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How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the action and the empowering experience can help kids develop a love of books.

When Your Child Calls You 'Stupid'

Sheila Wenger | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Sheila Wenger

I had no idea what to do with my rage at that moment. I didn't want to unleash it on him, but I also didn't want to let him get away with that kind of disrespect.

Renter Nation -- Are We Headed That Way?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Reasons are logical, but the question is whether we're really headed toward becoming a nation of renters, or if home ownership will again become the goal of the masses. There seems to be a lot of information showing many years of renting still in the future.

Rent vs Buy - Lifestyle May Trump Cost

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Consumers these days are bombarded with information through the Internet. They can read reviews of any product they may be considering to buy. There are consumer reporting and review sites with the stated objective of advising consumers about what is a good deal and what is not. There are consumer product safety sites with loads of product safety information.

The Smart Phone for Market Research

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

Successful real estate investors don't just drive through a neighborhood and buy homes for flipping or rental units. Sure, driving a market area is part of the research you need to do.

Keep At Least One Stuffed Animal and Admit It When You're Wrong: Roz Warren Reviews 'Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone'

Roz Warren | Posted 05.21.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

Do Your Laundry Or You'll Die Alone is the perfect gift for any young person who is leaving for college, graduating therefrom, starting a first job or otherwise heading out to conquer the world.

6 Pieces of Advice We Give, But Never Take

Uloop | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Uloop

You might be the type of person who is great at giving advice, or you might be the type of person who is usually the one asking or taking advice from others, whether they're your close friends, acquaintances, or family members.

What You Can Learn From Elon Musk Book: 6 Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.

4 Well-Intentioned Pieces of Advice That Rub Me The Wrong Way

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

We are quick to shift blame, point fingers and insist that we did nothing wrong, but I think if we're honest with ourselves, we would recognize that we all harbor some regret, and that's OK.

The Risks Of Never Reaching Inside Your Own Chest

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Iain S. Thomas

Here's the truth: You'll never know what's in your heart unless you reach inside your own chest and squeeze it. It sounds painful. It sounds dangerous. This is mainly because it is.

Important And Not-So-Important Things I Want To Tell My Kids, From A To Z

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Two of the greatest things about getting older are caring less about what other people think about you and thinking more of the people you care about.

Should I Tell My Husband That His Old Emotional Affair Partner Is Single Again?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader All Heart writes, "I have a moral dilemma and it's bugging me. Last year my husband had an emotional entanglement with a woman who started as a friend who was going through a rough time in her marriage."

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

Linear and Cyclical Markets and Rising Home Prices

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Home prices nationally have been rising, and they seem to be picking up the momentum a bit. According to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price 20-City Composite Index, there was a 5% year over year rise in February following a 4.5% gain in January over the previous year.

5 Ways to Have More Sex (Without It Feeling Like a Chore)

Em & Lo | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

What's on your nightstand right now? A stack of books and magazines, an alarm clock, a tube of Chapstick, a box of Kleenex, your iPhone? Now, how about your sex toys, where are they?

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.

Homeownership Still Falling

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

Can you remember what 1989 was like? The inflation rate that year was 4.89 percent. An average new home cost $120,000, the average income was $27,450, and the average rent came to $420/month. This really isn't an article about inflation though. It's about homeownership.

Higher Mortgage Rates, REITS and Investors

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Don't you wish you could lock in a mortgage rate for the next year while you decide when and where you want to buy, or until you get that down payment together?

A Letter to My Children For When Life Gets Hard

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

There are going to be days that hurt and hollow you out. Those days are the kind you sit staring at a computer, at the wall or out of a window, just looking, but not seeing anything.

5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Digital technology allows kids to share their work with a wider audience and even collaborate with far-flung partners (an essential 21st-century skill). If they're really serious, social media can provide essential feedback for kids to hone their craft.

Technology's Adverse Effect on Romantic Relationships

Steven Petite | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Steven Petite

The more we mistreat people online, the more disconnected we become with our fellow humans. We often times use technology as a crutch to mask our own insecurities, but by playing into that idea, we create even more insecurities for others.

You Are Beautiful Today

Caurie Putnam | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

I'm going to let you in on a big secret: You are beautiful today. It's taken me 39.10 years to figure this out, but now that I have, I have to share. Here's how I figured it out.

30 Is Bigger Than I Thought

Abby Draper | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Abby Draper

I understand life changes every day, every month and every year, but in my experience and understanding, there is a certain newfound confidence at 30. You sort of have shit figured out, or at least are starting to, which is why it's really enjoyable to watch others' find the same peace.

Foreclosures Up and Down -- Zombies Up

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

RealtyTrac is a leading resource for foreclosure information and statistics. According to RealtyTrac, foreclosures decreased again in February, dropping to their lowest level since July 2006. As of February, the rate represented one out of every 1,295 housing units.

Use National Real Estate Sites for Info -- Get Local for Deep Research

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

Looking for a home to buy? If so, you can't find a better place to start, and likely end, your search than the Internet. Almost everything you need to know to zero in on a few top-of-the-list homes for consideration is on one or more websites.