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Taste Beyond The Tongue

6 Ways People Fight Unfairly in Relationships

We’re told that arguing in relationships is good, healthy even. A 2011 study fleshed out what we already suspected, which is that some fighting is …

Critical Thinking

9 Ways to Stay Optimistic When All You Want to Do Is Quit

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn—those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with stunning success. Here are nine ways to stay optimistic when your life hits a speed bump.<p><b>1. Know that you’re probably about to succeed.</b><p>Years ago, I read …

These 6 Microwaveable Desserts Are Genius For When Sugar Cravings Strike

These will change. your. life.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1 tablespoon brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>⅛ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon vanilla<p>3 tablespoons flour<p>2 tablespoons chocolate chips<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Add butter, sugars, baking powder, salt, …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these …

9 Habits Of People In the Healthiest Relationships

A shared sense of humor is key. 🔑<p>Healthy relationships aren’t necessarily effortless and completely conflict-free.<p>Rather, the strongest, …

Marriage

5 things you should remember if you're a young boss with older employees

You are likely to be in charge of people who have a range of different skills, different personalities, and different ages.<p>At some point, you'll probably have to manage someone who is older than you. This can get a little awkward to say the least.<p>According to Juliet Hailstone, senior product …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 Things Parents of Successful Kids do Differently

Here's how to help forge young adults who thrive.<p>Chances are, your vision of succeeding as a parent doesn't involve your offspring living in your basement when they're 30, or flitting aimlessly from job to job without some sense of purpose in life. But what can you do to help forge young adults who …

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The 20 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Needs to Know

Etiquette expert Myka Meier outlines the manners every kid needs to master.<p>The key to lifelong manners is to start young. So young in fact that Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, thinks training can start as soon as a child starts talking.<p>"You can begin teaching etiquette to children as …

How to Get Amazing Skin Without Trying Too Hard or Spending Too Much

"You can do this by doing yoga (especially the downward dog position)," says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. "After three minutes, you'll notice …

Why Learning How to Forgive Can Make You Happier

Life is a roller coaster of amazing highs and disappointing lows, like breakups and goodbyes. When it comes to these kinds of interpersonal conflicts, the best thing you can do is take the high road and make your true feelings known in a respectful way — then let go before you can move forward. We …

How To Teach Your Child To Cope With Anger

Do you find your child lashing out? While your child is growing and still learning how to cope with anger, she may tend to instinctively use anger as a defense against physical and emotional pain. As her parent, there are many ways you can help your child through these emotional moments.<p>Here are …

How to Avoid Heartache in a Relationship

1<p><b>Communicate often and openly.</b> Communication is the backbone of every relationship. Understand that everything you do is sending a message which …

17 Perfect Pieces Of Advice For Married Couples From Married Couples

It's the little stuff that matters the most.<p>"My parents always say relationships are all about <b>communication and expectations.</b>" —eshellem<p>"My dad told me, <b>'never assume.'</b> You will never really know what your partner wants unless you communicate." —c446a5f811<p>"I've been married 21 years and we got …

'Parenting Is ...' Comics Showcase The Highs And Lows Of Raising Kids

"My life got twice as hard and twice as much fun and meaningful since we had kids.”<p>Dutch illustrator Liesbeth Ton knows the highs and lows of parenting all too well. The Los Angeles-based artist and mom has three kids, ages 10, 7 and 2, and often channels her day-to-day frustrations into quirky …

32 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you, because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best …

Career Development

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the settings menus goes a long way toward protecting their safety and your peace of mind.<p>Apple has conveniently built powerful …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Son gets intensely angry in seconds, then feels bad about it later

<i>Q: My eldest son is turning 7 in a few months, and I need advice on how to help him deal with anger, especially in the heat of the moment. He is well behaved at school, has many friends, gets along with just about everyone, is typically happy and good-natured, has been identified as gifted at</i> …

Do This 4-Minute No-Equipment Workout to Flatten Abs and Shape Your Booty

We know a lot of you are working on flatter abs and a bigger booty, so why not work on both at once? This ab-and-booty combo workout only takes four minutes to sculpt, shape, tone, and strengthen . . . and there's absolutely no equipment required. You can do these moves anywhere! And with just a …

Some people subconsciously seek out narcissists to date — here's why

As the partner of a narcissist, the relationship starts off being everything you ever wanted and ends with you being cast aside, feeling worthless.<p>Breaking up with a narcissist is hard, but many people who've done it report that they finally understood how badly they were treated once the …

15 Questions to Ask Yourself to Keep Your Relationship in Check

When someone asks you how you and your partner are doing, most people say, "We're good." But are you, really? It's important to step back once in a while to check the state of your relationship. After long-term dating, we all eventually get a little lazy in the relationship. We assume our …

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Get Washboard Abs With This 5-Minute, No-Equipment Workout

So many #abgoals, so little time, right? If you're too busy to get to the gym but you're really trying to work your core, then this is the workout for you. In five minutes without any equipment, Barry's Bootcamp trainer Erica Stenz is going to shred your abs and get your midsection stronger than …