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17 helpful Google products and services you never knew existed

While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example: Did you know Google has a massive free library of fonts?<p>Here are some of the …

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year | Inc.com

I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a business owner.<p>It also gives you something interesting to talk about when you're …

Productivity

Healthy Relationships Have This in Common—Does Yours?

When you’re in the thick of a relationship, it can be tough to tell how well things are actually going. After all, emotions can totally cloud your …

Selfies

Worried that my kids would only remember me as a stressed-out mom, I tried this.

I slammed a glass plate down on the wooden dining room table, where it shattered into tiny pieces that flew around the room. My husband and children stared at me, slack-jawed and wide-eyed. No one, not even I, could believe that I had just smashed a salad plate. But there I was with tears streaming …

20 Super Sandwich Recipes to Make You Love Lunch Again

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Sandwiches are one of the most infinitely versatile foods in the world. Basics like the PB&J or ham and cheese are a starting point, but there are so many more ingredients that you can stick between two pieces of bread. We went to …

Eight ways parents can teach teens to be honest

My friend Jess stopped in her tracks outside her daughter’s bedroom door. Anna was on the phone, telling her eighth-grade classmate Julia that she had spent the day with her boyfriend. Jess knew that Anna had been with her, sorting through outgrown clothes and watching reruns of “Modern Family.”<p>As …

Parenting

7 Simple Ways To Nurture Your Children’s Creativity At Home

Creativity — using our imagination to come up with ideas or make something new — is one of the most valuable qualities human beings can have. …

The ‘overscheduled’ child: Is being busy really so bad?

Tennis, soccer and track. Piano and band. Throw in the additional commitment of weekly Sunday school, and it sounds like a lot, especially to anyone who was raised to just go outside and play. But here’s what I’ve found: Even with aftercare until at least 6 p.m. every weekday, the demands of …

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

It's 99% guaranteed you will find something in here your family will love.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

13 Reasons Why I Refuse to See This World Without Love

People say that everything in this world is followed by this great feeling. It’s the only thing that can conquer any disease and stop the flow of …

‘How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids’: Author’s Diaper Genie wake-up call may help you, too

Journalist Jancee Dunn enjoys a happy home life with her husband and young daughter. But it wasn’t always all smiles and sunshine. The couple’s contentment became strained soon after the birth of their child.<p>Resentment festered — over whose turn it was to empty the diaper pail, who was supposed to …

Praising Your Child Doesn't Help Them Succeed If You Do It Wrong

There are many ways well-meaning parents undermine their kids when they try to be encouraging.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a parent what do you want for your children? Having a roof over their heads and food on the table are obvious places to start. Providing them …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

10 Things I Learned About My Husband That Made Me A Better Wife

He doesn’t want to be my best girlfriend.<p>Creating a strong marriage is hard work. A truth I was clueless about on my wedding day. Back then, I thought marriage would be fun and fabulous, like in fairy tales. As a veteran wife of 32 years, and a Marriage Coach for over 20 years, I‘ve learned these …

16 Secrets To Staying In That Honeymoon Phase Your Whole Life

In November this year my wife Jessie and I will celebrate five years of marriage.<p>I'm lucky to be able to say it really has been the most amazing five …

The 36 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour, ranked

by Rafi Letzter<p>What's the best way to burn the most calories?<p>There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen — meeting your body's needs, …

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You - Sunset Magazine

<b>1. The times you made them feel safe</b> (or the times you made them feel unsafe)<p>There’s a vulnerability and a need for protection in the heart of every …

7 Qualities of a Conscious, Loving Relationship

Over the past decade, between the two of us, Angel and I have read hundreds of books on relationships, coached hundreds of students who were …