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I quit my job in the U.S. and moved to Costa Rica—now I work 25 hours/week and am 'a lot happier'

Kema Ward-Hopper moved from Houston, Texas to Costa Rica in 2018 with her husband and daughter.


Gen Z is embracing ‘underconsumptioncore,’ bragging about decor-less apartments and beat-up Stanley cups to save money—and alleviate crushing anxiety

“It just gets so tiring watching people tell me that this is the newest thing that I have to buy,” 27-year-old Adeline Um said.


These 3 daily practices are the Japanese 'secret' for a 'long and happy life,' says authors of 'Ikigai'

Okinawa, Japan has the highest concentration of centenarians worldwide. Here are three principles that may lead to their longevity.


Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire

Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire - The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has been a style muse for over four decades – here’s why.


Gluten-free lifestyle: Debunking myths and deciding if the diet is right for you

The years-long rise of a gluten-free lifestyle happened for many reasons. Understand gluten-related disorders, food sources, symptoms, and the pros and cons of a gluten-free diet.


Lifestyle changes could prevent nearly half of adult cancer deaths, study finds

A new study from the American Cancer Society has found that 45% of cancer deaths among adults could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet and increasing exercise. Dr. Jon LaPook takes a closer look at the findings.


Tour a Dreamy Lake Tahoe Cabin Where Modern Comforts Meet Vintage Style

San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz doesn’t sacrifice polish for patina in this repeat-client retreat


How to beat the big four diseases of ageing

We are living longer than ever before. In 1765, the average lifespan was just 38.8 years, and even by the start of the 1920s, still only 56. Then along came the vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and tuberculosis. Today, life expectancy in the UK is 78.6 years for males and 82.6 years for females. But longevity comes with a price: that o...


6 Money Mistakes Retirees Make That Force Them To Change Their Lifestyles

If you've spent years saving for retirement, you probably have no plans to go through all your savings. But unfortunately, if you're not careful, it can happen. Find Out: Retirement Planning: How...


I'm a New Yorker who visited Miami for the first time. The neighborhoods, social scene, and affordability surprised me most.

Business Insider's reporter went to Miami and was surprised to find cheaper groceries, friendlier strangers, and more patient drivers than in NYC.


Calorie-starving slowed down my metabolism – this is what I did to lose a stone

This time last year I was feeling really depressed about my weight. In the previous 18 months, I’d put on a huge amount, mainly on my stomach, and because I’m short – just over 5’1” –  I looked pregnant. But I was at a total loss about what to do about it; I felt like I ate relatively healthily, opting for low-calorie meals and often avoiding carbs...


15 Ways To Naturally Lower Your Blood Sugar

Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, RDN Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, RDN Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level can help improve your mood and overall energy levels. In addition, chronically high blood sugar levels can lead to increased health risks like heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease. Whether you have type 2 diabetes or w...


Help! My teenager is judging my unhealthy lifestyle

As I hit the snooze button after going to bed far too late, I’m aware of the calming sounds of ‘Om’ being chanted in the next room by my 14-year-old before he heads out for a pre-school run. Rolling over, I find myself pondering how long it would take to burn off just one more leftover mince pie. Sometimes it feels like we’re in an episode of Absol...


6 Tips for Aging Alone

A growing number of seniors are facing their golden years alone. Here, experts offer tips and suggestions to make aging alone at home easier and safer.


Experts Say These Are The 5 Worst Foods For Your Cholesterol

Experts say certain foods can impact your cholesterol levels, putting you at risk for adverse events. View Entire Post ›


New cardiovascular risk tool could guide who needs medication for high blood pressure

A person's short- and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease could be considered when deciding how to treat stage 1 high blood pressure, a new study suggests.


15 Simple Habits Of People Who Keep Their Homes Clean And Organized

If you're the type of person who struggles to tidy consistently, then it might be time to ignore finding cleaning hacks and instead build habits. Here is how.


These 8 daily habits could add up to 24 years to your life, new study says: 'Even adding only one' may lead to 4 extra years

The research found that practicing eight healthy habits at age 40 was associated with an additional 24 years of life for men and 21 years for women.


This Westchester Home Is Cottagecore Meets Whimsy, Thanks to Thrifted Accents

Fairytale homes are easy to find in storybooks—trickier to find in real life. However, some make it off the page. Case in point? Stephanie Perez O’Boyle’s whimsical Westchester abode. Nestled among the town's lush farming villages, rolling hills, and sparkling rivers, the designer’s condo brims with fantastical details: Floral tableware straight ou...


110-year-old woman shares the 2 reasons she believes she's lived so long

Ruth Onley says her faith and her family have sustained her throughout her long life. She shares the lessons she's learned throughout her life and how she fills her days.


Menopausal belly fat is real. 5 things a dietitian did to combat it

Menopausal weight gain impacts 60-70% women. Hormonal changes cause a redistribution of abdominal fat. A dietitian shares diet tips to reduce belly fat.


People Are Sharing Their Favorite Things To Do That Cost Little-To-No Money

Your wallet will thank you later. View Entire Post ›


5 habits to borrow from people who've lived to 100

Blue Zones' Dan Buettner says people who live the longest share these five things in common: plant-based diet, exercise, sleep, sense of purpose and community.


I Lost 30lbs at 67 by Avoiding American Food

Majority of American food isn't good for anyone, so, I avoid purchasing it.


He wants a less hectic, car-free life. Here’s why this Mediterranean town is the perfect retirement spot

Michael Steven Grant of New York City wants to retire in a smaller-scale place with access to a larger city. Here’s why he likes Sitges on Spain’s Mediterranean coast.


In a hot L.A. neighborhood full of brown lawns, his DIY native plant garden thrives

He killed his Bermuda grass lawn with cardboard and planted plants better suited for California. Six years later, his DIY yard is thriving.


Are DINKs living the new American Dream?

When writer and historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase ‘American Dream’ in his best-selling 1931 book Epic of America, he described it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” Since then, the American Dream…


How to Build an Italian-inspired Summer Capsule Wardrobe, According to a Travel Editor Who Summers in Italy

After spending the last 14 years visiting family in Italy, I've learned how to blend in with locals with a combination of linen pieces, woven accessories, and more.


30 Activities to Avoid After 75: The Golden Years

We all have loved ones that have hit this magical milestone. Or maybe you've reached 75 yourself! 75 and older can be a wonderful chapter to life, but some things no longer make sense to do.


‘Financially impossible’: Forget having a midlife crisis. Why this rite of passage is now out of reach for many Americans

Another part of the American Dream is dying.


I'm a Chef & This Is How Getting Sober Changed My Relationship with Food

How sobriety transformed a chef's perspective on food, as he navigated from restrictive eating habits, to bingeing with abandon, to finding balance in the kitchen.


13 Polite Habits Hairdressers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes trying to do all the right things at the salon can backfire. Here's what to avoid when getting your hair cut or colored. The post 13 Polite Habits Hairdressers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead appeared first on Reader's Digest.


Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement


A boomer living on $1,680 Social Security and SNAP struggles to afford food: 'It has kept me very isolated.'

Rita, 68, lives in Pekin, Illinois on $1,680 a month in Social Security. Without savings, she struggles to afford basic necessities.


This 740-Square-Foot Bungalow Proves Just The Right Fit For A Family Of Seven

Designer Lauren Liess reimagines a tiny Outer Banks beach house into an easygoing getaway that caters to sandy feet, wet dogs, and five children


I've Perfected the Long-Haul Flight Travel Uniform—Here's What I Wear

With 77,000 miles and counting this year alone, I've had a whole lot of time to develop a trusty formula for comfortable airport outfits that still look good.


I Retired in a Mobile Home: Why It’s the Best Real Estate Decision I Ever Made

When you think about retirement living, what comes to mind? Downsizing to a smaller house? Moving into one of those fancy senior living places? Well, not for Lisa Jackson. The retired engineer had a...


I Lost 45lbs With 5 Simple New Habits

My body is losing volume. I've gone from a size 18 to a 10 and I'm super happy.


Riviera: Here's How To Pull Off The Trending Coastal Living Room Look

Are you looking to create an elevated living room with a coastal undercurrent? Your luck's in because Riviera coastal is trending. Here's how to pull it off.


Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home in Nashville Is the Epitome of Style

It was commissioned and designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice!


I'm an American who's lived in Paris for 15 years. Taking these 5 notes from the French has really improved my life.

As an American living in Paris, my lifestyle has improved in many ways, from how I eat to how I balance work and life. Others should take notes.


Shirley Robertson: ‘When you age you should be less concerned about thinness and calories’

Paris Olympics, we will be talking to former Olympian medallists about how they keep fit now – from ageing and retiring to what they eat and how much they exercise. Meet the sixth in our series, Shirley Robertson. Robertson is a sailor and the first British woman to win an Olympic gold medal at consecutive games: Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004. ...


6 Fun Baby Boomer Retirement Activities That Are Bolstering the Economy

Baby boomers are the wealthiest generation in America. Despite being only 20% of the population, they own more than 52% of the country's wealth, according to Federal Reserve data. The youngest baby...


The ‘Work To Live’ Generation: 5 Reasons We Should Adopt Gen Z’s Attitude Toward Work

Work-life balance, mental health support, and a sense of purpose in their jobs are all important to Gen Z -- dubbed the "Work to Live" generation. They aren't all about grinding away all day everyday,...


Dressed to thrill: The most stylish musicians of all time

Whether it's how they dress in music videos or at red-carpet events, some artists know how to influence the fashion world, just as much as they've shaped the music world. These are some of the most fashionable artists in music history.


This Guy's 88-Pound Weight Loss Started with a Simple Change

When Toby Allen needed to lose weight for his health, he was surprised how far walking got him.


Broke Always Seem To Waste Money On These 15 Expenses


Why a 'Lagom-Style Vacation' May Be Your Best Trip Yet

This Scandinavian concept brings hygge on the road.


Julianne Moore’s Homes: A Look at the Oscar Winner’s Stunning Residences

The actor credits her mother for her love of design, and considers many architects and designers dear friends


Map Shows States Where Most Americans Are Homesteading

Homesteading is a lifestyle choice focusing on self-sufficiency and sustainable living.