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The essence of any good bucket list consists of overcoming fears, achieving goals, realizing dreams and even simple pleasures. Whether it’s an exotic adventure half-way around the world or something simpler, like spending more time with your family or friends, what matters is that you experience all the good and phenomenal things Earth offers.

Here you’ll find 225 things to do before you die. Sure, a few of them are what some might consider to be cliché, but we made it a priority to think mostly outside the box.

Holiday Trifle

If you’re still looking for a show-stopping dessert to bring to the last few holiday parties of the season, consider trifle, an elegant dessert made from layers of sponge cake, fruit preserves, custard, and whipped cream. I’ll always love the version my mom makes – store-bought angel food cake, instant vanilla pudding, and Polaner’s all-natural raspberry jam – but this season I thought I’d up the […]

Guest check with cash and coin

Whether you’re checking into a hotel, getting a massage, or accepting a delivery, not knowing the proper tipping etiquette can be extremely embarrassing, turning a situation that’s supposed to be relaxing or enjoyable into an unpleasant one. While gratuity guidelines for certain services can vary somewhat depending on region and who you ask, there is a general consensus as to whom you should tip, and […]

Hand holding dollars

A lot of things out there are free. Just ask any frugal person. Most of them would gladly rattle off a list of things they never had to pay a cent for, some of which might surprise you. There are tons of free products and services out there, but businesses work so hard at hiding them from us. They’ve succeeded in getting us to fork […]

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Do you know that feeling when you’re trying to read an article but your brain doesn’t react? Well, when it comes to brain function, nutrition can play a vital role. Picking the right foods can fuel your brain, help it function properly and improve your memory and focus. There are long-term benefits as well – some foods contain antioxidants and other nutrients that protect your […]

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Are you ready for a job change? Successfully transitioning from one career to another takes planning and preparation. Even the simplest job change can have an effect on your long-term career development goals. With that in mind, it’s important to determine whether or not you’re ready for a job change before you jump ship. Ten reasons you might be ready for a job change are […]

Pinterest homepage

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing websites in history and it shows no signs of slowing down. Anyone can join and start pinning images, videos, and quotes to virtual pinboards, but only the best pinners are gaining influence and buzz. Are you ready to pin it to win it? If so, the Pinterest tools described below can help you turn boring pins and pinboards […]

Credit card application - denied

In a world where credit cards are accepted everywhere and pre-approved credit card offers are run-of-the-mill, you may mistakenly view credit as a basic entitlement. But if you apply for a credit card only to receive a rejection letter a couple of weeks later, this experience will snap you back to reality. Credit isn’t a basic right, but credit card companies do have the right […]

Shark Tank hosts

Want to start your own business or land an investment to take an existing business to the next level? Watch Shark Tank. Until you add this show to your Hulu or DVR, don’t say you’re serious about entrepreneurship. One hour of the popular reality TV series can teach you more than a dozen magazines, even if you’re just watching it in the background. Here are […]

Woman buying a car

Damaged credit can significantly impact your financing opportunities. A mortgage lender may laugh at your application. And if applying for work in the finance industry, some employers will not consider your application upon checking your credit score. But while bad credit is the kiss of death in many situations, it’s not entirely impossible to secure an auto loan on damaged credit. Opportunities are scarce, but […]

Group of pets together

Any day is the right day to give pets presents, and the holidays are the perfect time to really spoil them! Whether you own a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, fish, or any other type of pet, there are great gifts available. Whether you’re looking to spoil your pet on a budget, or go all out and splurge, these 20 gifts for pampered pets should give […]