Vanessa Chapman

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5 Design Pros (and Moms) Share Their Organizing Tips for Every Room

Real-life moms share their tips for every room.<p>An interior design, a blogger, a professional organizer, and more experts — who also happen to be real-life moms — share simple ways to bring order to every room.

Personal Organizing

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Home Decorating

30 White Rooms That Feel Like a Dream

It's the it-color right now, plain and simple.<p>White walls always look clean and classic. Pair them with white furnishings and accessories and you've got an immaculate bathroom, an elegant bedroom or one of these other stunning spaces that prove white is underrated.

Interior Design

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

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HAPPINESS EXPERT: New 'Dolphin Dad' Parenting Strategy Is Better Than The 'Tiger Mom'

There's zealotry in the quest to correct and preserve teachings of past generations, profess the rectitude of a chosen parenting style and defend against the readily exchanged judgment about how to win or lose at this paramount task.<p>If you already felt parental performance anxiety, Amy Chua, aka …

Who You Are And Who You Think You Are | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is a difference between who you are and your IDEA of who you are. Furthermore, there is a GIGANTIC difference between the person you are …

Outsourcing

Michael Lewis on Goldman Sachs: The Company Would Flourish Under Totalitarian Rule

Serge Aleynikov remains the only Goldman Sachs employee since the 2008 financial meltdown to have actually served time in prison. How the Russian-born computer programmer came to spend a year behind bars at the behest of his former employer, Goldman Sachs, is the subject of contributing editor …

To Take or to Give

There seems to be a lot of conversation these days about the so-called "entitled ones." Indeed, like a label designed to besmirch certain groups or ideas, "entitlement" is used to demean many social welfare programs just as "Tea Party" is used to belittle and categorize certain conservatives Part …

10 Hypothetical Conversations With My Future Teenage Daughter

<i>Written by Casey Mullins for Babble.com</i><p>I used to fall asleep dreaming about Tom Cruise when I was 11. When I was in my early 20s, I fell asleep pretending to be an inspiring guest on <i>Oprah</i>. Lately however, I fall asleep having hypothetical conversations with my future teenage daughter. Addie is …

A Letter to My Teen: I Love You. Now Knock It Off.

To my dear, dear, dear, dear, dear, sweet child, whom I love very, very, very, very, very, very much,<p>Knock it off.<p>You are driving your family crazy, man.<p>Crazy to the moon.<p>And when I say "your family," I include you in it, 'cause I can see it in your eyes, this confusion at your own behavior. This …

Going the Distance

Step One: Wake up<p>Step Two: Lace up your running shoes<p>Step Three: Drive to the middle of nowhere<p>Step Four: Run<p>***<p>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, I say, as the alarm sounds. I also swear. A lot.<p>It is 4:15 a.m. I want to hit snooze, but I know snooze is an admission of defeat. …