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These 34 Words and Phrases Will Give Your Resume an Immediate Edge

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a …

Cinnamon Swirl Sour Cream Bundt Cake

If you don't drink coffee, please start before attempting this great cinnamon swirl sour cream bundt cake recipe.

Our 6-year-old has a fun, comfortable life. Why isn’t she grateful?

<i>Q: We have a 6-year-old who, for the past six months or so, has acted frustrated and apathetic about most things if she’s not doing exactly what she wants. We are not extravagant, but we live a comfortable life and want to do fun things with the kids. But it’s hard when we feel like it’s not being</i> …

Parenting

The quickest way to spot a lie - TODAY.com

Sure, you may think you’re pretty good at reading people. But can you really catch a smooth liar in action?<p>It’s possible, and body language is the crucial clue: <i>your</i> body language, that is. It turns out that you may actually be able to detect deception by paying attention to your own body’s …

You influence your kids' popularity from the time they're babies — here's how to make that a good thing

<b>• He's found that parents have a direct influence on their child's popularity starting as babies.</b><p><b>• Some of that influence is genetic or mindless, but some can be deliberate and helpful.</b><p>No parents wants to see their child get bullied, or on the opposite end, be the bully. What they may not realize, …

The Secret to Effective Discipline is Focusing on Your Kids' Strengths. Here's How.

Saying no and setting limits is part of our responsibility to help our children learn self-control. But it sometimes feels as if the whole family …

Why My First Marriage Failed -- And Yours Might Too

Word to the wise before you walk down the aisle.<p>If experience is the greatest teacher, then divorce may be the best education in what it takes to make a marriage work.<p>Below, divorced men and women share the biggest teachable moments from marriages that went south.<p>1. Opposites don’t always …

Want to Raise a Confident Girl? Encourage Her to Be a Little Bad | Inc.com

A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being encouraged to be) at such a young age. With that mindset, she's more likely to grow up and see …

Mother NY has created a tool for LinkedIn that lets moms explain their resume gaps

Ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend, Mother New York has created a LinkedIn tool that gives moms a chance to explain gaps in their resume.<p>Since many …

10 things to do when you first meet someone if you want them to remember you forever

As it turns out, with the right words and actions, almost anyone can create a captivating presence.<p>To help you figure out how to do this, we looked at the answers posted on Quora in response to the question, "How do I become more memorable when meeting someone for the first time?"<p>Here were some of …

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19 Ridiculously Good Five-Ingredient Pasta Recipes

Because you can up your pasta game without spending a ton of money.

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>Programming note:</b> CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations in a one-hour, prime-time special airing Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with …

Happiness

Ready to split? Why a date night might save your marriage

No two words in the English language are less sexy, less romantic, or more likely to strike fear into the hearts of middle-aged couples than “date night”. In the gambolling beginnings, before joint mortgages and babies, there’s no need for such a term – you have to fight off the urge to see each …

Relationships

12 Parenting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed (But You Do)

If you ask a parent about their favorite apps for kids, they are bound to rattle off a handful of apps their kids just can’t live without. And we’re …

13 subtle clues your relationship is about to end

Relationships tend to happen quickly, but they can also end just as soon as they began.<p>At the start, you might experience butterflies and exciting adventures, but certain signs your relationship might end can lead you to back away from these happy, special moments and turn into a darker …

9 Deceptively Easy Cakes for When Your Mother-in-Law Asks You to Bring Easter Dessert

Don't sweat it. We've got the sweets covered.<p>These Easter cake ideas are perfect for spring. They’re simple enough to make the day before Easter and …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

17 powerful quotes from the Dalai Lama that will make you realize that love is the only answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

Got Kids? These 15 Games Are Going to Make Your Weekends So Much More Fun

Because weekends are supposed to be about reconnecting with family...and a little healthy competition never hurt anyone.<p>As a mom of six kids, ages …

6 Ways to Overcome Your Negative Emotions

As a Reiki practitioner, I am supposed to be conscious of myself. There are guidelines which are to help me be a more […]The post 6 Ways to Overcome …

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the …

Cinnamon-Walnut Bundt Cake Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Generously coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with butter; set aside.<p>2<p>Combine the brown sugar, …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First—Here's What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.<p>I committed the cardinal sin of parenting.<p>I stopped putting my kids first all the time.<p>It was a long road to get to the point where I can feel comfortable saying that. But the reason I'm okay with admitting this out loud now is because …

Mind Healing: Can you spot a liar? Failsafe ways to determine if some is telling the truth

No one likes to be deceived, but spotting a liar can be incredibly difficult. Are there reliable ways to tell when someone is lying to you?<p>To answer this question, researchers across the world have studied video clips from court cases and interrogations, and listened to hours of interviews and …

Psychology

Be a Better Hostess: Always Make a Chocolate Cake

When planning dessert, I often gloss over the chocolate cake. Is it too decadent? Too simple? Not sophisticated enough? Anyone can make a solid …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

The Dalai Lama explains the most effective way to deal with your anger

Anger is something we all experience, but it is an incredibly difficult challenge to deal with our anger in a constructive way.<br>That’s why it’s useful …