Melissa Harvey

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Our 8 Super-Simple Recipes You're Loving on Pinterest

Breakfast cinnamon French toast, steamed pork buns, nachos, and the easiest steak you'll ever make—these are just some of the quick and easy recipes …

Cooking

11 Random Factors That Affect Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

When you're trying to conceive (or trying not to!), you probably think about your cycle or how often you have sex as thing that typically affect your shot at getting pregnant. But there are also some far less obvious factors that influence both your and his fertility.<p>While this is a laundry list, …

8 Ways to Be More Productive Without Feeling Like a Robot

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

The 1 Word and 2 Questions Your Brain Needs to Defuse Terrifying Conversations

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And you're intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

Viral Video Tries To Show What It’s Like Inside The Mind Of Someone With Depression

<b>Wentworth Miller creates video showing what it’s like inside the mind of someone living with depression</b><p>It’s hard for people to understand what it’s …

16 Parenting Hacks To Raise Fairly Normal Children, Hopefully

As a former child, I have a unique perspective on the right way to raise a kid. I was pretty fortunate in the grand scheme of things. I had two older …

Parenting

8 habits that make 20-somethings anxious and unproductive

Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans. The APA reports that 12% of millennials have a diagnosed anxiety disorder—almost twice the percentage of Boomers.<p>On a non-clinical scale, a BDA Morneau Shepell white paper discovered that 30% of working millennials have …

Mental Health

5 Ways to Fight Procrastination and Get Stuff Done

"Perfection is the enemy."<p>You have to hand it to the people who make up minor holidays: they know how to pick their dates. For example, today is …

16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read

If you're an introvert, one of the best ways to recharge is with a good book. There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so …

4 Secrets to All-Day Energy

by Terri Trespicio<p>Why can we never get enough done in a day? It's not because we're inefficient or bad at what we do. In fact, it's less about time management--and more about energy management. Let us explain.<p>You don't need to force yourself to jam more in. The key is to respect and cultivate …

Perfect Relationship Advice From a Couple Who Have Been Married 70 Years

We don't usually expect most high school or even college romances to turn into long-term relationships, let alone last the rest of our lives. But one couple has defied the odds: Thomas Howard, first developed feelings for his wife, Irene, when he was nine years old, and at age 93, he's still …

Mental Happiness in 90 Days With 30 Habits Everyone Should Do

<i>This post originally appeared on Quora: What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything?</i><p>This is what you are fighting to create change in …

Self-improvement

17 Halloween Cake Recipes Perfect for Any Spooky Occasion

Halloween may come around only once a year (sadly!), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the occasion in a really big BIG way. This year, it’s all about planning a great big party that will surely knock the socks off anyone who’s still pretending like this is “just a kid’s holiday.” To …

Decorations

How 10 Couples Stay Madly in Love After Many Years

You're madly in love now, with your wedding on the horizon and your whole life together in front of you. But after years of marriage, it can be tough to remember those head-over-heels feelings you once had. With these secrets from couples who've been married for more than a decade, though, you can …

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

Time Management

This New Form of Journaling Will Make You Ultra-Organized

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

Want a Great Marriage? 11 Things Couples Who Build Successful Marriages Do Each and Every Day

Occasionally, you can have it all--and that's definitely true where professional success and a strong marriage are concerned.<p>Success isn't based on one single factor. How you approach each day plays a huge role. Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit--something you can definitely …

Best Board Games for Couples | shopswell

My husband and I look forward to Date Night, but finding a babysitter can be challenging, and expensive, so oftentimes we'll have a quiet night at …

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How Banning Screen Time Changed My Parenting Style

I sit in my bedroom, thumb in constant motion as I scroll through an endless stream of parenting memes, political rants and friends’ status updates. I’ve seen it all before, but just need another minute or two...or five…to ignore the many voices floating up the stairs and down the hallway to the …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

3 Insights That Will Immediately Increase Your Happiness Every Single Day

Stop setting yourself up for failure and start being happy now.<p>Most people make the same huge mistake when it comes to finding happiness. With the best intentions, individuals contribute to their own suffering and create a barrier between themselves and the happiness they seek.<p>The single biggest …

9 Things Highly Effective People Do After They've Been Away on Vacation

You've had a great vacation but you're not-so-ready to go back to work. Here's how to handle it.<p>As an American, you legitimately could spend every day of your life on vacation--and still make a good living. But the truth is, few of us actually do this. Instead, we work hard, take time off when we …

14 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

15 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy in Your Home

Because nothing is worse than feeling bummed out in your own house.<p>Everyone experiences gloomy Sunday afternoon feelings from time to time. But if your home feels like it's been in a constant state of the blues, it's time to banish those negative, sad and downright depressing vibes that can have a …

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

Cheating Without Cheating: Relationship Betrayals That Have Nothing To Do With Cheating

In my intimacy and relationship coaching practice, I have heard countless women, men, and couples share with me the inner workings of their …

Relationships