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5 Douchebags You'll See This Cinco de Mayo

Annabel Acton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

Another drinking holiday, another douchebag. The Cinco de Mayo douches might seem similar in nature to our St. Patrick's Day Dicks, but there are few differences to make note of. Here are five DB's to look out for on the fifth!

Diets Are Not the Answer

Joy Strickland | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Joy Strickland

In a culture that places a premium on outward appearances, the latest diet fad may prove highly seductive for anyone with a weight issue. Wellness ...

10 Classic Cameras Every Photographer Should Try

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

There is an argument to be made that photography is not about the camera. This is a valid argument in many respects. However, it can also be argued ...

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Chronically Ill Parent

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

We chronically ill folks have years of experience dealing with unknowingly rude comments. But something changes when you become a parent.

33 Self-Improvement Thingees To Read And Then Quickly Forget

M. Blazoned | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
M. Blazoned

Maybe that's what being middle-aged is all about... reaching the tipping point of self-actualization where you are like, "Oh, screw it. This will have to do."

10 Lessons I Learned My Freshman Year of College

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

Freshman year of college: a whirlwind of cramming for exams, binge-watching Netflix, creating new friendships, and finding out who you are in this wor...

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

Q&A: Should I Friend or Follow My Teen on Social Media?

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You can ask, but don't insist on it. Some families are connected on social media and it works for them. Some teens don't want their parents seeing everything on their pages (and will block you from seeing things, which kind of defeats the purpose of being friends). Following your teens online opens up a can of worms, and you'll have to figure out how to negotiate that new relationship.

Transitioning From the Wholesale to Retail Flip

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

I LOVE real estate and every facet of real estate investment. From wholesaling and flipping houses to rental property ownership, there's opportunity for profit in every market, whether rising, falling, or sitting still.

Flat Rate Real Estate Services - Right for Consumers or Investors?

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

If you've sold a home in the past, you know about real estate commissions, and you likely paid between 5% and 6%. There aren't fixed commission rates, as that's illegal. However, that range is popular with full service firms.

Responding to Changes in the Rental Market

Ryan Poelman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Owning rental property has been a path to riches for a great many investors. Rental property is funding awesome retirement lifestyles as well. We've also been enjoying a surge in rental demand and rents since the recovery began after the crash in 2007.

What's It Like?

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I had wondered that same question not so long ago. When my belly and heart were stretched to the brink with life and potential.

On the Fence About Home Purchase? Look at Rent-To-Own

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.24.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There are a great many people sitting on the sidelines when it comes to a home purchase. There are plenty of valid reasons for their hesitation.

Why Attending a College in a Big City Is the Fastest Way to Grow Your Career

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Ximena N. Beltran

College is an important decision. That idea is instilled in many Americans at an early age. We're told that where we go and what we study will determine the life we will lead.

How to Deal With Rejection

Jamie Rifkin | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Jamie Rifkin

Everybody experiences rejection. As a small child you learn almost automatically that you don't always get what you want and sometimes life isn't fair. Even with this awareness, rejection still sucks.

Existing Home Purchase -- How Low Is Too Low for an Offer?

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

There are a great many people who would love to own a home still hesitating and staying on the sidelines. Some don't have the down payment, or they may have credit problems. However, credit is loosening up; down payment requirements are coming down as well. Many are more able to buy than they think.

Manners Revival: Respect the Elderly

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Grandparents have the sweetest gig. They just get to spoil their grandchildren, right? Well, grandparents in the 21st century also have a completely different perspective on grandchildren than those of previous generations. Many think that kids are losing their ability to communicate with and respect their elders.

The Most Disturbing YouTube Videos (And What to Do About Them)

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If your kid has watched fight videos, avoid blaming or shaming. Curiosity, vicarious thrills, fascination and pure entertainment value (as pitiful as it sounds) are all valid and normal.

Making the New Baby/Older Sibling Meeting Special

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When my toddler came to the hospital to visit me and meet his new brother, it was strangely awkward at first. I know it sounds weird, but it felt like we were ex-lovers who had each gone through some rather huge milestone life changes and had to kind of re-navigate our relationship

10 Shortcuts To Self-Confidence

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Adele Scheele

Here are 10 simple ways to jumpstart your confidence right when you need it -- asking for a job or a raise, coping with someone's rage or complaint, even hosting a party.

No Do-Overs: 10 Ways to Avoid Regret Later and Be a Better Mom Now

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.18.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

I did a lot of things right with my kids. I know that. But there were many things I could've done better. So, here's my self-assessed parenting report card in the hopes you'll end up with better grades.

Six Tips Every Young Entrepreneur Must Know When Getting Started in Business

Shanila Sattar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Shanila Sattar

Always work towards having adequate balance. This doesn't mean work and life have to be separate entities, but do consider the threshold when one does not benefit the other.

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Victoria Namkung | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Victoria Namkung

I was expecting her to say something about literary agents or social media strategy, but instead it was those six words, and they snapped me right out of my fog of worry. I knew exactly what she meant: I had to be bold, confident, and unapologetic.

4 Relationship Lessons from 'The Bachelor,' Chris Soules Edition

Taylor Marsh | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

A woman can't possibly have a healthy relationship, let alone hope it will last, if she's still finding herself, protecting herself.

The Case For Including Sex In Your Marriage Vows

Em & Lo | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.