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Best Career and Money Stories Feb. 25 to March 3, 2013

Press This Pressure Point to Reduce Stress and Other Smart Tips

  • Hoku point: Press on the Hoku pressure point (the fleshy spot between the thumb and index finger) for instant stress relief.
  • Smart car shopping: Use your smartphone when negotiating for a car and compare car prices with an app like Auto Trader.
  • Tax changes: One of the tax changes to take note of this year is the standard deduction for taxpayers is higher in 2012 than it was in the previous year.
  • Mold 101: The best way to get rid of mold is to eliminate moisture in the home.
  • Reduce receipts: Take photos of receipts with your smartphone, so you don't have to keep them.
  • Reuse stale bread: Mix stale breadcrumbs into your potting soil to add nutrients and moisture to your plants.
  • Declining coffee invites: Have a coffee open house and invite everyone who has requested coffee time with you to kill multiple birds with one stone.
  • Work from home: If you want a flexible working arrangement, choose companies that are known for having good work-from-home policies like Automattic, Google, and more.
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