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Top 10 Foods for a Better Mood

The food we eat can be an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Growing research supports that the quality of our food is not only important to our physical health but also for our mood and can influence depression and anxiety.<p>Our Westernized so-called "cafeteria" diet …

The Rocky Transition to Parenthood

Becoming new parents can be devastating to your marriage<p>The hardest thing about becoming a new parent might be the precipitous distance between our …

Postpartum

Tips to Help New Parents Cope with Parenthood

Raising a child is no child’s play. It requires time, patience and a lot of calm to handle a baby. Babies are unpredictable; the smallest of things …

The scientific trick to healthy happiness

Science has proven a few things about happiness. First, there is the well known research that having fewer things, and fewer choices over consumer …

Happiness

7 Daily Habits for a Healthier Work-Life Balance | Inc.com

Most of us wish we had a healthier balance between our professional and personal lives. Too often, we become fixated on our careers, trying to work our way up the corporate ladder, complete some massive project, or just handle everything that comes our way as entrepreneurs, and we lose focus on the …

Work-life Balance

This Is the Single Biggest Obstacle to Your Success | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship is like climbing Everest; you can make all the excuses you want about not having the skills, the endurance, or the equipment, but many people who have all of these still don't even make it to base camp. Here's why.<p>What if I told you that there was one thing about every entrepreneur …

Self-improvement

Free-range parenting: Confidence builder or bad idea?

When it comes to allowing kids to make their own choices, parents have strong feelings.<p>In the age of "helicopter moms" and "snow-plow dads," an …

Parenting

Top 10 Lazy Yet Smart Ways to Spring Clean Your Home

It’s spring cleaning time. Even if you have the urge to clean your home from top to bottom, perhaps your natural laziness is keeping you from getting …

How to Keep Planning Kickass Date Nights in a Long-Term Relationship

Having a regular date night is one of the simplest ways to keep your relationship strong, but keeping those dates interesting is tough. Here’s how …

Relieving Stress With Yoga

Introduction: Relieving Stress With Yoga<p>Stress is a common part of everyday life. In small amounts stress is perfectly manageable but if left …

Yoga

How to Make Cheap Garden Beds - Organic Gardening

Sometimes garden writers make things involve more work and expense than necessary. Raised garden beds are one example. Your crops will grow fine …

Guide to Urban Homesteading - Homesteading and Livestock

If you live in a city and dream of someday being able to work the land and become a modern homesteader, consider this: There’s no need to wait — you …

How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment

Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) …

Booting up or powering down: how e-readers affect your sleep

We all suffer from too little sleep from time to time, some more than others. There are many possible reasons, depending on our age, genes and sleep …

40 Green Ways to Save Money

Source: Thinkstock<p>There are plenty of easy choices you can make that will both save money and be better for the world. Small changes in your …

Organic grain shortage throws Australian industry into crisis as it struggles to meet increasing demand

Crisis meetings have been held throughout Australia's cereal growing districts as the organic grain industry experiences its worst shortfall on …

Agriculture

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

<b>1. Make friends with your scale.</b> 
If you want to lose weight, think of your scale as a friend, not a foe. Weigh yourself once a day, first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom and getting undressed (water weight and clothing can throw off the number). Track your results, and stay …

Fix Your Chicken-Head Posture With These Easy Stretches

As we hunch over our computers and phones, lean forward to cook and wash dishes, and generally just continue ageing, we develop this forward-head …

So You Want a Natural Birth

I can't tell you how many first-time moms I've heard say they want a natural birth.<p>"Great!" I say, "How are you preparing? What's your plan?"<p>And you know what the most common response is?<p>A shrug. A confused look and, "I don't know. I'm just going to wait and see how it goes when the time comes, you …

Pregnancy

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 …

Thriving While Parenting a Toddler

While gathering information for articles about toddlers, I have discovered desperate posts like this on the Internet: "Two-year-old for sale. Cheap!" Raising little ones can be very hard!<p>In order to parent children under 3, adults need to accept the challenging parts that come during this time …

Cute

Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in …

The Only Hospital Packing Checklist You Will Ever Need Before You Give Birth

The last few days of your pregnancy can be stressful. These are the waning moments before a new, incredible being is introduced into your life, and there are still so many things to do!<p>One of the necessities is preparing your hospital suitcase. Believe us, the last thing you want to do when your …

How to Teach Kids to Accept Responsibility for Their Actions

Encourage your kid to stop the blame game and start accepting responsibility.<p>Your child is quick to fault others for ... well, everything. If he gets a bad mark in class, he says it's because a friend wouldn't stop talking to him. And when you see his muddy shoe prints all over the carpet, he …

Whoa! The Cost of Raising a Child Today Is More Than...

Between diapers and day care, costs can really add up when it comes to providing for your new baby. In fact, by the time your bundle of joy hits 18 you may end up spending more than $245,000.<p>New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that parents in a middle income group who had a baby …

15 Pregnancy Power Foods

These healthy choices have the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.<p>1 of 18<p>7 Power Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy<p>1 of 18<p>2 of 18<p>Fortified Breakfast Cereal<p>2 of 18<p>You knew folate was important before conception and during your first few weeks of pregnancy, but your needs for the B vitamin stay …

20 Things No One Told You About Motherhood

Here are the little new mom secrets that you won't find in the baby books.<p>Life becomes like <i>Fame</i> when you've got a babe -- you break into song giving him a bath and feeding him pureed peas because you can't get enough of those smiles that come as your reward. You've also rewritten the lyrics to …

Parenting