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Dec 14, 2018 2:30 pm
How to Reheat Lobster So It Still Tastes Sweet And Delicious
Leftover lobster can taste moist and delicious, but it can also end up dry and tasteless, especially if you don’t know how to reheat lobster the right way. If you have a leftover lobster tail or...
Dec 12, 2018 1:00 pm
5 Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life
Everyone has a book lover in their lives — that person who always tosses a couple of paperbacks in their bag, relishes in filling yet another shelf in their home with their favorite reads, and who...
Dec 4, 2018 4:30 pm
The Best Way to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken so It's as Delicious as the Day You Bought It
Although the holiday season is usually filled with main dishes like roast turkey and ham, there’s still something to be said for the ease of a “grab and go” chicken from the grocery store. For...
Nov 30, 2018 9:30 am
How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself to Others — And 5 Ways You Can Do It Too
You really need to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others. My counselor was on to something when she spoke those words to me. I was constantly looking around at other women and taking note...
Nov 20, 2018 4:30 pm
11 Best Aromatherapy Diffusers to Relax Your Busy Mind
Yes, it's possible — you can improve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being with the best aromatherapy diffusers for your home. Aromatherapy uses concentrated essential oils, such as...
Nov 20, 2018 12:30 pm
8 Ways Perimenopause Actually Makes Life Better, From Women Who've Been There
“Life is so much better!” says Lynn C, age 61, of Minneapolis. “Many things are so much better in my life now,” writes journalist Dorri Olds, 56. Kathy A., age 58, of Los Angeles, says, “I’m more...
Nov 12, 2018 2:30 pm
I Spent My Hard-Earned Cash on a Jerk in the Drive-Thru to Teach My Kids a Lesson
“Hey, lady! You can move your damn car up now!” The silver-haired man behind me leaned out the window of his fancy, expensive truck and rudely yelled at me. Without much thought, I reacted....
Nov 12, 2018 11:30 am
Perimenopause Is Turning Me Into My 15-Year-Old Daughter
“She must have had a bad day,” my husband says, referring to our teenaged daughter, nodding his head up the stairs. He’s sitting at the dining table, sorting mail; I’ve just come down the stairs in...
Nov 9, 2018 5:30 pm
The Best Mattress Toppers for a Restful Night's Sleep
How can you make sure you hit the pillow every night to get the rest you need? Create a soothing environment by adding the best mattress topper for your bedroom. The right one can help alleviate...
Nov 7, 2018 1:30 pm
How to Clean Up Quickly After All the Thanksgiving Dinner Guests Have Gone
There’s no doubt about it: cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner is the worst part of Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve worked hard to prepare a delicious meal for the family, cleaned the house from top...
Nov 5, 2018 7:30 pm
The Good, Bad, and Ugly Truth About My First Brazilian Wax
My first Brazilian wax started on a whim. I was searching for something on Groupon when I saw it advertised. I thought about my upcoming vacation (I was going on a Caribbean cruise), and I...
Nov 5, 2018 11:30 am
How to Kindly and Effectively Talk to an Older Relative About Giving Up the Keys for Good
My daddy loved his little red truck. At 90, he still drove it around the small town where he lived, going to church, to the grocery store and to the garden center to pick up plants for his yard....
Nov 4, 2018 9:30 pm
5 Signs You Might Be a 'Lawnmower Parent'
When our daughter was a baby, my husband and I practiced “attachment parenting,” which means that we wore her in a Baby Bjorn, she fell asleep in our arms and in our bed, and I nursed her whenever...
Nov 3, 2018 9:00 pm
Are You Hindering Your (Adult) Children by Helping Them Too Much?
Does helping someone actually hinder them in the long run? This is a question I have been assessing for many years. I am the child of two immigrant, hardworking individuals who came to Canada with...
Nov 1, 2018 11:36 am
How a 'Decluttering November' Can Transform Your Whole House Before the Holidays
Like many Americans, I like to shop. I enjoy hunting through thrift stores, antique malls, and vintage shops, searching for treasures. I make online purchases. And I buy new items in...
Oct 31, 2018 11:42 am
7 Things to Consider Before an Aging Parent Moves In
If it’s time to consider inviting your aging parent to move in with you and your family, be prepared for your life to change in ways you never expected. However, with the help of our experts, you...
Oct 30, 2018 5:30 pm
5 Lessons My Stepkids Have Taught Me About Unconditional Love
I’ve done some nerve-wracking things in my life. But meeting my future stepchildren for the first time had my stomach in knots I’d never experienced before. Knocking on the door of my boyfriend’s...
Oct 29, 2018 7:30 pm
'I Feel Stuck': How to Keep Going When You're Totally Overwhelmed and Can't Focus
You know that feeling of having so much to do that you just don’t know where to start? I know it all too well, and I’m surely not the only one. It simply makes you feel stuck. I’m not going to...
Oct 29, 2018 11:30 am
10 Signs Your Aging Parent Shouldn’t Live Alone Anymore
Before Linda Barlaam’s mom had a stroke in 2014, there were some definite signs that she shouldn’t live in her two-bedroom condo anymore. For example, her focus was so off that the family was...
Oct 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Under One Roof: How to Keep the Peace in a Multigenerational Household
If you're asked to picture a typical American home, you'll probably imagine a single-family dwelling holding a mom, dad, kids and maybe a family pet. That picture isn't as typical as it once was....