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Why Are Mean People Mean? 6 Lessons Disney Movies Teach Us

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 5:25 PM

Brrrrrr. It's cold outside. You know what that means? It's an opportunity to wear my favorite oversized fluffy wool sweater! Plus, an excuse to drink yummy hot chocolate with teeny-tiny marshmallows! And the perfect time to stay home with family and catch up on Disney flicks!

Our family watched...

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Fathers Who Abandon Their Kids: A Tough Father's Day Topic

(33) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 3:06 PM

It's one thing to be a single mother by choice. It arrives with a positive narrative to tell your child. It's an "I wanted you so much" story -- which safeguards a child's ego.

It's a whole other everything to have single motherhood thrust upon you -- because the father...

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4 Time-Saving Tips (That Double as Time-Savoring Tips)

(6) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 7:29 AM

True confession: When I first read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying about a decade ago, I purposefully avoided reading Sogyal Rinpoche's passages on death. I thought they didn't apply to me and that I was somehow exempt! Then, a few years ago, my father was on his deathbed....

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Likeability Tips -- for Business!

(2) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 1:14 PM

When it comes right down to it, whatever business you're in, you're in the people business. After all, people prefer to do business with people and companies they find likeable.

According to Rohit Bhargava, likability can even trump competence in a business situation. In his book, Likeonomics:...

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When Was the Last Time You Thanked A Police Officer?

(6) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 1:02 PM

Imagine feeling like every kiss goodbye to your loved ones each day might be your last kiss. Police officers and their families feel this way every single day. Every morning when police officers puts on their badge, they know there's a chance they might not come home that night.

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Break Up Happily Ever After! Throw A Party!

(10) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 2:50 AM

The word shiva has two different meanings in two entirely different cultures, yet the meanings share the same underlying message.

In Hinduism, Shiva is a deity who represents transformation. Through destruction and restoration, Shiva reminds us that endings are beginnings, and that our world is constantly undergoing a cycle...

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Why Inspirational Posters Are So Popular on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 12:10 AM


About two years ago, I gave birth to a baby boy. Shortly after, I found myself experiencing trouble giving birth to writing a book. I began believing in that much talked about "mommy brain." Thankfully, I've always loved design. If you know my books...

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The Fearless Power Of 'Kindsight'

(20) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 9:26 AM


He appeared to be my ideal match. Then again, matches have been known to burn people. And I very much became burned by this man.

Badly burned.

Interesting, isn't it, the dangerous language we use to describe the very people...

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Should You Make Up or Break Up?

(2) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 1:11 PM

I've often joked that if life existed on other planets, there's a quick way to assess if aliens are a more advanced life form than us. No, it doesn't have anything to do with asking to see their technology. We simply need to find out if there's dating on their...

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Think Like a Lion Tamer About the Hurt in Your Life

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 7:50 AM

Have you recently been through a challenge, disappointment, break up or disloyalty with somebody in your life? If so, it's important after you've been hurt, to take some time to think like a lion tamer about your pain, so you can tame the possibility of more negativity coming back to...

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Are Gangsters Playing Cop Lotto With Your Tax Payer Money?

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 11:28 AM

What you presently know to be true about wrongful conviction cases might not be the whole truth.

For example, did you know that witnesses involved in gang related crimes can start off implicating fellow gang members to police officers -- even testifying before a grand jury about them. However,...

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How Not to Talk About Your Problems

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2011 | 11:22 AM

Psychologists say a single trauma will strike you twice. Once in reality (the ordeal itself) and once in your mind, when you think about it and talk about it with others. Although there's nothing you can do about a bad situation once it has happened, you can be mindful of...

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What Babies Can Teach Us About Being Happy

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 8:13 AM

Babies laugh more than 300 times a day. We adults, in contrast, laugh less than 20 times a day. (And I'm guessing even less so on Mondays!)

There are actually some reasons that babies' brains are set up to find the world so amusing and fun. Indeed, because of how...

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Want to Relax? Unplug and Recharge!

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 8:00 AM

True story: Lately I have been finding myself cutting down on the massive amounts of coffee I love to drink, not for health reasons, but for time management reasons. These days, I often go from one conference call to another, then head from one meeting to another, to writing one...

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Mitch Leff of Great Neck: One Girl's Story About Getting Involved With a Man Who's "Separated - Divorce Pending"

(2) Comments | Posted April 6, 2010 | 1:22 PM

As you might know, dating sites all have an option: "separated." Sometimes the person can even type in the words "divorce pending." Should dating sites allow people who are "separated - divorce pending" to date? Should you get involved with someone who tells you that they're "separated - divorce pending"?

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The World Taking It Outta You? Cheer up by Giving Back!

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 1:09 PM

Feel like the world has taken it out of you? If so, give back to the world.

Yes, sometimes you have to step outside of yourself to remove yourself from your dark mood. And that's not just my opinion, it's a researched opinion of positive psychology expert, Martin Seligman....

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Mitch Leff of Great Neck: From IVF To MIA In Under A Month

(5) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 1:20 PM

I never would have guessed my happy engagement to Mitchell Leff would ever wind up as a salacious news story in a few newspapers including The New York Post and The New York Daily News. Then again, if you've read my story, you know there's a...

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8 Proven Resiliency Psychology Tips For Bouncing Back From Hard Times

(3) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 7:42 AM

Feeling challenged, stressed, depressed, anxious, miffed, pissed off, pissed on - and as if you and you alone are being singled out by the fates to suffer?

I'm here to encourage you to stop thinking about what's wrong in your life, and refocus on creating more right!

Thankfully, there...

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How To Thrive In The Face Of Adversity, Setbacks And Losses

(8) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 8:04 AM

Nobody's exempt from pain. Not even self-help book authors! In my book, THE BOUNCE BACK BOOK, I confess how within one year, so many bad occurrences happened, I kept waiting for a Candid Camera crew to appear from behind the planter in my living room!

First, the...

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Seduction Tips From Scheherazade

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2010 | 10:49 AM

Lust, love and like. A healthful, happy love relationship serves up three out of three. A healthful, happy love relationship is a passionate best friendship.

Many women think men only care about the lust angle--finding a hot bod for hot sex. Unfortunately, there are many men who do only...

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