Advice

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

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… >>

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Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive… >>

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For Budding Astronauts: Alabama’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Travel to Alabama to experience out-of-this-world adventures first hand. >>

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10 Weird Restaurants Around the World

From the underwater restaurant located more than 16 feet under the Maldives to the spectacular… >>

confessions of a con artist
The Anonymous Confessions of a Con Artist

A veteran scammer reveals how he made millions by ripping off unsuspecting investors—and how you… >>

Mr. Mom, Meet Alpha Dad
Mr. Mom, Meet Alpha Dad: A New Type of Father

In the ’80s, a stay-at-home dad was a punch line. Today, fathers balance life at home and the… >>

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13 Things a High School Coach Won’t Tell You

These insider tips from high school coaches across the country are guaranteed to improve your game… >>

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Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs

Generations of mothers are connected by a simple gift. >>

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How Rich People Think: 25+ Things They Won’t Tell You

Most of them weren't always rolling in it. Here are 25 tips from rich people on how to make your… >>

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Urgent: How To Properly Dispense Tic Tacs

I can't believe it. After all these years of enjoying Tic Tacs, I was shocked to find out that I… >>

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… >>

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Trouble Sleeping? Turn Off Your Gadgets!

If you're a social media junkie like me, that hour before bed signals quality time with a… >>