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Being a mother is equivalent to 2.5 full-time jobs, survey finds

Changing nappies, juggling schedules, trying to maintain some some semblance of personal hygiene... motherhood is no joke.<p>Taking care of children …

Your Amazon Echo Can Actually Help You Parent With These 9 Hacks Because Technology Rules

Right now, my Amazon Echo is sitting in my living room, waiting to be utilized as a glorified speaker and kitchen timer when I get home later and ask it to play my cooking playlist, then set an oven timer. I know that there are other people like me out there who aren't using their dear friend Alexa …

Kids

15 Family Rules to Keep Your Household Running Smoothly

Our rule is that everyone must knock before opening a closed door. Several times my kids have expressed their appreciation for it after going to a …

Parenting

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

6 lessons I learned at makeup artist school that everyone should know

You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smokey eye turns out perfectly.<p>But then there are those days when my liner refuses to go on straight, my bronzer makes me look crazy or my lashes refuse to …

Makeup

Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' predicted to face supply constraints due to new dual-lens camera

By introducing an entirely new dual-lens camera system in the larger 5.5-inch variant of this year's iPhone upgrade, Apple could struggle with demand …

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Two key components of the BITE method let you do it more often without upping your odds of a sidelining injury. First up: using the right intervals at the right speeds. You'll never do an all-out sprint at an incline greater than five percent since Siik says this increases the impact on your lower …

Treadmills

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

<b>Fitness</b><p>Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss plateaus.<br>• Muscle mass burns more calories, so include three 20-minute strength-training sessions each week.<br>• Go for kettlebell workouts—the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes.<br>• Add sprinting intervals to your workout to target belly fat.<br>• Add an …

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

Weekly Weight Loss Workout Plan: Your Weekly Fitness Plan If You Want To Lose Weight

If you're trying to lose weight, a weight loss workout plan can be very helpful. Getting regular exercise can help you meet your goals in a healthy, …

Exercise

Frugal living tips for stay-at-home parents

Stay-at-home-moms and stay-at-home-dads are usually the queens and kings of frugality, but sometimes money isn't everything. Read more about how the …

10K Training Schedule: Beginner 10-K Training Plan

<b>Plan Overview:</b> Runs start at 15 minutes long. Most of the weekday runs take less than 30 minutes, and the longest run tops out at 5 miles. “Once you hit a weekly long run of four or five miles, you can take on a 10-K and finish with a smile on your face,” says Maxwell.<p><b>Print the plan!</b><p><b>Too hard?</b> If …

Marathons

How to handle the middle miles of a 5K or 10K

The 5K and 10K races are Trojan horses. They seem safe from the outside, but they’re filled with danger – waiting to inflict pain on those who let …

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful in any area …

Personal Development Books

Steve's recommended reading list of personal development books:<p>Productivity, Time Management, Effectiveness<p>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by …

Books

5 Quick Tips For Time Efficiency

In the past few months, I've had some other friends and acquaintances say things to me such as, "I have no idea how you are doing everything with such limited time." OR "Do you just not sleep?" OR "I just don't have the time."<p>In honor of these loving hardworking individuals, I wanted to jot down …

Time Management

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

Book Recommendations From A Therapist

I love self-help and self-improvement books.<p>The kids are out of school. I’m preparing for my summer vacation. That means it’s time to compile a …

Exercise for Beginners - How Do You Stay Motivated?

Motivation is the most important aspect of your workout and, as such, is usually the hardest thing to come by. It's not like you're just going to …

How to Get Even More Freebies in Exchange for a Review

Who doesn't like to get free stuff? It's even better when the free stuff is actually stuff you want and like. Through the help of a small personal …

Frugal Living

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

• <b>Drape the sheet over your hands.</b>• <b><br>Fold in half and tuck in corners.</b>• <b><br>Fold in half again.</b>• <b><br>Lay the sheet on the bed.</b>

Crafting

10 Secret Habits of Highly Effective Moms

Highly effective moms get things done with equal parts of good ol' fashioned drive and a handful of these efficient habits.

‘Happiness Project’ author Gretchen Rubin on the top clutter solvers

Can organizing your batteries make you happy?<p>Gretchen Rubin believes it can. Because little things do matter.<p>She’s the author of seven books, including bestsellers “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.” Her books have sold more than 2 million copies, she writes a popular blog, and she does …

Happiness

UHeart Organizing: Practical Purse Organization

What we look for in a handbag or a purse is completely personal. Some people love shoulder bags, others love clutches. Some carry diaper bags and …

Clean Stainless Steel with Vinegar and Oil

Stainless steel appliances look amazing, but grease and fingerprints can make a fancy fridge look dingy. Weblog The Kitchn shows you how to get a …