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Mar 23, 2018 9:00 am
How to Find the Best Hibachi Grill for Your Home
Hibachi grill cooking at home is becoming more and more popular every day, which naturally begs the question: What is the best hibachi grill for home? Hibachi grill cooking at home is very much...
Mar 22, 2018 7:00 am
Simple, Effective Steps to Prevent Burning Out
I normally like to think of myself as a pretty high-energy kind of person, but not long ago I found myself dangerously close to burning out. For months, I had been moving full-speed ahead, and...
Mar 21, 2018 11:13 am
My Life Mantra Is Inspired by the Time My Daughter Threw Up for 24 Hours Straight
My daughter recently fell victim to the worst stomach bug I’ve ever witnessed, and the unexpected lesson I learned from this horror of a night is priceless. You know those moments when the kids are...
Mar 21, 2018 10:00 am
5 Ways to Do Yoga at Your Desk Without Looking Like a Total Weirdo
Yes, you can do yoga right at the office — and it doesn’t have to mean contorting on your desk or drawing attention to yourself like a circus act. Yoga is an age-old tradition for a healthy...
Mar 19, 2018 9:00 am
Dear World: My Grief Is Not Contagious
In December 2017, I was in the UPS store waiting in line with my prewrapped package when I spotted the parent of a boy my daughter had gone to school with for years. Her back was turned, but it...
Mar 19, 2018 8:00 am
Staying Fit With Age: Advice From an Orthopedic Surgeon Who’s Seen It All
As we grow older, our hair gets grayer, our wrinkles get deeper, and our bones get weaker. Aging is an inevitable part of life, after all — but that doesn't mean we should stop moving. If anything,...
Mar 14, 2018 8:00 am
9 Ways to Make New Friends When You’re Not a Naturally Social Person
If you’re single and older (like me), the majority of your friends are either in serious relationships or married with kids. While you’re probably genuinely happy for them, it also means they’re...
Mar 13, 2018 9:00 am
8 Signs You Might Be Perimenopausal
In the fabulous Amazon show The Other F Word — does the “F” stand for 40s, 50s, female, friendship? Yes? — one character in her late 40s with a much younger boyfriend makes an appointment with her...
Mar 12, 2018 1:10 pm
11 Times It's Perfectly Okay to Bribe Your Kids
The word bribe tends to have a negative connotation; it suggests that you’re trying to get someone to do something they wouldn’t otherwise want to do. But it doesn’t have to mean this. As a...
Mar 12, 2018 8:00 am
Drop the Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Mentality and Live the Life of Your Dreams
It was a day that was supposed to be full of promises. A day of new beginnings. My beautiful white dress was ready. The flowers were ordered, the cake was being embellished, and the caterers were...
Mar 10, 2018 10:00 am
How I Knew: 9 Women on When They First Entered Perimenopause
Aria was 40 when she woke in the middle of the night so hot she felt as if she were in a sauna and sweating so profusely that her t-shirt was drenched. When it happened again a few weeks later, she...
Mar 8, 2018 2:52 pm
How to Get Easter Egg Dye Off Your Hands Without Harsh Chemicals
With Easter right around the corner, there’s a good chance you’re already thinking about how to get Easter egg dye off hands. Because let’s face it: You can’t skip the egg coloring party,...
Mar 6, 2018 5:00 am
Read an Exclusive Excerpt From Kathie Lee Gifford's New Book, 'The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi'
In her latest book, The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi ($14.99, Amazon), Kathie Lee Gifford writes of her personal journey walking along ancient paths in Israel, as well as her studies of ages-old...
Mar 4, 2018 4:00 pm
Avoid Mom Guilt at Work by Practicing the 'Three Ps'
It is 8:45 a.m. and I'm just settling in to my office at work. I have a fresh coffee, a quiet office, and a to-do list to last a few months. I stare at the list and fall into a daze, staring at the...
Feb 27, 2018 3:02 pm
That "Bowling Ball" Breast Feeling: What Your Breast Pain Means
Shannon, 41, from Los Angeles, knows all too well the discomfort of painful breasts. “During my period, my breasts feel extremely heavy, especially at night. Sometimes I wear a bra when I go to...
Feb 27, 2018 7:00 am
6 Reasons I'm OK With Raising a Quitter
A couple of weeks ago, my 13-year-old son quit the basketball team in the middle of the season. It made me proud. Wait a minute. As parents, aren’t we supposed to encourage our kids to never give...
Feb 25, 2018 7:00 pm
How to Find the Best Electric Pressure Washer for Your Budget
Tired of looking at your weathered deck or riding around in your dingy car? A pressure washer is the perfect tool to get things clean and looking like new. However, finding the best pressure washer...
Feb 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Like It or Not, Weight Watchers' Teen Program Addresses Childhood Obesity
When Weight Watchers recently announced their new teen program, the critics came out in full force. Even though the program would be free and require parent or guardian consent, there were a lot of...
Feb 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Layers, Yoga Pants, and a Sense of Humor: What to Wear During Perimenopause
“You’re wearing that?” my friend Rachel asks me. She’s come to pick me up, and we’re standing in the foyer of my house. I look down at myself, feeling as if I’m 15 and my mother is calling me out...
Feb 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Four Ways to Break Out of Your Tired Routine
Our society tends to mold and shape children into tamed, domesticated adults. We’re taught from a young age that there’s a certain plan for us, and if we do our best to follow the rules, it will...