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Rules and Growth (and a Little Consciousness Thrown in

Alison Cayne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Alison Cayne

Ultimately, I believe in rules. Not rules for rules' sake. Not arbitrary or unnecessary rules, not punitive rules. It isn't as simple as needing to gi...

Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My daughter told me that she thinks that my husband is a lunatic. My husband tells me that our daughter is a brat. I don't know where to turn.

5 Rules to Creating a Romantic Valentine's Day

Chrisanna Northrup | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weddings
Chrisanna Northrup

We think there are millions of couples all over the United States secretly and not so secretly craving more romance, and while we can't order a quick long-term fix, we can offer a short-term one: Take advantage of Valentine's Day!

Learn About New FHA Rules on Mortgage Limits

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

"Implementing lower loan limits is an important and appropriate step as private capital returns to portions of the market and enables FHA to concentrate on those borrowers that are still underserved."

How to Attract a Partner In 7 Easy Steps

Stacia Pierce | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

You can exponentially increase the opportunities for running into your ideal partner if you try my attract-a-partner steps. I used these steps after my devastating divorce and in one year, I was remarried to my ideal man.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Opera Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.22.2014 | New York
Paula Froelich

Every now and then my pal Gus lets me play dress up and invites me to his amazing Parterre level box at the Metropolitan Opera. Inevitably, I almost...

Visitors of New York: We Love You. Please Follow the Rules.

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.21.2014 | New York
Paula Froelich

An excerpt from My Guide to NYC: Oh, tourists. I heart you. No, really! The way you walk hand in hand in hand, side by side by side down every si...

3 Parenting Lessons I Learned From White Water Rafting

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nicole Leigh Shaw

In preparation for our first float down the Gauley River 10 years ago, my husband and I learned three important lessons that we have applied to our lives and tried to teach our children.

Rule #1: Make Fewer Rules

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger According to Urban Dictionary--and maybe Liz Lemon--a deal breaker in a relationship is "the cat...

7 Vowels You Need to Stop Using If You're Over 30

Reductress | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This post originally appeared in Reductress.com. If you're pushing 30 and still using vowels like you did in college, stop talking, and start layin...

New Laws for the New Year

Global Yodel | Posted 03.09.2014 | Weird News
Global Yodel

Heads up. Things have changed. The New Year brings new laws, and in some instances new freedoms, in destinations around the world.

Holiday Manners for Kids

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Lisa Mirza Grotts

It's hard for kids to mind their manners at the holidays when so many exciting things are happening. But it's more important than ever to know how to act at this time of year, when friends and family gather to celebrate the seaon.

Nuking Obstruction: This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Nan Aron | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Democrats needed to act, and they did. The threshold for ending debate is now a simple majority and not a super-majority. It was an astonishing and historic moment.

Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Give the Rules That Govern Your Relationship a Makeover

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most relationships have a set of "built in" rules. Generally the rules fit into three different categories: rules that are spoken, rules that are unspoken, and those that are automatic.

8 Secrets of Undesired Singlehood

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It is scary to take a chance and go for what we want and compete, but when we do, we most often find it is well worth it to face our fears. We end up with a stronger sense of self, and we increase our chances of creating a relationship with the partner we really desire.

To Play by the Rules... or Not: What a Child Can Teach a Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Penina Rybak

We are living in the "iEra" where the question "why not?' has never been more relevant. I believe that one needs to be a lifelong student of the "why not" school of thought, to counteract inertia, boredom, and arrogance.

Warning: You'll Never Get These Items Through Customs!

Budget Travel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

There are a few no-no's that U.S. customs will confiscate if you try to get them past the border --some for health reasons, others for complex economic and cultural reasons. In the interest of saving you time, money -- and embarrassment! -- here are a few you should be wary of.

Life Is a Game and You Make the Rules

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Life is a game just like all the other games. The only difference is that life is the only game that we don't realize is a game. Each of us has made up, largely unconsciously, a set of rules (our values) -- based on our worldview and our beliefs -- and we think our rules are right and inherently true.

The Dinnertime Battle I'm Willing To Fight

Lyz Lenz | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Right now, every mealtime feels like trying to sneak across a mine field, in the dark, dressed like a clown. But it's a battle I'm willing to fight. Plus, dessert tastes all the sweeter when eaten in silence after bedtime commences.

The New Hollywood (Digital) Dating Rules

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

Here's where we come to what I call the 3 x Cs of dating your audience: create desire, connect and close the sale.

Stop Playing by the Rules and Calling It Disruption

Dustin Farivar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Dustin Farivar

I spend a lot of time with people who want to change the world and with people who actually do. The difference between them isn't intelligence, money, connections, or even force of will -- it's perspective.

When Should A Stepparent Discipline The Kids?

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

"I don't have to do what you say. You're not my real father/mother!" is a line that every stepchild worth their salt tries

No Etiquette for Saying Goodbye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

In middle age, we might have the mistaken notion that we'll be better at breaking up, more mature about it, able to face it and do it well.

The Singapore Diaries... Part I

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

My earliest memories of Singapore date back to the early '90s when I took my first trip there with my parents. I still have the (scary) memory of the cab driver warning us about littering or jaywalking.