Volunteer to Get Bumped from a Flight for Free Travel and Many Perks

Getting bumped from your flight might sound like a terrible inconvenience, but volunteering for this is a strategy travelers can use to earn serious money for flights, as well as upgrades like first class seating and lounge access. » 4/24/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Water Plants with Club Soda to Make Them Grow Faster and Healthier

Whether you've got a green thumb or not, you probably want your houseplants to thrive. Besides fixing the reasons they might be droopy, try watering them with club soda to make your plants grow beautifully. » 4/24/14 9:30am Yesterday 9:30am

10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was Planning My Wedding

Between the life-changing proposal and the tear-jerking "I do's," there's the unique stress known as wedding planning. Even if your big day is a year or more out, many things might will trip you up. As someone who's been there and lived to tell the tale, these are the things I wish I had known in advance before my… » 4/24/14 4:00am Yesterday 4:00am

Is Buying a Home Worth It?

Even with the recent housing crisis, many of us still consider buying a home part of the "American dream." Meanwhile, naysayers point out all the downsides to homeownership, especially if you think of it as an investment. Where do you stand on this issue? » 4/23/14 9:30am Wednesday 9:30am

The Forbes article cites a recent JP Morgan study showing the comparitive returns of different assets. over the long term (between 1993 and 2012). Homes rose 2.7%, compared to 11.2% for real estate investment trusts (REITs) and 8.2% for the S&P 500. But homes still beat out inflation by a smidgen (2.5%) and did better… » 4/23/14 8:13am Wednesday 8:13am

Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by Google

Recruiters don't look at your resume for more than a few precious seconds, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still carefully craft your resume to make sure you've got the best chances of landing a job. Here's a simple formula from Google's HR chief that'll help you put the best information on your resume. » 4/22/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

Improve Your Presentations and Public Speaking 60 Seconds at a Time

Most of us weren't born orators and could use a little practice to make speaking in public more natural and presentations less sucky. Andrew Ng, Coursera co-founder and Stanford professor, suggests doing deliberate practice sessions to get better at these highly useful skills. » 4/16/14 3:00pm 4/16/14 3:00pm

You Might Be Standing All Wrong. Here's How to Fix Your Imbalance

Standing. It's just something you do, right (like breathing)? The truth is, there's a perfectly aligned and balanced way to stand...and the imbalanced way many of us do. » 4/16/14 11:00am 4/16/14 11:00am

If you have a Wii balance board, you can definitely see how your balance might be off in the Wii Fit game (the yoga test). Otherwise, just play with your center of gravity (moving your core back or forward, adjusting pressure over your feet) and should notice a big difference in how the rest of your body feels » 4/16/14 10:34am 4/16/14 10:34am