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10 Ways To Be a Great Dad

Fearing how you'll do with this fatherhood thing? One dad gives advice on how to put your all into being a dad.<p>Don't Worry<p>What happens to a guy whose fear of fatherhood is up there with snakes and shark attacks? If he's anything like Scott Kelby, he writes a book, helping other men deal with the …

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

We all know the old adage, "The only thing permanent is change," and it is doubly true for families. Inside that constantly rolling ball of family transitions tumbles around changes in the stages, needs and roles of each family member's life, as well as the dynamics of the family unit as a …

Don't Compare! You'll Never be Happy with Your Life

9 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

These small, daily habits will make an immediate difference in your life. What are you waiting for exactly? Read. Now.

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

Treat Your Future Self As a "Manager," Ask Their Advice On Decisions

Most of us are constantly in a struggle between what we want in the moment and what will pay off in the long run. In those situations, ask your …

Savemoney

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

Interior Design

6 Things Optimists Do Differently

<i>A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;<br>an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.<br>―Winston Churchill</i><p>People who carry an …

How to Be a Good Father

Nobody said being a good father was easy. No matter what age your child is or how many children you have, you have to know that a father's work is …

A Surprising but Effective Way to Figure out What Someone Really Thinks

Over the weekend, I was trying to remember something I’d read in Tyler Cowen’s book, <i>Discover Your Inner Economist: Using Incentives to Fall in Love,</i> …

Bully-Proof Your Child: How to Deal With Bullies

Mean kids aren't just a middle-school problem. The trouble has trickled to the youngest grades. Learn how to spot it—and how to protect your child.<p>Not long ago, the idea that a preschooler could be a bully seemed crazy to me. But my outlook changed when my son Nicky was 4. A bruiser of a boy in his …

Top 10 Time Savers for the Stuff You're Too Busy to Do

We've all had days where we feel a little rushed and can't be bothered with things like breakfast, a workout, or that grocery shopping you've been …

How do I teach my child to stick up for herself?

Q: How do I help my 7-year-old not be bullied?<p>A: If your daughter is being bullied, she is probably helpless to fix it. Most children who are bullied cannot make it right on their own and are dependent on the grown-ups to intervene. This is because bullying usually involves a whole situation: the …

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite …

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out …

You Can Get Things Done Despite Single Point Failures. Here's How

Imagine a scenario where you're full of enthusiasm to start working on a task or a certain part of a project. You're really ready to kick some butt… …

How to Use Your Alone Time More Productively (and Actually Enjoy It)

Few people enjoy being alone, or at least feel somewhat socially rejected if they do. Nevertheless, solitude can make you more self-sufficient, add …

Add New Experience to Your Resume (Without Adding an Extra Page)

So, you’ve spent the last couple of years at your gig honing your skills and getting great experience, and you’ve decided it’s time to move on and …

Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques

While we might associate note-taking with school, it's something most of us continue doing for the bulk of our lives. If your techniques are feeling …

Productivity

Work More Efficiently by Identifying Your Unique Working Style

There is nothing more frustrating than listening to people haggle over different definitions of what constitutes "work." Catty conversations about …

Happiness

Which Home Improvements Can I DIY and Which Should I Leave to a Pro?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>My home is screaming for a redo. I'd love to try my hand at doing some of the upgrades myself and save a ton of money in the process, …

How Can I Get Into a New Hobby without Breaking the Bank?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm really interested in trying out some new hobbies like electronics hacking, but I'm not sure if it's worth the cost to get into …

Personal Finance

Five Tips to Negotiate Better with Just About Anyone

If you think about it, we use negotiation in various ways almost every day. From conflict resolution and dealing with customers or vendors, to …

Is It Better to Work for a Large or Small Company?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm job hunting right now and I can't decide between pursuing a job at a smaller company with a lot of growth potential, or a larger, …

Employment

How To Accept and Decline Job Offers

You’ve made it to the end of your job search and you’ve managed to receive at least one offer. Perhaps you’ve even received two or more offers, …

Employment

Should I Start My Own Business?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm tired of the rat race and have been dreaming about starting my own business for some time. Having never done this before, though, …

Small Business

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

Should I Use Springpad or Evernote?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm looking for an app to help me get organized, and a lot of my friends use Evernote for just about everything. They say it helps …