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Why More People Are Renting Tires

"Oh, I checked every place in town, and they were outrageous," says Shannon Kelly. "It would be anywhere from $4[00] to $500, and I just don't have that right now."<p>Kelly had just walked into Rent N Roll, a rent-to-own tire store in Ocala, Fla. She was looking to rent a set of tires for her truck. …

The Real Reason Parents Are Always Tired

You often hear the phrase "I need a vacation from my vacation."<p>I try not to use clichés, but after just a few days at the beach, I need a vacation from my vacation.<p>Unfortunately, I have a kid. So I'll never get one.<p>You lose a lot of things when you have kids. (Yes, bleeding hearts, you gain a lot …

Parenting

Loving the Hard to Like

Some people are just harder to love than others—we all have that gregarious friend we liked the moment we met them—but love is not easy, even when …

Relationships

The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” <b>~Rollo …

When it Seems like it’s Just One Trouble After the Next

She’s a farmer’s wife. We keep dreaming about getting both of Farmer’s together to talk tractors. Her and I keep notes on weather and crops and words …

Five Truths That Make Saving for Retirement Less Scary

Let’s get the <i>really</i> scary truth out there: CNN estimates that half of Americans are saving nothing for retirement. Half of Americans aren’t saving a …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Programming

Step One: When You Feel Like You’re Sinking Fast?

Soft-spoken and kind, he’d put the Farmer right at ease and they’d talked hogs and dirt and sky and the sovereignty of God over seeds and all small …

How to Stick to a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet When It's Not on the Menu

I firmly believe that vegetarians and vegans should never have to relegate themselves to ordering a meager salad when dining out. A healthy …

I'm Dominique Leca, Co-Founder of Sparrow, and This Is How I Work

It's no secret that we've loved Mac email client Sparrow since the beginning. Its minimalist design and ability to play so well with Gmail …

How I Finally Faced My Weight & Debt Problems

There was a time when I was overweight, but didn’t want to admit it to myself. I didn’t feel in control of my health, because I couldn’t quit smoking …

The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Experts See (and How to Avoid Them)

They meet more people in an afternoon than most of us do in a year. But what faux pas do human resources pros see again and again during the …

Start somewhere.

<i>I love this photo of Libby William’s son. It reminds me that we must always be asking questions. Just think of what we might miss…</i><p><b>I love my job.</b><p>I get …

Book review: 'Change Your Life in 7 Days'

<b>This post is by staff writer Honey Smith.</b><p>There are many personal finance books out there, useful to people in all stages of personal finance. I have …

Ask about Management Style in a Job Interview to Avoid a Bad Boss

We've talked about how to avoid getting sucked into a bad job, and what you can do about bad bosses, but avoiding a bad boss starts in the interview. …

7 Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

When it comes to dealing with bad behavior, everyone screws up. We'll help you do it right.<p>I haven't been to the post office since "the incident." I was that wild-eyed woman with a screaming child, slowly working my way up the line as one customer after another let me go ahead. Turns out my …

Parenting

Potty-Training Incentives that Work!

Sometimes toddlers need a little motivation for taking the leap from diapers to the big-kid potty chair. We've gathered some creative ideas for fun and effective potty training.<p>1 of 16<p>How to Use Rewards to Potty Train Like a Pro<p>1 of 16<p>2 of 16<p>Sticker Chart<p>2 of 16<p>Greg Scheidemann<p>Create a day-to-day …

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 4: Mixing

You can have a lot of fun making music, but getting a good recording and arrangement of your song requires some work and knowledge. Last week we …

The First Number You Should Look for When Choosing a Mutual Fund

When it's time to pick a mutual fund for your investments, there's one number you should always look for. No, it's not the Morningstar 5-star rating …

Boost Your Willpower with This Meditation Technique

Your willpower is constantly being tested, which makes things like eating healthier, exercising more often, and waking earlier so very hard. The good …

Meditation

When It's Worth It to Go Through the Trouble of Avoiding Jet Lag

We talk about avoiding jet lag a lot, and it's something that's on pretty much all of our minds when we're getting ready to travel. However, really …

This Interval Training Infographic Helps You Pick the Right Workout

Interval training, we've noted quite a few times, is a great way to get fit in a short amount of time. <i>High-intensity</i> interval training (HIIT), as the …

Don't Chase Happiness. Recognize It.

<i>“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”</i> –Bertolt Brecht<p>—<p>One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful …

Six Communication Tricks That Will Get Your Kids to Cooperate

As the parent of a preschooler, I often notice myself feeling frustrated and asking myself, “Why won’t she cooperate?!” If you have a young child at …

How much money makes you happy?

Do you earn enough money to be happy?According to a study from Gallup, earning $75,000 a year is a magic income level in America.As salaries …

Happiness

A Different Sort of Marriage Book

I must thank wonderful Amna Ahmad for a brief post on her Facebook page a couple weeks ago, the day before my birthday. It read:<p>My favorite …

Focus@Will Streams Productive Music to Your iPhone

iOS: Focus@Will, the streaming music service designed to boost your productivity, is now available on the iPhone.<p>Like the web app and Android …

Why Canned Produce Has Just as Many Nutrients as Fresh Produce

Canned fruits and vegetables have a reputation for not being as packed with nutrients as their fresh counterparts, but as The New York Times points …