Debbie Swafford

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The 10-Minute Express Clean For Your Kitchen

<i>You've finished dinner and your favorite show is starting soon. Here's how to get everything spotless and put away, so you can be on the couch in time for the opening credits.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 10-Minute Express Clean For Your Kitchen

Why Divorce In Your Fifties Is Easier Than Divorce At Any Other Age

<i>"This Is Divorce At..." is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life. Want to share your experience of divorcing at a certain age? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com or tweet @HuffPost Divorce.</i><p>There's one word that our reader Diane J. uses to sum up divorce in your …

How Maya Angelou Touched My Life: My Gratitude

Maya Angelou spoke at Bill Clinton's Inauguration in 1993 as Poet Laureate. There was just something about this soft-spoken woman woman that riveted me to the TV screen.<p>I knew her voice was going to be important for me.<p>I went several weeks later to Barnes and Noble to find one of her books. I had …

5 Things Maya Angelou Taught Us About the Power Of Living

There are many things that a life like Maya Angelou's teaches us who are left behind. But I believe her most enduring legacy is that she gave us a perfect formula for resilience. For getting back up again and again no matter what.<p>Someone like Dr. Maya Angelou only graces the earth every 100 years …

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You Must Read Stanford's Response To The Snapchat CEO's 'Demeaning' Emails

In an email Friday to the entire Stanford undergraduate community, University Provost John Etchemendy called a series of emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his days at the college "crude, offensive, and demeaning to women."<p>Etchemendy wrote that the problem is not just that Spiegel sent …

How The 4-Day Workweek Could Revolutionize American Work Culture (WATCH)

As work-related stress levels are on the rise and burnout is increasingly taking a toll on employees, companies are searching for new and innovative ways to keep their teams feeling balanced, motivated and productive. While some employers allow workers to log in from home or enjoy shortened “summer …

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Want Politicians To Move On From The ACA

<i>A new Kaiser poll finds more feel harmed than helped by the ACA, but most wish politicians would move on to something else. The Santa Barbara shootings have done little to alter attitudes on gun laws. And, yes, we're still fans of poll aggregation. This is HuffPollster for Friday, May 30, 2014.</i><p><b>FEW</b> …

The Productivity Problem

There has been plenty written lately about our culture of busyness. A quick Google search on that phrase will bring up several articles about the busy trend, its effects on our health and mental well-being and how to combat the busy trap. Now that I'm no longer answering to anyone but myself (and …

Maya Angelou Is Not a Saint

Don't be fooled by these obituaries, flat articles, and impassive tweets that illustrate Maya Angelou as a goddess, a saint, saint-like, or some idol. Maya Angelou is not a saint. Immodest as she was, though, I believe she would scoff at the notion of being called a warrior or a goddess. Any …

Doctor Places Bolt Cutters On Man's Penis

You've heard of nuts and bolts but what about this combo: a penis and bolt cutter?<p>Emergency room physician Dr. Leonard Herman had to use that tool to save a man's, uh, tool from possible gangrene.<p>"The patient had a steel ring around his genitals," Herman said. "If we don't get the ring off, …

Transforming VA's Toxic Culture

The crisis at VA has now reached a peak. Can President Obama seize the opportunity to initiate and catalyze real change -- meaning transforming the systemic incompetence and corruption at VA and creating a culture that supports the many employees whose dedicated, skillful and innovative efforts …

The Isla Vista Shooting: One Flew Under the Cuckoo's Nest

I came of age watching Jack Nicholson in <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest</i>. I still remember the impact of that 1975 film about the inhabitants of a mental institution, watching Nicholson's character, McMurphy, battle against the diabolical Nurse Ratched for his sanity and, ultimately, his life. To …

The Ukraine: What Would Churchill Do?

Would Winston Churchill have sent troops in to stop Vladimir Putin's grab for the Crimea? Those still calling for military action love to draw parallels with Churchill's early and unyielding opposition to Hitler during the run-up to World War II. They are, however, citing the wrong Churchillian …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

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3 Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working on Your Dream Project | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know those projects you’ve been meaning to work on for a while, but it was never the right time?<p>I’m talking about the things no one else expects …

8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking

Here's what outstanding leaders do almost instinctively. Do you share those instincts?<p>Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable.<p>You can tell, in an …

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How Anxiety And Obsessive Thoughts Work In Tandem

how anxiety and obsessive thoughts work in tandem<p>Forget about anxiety attacks, anyone who has ever been anxious about something knows pretty well how …

8 Ways Modern Life is Busting Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people accept as fact that if you live long enough your brain will simply wear out. Like an old car that ends up on the scrap heap.<p>But this is …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Effective Techniques For Stress Management - Self Improvement

By Jeffrey Meier —<p>Learning to manage the trials and tribulations of daily life can be difficult when there are more trials and tribulations sure to …

The Top 100 Self-Improvement Blogs for 2014

<i>Update: The Best Personal Development Blogs for 2016 have just been released!</i><p>It’s back!<p>To kick off the New Year in style we bring you the best …

Sting: How I started writing songs again