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.
How to get back that money you didn’t know was yours
Every year billions of dollars in assets — billions! — go unclaimed. Some of it might be yours, especially if you move around a lot. Here’s how to see if there’s cash or property out there that you didn’t realise you owned. (HuffPost)
Zzzzz … (sniffle) … zzzz
If you have trouble sleeping once spring rolls around, it could be your allergies. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. Here are some steps you can take to show those histamines who’s boss. (Bustle)
Nutella, Turkey and the hazelnut revolution
Turkey seems to have the market cornered on hazelnuts, producing more than 70% of the world’s total output — and that has some folks concerned about the flow of supplies for this key Nutella ingredient. But one New Jersey scientist is about to change all this. (NPR: Planet Money)
Cool inventions that may be worth your money
From special sunrise alarm clocks to Aztec clay masks to mini-vacuums, here are 21 new gizmos, gadgets and specialty products you didn’t know you needed. (BuzzFeed)
Germans like Emma too
Emma turns out to be the most popular baby girl’s name not just in the U.S., but in Germany too. Have a look at the favorite baby names in various places around the world, from Chile’s Agustina to Japan’s Ren. (PureWow)
Tales from the personal finance trenches
Check out the series “Scrimp City” and learn how different women from across society are saving money. This week’s edition: How one person saved a fortune just by eating right and cutting back on “spending-on-a-whim.” (GirlBoss)
Preparing for your performance review
If you’re getting ready to meet with your manager, take a quick look at these tips for crushing performance reviews, especially if you are angling for a raise. (The Everygirl)
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