirement at Age 80? How This Could Happen to You

Retirement piggy bank | Source: iStock Eighty is the new 65, at least when it comes to retirement. More than a third of middle...

7 States With the Loosest Gun Laws

Most gun-related legislation happens on the state level. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images To say that gun laws are a contentious issue in the United...

The Biggest Regrets People Have About College (and How to Avoid...

Half of Americans regret some aspect of their college experience. | iStock.com/Ljupco More than half of Americans who’ve gone to college regret at least...

These Are the 9 Worst People to Ask for a Job...

Job reference form | iStock Your resume is perfect. Your cover letter is a work of art. And your interview skills are top notch....

Avoid a Layoff: 25 Best Employers for Job Security

A man leaves his office | Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images Want to really scare an American worker? Wave a pink slip in their face. The...

11 Good Reasons Why Cash Is Still King

A cashier takes money out of the cash drawer. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images All I wanted was some cilantro and onions, and I didn’t...

Legal Discrimination? 6 Surprising Reasons You Can Be Fired

“You’re fired” note | iStock.com Receiving a pink slip is bad enough, but what may be even more jarring is the suspicion you’re being...

What a Cup of Coffee Cost Each President Since 1920

A cup of coffee and croissant | iStock.com A cup of drip coffee at Starbucks will run you roughly $2 these days, but there’s...

Unemployed? Use This Trick to Deal With a Tough Job Search

A job searcher holds an employment application. | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Being unemployed is a drag. Tales of “funemployment” aside, life after...

Here’s Why Target Is Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15 an...

It’s bumping up the minimum wage. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Target is giving its workers a pay raise. As of October 2017, all of...

9 Jobs Paying at Least $75,000 That Are Disappearing Like Crazy

A chair in an empty office | iStock.com/gabyjalbert Talk of disappearing jobs often conjures up images of shuttered factories and out-of-work blue-collar workers. But...

New Ways to Cook Dinner With Ground Beef

Ground beef is good for more than just burgers and meatloaf. Not only is it the cheapest way to get more red meat in...

Decadent Coffee Cake Recipes to Bake for Breakfast

Coffee cake makes mornings just a little bit sweeter. This classic breakfast treat can usually be made with ingredients you already have in your...

Easy Dinner Recipes That Feed The Whole Family

You may be busy, but your family still expects dinner on the table every night. Is it possible to satisfy a crowd of hungry...

The 15 Best Cities in America for Single Women

Listen up, single ladies. Cincinnati is the best city in the U.S. for single women to buy a home, according to data from Owners.com....

The 10 Best Colleges in the U.S. to Become Rich

College is supposed to be the ticket to a better life, but it doesn’t always work that way. Some students dedicate years of their...

Stupid Mistakes Americans Make When Visiting Other Countries

Americans don’t have the greatest reputation as international travelers. We’re boorish, think local customs are “weird,” assume our country is superior to others, and...

Easy 5-Ingredient Soup Recipes

No offense to Campbell’s, but there’s a better way to eat soup than out of a can. Homemade soup is filling and usually fairly...

Grab Your Wallet: 25 Stores Hit by the Trump Boycott

Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka | MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Since November 8, hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protestors have taken to the streets to...

United Airlines and 10 Other Times Companies Treated Customers Horribly

The Rev. Jesse Jackson urges United Airlines to “Beat your competition, not your customers,” during a protest at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on...

5 Regrettable Home Renovations That Lower Your Home’s Value

A sold sign in front of a home that didn’t have any regrettable renovations | Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sprucing up your house...

Cake Mix Makeover: Wondrous Ways to Doctor Boxed Cake Mix

Whether you are a novice baker or a pro in the kitchen, doctoring a cake mix allows you to create superb sweets that will taste as...

Dear Job Applicants, This Is What Employers Actually Want to See...

More employers than ever are using social media to snoop on candidates, a survey by CareerBuilder has found. Seventy percent of employers are checking...

What to Do If Your Mortgage Loan Application Is Denied

Worried couple | iStock.com Whether it’s getting turned down for a date or a loan, no one likes to be rejected. But when you’re...

Crispy, Savory Bacon Snacks You Have to Try

Doctors may disapprove, but America’s bacon craze shows no sign of abating. Our love of crispy fried pork may even be affecting our love lives....

Who Are the Dreamers? Most DACA Immigrants Come From These 15...

The Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in March 2018, throwing the lives of more than 800,000...

Delicious Versions of the Classic BLT Sandwich

The simplicity of the traditional BLT is a big part of its appeal — all you need is some bread, just-cooked bacon, juicy tomatoes,...

5 Foolish Mistakes You Might Be Making While Trying to Sell...

A used car for sale | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When it’s time for a new set of wheels, your instinct may be to head...

Forget the Takeout! Pizzeria Recipes You Can Make at Home

Nothing beats a piping hot slice of pizza when you’re hungry. While delivery is the easiest way to fix your pizza craving fast, the...

Freezer Meals You Can Make for Under $5

Freezer meals are a lifesaver when you don’t have time to cook. With just a couple of hours of prep work on the weekend,...

Healthy Snacks That Keep You Full for Longer

The trick for getting — and staying — in shape has as much to do with what you’re eating as it does with the...

Toys R Us and 15 Other Stores That Could Be Bankrupt...

Parents, you might want to start your holiday shopping early. Toys R Us has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The struggling chain has...

15 Easy Chinese Restaurant Recipes You Can Make at Home

Between commuting home from work and trying to balance a packed schedule, it’s no wonder so many people go with takeout or delivery during the...

10 Worst States in America for Soaring Obamacare Premiums

Healthcare.gov | Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images The Affordable Care Act was supposed to solve Americans’ health insurance woes. But news that Obamacare premiums are set...

The 16 Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S.

Everyone knows college isn’t cheap these days, but you might be surprised by just how expensive some schools really are. Without financial aid, you’d...

Easy Desserts You Can Make With Store-Bought Ice Cream

Sometimes, you just want to sit down in front of the TV and polish off an entire pint of ice cream. But if you...

Baby Boomers Spent $3,100 on This Luxury in 2016

Baby boomers love to dine out. | monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty Images Plus Baby boomers tempted to criticize the spending habits of their millennial children might want...

Incredibly Easy Brownie Recipes You Can Make From Scratch

Whether you prefer them dense and fudgy or light and cakey, everyone loves a good brownie. Brownie recipes have been around since at least...

Deep-Fried Twinkies? Tempting State Fair Recipes to Make at Home

You no longer have to wait for the fair to roll into town to enjoy a deep-fried Twinkie. Now, you can buy a prepackaged...

Devastating Wildfires Are a Huge Risk to Homeowners in These 10...

A house burns after being overcome by flames from the Rocky Fire on July 31, 2015, in Lower Lake, California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty...

Worst Trip Ever? 5 Money Mistakes People Make When Traveling

Young man sitting on suitcase | iStock.com Nothing puts a damper on a vacation quite like a lost credit card or overdrawn checking account....
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