Advice

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

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… >>

App Turns Chores Into an Adventure—Seriously
App Turns Chores Into an Adventure—Seriously

Some might say that the completion of worthwhile chores is a reward unto itself, but now there's an… >>

America's Most Misunderstood Dog
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog

For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less than enthusiastic about pit… >>

All Cats, All the Time: New Cats-Only Social Network Launches
All Cats, All the Time: New Cats-Only Social Network Launches

Like Pinterest? Love cats? Have a bunch of friends that are sick of your compulsive need to share… >>

A Sportswriter's Father, Remembered
A Sportswriter’s Father, Remembered

Have a dad? This moving essay by sports writer and Neiman fellow Tommy Tomlinson might make you… >>

99 Ways to Tell a Story
99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader's Digest, I'm taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One… >>

Three Treats for Book Lovers
Three Treats for Book Lovers

Are you a book junkie? Are you missing a healthy books section in your local newspaper, or craving… >>

This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift
This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift

Now's the time of year when everyone's compiling "best of" lists—mostly made up of bestsellers… >>