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8 Of The Nicest Things You Could Do For A Mom On Her Last Week Of Maternity Leave

For working moms, the end of maternity leave is an inevitability. It may reach its conclusion after six weeks (thanks, America) or six months. It …

Pregnancy

How To Take Off Deductions That The New Tax Law Might Nix

<i>The higher standard deduction in the new tax law might mean that you can’t use some of your regular deductions, like for charity gifts, if they don’t meet the new, higher limit. But Rick Kahler, the founder of Kahler Financial Group, in Rapid City, S.D., has a way around that.</i><p><b>Larry Light:</b> You say …

Personal Finance

How To Become More Mindful Of Your Communication

One of the competencies of emotional intelligence is interpersonal communication. Stepping up this skill is about a desire to genuinely connect with another.<p>If you lack interpersonal skills, the key is to become more mindful. Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed — it’s a daily discipline. …

Mindfulness

Left untreated, stress can affect kids’ health for a lifetime. Here’s how to help them cope.

I woke up in an ambulance.<p>The last thing I could remember was standing on a ledge in an auditorium and practicing for my school’s choir performance. I was in ninth grade, it was my first field trip in my new home here in the United States, and I was nervous. Then everything went black.<p>I had …

Parenting

A Bartender Explains What Your Date's Choice Of Drink Order Reveals About Them

A large portion of my time on dating apps is spent jumping to conclusions. If a dude professes to "love the outdoors," I assume he's basic. If he's …

Relationships

15 Questions That Will Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Want to sharpen your EQ? It all begins with self-awareness.<p>The decisions you make today will be heavily influenced by your emotions. Sure, hard data and rational thinking may help you reason and draw conclusions, but it's how you <i>feel</i> about those conclusions that will determine whether or not you …

Emotional Intelligence

Strength Training for Beginners – Here's How You Get Started

Though your mind may be ready to plunge into a weight loss program, your body may not be on the same page. Sure, you want to make up for lost time, …

Exercise

Make this shirt!

I have wanted a vintage huipil for a while now. The really good vintage ones are pretty pricey, so while I save my money for an old one, I made a …

Sewing

Why Spending Time Alone in Nature Is Good for Your Mental and Emotional Health

Time alone in the wilderness results in introspection and pondering bigger questions about one’s own existence. This, claim researchers, is good for …

Psychology

How to pick a good watermelon

A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry.<p>Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood …

Watermelon

The Fudgy, Swirly Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake My Mom Has Loved Since 1965

“Whenever it’s my birthday, I hope this is the cake,” my mom wrote in one version of this recipe that lives in my parents’ online cookbook, a site …

Dessert

Pilates guru insists breathing correctly can help you get abs

What if we told you there was a simpler way to get killer abs and all it takes is breathing?<p>Yes, that’s right, it’s the fitness news you’ve been …

Workouts

Keep a Toothbrush and Pair of Pajamas for Your Kid in Your Car

When I was a little kid, I remember riding in the backseat of our family car and drifting off into a deep sleep on the nighttime drive home. There …

When Is It OK to Leave Kids Unequal Inheritance?

On the surface, it makes perfect sense. Why would you leave as much money to your youngest daughter, Sonia, a real-estate lawyer with a high …

Retirement

How to mask anything in Lightroom in a few seconds

Lightroom’s Auto Mask option is a useful tool that can save you a lot of time. But this video from Signature Edits shows you how you can make the …

Tutorials

How Much Do You Need To Retire? One Big Bonus

There are really no magic formulas to a prosperous retirement. Save as much as you can. Stay out of debt. Invest well or be lucky enough to have a guaranteed pension.<p>But what if you would like to retire later—and <i>choose</i> to work more? That’s a luxury for many that assumes that your health is decent …

Retirement

The Trick to Going Gray Gracefully

There was a time when going gray was something only the rare Southern woman would brave. Coloring gray roots came as natural to her as swiping on red …

Hair

This Tone It Up Booty-Lifting Workout Will Give Your Butt New Va-Va-Voom

Your buns won't know what hit 'em.<p>Instagram-famous Tone It Up co-founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott call the glutes the "MVP of muscles" thanks to their leading role in filling out your figure (and bikini).<p>To lift and tighten your buns TIU-style, try this lower-body torcher, courtesy of K and …

Workouts

The 9 Best Advanced Toddler Toys to Buy in 2018

Like all gifted children, gifted toddlers need plenty of intellectual stimulation, and they can get quite cranky when they don't get it. The world is …

Kids

How to make yarn turtles

This is such a great spin on the traditional god’s eye yarn wrapping project. Simply use fat popsicle sticks, paint them green and bam! You’ve got …

Turtles

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world.Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great …

Self-help

13 Zip Tie Hacks That Make DIYing a Cinch

Every homeowner should have a stash of these tiny, versatile straps on hand. Zip ties can help you conquer clutter, work hands-free and even see in …

DIY

Yoga to Ease Low Back Pain

Yoga to Ease Low Back Pain<p>Jess Rose | 15 Minutes<p>BeginnerVinyasa FlowPain reliefStrengthBackMatCalm<p>Log this session Add to favorites<p>Even if you don't …

Pain

I Found the Perfect Dupe for IKEA's Iconic Cart

How can you use IKEA's iconic RÅSKOG cart at home? Let me count the ways: As a bar cart, as a kitchen cart, to store clothes, or beauty products, or …

Rose Gold

How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 10

A VPN is an enormously powerful addition to your security arsenal. Sure, it's easier to use a dedicated VPN app, but if you want to configure a VPN …

Information Systems

How to avoid becoming a tyrant when your kids misbehave

Among the many frustrations of being a parent are the moments when your child’s bad behavior inspires your own rage-induced response. Kids are small, you are big, and evolution has it that you’re the one meant to keep it together.<p>And yet, facing down a kid who refuses to get dressed for school or …

Parenting

Move Over, Botox: Jane Seymour Says *This* Is the Best Anti-Aging Tool...and It’s Free

Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean smearing $100 creams on your face, praying at the altar of Botox or even going under the knife. At 67, Jane …

Skin Care

How to Edit a PDF

PDFs can be a serious pain to edit if you don't have the right tools. Here's what you need.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Software

When kids say 'I hate you,' parents should say this | Parenting With Pete

"I hate you!" "You're stupid!" "I'm a failure!"<p>Parents frequently hear their children express these and other strong negative emotions to or about …

Parenting

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation