Gillian Manning

I previously worked as assistant editor at the personal finance site I've written for regional daily newspapers and trade publications -- some specializing in personal finance, diversity issues, and education. I enjoy volunteering for fundraisers and other projects with the Society of Professional Journalists. In my free time, I untangle yarn and crochet.

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This Common Household Substance Is Now Tied to Stroke Risk

on June 21, 2024

Exposure to even small amounts of this invisible gas is associated with another big health risk.

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The 5 Most Valuable Hotel Rewards Programs to Join

on June 18, 2024

Moderate travelers will get the most out of these top loyalty programs.

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9 Dog Breeds That Live Longest — and 10 With the Shortest Lifespans

on June 18, 2024

Two traits in particular can have a big impact on a breed’s longevity, research shows.

Senior couple taking a selfie on deck of a ship.
4 Ways to Get Senior Discounts on Cruise Trips

and on June 18, 2024

Some major cruise lines offer discounts to travelers as young as age 50. And members of certain organizations can access additional savings.

This Emotion Is Now Linked to Stroke and Heart Attack Risk
This Emotion Is Now Linked to Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

on June 17, 2024

Could your negative feelings be increasing your chances of developing heart disease down the line?

Pouring out sugar-free gum.
Another Artificial Sweetener Is Linked to Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

on June 13, 2024

This sugar alternative is also associated with an increased risk of blood clots, research shows.

Woman on couch looking at her cell phone confused.
There’s 1 Type of Unpaid Toll Notice You Should Actually Ignore

on June 12, 2024

Any communications like this shouldn’t get a response from you.

Thief looking at a car to steal.
10 Cars That Thieves Steal More Often Than Any Others

on June 11, 2024

Your car could be particularly attractive to thieves.

Happy older couple looking at and talking about their finances on laptop.
7 Expert Tips for Better Money Conversations With Your Partner

on June 10, 2024

Struggling to discuss finances with your partner? These tips can help foster healthy dialogue.

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The Most Respected Companies in America Are Not Retailers Anymore

and on June 5, 2024

Here are the companies with the best-respected reputations, according to a new poll.

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Want to Age More Gracefully? The Secret May Be in Your Social Circle

on June 5, 2024

Your friends, family, acquaintances and partner could help keep you young, research suggests.

Senior man with Alzheimer's, memory disorder comforted by adult son.
2 Money Woes That Could Signal Alzheimer’s Years in Advance

on June 4, 2024

More than a decade of data suggests new potential warning signs for memory disorders.

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5 Middle-Class Lessons From How Wealthy People Manage Money

on May 30, 2024

You don’t need loads of cash to get started.

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8 Foods and Drinks That Are Full of Plastic

on May 27, 2024

Your favorite foods could be contaminated.

Senior man looking at watch while waiting in line.
Here’s How Long You Can Expect to Wait at a Social Security Office

on May 23, 2024

The good news is that one particular check-in method could save you time — if your local office even offers it.

Happy retired couple on a walk.
10 of the Happiest Places to Retire in America

on May 22, 2024

Golden years really do seem to be golden when spent here.

A woman looking at her finger nails concerned.
Harmless Fingernail Problem Linked to Steep Cancer Risk

on May 22, 2024

Nail screenings may be an important part of identifying a rare genetic syndrome.

A group of friends on vacation together.
20 Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations for Americans This Summer

on May 22, 2024

These up-and-comers may not have even crossed your mind.

President Joe Biden in NY, 2024.
12 Countries That Give Biden the Highest Approval Ratings

on May 21, 2024

At least 70% of people in these countries approve of America’s current leadership.

A man holding a prescription bottle.
The 11 Most Popular Prescription Drugs in America

on May 21, 2024

Judging by spending, a few drugs have skyrocketed in popularity by at least 300%.

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