Advice

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

Changing a Bad Lunch Habit, One Bite at a Time
Changing a Bad Lunch Habit, One Bite at a Time

Not-so-fun-fact: 40 billion plastic forks, knives and spoons are thrown in the garbage each… >>

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Seven Amazing Hero Pets

Inspiring stories on four legs: These animals prove that some furry friends can make all the… >>

Hero Pets: A Pig That Calms Special-Needs Kids
Hero Pets: A Pig That Calms Special-Needs Kids

For special-needs students in San Francisco, pot-bellied pig Buttercup provides comfort—and a bit… >>

Hero Pets: A Herd of Elephants Mourns Its Helper
Hero Pets: A Herd of Elephants Mourns Its Helper

Connections between man and beast can run deep, as one family learned after saving elephants in… >>

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Hero Pets: A Little Girl’s Lifeline Is Her Dog

For young Alida Knobloch, loyal pooch Mr. Gibbs is a true lifesaver. >>

Hero Pets: A Lion's Big Heart
Hero Pets: A Lion’s Big Heart

Jupiter the lion may weigh in at 550 pounds, but his demeanor with handler Ana Julia Torres proves… >>

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Why Do They Do That? 5 Intriguing Big Business Practices

Why does Walmart have greeters? What's Facebook doing with your photos? Here, bizarre secrets from… >>

Fat Pets Get Fit: 17 Amazing Makeovers
Fat Pets Get Fit: 17 Amazing Makeovers

Does your furry friend need a diet? Chances are, yes: More than half of dogs and cats are… >>

This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer
This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer

During the week, I'm a magazine editor. But sometimes, on the weekend, I'm a farmer. WWOOF… >>

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Mitch Albom: A Siri-ous Disconnect

Mitch Albom says we're getting so cozy with our smartphones, we're forgetting to connect with each… >>

One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates
One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates

Regardless of whether or not last night's debate changed how you feel about the presidential… >>

Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!
Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!

Next time you have a pile of work to get done, find some baby animals to "ooo and ahh" over first… >>

Be a Rebel! It's Banned Books Week
Be a Rebel! It’s Banned Books Week

The Grand Central Library window (left) says it best: This week, fight against censorship and enjoy… >>

3 Smart Apps That Harvard Loves
3 Smart Apps That Harvard Loves

A recent poll of some of the hardest-working, tech-savviest bloggers revealed the tools they use to… >>

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5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>

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Cute Kids’ Halloween Costumes to Make Yourself

You don't have to fork over big bucks for that Halloween costume your child loves. Here's how to… >>

Genius Ways to Save on Gas
Genius Ways to Save on Gas

Did you know that 39% of Americans are considering a hybrid or plug-in for their next car? Even if… >>

3 Artsy Websites for Your Next Work Break
3 Artsy Websites for Your Next Work Break

If your workday is anything like mine, you're reading nonstop—online news, email, text messages… >>

How to Stop Facebook Over-Sharing
How to Stop Facebook Over-Sharing

You do it mindlessly. Check in here, tag your friend in a post there, read this, click on that… >>

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Four Great Books for Dog Lovers

I'll admit it: Dogs are my weakness. It wasn't always this way. But  I have a boy who needed a… >>