This is how much sleep you actually need

Apr 13th 2017 4:36AM By Sean Dowling, Buzz60 We’ve all heard that adults should get a recommended eight hours of sleep, but how much sleep do we actually need? The answer really depends on how well you want your brain to work. Your brain basically won’t work at all without catching some Zzzz’s. Experts say…

8 smart home gadgets for every tech-savvy mom

Laura Galvan, AOL.com Apr 12th 2017 8:00AM Moms appreciate nothing more than receiving something that actually makes her life a little easier. From gadgets that already get dinner started to a shower head that allowes her not only take calls but listen to music, give mom the gift of technology this Mother’s Day! Plus, it’s…

The most competitive university in America isn’t in the Ivy League

Abby Jackson Apr 10th 2017 5:00AM Stanford University’s acceptance rate remained extremely low for the class of 2021, with 4.7% of applicants accepted into the prestigious California-based school. That figure, though flat from last year, means that Stanford is still the most competitive college in America. Harvard’s acceptance rate, the lowest in the Ivy League,…

Uber is now totally banned in all of Italy

Emma Hinchliffe Apr 7th 2017 4:35PM Forget getting kicked out of Austin — Uber just got banned from an entire country. The ride-hailing service is now blocked in Italy after a judge ruled Friday that it created unfair competition. Unlike rulings in other European countries, where the use of UberX or the European version (UberPop)…

10 jobs with the biggest share of senior workers

Krystal Steinmetz Apr 7th 2017 4:09PM Where are America’s seniors working? Time recently used U.S. Census data to compile a list of 50 jobs in which people work the longest and another list of careers where people retire the earliest. Time says the age when workers decide to retire “varies widely across different professions.” For…

The top 25 retirement hot spots for active seniors

For the second year in a row, Wilmington, Delaware, has ranked No. 1 for seniors seeking an active retirement. While it might lack the sunny allure of the South, the city offers retirees low taxes and a high “walkability” score, according to SmartAsset’s latest annual study of the best cities for an active retirement. For…

These 10 companies control everything you buy

Kate Taylor Apr 4th 2017 1:20PM Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year. In an effort to push…

13 states without pension or Social Security taxes

Emily Brandon Apr 3rd 2017 12:27PM Reduce your retirement tax bills. Retirees can help their savings last longer by moving to a place with lower taxes. These 13 states don’t tax Social Security or pension income. However, they have very different property and sales tax rates, which should also be taken into consideration, according to data…