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Elder Orphans: Step One in the Aging-Alone Plan, learn the stages

This article is the second in a series of "Elder Orphans--my aging-alone plan." If you missed the first one, "A Baby Boomer's Aging Alone Plan," then here's your chance.<p>I became interested in creating and then sharing my plan with the Huffington Post readers after reading umpteen studies on the …

Retirement

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

Procrastination

The Winter Cottage Desktop

Reader Alec used a little Übersicht magic to make his mac a little more welcoming when he sits down to work, and informative when he gets up to leave …

Is Marriage Obsolete -- or Evolving?

Some people think marriage is obsolete.<p>Sally says she and her friends are all cynical about marriage. She and all her friends are divorced, some more than once.<p>Margaret, 30, says that she, her boyfriend, and their baby live together. She has no intention of marrying "because everyone I know who …

Divorce

Discovering Your New Partner's 'Ex-Files'

<i>Louisa Whitehead-Payne, High50's dating columnist, has settled upon a new boyfriend. The 'Delightful Dick' is living up to his name and she enjoyed his charming company over a weekend at a swanky country hotel, despite his ex popping up in the middle of it.</i><p>After a couple of Saturday nights in …

Relationships

LEGO’s WeDo 2.0 Robotics Kit Teaches Science And Engineering To Elementary School Students

LEGO Education is launching a new version of its WeDo robotics kit for elementary school students at CES today. Just like its predecessor, WeDo 2.0 is meant to introduce students to robotics, engineering and programming, but it’s also meant as a tool for teaching STEM in general.<p>The set will come …

Lego

The Sleep Habits Of These Successful Millennials Could Change The Way You Work

To be a young, ambitious, hard-working professional in today’s always-on workforce often means skimping on sleep in the process. With deadlines to meet and boundaries to break, sleep sometimes falls to the wayside. But that’s a sacrifice some smart, savvy millennials refuse to make -- and they’re …

Women in Tech

The Best Type of Humidifier for Adding Bacteria-Free Moisture to the Air

Humidifiers are great for adding moisture to the air in dry climates, but if they aren’t clean they can spew nasty bacteria into the air. Some …

Skin Care

How to shop on Amazon without ruining the holidays

Keep your holiday shopping secret by setting up an Amazon Household and prevent prying eyes from seeing presents in your order history.<p>As the calendar turns to December, my kids maintain they still believe in Santa -- but only, I suspect, in an effort to keep the gravy train rolling. They are …

Shopping

13 Wildly Creative, Healthy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

Morning routines can become, well, pretty routine (and that’s the best case scenario). Most of the time it’s more like a mad dash -- wrangling your kids to get up and out of bed, making sure they’re packed and organized for school, and taking the dog out for a walk all before 8 a.m. You do your …

Big Mama's Fried Chicken

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes brings us a timeless fried chicken recipe.</i><p><i></i><p>My Big Mama's (grandmother) recipes are the epitome of timeless. While growing up, …

Giant Skillet Cinnamon Roll and a Fair Trade Giveaway!

You guys. I'm so excited about today's post because there are so many good things to talk about!<p>First of all, Mother's Day is just around the corner, …

My Favorite Quick-and-Easy Dinners

When my kids were babies, I thought I was busy.<p>Then they got bigger. And now I wonder what in tarnation I did with my time back then.<p>Something has …

Taco Tuesday Essential: Taco Truck Taco Holders

Alright. So you've loaded up your precious taco shell with all the shredded cheese, ground beef, guac, sour cream and whathaveyou you could fit. …

A Dream Comes True... - Stonesoup

Growing up on a farm, I couldn’t wait to leave. As soon as I had saved up some money, I set off to see the big wide world. Backpack in hand.<p>First …

How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …

How obsessed are you with your smartphone? This video will make you feel really bad about it

The woman's boyfriend gazes into his smartphone as they embrace in bed. A couple getting engaged on the beach pause to take a selfie in the sand. A child stops swinging in the park to peer at her phone screen. A runner blathers into his phone about some other guy dragging a box under his car.<p>A new …

Social Media

How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together<p>There are certain restaurant dishes that become instant classics, even if the restaurant hasn't been around for long. The flaky bread from Glasserie in Brooklyn is one of those dishes. At the …

Onions

Worth the Drive: Kirin Court

Foundation: Nest’s Tony Fadell on the Power of Focus

As part of our annual Google Ventures CEO Summit, Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell and I filmed a live Foundation episode in November in front of a few hundred startup founders in the GV portfolio. Tony told stories about his entrepreneurial roots as a kid selling eggs door to door, his experiences …

Essential Recipe: Double-Crust Apple Pie

For the crust:<p>Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.<p>Combine flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor and …

Baking

The Easiest Boeuf Bourguignon Is Made in Your Slow Cooker

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat has rendered and the bacon is golden and crispy. Remove the pan from …

Slow Cookers

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

"Have confidence!" is one of the most essential pieces of advice you'll receive in life that makes no sense if you've never done it. You know what …

Self-improvement

Hot Dog in a Hot Dog

(Photo: Rhodes International)<p>Here's a fun food craft. If you've ever seen a wiener dog and thought to yourself, "I could eat that," then here's your …

All About IKEA Kitchen Cabinets: The Pros, Co​ns & Real Life Owner Reviews

IKEA

Fruumo Is a Feature-Packed but Fast New Tab Page for Chrome

Chrome: You have all sorts of ways to customize your new tab page in Chrome, but if you're looking for something with a ton of customization options …

The Best Start for Chilly Fall Mornings: Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Huddled under the covers, hitting the snooze button on these chilly fall mornings? Tell me about it! With the temperature creeping lower and lower, …

Breakfast

How You Can Decorate The Empty Corners In Your Home – 15 Cool Ideas

One of the biggest challenges that you have to overcome when you’re decorating a space is finding a way to integrate the corners into the whole …

Interior Design

One-Pot Wonders: Weeknight Turkey "Bolognese"

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Cooking tasty and satisfying dinners—aka not eating the same thing every night— is a tricky task (there's a reason why almost every New Yorker has the Seamless App on their phone). Time is short, you're tired, and being creative or spontaneous is …