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6 Things I Let My Third Child Do

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

I used to get so annoyed when outdoor toys found their way indoors: sand buckets and pool noodles, hula hoops and soccer balls, the tricycle, the scooter. Now, I just take three deep breaths and look away.

Rules of Life

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

In primitive societies when the organizing principles were pretty simple, there were some basic rules that were strictly followed. For example, the ma...

What You Can Learn From (Yes) Duggar Family Dating Rules

Ravishly | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Ravishly

You don't have to birth 19 kids, be a Christian, wear a purity ring, have long-ass hair, or agree with any of the politics of the Duggar family to apply their rules about dating and courtship to your own life.

How The Giver Gets It Wrong

Charles Alexander | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.

Anticipatory Anxiety Sucks

Maria Senise | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

To my unpleasant surprise, I was told that I have to interview to substitute teach in the school district I've been working for the past five years. I...

Why Rules Matter

Gary A. Olson | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

It is not that compassion and flexibility are bad; it is that in violating rules and deadlines, other people might be injured or disadvantaged.

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.

We Can't Do That Here

Gary A. Olson | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

Knowing whether your proposed change would be governed by an institutional rule or a policy, or if it is merely a matter of procedure, is important.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

To the CEO of Cracker Barrel

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Tony Posnanski

Joe did not give money from the register. Joe did not give away merchandise. He gave away a corn muffin that is given to almost every person that walks into Cracker Barrel. Not only that, but he gave it to a man that was hungry.

Will Proposed Airline Rules Really Help Passengers?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

At 36,361 words, the document laying out the latest proposed Transportation Department passenger protection rule is an epic, a few pages longer than Franz Kafka's novella "The Metamorphosis."

Excellence in Executing: Business Owners' Code of Conduct

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

I firmly believe that if these general rules are applied on a daily basis, growth and success are inevitable for your company as well.

NHL Rulebook Is a Mess: 3 Needed Fixes

Paul Stewart | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

Before the current Stanley Cup playoffs started, I predicted that Rule 69 (Goaltender Interference) was going to be a trouble spot in the postseason. It didn't take a psychic to successfully make that prediction.

Tips on Living With a Lot of Roommates

Uloop | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Uloop

Having more than one roommate/housemate can be an even tougher challenge, but here are some tips that will hopefully help you make the most out of your situation.

Rules and Growth (and a Little Consciousness Thrown in

Alison Cayne | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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 05.04.2014 | 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...