//Weekly Roundup: 7 Sweet Stories You Missed This Week

Weekly Roundup: 7 Sweet Stories You Missed This Week

With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.

10 budget-friendly ways to score new tech

Technology is notoriously expensive. Regardless of your alliance with team Apple or team Android, the next big release will usually come ready to break your bank. Sometimes upgrades are necessary though, and when they are, you want to get the best deal. Find out how to save on tech purchases with these tips. (Buzzfeed)

Want to date someone at work? Here’s what to consider first

Some of TV’s best love stories happened between coworkers. The Office gave us Jim and Pam, Parks and Recreation brought together Leslie and Ben, and so forth. But like with most things that come out of Hollywood, the real world works a bit differently, and you should probably think twice before sparking up an office fling. (The Everygirl)

What to do before and after being laid off

If you work in media, the last couple of weeks have probably been somewhat scary with layoffs happening all around the industry. Unfortunately, layoffs can happen to anyone at any time and for any number of reasons. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst by knowing what to do if you think your job is on the chopping block and how to handle it after you’ve been laid off. (Lifehacker)

How the sexes tackle Valentine’s Day gifts

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be shopping around for something to impress your significant other. Recent surveys have revealed just how much people are spending on V-Day — and whether or not that’s too much. But according to this survey, your gender could predict the price of you and your sweetheart’s holiday. (New York Post)

8 sleep tricks that really work

If you have trouble falling asleep at night, that restlessness can really cost you. The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated — sleep improves all of your body functions, especially your brain. Check out these tricks to help you get a better night’s rest. (MoneyTalksNews)

Nearly half of older Americans don’t have wills or estate plans

When Aretha Franklin died this past summer, many were shocked to find the Queen of Soul left no will. But according to this study, she was far from being an outlier. You might not be ready to make plans for after your own death, but it could be an important conversation to have with your older loved ones to make sure things are taken care of when they’re gone. (The Street)

In a world bogged down by negativity, it can be incredibly difficult to always look on the bright side. However, there are a number of things you can do to help keep your spirits up. These hacks are backed by science to help you beat the blues. (Bustle)

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