Lori Dunn

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What Makes A Healthy Diet?

<i>By U.S. News Staff</i><p>A healthy diet doesn't require a lot of money or newfangled appliances or subsisting on any kind of scheme that sounds like a gimmick. Because it's true what they say about what seems too good to be true. Eating well means listening to that little voice inside that knows what …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

Obamacare vs. How Much Do You Care?

I share a similar mindset with President Clinton with respect to most issues and initiatives. Where we differ profoundly is on the issue of Obamacare.<p>I wholeheartedly applaud President Clinton for embracing change and transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, while articulating in doing so the benefits …

Health Care

Resolutions... or Way of Life?

<i>5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Happy New Year!</i> I am confident your intentions are nothing but good as you resolve to become healthier and exercise more this year -- often times while holding a glass of champagne and reveling at midnight. However, as many of us know all too well, sometimes our resolutions …

How to Make Perfect Choices -- Every Time

I woke up very early on the Saturday before Easter and took a beach walk. The sky and the sea were the same shade of ever-lightening gray, and there was no one else in sight. As I walked, I prayed, and the voice came to me and said, "Quit thinking you're doing this wrong."<p>I stopped.<p>"Quit thinking …

Positive Thinking

The Over-Praise Dilemma: When Complimenting Kids Actually Holds Them Back

"Amazing job!" "Perfect!" "What an incredibly beautiful drawing!"<p>Across playgrounds, schoolyards and classrooms, it is common to hear well-intentioned parents, caregivers and teachers heap high praise on children -- particularly those with low self-esteem.<p>But a new study suggests that when adults …

3 Steps to Disconnecting From Our Phones and Reconnecting With Our Teens

These days, it's hard to hang out with parents of teenagers without hearing disparaging comments about how digital devices are devouring our kids' time and attention. Or how our driving adolescents are driving us mad when they text on the highway, risking life and limb for the sake of a quick <i>LOL</i> or</i> …

What Will I Know?

<i>One mother wonders about the man her son may become, and another wonders how her son has all of a sudden become a man.</i><p><b>KRISTIN, MOTHER OF A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY:</b><p>Driving down the road in a tree-lined suburban neighborhood, I see two teenage boys driving golf carts. The one in front is wearing a red polo …

My Top 10 Parenting Resolutions

The list of things I want to work on about my parenting in 2014 is long. I'll fess up to the top 10. I'll make copies for my kids or give them the URL to offer up to their future therapists to show at least I was AWARE of my potentially damaging behavior. Maybe good intentions count?<p>1. <b>Curtail</b> …

Parenting

Stocks rally as S&P 500 scores first gain in 2014

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, helped by data showing a smaller-than-expected trade gap and gains by health-care stocks …

Stock Markets

Hire by Auditions, Not Resumes

Automattic employs 225 people. We’re located all over the world, in 190 different cities. We have a headquarters in San Francisco and it operates similar to a co-working space. For those who live in the Bay Area, they can work from the office, if they’d like. But in general, the majority of our …

Why It’s Hard to Be Entrepreneurial

For many years, I have talked with business executives about the need to reorient their attitudes toward failure. If they want their organizations to generate more good ideas, monetize the best of them, and in general innovate faster, they need to not only tolerate but celebrate the fruitless …