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3 Life Questions You Should Ask Yourself

“We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience.”  -The Buddha Here is one of the great truths of life many of us miss in the constant search for something new: Experience alon…

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Opening Our Eyes to the Unloved

"We must love one another or die." -W. H. Auden   A near tragedy was averted by love this week in a Georgia elementary school when the school's bookkeeper was able to connect with love to …

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5 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Vacation

Summer is nearing its end, but hopefully you still have one more trip in the works, even if it is a short one. Make the most out of your final vacation of the summer by finding inspiration in an unfam…

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These Are the Startling Consequences of Childhood Bullying

  Bullying, it turns out, causes so much more than hurt feelings. In fact, as new research is showing, it can have dramatic consequences well into adulthood. And it's not just for the victims …

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Is Romance Dead? Hookup Culture Thinks So

"Romantic goals change from finding boyfriends to finding hook up buddies…a guy we don't actually really like, but we think he is really attractive and hot and good in bed."  -Student at U of Penn …

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Embarrassed by Your House? How to Get Over House Shaming

Ever feel like your house is too small? Too cheap? Not made from the right kinds of materials? Not enough for the expectations of the people around you? Dreading your high school reunion and the ine…

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Is Taylor Swift a Crazy Cat Lady?

Taylor Swift, the 23-year old songbird, is a self-proclaimed "cat lady." But is she really? Sophia, my 9-year old daughter (and self-proclaimed cat kid and Taylor Swift fan) and I decided to reall…

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What if Marriage Isn’t Your Thing?

You walk past bridal mags and flinch. Or you’re content just living together. Or maybe you prefer a bohemian, nontraditional, independent lifestyle free from any societal influence. Or maybe you haven…

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Dog-Friendly Hotels & Travel Tips

While traveling with my two daughters in Delaware, I decided to stay at a little B&B called the Lazy L at Willow Creek that was advertised as "dog-friendly." I do not have a dog, but I have two gi…

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How to Tell the Truth in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

People don't start out being liars, I think. It happens over time in all sorts of ways. Maybe telling the truth gets you into trouble. Maybe telling the truth could hurt someone. Maybe telling the tru…

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