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You're Basically Wasting Money on Flax Seeds If You Don't Take This Extra Step

You're Basically Wasting Money on Flax Seeds If You Don't Take This Extra Step

Health
If you're stressed for time, you can pay a little extra for the best kind of flaxseed for you. If you've been shelling out dough for flax seed-laden foods—or just for the seeds themselves—you may not be getting all the heart-healthy benefits that you were hoping for.It's true—flax seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and it's worth adding them to weeknight meals, like this classic meatloaf and this freshly seared fish.But note that both of those recipes call for ground flax seeds. This is because you have to grind flax seeds before eating or cooking with them.Getty: Arletta Cwalina / EyeEmBrierley Horton, MS, RD, explains that the human body doesn't fully digest whole flax seeds. In order for you to get all the heart-healthy benefits that flax seeds p
The Non-Dairy Milk You're About to See Everywhere

The Non-Dairy Milk You're About to See Everywhere

Health
“I knew it was bad for the environment, but I loved the way it coated my tongue with a weird film!” shouted the anxious but lovable philosopher, Chidi, on NBC’s The Good Place, defending his decision to drink almond milk. Only a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for the non-dairy darling to be the butt of a joke on primetime television, but when the water-guzzling beverage (one almond requires about a gallon of water to grow) got linked to the California drought, the seemingly untouchable successor of soy milk quickly fell from grace.Though other non-dairy milks have tried to fill its shoes, none have caught on in the same way as almond and soy milk before it. They are either too thin, too bitter, or contain a long list of artificial thickeners and preservatives: xanthan gum, p
If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

Finance
As more people are thinking about long-term care planning for their elder years, the industry is responding with ever more options.However, complete coverage may be out of reach for most people. Younger generations are taking notice, whether to encourage their parents to prepare for possible late-life infirmities or to make preparations for themselves earlier in their own lives.Long-term care has been a hot topic since about 2000, said Brock Jolly, certified financial planner and partner and co-founder at Veritas Financial. He attributes this increased interest to market declines, modern medicine keeping people alive longer and the evolution of the LTC industry.Pricing insurance products has been tricky, he noted."The big unknown is how long the person may live," Jolly said. "Life insuranc...
Why you're hardwired to be bad at money

Why you're hardwired to be bad at money

Finance
How to save $ 1,000 this yearWhy are money decisions so stressful? No, it's not because you're broke. It's because your brain is fundamentally challenged when it comes to financial choices, according to neuroscience. And going it alone only makes it worse. "Our brains are really good at avoiding major risks and keeping ourselves alive," says Dr. Sam Barnett, a neuroscientist at Think Alike Labs and chief executive of SBB Research, a quantitative investment firm, who was the lead researcher. "Our brains were not designed to make the kind of complex decisions our financial realities demand, the kind that have many correct answers." There isn't just one right way to save money, for example. You could put your money in a shoe box, a high-yield savings account or a money market fund and each...