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29 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

Calee Prindle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Calee Prindle

19.) You will not change every kid. Every kid will not like you. But, every kid must respect some part of you in order to learn from you.

In Retirement Planning, One Size Does Not Fit All

Catherine Golladay | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

Something as important as a 401(k) - a long-term savings vehicle that is for many people their largest or only source of retirement income - deserves the kind of care and professional management we employ in so many other areas of our lives.

Misquotations (And Other Heinous Things You Hate, But Hold Onto)

Marnie Nir | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Marnie Nir

You, I promise, have a list of hurtful things important people in your life have said. What if you pocketed the ones you did because you, in some way, agreed with them, they were somehow useful, they were, quite possibly, yours to begin with?

3 Relationship Secrets From Fifty Shades of Grey

Taylor Marsh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

As I learned in the trenches, the only thing keeping each of us back from satisfaction is our unwillingness to say yes to adventure that scares us and shakes our comfortable status quo.

49 Life Skills Every Modern Woman Should Have

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

This isn't the same world that our mothers and grandmothers grew up in, and although some things never go out of style (like good manners), a lot has drastically changed in the last half century.

Interview: Life Lessons and Styling Advice With Celebrity Stylist, Chiara Solloa

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Christina Scribner

Growing up in Miami, Chiara was raised by her grandmother who designed clothing and her mother who was a clothing buyer. Chiara's styling career started in elementary school, as she went thrifting for dresses for her school's production of Cinderella.

Advice to Authors on Characters

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
J Nelson Aviance

We want authors to write characters who take us on a journey and present us with questions that challenge our own beliefs and perceptions. And we as writers want to write the next Willy Loman, or even Harry Potter.

5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Get Your Kid Ready for Kindergarten

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

With the arrival of August, many 5-year-olds are hearing a special question: "Are you excited about kindergarten?" For parents, a different question may come up: "Is my child ready?"

A New Way to Shampoo

Yves Durif | Posted 08.13.2014 | Style
Yves Durif

You might rub the fake foam around to the back of your skull before you pile all of your hair on top and work the imaginary lather into the lengths of your hair. Then you rinse.

Desperate for Alzheimer's Caregiving Information? Go to Alz.org

Marie Marley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Need information and advice about wandering? Agitation? Hallucinations? Incontinence? Go to Alz.org. Need help finding an assisted living facility in your community? Yes. Go to Alz.org. Would you like to enroll your loved on in a clinical trial? Alz.org has an online feature to help you find one.

The 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

There's no perfect method or algorithm for choosing a mate. But according to the elders, taking a step back and asking these three questions about your relationship can help you avoid a tragic mistake -- or move you toward a long, fulfilling life together.

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States. 2. To work my way through college...

We're All on Our Way Out: 16 Pieces of Advice for Incoming College Freshmen

Laura Slater | Posted 08.08.2014 | College
Laura Slater

I don't have a younger sister, but if I did, this is what I would tell her, and what I wished someone would have told me.

8 Relationship Secrets From The Trenches

Taylor Marsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

How happy are you with the life you've created? Are you working a job you hate or building a career that resonates? If you haven't dealt with your own happiness all by yourself, stop reading now. If, however, you know what you want, this is for you.

10 Confessions To My College-Bound Child

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

With only weeks until my firstborn child leaves for college, I struggled late into the night, taking notes on all the ground I wanted to cover before he left.

7 Reasons You Should Date a Girl Who Travels

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Shannon Kaiser

Dating someone who loves to travel could can be a rewarding experience. People who travel are open-minded and often live with their heart wide open, which makes for great conversation and enthusiastic relationships.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

The Best Life Advice From My 99-Year-Old Grandpa

Jen Reeder | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Reeder

This year on the Fourth of July -- just three days before he turned 99 -- Grandpa donned an Uncle Sam outfit created by my late aunt Susie, hopped on a tricycle my mom decorated with red, white and blue streamers, and rode in the Claremont parade.

Why Your 20-Year-Old Self Wants You to STFU

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I realized that making peace with our past, with our crazy younger selves, works so much better than beating up on them or giving them advice. It makes us whole. It allows us to move forward and to age with gratitude and tolerance for ourselves and for others.

Small Moments Can Change the World

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

The power of no is simply profound. Sometimes the power is in not what you've said "no" to, but what you've indirectly said "yes" to.

How To Purchase A Gift Your Wife Won't Hate

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Here is the super-secret gift-giving formula that works every time. It even comes with an acronym, PATCH, as in, you will no longer have to patch things up after a gift-giving occasion if you follow this simple plan.

10 Real Ways To Slow Life Down As You Age

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When I was pregnant, I got tired of talking about having a baby. When I finally had my little darling, I became weary of talking only about nap time and Sponge Bob. Now I find I am getting a little frustrated with this whole 'getting older' thing.

6 Ways To Know You Love Yourself

Michael McNair | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael McNair

Self-acceptance takes work. You know this and perhaps, you even laugh at how ridiculous the criticism you give yourself sometimes, because deep down inside you know that you are your worst judge and that you have the power to be your biggest cheerleader as well. That's real love right there.

40 Words Of Wisdom Every Parent Needs To Give Their Child

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

I wanted to give my eldest a different birthday present this year and seeing that 'words' are what I do best, I chose to pass on some wisdom that I've learned over the years. Who knows whether they'll be listened to! Would I have listened to my parents at 24?

The 'Roommate' in Your Head

Alex Kip | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

When we think that this inner voice is us, all we're hearing is negative things over and over again on repeat, then suddenly we think we're a worthless person incapable of achieving anything. Not only that, but when this voice runs our life, we're not even living in this world.