If you’ve always lamented that your pocket change wasn’t quite spooky enough, brace yourself for an exciting turn of events: Bats. On quarters.The National Park of American Samoa is the only U.S. park that’s home to the Samoan fruit bat. Also known as “flying foxes,” these bats are...
Looking to improve your life in the new year? This could mean setting better boundaries with people, motivating yourself to reach a new fitness goal or starting that creative endeavor you’ve been thinking about. One of the best ways to make sure you do any of it is...
Some 16% of Americans would rather sit on jury duty than prepare their taxes. And 8% would rather have a tooth pulled.If completing your taxes each year feels like pulling teeth, it’s probably because they’re so darn confusing. But considering that well over $1 trillion in tax deductions...
There’s a good reason UPS dubbed Jan. 2 as the unofficial “National Returns Day.” Today, Americans are expected to return 1.9 million packages through the UPS network alone ― a 26% increase from last year’s peak returns day.Perhaps you’re experiencing post-holiday buyer’s remorse, or you ended up with...
It’s once again that time of year when we brave overcrowded gyms, dry January, and of course, the start of tax season.As you begin organizing receipts and checking the mail for your W-2, it’s also a good idea to brush up on how you maximize your tax savings....
When a job seeker reads the question on an online application or hears it from a recruiter, the question may sound like a neutral request: “What are your salary expectations?”But in fact, how you answer is the beginning of your salary negotiation for that role.There is a debate...
When was the last time you purchased a ticket for the actual price listed? Whether you’re catching a movie, watching your favorite team play or enjoying a concert, a host of fees added on during checkout means you pay much more than face value to be there.In fact,...
My alarm goes off early on a Saturday morning. I had a busy week at work and I’m exhausted. But while I would love to bury myself back in my duvet, I drag myself awake and make a strong coffee to see myself through my morning shift. Although...
We all know that one person who is obsessed with their dog. (Maybe you are that person!) Dog parents put their pups above everything else, including themselves. So if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for the dog lover in your life, consider a gift for their four-legged...
When Ashley Watkins was a corporate recruiter for a bank and about to buy a house in 2006, she received upsetting news – she was getting laid off from her job. It was about two weeks before Christmas, she said.“At first, I was numb. I was already looking...