5 realistic ways to save money, according to experts

Saving money doesn't mean sacrificing quality of life; in fact, it can be a way to improve it.

  • U.S. household debt reached an all-time high in 2018, a year that also saw a severe drop in the personal savings rate.
  • While the internet propagates many untenable ways to save, experts agree that small changes to our lives can result in large paybacks.
  • These five ways to save money can lead to improved health and living a little greener.
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Should men tell women to wear makeup at work?

Seemingly small moments of discrimination often pass unnoticed.

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  • While the #metoo movement has focused on sexual misconduct, there are many ways discrimination pervades society.
  • Wearing makeup should be a choice, not a male-directed demand, many women stated in an informal survey.
  • Since going makeup free in 2016, Alicia Keys says it has been empowering.
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These new keto diet tortillas are made of 100% cheese

Folios cheese wraps can be a surprisingly healthy substitute for traditional tortillas. Of course, there's a catch.

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  • To help keto dieters stay the course, Lotito Foods has developed the Folios cheese wrap, a tortilla made entirely of cheese.
  • These cheese wraps can be part of a healthy diet, but only if eaten in extreme moderation and alongside low-fat, low-salt foods.
  • Research shows that replacing grains and fiber with fat and salts in the long term can be dangerous.
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How Big Pharma secures drug monopolies

Patently insane: How Big Pharma gouges drug prices

  • Scores of people — including many beloved musicians and celebrities — are dying from perfectly legal pharmacutical drugs. And many big companies are profiting.
  • After cornering the market, these giant corporations inflate the prices to gouge the consumer.
  • Lowering drug prices could be obtained by starting first in the patent office.
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9 most common New Year’s resolutions — and how to make them happen

We look at the most common New Year's resolutions and get expert advice to help you check them off 2019's to-do list.

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  • The top three New Year's resolutions for 2018 were to eat healthier, get more exercise, and save more money. Care to guess what the top three are this year?
  • We check in with experts to devise strategies for tackling the most common New Year's resolutions.
  • Knowing exactly what you want to accomplish and how you will do it can help increase your chances of success in 2019.
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