Celebrate the beauty of flowers and all of the shades of meaning that flowers represent. Make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about roses, wildflowers, daisies, tulips, and more.
Whether you are a psychologist or simply love the field and study of psychology, this playlist is for you. Make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs that illustrate psychological concepts.
Whether it's heartache or physical pain you're feeling, we all suffer. Know that you're not alone in your hurting. Make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about pain, suffering, and hurting.
What would a Christmas playlist be without favorite religious Christmas carols? Remember the reason for the season by adding these songs by pop, rock, country, and Christian artists to your song list.
I took the Vegan for a Month Challenge out of frustration with health issues, curiosity, a desire to live a more humane and compassionate life, and a quest for better health. My results and learnings.
Here's a playlist of holiday songs for non-denominational Christmastime events in which people of diverse religions come together at year-end. These songs omit religion but not holiday joy.
Celebrate fancy footwork and dance moves by creating a playlist of pop, rock, country, and hip hop songs about dancing. Then get the rhythm going and bust some moves of your own.
Celebrate the magic of Louisiana with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about the beautiful Pelican state, where there are half as many alligators as people.
Spread awareness about domestic violence and child abuse with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs. Be part of the solution.
Celebrate the beauty and free spirit of horses with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about them.
Have you noticed how many singers and musicians in pop, rock, and country music date, marry, and divorce other musicians? Here's a long list of music power couples. See how many do you recognize.
Make a throwback playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B one-hit wonders from the 1990s using these favorite songs. Hold a 1990s nostalgia party with our playlist or simply walk down memory lane.
What's more delicious that a hearty bowl of creamy potato cheddar and bacon soup? Here's my homespun recipe that my family loves -- true comfort food.
Make a throwback playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B one-hit wonders from the 1970s using these favorite songs. Hold a 1970s throwback party with our playlist or simply walk down memory lane.
Make a throwback playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B one-hit wonders from the 1980s using these favorite songs. Hold a 1980s throwback party with our playlist or simply walk down memory lane.
Have you heard? People just love rumors, gossip, and innuendo, no matter how hurtful or unproductive talking about others is. Make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about our love of gossip.
Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy this delicious zucchini snack bread that is packed with flavor. With an apple, bananas, and zucchinis included, it's a great way to load up on healthy vitamins.
If you feel yourself falling in love with someone special, let them know how much you care with an I Love You Playlist of of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs.
Are you true to your word? Promises can bind people together or tear relationships apart. Make a Promise Playlist about assurances kept and broken with these pop, rock, and country songs.
Lie. Cheat. Steal. Overconsume. Aww, don't pretend you've never done these things. Make yourself a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about sin, sinners, and sinning. We won't judge.
Are you lazy, a slacker, allergic to work? Do you love to kick back and relax? As you take it easy, why not enjoy a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about laziness?
Whether you're a prisoner of love, a prisoner of your own mind, or you've served time in a real jail, make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about life behind bars.
Being a great man is an artform, so we're sending a shout out to all the good men. Celebrate men, masculinity, and being a man with a playlist of pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, and country songs about guys.
The old advice from HR professionals was to cover tattoos and remove any piercings before job interviews so you could look the part. Does that advice still apply? Do you still need to hide body art?
Celebrate how hard you work with a pop, rock, and country playlist about working, jobs, and employment. Here's to all the working men and women who trade their time and labor for money. We salute you!
Involved in a love triangle? These pop, rock, and country songs are about loving someone who belongs to someone else. Make a playlist of songs about loving someone who is already taken.
If you've been downsized or fired or your employer has shut its doors, take these 12 action steps now. Follow these tips to keep the money coming in, prepare for your future, and take care of you.
Politically incorrect pop, rock, and country songs from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s that wouldn't fly today for their lyrics about women, inappropriate relationships, race, and drugs.
No matter how or why you're drinking whiskey, you'll need some music to enjoy while downing that adult beverage. We have a long playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about whiskey. Bottom's up!
Competitive eating involves consuming huge quantities of food in a restricted time period. A famous example is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest each July 4. We examine if speed eating is a true sport.
Country music is filled with both new and old hymns. Get inspired by songs from prominent secular musicians such as Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Loretta Lynn, and many more.
If you're crying about a break up, failure, or other sad event in your life, let the tears flow. While you're crying, listen to a playlist of pop, rock, R&B, and country songs about tears and crying.
Make a playlist as a tribute to those whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. These songs describe the journey of dementia patients and their families.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. While it's no fun to fail, remind yourself that it happens to everyone. Make a playlist about losing, failing and failure then get back in the game to try again.
Are you a fabulous redhead or do you know someone who is? Celebrate your unique hair color with a pop, rock, and country playlist about rocking red hair.
Celebrating the start or end of the school year? Counting down the days until graduation? Remembering your high school days? Make a playlist of songs about school, education, and intelligence.
You've submitted your resignation, and now Human Resources requests an exit interview. Here's why you should say no and suggestions for how to decline. Don't get trapped in this no win situation.
If you're grieving the loss of a dear friend or relative, make a playlist of pop, rock, and country song about sorrow, grief, and missing your loved one.
Are your eyes red, itchy, irritated, crusty, watery, and making you miserable? You may wonder if your symptoms suggest pink eye, allergies, or even a more serious medical condition. Here's some help.
Shake your booty to this playlist of pop, rock, country, hip hop, R&B songs about backsides.
Popular secular music is filled with songs about spirituality and religion. Celebrate your faith, church, and love of God with a playlist of secular music about spirituality.
Are you different, odd, quirky, or even weird? Celebrate your individual personal style with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about individuality and uniqueness. Enjoy being you!
Music is filled with pickup lines that are cheesy, corny, funny, and downright inappropriate. Check out the examples we've compiled from pop, rock and country songs. Guaranteed to crack a smile!
Crushing on someone special? Give them a hint with a flirty playlist about crushes. Or simply enjoy this long list of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs for yourself.
Do you have the music in you? Celebrate the magic of pop, rock, and country with a custom playlist of songs about music, singing, and songwriting.
Whether you're an April Fool, a crazy fool, or a fool in love, there are plenty of great songs about fools. Celebrate fools of all kinds with a playlist of pop, rock, country and R&B songs about them.
Tell someone special that you need them in your life with these pop, rock, country, & R&B songs about needing someone.
If you think truthfulness is a value still worth celebrating, then here are pop, rock, and country songs about honesty, truth and integrity.
Recognize the contributions of military service members with a playlist of popular songs about them. Don't wait until it's Veterans Day, Memorial Day or Fourth of July to honor them.
Hey, gorgeous! Yes, you! Build a playlist of pop, rock, country and R&B songs about being a beautiful person internally and externally. Let your light shine through.
Are you waiting for someone to return home, to love you back, to find themselves, to make up their mind? These pop, rock and country songs are about patiently and eagerly waiting for a loved one.
Got a toxic, unhealthy, dangerous love relationship or know someone who does? These pop, rock, country, and R&B songs describe what it's like to need someone who is no good for you.
Here's a list of pop, rock, and country songs for the American resistance movement about the bumbling, unhinged orange man who is our oldest President. Let's hope he's not our last.
Are you lucky in love? Just plain lucky? Or wishing that better luck would come your way? Celebrate luck and chance with a playlist of rock, pop and country songs.
Time stops for no one, so why curse what you cannot control? Instead, celebrate growing older with these pop, rock and country songs.
Whether you're looking to change the world, the person in the mirror, or something in between, we have a long list of pop, rock and country songs that will motivate, inspire and entertain you.
Struggling to get over an ex? The pop, rock and country songs on this playlist reflect the emotions of moving on: relief that it's over, anger at the way it ended, spite, jealousy and sadness.
Whether it's crazy dreams and ideas, eccentric habits, or being crazy in love, we are all at least a little off-kilter. Celebrate your brand of crazy with a playlist of pop, rock and country songs.
Hey, dreamer, celebrate the magic and power of dreaming with a playlist of rock, pop and country songs about dreams. We have a large list of songs to start you out.
We all have secrets, whether minor or massive, shared or kept private. Celebrate the power and intrigue of the secret with a playlist of rock, pop and country songs about secrets and secret keeping.
Assemble a playlist of entertaining pop, rock and country storytelling songs. We have a long list to get you started.
Celebrate eyes as the magical window to the soul with this playlist of pop, rock and country songs about eyes that are blue, brown, sad, angelic, hungry, lyin', green, hazel and everything in between.
If you've been married for years, then celebrate just how long forever can sometimes feel with this fun Married Too Long Playlist of pop, rock and country songs. We have both funny and serious songs.
Celebrate all the magical things in your life — such as the magic of love and attraction — with a playlist of pop, rock and country songs about magic. We have a huge list of songs to start you off.
Feeling lonely, socially isolated, without friends? Make an I'm So Lonely Playlist using these pop, rock and country songs. If you're going to be alone, you might as well listen to good music, right?
Whether you prefer sneakers, pumps, or cowboy boots, there's a song just for you. Make a playlist of pop, rock and country songs about shoes. We have a big list to get you started!
Rain can be both sad and soothing. Celebrate the symbolism of rain and the comfort of rainy days and nights with a playlist of pop, rock, R&B, and country songs.
There's nothing better than a good kiss. Celebrate smooches with a playlist of pop, rock and country songs about kisses of all kinds, from that first kiss to the kiss goodbye.
Americans have a love affair with cars. We also love to sing about them. Here is a long list of pop, rock, and country songs about cars and driving. Make your own playlist.
This list of pop, rock, country, metal, and R&B songs about suicide aims to prevent self-harm and to raise awareness about the impact of suicide on those left behind. Life is worth sticking it out.
Everyone needs someone they can count on. Show a friend or loved one that they're not alone with an "I'm Here For You" Playlist of pop, rock and country songs about support and being there.
Are you getting back together again with an ex? If you're looking to rekindle lost love and reunite with a lover, customize a playlist of pop, rock and country songs to express your feelings.
Proud to be a redneck? Here's a big ole' list of songs about rednecks: honky tonks, trucks, double wide trailers, and tractors. Make yerself a playlist and crank it up loud in yer pickup truck.
If you are saying goodbye, farewell, adios, or see ya to a friend, lover, or other person in your life, we've got a huge list of pop, rock, and country songs to help you out.
Feel great with this Positive Vibe Playlist. We've got a long list of upbeat, uplifting and happy pop, rock and country favorites. Get an instant mood booster!
Donald Trump: Love him or hate him, it's undeniable that he's good at self-promotion. He's also terribly reckless. But is the new President dangerous for America?
Take the time to express your gratitude to someone you love with a customized playlist. We've got a long list of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs that say "thank you."
Each day an alcoholic or addict is clean and sober is a personal triumph. Use these pop, rock and country songs about dependency and recovery to celebrate your journey.
Celebrate your love of home and your hometown, where you can unwind and feel accepted. Make a playlist using our big list of pop, rock, and country favorites.
Do you have a hero or two in your life -- a role model, life line, someone with courage and compassion who inspires you? Celebrate your superheroes with a playlist of pop, rock country, and R&B songs.
Are you a spender, saver, gambler, or investor? None of us can get by without money. Here are pop, rock, and country songs about our love of money, dreams of striking it rich and the need for cash.
Make a patriotic playlist to celebrate American freedom, liberty and independence. We've got a big list of rock, pop and country songs to celebrate what makes the USA the strongest nation on Earth.
You did it! Celebrate your personal triumph or team victory with a playlist about success and winning. We've got a big list of rock, pop, country, classic, soul & R&B songs to get you started.
If it's summer, then it's time for love. Make a playlist to celebrate your hot summer romance or love connection. We've got a long list of rock, pop, country and classic hits to get you started.
Pop, rock, country, hip hop, and R&B music are full of songs about stalkers, creepy people, and obsessive love. How many of these songs do you know?
Divorce and Intimate Partner Violence: How to Know If You're at Risk of Being Stalked, Harmed, or Killed
Every day, three women in the U.S. are killed by intimate partners. Learn the forms of intimate partner violence, the risks and tips on what to do.
Celebrate your wild side by customizing a playlist about cowboys, outlaws and dangerous women using these top rock, pop, R&B and country songs.
Make your own Girl Power Playlist with this collection of rock, country, and pop songs that honor the power of the female spirit. Dedicated to powerful women of all ages.
Don't let your used books and text books gather dust. Turn them into cold hard cash by selling them online. Here's a guide to how and where I sell my gently used books and a review of two big sites.
Create a custom birthday playlist and wish a special friend or loved one a happy birthday in a unique way. Songs include rock, country, hip hop and classic hits.
Hurt someone's feelings? Say "I'm sorry" with this ultimate apology and regret playlist. Songs about being sorry, apologizing, feeling regretful, seeking forgiveness and making amends.
Got bad blood with someone? Make a playlist about songs that celebrate revenge: pop, rock, and country hits about vengeance and striking back. Why get mad when you can get even?
Imagination, science and history come alive for all ages in South Dakota when you visit an active paleontological dig site for wooly mammoth bones. An hour from Mount Rushmore, this is a must see!
Make your own playlist of songs about missing someone you love who has gone away, moved, died, or is separated from you. It hurts to be apart from people you love. Pop, rock, country, R&B and more.
Visiting nearby Mount Rushmore? Stop off in downtown Rapid City with the family for a fun self-guided tour and scavenger hunt. Street corners feature life-sized bronze statues of American Presidents.
Make your own playlist of songs about love that's sweeter than sugar. Here are pop, rock, soul, country and R&B songs that describe candy sweet kisses, love, and affection.
Are soft drinks the new tobacco? Are you setting yourself up for health problems such as diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, heart attack and stroke, and damage to kidneys and DNA? Learn more.
With so many songs about break-ups and heartbreak, isn't it time to celebrate couples who stay together? Make yourself and your partner a playlist about love that stands the test of time.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) may be good news for stockholders, but what do they mean for employees? Know what to anticipate. Here are 10 insights from an HR insider.
Celebrate your love of dogs with this Dog Lover's Playlist featuring rock, pop, and country favorites. Honor canine loyalty and friendship through music.
Here's the ultimate playlist for people who love cats as much as they enjoy people. Cat ladies and cat dudes: Snuggle up with your furry friends and have some fun. You're a breed apart.
Cats provide inside information about what they're thinking so you no longer have to guess. Here are 10 things your cat wants you to know.
Are you smokin' HOT ? A menopausal mama on the cusp of major change? Have you embraced those hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness and other symptoms? This playlist can help you have fun with it!
Use music to celebrate the bonds of family -- fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and others. Make your own customized playlist for your family reunion, a holiday, special event or just because.
Is your job secure? Learn the warning signs that a layoff could be imminent. An insider reveals what HR isn't telling you about company downsizing.
Make a life advice playlist using these top pop, rock, and country songs that offer life lessons, wisdom, and advice. These songs are perfect for yourself or someone you love.
The 15 warning signs indicating it's time to find another position. Move on to another job before your work becomes soul-crushing, empty, and gives you job burnout. How to know when it's time to go.
Narcissists. They're arrogant, lack empathy, and take ruthless advantage of others. Make a playlist of pop, rap, rock, and country songs about narcissism, entitlement, and over-inflated self-esteem.
Facing an uphill battle, tough obstacles, or a major challenge in your life? Create a personal motivational playlist. These top country, rock, soul and pop songs will inspire your fighting spirit.
The Black Lives Matter movement marks a resurgence in racial consciousness in America that will extend to tomorrow’s workplace. Here are 5 game-changers for HR workplace investigations.
If Santa photos are a holiday tradition, then why are some tiny tots so terrified of the jolly old man in red? Learn the answer and see lots of funny photos of kids who can't get away fast enough.
Add a little fa-la-la-la to your holiday party with these Christmas songs -- romantic, risqué, naughty, and just plain fun to sing along with. Mistletoe, Santa, and spiked eggnog not included.
Santa's Elf on the Shelf sidekick is back with funny Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages. Here are 9 humorous holiday gag gift ideas for what to get kids, tweens, teens, and the young at heart.
Bullies. Haters. Mean girls. Jerks. Don't let jealous and negative people bring you down. Use these top songs to make a playlist about people who try to steal life's joy by making it difficult.
Make your own playlist of songs about angels, fallen angels and people who need a heavenly helper. Here is a long list of pop, rock and country hits about the angels in our lives.
Have you thanked an engineer lately? Engineers are creative problems solvers who contribute their knowledge of science, technology, math, and logical thinking to make the world go 'round.
Celebrate Halloween with this song list of spooktacular rock, pop and country favorites. From haunting tales to fun sing-a-longs, this list includes both perennial favorites and lesser known tunes.
Are you suffering the end of a love relationship? Make your own playlist of the top pop, rock and country songs about breaking up -- when love comes to a dead end.
Getting married? As your wedding day approaches, celebrate it with this playlist of top pop, rock, and country songs about weddings and getting married -- told from a variety of viewpoints.
There should be an instruction book for raising another person to adulthood. See parenting fails that make your own bad parenting moments seem not quite so bad. What to teach your kids.
If you enjoy creamy chicken soup with both vegetables and dumplings, try this delicious Olive Garden knock off. Pair this soup with garlic bread and your own never ending salad bowl for a hearty meal.
Write a letter of reference that will stand out from the crowd and yield results. Here are useful tips on creating a persuasive endorsement letter for scholarships, employment, or school admission.
Got a bad boss? Consider this: What you thought was managerial incompetence may be something else entirely. Here's how sneaky smart bosses push disliked or low performing employees to quit their jobs.
Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!
Make your own playlist of love-triangle and cheating songs. Here are great pop, rock, soul, and R&B songs that warn of the dangers and betrayals of stolen moments and broken promises.
Are filthy words like f-bombs spewing in your workplace? Here's what you need to know about cussing at the office: why we curse, the social side of swearing, and what a dirty mouth says about you.
So you want to be a Manager, the Boss, the Top Dog, the Big Kahuna at work? Management isn't for everyone. Here are 10 reasons why you may prefer the job you're in -- as an independent contributor.
Are you unfit, unmotivated, allergic to exercise? Exercise ain't for everyone! Here are creative exercise classes the gyms should offer for the rest of us. You won't mind sweating in these classes.
Beware of the waffling work friend -- that fickle, fair-weathered co-worker who can't decide whether she is friend or foe. Learn the 5 warning signs of workplace frenemies and how to deal with them.
Mother Nature is repeating herself. Is she having senior moments? Losing her marbles? Learn more about plants and fungi that look like body parts: brains, fingers, toes, eyes, and private parts.
The old advice about never burning a bridge ain't always so. Do not engage in relationship pyrotechnics lightly or too often. But sometimes it's necessary to blow up toxic relationships and be done.
So what if your cat uses its tongue as a washcloth? A little kiss won't kill you. Besides, you're already doing some pretty gross things in your everyday life. Justify your smooching with this list.
Since your teenager is embarrassed of you anyway, at least you can have some fun with it. Hike up those Mom jeans, embrace your parental awkwardness, and embarrass your kids. Instructions included!
Can you honor both your religion and job duties? Religion in the workplace presents an opportunity for both conflict and accommodation, as employees bring their faith to work.
Don't let your mistakes drag you down. Pick yourself up, learn from what went wrong, and move on, all the wiser.
In recognition of April as Poetry Month, Hubber Frank Atanacio has challenged the Hub community to add to a poem he has started. Many others have answered his call. Are you up to the challenge?
Nearly 1 in 3 people is irritated by scented products that other people wear. Are coworkers, customers, and friends offended by your fragrances? Could you be making others sick? What you need to know.
After you die, your body has valuable uses for medical science -- from education to restoring health to cosmetic surgery. Who wants your corpse? And what will they do with it? You may be surprised!
The Office Diva is the Dynamite performer who is Infinitely self-confident, Victorious against the odds, and an Attention-seeking maven. Is this you? Identify and own your divadom at work!
Learn important tips that HR won't tell you about finding a job in a competitive labor market. Get the inside track on common mistakes to avoid and on standing out from the crowd. Get hired!
An HR insider reveals 5 things companies won't tell you about applying for a job. If you're feeling unlucky in your job search and locked out of the hiring process, get the inside scoop here.
Uncover the statistics behind how much you have to appreciate in life. Save complaining for when it truly matters. If you are reading this, you have much more to be grateful for than you think.
For single employees, the biggest pool of potential dating partners could be at work. What do you need to know when your crush is in the next cubicle? Is an office romance worth the risks involved?
Your language can lose its power when you use hedges, upspeak, disclaimers, and other credibility killers. These verbal bad habits undermine your authority and the competence of your message.
Thinking of joining a controversial company, or one that doesn't share your values? Already work for one? Here are tips on deciding about that job offer and surviving your employment.
Want to be one of the sexy, hot bikini babes on the beach? Here are the top 4 tips for trading in that one-piece swimsuit. The beach is calling your name! Includes inspirational photos.
It's performance review time, and the boss has some less-than-glowing feedback about your work. Here's how to deal with negative or unfair job feedback like a real cowboy. Tips from an HR ranch hand.
No one ever promised you life would be fair. In fact, it can be tragic and unpredictable. But in your life's journey, you can adapt, persevere, and reach your goals if you have grit and resilience.
Oh, no! Rumor has it that Santa will retire soon. Compilation of his "nice and naughty" list has been outsourced to a young intern, the Elf on the Shelf. He is candy cane clueless in his new duties.
Felines are independent, self-assured, and must be persuaded. Some of history's most vile dictators hated them. Other cat haters included surprising historical figures. Karma will settle cats' score.
Cats have endeared themselves to famous creative people throughout history. Discover some of the writers, inventors, philosophers and solitaries they've inspired.
Don't call them dumb (or tasty or juicy either). Get acquainted with the lessons that turkeys have to teach us about defining yourself, listening to your mother, and confidently strutting your stuff.
Post-Millennials or Generation Z — kids born in 2000 and later — will soon enter the workforce. Their world bears little resemblance to what came before. What should we expect from these employees?
During job interviews and career fairs, college students often face Behavioral Job Interview questions using the S.T.A.R. method. How to avoid common mistakes and create a positive impact.
Maligned because of a few of their vampire family members, bats are actually the good guys! Let them teach you life lessons about the benefits of good deeds, working with others, and achieving goals.
Research shows these principles underlie successful flirting. Whether you're looking for a honey or want to flirt with the mate you already have, here's a fun look at flirting. Go get your game on!
Donkeys can provide human friends with important life lessons on the value of hard work, maintaining a sense of humor, and how to treat others. He-Haw! Let the off-color jokes begin.
The dog in your life sees you as someone surrounded by an Aura of Awesomeness. Let dogs teach you lessons about interpersonal relationships and life priorities. Man's best friend is a great teacher.
Understand how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) affects your employment. Also, learn about cases of unauthorized genetic testing of employees that made this law necessary.
Ducks, geese and swans are feathered philosophers, offering us humans useful tips on relationships, job success, stress management and staying healthy. You won't think of them as bird brained again!
Trouble at work? How to respond to allegations of misbehavior in the workplace. Use these tips in dealing with an HR investigator if you are accused of rules violations on the job.
Love 'em or not, squirrels can teach us eight important lessons about relationships, decision-making, finances, self-confidence, and more. What can we learn from these pesky, bushy-tailed rodents?
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a medical condition involving unpredictable, uncontrollable episodes of laughter, tears, or both. It involves a mismatch between feelings and outward emotional displays.
About 10% of the population suffers from an irrational fear of needles and injections. Medical phobias—fear of blood, injections, and injury—differ from other types of phobias in key ways.
Job burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion created by chronic stress. Learn its signs and symptoms, causes, and tips for dealing with it.
Monet once called his gardens at Giverny his masterpiece. Learn more about the man behind the artwork and his valiant struggle with cataracts. Understand what made Impressionism so revolutionary.
Luxurious Chambord is the Big Daddy of the Loire Valley châteaux, built by King Francis I as a grand hunting lodge. It took 28 years to construct, but the king died of syphilis before completing it.
Automatonophobia refers to an irrational fear of objects that falsely imitate a living, conscious being. Common examples include dolls, wax figures, puppets, and ventriloquist dummies.
Use juicy, ripe peaches and a few fresh ingredients to make this delicious peach custard ice cream. No grocery store ice cream even comes close! I'm sharing my mother's secret Southern recipe.
Chenonceau owes its existence and elegance to prominent women. With a royal mistress, her rival queen, and socialites as leading ladies, the castle's history is as dramatic as any reality TV show.
Are you the black sheep of your family? Are you the one who takes all the blame? Learn why families label certain members this way, and how you can cope.
Fit for royalty, but occupied by lesser men, this 400-year-old castle was built when a young wife cheated on her husband. It became famous for its kennels and for hiding the Mona Lisa during WWII.
The stone-carved gargoyles rest atop the Notre Dame Cathedral, taking a variety of forms: goats, birds, elephants, and hybrid/mythical creatures. For centuries they have warded off evil spirits.
Vidocq was an 18th century criminal who reformed himself and became the father of modern criminal investigation. He was a convict, an escape artist, a fugitive, a master of disguise, and a detective.
Brighten your home décor and bring the beauty of the beach inside by making your own barnacle candle. This craft can be made for around $15 using an LED candle, crushed seashells, and adhesive.
Between chugging GoLytley and spending the day on the toilet, colonoscopy prep can be unpleasant. Here's a funny story about why you need to fully empty the system before your colonoscopy procedure.
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 American adults at any point in time. Learn how to effectively manage your work relationships when someone you work with is mentally ill.
Summer is the time for sliding on the flip flops! Learn how to spruce up a pair of plain flip flops even if you're on a budget. It's easy, fun, and most of all, your art is wearable!
Add something new to your creativity toolbox. Learn to easily create a photo collage using PowerPoint. Use the effect for a series of related photos (e.g., food, travel, gardening, pets.)
Use the Divergent series to start an ongoing dialog with your teen on values and priorities in life. The books convey powerful messages on belonging and the importance of forging your own identity.
Learn the reasons why you may be the Office Jerk and not even know it. Recognize common jerk behaviors and resolve to change your interpersonal nastiness at work.
Be innovative, thrifty, and environmentally conscious all at the same time with Frugal Engineering. Learn the principles that drive turning broken and discarded junk into upcycled treasures.
Dust off those old family photos and finally print off your newer ones! Create personalized gift wrap, embellish a journal, or decorate a keepsake box. Let's get crafty!
Tips on managing up for a more organized boss. Build trust, communicate clearly, minimize interruptions, and help your boss manage email and prioritize. Plus, make him think it's all his idea!
Are you at risk for identity theft? Recognize characteristics and behaviors that could make you a target for identity thieves. Then learn five immediate action steps to prevent fraud.
Cats can impart lessons about emotional wellbeing, motivation, and health and hygiene. They may have nine lives, but they can teach you about how to get the most out of the one life you have.
Here are instructions on how to assemble a first aid kit for your college student's dorm room, including a checklist for bandages, medications, useful tools and more.
Here are five great online resources for MS patients and their families that provide emotional support, disease information, need-based grants, registries for clinical trials, and more.
Average employee office space has decreased dramatically since the cubicle was introduced, but at what cost to workers? Cubicle courtesy tips can help reduce stress, enhance productivity, and maintain harmony.
Tips from an HR professional about how the employee complaint investigation process works. What you need to know if you're being investigated or if you are filing a complaint of your own.
It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-t0-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.
When I landed my dream job in HR for a Fortune 500 company, there was one small catch, the Office Mean Girl (OMG). Despite backbiting, exclusion, and personal attacks, eventually I flourished.
Poem for my sister on the stillbirth of her daughter, Lacey.
Employees facing Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers have three important action items. This is the second in a two-part series, "When the Boss is a Bully, or Worse."
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.