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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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The Top 7 Most Inspiring TV Teachers

As kids around the world continue to put off their summer reading lists and inevitable Trapper Keeper shopping trips, teachers are already prepping to head back to school. And it's very likely that one of those hardworking people could be the biggest inspiration your kid's life. While we ca

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the

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Back to School – How to Plan the Perfect Carpool Ride

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? With a good carpool in place, you can save time and money. It just takes a little bit of planning and a willingness to flow with whatever the morning gives you. Here are five tips to help your carpool get off without a hitch.

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Roommate Citations Tell Off Lousy Roomies

If your roommate is exhibiting less-than-livable habits, don’t just complain — write them a citation.

Although they’re geared toward college roomies, these Roommate Citations from Neatorama work in any shared-space scenario. They cover lighthearted infractions, such as lousy taste in music and leaving an empty toilet-paper roll, plus more serious violations like poor hygiene and a lack of respect for personal property.

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Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop

School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care.

Here are five tips to make your child’s bus ride the best it can be.

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Best Sand Castles: 10 Beach Designs That Truly Made Waves

If people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, then what about people who live in sandcastles? After all, glass is just melted sand, right? Maybe they shouldn’t throw magma. Who knows?

The point is, it takes a special kind of sandcastle to inspire this line of questioning. The artistry, the scale and the craftsmanship all have to be second to none. You’re about to see 10 of these epic sand sculptures, so there’s no telling what you might start to think by the end of it.

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Amazing Water Toys: 10 Fun Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

From beach pails to water slides, you're never too old for a good summer toy.

While prices may have gone up a little since you were a kid, so has the fun factor on these 10 great summer water toys.

They're bigger.



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Use This Handy Trick to Battle Rude, Reclining Airplane Passengers

Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten knows that flying is uncomfortable enough (strict carry-on rules, awkward TSA patdowns) without a rude invasion of space by your fellow passengers. Cramped quarters on most airplanes make it downright inhumane to recline your seat, minimizing the already-meager leg room of the person behind you.

In an effort to avoid such problems, Weingarten created a printable card for travelers that asks the occupants of the seats in front of them to refrain from reclining.

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Fun Recipes For Your Farm Stand Purchases

Yesterday afternoon I opened up my refrigerator in search of something to snack on and found nothing but diet soda, beer, juice, water and condiments. So I decided to head over to the local farm stand in the Kohl's parking lot, to stock up my fridge. Check out a couple of clever things I like to do with my fresh fruit!

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Ladies, Why Do You Think Guys Take So Long To Pop The Question? [VIDEO]

I have heard so many women say they were tired of their man waiting to ask them for their hand in marriage. I have had a theory on this for years and finally there is a video that proves my theory!

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