Easy Ways to Avoid Stress This Holiday Season

While the holidays are a time for joy and togetherness, the reality of the situation is that putting your entire family in one room together is probably going to result in a bit of stress.

15 Things to Bring to a Potluck This Year

Potlucks are a staple of the holiday season – whether it’s an appetizer party where everyone contributes a plate of tiny bites or a family holiday meal that’s gotten so large one kitchen simply can’t feed all the guests anymore. While potlucks may seem easy (“everyone just bring whatever you feel like!”), a truly great potluck requires people to make sacrifices.

Life in Money: How Much to Save for Each Stage of Life

Unfortunately for all of us, money doesn’t grow on trees. Unless you plan carefully throughout each stage of your life, you may find yourself broke at the end of it. Financial planning is the key to ensuring that you have one less thing to worry about when you retire.

14 Unique Gifts They’ll Remember This Holiday Season

The lead up to the holiday season can be difficult. It never seems like you have that many family members, until the time comes to make a shopping list for all your holiday presents. Then the number of gifts that you have to coordinate and buy can be overwhelming. Don’t fall into the trap of buying your gifts from those tempting end-of-aisle displays!

Stop the Stigma: The Effects of Weight-Based Bias

People who society deems as overweight are frequently discriminated against in the realms of education, employment, medical care, the media, and personal relationships. But because excess weight is considered to be unhealthy, whether that is true of the individual or not, this discrimination goes unchecked.

P’s and Q’s: How to Teach Your Child Manners in the Modern World

Even though a growing amount of our day to day interactions now happen through a screen, it’s still important to teach your children basic manners from a young age. You don’t have to enroll your children in charm school of course, but a little etiquette can go a long way. Experts say that manners can teach children how to be more empathetic, which will help them to better form healthy relationships in the future.

Death by Caffeine: The Scary Truth of Caffeine Overdose

Caffeine is a substance that most of us consume daily. It is often used to help individuals stay alert and energized. But, you may not be aware that, in large doses, it can be fatal.

Everything You Need to Know about Medical Alert Systems

What is a medical alert system and how do they operate? There are now many different types of medical alert systems available. This can make it overwhelming for those who want to be sure to choose the best option for their elderly loved ones.

The Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophical system which places emphasis on energy flow through one’s environment. It also borrows some beliefs from Taoism, including the yin yang principle. As such, Feng Shui is concerned with how the spatial arrangement of items in one’s home or work space may help to achieve balance and harmony.

Strange Bedfellows: 20 Weird but Delicious Food Combinations

Once upon a time, peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches were edgy and strange. Today, we live in an age of pushing boundaries and going where no chef has gone before. The following food combinations are so wrong, they’re just right. From contradictory flavors to complimentary textures, when you see these strange bedfellows you’ll first raise an eyebrow, then you’ll raise your fork and be unable to put it back down.

Should You Have Children? Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

It’s important to ask yourself a few tough questions before becoming pregnant, because once you’ve started down the path of adding to your family, you can’t go back. It’s important that you and your spouse are on the same page, and to make this easier, we’ve come up with a list of questions that will help you figure out the right time to start your family. Check them out!

The Riskiest Medical Procedures

As much as we’d like to think that all medical procedures end with a mantle full of get well soon cards, it isn’t always the case. Surgery, however routine, is dangerous business. Knives, rubber gloves, face masks, blood … it’s not for the faint of heart.

Save Bunnies on a Budget: Drugstore Brands That Are Cruelty-Free

You should also know that you don’t have to spend a lot on cruelty-free products. There are several drugstore brands that are surprisingly high quality. Some of them even offer vegan options. Below are a few cruelty-free brands you may want to try out.

You Could Be a Negligent Parent and Not Know It

Today, we’re going to break down a few common missteps that most parents don’t even notice. Things like negative speech patterns, off the cuff criticism, or being flippant with your child’s emotions can lead to problems down the line.

How to Deal with a Friend Breakup

It’s a hard truth to hear, but the fact of the matter is not all friendships last forever. Sometimes you bond with people at a job, or in specific circumstances, and once you’ve left that situation, often the friendship deteriorates as well. Or maybe you’re just growing apart from someone that you’ve been friends with for a very long time.