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A Mother's Résumé... Because it's 2016!

I am one of roughly ten million American moms who've left the workforce to raise young kids, a percentage of the population that is steadily rising, not falling. Although I had a career in human rights advocacy and an expensive education under my belt, the decision came down to simple math. I could …

Parenting

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Meditation

5 Ways to Survive a Winter Pregnancy

Yes, winter can be a magical wonderland—but when you're expecting, it also brings its share of seasonal hazards. Dehydration, freezing temps and icy …

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Coloring books had a bad rap when many of us were in grade school. Art teachers especially disliked them because they "stifled" creativity. Our parents, however, rather liked them -- they provided quiet time when mom wanted a nap or a great back-seat activity on long car trips. We just saw them as …

Game of Thrones

21 business-etiquette rules every professional should know

In "The Essentials of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the rules people need to understand to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>We looked through the book and spoke to Pachter to find the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, …

Employment

My life in the cult: How “serving God” unraveled into sex abuse, child neglect and a waking nightmare

<b>A photo of the author</b><p>I was a naive teenager, desperate for belonging. But my “home” for 30 years turned out to be a house of horrors<p>Mary Mahoney<p>October 25, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>I left the Children of God in the early 2000s. It took a long time to come out of the haze of those 30 years, but when I did, …

Siblings

7 Ingredients You Should Never Add to Smoothies

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Raped, Pregnant Girls Are The Focus Of This Searing Photo Project

Photographer Linda Forsell says her project Children Having Children portrays the reality that many Guatemalan girls face.<p>One of the girls was told that she was a bad influence on the other girls at her school when her belly started to show after being raped by a 53-year-old man tied to a tree. …

The core factor of success is focus, and here’s how to get it

Peak performance experts say things like, “You should focus. You need to eliminate the distractions. Commit to one thing and become great at that thing.”<p>This is good advice. The more I study successful people from all walks of life—artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists—the more I believe …

Self-improvement

6 Secret Steps to Doing Everything Well

As we walked along the river late one evening, I started whining to my husband, "I didn't get anything done today."<p>Okay, that phrase was exaggerated at best. One look at my to do list showed that it simply wasn't true.<p>Yet sometimes it's not the number of things we've accomplished that matters, it's …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

The little things that mean a big deal for your relationship

Anyone with cash can spend a bomb on a romantic dinner out or a balloon ride over the Serengeti, but real love means showing up for the more mundane …

10 Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs That Will Make Us Happier and Healthier Humans

I say things we can learn from our dogs because the things we could learn from our cats can also make us happier and healthier humans but would be different things than dogs would have us know. A separate article! Having taken a step back to observe my dogs and other dogs too, the following is what …

Happiness

10 Things the Best of the Best Do Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Something that has always fascinated me over the years is what are some of the things that the best of the best do differently than everyone else.<p>While there are many different qualities and habits that the best possess, here are 10 of …

Self-improvement

11 Ways To Build Muscle And Lose Fat Faster

You're going to the gym, you're eating your leafy greens, and you gave up pizza for the week. What more does your body want from you?

10 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness Backed by Science

Mindfulness might seem like something only monks appreciate, but science actually suggests the benefits of mindfulness can be phenomenal for everyone.

How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

Shades of Grey