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10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

11 Sure-Fire Things You Should Do To Stay Crazy In Love

It's totally possible.<p>Babies are all fun and games until you're trying to get intimate with your partner and there's still pureed food in your …

5 Surprising Truths About Feeding Children Every Parent Should Know

Why is it that all the advice parents-to-be get is all fluff and no substance? In the breastfeeding class, the lactation consultant tells expectant moms that if breastfeeding hurts they're doing it wrong. Then there are books on making baby food, leaving parents with the impression that they'll be …

Parenting

Will Your Child be Rich or Poor? 14 Habits Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life

When I travel the country speaking to high school and college students about exactly what they need to do to become financially successful in life, I …

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

14 Most Outdated Pieces of Baby Advice

Much of yesterday's baby wisdom has been proven untrue today. We checked in with Parents advisor Ari Brown, M.D., author of Baby 411, to get the scoop on why these old-school parenting facts have become fiction.<p><b>The truth</b> Babies don't get stinky from sweat the way adults do, so they only need a bath …

Are You Making These 5 Communication Mistakes With Your Kids?

A sinking feeling hits me when the words come out of my mouth: "So, you're going to choose to act like a baby instead of a big girl?"<p>Ouch. Hello shaming. That must have hurt my recalcitrant 5-year-old.<p>Lucky for me, kids are really resilient. When I apologize and ask to start over, she's open to …

Parenting

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. With our easy, three-step recipe, you'll have soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies to serve and enjoy in no time.

Dessert

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

How to Deal with Whining Kids

I want a cookie.<p>I don’t <i>want</i> to take a nap.<p>I don’t like my dinner. I want jellybeans instead.<p>No, I don’t want to go home. I want to stay at the …

Parenting

How To Build A Mentally Strong Dream Team

Mentally strong team members cooperate, build on one another’s strengths, and openly learn from their mistakes. When you teach individuals how to be mentally strong – and how to work together to form a strong team – they can accomplish incredible feats.<p>Yet, most teams struggle to reach their …

This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child

For years, child advocacy groups have recommended that parents read to babies, even though research hasn’t been clear on what the practice does to a …

How to raise entrepreneurial children

Last month I attended a panel called 'Generation squeezed? The outlook for young Canadians.' During the discussion, one of the participants turned to the audience and asked parents of children ages 18 to 24 years old to raise their hands. He proceed to tell us that we were part of the reason this …

How to Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy and Kindergarten

Being disorganized causes huge problems.<p>Via Organizing from the Inside Out:<p>• Americans waste nine million hours per day searching for misplaced …

9 Easy Career Hacks That Very Few People Actually Do

I gave a presentation to Womensphere a few months ago on the most valuable lessons I learned early in my career. Back when I was an entry-level …

5 Time Management Tips For Lazy Entrepreneurs

Admit it, building a business is tough.<p>You have a million different things to do, and you must prioritize from a list as long as the Nile.<p>It drives …

10 Reasons You Should Never Pay Off Your Mortgage

A mortgage broker I was introduced to recently just sent me this article on 10 Great Reasons to Carry a Big, Long Mortgage by Ric Edelman. Apparently …

What Is an Underwriter: The Unseen Approver of Your Mortgage

Once you have found a house you like, made an offer and been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think you are home free. However, you still have …

Real Estate

Why Getting Pre-Approved For A Mortgage Is A Sham

<i>Updated from an article that first appeared on November 2012</i><p>Mortgage pre-approvals are pretend documents. It is true that preliminary mortgage approval is an essential first step in the home buying process as real estate agents and sellers want proof of a buyer’s ability to secure a mortgage and …

How to Turn Tissue Paper into Personalized Photo Presents for Mom

We’ve been asking for years, and all Moms want are pictures of their favorite people to keep forever. And we don’t blame them! Who doesn’t love personalized photo gifts? Remember when we showed you how to personalize candles with printed pattern tissue? Well, we’re going to use this same printed …

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

Nutrition

Forget The Internet Of Things, There Is A Digital Revolution Taking Place In Our Shopping Malls

2015 has been heralded as the year the Internet of Things finally takes hold, but while we wait for driverless cars and save up for our Smartwatches and assorted Wearables, the omnichannel retail revolution is gathering pace.<p>This is no small market. In the US alone research from JC Decaux reveals …

eCommerce

Packing Tips and Tricks From a Hollywood Stylist

I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to fashion, but as far as packing is concerned, I've had <i>bad</i> moments. Like, forgetting appropriate shoes for a dress I have to wear. Or failing to realize that I actually hate how something looks on before I'm hundreds of miles away from the rest of my …

Athletic Apparel

This Is Why Your Baby Doesn't Sleep Through The Night

BuzzFeed News speaks to experts to find out why babies aren't designed to sleep all night. It's got more to do with evolutionary biology than you might think.<p>"How's the baby doing? Sleeping through the night yet?"<p>This line will be familiar to parents of small children. The unbroken, "normal" …

There's Nothing Wrong with the Mommy Track

Before I became a parent, I was a bestselling author and speaker pounding up the escalators of a different airport every week. I worked insatiably, …

This Common Résumé Mistake Could Cost You a Job

Be careful of how you represent your experiences<p>Back when I worked in HR, a candidate I wanted to hire had listed a bachelor’s degree on her résumé. …