Alice Munnerlyn

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Advice on College Application Essay Writing

It's the time of the year again as millions of high school students are working furiously on their college applications. And it's hard to believe that it's been nine years since I applied to college. When I think on my application process, I have nothing but fond memories. I may be influenced by …

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Introverts And Extroverts

Despite how easy it is to share our thoughts on social media, nothing will ever beat face-to-face conversation. And when we have the opportunity to directly engage with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors -- whether it’s over a cup of coffee or at the dinner table -- we could all use a little …

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Type "good parenting" into Google and... whoa. 519,000 results to sift through.<p>Search for "parenting" in the books section on Amazon and... holy cow. 1,979 new titles. And those are just the books that have been released over the last 30 days!<p>Clearly, when it comes to "effective parenting," there's …

21 Ways to Become an Expert Home Organizer

Getting organized can seem like an insurmountable task, especially if you have lived in your home for years. "Stuff" seems to accumulate overnight and clutter creeps in right before our eyes.<p>Rather than renting a storage unit, moving to a bigger house, or suffering through the disorganized chaos, …

A Week's Worth Of One-Skillet Recipes To Make Your Life Easier

Turn up the heat.<p>There are tons of excuses we use to talk ourselves out of cooking at home -- it's messy, complicated, it heats up the apartment. And there's always Seamless.<p>But cooking at home can seriously improve your life, according to science.<p>Julia Wolfson, a lead author of a 2014 <b></b>study at the …

The Trouble With Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is a disease that not only destroys the life of the patient, but it also tries to rob them of the relationships in their lives on the way out. Their personality changes so drastically that sometimes you feel as if you no longer know them, even if you have loved them your entire life. …

What I Learned From My Mom As We Planned Her Funeral

I tend to think of my mom the most in late spring and early summer, and I have a love-hate relationship with Mother's Day. On one hand, it highlights an emptiness in my life, and on the other I'm reminded of one of the most intense, special, and intimate moments my mom and I shared as she was dying.<p>…

6 Ways You Are Flunking Retirement Planning

Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to figuring out the next chapter?<p>Just like we've rewritten the script on how to pay for our children's college educations -- loans are bad, community colleges are good -- so has the thinking changed on retirement. Here are six things you may be doing wrong.<p>…

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About UTIs*

*But were too doubled over in pain to ask.<p>When you have a urinary tract infection, something feels very, very wrong down there. There’s a burning or stinging sensation when you pee, dull aching in your lower back, and in some cases you may be urinating blood.<p>If you’re a woman, odds are you're going …

20 Low-Sugar Protein Shake Recipes To Fuel Your Mornings

Have your birthday cake protein shake and drink it, too!<p>Breakfast smoothies are terrifically tasty, but when you're not in control of the ingredients, they can also be packed with sugar. A saccharine blast first thing in the morning is not the smartest way to start the day: Your body may crash, and …

A woman who paid off over $40,000 of debt in less than 3 years shares the most important habit that helped her do it

Less than three years later, they paid it all off.<p>Today, they're in the green, building a life for themselves and their four children in Oswego, New York.<p>How did they do it? Lauren credits their success to one habit in particular: learning to coupon and meal plan.<p>"I saw cutting back our food budget …

5 Small-Space Ideas to Steal From This Cool Caravan

There's style (and some super-smart storage moves) to be found inside.<p>This tiny caravan — the Wohnwagon, designed in Austria — might inspire romantic notions of hitting the open road and never looking back, but we're realists. There's few of us who can pick up and get of Dodge at a moment's …

Small Spaces

Don’t be too generous with your retirement cash

We hear a lot these days about the strains on the sandwich generation, those caught between the demands of their children and their aging parents. …

Here's a simple psychological trick to get people to do you a favor

What if they feel like you're bothering them? Or using them? What if they say no, or worse, don't even bother responding?<p>But according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, the author of "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," there's an easy way to get someone to give you what you need: Do something …

8 Exercises You Can Do At Work Without Anyone Knowing

When the mid-day slump strikes, it's unlikely that you'll be willing to get up out of your office chair and do a set of burpees in the hallway. Getting a little fitness routine in, however, can help give you a boost of energy.<p>Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing …

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

Which prepaid phone is right for you?

You may think that switching to a prepaid monthly plan means getting stuck with a basic, no-frills phone. But not with Verizon.<p>We’re now offering more than 20 smartphones, including the <b>Moto Z Droid</b>, with Verizon’s <b>No Annual Contract plans</b>. Even better, most of them are 4G LTE-capable, which means …

Ringtones: how to get and use them

Whether it’s a favorite song, a famous movie quote or a sound effect from a childhood video game, you can probably use it as a ringtone. People often use custom ringtones instead of the presets that come with their phone. And there’s a ton of ringtones out there and nearly as many ways to find …

Smartphone cleaning tips from a recovering data hoarder

Hi, my name is Chris, and I’m a recovering data hoarder.<p>When it comes to my smartphone, I like to think I’m a tidy guy, but a recent bout of device cleaning proved just how much of a file hog I actually am.<p>Sure, I’m diligent about shutting down apps to preserve battery life and keeping my camera …

7 things you should do with a new smartphone

There are few more gratifying moments in modern life than ripping open the pristine packaging of a new smartphone. But as eager as you may be to boot up your new device and introduce it to all your jealous pals, bear in mind that your snazzy gizmo is not just another purchase—it’s an …