Elizabeth K. Doughty

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12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist thieves or state-sponsored spies.<p>1. Keep up to date – and don’t open up holes yourself<p>When it comes to protecting yourself against …

Information Systems

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

How Bad Will Lyme Disease Be This Year?

Parents, brace yourselves: Experts say 2017 will bring an abnormally high risk of tick-bourne Lyme disease.<p>I live in New Jersey, in a wooded area where nary one parent doesn't obsessively worry about the tick-borne illness Lyme disease. In fact, we are already starting to find ticks on dogs and …

How to Avoid These Common Credit Card Mistakes

You could be hurting your credit without even realizing it.<p><b>1. You avoid credit cards altogether</b><p>Eschewing plastic will help keep you out of debt, but …

Removing These 31 Things From Your Life Will Make You Happier and More Successful 

It's time to come clean. If you want to become a happier person, you don't need to add things to your life — you need to get rid of them. It's time to remove these worries or problems so that you can move in the right direction. Take this list to heart and look forward to a flourishing life.

PopSugar

Reading Aloud To Young Children: A How-To Guide

Don’t be afraid to sound silly.<p>“I take my toddler to story hour at the library as often I can,” a client recently told me. “The librarian seems to know some kind of magic that makes him pay attention and he really likes it. When I try to read a book to him at home, he wriggles and squirms and we’re …

Books

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …

Kids

55 Best Sad Breakup Songs for the Newly Single

Grab the tissues.<p>In the aftermath of a breakup, you want to take some time to heal and possibly cry your eyes out in your car listening to sad breakup songs. We get it. The heart wants what it wants, and sometimes it just wants to feel. As such, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the songs …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

This Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Will Help You Let Go of Hate and Become More Compassionate

If you’re anything like me, you’re bothered by all of the uncertainty and tension in politics. Since the election of Donald Trump, there seem only to …

The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid

Modern technology is a life-enhancing thing. It’s also potentially a huge pain in the digital derrière. Witness MP and former frontbencher Lucy Powell’s grovelling apology after mistakenly sending an angry WhatsApp message – with copious sweating and criticism of fellow Labour MPs as “ludicrous” – …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

What Really Happens When Parents Hits Their Kids

In a previous blog post, I described the negative impact that spanking has on children as well as on the parents who spank them:<p>Hitting children …

My son Felix was bullied to death - I'm now helping others suffering like him. Here's how you can help too...

Sharing the story of how my son Felix took his own life at the age of 17 before Christmas was undeniably tough. The day the article came out in a December edition of the Daily Telegraph I had to take myself off alone to read and process it. So did my husband Ratan and our other two children. We …

9 Quotes From Osho That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Osho was a spiritual teacher who travelled the world speaking about mindfulness, love and how to live a fulfilling life. His teachings often go …

Happiness

The best way to tell your kids the truth about Santa

From a mother of two boys comes an idea on how to transform a seasonal problem for parents<p>For parents of young children, this time of year sometimes …

Parenting

What I Learned From My Son Who Wouldn't Speak

When I became a mom the second time around, I thought I'd be more laid-back than I was with my first child. And for a while, I was. Baby #2 nursed beautifully. He slept beautifully. He crawled at nine months. And not long after crawling, he walked, then ran. He hit all of his milestones right on …

Children and Sleepovers: What Parents Need to Know

My family doesn’t do sleepovers. Before our children were even old enough to ask, Aileen and I talked it through and determined that we would not …

Parenting

A letter to my daughters: How to choose a life partner

To my two young daughters:<p>One day that will come all too soon, your father and I will have to reconcile with the fact that you're going to date and, …

Mom Throws Birthday Party For Son Enrolled in Public School For First Time. She Has a Message For the Parents Who Were No Shows

His ninth birthday party was one he'd looked forward to for a year. Having been homeschooled up to this point, his previous birthday parties had been …

Help Me Remember That I Am Still The Woman You Fell In Love With

Understand that this time of parenthood, when the kids are so young and dependent on me, is sometimes isolating, especially if we have a baby.<p>You may not realize this, but I finish most days feeling like an emotional punching bag for our tween, a complete life-ruiner to our 5-year-old because I …

Parenting

None of My Teachers Knew I Was Homeless. They Should Have.

For many teachers, helping students means a phone call home. And since we didn’t have a home, we didn’t have help.<p><b>By Caitlin Cheney</b><p>As a homeless student, icebreakers were always tough for me. If my classmates asked about my family or tried to organize sleepovers, I couldn’t tell them that me and my …

7 Qualities of a Conscious, Loving Relationship

Over the past decade, between the two of us, Angel and I have read hundreds of books on relationships, coached hundreds of students who were …

Relationships

Richmond, VA with Kids: 40+ Things to Do on a Family Vacation

Families traveling to Richmond, VA will find plenty of things to do, no matter the time of year or ages or interests of the kids. Options exist for …

The 40 Books That Saved My Life

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.<p>These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.<p>…

Gods and monsters: the Bible gets a comic book makeover

There may be demons, plagues and the all horrors of the apocalypse, but there’s no room for any spandex superheroes in a graphic novel that its publishers are claiming is the longest ever produced. The only superpowers that feature in the 10,000 panels of the Kingstone Bible are wielded in the good …

Graphic Novels

This woman fought back masterfully after being called 'just a nurse'

A nurse in Australia is speaking out on social media after an acquaintance dismissed her as “just a nurse.” Caitlin Brassington wrote an emotional post on Instagram and Facebook next to a photo of herself in scrubs in which she says she’s heard that comment “many, many times” in the past 18 years …

Medicine

Worn Out Mom Gets a Note From Husband About 'What He Sees' When She's Having a Bad Day

When it comes to parenting, not everything is rainbows and butterflies. Some days are hard, and some days, everything is just off.<p>Kate Douglas was …