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Put Down the Bluetooth: Patience and Focus Can Mean More Money, Better Health

Stop texting. Turn off the IM. Self-control offers a host of benefits, including better health, more money and less jail time, according to a new stud...A new study shows self-control can be more beneficial than a high IQ.

Why Are Companies Still So Inflexible With Working Mothers?

Many years ago, I commuted every day, 45 minutes each way, to downtown Atlanta for my job. I was fortunate that I could afford to put my son in a top-...Why is it so important to companies that everyone work in the same place at the same time?

If Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, What Does?

About seven years ago, I was laid off from my job. I was a marketing director at a well-known corporation, and, after a wonderful career there, I ende...About seven years ago, I was laid off from my job...

Study: Working Mothers Have One More Reason to Feel Guilty

The children of working mothers are apparently at greater risk of health problems. Credit: Corbis This just in: Working mothers are t...Your kids are sick. If you're a working mom, is it all your fault?

My Inner 8-Year-Old Thinks I'm a Rock Star

Keep on rockin' in the me world. Illustration by Dori Hartley At 8, I assumed I had plenty of time. Plenty of time to get it all righ...What would your kid-self think of your grown-up self?

Rockin' at 50

"At that moment," recalls Betsy, "I knew I was at the start of a new journey. And I knew I wasn't going back." Credit: Betsy True
For most families in the northern suburb of Westfield, New Jersey, it was a typical Saturday night. But inside the Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre, as the stage crew adjusted the lights and the band did one final sound-check, Betsy True, an effervescent dynamo who most of the stay-at-home moms en route to the show knew only as one of their own, was preparing to step into her future.

What Would You Say To Barbara Walters?

Barbara Walters asked an uncomfortable question to Rachel Campos-Duffy. Credit: Evan Agostini, AP ParentDish columnist Rachel Campos-Duf...ParentDish columnist Rachel Campos-Duffy was a guest on "The View" recently, and Barbara Walters asked her the following question: "Did you ever think, 'I wish I had a career and I didn't have six kids?'"

When to Start Giving Your Child an Allowance

An allowance can teach kids a lot about money. Credit: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images
Giving kids an allowance has long been associated with also ...
Giving kids an allowance has long been associated with also giving them chores, but some say tying a regular sum of money to rewards or punishments can be detrimental to a child's future financial health.


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