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Startups and Relationships: How to get Them Both Right

George Vou | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
George Vou

My job now is to try to keep our startup alive; there are no trips and no cars -- there are baby puppies though. My girlfriend is now my pregnant wife and we live at her mum's place. Glamorous, no?

An Open Letter to the Mysterious Stranger Who Loaded the Dishwasher

Susannah Lewis | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Susannah Lewis

When I arrived home from church last night, I was shocked to see that the sink wasn't cluttered with plates crusted in ketchup or cups stained with sour organic chocolate milk.

6 Daily Irritations We Don't Talk About

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I am aware of what makes you brighten up and have those pleasurable magic moments. I am also painfully aware of those little moments that drive women of all ages just a little bit crazy and makes you want to rip your hair out.

Is It Too Late to Change My Boys?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I don't believe it's ever too late for much of anything when it comes to raising children. Still, old habits die hard; especially when the person in question doesn't want to change. Here are some thoughts for generating more selflessness in your sons.

Keeping It Clean

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Oh? You don't know what to do with that dirty dish of yours? Here you go kids...

How To Enjoy The Adventure Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

To truly have balance in life, we know we need to not only prioritize our mental and spiritual well-being, but also our physical well-being. But what ...

Can Giving an Allowance Ruin Your Child?

Daniel Britton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money
Daniel Britton

It may be a little controversial, but I don't believe parents should give their kids an allowance. Whilst I fully support children having and managing their own money, it is the ritual entitlement that is, in my view negative.

The Way Couples Divide Household Chores Can Make Or Break A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weddings

Taking out the trash, washing the dishes, or doing laundry may not seem like make-it-or-break it moments for marriages -- but according to a new study...

As Summer Approaches, Here Are 5 Ways to Get to the Fun Faster

Kylah Goodfellow Klinge | Posted 06.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kylah Goodfellow Klinge

Summer doesn't relieve us of the mundane chores and duties that too often keep us inside. These tips may help. Streamlining, automating and planning may not be the buzzwords of breezy fun, but they'll get you there faster.

17 Adorably Helpful Pets Who Double As Household Appliances

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Do you even need a vacuum, really?

5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement

Kristen Welch | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

Parenting is hard. Doing it in our culture is even harder. But it is possible to raise grateful, hard-working kids who put others first.

Why Not Letting Your Kids Do Chores Hurts Society and Me

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

My eye twitched when I read "Why I Don't Want My Kids Doing Chores -- Even If They're Age-Appropriate." The author recounts a tale of when her 5-year...

Perturbed By My Son's Procrastination

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My son is a horrible procrastinator. I can't for the life of me get him to do homework or even 10 minutes of chores without a major fight. Things end up taking five times as long as they need to. Any advice?

Two Reality Shows That Practically Clean My House for Me

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Angela Jamene

There are two shows I can turn on any time and I will start cleaning my house without even realizing I'm doing it. It may begin with wiping down a counter, but if it turns out to be a marathon, my whole kitchen will be spotless by the third episode.

Chore Schedule Strategies

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 12.15.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Is there a way for families to split up tasks without major fights and headaches? Fortunately, the answer is, "Yes!" But how you achieve that goal is a little different for each household.

Labor Day Weekend: 4 Reasons To Staycation

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Caitlyn Becker

The end of summer is here (don't cry -- there is another one coming next year, I promise.) While everyone is crawling through bumper-to-bumper traffic to squeeze in their last summer getaway, I will be staycationing at home this Labor Day.

Chores and What They Mean to Your Child

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Children learn things at the knees of their mothers that they can't get anywhere else. They learn about life and how to experience it. Parents really are the first teachers -- and, dare I say it -- the home is the first schoolhouse. As parents, we have embarked upon the journey of guiding a new member of our species into adulthood successfully.

Lisa Belkin

Apparently You Only Need 12 Minutes A Day To Bond With Your Child

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Parents

Not spending enough time with your children? No worries. A British drink maker has the answer: more than two dozen ways you can “reconnect” with y...

The Simple Thing Men Can Do To Improve Their Marriages

Posted 04.24.2013 | Weddings

The next time your spouse hides out in front of the TV instead of helping with chores, you might want to show him (or her) this research. In a stu...

Confession: I Have Nothing In Common With My Husband

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings
Holly Robinson

That's what marriage is: A complex dance where you and your partner don't just mirror each other's moves, but embrace the challenge of making up new steps as you go along.

Tips For Sharing Domestic Chores, From Gloria Steinem (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you convince your male spouse to pitch in and help with household chores? Feminist activist Gloria Steinem weighed in when she visited me on M...

Sex and Domesticity

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.10.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

"The most erotic thing a man can do for a woman is... the dishes." You've no doubt encountered this oft-repeated claim, or one like it, before. Yet, as always, reality is far more complex than the headlines.

Is Housework Sexy? Or Are Manly Men Getting More?

Barbara Risman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Risman

Research suggests that men who do more everyday chores actually report less sex per month then those who do less typically female jobs. Should husband's everywhere take off their aprons and have a beer while their wives stop off at the grocery store on the way home from work?

'Self-Maid Man'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I could never see myself in a little French maid's outfit, except on weekends while doing my household chores, and I don't suppose I'll ever wear one because: (a) I probably couldn't find something like that in my size and (b) I don't speak French.

More Sex In Store For Husbands Who Do More Masculine Chores Around The House

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty

Who takes out the trash the most in your house ... the man or the woman? Your answer could be a factor in how much sex you're having. A new study i...