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50 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Turns 40

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

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13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

<i>by the editors of Prevention</i><p>Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In fact, you've probably ingrained most of them already! But it never hurts to reflect on how well your kids are hearing--and adhering to--these life …

How to talk to your family about your estate plan

Sensitive family talks now will lay the foundation for effective estate planning later on.<p>Key takeaways<p>Understanding: Listen carefully to other …

Time to take away the financial keys?

Adult children have little knowledge about their parents’ finances. Here are seven ways to take charge.<p>Key takeaways<p>Have a family conversation before …

Retirement

11 TED Talks that will help you strengthen your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we …

The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction

The history of drug criminalization in America is a history of social panics rooted in racism and xenophobia<p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago one could purchase the drug from a Sears …

Man's Failed Paternity Test Reveals He Absorbed His Unborn Twin's DNA in the Womb

A 34-year-old Washington man and his wife welcomed a healthy baby boy in June 2014 with the help of a fertility clinic. But when they discovered that …

8 Free Online Courses For People Who Are Never Tired Of Learning

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined

This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part …

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The more equal your marriage, the better your sex

As if balancing the demands of ambition, love, and family weren’t impossible enough, a never-ending flood of science seems designed to ratchet up parental panic and convince you that whatever you’re doing, you’re probably ruining your life or dooming your kids.<p>Maybe you’ve seen the …

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family<p>Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters …

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

One Stretch to Wake Up Your Body

<b>It feels amazing first thing in the morning--trust.</b><p><i>By Amy Schlinger</i>, SELF<p><i>Photo of Jenn by Jay Sullivan</i><p>Bring your body to life first thing in the A.M. and give your muscles a natural caffeine-like boost with this feel-good stretch from Jenn Seracuse, Director of Pilates at Flex Studios in New York …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet

The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps

1Password. 1Password creates hard-to-crack passwords for your online accounts and hides them all behind one, secure mast<p>... VIEW MORE<p>AgileBits

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5 Household Budget Templates That Will Help If You Actually Stick With It

If you are like many, the challenging economy has caused us to take a look at our personal finances and consider making a budget. Good news! Budgeting doesn't have to be painful!<p>In fact, if done correctly budgeting can be fun and will actually provide you with more freedom financially than most can …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …

Grammar Snobs Lost A Big Fight About The Distinction Between ‘Over’ And ‘More Than'

Previously, the AP Stylebook taught that "over" "generally refers to spatial relationships," while "more than" was preferred with countable items, like salaries and years.<p>For instance, the old style would require you to write "I gave her more than 100 candy bars," rather than "over 100 candy …

13 Money Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself By Age 40

By the time you hit 40, rationalizing away your bad money management habits starts to have a serious impact on your financial future (not to mention age you).<p>Here are some of the top money lies that you should stop telling yourself by age 40:<p><b>1. Debt collectors will stop chasing me once I'm in</b> …

Preschoolers' Innate Knowledge Means They Can Probably Do Algebra

Give a three-year old a smartphone and she’ll likely figure out how to turn it on and operate a few simple functions. But confront her with an …

Mathematics

Having It All vs. Doing It All: Maria Shriver on Paycheck to Paycheck

When Katrina Gilbert feels guilty, it’s not because she fed her children non-organic soy milk or had to miss a soccer game because of work. It’s …

Maria Shriver

13 Common Spelling Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Consider the fictitious word "ghoti," an often cited example of English's confusing sounds. "Ghoti" technically spells "fish." Use the "gh" sound in "tough"; the "o" sound from "women"; and the "ti" sound from "nation."<p>While English spelling includes many exceptions, we compiled a basic guide, …