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23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving Your Steady Paycheck to Start a Business | Inc.com

We're groomed to go to school, get degrees, and then make our way into corporate industry jobs. These jobs must come with great benefits and pension plans so that we can retire around the age of 65. For some of us, this is not enough and the thought of venturing off on our own to pursue our dreams …

Customer Service

How to Handle 4 Painfully Awkward Parenting Moments

22 Creative Websites with Unusual Layouts

You think you’ve seen it all when it comes to web design? Think again! Take a look at these 22 creative websites with unusual layouts. You will …

Five motherhood myths that moms believe (but shouldn't)

As a new mom, I wanted so desperately to get this mothering thing right. I had a lot of beliefs about mothering in general. Some beliefs I gathered by observation. Some were wishful thinking. Some beliefs other moms told me were true. Some I read on the pages of a popular parenting book. And guess …

UI Tiles, A Quick and Easy Kit to Layout Websites

If you are passionate about the layout process when it comes to web design than this wireframe resource is definitely for you. Layout your idea …

Web Design

What a Little Paint Can Do: 11 DIY Home Decor Projects That'll Brighten Up Any Room

Faux painting is an easy way to upcycle most home accessories. Give an inexpensive wooden tray an elegant feel with this marbling technique using craft paint!

8 Glamping Spots That Are Perfect for Any Season

It's no secret that we love glamping so much that we'd like to do it all year long. As fun as sleeping on the rocky ground is, we prefer a cozy bed sheltered in a sturdy (already assembled) canvas tent. From treehouses to Airstreams, we can't get enough of this luxurious take on traditional camping.<p>…

Film Posters

Your Biggest Parenting Fear Faced

An older and wiser mother shared this with me, "See, kids are evil -- they force you to worry about everything! Dogs barking in the middle of the night, oh, it's probably a stray cat or the wind.<p>With kids -- it's a serial killer or kidnapper, did you lock all the doors and windows?<p>Kids make you …

Dengue Fever

What every manager can do to boost employee happiness

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Work-life Balance

10 Lesser-Known Parenting Challenges

Parenting is really hard. It uses every ounce of mental and physical energy I have, every day. Sure, I knew about the big child-rearing ordeals …

Parenting

Gardens: how to plant trees

Much of the traditional advice is based on large amounts of compost and very little science. Here’s how to do it properly…<p>No field of domestic endeavour is so wrapped up in fuzzy nostalgia as gardening. But, as a botanist, I often wonder whether our unquestioning devotion to the “tried and tested” …

Gardening

7 Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Family Trip This Fall

<i>Anthony Quintano/ Flickr</i><p>Bright colors, brisk air, thin crowds and reduced rates inspire families of all ages, styles and tastes to get out of town each autumn. After all, if you're not planning a road or camping trip filled with plenty of stargazing, hiking and quality time in the great outdoors, …

Family Travel

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