Marika Robinson

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I was a busy entrepreneur and pregnant with twins - and then I got some terrible news

<i>Tami Zuckerman is founder of VarageSale, which was acquired in November, 2017</i>.<p>In 2012, while on maternity leave, I created VarageSale – a safer community-based platform to buy and sell secondhand items. Co-founded by my husband and I, our startup brewed right out of our kitchen and grew to serve …

Pregnancy

Watch What Happens When a Kangaroo Decides to Play Professional Soccer (Video)

Yesterday a kangaroo decided to take the field during a soccer match in Australia.<p>Businesses that hold live events -- sports, music, theater, etc. -- do their best to control things within their control, knowing there are definitely things they can't control.<p>Like weather. Or traffic. Or fan …

Soccer

Want to Be a Successful Writer? Write What You NEED to Write

“But when people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.”<p>-Ursula K. Le Guin<p>What Do YOU Want to Write About?<p>…

Writing

12 Back-to-School Traditions You’ll Want to Steal

1<p>“I give each child a book on the day of the school year that corresponds to his or her grade. So, a book on the first day of first grade, the second …

Kids

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Food That Helps Battle Depression

The right kind of diet may give the brain more of what it needs to avoid depression, or even to treat it once it’s begun<p>You’re feeling depressed. What have you been eating?<p>Psychiatrists and therapists don’t often ask this question. But a growing body of research over the past decade shows that a …

Nutrition

Mum reveals genius method to stopping your children waking up too early

We all know there's no chance of a lie-in when you have children. Not only do they like to get up at ungodly hours but they often do so with …

Parenting

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

Writing

What it's like to have an invisible disability at work

<i>This story is a part of our special on the economics of disability. Listen to the podcast here and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.</i><p>Hundreds of listeners wrote to Marketplace Weekend about their experiences with disabilities. We picked three who were able to …

Autism

Five Reasons Even A Great Resume Will Not Help Your Job Search

One of the most common inquiries I get from prospective coaching clients is about fixing their resumes:<p>How can my resume get me more interviews?<br>• How can my resume get noticed by recruiters?<br>• I have been unemployed for a while. What’s wrong with my resume?<p>If you find yourself looking to your resume for …

Employment

You’ve Been Conditioned Into Low Self-Esteem: Here’s How to Get It Back

People often confuse confidence and self-esteem. While correlated, they’re not one in the same. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance that arises …

Self-help

Why the middle class can’t afford life in America anymore

After spending his days teaching AP American History and Economics at the public Live Oak High School in San Jose, Calif., Matt Barry drives for Uber.<p>…

Income Inequality

29 Bite-Size Apps That Prove Everything Is Better Smaller

We are sort of obsessed with bite-size foods. First of all, you can try a little bit of everything. Secondly, they’re the easiest way to feed a …

Cooking

The best biographies and autobiographies ever written

<b>Our critics chose the greatest memoirs and biographies ever written, from the definitive biography of Winston Churchill to a dazzling graphic novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in Iran</b><p><b>Lives of the Caesars</b> by Suetonius (c121AD)<p>Suetonius was private secretary to the emperor Hadrian and although …

Literature

Habits That Will Strengthen Your Parent-Child Bond

Like any relationship, the bond between a parent and child can be made stronger with some habits that can be easily incorporated into your everyday …

Kids

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet you’ve tidied up the living room and prepped the …

Holiday Recipes

55 Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes That Are Affordable and Delicious

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They're also budget friendly for …

Cooking

20 Doctor-Recommended Natural Remedies For Everyday Ailments

The latest surveys show that about a third of Americans now use natural or complementary medicine, and the number is growing. Fish oil is the most common natural product used for health—nearly 8% of adults take it preventively for heart health. Next in popularity are glucosamine/chondroitin, …

Health

The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

If the scientific study of fatherhood has taught us one thing, it’s that there are data-driven, biological, and psychological reasons why kids seem …

Parenting

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

Self-help

12 Easy Skillet Dinner Ideas When You Need to Keep It Simple

We'd be hard-pressed to think of a meal better-suited to weeknight cooking than a one-skillet dish. These recipes are easy to prep, easy to clean, …

Cooking

5 common resume mistakes that make smart people look dumb

You could graduate top of your class from an elite university, with great work experience to boot. But if your resume is chock-full of errors, …

Employment

27 annoying words on your résumé that make hiring managers cringe

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional-placement firm Robert Half.<p>Some of the major problems with using buzzwords, according to …

Employment

See How Many Times Your School District Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

If you believe your school district or college is discriminating against students on the basis of sex, race, or disability, you’re entitled to file a …

Civil Rights

These mortgages pay for home renovations

Many people don't realize that there are renovation loans that can help pay for your housing upgrades.<p>Whether you need a new roof or your kitchen is …

Personal Finance

3 money milestones everyone should reach by 40

By the time you hit the big 4-0, you should have attained a few important goals to be on the right track to retirement.<p>When you're saving for retirement, it can be easy to fall into a rut. You get into a routine of saving a little bit each paycheck -- which is great! But it's easy to lose sight of …

Retirement

Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this haunts me

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat.<p>Far too often, food is thrown in the trash and dumped in landfills instead of filling hungry bellies. You have probably …

Agriculture

20 Best Chinese Chicken That Are Better Than Take-Out

01 of 20<p>A simple, but classic, chicken stir fry dish, asparagus, and chicken stir-fry is very popular in Chinese households. It's very easy and has a …

Food & Dining