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5 Ways To Be A Better Parent

Some days, when I’m tired, overworked, and confronting compounding deadlines, my children feel like just another responsibility, a burden even. I imagine most parents feel this way sometimes. It’s okay; take it from me. I speak with authority. My job is to think and write about kids, and sometimes …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

The Best Advice for Writers

December is the worst month for writers.<p>NaNoWriMo is over, and if you're like most people, you didn't "win" it despite your best intentions. (In 2013, only 14 percent of participants crossed the finish line.)<p>Holiday parties and preparations occupy your evenings and weekends, leaving you with little …

9 Habits of High-Performing Business Leaders

Author, Business Etiquette Expert and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s more than one way to run a business and become a successful entrepreneur. Yet many of the most seasoned business leaders share similar habits in …

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Is drinking alcohol going to make you fat?

Are beer bellies a real thing? Do social drinkers really carry around an extra five pounds of weight?<p>I have avoided investigating the answers to this question for all my adult life — and all my years as a health reporter. Call it denial by someone who likes her wine.<p>Recently I learned that the …

Is Your Brain Trying To Sabotage Your Leadership?

If you’ve ever tried to lead a group of people—even a small group—you’ll know it can be a real challenge.<p>Everyone has their own personality and way of doing things, so no two situations are ever the same.<p>Now you can add another complicating factor into that leadership equation: <b>your brain</b>.<p><b>Know Your</b> …

16 Easy Steps to Burn Weight Fast

<b>Weight gain</b> is the whole lot happening now-a-days. Because of the eating habits, increased facilities, and living styles has paved a way to the …

The plane engine that will change air travel

The prospect of the plane took a giant step towards reality with the European Space Agency (ESA) granting approval for the plane to be equipped with …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

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11 Cheap Bottles Of Liquor That Actually Make Awesome Gifts

Sometimes the holiday season requires a bit of budgeting, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a quality bottle of liquor.<p>Business Insider turned to Robert Haynes Peterson, a writer and liquor expert; Pam Wiznitzer, bartender at the New York cocktail standout The Dead Rabbit; Danny Neff, bartender …

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6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

How We Trick Our Brains Into Feeling Productive

According to experts, not all procrastination distractions are created equal.<p>I’d been working from home last week when I found myself furiously scrubbing the grout between the kitchen tiles in the middle of the day.<p>I had a deadline and didn’t feel up for tackling the task. Somewhere along the line, …

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

Keep these healthy staples around at all times, and you’ll never have to resort to ordering crap for dinner<p>It’s a dieting duh that holiday bashes can be pretty terrible for your waistline. But the fatty party food isn’t the only scale offender. Party hopping also makes it harder than ever to stay …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

10 creative recipes to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers

If you have trouble facing the turkey that you know is objectively delicious following your Thanksgiving food hangover, try giving your leftovers a …

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10 Books That Shaped Our Teenage Years

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Bernstein<p>Let me begin with this: The kind of YA (Young Adult) books that are marketed to teens these days (think <i>The Hunger Games</i>) didn’t exist when we boomers were in our teens.<p>In fact, I’d argue that the first actual YA book wasn’t published until 1967. I’m …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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How to Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Your weeknights just got infinitely better.</i> <i>Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on</i><p>Weeknights weren’t made for slow braises and roasts; …

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

5 Must-Know Secrets for How to Use Your Money to Make You Happy

The surprising things you can do today and everyday with your money that will make you happier than you've ever been in your life.<p>When you're arguing …

5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

These are totally doable for anyone!<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder of the Australian activewear line Lorna Jane, has a confession: While she may seem like she lives the perfect healthy lifestyle, she struggles …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

Lauren Conrad: 10 Summer Date Ideas

<i>Lauren Conrad is today's InStyle.com guest editor! Check back throughout the day for exclusive content from the lifestyle guru herself. Go to</i> …

8 Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photographs

You have plenty of options to choose from when you want to reduce the noise in your images. However, you first need to understand why noise actually …

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