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Mom Who Lost Her Stillborn Baby Shares a Heartbreaking Plea to Parents to Keep Everything in Perspective

"When you have your dark moments with your baby...find the tiniest bit of strength within you to keep going, and say a prayer of gratitude."<p>Early last month, Natalie Morgan was excitedly counting down the days until she would welcome her daughter into the world. But when she woke up the morning of …

Pregnancy

Monsters Inc.

How to thwart the $17 billion marketing effort to steal your kids' dreams, infiltrate their friendships, plaster their PJs with logos, hijack their imaginations, fragment their attention spans, make them obese, and drive a wedge into their relationship with you.<p>I thought I could win the battle for …

How to Save Money on Your Honeymoon Resort

Whether you have decided where to stay or not, you can find ways to save money on your honeymoon resort or hotel. Here's how:<p><b>1. Go to the hotel's website.</b><p>Some resorts have a company policy that the best rates are always on their site so do check those numbers before booking elsewhere.<p><b>2. Call the</b> …

6 Steps to the Chicest Sitting Room Ever

A boring sitting room gets the "wow" factor. Plus, get the look with our "How To" guide.<p><b>The sitting room BEFORE</b><p>Dallas-based interior designer and owner of Studio Ten 25 Abbe Fenimore's sitting room in her 1950s ranch house needed an overhaul. Her main objective was to create a space that combined …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Dining Rooms

These Are the 25 Best Bedroom Decor Tips For An Impeccably-Styled Room

How many can you check off the list?<p>Whether your style skews boho or modern, we have designer tips and tricks to quickly elevate your bedroom without tearing down walls or racking up a high bill. These pieces and ideas cover everything you need to create your most comfortable, luxurious and …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories!<p>From impassable terrains to unstable political situations …

Red Sea

5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

Regressions are normal, especially with toddlers. Every time your child takes a step forward toward growing up more (whether that is using a toilet, sleeping in a bed, starting school, or mastering the jungle gym on the playground), they are also reminded of how much they need you.<p>Parenting from …

How this 23-year-old grad tackled $53,349 in student and car loans

In the fall of 2011, shortly after finishing university, Jordann Brown realized she owed $53,349.<p>"My story isn't one about spending with abandon or being irresponsible," says the 23-year-old, who works in marketing and provides content for a mortgage rate comparison website. "I did what every …

One Mom's True Story: How I Stopped Spoiling My Kids

Theᅡᅠbest advice I can share with other moms is this: Don't give in to guilt. Your kids won't love you less because you refused to buy them the latest video game. If anything, they'll love you more when they see you as the strong and financially capable woman who keeps a roof over their heads.<p>When …

Divorce

6 Proven Methods for Inspiring Your Children to Behave

My kids have been the best test/focus group I ever could have asked for and through them I have learned, by trial and error -- lots and lots of error -- what works best in getting them to behave.<p>Before we start, let me explain my claim -- six proven methods for inspiring your children to behave. I …

Why some university students are doomed to below-average earnings

It's all about the money now in back-to-school planning.<p>How much will parents spend on school supplies, how much will it cost to go to university or college, and how much debt will that mean for students? These are the questions we're asking, and good on us for doing so. Education is not so …

High School

California lawsuit charges that consumers weren’t warned about shampoo cancer risk | The Star

Almost 100 shampoos and personal-care products sold in California carry a cancer-causing chemical, according to an environmental group that has filed …

How To Botox Your Resume To Land A Job

<b>By Lisa Johnson Mandell, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>This article is adapted from <i>Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want</i>.<p>Your resume is <i>supposed</i> to be an advertisement for your own professional brand, but a few years ago, mine was showing me off to be about as cool as Betty Crocker. …

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

Start Something On The Side: The 'Secret' To Financial Security And Success Going Forward. (A Case Study)

We all are inherent risk managers.<p>We will have an emergency fund (saving for that proverbial rainy day), while still putting something away for our future.<p>We will tell our kids to follow their dreams, but if that dream seems slightly impractical (“sure, Sweetie, be a philosophy major”) we will tell …

5 Sexy Summer Bedroom Designs

Ralph Lauren

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Against All Odds -- Launching A Retail Organic Foods Business

The dramatic rise in sales of organic foods and beverages from $1 billion in 1990 to $26 billion in 2013 has encouraged many aspiring entrepreneurs to start organic or natural foods businesses. The fact is it is relatively easy to start selling a natural foods product on line or from your own …

Technology Is The Fastest Way For 20-Year-Olds To Get Rich

<i>This post is #4 in a series that amplifies emerging powers — girls and women who are solving the world’s problems by disrupting the status quo.</i><p>Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. She launched her first business venture — The …

Rebecca Minkoff's Beauty Picks, Plus a Look Inside Her Bathroom

The fashion designer shares what's on her vanity.<p>Her handbags, accessories, and clothing are loved for their edgy yet playful style. Here, the fashion designer shares the romantic spot where she starts her day as well as her favorite beauty products.

Mother of Pearl

A Leafy Green Lake House Bathroom

Bill Ingram's cabin-style design.<p>Designed to feel like an enclosed porch, this vintage-feeling bathroom designed by Bill Ingram in Lake Martin, Alabama, features lantern-style light fixtures, hidden medicine cabinets, and freestanding, antique oak washstands.

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

How to Stop Procrastinating on Your Goals by Using the 'Seinfeld Strategy'

So often, we assume that excellence requires a monumental effort and that our lofty goals demand incredible doses of willpower and motivation. But really, all we need is dedication to small, manageable tasks. Mastery follows consistency.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of …

Jerry Seinfeld

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

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