Advice

We rounded up the best advice from the experts on pets, money, travel, work, parenting, love, and more.

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Relationships

This Simple Test Can Predict The Future of Your Relationship

Will a couple who paddles a canoe together stay together? >>

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Parenting

10 Parenting Tips From Susan Sontag’s Journal In 1959 That Still Ring True Today

The writer Susan Sontag gave birth to her son, David Rieff, in 1952. After his mother died in 2004… >>

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Pets

7 Photos That Prove There’s Nothing Better Than Being a Dog on Cape Cod

For our four-legged friends, heaven is a place called Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Just take a look at… >>

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Pets

Can Your Dog Read Your Mind? 13 Astounding Secrets Your Dog Knows About You

Dogs notice when you're sad, mad, or suspicious. They can even detect cancer. Turns out, dogs know… >>

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Saving Money

6 Things to Absolutely Always Buy at Big-Box Stores (And 4 to Get at Retail)

Need prescription drugs? Cleaning supplies? Here's when warehouse club prices are worth it, and… >>

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Parenting

20 Silent Thoughts Your Babysitter Has About You, But Won’t Say To Your Face

From what they know about your marriage (hint: it's a lot!) to your parenting habits that drive… >>

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Travel

7 of America’s Most Stunning Trails to Hike Right Now

Be warned: These gorgeous photos of our National Scenic Trails may fill you with the irresistible… >>

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Relationships

So, That Friend Who Won’t Stop Talking? How to Deal With a Chatterbox

Over-talkers dominate dinner parties and hijack work meetings. Here, effective strategies to deal… >>

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Parenting

8 Quiet Signs of Someone Drowning

Drowning doesn't mean flailing arms and calling for help. Knowing these silent signs of drowning… >>

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Saving Money

6 Easy Life Hacks That’ll Make Your Summer Breezier

Save time and money this summer with these homemade hacks for cleaning, organizing, and keeping… >>

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Relationships

11 Dr. Ruth Quotes to Boost Your Sex Life, Confidence, and Bold Thinking

America’s most beloved sex-pert—and Holocaust survivor, former Israeli sniper, author of dozens… >>

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Relationships

How to Be Polite: Here’s Proof That Good Manners Can Change Your Life

Paul Ford, a model for modern etiquette, makes a case for being polite—and explains exactly how… >>

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Travel

20 Secrets Amusement Parks Won’t Tell You About Saving Money and Avoiding Crowds

From how to beat the crowds to the real reasons rides get shut down, former and current amusement… >>

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Work & Career

4 Daily Emotions You Feel At Work and How They Can Make You More Productive

Happy? Sad? Anxious? Mad? Each emotion may be perfectly suited to improve your performance on… >>

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Work & Career

Naturally Successful People Do These 5 Things At Work Every Day

Small tweaks to how quickly you fire off emails, take breaks, and ask questions can make all the… >>

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Parenting

11 Early Reading Habits That Make Young Kids Love Books

How parents read to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can have a huge impact on how much they love… >>

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Saving Money

Car Insurance, Nightclubs, Dry Cleaning: Does Life Cost More for Men or Women?

Researchers in California once discovered that women in that state annually pay around $1,351 more… >>

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Work & Career

9 Important, Invisible Job Skills You Might Not Realize You Have

It’s not just the bullet points on your resume that make for a successful career. These little… >>

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Pets

4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes

Saving lives, comforting strangers, battling bears: Do dogs have instincts to help human beings?… >>

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Travel

The Little Life-Changing Habit Every Traveler Should Try On Vacation

Waking up early while you travel allows you to experience a new city in a whole new light. >>