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A Letter to My Husband: The First Year of Parenting

There are few milestones in life that will alter your perspective on everything you thought you knew before they occurred. The first is marriage, and the second is children. I often watch, a bit nostalgically, as first-time soon-to-be parents revel in unapologetic excitement, completely oblivious …

20 Things Successful People 'Refuse' to Do

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</b><p><b>1. They don't define success in a monetary term.</b><p>Most successful people define success as happiness, having a peace of mind, or helping others. They see money as something that brings them comfort and opens doors of opportunities. They realize that …

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: Retirement

Now that I've transitioned to the rip old age of 35, retirement has been on my mind a lot lately. If you read my blog posts often, you know I often say it's your younger self's job to look after you older self. Fortunately, I've discovered many creative -- even fun -- ways to go about it. I'm also …

Say What? The Literal Meanings of 30 English Words

Delving into the origins and etymologies of words often unearths some unexpected stories. Take a word like treadmill, for instance. Depending on what you think of the gym, you might not be too surprised to find that the original treadmill was invented as a hard labor punishment used in Victorian …

I Am Responsible for My Emotions

<i>NOTE – I FOUND THE LOST COMMENTS! THEY WERE IN MY SPAM FOLDER!!!!!!! I think I have recovered all of them from the past two weeks now. …

Real Love Is a Choice

My wife and I have known each other since high school, but didn't date until much later. We had only dated a couple of weeks before we realized that we were <b>madly</b> in love and wanted to get married.<p>I was all for it! I even suggested a spontaneous, immediate wedding in Vegas. (Seriously.) Kim, …

Married? 5 Reasons Why You Should Move Abroad

One year ago, for no apparent reason, my husband and I decided to move from Manhattan to Beijing. When we told our friends and family, everyone had the same reaction -- a blank stare and two simple words, "But, WHY?"<p>After all -- it didn't make any sense. New York was where we had settled and gotten …

5 Steps That Won't Help YOUR Marriage

This essay on marriage can't help YOUR marriage. No article or book or well meaning advice from a friend can. But the good news is <b>YOU</b> can. Like most important things in my life I have learned this the hard way. Every article on relationships I perused didn't cut it for me. "Five Ways To Fix Your …

25 Ways to Say "I Love You" Without Saying a Word

Recently, on a cross-country flight, my husband and I were seated on opposite sides of the aisle. Several times, he leaned toward me to ask, "Would you like a bite of my sandwich?" "Can I get you some water?" Once he offered to share the last bite of his cookie. A while later, he reached over and …

Quarterlette: How to Make a Marriage Last for 70 Years

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

I feel bad for marital communication, because it gets blamed for everything. For generations, in survey after survey, couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It's not.<p>Marital communication is getting a bad rap. It's like the kid who fights back on the …

Kahlil Gibran Wedding Readings

Couples of all backgrounds and faiths appreciate the romantic inspiration on marriage and love by Lebanese-born author, poet, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931).<p>While his classic book, <i>The Prophet,</i> spiked in popularity in the 1930s and again in the 1960s, some parts of the book have …

Seth's Blog

You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to …

Seth's Blog

You've seen the signs:<p>ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT CARDS.<p>NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.<p>BATHROOMS FOR PATRONS ONLY.<p>Guess what? There's no legal …

4 Vital Tips to Reach Your Dreams | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to …

Motivation

Playlist: The Good

Sometimes when we’re pulling together content for APW, it doesn’t occur to us that we’ve been following a theme until after everything’s compiled and …

12 Stunning Wedding Bouquets - Part 16

17 Shares<p>We are starting of this week with Part 16 of our monthly series 12 stunning Wedding bouquets. Like every month, this round-up is loaded with …

Eclectic New York wedding: Becky + Victor

Apr <i>30</i><p>Categories Real Weddings<p>Talk about a wedding venue that doesn’t need to be touched with any extra decor. 632 on Hudson in New York, decorated …