Amanda Hoffman

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How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

It's summer vacation season and many families will be lucky enough to be heading off for at least a few days. At least half of parents say quality time together is the most important reason to take a family vacation, according to a national survey by the rental car company Alamo.<p>Still, there will …

6 Tips on the Best Way to Pack a Carry-On Suitcase

Your Clothes<p><b>Step 1: Gather all the garments you anticipate needing.</b> Then put half of them back. Select clothes in the same color family, packing more …

Clothing

How to Start Writing Your Book Again After a Long Break

There are many reasons you may have taken a break from your future novel: You’re waiting to hear back from prospective agents. You’re transitioning …

The psychological benefits of being in a bad mood

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.<p>In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, …

Psychology

Every romantic relationship has a power imbalance, but the stakes are higher for women

When it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures of domineering women with their “hen-pecked husbands” and “whipped boyfriends.”<p>At the same time, popular culture is replete with representations of …

Feminism

Carolyn Hax: A type A husband isn’t working on his marriage

<i>Hi, Carolyn: My husband and I are busy; we sometimes refer to ourselves as “type double A.” He more than I, but we love to make lists and check off tasks. He loves being time-efficient — so do I — and nothing brings him more joy than multitasking.</i><p><i>I have learned that if he has his back to me, don’t</i> …

Ditch the Clutter: 30 Minimalist Entryways

An entryway can say a lot about a home. It can be a clear reflection of your preferred choice of interior and how you choose to style your home. …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Leadership

How to Create a LinkedIn Post That 78% of Your Network Will Engage With

One month ago, I was helping my friend with his social media marketing. (He’s a digital agency owner.)“What social media channel is the most …

Peanut Noodles Are Awesome and Here's The Top 8 Reasons Why

Vegetarian { or not }, healthy protein and a rainbow of veg. What’s not to love?<p>I love peanut noodles and I have a client who orders them often so I …

Healthy Eating

16 easy one-pot pasta recipes for delicious weeknight dinners

What's better than a hearty bowl of pasta for dinner? Making that pasta dinner in one pot!<p>And even better? You'll only have one pot — or one slow cooker in the case of some of these tasty recipes — to clean after dinner. Here are 16 one-pot pasta recipes your whole family will enjoy, including a …

Cooking

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

fundamentalprinciples

Creativity Frozen? How to Start Writing Again After a Long Hiatus

A confession: I stopped writing fiction for two months recently--the first time I have ever stumbled to a complete halt. Why? The usual reasons:<p>1. THE ELECTION. I couldn't focus on fiction when truth seemed so much stranger.<p>2. HOLIDAYS. Let's admit it: for women writers, holidays are time and brain …

Marriage Isn't Over After Kids

Love is different when you are parents to small kids.<p>After the kids go to bed, it’s our only real time together.<p>We pry our own sleepy eyes open and hold hands while watching TV. We make love when we’re exhausted, because it’s our one chance.<p>He kisses me as he goes out the door to work every …

The dessert recipe that’s healthier than most breakfasts

Emica Penklis, nutritionist and chocolatier at Loco Love, has shared her recipe for the ultimate (healthy) dessert. This raw tart is vegan, …

Recipes

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.<p>If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can …

Self-improvement

How to Send the Perfect Thank You Email and Create Long-Lasting Relationships

Here's a script you can use when sending the essential follow-up email.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You nailed the meeting with a key VIP. Now, the first step in building a long-lasting relationship with this key player is to write a great thank you note. …

Online Life

How to quit sugar this year: 'It's a lifestyle change, not a diet'

Week four is when most people experience a crash, and mine is monumental. But by week six, I’ve come through the other side<p>• From getting stronger to writing that novel – how to achieve your goal<p>It’s Monday night, and I’m clutching an eight-pack of mini Kellogg’s cereals in the queue of my local …

Food

Make this oatmeal pancake recipe for breakfast or dinner

For breakfast fans, sometimes a meal doesn't get any better than a stack of pancakes. Fresh off the griddle and served under a pat of melting butter, pancakes are magical, a perfect start — and sometimes end — to the day. These oatmeal pancakes don't disappoint, the fluffy cakes flavored with a …

7 Healthy Hot Drinks to Sip on a Cold Day

Wintertime calls for comforting, soothing hot drinks like cocoa and tea — but they don't have to be unhealthy! With these recipes, you can sip on your favorites all season long, without any worry about your diet.

BEST Zuppa Toscana!

Mix spices to the ground pork, then brown the meat in a skillet with a little oil if needed.<p>Add ground pork, chicken broth, garlic, potatoes and …

Food

Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

I’ve spent approximately 7 billion hours of my life lying in the dark next to a fidgety, sleepless child, praying to the gods that my child will …

Why Being A Great Second In Command Requires Emotional Intelligence

<i>This piece was co-written with Ben Dattner.</i><p>In 1959, John French and Bertram Raven, social psychologists, published their “Five Bases of Power” model, which has been highly influential in social and organizational psychology ever since. The five kinds of power they delineated included the ability to …

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt and Espresso Beans

Stacy Adimando on the perfectionist's artistic alternative to the pie, with all the tart recipes and tools you need<p>In the bowl of a standing mixer …

Cyber Monday 2016: The Best Clothing Deals, Shopping Tips and Tricks

Black Friday is the best, but if you hate crowds or didn't find everything you were looking for that day, Cyber Monday is a total bonus. Make no mistake, though—shopping online on Cyber Monday can be just as stressful as hitting up, say, Target on the day after Thanksgiving if you're not prepared. …

6 Ways to Come up With Better Blog Post Ideas

How do you keep up with the “content overload”?<p>Better yet, how do you consistently come up with original content ideas for your own marketing …

Can Men And Women Be Friends Without Benefits?

Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety.<p>Today the hosts consider whether men and women can truly be platonic …

Relationships

How to easily make great soups all winter.

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes from</i> Food52<i>.</i><p>There’s one surprisingly simple thing you can do tonight (or tomorrow, or Saturday …

Flavors

Prioritizing Marriage Is Hard, But It Benefits My Entire Family

It’s late on a Tuesday night and the house is (finally!) quiet. My husband is working late tonight. The kids are asleep. I look at my computer and …

Relationships

Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies<p>Makes 18 cookies<p>1/2 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 small, very ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup) <br>1/3 cup maple …