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How to (Try to) Not Take Things Personally


We all have our soft spots—the tender underbellies of our psyche. But to the hypersensitive among us, a gentle poke can feel more like a thwack from a meat tenderizer.

What Is a Bailiwick?


Have you ever asked someone for a favor and been told, “That’s not my bailiwick”? If so, they turned you down.

English 'Side' Words


We may talk a lot of turkey during the holiday, but US Thanksgiving is really all about the sides. Yes, we pile our plates with mashed potatoes and green beans, but we also feast on the many other great sides the English language has to offer.

When to Worry About Your Blood Pressure


If you’ve been following the news, you know that there’s some hype about the new blood pressure guidelines that were just released by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA).

Car Loan or Lease? 6 Tips to Know Which Option Is Best


For many people, the cost of financing or leasing a vehicle is one of your largest monthly expenses. Unless you live in a city with easy access to public transportation or have plenty of ride sharing services, you probably need your own vehicle to get to work, run errands, and have fun.

Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?


A new study was released that I know a lot of you are going to be concerned about. It seems that eating fruits and vegetables that are known to have high pesticide residues could make it harder to get pregnant.

Lia Huber on Finding Nourishment the World Over


Food writer Lia Huber brings us across the world on her journey to discover the roots of hunger and nourishment in the following excerpt from her book Nourished.

Can Losing Weight Make You Run Faster?


The authors of a recent study looked at how, among other things, shaving 100g off the weight of the runner’s shoes could contribute to a sub-2.

How Do Water Purifiers Work?


Research from the World Health Organization sets a daily water requirement of 2.5 liters per person per day for drinking, and 15-20 liters per person per day for cooking and hygiene.

The Best Tips to Creating a Basic To-Do List


We’re coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the Get-it-Done Guy, and there’s so much to prepare: parties to throw, Oreo ice cream cake to be arranged, episodes to be planned, and zombie reanimation powder to be ordered.

Busy Parent? 6 Ways to Maintain Healthy Self-Esteem


When we become parents we automatically change gears from focusing on our own desires and needs and instead immerse ourselves in the task of concentrating on whatever it takes to care for our family.

New Podcast 'When to Jump' is What Dreams Are Made Of


The Money Girl team believes that you can be wise with your money while also pursuing your loftier (and maybe riskier) dreams.

6 Ways to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person


Google “introversion” and you’ll come up with an alphabet soup of acronyms: INTJ, INFP, ISTJ, and many more.

Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too


To truly know that a word is a thing ever in flux can help us understand the language of the past—or why the language of the past can be so hard to fully understand.

What is the Plural of ‘Batman’?


Michelle, a language arts teacher in Culver City, asked, “What is the plural of Batman?” It’s a good question!

How Much Alcohol is Too Much?


Do you ever wonder if your drinking is out of hand?  Maybe you’ve stepped up your alcohol intake lately and are afraid to ask your doctor?

Over-Contribute to an HSA, IRA or 401k? Here's What to Do


It’s smart to use legal ways to cut your taxes and keep more of your hard-earned money. Making contributions to tax-advantaged accounts—such as a workplace retirement plan, an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA), or a Health Savings Account (HSA)—are some of the best strategies to save more.

What to Do With Fresh Turmeric Root


Most of us know turmeric as a brilliant orange powder used in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking. It’s one of the primary ingredients in curry powder.

Comfort Food to Bring for Any Occasion


Elizabeth Heiskell is a Southern girl who knows not to show up to a moving day, birthday brunch, or any other event empty-handed.

Get-it-Done Guy 10-Year Anniversary Sweepstakes Rules


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