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How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

How to Do Maui, Hawaii, Like a Local

<b>Natural Wonder: Red Sand Beach</b><br>Save your iPhone battery for plenty of photographs and pack your lightweight hikers. This small cove near Hāna gets its …

The 10 weird and wonderful ways you will make friends at baby and toddler groups

<b>It can take a lot of courage to step into a community centre or church hall for your first baby group.</b><p>Making friends as an adult is nothing like …

What to eat — and what to avoid — when you're expecting

When I was pregnant for the first time, I read what I thought to be one of the greatest perspectives on eating during pregnancy. Nina Planck, author of "Real Food" and "Real Food for Mother and Baby," wrote, "You have about forty weeks to build a baby."<p>I loved two things about her statement. First, …

14 documents every new parent needs

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>Writer<p>A couple of years into my daughter's life, I woke one night with a jolt. Had we named a guardian for her in case we both died? I couldn't remember, so I scrawled myself a middle-of-the-night note. When I checked in the morning, sure enough, although I'm a consumer reporter …

Retirement

A simple exercise that creates intimacy with your partner

Want a deeper connection with your significant other? It may be as simple as asking the right questions.<p>What’s your worst childhood experience? What turns you on more than anything? If there’s a lack of intimacy between you and your partner asking each other questions like these can help bring you …

This Is The First Thing You Should Do When You Feel Unhappy

It might be the opposite of what you'd expect -- or want -- to do.<p>Being unhappy isn’t pleasant. For most of us, when we feel unhappy, we naturally want to push those thoughts away or move on to something positive.<p>But according to Mo Gawdat, you should do just the opposite: Confront those feelings …

Happiness

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under the stars.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, Canada.<p>The four-night, …

5 Amazing Trips to Take Before You Have Kids

When you begin to build your life with another person, there are all sorts of decisions to make: who will take out the trash, who will fold the whites. Where you’ll live, how much you want to budget and save, when you’ll buy a house to grow roots, and of course, if children are in your future. Even …

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins: TTC through Breastfeeding Baby

Whether beginning to plan for baby #1 or deciding to add to your growing family, the importance of prenatal vitamins for mama and growing baby is …

Airbnb nightmares can even happen to travel pros

My first experiences with Airbnb were horrible.<p>My husband once booked us a room in the south of France’s Loire Valley that was cheap and sounded …

Canada by Rail: 5 Great Canadian Train Adventures

While a traditional road trip has its charms, a Canadian train adventure allows you to ride through the Rockies, explore the remote north and wind …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

What To Expect (With Your Finances) When You're Expecting

Five years ago, my wife and I found out we were having our first baby. This thrilling moment in our marriage was quickly followed by the sobering realization of the costs involved in raising a child.<p>Many people receive help from family, friends and baby showers in accumulating the big one-time …

Simply getting more organized saved me over $1,000 a month

And I never minded — until I became a full-time freelancer and realized my disorganized lifestyle was costing me time, money and sanity.<p>The tipping point came recently on a weeklong vacation. Our first day away, I got a text: A food subscription box had arrived. Seconds later, my phone vibrated …

Personal Finance

How To Make Summer Water And Stay Deliciously Hydrated

We're not talking about rosé, but we promise it's just as good.<p>Summer is hot, and it’s important you keep hydrated. Rosé ― aka summer water ― is one way people like to try to do that, but while that might be fun, it really isn’t effective (alcohol actually dehydrates you).<p>Instead, you should drink …

Tap Water

14 Route 66 Attractions to See on Your Next Road Trip

<i>Ready to have a good ol' fashioned road trip? Consider your travels planned with this excerpt from Drew Knowles's Route 66 Adventure Handbook, featuring quirky roadside attractions and facts you won't want to miss.</i><p>America's iconic highway is still alive and definitely worth incorporating into your …

5 Books To Read This Summer To Inspire You To Chase Your Dreams

<i>This article originally appeared on The Life Currency.</i><p>Reading can encourage life goals and give you mental stimulation. TLC researched reviews and …

Motivation

8 Relationship Habits to Form Right Now

Instead of focusing on bad habits you need to break in your relationship, give things a positive spin. Developing good habits with your partner is something you can work on together, and practicing these eight things will make you stronger than ever.<p>1. Tell each other about your days.<p>Each day, make …

9 smart things to buy as an investment in your future

Making sure you have enough wealth through old age used to be simpler. The idea behind pensions was that your employer would guarantee you a set …

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

The condition has a huge impact on everyday life.<p>Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not …

Married Finances: The Basics Of Joint Accounts, Budgeting, Etc.

<i>Money isn’t the most exciting topic of conversation, but having a solid plan when it comes to your budget and married finances will set you up for all sorts of stability and success in the future. The topic comes with lots of questions, from whether or not you should join your bank accounts to how</i> …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness

Mapping Out Maternity Leave: A Guide for Expecting Mothers in the Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The path to motherhood is an incredible experience, and while it’s easy to get lost in all its bliss (as is expected!), it’s important for working mothers (or soon to be) to keep in mind that nine months isn’t that far out after all. …

Maternity

10 Clever Ways Millennials Can Save Extra Money Every Month

These add up, fast.<p>Every college graduate knows the feeling: you're done with school and life is yours for the taking. The only problem is that you have to find a job (and hopefully one you enjoy), you may (or may not) have loans that you'll soon have to make payments on, your entirely responsible …

This Couple Crushed Their Debt

Koda and Kelly Sanborn are the picture of financial health. They have zero debt, a well-honed budget and money stashed in nearly a dozen savings accounts.<p>But it wasn’t always that way.<p>Just four years ago, the Twin Cities, Minnesota, couple had $32,000 in debt, no savings and no real financial …

10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term …

Personal Finance

How Your Stress Can Affect Your Baby During Pregnancy

With our society’s shift toward more mindful living, you may be aware of how stress impacts <i>your</i> well-being. Yet when you become pregnant, you should also be aware of the affects your stress may have on your baby’s development.<p><b>Your body under stress</b><p>When you are stressed out, what is actually …

Pregnancy

11 Little Ways To Focus On Your Own Self-Improvement

Even if your life is going swimmingly, there is always room to focus on self-improvement. But this never more so the case than when your life has …

Millennials, do this now — so you can actually retire at 65

It seems like you’ll be punching a clock forever, right? Well, one day, you’ll likely stop spending 9 to 5 at a desk and will enjoy your golden years …