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Why Having an Epidural Should Count as Having a Natural Birth

Three things happened when I went to my first Lamaze class: I was forced to slow dance to “Just Breathe” by Faith Hill (almost as horrifying as …

Living The Financially Fearless Life: 10 People Divulge Their Best Money Habits

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Whenever you commit to developing a new, healthy habit, it’s usually with an end game in mind—to take back control over something in your life.<p>For example, in order to get healthier, you might join an early morning run club. To stop procrastinating, you …

Personal Finance

20 Great Mystery Books You Should Read

Amazon released its best edge-of-your-seat mysteries and thrillers of 2014.<p>Even though the year has already wrapped up, these books will keep you completely engrossed.<p>Keep reading to find your next nail-biting novel.<p><b>1. "Revival: A Novel" by Stephen King:</b>Set over half a century ago, the story …

Books

9 Page-Turners To Help You Keep Your Resolutions

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>The world doesn’t turn on willpower alone. Sometimes you need a little help making your resolutions come true. There’s no better non-sinful way to pass idle time (when you might be tempted to break your resolutions, after all) than reading a good book. Here are a few …

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

Want to Get Rich Quick? The Bible has something to say about that

Go ahead, admit it. You’ve thought about playing the lottery before. Maybe you’ve even played it during one of those $300+ million jackpot frenzies. …

Old Testament