Advice

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

The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts
The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts

Alana Chernila knows what it's like to try and get dinner on the table for her family, day in… >>

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Mom Advice: Deal With It!

In her own way, actress Vanessa Williams' mother showed her daughter how to learn life's tougher… >>

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Mom Advice: Make Them Laugh Hard

Legendary writer and director Garry Marshall continues to be inspired by his mother's passion for… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Keep Cool

Author Patricia J. Williams credits her mother with helping her gain the right perspective on life. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Mix Metaphors

His mother's unique turns of phrase sent a clear message to author Pete Nelson. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Be Proper

A simple lesson in manners paid off big time for Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Grow Up

Novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks learned all about taking responsibility from his mother's… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Fib About Gifts

A difficult problem grew easier to unwrap for author Patricia Volk after some reflection on her… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Fathom Men

In caring for her own children, novelist Martha McPhee saw more of her mother shine through than… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Marry Well

One simple pointer made all the difference in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen's… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Be a Lady

Author Lee Smith grew to recognize a darker side to her mother's guidance as the years went by. >>

The Happy Relationship: 8 Tips to Avoid Marriage Counseling
The Happy Relationship: 8 Tips to Avoid Marriage Counseling

Experts say for a happy relationship, it’s important to heighten and reinforce your sense of… >>

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How to Decode Your Cat’s Behavior

Solve your cat problems with this guide to understanding what your cat is "saying" and what to do… >>

13 Things Deals Sites Won't Tell You
13 Things Deals Sites Won’t Tell You

Attention shoppers: You'll get the best bargains on daily deals sites like Groupon, Living Social… >>

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15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)

Twilight and The Lorax aren't the only books meant for younger readers that adults can enjoy too… >>

The Introvert's Power
The Introvert’s Power

They probably wouldn't like to hear it, but introverts are having a moment in the spotlight as new… >>

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How to Keep Your Credit Score High

Here’s what to do to ensure your score is the best it can be. >>

Ask Laskas: It's Your Turn To Give Advice
Ask Laskas: It’s Your Turn To Give Advice

Jeanne Marie Laskas writes our magazine's monthly advice column; now you help counsel this couple… >>

Art Garfunkel: What I Know Now
Art Garfunkel: What I Know Now

Art Garfunkel, of Simon and Garfunkel, opens up on everything from Paul Simon to parenthood in this… >>

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13 Things an IRS Agent Won’t Tell You About Tax Planning

April 15, easy: Follow these tax advisors' insider tips for income tax help and stress-free filing. >>