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What’s in Your Five-Year Plan for Work and Life?

When was the last time anyone asked about your five-year plan? Most likely, it happened during your last job interview, and you haven’t thought of it since. But why not? A five-year plan creates...

Celebrating the Holidays With Adult Children

Nostalgia can be tricky, especially around the holidays. The sights, sounds and smells of the season can transport you to another — perhaps much simpler — time. And for many, these recollections can stir...

Job Skills You Must Master to Succeed at Work

Go on, claim it: this year is your year to shine at work. And while you can learn certain job skills in a traditional classroom, soft skills (such as self-motivation and time management) aren’t...

How Becoming a Foster Parent for Animals Offers Lasting Benefits

If you love pets, consider opening your heart and home by becoming a foster parent for animals. Often an intermediate step between sheltering and adoption, pet fostering is a great way for animal lovers...

5 Smart & Safe Tips to Senior Caregiving That Preserve an Elder’s Independence

When someone you love gets older, there comes a point when you start to wonder whether they should be alone in their own home. Self-reliance is a part of dignity for all ages, so...

Is Your Average Commute Time Affecting Your Health And Happiness?

Ever wonder how much time you’ve wasted commuting to and from work? According to the U.S. Census Bureau (as reported by the Washington Post), the average commute time for American workers is 26 minutes....

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence in 4 Steps

We’ve all heard of our intelligence quotient (IQ), but what about our emotional quotient? Better known as emotional intelligence (EI), this refers to our ability to recognize and understand emotions, using them to guide...

Parents, Here’s a Commencement Address for You as Your Child Graduates

The graduate in your family is about to begin a new chapter in life. This commencement — both the graduation ceremony and the life change — is at once an exciting and a scary...

Seeing a Medical Specialist: Everything You Need to Know

From developing an allergy to starting a family, at some point nearly everyone will have a reason to be referred to a medical specialist. Whether you’ve been with the same family practitioner for years...

6 Life Milestones That Change Your Tax Situation

When approaching a major life milestone, you’re probably not thinking about tax time. While this is understandable, it’s important to remember that major life events often change how much you owe to the IRS....
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