Julie Stephenson

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My dad's stunning response when I told him off

A few weeks after my first child was born, I told my dad off. At the heart of my complaints was one central failure: Ever since I was a kid, he had failed to show up.<p>My dad was an affectionate father but he just couldn’t stay put. When things got ugly between him and mom (and they often did), he …

Parenting

What the Italians can teach us about living well

<b>After visiting friends in Bologna, I came away with a sense that the Italians have embraced many things that we North Americans would do well to</b> …

Italy

I was smiling for the TV cameras, but I was dying on the inside

I sat in the Fox News Washington studio last fall and waited to be interviewed on "Fox & Friends" about a heartwarming op-ed I had written for Fox News headlined "What happened when my daughter saw me kiss my wife."<p>My body was exhausted from an intense treatment for a chronic illness; a doctor had …

Siblings

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Weight Loss

7 Relationship Tips from Prophets and Apostles

Regardless of your current relationship status, these bits of relationship advice from inspired prophets and apostles were made for you. Which one is …

Three incredible pieces of marriage advice I've never forgotten

I recently got into a brief argument with my wife over something totally minor. In the moment, however, it felt like it was a huge deal. Pride has a way of converting little offenses into major ones.<p>After we stopped bickering about the issue, I was still stewing inside, getting more and more …

11 Actually Easy Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Making bread at home for the first time? Super intimidating. But with a little practice and the right recipe, you can easily make some of your …

Breakfast

Sister Holland Shares Why We Shouldn't Stress When Our Life and Family Isn't the Ideal

<i>The following is an excerpt from Elder and Sister Holland's book,</i> On Earth as It Is in Heaven.<p>With the increasing pressures we face almost every day, …

There Are 5 Stages Of Love (But Most People Get Stuck On #3)

Shares 39K<p>Even in the best of relationships, feelings change. It’s just a normal part of love. So normal, in fact, that psychologists like Dr. Jed …

14 money lessons rich parents teach their kids

Author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has spent a lot of time studying the ultra wealthy. He's interviewed more than 1,200 millionaires and …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

Best Ever 3 Minute Fudge

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Butter a square pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal of set fudge. Set aside.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a microwave safe 2 quart bowl, heat …

This smart home tech offers seniors independence (and loved ones peace of mind)

One Cincinnati-based startup recently launched a DIY kit of smart-home connected products – which includes voice-controlled Amazon Echo Dot technology -- that it says can help senior citizens live independently for longer.<p>The kit offered by TruSense, with starting prices at about $200 (and a …

Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

8 home storage solutions we can learn from apocalypse preppers

In a perfect world, we would be able to store everything in the cloud. Unfortunately, tangible things take up space.<p>No one knows this better than apocalypse preppers.<p>But unlike the stars of A&E’s "Hoarders," preppers strategically stock up in ways that could earn them employee of the month at The …

You Don't Need Fancy Glasses To See The Eclipse With This NASA-Approved Hack

Sun-worshipping astro nerds have been planning for the impending eclipse for months now: Campsites are booked and hotels in the full eclipse's …

Elder Oaks Tackles Why Mormons Fall for Get-Rich-Quick Schemes

<i>The following is an excerpt from Elder Dallin H. Oaks's book</i> Pure in Heart.<p>Some have charged that modern Latter-day Saints are peculiarly susceptible …

Pasta Water is Liquid Gold, Here's How to Use It

By Alex Delany<p>You need the water left in your pasta pot. Ditch the colander and use these tools instead.<p>We’re in the water preservation business over here. Sure, we like protecting our planet and oceans, but really, we’re talking about pasta water. You know, the cloudy, starchy liquid gold that’s …

Cooking

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

The 7 Most Beautiful European Villages Accessible Only by Car Photos

Photo: Christian Horan<p>Planes and trains are well and good, but if you love the open road, few pleasures compare to the thrill of a road trip. Guests of Four Seasons Hotels can now borrow a classic car for a journey between Cap-Ferrat in the South of France, Milan, and Florence. With coastal roads …

European Travel

4 Imperfect Book of Mormon Families We Can All Relate To

It was easy to go to sacrament meeting, look around at the congregation, and pick out the families that had it all together. The parents were always …

Obit proves family couldn't be happier their 'evil' relative is dead

Don’t speak ill of the dead — unless you’re this Texas family.<p>After Leslie Ray Charping died at age 75, his family decided to run a brutally honest obituary eulogizing the “evil” late relative.<p>The family wrote that Charping “leaves behind two relieved children,” in addition to “countless other …

Not a Single Person on This Remote Island Has Acne—Here's Why

Imagine a small, remote tropical island surrounded by crystal-clear water where fresh produce and fish are abundant, the morale is upbeat and happy, …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and …

The 6 Best Small Towns in France Photos

Those heading to France for an upcoming vacation will likely have their sights set on the country’s big-name cities: Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille. While taking in the history and sights of these well-trodden destinations is undoubtedly a richly satisfying way to spend that PTO, there’s a lot to …

France

How to Succeed in Business Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Use these principles in business and in life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a chaotic world, where the dichotomy between the haves and the have-nots is increasingly more apparent with each subsequent year. It's a world where people are immersed in a …

19+ spots that prove Idaho is the most underrated state in the US

It seems like Idaho is the state you drive through to get somewhere else, and for the most part, that’s how we locals like it. But, just in case …