Advice

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

How to Bring Paris to Your Picnic
How to Bring Paris to Your Picnic

After reading about Wendy Weston's growing "European Style" picnic business, I decided I had had… >>

How Successful People Approach a New Year
How Successful People Approach a New Year

Want to come out ahead in 2013? According to the Forbes.com article, "Ten Resolutions the Most… >>

Holiday Spirit: Top Tips For Charitable Giving
Holiday Spirit: Top Tips For Charitable Giving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, stories of giving are already making headlines, and those… >>

Gretchen Rubin's Tiny Secret to a Massively Productive Day
Gretchen Rubin’s Tiny Secret to a Massively Productive Day

Just wake up one hour earlier, argues happiness expert Gretchen Rubin in a recent Huffington Post… >>

Great Gift Ideas, from a Great Gift-Giver
Great Gift Ideas, from a Great Gift-Giver

I love giving gifts! And with Christmas less than a week away, I've curated a quick list of little… >>

GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students
GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students

From textbooks to devices to extracurricular activities, school is expensive. We can all recall… >>

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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… >>

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… >>

Facebook Apps That Save Your Social Life
Facebook Apps That Save Your Social Life

If you're reading this blog, odds are you can remember a time before Facebook. Now, however, the… >>

Dogs Get Their Day, and a Font
Dogs Get Their Day, and a Font

Between the nearly $1,000 chinchilla fur coats and the exponential growth of the organic dog food… >>

Do You Judge a Cat by Its Color?
Do You Judge a Cat by Its Color?

How could you think this face is spooky?! A new study published in Anthrozoos, the official… >>

Devoted Dads: We Salute You!
Devoted Dads: We Salute You!

Here's to all the great dads out there. Frank McKinney in Delray Beach, Florida, walked his… >>

Dad's Advice: Food with Family
Dad’s Advice: Food with Family

Of the many articles that pay homage to dads of the world, I particularly enjoyed this recent… >>

Colin Powell: The Meeting He'll Always Remember
Colin Powell: The Meeting He’ll Always Remember

In case you missed it, from our July/August issue: Colin Powell reflects on the wisdom he’s… >>

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

Photo courtesy of Youtensil.com Not-so-fun-fact: 40 billion plastic forks, knives and spoons are… >>

Buying an iPad Mini? Read This First
Buying an iPad Mini? Read This First

Before you ask: No, I wasn't among the mass of people who, despite a city hobbled by Hurricane… >>

Because Who Couldn't Use a Stash of Emergency Compliments?
Because Who Couldn’t Use a Stash of Emergency Compliments?

I wasn't feeling particularly down when my husband sent me this URL, just for an afternoon laugh… >>

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… >>

Avoid Disaster, Spot 'Sandy' Scammers
Avoid Disaster, Spot ‘Sandy’ Scammers

© iStockphoto/Thinkstock When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane… >>

Are Grandparents Clueless About Kid Safety Rules?
Are Grandparents Clueless About Kid Safety Rules?

First, a shoutout to my two-year-old’s four grandparents, who spend hours a week helping watch… >>