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College Move-In Day: 12 Things That Will Save Your Life!

College move-in day is fast approaching. The best way to prepare for move-in day is to be prepared. Of course every school has their own rules and …

Parenting Teens

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

30 Girls’ Bedding Sets With Sweet And Lovely Designs

You might think things like the bedding or the lampshades are trivial and don’t really matter in the context of a bedroom’s interior design and …

Home Decorating

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking is a form of altruism. What better excuse to make some cookies?<p>Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy …

Dessert

7 things you should do every day with your significant other to make your love last

Due to the daily pressures, distractions, and dynamics of modern life, a romantic couple doesn't have to be dysfunctional to grow distant over time. Long working hours and the demands of raising children can push date night, sex, and romantic vacations to the last place on the priority …

Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

Parenting

Farts: which animals do, which don’t, and why

Farting across the animal kingdom is wonderfully diverse, a new book explains.<p>Here’s a mind-boggling fact: Almost all mammals fart, yet the sloth does not.<p>I learned this because I recently read <i>Does it Fart? A Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence</i><i>,</i> which publishes Tuesday<i>.</i> It’s a small (133 …

The Queen’s grocer is launching a royal wedding gin

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are inviting over 2,000 members of the public to their wedding in May. But if you’re not on the guest list, you can …

Adolescent Brain Development (it's not raging hormones!)

As if body changes aren’t enough, the tween years also bring major changes in moods, behaviors, interests, and the way they think. Suddenly, your …

Goalcast

From trouble-maker to problem-solver: this is why you should let your kids destroy the house.<p>Speaker: Neil deGrasse Tyson for the Space Foundation

11 Subtle Signs You Might Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Don't let these warning signs fly under the radar.<p>Physical abuse is easy to recognize, but emotional abuse in a relationship can be more insidious, often going undetected by family members, friends and even victims themselves.<p>“Unlike physical or sexual abuse, there is a subtlety to emotional …

Self-confidence

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8 Margarita Recipes That Are Cooler Than the Ones You Made in College

Because you're a grown woman.<p>Margaritas are delicious. That's just a fact. But before you reach for your tried-and-true circa-college staples, try these upgrades. You—and your not-so-terrible hangover—will thank us.

22 Pics That Prove Nature Is Scary AF

*Stays inside forever*

The MoviePass deal: For less than $120 a year, you can see 365 movies. Here's the catch.

MoviePass is a film nerd’s dream. The subscription service allows users to see one movie a day at a theater for a single monthly cost. The service isn’t new, but it’s become popular among a lot more than movie buffs in the past few months.<p>During its first six years as a company, MoviePass relied on …

MoviePass

Price of permits to visit Havasupai falls soars for 2018

PHOENIX — It will cost more to visit the stunning blue-green Havasupai waterfalls in northern Arizona this year.<p>The Havasupai Tribe, which oversees the remote corner of Grand Canyon that is home to Instagram-famous Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls, has significantly raised its permit and …

Hiking

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter – The Everywhereist

Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct …

Baking

Ivy League researchers released a huge report on teen sex. It's a must-read for parents.

"It may be the most important thing we do in life; learn how to love and be loved."<p>At least, that's according to Harvard psychologist and researcher …

Relationships

10 Things I Learned After My Divorce

Just over a year ago, I sat in the exact spot I’m sitting right now, not knowing what my future would hold. My husband was about to move out, we were …

The ‘not another wine bottle’ guide to host and hostess gifts

If bottles of wine and scented candles have been your go-to host or hostess present for years, consider a gift reboot. Not that many people don't love wine, but why not give a little extra effort? "You walk into a party and there are 10 bottles of wine on the kitchen counter. Do you want to be the …

Hudson Valley

A Zen master reveals the giveaway signs of a toxic person and the most powerful way to deal with them

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s …

Mindfulness

Scary Mommy 2

It is the single moment in our family Christmas celebration that we all most look forward to.

27 Little Known Signs of Emotional Abuse

“The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among …

Domestic Violence

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

The Best Holiday Drink Recipes To Make With What's Already In Your Bar

Let's keep it simple this holiday.<p>With all their bold colors and flavors, it’s difficult to pick just one great holiday cocktail to make for a party. And it’s harder yet to find a recipe that uses what you’ve already got in your home bar.<p>To help you solve that problem, we’ve picked our favorite …

Cooking

10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About the SAT

<i>This post is sponsored by The College Board.</i>I thought I knew a lot about the SAT. I took it. My three kids took it, over and over.I knew about buying …

College & University

8 Proven Techniques That Will Help You Conquer Closet Clutter

We all have some skeletons in our closets. That flirty, Marilyn Monroe-esque dress that suffered the stains of a few too many cosmos at a cocktail …

We have friends on Facebook and everywhere else, but are they the kind we need?

These days, we're awash in friendship. Apps such as Facebook and Instagram allow us to keep up with third-grade pals, colleagues from old jobs and vast numbers of other people. But many "friends" on social media represent superficial connections, lacking the support and strength of closer bonds. …

Psychology

16 Questions To Ask On A First Date, According To Marriage Therapists

Do you make your bed in the morning?<p>If you’re an introvert ― or just hate small talk ― few things are more stress-inducing than a first date. Keeping conversation flowing freely is no easy feat.<p>To help you figure out what to talk about ahead of time, we asked therapists and psychologists who work …

5 research-backed ways to deal with narcissists

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What's the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I've broken down the research on how to handle …