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The most important skill to learn in your marriage

The most important skill to learn in your marriage

Remember when you were dating? There was strategy involved in "the game," and each move you made was meticulously calculated. In the end, you were good enough to win the prize -- your spouse!
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12 ways to know if you are in a healthy relationship

12 ways to know if you are in a healthy relationship

Though you are tickled to be dating your charming man, is your relationship a healthy one? In case you don't already have friends or family clueing you in about your relationship being unhealthy, here are 12 signs it's a healthy one.
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Could a humpback whale make your child stop interrupting?

Could a humpback whale make your child stop interrupting?

Do any of you parents ever struggle with things like bickering, fighting, interrupting, rudeness, disrespect and sibling rivalry?
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Different roles of mothers benefit children in different ways, studies show

Different roles of mothers benefit children in different ways, studies show

As long as women continue to have children, they will be making the choice to stay home with their kids or to work outside of the home.
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Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

Charges were filed this week against four cancer charities who allegedly misused millions of dollars of donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the suit represents one of the largest legal actions against charity fraud to date.
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Are your possessions stealing your happiness?

Are your possessions stealing your happiness?

We are in purge mode at our house as we prepare to move yet again. That means I’ve been digging through old boxes of stuff we haven’t touched in the last six years but have moved across the country three times.
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Stop fighting about money with your spouse

Stop fighting about money with your spouse

Question:
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3 reasons running makes you better than her

3 reasons running makes you better than her

It's too time-consuming. It's an exercise fad. I'm too old to start. My family will feel neglected. It's too cold; it's too hot. I'm slower than my toddler taking his first steps.
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3 secrets you're telling your friends that are destroying your marriage

3 secrets you're telling your friends that are destroying your marriage

We all keep secrets. Whether it's about what you really did on senior night in high school or what you really think about your boss, we all keep things secret that we don't want others to know. In a marriage, we try to get close to our spouse by letting them in -- and we tell them things we wouldn't tell just anyone.
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How do high schoolers get their morals?

How do high schoolers get their morals?

Kendall Coffey is a good person, at least according to her mom.
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15 things every woman should secretly whisper to her man

15 things every woman should secretly whisper to her man

My wife once said to me, "So, who is this Brad Pitt guy, anyway?"
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A letter from the world's most embarrassing dad

A letter from the world's most embarrassing dad

Hey honey,
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MOMentity: Embracing the AND in motherhood

MOMentity: Embracing the AND in motherhood

“You can be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it,” wise words from my mother.
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Is that soda in that sippy cup? It might as well be

Is that soda in that sippy cup? It might as well be

Whether it’s organic, local, 100 percent fruit or fresh pressed, the cup of juice clutched in your toddler’s hands might as well be soda. When it comes to sugar levels – in the form of fructose - there isn’t much difference between the two.
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5 things to do if you haven't been intimate in a long time

5 things to do if you haven't been intimate in a long time

Intimacy in marriage is often left undiscussed, or is nervously joked about, “Oh, we never have sex, but who does?” Many couples will experience at least one prolonged period of time in which physical intimacy is not part of the equation. Perhaps it's due to a difficult pregnancy or postpartum recovery, time apart caused by work schedules, other health concerns, or general marital discord. Whatever the cause, once a couple has resolved the issue, it’s not always easy to just pick back up where you left off. In fact, it can feel more awkward than the first time ... Read More
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Her baby died in birth, but this mother’s powerful hug miraculously brought him back

Her baby died in birth, but this mother’s powerful hug miraculously brought him back

After three years of trying for a baby, it was miraculous for Kate and David Ogg when they found out they were pregnant with twins. Little did they know, the greatest miracles were yet to come.
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4 ways to keep preschoolers active

4 ways to keep preschoolers active

A new study holds troubling news for the parents of young children: preschools might not be serving students' physical health needs.
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To the mother who can’t breastfeed

To the mother who can’t breastfeed

While I was pregnant (and even before that) I had every intention of exclusively breastfeeding my baby for the recommended time. I took a breastfeeding class and felt fairly prepared even though I didn’t know what it would be like exactly. I remember the instructor telling us that breastfeeding success was 95 percent perseverance and 5 percent technique. I wasn’t worried because I understood how important breastfeeding was for my baby, and I knew I wasn’t going to give up. I also remember getting formula samples in the mail and wanting to give them away because I ... Read More
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The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.
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5 questions you should ask your child every day

5 questions you should ask your child every day

If you’re a parent, you probably suffer from “broken record” syndrome. You know, that habit we fall into of asking the same questions day after day. Pretty soon, that routine “how was your day?’ receives an equally predictable “fine!” as an answer. A simple re-phrase of our daily questions can open up the door for deeper conversations and prompt our children to be more self-aware. So, take the needle off the record. Here are five alternative questions to spark better conversations with children of all ages:
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Census Bureau will keep marriage questions after all

Census Bureau will keep marriage questions after all

The U.S. Census Bureau has reversed itself on a plan to drop questions about marriage, death of a spouse and divorce from its American Community Survey. Academics and others had protested the proposed elimination of the questions as having a chilling effect on the ability to study trends impacting the American family.
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Why spend time with your kids?

Why spend time with your kids?

For years, sociologists, governments and parents have tried to determine whether the amount of time a parent spends with their child actually matters.
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Can you prevent divorce when everything is tearing you apart?

Can you prevent divorce when everything is tearing you apart?

Marriage is a huge milestone for any couple. Rarely do husband and wife plan to divorce, yet because of different circumstances, marriages sometimes reach an untimely end.
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Like mother like son: Family similarities appear in surprising ways

Like mother like son: Family similarities appear in surprising ways

I stood at the end of my driveway, watching as the water rushed down the road and swirled into a puddle right by my toes.
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4 ways to stop singing the post-wedding blues

4 ways to stop singing the post-wedding blues

When my three daughters were young, I tried to bribe them. "I'll give you some money if you'll just run away somewhere to get married and not have a reception."
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One infographic that will help parents conquer their fears of new parenthood

One infographic that will help parents conquer their fears of new parenthood

Some new parents experience anxiety when they have a child for the first time because they feel unprepared to raise a child. This anxiety can make parents stressed and lead to postpartum depression, or “feelings of sadness after childbirth,” which I wrote about back in March.
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Can your child overcome a bad name?

Can your child overcome a bad name?

Shield Marigold Anargyros
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Tradition: The key that helps a family grow

Tradition: The key that helps a family grow

When our kids were small, I thought we had too many family traditions. We had to do things a certain way on Christmas morning. The Easter eggs had to be colored just right, and the Bunny had to come and hide them in just the right places. And we had separate traditions for each person’s birthday.
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Are you the reason your spouse is successful?

Are you the reason your spouse is successful?

A merry heart goes all the day, your sad tires in a mile-a,” said William Shakespeare.
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Limping to the end of the school year

Limping to the end of the school year

At the end of the school year, I am always struck by how far I have fallen from the gusto of the first day of school.
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Cohabiting vs. marriage: does it affect children?

Cohabiting vs. marriage: does it affect children?

Intimate relationships are evolving. More and more often couples are choosing to cohabit instead of making the commitment to each other through marriage.
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Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.
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‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — For the first time, white dwarf stars have been photographed during the beginning stages of their 40-million-year migration, according to astronomers.
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U.S. marriage rate hits new low, may continue to decline

U.S. marriage rate hits new low, may continue to decline

The marriage rate in America has hit a record low and is expected to drop even further next year, according to a company that specializes in wedding and fertility trend forecasts. But some experts speculate that the headline-grabbing recent retreat from marriage may be bottoming out.

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Updated: may. 24, 2015 8:29 p.m.
The 6 species of breakups

The 6 species of breakups

“We broke up.”
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5 times thinking “kids will be kids” ruins your child

5 times thinking “kids will be kids” ruins your child

Kids will be kids -- it’s a phrase often heard as parents excuse misbehavior from their little darlings. It’s a cute adage, but can be harmful to your child’s behavior and development. Saying this phrase gives your child a “get out of jail free card” to escape responsibility and consequences. Unfortunately, this excuse is applied liberally to both minor and major mishaps, shortchanging you the chance to teach your child some valuable lessons.
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Joyful benefits of a woman’s group

Joyful benefits of a woman’s group

Women connecting with women has long been known to be a potential positive boon to all involved. Whether it's a book club, sport, hobby or self-improvement group, letting down and connecting with women may be just what the doctor ordered.
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The danger in pushing away your ex

The danger in pushing away your ex

You probably didn’t end your marriage on a whim. Maybe it was years in the making, or maybe it happened suddenly and the rug was pulled right out from under you. Whether divorce was a long process or happened quickly, as soon as the last paper was signed, you were probably ready to get far away from your ex.
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7 signs you are that horribly overprotective parent

7 signs you are that horribly overprotective parent

Kids face temptations to all kinds of reckless behavior. The world’s confusing messages besiege them. Who do you want raising your children and shaping their values? The media? Their friends?
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The one sure sign you've found the right one

The one sure sign you've found the right one

No one knowingly chooses to be married to someone they will later regret choosing. People who marry want to have a loving and lasting relationship with their spouse. Finding that person is the trick. However, there is “one sure sign” you may have found the right one. And it’s not all that tricky. You can tell right off and throughout your courtship if this person is right for you. Here’s the one sure sign:
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4 ways changing your password can change your marriage

4 ways changing your password can change your marriage

Your online routine could be helping you do more than you think. Whether you are logging into your computer at work or checking your social media pages, entering a password or two has become a daily habit. For some, passwords just need to meet a "7 characters, a capital letter, and a number” requirement, but these little passcodes could help you love your husband more.
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7 praises every wife should speak out loud to her husband

7 praises every wife should speak out loud to her husband

With all the articles out there, we know what we should be doing for our husbands. But in all the hustle and bustle of life, sometimes we forget. Wives should always be more complimentary and praise their husbands. We know this, and we feel a little guilty. No excuses are needed here; we just need to remember all the good things our husbands do for us. So here are seven praises we should tell our husbands and remember the secret: (whispered) praise them when they are not in the middle of a project.
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100 deadly days of summer: What you must do to keep your kids safe

Boaters at American Falls Reservoir in Idaho on Memorial Day will pass by a giant rock and a stand filled with life jackets. They’re free to borrow, but as the message carved on the stone face notes, “It’s only a life-preserver if you have it on.”
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Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

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Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

Top reasons couples divorce — and how to head it off

Certain life events can crack a marriage, from illness to job changes, infidelity to childbirth. And when babies grow up and leave the nest, it creates another stress-inducing shock to marriage, according to Time Inc. Network's health.com.
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Why husbands do things to annoy their wives

Are your husband's annoying habits being purposely aimed at you? Here are some reasons why they may or may not be, and what you can do about it.
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Why my mom is actually to blame

Why my mom is actually to blame

Embarrassing moments -- we have all had them. There seems to be an unwritten rule that requires all human beings to experience those blush-producing incidents that we commonly refer to as awkward. What makes matters even worse is that those incidents are usually self-inflicted. It is painful when you look around and realize that you have no one to blame for your uncomfortable situation other than yours truly.
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Exposure to more than one language can help children understand others' perspectives, study says

Exposure to more than one language can help children understand others' perspectives, study says

Children who are bilingual or exposed regularly to a second language may be more capable of empathy, a new study found.
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4 reasons you need to start acting like a child

4 reasons you need to start acting like a child

Being a good parent is serious business.
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Why Busy Kids Aren't Happier Kids

Why Busy Kids Aren't Happier Kids

Sibling squabbles and meltdowns are a part of parenting, but is your child the only factor to blame? Busy schedules full of sports and music lessons help cause those tears. Just like you, children need to time to decompress to avoid feelings of stress and fatigue. But this valuable free time is impossible to have with an overbooked schedule.
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