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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?

This Is Why Plumbers Rule The World

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I had to smile when a colleague emailed that she had to work from home that day because she needed to wait for the plumber. She's a virgin home owner, which is to say that when she and her husband bought their first house just a few months ago, she hadn't a clue what bidding adieu to a landlord meant. Mostly what it means is that you spend a lot of time waiting for plumbers.

Enlightenment Is Where You Least Expect It

Mia Hansson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mia Hansson

I also thought I'd try an experiment. Whenever I found myself miserable about cleaning, I would turn it around 180 degrees and decide to be happy doing it. To my shock, it worked immediately! I was happy because I'd decided to be happy! If only I'd discovered this simple knack 20 years ago.

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.

How To Fit Fitness Into What You Already Do Every Day

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Pavini

We often start the day with the best intentions to get to the gym, go for a power walk, or make it to yoga class. Then life gets in the way. When we have to work late, fold piles of laundry and complete a mile-long list of errands, the workout is often the first to go. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to burn calories throughout your daily routine.

Splitting Household Chores May Lead To Better, Hotter Sex

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

Earlier this year, The New York Times published a controversial piece that suggested that when men pitch in with household chores -- as opposed to wom...

8 Ways To Use Baking Soda Outside The Kitchen

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Women spend about $426 billion on beauty products each year. You can forgo the expensive products and still look and ...

Women Clock Nearly An Hour More Of Housework Than Men Each Day

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women

While women have made impressive strides towards narrowing the pay gap and shifting the balance in workplace leadership, we're still lagging when it c...

What Makes a 'Good Dad' This Father's Day?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Sari Eckler Cooper

While in the past a good dad was the man who played catch, led Scout trips and brought home the bacon, new generations of fathers are facing more and at times more nuanced expectations when it comes to what their wives and society

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

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...

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

Parents vs. Legos

Samantha McGarry | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

I hate that Lego pieces have this way of breeding, like little horny plastic bunnies -- and then liberally distributing their spawn over every surface of my home.

7 Ways Your House Is Making You Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It often starts when someone retires, says Jeff May. All of a sudden, the retiree is spending a lot more time in his ...

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.

Affirmations for the Married Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

It's 2014. These days, more women and men view the egalitarian marriage -- in which partners share the work at home -- as a goal for themselves.

One Genius Way To Stop Having The Same Old Fight

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Once you see how capable, organized, thoughtful and careful your child is when you're not in charge, it might be easier to let him step out of his (and your) comfort zone at home.

Bonding With a Box Store

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Bonni Brodnick

The person serving mini-tacos samples showed complete politesse when I circled back for the fifth time.

Here's All The Proof That You Need That There's Nothing Sexier Than A Man Who Cleans

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Gone are the days when all women were expected to be bustling domestic goddesses, while men were expected to bring home the proverbial bacon. Today, w...

LOOK: This Plate Will Change Your Life In One Awesome Way

Posted 12.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

We've seen the future and it's pretty amazing, thanks to an invention by Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine who has created a way to do away with ...

Three Easy Daily Cleaning Tips, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart keep her house clean? She shared some great tips for easy daily cleaning to keep your home fresh. If it's cool enough outsi...

10 Chores That Can Help You Lose Weight

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Hate the idea of going to the gym or lifting weights? Then consider the chores you do every day. Do enough vacuuming,...

Study Finds Clean Sheets Are A Huge Turn-On For Women

Posted 11.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Candles are a conventional home accessory for getting your partner in the mood for sex, but a new survey conducted by British entertainment brand Mecc...

6 Tools For Sharing Chores and Childcare With Your Partner

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Kristin Maschka

If you would like to work more as a team with your partner, these six tools can help you get out of the rut of managing family tasks yourself so you can reap the benefits of sharing responsibility.

Follow These Simple Steps to Turn Your $10 DIY Home Repair Into a $360 Emergency Plumbing Bill

Eva Moon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

I could still hear a little hiss, like it wasn't all the way off, but it looked like it was off. I turned the handle a little harder. No change. Harder. The water started coming out of the hose faster. I turned it the other way. No change. Turned it back. The stream became a torrent.