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Independent People Have These 7 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

We can always be more self-reliant. How many of these items of independent people do you use?

16 Major Dos and Don'ts at a Job Interview

Your resume, network, online profiles all worked and you've landed the interview. Don't mess up now!

12 Awesome Things You Didn't Know You Could Get at the Library

Your local library shares a lot more than books and old movies these days. Find out what you're missing by not renewing your library card.

8 Simple Ways to De-Stink Your Stuff

Phew! What's that smell? Whatever it is, eliminate it with one of these simple de-stinkers made with stuff you probably already have on hand.

How to Effectively Complain to Get What You Want

Effective complaints make everybody happy — including you. Learn the right way to complain and get what you want.

The 10 Dirtiest, Germiest, Grossest Things You Live With Everyday

Ten reasons you may never touch anything ever again.

10 Uses for Velcro That'll Make Your Life Easier

Velcro is a hook and loop fastening wonder, with scores of uses from the kitchen to the car. Explore 10 ways you can put it to good use.

11 Affordable Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer's not over yet and there's still plenty of hot days to get through before Fall arrives. Stay cool with these simple, frugal ways to chill from POPSUGAR.

7 Weird Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe

If fences, locks, and motion-sensing lights are protecting your stuff, it's time to apply some creativity to personal security.

This One Easy Strategy Will Lead to Better Decisions

Before you decide on anything, try on all your options. How do they feel?

The 6 Stages of Dealing With Financial Disaster

When financial disaster strikes, we're likely to follow a process of loss and grieving. Recognize the stages and come out stronger for it.

5 Ways That Negativity Can Help You

Turns out, a bad attitude can lead to some positive outcomes. Turn that smile upside down and glower your way to a better, more fulfilling life.

8 Little Ways to Become More Present (and Love Your Life More)

In our go-go-go world, it's hard to step aside and catch a breath. Try these simple activities to refocus on both you and the world around you.

15 Life Skills You Can Learn in 30 Minutes or Less

Improve your life and save money with these 15 easy-to-learn skills!

9 Ways Staying on Budget Can Be Fun (Really!)

Let's face it: Staying on budget is hard. But if you make it fun, you'll get some short-term kicks while you're saving for long-term goals.

The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do

Smart people do stupid things all the time — often because they're so smart. Let's learn from some of their foibles!

Ambitious People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

The things people carry says a lot about who they are. How many of your things are on this list of possessions of the ambitious?

7 Ways to Eat More Slowly — and Lose More Weight

Mom's advice to chew each bite 10 times was right. You really can improve your health just by spending more time at the table. Here's how.

8 Ways to Take a Break at Work (and Still Look Busy)

Taking breaks at work makes us happier and more productive — but justifying those breaks can be hard. Here are eight ways to make 'em happen.

15 Life Hacks for College Students (or Anyone Else Trying to Save Money)

Making ends is tough for students — or anybody else on a tight budget. Get inventive and start solving everyday problems without spending a lot.