Kara Wahlgren

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Just Once, I'd Like Someone to Take Care of Me

I knew when I married him, what kind of man he was.<p>Strong, generous, kind. But also in many ways my complete opposite. I’m sure I thought that I …

Personality

This Is a Story About Loss

On losing things, losing people, and finding God at Unclaimed Baggage Center<p>I haven't been to the store yet; I've only just checked into the Hampton Inn, after driving an hour from Huntsville International Airport, after taking two planes before that. I can tell by the softness in my mom's voice …

12 Times TSwift Was Flawless

That awkward moment when you realize she's actually doing <i>the exact same stuff as you</i> but just making it look hella posh. T-Swizzy, you win at life.<p><b>1.</b> …

Moving Checklist: 4 Tips to Get You Going

Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the home-selling process.<p>Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the homebuying process.<p>…

Alternatives to the Traditional Mortgage

You've found your dream home. Now, how exactly do you plan to pay for it? These days, financing a home goes way beyond the conventional fixed-rate …

Five Reasons Not to Pack It

Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the home-selling process.<p>Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the homebuying process.<p>…

Moving Black Book: The People You Should Tell

Keep your goods protected in transit.<p>If you move more than 50 miles for a new job, deduct your relocation costs.<p>Make relocating to your next home …

Employment

How to Handle Loss or Damage During a Move

Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the home-selling process.<p>Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the homebuying process.<p>…

'Last-to-Go' Box Checklist

Keep this box off the moving truck and close at hand -- the stuff inside will probably come in handy at some point during the day.<p>ID<br>• Your wallet, …

Smooth-Move Tricks

<b>Start packing.</b> It's never too early! Rule of thumb: If you haven't used it in a month, chances are you won't need it before you move. Safe bets …

Weather

Making Yourself at Home After a Move

Have you heaved a sigh of relief yet? If not, go ahead -- you've earned it.<p>Now that you've successfully cruised through moving day, you can start …

Budget Home Updates

Most homeowners have a room or two they'd like to overhaul, and when you're looking to sell, those must-do projects seem even more important. But …

Five Ways To Make Friends in a New Neighborhood

Whether you like big yards or hip nightclubs, there's a community type that fits your lifestyle.<p>How can you choose the right community? Become a …

5 Worst Home Updates

Considering all the blood, sweat and tears (not to mention money) it takes to make your dream renovation a reality, you’d expect to be handsomely …

Form Rejection Letter

Dear Writer,<p>Thank you for the opportunity to read your piece, “A Bit of Black Bread.” We regret that we are unable to publish this piece. Due to a …

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It …

Why Aren’t We Rude to Grown-Ups the Way We’re Rude to Kids?

<i>Photo by ranplett/Getty Images</i><p>By<p>What the ever-loving, craptastic, holy heck! I’ve seen adults reprimand kids countless times before, but it wasn’t …

Parenting

The Copycat Epidemic

<b>You’re nobody until somebody copies you, right?</b> Maybe a client screen-grabbed your online gallery instead of buying digital files. Maybe a new …

Thomas Gray lived six days, but his life has lasting impact

When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated …

15 Annoying Things That Happen When Your BFF Finds a Boyfriend

Which person are you even texting?<p>Nothing could come between you and your bestie, but you still can't help feeling a teensy bit bitter about your …

18 Insane Disney Movie Fan Theories That Will Blow. Your. Mind.

Elsa and Anna are Rapunzel's cousins?!<p><b>1. Boo from Monsters Inc is the witch from Brave.</b><p>This one treads some sci-fi turf, but bear with us. (Get it? …

9 Insanely Awesome College Gyms

Sunbathing, rock climbing, tropical drinks by the pool — nope, its not a swanky resort, just a typical workout at these fab campus rec …

Marketing Legend Seth Godin on the Future of Branded Content

‘You Need Editors, Not Brand Managers’: Marketing Legend Seth Godin on the Future of Branded Content<p>Seth Godin is the godfather of modern …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also <i>not</i> given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I …

15 Annoying Things That Happen When Your BFF Finds a Boyfriend

Which person are you even texting?<p>Nothing could come between you and your bestie, but you still can't help feeling a teensy bit bitter about your …

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A number of years ago, Bryan Dyson, then the President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, delivered a commencement speech at Georgia Tech. In it, he …

What’s wrong with wedding photography? The Iceland Problem

The problem with wedding photography has nothing to do with photography. It has nothing to do with exposure and f-stops and whether this looks like …

Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

<i>Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs.</i> …

Rehearsing for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills

<i>Launa Hall is a teacher in Arlington, Va., and is working on a collection of essays about teaching.</i><p>‘Remember that activity when we all get in the closet and pretend we’re not even there, so our principal can’t find us?” I choose my words carefully as I prep my pre-kindergarten students for the …