After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.
Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce.
What important truth do very few people agree with you on?
Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to living a long and happy life. Unlike some secrets, these secrets are meant to be shared, not kept.
As a working mother, it may seem that the days of peace and serenity will never come again. Whether it's packing lunches, rushing kids to the bus stop, rocking your day job, or making dinner and putting kids to bed, you are constantly on the go, and you are amazing. But you may not always feel amazing. In fact, you probably feel like you can never do enough for your kids, and you never get enough time or yourself. Well, here's a few tips that can hopefully save you some trouble.
Your job may cause you stress or frustration, but it could also be the best medicine. New research has shown that those with anger and depression can benefit from a stressful work environment.
My family makes it a point to take at least one, if not several family vacations a year. We love the bonding that is created by spending several hours in a car together, exploring a new city and staying up late chatting in a hotel room. Now, with that being said, it is not easy, nor cheap, to travel. It takes a lot of planning, a lot of saving and a lot of budgeting to make it happen. Here are some tips when it comes to traveling on a tight budget.
It's already September. Time to go back to school.
Having an affair is not even on your radar. Never gonna happen. You love your spouse and you'd never be unfaithful to her or him. However, you may be unaware of other ways you are being unfaithful. If these actions continue, you may find yourself on the slippery slope that leads to that never-intended affair and a sorrow you never wanted in your life.
Getting rich isn't too far out of reach.
A new study from Baylor University this week found that college-age men and women spend 8-10 hours each day on their smartphones, respectively.
Every life has its ups and downs, its highs and lows, times to ascend and times to fall back (urp . . . I'm getting motion sickness!) In other words, there are going to be times that you want to remember and cherish, so here is a list of nine of the moments you should look forward to:
I'm a little over 6 months away from turning the big 3-0, and I've taken a lot of time to ponder on these last 10 years and what lessons I've learned, trials I've overcome and how I have changed overall as a person. A lot of big things happened in these past ten years, getting married, having three children, graduating college, starting a career, becoming a stay-at-home mom, leaving it all to pursue our dreams, moving cross country and shifting our focus. Through all of this I've learned a little about life and a lot ...
I love observing people and listening in on conversations in order to get ideas for my articles. Some of the most interesting topics that people like to talk about are the differences between men and women. The other day I did a survey asking men about things that women do that drive them crazy, and I received a ton of responses. (It was obviously a topic they were passionate about.) Here are some of their answers:
Casey Lybbert's 6-month-old daughter is in day care five days a week. The monthly expense is unnervingly close to what the family pays for its mortgage.
In the 1775 edition of "Poor Richard's Almanac" Benjamin Franklin wrote, "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man."
Do you remember that first kiss, the first time you held hands or when you finally said "I love you?" These are just a few special milestones that commemorate relationships. In the 11 years I've been with my husband, we've shared countless milestones that we enjoy reminiscing about once in a while. For example, the ability to speak with our eyes after a couple months of knowing one another was an important milestone in our relationship. It highlighted how quickly our relationship had grown.
Marriage tips come in all shapes and sizes, from the desperately needed to the unasked for. A lot of times we know what we should do, but prefer to do what we "want" to do. In other words, we cave into our prodding anger or false pride. Or we act in ways we know won't bring a good result, but we go for it anyway. It's a lot like banging the TV on its side because the WIFI isn't working. Really? Does that ever work? It is always better to figure things out before reacting.
Could the end of cable TV as we know it be approaching?
Oftentimes, we say and do things unintentionally that give off negative vibes. When we don't think before we speak, our actions and words can be misinterpreted. Without realizing it, we can make our spouses uncomfortable.
The number of women in the workplace has declined 5 percent in the past 15 years, according to data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and experts and other data show the recession, workplace dynamics and a choice to be a full-time homemaker as reasons for the decline.
Last week, Adam Turville browsed through Anthropologie and J. Crew at an upscale mall, searching for a "meaningful and memorable" gift for his wife.
Rejecting a date offer can be too uncomfortable for people, which is why many singles cannot say "no," research shows.
I was impatient with my five-year-old the other day. All day long, it seemed, he dawdled, whined and did everything in his power to annoy me. I finally reached a breaking point trying to get out the door. I barked at him to "hurry up and put on his coat." Not missing a beat, my precocious little kid barked back at me, "Mom! Don't you know kids have bad days too?"
How many parents do you know pay their kids for grades? Are you one of them? Does it feel like a good idea to you?
It's not pleasant to admit I've committed my share of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of my mistakes affected not only me, but those close and dear to me. My mistakes came from a selfish place. I wasn't thinking of consequences or of hurting my relationships with family members. As time passed, the mistakes caught up with me. I learned some tough lessons, and if the opportunity had presented itself then, I would have rectified each wrongdoing in an instant-but it was too late.
"My husband told me that, if things don't change, he's thinking about a divorce."
Ask any parent of a teenager about their child's use of apps connected to the Internet and you will probably receive some jaw-dropping comments.