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The Best June Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Grab a book for the road, tuck one in your kid's backpack for camp or pop a beach read in with the sunscreen. Wherever you go, bring one of these great summer reads for kids. Check out our picks for June.

Top 6 Sex Ed Lessons from 'The Bachelorette'

Em & Lo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

As sex writers, what horrified us the most last night was the group date in which the guys tried -- and spectacularly failed -- to teach a sex ed class to adolescents. Their embarrassment about the topic, their ignorance of basic anatomical and reproductive knowledge, their narrow-minded views of what constitutes sex -- these were all glaring examples of how far we have to go in terms of educating not only kids, but adults about sexuality.

My Advice to High School Grads

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

It's graduation season, and time for speeches. I'll leave it to actual accomplished people to say something inspirational and lofty. High school grads, I'm here to keep it real and give you more pragmatic advice. Here are the ten things I wish I'd known when I was heading off to college.

8 Ways Pinterest Changed Parenting Forever

Jenny Evans | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

In simpler times, you could call up your BFF from the OB's office after your ultrasound and tell her the gender of your baby. Now, people can only learn the gender when you release a giant box of pink or blue balloons that float up to heaven and later deflate to choke a baby seal.

50 Things We All Deserve From A Relationship

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

In life, you will find that you have to settle for many things, love should never be one of them. Here are 50 things we all deserve from a relationship.

An Open Letter to Young Nerds

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Okay, the biggest lesson I wish I knew at age 22 had to do with taking control of my own career. That means ownership of my own personal narrative, which has to do with personal branding and identity. Sure, that's a marketing-ish perspective, at odds with my nerdliness, but that's the human reality.

6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry, you're likely to hand over your phone. Which app will get you to the front of the line, be safe for your kid and possibly even teach him something?

How to Give a Great Commencement Speech

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

I pretty much talk for a living. And while that probably denies me much sex appeal, it has the advantage of making me something of an expert on what to say on various occasions. Graduation commencements are one such set of occasions.

In Defense Of Being Alone

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

We don't need to jump into the arms and beds of different people until one of them decides to stay for a little while longer than the rest. We don't need titles and commitment that's rushed, or done so for any reason influenced by others.

How I Dealt With My Contentious Loved One With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I loved Ed, but I just didn't think I could tolerate it anymore. Yet, I couldn't possibly end our relationship, either. First, because I loved him too much. Second, it would have been morally reprehensible. He couldn't have gotten along on his own for even one day.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Following Your Dreams

Sarah Julien | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Julien

I've learnt more since I quit my nine-to-five job to start my own business than in 10 years working in public relations. Like most entrepreneurs, I am an autodidact. I also surrounded myself with smart, successful people and learn as much as I can from them. Following my dreams has been a lesson in growth. Here are my top 10 life altering realizations

21 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Acceptance is critical. You will not get taller. He will not suddenly be good with money. She will always be sort of messy.

Making the Move From REITs to a More Active Investor Role

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

I don't want to make this an article about becoming a super fix & flip guru or even managing your own rental properties. What I want to help investors to do is to look at how they can exit REITs but stay in real estate as an investment asset class.

Flood Insurance Changes

Ryan Poelman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Real estate investors who have properties in areas requiring flood insurance need to know about changes in the law that went into effect on April 1, 2015. ROI and cash flow considerations make keeping up with cost increases important.

ALF Real Estate Investment - Assisted Living Facilities

Scott Yancey | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

The baby boomers are coming, and smart investors are checking out real estate investment opportunities. Current estimates are that 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day.

Top 5 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelorette' (Kaitlyn's First Dates)

Em & Lo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

"The Bachelor/ette" franchise may have finally been completely ruined for us last night after Amy Schumer's guest appearance during one of Kaitlyn's group dates. That's how brilliant she was, turning the show into what it really should be, what it was meant to be.

How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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

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.