Jeanne Tan

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Here’s to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness

For many of us, happiness is a goal we’re only partially successful at attaining. Our lives are complex, with a host of desires that don’t always line up: personal satisfaction doesn’t always coincide with professional success, for one thing. The day that you’re set to have a life-changing meeting …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

How to Utalize The 5 Pillars of Personal Finance

Did you know that if you protect your assets, minimize your debt, and save for your future, your finances have the majority of what they need to …

Personal Finance

5 Life Lessons I Learned from Working in a Bakery

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)<p>When I was 15 I got my very first job, working in a bakery. I spent my time after school and weekend mornings selling fresh …

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

Mental Health

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

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Why Women Need to Stop Apologizing

I have a confession: I wasn’t <i>actually</i> sorry for most of the things I’ve said I’m sorry for.<p>(Sorry.)<p>My natural instinct is to go with the flow, keep …

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

financially

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

10 Holiday Movies to Watch on Christmas Morning

The gifts have been opened, the wrapping paper thrown away. Now it’s time to huddle around the TV and enjoy a traditional holiday movie. We asked our editors to share their personal favorites. From yuletide classics (<i>It’s a Wonderful Life</i>) to feel-good romcoms (<i>Love Actually</i>) and even a surprise …

37 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy On A Snow Day

Make being cooped up inside unforgettable.

Kids' Drawings Give Important Clues to Issues at Home

Children's drawings of their family are often cute or funny, but they are also reflective of how things are going at home according to new research. The way children sketch themselves and their families can give psychologists important clues to their home life. Children growing up in a home filled …

DIY Advent Calendars

The advent calendar has been used for many, many years in counting down for the Holidays. They are great for keeping little hands and hearts occupied …

Family Advent Activity Schedule

Many of us think of Advent as a period in December to do fun things with our kids that help them understand the birth of Jesus. It’s also a time to …

7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

Through my work with teenagers, I've realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child's development, both emotionally and mentally.<p>No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult. This article …

22 Ways Having Three Kids Is Different From Having Two

Many of our friends, content in the lives they have with two kids, have nevertheless entertained the idea of adding a third child to their brood. Having pushed through the heart of that particular dragon with three kids in a four-and-a-half year span (whether we've survived is still being medically …

So, Are You Bored? A Stay-at-Home Mom's Favorite Question

I was talking to a woman the other day and the inevitable question was asked: "So, are you bored?"<p>This question is often asked of stay-at home moms. And it is most often asked by people with such riveting, pulse-quickening jobs as tax auditors and data entry associates. But to be fair to this …

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

"I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did you do to deserve that?"<p>Being a dad of four daughters (we also have one son), I hear stuff like this almost daily. And honestly, I'm the one who feels sorry for people who think this way.<p>Having …

School Sexual Abuse Survivors End Decades of Secrecy

Jon Seiger was just a month into the seventh grade the first time it happened. On an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1972, a …

Motherhood Is an Extreme Sport

It occurred to me this morning as I, once again, broke a sweat just trying to wrangle my two kids out the door so they could get to school on time that motherhood is an extreme sport.<p>I think we've overlooked the incredible agility, athleticism and dedication that mothers exhibit on a daily basis. …

I Hate You. (Stay Right Here.)

First they learn words: "Dada!" "Nana!" "Milk!"<p>Then they learn how to use them: "I do it?" "Mine!"<p>Then they learn how to use them against you: "Go away!" "I don't love you anymore."<p>"I hate you."<p>Kostyn has taken to saying all these things when he doesn't get his way. We tell him it's unacceptable, …

The Letter From School That Stopped Me in My Tracks

School started a few weeks ago, and we're still trying to get back into the swing of things. I don't know about you, but it's been tough. Are you back in the routine yet?<p>Our morning routine is pretty standard. The Hubs wakes up early to get the kids ready for the day. At 7:30 a.m., he starts out by …

5 Things to Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

I could hear her crying from her bedroom. By the time I entered her room, she was saying, "No, this isn't happening. This can't be real." Her face was soaked in tears. Her boyfriend of nearly four years, her high school sweetheart who had just left for his senior year of college a week earlier, …

How to Put a Toddler to Bed in 100 Easy Steps

1. Announce that it's time to go to bed.<p>2. Wait for your toddler to stop crying.<p>3. Explain that bedtime is not a punishment.<p>4. Explain that bedtime is not a new concept.<p>5. Explain that, yes, bedtime will happen every night.<p>6. Console your toddler.<p>7. Announce that it's still bedtime.<p>8. Let your …

5 Simple Tips for Stress-Free Homework Time

<i>5 Simple Tips for stress-free Homework Time – Keep homework time stress-free with these 5 simple tips that have helped our family!</i><p>We all know how …

9 Money Mistakes Parents Make -- Without Even Realizing It

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s a classic scenario: You give your kid his allowance with the caveat that he won’t be getting more until the following week. The next day he blows it all during a trip to the mall.<p>Then when he begs and pleads for more money … you give in.<p>Of course, if …

8 Totally Out-Of-The-Box Lunch Note Ideas

Each Monday this past year I took a few extra minutes and put a special note in my daughter's lunch. She not only read every one, but she even kept a few in her backpack.<p>Lunch notes can make all the difference in your kid's school day. I'll be honest, if I opened up my vintage <i>Transformers</i> lunch box …

8 of the Easiest Things I Did to Feed the Kids Better

Sometimes, feeding my kids reminds me of that old saying, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them eat anything other than dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets." Right? But the truth is, eating healthy as a family can be easier than you think. As a food blogger/diaper changer/begger of …