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Bed sharing is No.1 cause of sudden infant death syndrome

Bed sharing is No.1 cause of sudden infant death syndrome

         If you have ever wanted to soothe your baby by letting the infant sleep in bed with you, you may want to reconsider. A new study says that bed sharing is the No. 1 cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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How women and men communicate differently

How women and men communicate differently

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10 ways to bring peace into your life

10 ways to bring peace into your life

        You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.

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School shopping on a budget

School shopping on a budget

Summer is here and all attention is usually focused on finding a summer kid's camp or going on a summer vacation together. While both of these are great things, especially for our sanity, we should also start to focus on school starting in the next couple of months. Many people wait until the last minute to purchase school items. When you have to purchase many things at once, it affects the family budget, especially for the single mom or dad on a strict budget. Here are some tips to help you start now and save.

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Older and wiser ... and prettier too?

Older and wiser ... and prettier too?

        Mirror, mirror on the wall, who thinks they're the fairest of them all? The answer may surprise you.

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Prince Charming fallacy hurting your marriage

Prince Charming fallacy hurting your marriage

        Everyone knows the story of Snow White. She gets kicked out of the castle by her wicked stepmother, goes to live with seven dwarves where her stepmother eventually finds her and poisons her, then she gets rescued by the handsome Prince Charming by the magic of true love's kiss.

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Updated: jul. 12, 2014 12:33 p.m.
Dream Boards: how they can enhance our lives

Dream Boards: how they can enhance our lives

        Athletes, motivational speakers, artists, and others in successful careers know the value of visualizing success. The Olympian's training is not only physical, but mental. In advance of the race, he visualizes lining up at the start; he hears the gun and sees himself running, then crossing the finish line first. By doing these mental exercises, he affirms his ability to win even before suiting up.

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Coping with a difficult co-worker

Coping with a difficult co-worker

      Question: There is a manager I have to deal with in my office who is driving me crazy. She creates problems out of thin air and blames them on me. She sometimes attacks me with ridiculous accusations. I'm apparently the only one with a target on my back, so no one can validate what I'm experiencing. I really don't know what to do. I can't leave this job and I can't have a rational conversation with her because she denies it all. Any advice?

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Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.

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3 simple steps for building financial independence

3 simple steps for building financial independence

        Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.

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Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

        Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

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7 ways to be more productive

7 ways to be more productive

        Being productive is efficiently reaching a goal. Reaching a goal is rewarding personally and socially, but many of us get distracted throughout the day or we learn to procrastinate responsibilities. Here are some tips to help with completing your tasks, reaching your goals and feeling the benefits of being productive.

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Why sex is important in marriage

Why sex is important in marriage

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Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

Press to continue: How video game tech is changing cancer treatment

At an age when most kids start school and learn to ride bikes, Nico Poux was fighting for his life. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 6, Poux has battled cancer the bulk of his life.

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How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

        Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

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Boomerang kids: why grads are still moving back home

Boomerang kids: why grads are still moving back home

        The economy may be picking back up, but college graduates are still moving back to mom and dad's house.

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Why some companies see their workforce as an investment instead of a cost

Why some companies see their workforce as an investment instead of a cost

        Being a barista isn't glamorous but it can pay more than similar jobs. Last week, Starbucks announced that it will offer a tuition-assistance program to all of its 135,000 U.S. employees that work at least 20 hours a week.

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Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

        There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers targeting convenience stores or banks. They are not thugs pointing guns and grabbing cash at gas stations. The billions stolen are part of "wage theft," and the culprits in the workplace are employers, not employees.

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Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

        Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? Why do those who have children have fewer of them? Why are more and more choosing to have no children at all?

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Am I a helicopter parent? 5 signs you need to learn to let go a little

Am I a helicopter parent? 5 signs you need to learn to let go a little

        The term "helicopter parents" first made its way into the lexicon through Dr. Haim Ginott's 1969 book, "Between Parent and Child." In his book, Dr. Ginott interviews a teen who complains: "Mother hovers over me like a helicopter."

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Ben and Jerry's debuts 'Saturday Night Live' flavors

Ben and Jerry's debuts 'Saturday Night Live' flavors

        Ben & Jerry's is adding two new flavors to its huge catalog of interesting and themed treats, this time recognizing sketch comedy.

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