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25 Things To Sell When You’re Ready To Retire

25 Things To Sell When You’re Ready To Retire

Many people downsize in retirement as a way to cut back on expenses and make their lives simpler. For some, this means relocating to a smaller home or a retirement community. For others, this can just mean getting rid of stuff they no longer use anymore. If your retirement planning includes downsizing, there are numerous things you can sell to clear out clutter and add some extra funds to your retirement nest egg.

Last updated: Jan. 10, 2020

Your Home

One of the key things you need to figure out when planning for retirement is where you want to live. This might entail selling your current home, which for most people is their most valuable asset. You can use the funds to buy a smaller place or put the money toward rent and deposit any leftover money into savings. Downsizing your home can not only save you money, but it

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8 reasons you're tired and how to fix it

8 reasons you’re tired and how to fix it

With no early morning work commute or school run to speak of, and few social commitments in the diary, many energy-sapping demands of our daily lives have disappeared under COVID-19 restrictions. And yet, despite being less active than usual, we find ourselves feeling especially sluggish and exhausted as we adjust to our ‘new normal’.

On the surface, we should feel more energised than ever. So, what’s behind this widespread lockdown fatigue? From sleep quality to stress levels, Jane Clark – dietician and founder of Nourish – explores the reasons why we may be feeling particularly worn out at the moment, and shares tips for shaking off the lockdown fatigue slump:

1. You’re eating too many refined carbs

Have your eating habits changed since you started making all your meals at home? Or perhaps the change in schedule means you’re snacking more frequently. If so, that could be behind your daytime

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How to Make Sure You’re Wearing Your Mask or Cloth Face Covering Correctly

How to Make Sure You’re Wearing Your Mask or Cloth Face Covering Correctly

Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cloth face coverings for the general public to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to make sure you’re wearing it correctly. The purpose of any cloth face covering is to prevent droplet particles from spreading to — and potentially infecting — other people.

There are special guidelines for each type of mask, but some best practices apply to all of them. Here’s what two health care providers recommend for effectively (and safely) putting on, wearing, and taking off your face covering.

How to put your mask on properly

The first thing to do before you put on any cloth face covering: Wash your hands. Since you’ll be touching your face, you’ll want to make sure you’re not spreading germs when you put it on. Then, with clean hands, grab your face covering and put it on, making sure

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How to start a new home workout routine in quarantine, even if you're new to fitness

How to start a new home workout routine in quarantine, even if you’re new to fitness

Basics like planks, kneeling push-ups, and squats are good for beginners.
Basics like planks, kneeling push-ups, and squats are good for beginners.

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  • As quarantine and self-isolation measures stretch beyond a month, maintaining your motivation to exercise can seem daunting.

  • If you’ve been meaning to start a workout routine and put it off, or have lapsed in your exercise endeavors, it’s not too late.

  • Personal trainer Bryan Goldberg shares some tips for starting or maintainable a healthy, stable exercise plan right now, from where to begin to how to make time for rest days.

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With social distancing measures still in place a full month after most US cities brought them in, even those most opposed to home workout routines may be reconsidering their stance.

It can be hard to stay motivated to exercise in your living room. And, especially if you’re newer to fitness and/or have been putting off a home fitness routine, it

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If You're Trying to Boost Your Immune System, Ditch the Wellness Shots and Focus on Your Sleep

If You’re Trying to Boost Your Immune System, Ditch the Wellness Shots and Focus on Your Sleep

Photo Taken In Berlin, Germany
Photo Taken In Berlin, Germany

There are numerous products that tout immunity-boosting benefits, but the simple fact is: probiotics, vitamins, and antioxidants won’t suddenly up your body’s defense system fighting off inflammation and colds. There’s no denying that consuming more nutrient-dense foods – like walnuts, salmon, kale, and sweet potatoes – can help improve your overall health, but an instantaneous immunity boost is unlikely to occur. If you’re trying to strengthen your immune system, one thing you can do immediately is to ensure you’re getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night.

“There’s some data that short sleepers, people who sleep five hours per night, have an increased instance of pneumonia,” Atul Malhotra, MD, board-certified pulmonologist, intensivist, and research chief of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of California San Diego, told POPSUGAR. Research has also shown that short sleepers who’ve received flu vaccinations have

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If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably Over-Exfoliating

If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably Over-Exfoliating

If you grew up in the ’90s like I did, when you think of exfoliation, I bet your mind instantly goes to St. Ives Apricot Scrub. That iconic orange tube held a permanent spot in the corner of all of our bathtubs.

Even if it wasn’t your first foray into skin care, it was most likely the launchpad for an obsession with getting your skin down to its smoothest, most sanded-down self. And while today there are a lot more options, our fixation with face scrubs hasn’t changed: In the $1.8-billion Canadian skin-care market, sales of exfoliators are second only to masks, and they’re widely considered the best defense against radiance enemy number one: dead skin cells.

But here’s the thing: Dead skin cells aren’t all that bad, and there is such a thing as over-exfoliating. So, how often is too often when it comes to exfoliation? What’s the difference

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How to avoid gaining weight when you’re stuck at home because of coronavirus

How to avoid gaining weight when you’re stuck at home because of coronavirus

Some are calling it the Quarantine 15, as people have begun to gain weight while staying at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

How can you make healthier decisions and avoid the Quarantine 15 while remaining in the comfort of your home?

It starts with your diet, says dietitian Tina Hreso of Charlotte’s Novant Health Bariatric Solutions. She said being closer to the refrigerator doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Hreso recommends creating an eating pattern to avoid mindless snacking, portion out your snacks and drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day to stay hydrated as ways to get started.

A structure Is important, said Jill Chodak, a clinical dietitian for URMC Center for Community Health and Prevention. She told WROC you should set a certain time for dinner each day.

“You’ll know that food Is coming, so where is the craving come from?” she asks. “Did

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How to know if you're drinking too much while practicing social distancing at home

How to know if you’re drinking too much while practicing social distancing at home

Trigger warning: This story discusses alcohol abuse.

As we continue to weather the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, relaxation can seem like an impossibility. While things like sheet masks, baths, or daily walks can be helpful, it’s easy to reach for a glass of wine or a beer to help calm down nerves instead. While there’s nothing wrong with having a drink after a long day if you’re not sober or in recovery, the degree to which you are relying on alcohol for relaxation is something to be mindful of—especially since, with the way things are right now, being home constantly without any sense of routine can make the temptation to drink stronger than usual. 

But how do you know if your drinking habits are becoming a problem? HelloGiggles talked to several mental health experts to unpack how drinking can turn into an issue when you start relying on it as a

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Workouts To Stream When You’re Stuck At Home

Working out at home is a funny beast – in the past, I’ve praised it as a great way to save money and guarantee you’ll never have to queue for the shower. However it feels a bit different when the gym is a health hazard and you literally can’t go to the classes you normally frequent.

For many of us, not only working from home but also working out at home is the new normal (unless you’re going on your one government-approved solitary walk/run/cycle a day). As well as all the standard benefits of exercise, it can give structure to your day and help you reframe your home space as somewhere you don’t just rest in.

There are already many incredible working out from home options which you can find here (some need equipment, some don’t, and there is a variety of price points) but with workout spaces, classes and

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What are the symptoms of coronavirus? How to know if you're at risk

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? How to know if you’re at risk

With the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China to at least 50 countries, including the U.S., even a case of the sniffles may feel like cause for concern.

How can you know if you’re infected with the new coronavirus? What are coronavirus symptoms? And when is it time to see a doctor? NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar breaks it down:

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19 include a cough, sore throat, aches and pains, fever and fatigue. Some cases are mild, such as the common cold, while others are more likely to lead to pneumonia.

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From a case series of 138 patients in a hospital in Wuhan, China, approximately one quarter required intensive care, Dr. Azar said. The most common early symptoms were:

In late March, European and U.S. experts reported two new symptoms:

  • Loss of smell

  • Altered sense of taste


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