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Top 10 Things Women Do To Destroy Their Marriage

Top 10 Things Women Do To Destroy Their Marriage<p>Updated on June 16, 2016<p>Wives bear as much responsibility as husbands. We have the power to make a …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

Want to Succeed at Self-Publishing? Reviews Are a Double-Edged Sword: Tips from an Indie Author

Kealan Patrick Burke won a 2004 Bram Stoker Award for his novella <i>The Turtle Boy</i>, but he still couldn't make writing his full time job. Eventually, he …

10 Small Fixes That Could Save You Big Money in Your Home

You're not doing the Earth — or your wallet — any favors by handwashing your dishes.<p>Don't let the cost of energy-efficient upgrades — new windows or appliances, large-scale insulation rehab — scare you into inaction when smaller tweaks could still shave hundreds of dollars off your utility bills. …

Home Improvement

'There was no child, I told myself': life and marriage after miscarriage

My husband and I were married on a cold, overcast afternoon the day before New Year’s Eve. Neither of us had imagined having a winter wedding, but we needed to marry by January in order to be posted together for our next assignment. We both work as diplomats, our lives divided into chunks of time …

Pregnancy

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

When Lily Shum was little, she dreaded speaking up in class. It wasn't because she didn't have anything interesting to say, or because she wasn't paying attention or didn't know the answer. She was just quiet.<p>"Every single report card that I ever had says, 'Lily needs to talk more. She is too …

Teaching

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

Self-improvement

Our Invisible Attachments: Choosing Intimacy over Sterility

Divorce rates in the U.S. are pretty staggering (50% in 2015), which is a testament to the fact that keeping the marriage fires stoked over the years …

10 simple steps for more clickable social media content

As communicators, we spend hours bringing our content to life. After all that effort, we want it to be seen.<p>Writing powerful social media copy that …

7 Phrases Smart Leaders Always Use to Inspire Teamwork | Inc.com

Smart leaders know that they can't accomplish the goals of their organization--or their own goals, for that matter--all by themselves. It takes a team of motivated people who are working together as one to accomplish great things.<p>Smart leaders also know that there are things they can do and say …

Employment

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

So You’re a Minimalist. Now What?

Minimalism and tiny house living have really taken off as mainstream topics in the last several years. Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of …

Real Life Minimalists: Cindy

Every Monday I post <b>Real Life Minimalists</b>, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you’d like to participate, click here for …

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

3 Fun Exercises That Help Kids Tap Into Their Emotions

Our lives would be perfect if we were happy all of the time—or would they be? I grew up in a household where I learned very quickly to put on a brave …

Safe-Space

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …

Journalism

Do You Use, or Design, Plastic Products? New Research Means You May Want to Think Twice About the Material

<i>Update: A response from Eastman Chemical Company, with whom Core77 has had a working relationship in the past, has been appended to the entry. Read</i> …