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It’s Dressing. Save a Life; Cut It Out With the Stuffing Shit

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is literally in just a few days. It seems like only yesterday that summer was lighting a literal fire under so many folks’ asses. But here we are. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; you get good food and fellowship with family and friends. And speaking of good food, it’s […]

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When Is It Ok to Blow off Weddings, Funerals, and Other Major Milestones?

In an ideal world, maybe you’d love to spend a large portion of your free time attending the weddings, birthdays and other life cycle events of your nearest and dearest. But life, work, and geographical boundaries often get in the way, making it a tricky a proposition to attend every single milestone event for every…Read […]

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Use “The Four Cs” to Boost Your Happiness and Clear Mental Clutter

If you’ve ever found yourself compulsively refreshing Twitter for the latest god-awful news development—or caught in a vicious cycle with your non-negotiable afternoon candy fix—we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but your mind has been hacked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Need A Shoebox Full of Birthday Cards, Organized by Month

Have you ever heard of emotional labor? The concept has been around since the sociologist Arlie Hochschild defined the term in 1983. It’s essentially the work that we do, either professionally or personally, to regulate and present our emotions in a socially acceptable way—and to care for the emotional well-being of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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 What to Do When Your Kid’s Homework Is Too Hard 

Helping with homework is part of everyday life once your kid hits school age. For the first couple years it isn’t hard stuff, but you know that one day your kid will have an assignment that stumps them and you. Luckily, you have other options besides furtively googling the answer while your kid isn’t looking.Read […]

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How to Deal With All the Bullshit on Social Media

Social media is a firehose of bullshit, because it’s a firehose of everything. Essential oils cure all diseases! Sharks are swimming on Houston’s freeways! Okay, not really. Here’s why we see so much garbage on social media and what to do about it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Much Do I Have to Worry about My Dog’s Germs?

Dogs are fluffy, slobbering, pooping creatures that don’t hesitate to sniff (and maybe taste) any unknown object they see on the ground. So, if we’re trying to protect our health, is it ok that we let them share our home, sleep in our beds, and lick our faces?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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A Guide to Negotiating Paternity Leave

Impending fatherhood is a slow, rolling tidal wave of unfamiliar emotions. Even though the father’s emotions aren’t the main focus of the pregnancy, they are important to manage. That means mitigating potential stressors ahead of time so that you can properly enjoy the arrival of your tiny new family member. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Put Together a “Pick up Pals” List to Save You From Daycare Late Fees

You know the feeling, being stuck in traffic or on a crowded bus, racing against the clock to pick up your kid before the daycare late fees start to kick in. Next time, rather than stressing out, have your “pick up pals” contact list at your fingertips. You’ll avoid late fees and your kid won’t […]

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