John Barrymore has written over 100 articles for HowStuffWorks on topics ranging from volunteer burnout to real estate property taxes.
A tax shelter sounds like a nice idea. It helps you reduce your tax burden to the IRS. There are many legitimate tax shelters, but some can be used for wrongdoing.
You've probably heard the phrase "tax deductions" a hundred times. But what does it mean? And how can you be sure you're taking all the tax deductions you're entitled to?
Aftershaves soothe and tone the skin, but they can also include scents and ingredients that some men find overwhelming. What are some simple, household items they can use instead?
You get a letter in the mail, a letter emblazoned with the gut-wrenching acronym, IRS. You say to yourself: "But I filed on time! I paid all my taxes!"" How does the IRS decide who to audit?
You might be on your last dollar, but it's not always a reason to sing the blues. In fact, in the strange world of taxation, your last dollar could actually put you in a higher tax bracket. So what does that mean for you and your money?
One good thing about Christmas is that it gets many of us thinking about others and how we can help those in need. Even with COVID19 restrictions in place, there are still many ways to volunteer.
Body art, such as a tattoo, is a terrific way to express your individuality, but it's permanent, and there are some risks -- especially for your skin.
Stress can trigger a host of physical ailments, including blemishes on our skin. But there are ways to win the battle against high anxiety.
Crow's feet are one of the inevitable byproducts of aging. But it is possible to keep them at bay for a while. Here's how to prevent of them.
Get fast facts on tattoos, and learn how tattoos are created and how they can affect skin.
Get fast facts on acne remedies, including what options a dermatologist can offer and what you can do at home for acne relief.
Get fast facts on skin regimens, and learn what to include in your daily routine to benefit your skin's health and appearance.
Wearing sunscreen is a well-known way to block UV rays, but it isn't the final word on sun protection anymore. In what other ways can sun-lovers ward off skin damage?
Laser hair removal is a popular and effective way to get rid of unwanted body hair. That said, how much should you pay for it? How much does price matter -- if at all?
Stubble can begin appearing on your face just a few hours after shaving. You may have a five o'clock shadow -- or a 12 o'clock shadow -- but how often should you shave your beard?
You can minimize the risk of nicks, cuts and razor burn if you always shave with a clean, sharp blade, but how often should you replace your razor blade?
Periungual warts pop up near the nail bed on your hands and feet. Left untreated, these warts can have lasting effects on the health of your nails. We've got a few ways to avoid and cure these unsightly growths.
That red, itchy circle of skin can mean one of many things, including eczema, psoriasis or ringworm. If it turns out to be pityriasis rosea, however, you won't have much to worry about after a few weeks.
More than 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, according to the National Institutes of Health, making it one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases in the country. But what causes the disease, and is there a cure?
The field of psychodermatology is based on a belief in the mind-body connection. Find out if treating mental stress can really help you improve a skin condition.
Ringworm is a common skin problem. What causes ringworm?
It looks like acne or eczema but isn't, and it can result in a red nose that people associate with alcoholism. It's rosacea, a common skin condition most people don't know anything about.
It's a scene straight out of a cheap horror movie: microscopic creatures crawling on your skin, eating your flesh and laying their eggs inside you. But it's not fake, it's real and it's called scabies.
Almost everyone has visible scarring somewhere, but many just choose to live with it. Find out how you can make these marks less noticeable to the naked eye.
If you have dandruff, you may have a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, a skin condition that causes flaky, scaly skin and even hair loss. Find out what causes the disease and how you can treat it.