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The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

A Life Lesson From My Mom, From Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

Posted 03.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked what the most valuable life lesson she’s ever learned, Whoopi Goldberg had a great answer. Whoopi’s mother told her, “If you're ok...

Why You Don't Have to Put Up With Cigarette Companies Targeting Your Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Today, tobacco products are banned from commercials and smoking is on the decline. But don't be fooled. Tobacco companies still spend almost $10 billion a year on marketing. And most of that goes to programs that make cigarettes cheaper -- meaning more accessible to kids.

Dear Em & Lo: I Got My Period During Sex and Am Mortified

Em & Lo | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

You turned a little spill into a scene from "Carrie." He was nice about it, it sounds like he would have been happy to keep going and he continued to text you. But you? You freaked out, stopped responding to him and have probably been acting all weird at the office.

6 Mantras to Channel Your Inner Hillary

L. Susan Zhang | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
L. Susan Zhang

While I don't know if it would've made me more successful, these mantras save me from a lot of angst and anxiety! Use these six mantras in your quest to become your own power woman.

When Your Sense of Security Is Gone

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

When you experience something so traumatizing, so hard, something so unbelievably difficult, something that takes your control from you: how do you then get it back?

The Unbroken Heart

Susan Winter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

I know a woman who has never had her heart broken. Something inside her insists upon her leaving the man before any emotional damage can occur. I marvel at this.

Moments of Moxie: A Weekend of Wisdom from Women (of All Ages)

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

As is my habit, I write down the ideas in my journal that I carry. And being at a conference filled with interesting women from all walks of life, I wanted to share some of the tidbits that stayed with me.

Ask Michael Cohen: 10 Old-school Nancy Drew Clues You're Dating a Jerk

Michael Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Style
Michael Cohen

When my girlfriends come to me for advice about the guys they're dating, I don't advise them from a gay point of view: I come from my straight guy "Mike" perspective, just like the guys making them insane.

Oscar's Men

Yves Durif | Posted 04.30.2014 | Style
Yves Durif

in the last few years, there has been a rebirth of style in the men's arena, and the attention is beginning to shift. Gentlemen on the Red Carpet are taking more risks

How to Get Your Babysitter to Stop Texting, Sexting, and Tweeting on the Job

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt -- something many of us parents don't know how to deal with: constant texting, Instagramming, YouTube-watching, you name it. So how do you dole out the rules?

3 Powerful Lessons We Can Learn From The Olympics

Posted 02.27.2014 | Divorce

By Cheryl Maloney for There is something universally inspiring about the Olympics: It brings us together as a country to cheer for ...

The 5 Traits Businesses Look For When Hiring Salespeople

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

One of my favorite questions to ask a potential hire is, "When do you think your relationship with the client ends?" I always have a few interviewees that tell me they are finished with the client after the sale, which is the wrong answer.

Top 5 Love Lessons From the Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Hometown Dates)

Em & Lo | Posted 04.27.2014 | TV
Em & Lo

Dudes: No sleeveless tees over long-sleeved ones (even if they're attached and it's supposed to be a "look"). In fact, better yet: No sleeveless tee...

Today's Buddha Doodle: How to Say No

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Smart Travel Advice: The More You Travel, the Bigger the World Becomes

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"The world is essentially a friendly place and the people you encounter -- whatever their backgrounds and beliefs -- are more similar to you than different from you," he adds. "Ask for locals' advice and help on the road, and your journey will be enriched in unimaginable ways."

Don't Pet Rabid Dogs (and Other Smart Travel Advice)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"I wish I could claim to be smart, but I'm not -- I only travel enough to make a lot more mistakes than the rest of you," he told me. "I've been arrested in three countries, ruined rental cars in four, and destroyed no less than five cameras in some of the most beautiful places on Earth."

For a Smarter Trip, Consult Your Concierge

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Instead of asking your questions on the spot, Chopra advises calling ahead of time and giving a concierge a chance to dig and do some research for you. Relay the specifics of what you're looking for, be friendly and respectful, and remember how useful a concierge can be.

Five Rules for a Successful Marriage (or So Couples Say)

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Rym Tina Ghazal

Over the past month, I collected about five broad points --that I dubbed as "rules" -- that were most often repeated by married couples in the UAE I perceive as "being happy" or content anyways

New Parental Controls Nix the Fear, Up the Features

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Parental controls -- the real, technical kind -- can support you in your efforts to keep your kids' Internet experiences safe, fun and productive. They work best when used openly and honestly in partnership with your kids.

What Kids Will Remember Forever From Watching the Olympics With You

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The Olympic Games can be such an inspiring and exciting time to watch TV as a family. But beyond the fantastic feats, breathtaking speed, and colorful outfits, there are plenty of opportunities to engage kids in deeper conversations.

The Best Advice We'd Give Our Younger Selves -- In 3 Words

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty

A few months ago, DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider revealed what she'd tell her younger self. "Get a hobby. Maintain your friendships. Hang out with other...

Growth Management: Balancing Employees and Workload

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Cassie Hughes

Hit it right and your team is busy, but not overwhelmed. Hit it wrong and you have a workforce spread too thin or worse, find yourself burning through reserves by paying costly overhead for people who don't have enough to do.

10 Ways Not to React to Someone's Coming Out

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathalie Vassallo

Well, some of us are lucky and do have understanding and supportive friends and mothers. But, for others -- and perhaps the majority -- the reality is a bit different.