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Give Yourself Breakpoints to Handle the Stress You Know Is Coming

Why are sidewalks laid in sections, rather than one long strip of concrete? Simple: It’s so that when the ground inevitably shifts, the stone breaks …

Motivate Yourself to Finish a Task With This Two-Step Process

We all have tasks we dread, and some days, it’s really tough to scrounge up the motivation to tackle those tasks. To get yourself going, Charles …

Make a Separate "Happy Budget" to Motivate Your Financial Goals

In addition to your regular, everyday budget, it helps to have an emergency budget on hand in case of a job loss or some other big financial hit. On …

Help Your Kids Develop a Strong Work Ethic With the "Hard Thing Rule"

It’s never too early for kids to begin pursuing their passions and learn to finish what they start. The “Hard Thing Rule” lets you lead by example …

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10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more healthy eating inspiration.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

21 Easy Cleaning Hacks to Add to Your Routine

2016 is your year for a sparkling clean home! If you like the sound of that, but don't want to make it your year for 'spending countless hours scrubbing,' these easy hacks from Hometalk bloggers will help to speed things up!<p><b>New Year, No Eww - that's how the saying goes, right?</b><p>2016 is your year for …

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One-Pan Pasta Is Easy to Make, Filling, and Requires Next to No Cleanup

Weeknights are busy enough without having to spend hours planning, cooking, and cleaning up dinner. Try this one-pan pasta for a fresh meal that’ll …

A Happiness Experiment: Can You Make Every Day Feel Like Saturday?

We’re happiest on Saturdays at 7:26pm—at least that’s what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26pm seems strange, there have been …

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Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

15 Free Printable Gift Wraps for When You’re Running Low on Time

It happens every year: One minute you’re caught up in all the festive baking, decorating and cocktail fun, and the next thing you know, your inbox is overflowing with *last chance* emails warning you to “Order now to get it by Christmas” and you haven’t even picked up the latest gift wrapping paper …

The Most Common Budgeting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

It’s not too hard to build a basic budget, and a few tips and tricks can help you make it really solid. But even a good budget can go awry. There are …

Watch the Original Star Wars Trilogy As It Was Before George Lucas Screwed It Up

Since 1997, George Lucas has been hell bent on ruining the original Star Wars trilogy. Every new release—in theaters, on DVD, and on Blu-Ray—comes …

10 Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts Only The Coolest Friends Will Give

Who wouldn't want a gift made with love? 💝<p>Why would you step foot in a crowded shopping mall when you could make your own gifts this holiday? Cost effective, stress-free and even fun, DIY goodies are a great way to impress your loved ones without totally losing your mind during the busiest time of …

Top 10 Tips to Work a Room Like a Champ

Whether you’re headed to your office’s boring holiday party or attending your weird neighbor’s potluck, parties—which should be fun—come with all …

Take the 52 Week Money Challenge and Easily Save About $1,400

Here's a really simple savings plan that anyone should be able to do and end up with $1,378 more socked away by the end of the year. It starts with …

Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!: Make Easy Custom Coasters

<b>Maker:</b> Red House West <b><br>Skill Level:</b> Easy <b><br>Time Required:</b> 1 Day (including drying time) <b>Project Cost:</b> Less than $5 per set (if you already have the …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

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Find the Right Bike Size for You with These Measurements

When you buy a bike, it's best to try them on for size. But you can get a good idea of what size to start with by measuring your inseam.<p>That, coupled …

How "Extreme Reach Barriers" Keep You From Improving Yourself

Achieving a goal takes work, but we often blow that work out of proportion. Ramit Sethi calls these "extreme reach barriers", and these psychological …

​Toggle Your iPhone's Brightness With a Home Button Triple Tap

iOS: We all know that easily changing the brightness of your phone is a big perk for nighttime usage. In iOS 8, you can set your home button to …

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Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …