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11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings

11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings

Do you know how much you need to save for your retirement? Here are 11 tips, including figuring our your retirement costs and understanding Social Security benefits, to build your retirement savings.

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

Michael Parker, M.Ed., author of Talk With Your Kids: Conversations about Ethics, Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality and 103 Other Things that Really Matter, shares two conversation starters to help you talk to your kids about substance abuse.

Pumpkin Carving 101: Tips from Master Carver Michael Natiello

Pumpkin Carving 101: Tips from Master Carver Michael Natiello

Planning to carve a jack-o'-lantern for Halloween but not sure where to start? Follow these easy pumpkin-carving tips from Michael Natiello, master carver and creative director of The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Westchester.

10-Point Checklist to Prepare for Your Daughter's First Period

10-Point Checklist to Prepare for Your Daughter's First Period

Is your daughter with special needs about to get her period for the first time? Here is a 10-point checklist to help you prepare her for her first menstruation, including how to help her understand and accept the experience and self-care it requires.

Which Plastics Contain BPA?

Which Plastics Contain BPA?

Using plastics made with a chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) may be harmful to your health and your children's development. Learn how to read the labels on plastic containers to determine whether they contain BPA.

Make a Boo-tiful DIY Ghost Costume and No-Sew Tutu

Make a Boo-tiful DIY Ghost Costume and No-Sew Tutu

Follow this easy step-by-step guide for a DIY toddler Halloween costume. A no-sew tulle tutu and a sweatshirt with iron-on appliqués will ensure your child is both festive and warm in her ghost outfit.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Take the Best Photos of My Kids?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Take the Best Photos of My Kids?

Snap the best candid and posed shots of your kids at home with these tricks from a seasoned child photographer.

A Dose of Tolerance

A Dose of Tolerance

Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year.

Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing

Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing

Over the past 20 years, FlatRate Moving, the nationwide leader in the moving and storage industry, has compiled a list of nine tips and tricks to pack for a move, as well as tips on how to pack books, photos, fragile items, liquid containers, electronics, and more.

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Inappropriate Touching

Learn how and when to talk to your children about sexual abuse, and how to handle suspected abuse.

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience

A music therapist and award-winning children's musician offers tips on bringing your child to a concert or other live music performance, including how to choose the best venue, prepare kids for the show, and help them engage with the music.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Set Limits on My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Set Limits on My Child?

Setting limits on your child's behavior can be difficult. Here, a behavioral specialist explains why setting limits is important, when you should set limits, and how to set effective limits and consequences.

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

Most parents wonder, "Is my child getting enough sleep?" A certified sleep consultant and mom of two offers five tips to make sure your child is getting the right amount of sleep, including signs that your child is overtired or sleep deprived.

How to Make a Mermaid Tail from Watermelon

How to Make a Mermaid Tail from Watermelon

Follow these step-by-step directions to create a mermaid tale centerpiece out of watermelon rinds and decorate it with watermelon cutouts. This piece of watermelon art is perfect for your next backyard barbecue or summer party.

Top 10 Tips for Cooking on the Grill

Top 10 Tips for Cooking on the Grill

Before you fire up the grill for your next backyard barbecue, check out the top 10 grilling tips from the experts at Omaha Steaks. Follow these best practices to avoid common grilling mistakes and make sure your food tastes delicious every time.

Professor Pedals Teaches All Ages to Ride on Long Island

Professor Pedals Teaches All Ages to Ride on Long Island

Professor Pedals, a father of two on Long Island, focuses on safety and cycling in his approach to teaching children to ride.

10 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids

10 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids

Turn everyday moments with your kids into great photos that will last a lifetime with these 10 tips on taking photos on your iPhone or smartphone.

Birthday Party Etiquette: Show Up and Shut Up

Birthday Party Etiquette: Show Up and Shut Up

Tips from a mom of three on how to act as a proper and gracious guest when you're attending someone else's birthday party or dinner party.

5 Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

5 Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

If you're thinking of buying a new lawn mower, you first need to know which type of lawn mower will work best for your yard. Here are 5 tips that will help you know which lawn mower to buy, plus some advice on safety features and after-sale service.

4 Tips for Perfect Party Cakes and Cupcakes

4 Tips for Perfect Party Cakes and Cupcakes

These four easy tips from Kathleen King, owner of the renowned Tate's Bake Shop on Long Island, will help you make perfect birthday party cakes and cupcakes every time.

Tips For Celebrating the Birthday of Your Child with Special Needs

Tips For Celebrating the Birthday of Your Child with Special Needs

UPDATED January 2017: When your child has special needs, planning a birthday party takes a lot of extra planning and special considerations. These expert tips will help make it happier for all.

Take the Screen-Free Challenge

Take the Screen-Free Challenge

The third annual Screen-Free Week is April 29 to May 5. Take the challenge to turn off your cell phones, TVs, and iPads to spend more quality time with your family.

5 Tips for Choosing a Small Pet for Your Family

5 Tips for Choosing a Small Pet for Your Family

Thinking about getting a small pet like a hamster, gerbil, or guinea pig for your kids? Here are 5 tips from the experts at PetSmart on how to choose the right pet, including advice on these small pets' habits, diets, and exercise needs.




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