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Some might classify millennials as the generation of high expectations. They expect to make a lot of money. They expect to create successful relationships for themselves. And, they expect their politicians to make climate change a priority, especially if anyone expects millennials to continue to populate the planet.
For many families, pacifiers are a staple, a lifesaver. But not just any pacifier will do. Babies have demands when it comes to the calming tool they prefer. You have a checklist, too — and the biggest requirement is that the pacifiers you rely on are safe for your baby.
When you complain about how Styrofoam clings to your clothing, floors, and hands, think about how it clings to the earth too. One man has developed a straightforward way to recycle Styrofoam..
When you make money from marijuana, you must pay taxes on it. So says the IRS. Possessing, distributing, or selling marijuana, however, is illegal. So says the federal government. No matter how you look at it, pot is a booming business that one part of the government recognizes for its purposes, while another part considers it a crime.
Arranging at-home activities for your kids instead of sending them to summer camp? Create a meaningful week of earth-focused projects and adventures for a fun and educational experience. Flexibility is the name of the game with kids, especially during the summer, so have a plan and appreciate your routine, but be willing to give it all up for lying in the grass and identifying what you see in the clouds.
Whether you’re considering a move or looking for bragging rights for your hometown, some states of the union are far greener than others. A recent study from WalletHub, the credit-score website, compared each of the 50 states on 23 key metrics, including red states vs. blue states, to see which places are really doing their part to take care of the environment (spoiler alert: blue states win).
They’re decorative and often emit a pleasing fragrance, but flowers serve a much greater purpose than delighting our senses. They promote a healthy ecosystem and biodiversity, serve as a food source, and nourish their surrounding environment. Taking time to choose the most appropriate blooms to plant in an area and allowing native flowers to thrive is a great service to the environment.
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How many times have you watched an implausible movie scene and muttered, “That could never happen in real life”? Turns out, there are plenty of iconic movie, television, and social media moments that viewers consider acceptable when, in real life, they could get you in a tangle with the law.
Struggle to collect child support payments from your ex? Curse your ex for never being around for your children? You may believe it would just be easier to have him or her out of your life – and your children’s lives – for good. But seeking to have someone’s parental rights terminated isn’t always as simple as you might wish, nor does it always end up being beneficial to your children, or you.
A parent is a parent
“Termination of parental rights is seen by the courts and should be seen by lit...
Think you might get a break on your taxes when it comes paying alimony under Trump’s new tax law? In reality, one party in a divorce is poised to enjoy a windfall while the other will lose a valuable tax deduction. For a president who’s been married three times and divorced twice, this tax plan seems to promote prenup agreements (though these may need to be revisited and possible recalculated too) and lump-sum divorce payouts to avoid the tax implications that will apply to alimony in 2019.
Game day is mostly about the pigskin, but good foodie fare can help dull the pain of disappointing scores. If you're tired of the same old Sunday football foods at game time, these game day snack ideas will be a touchdown. Change the way you look at football snacks forever with creative takes on classic recipes.
Elevate pigs in a blanket
Cocktail weiners are par for the course when it comes to snacks for football games. You can make this offering extra tasty by wrapping the weiners in crescen...
By law, bicyclists have the same rights on the roads as motorists, but that doesn’t mean all motorists honor the law, or that all cyclists follow it. So inevitably, bicycle accidents happen, even though cities like Seattle, considered one of the best American cities for biking, have created protected bike lanes and trails and support better biking infrastructure.
Seattle personal injury attorney Stacie Bain, aka the “bike lawyer,” has focused her legal practice, Rainier Bike Law, on seeking j...
Fitness goals and New Year's go together. Instead of trying to climb Mount Everest on day one, start small. “Micro-goals are proving to be the more effective strategy for achieving continued progress and success with health and wellness," says Mike Clancy, fitness and nutrition expert and founder of MikeClancyTraining. “New Year's resolutions always push people to embark on a journey of radical change, which almost always fails. With micro-goals, targets are established in small, attainable i...
A recent edition of The Washington Post Magazine’s Date Lab—a regular feature pairing two Washingtonians on a blind date—featured two millennials: a polyamorous woman and a woman open to trying something new.
The outing failed to produce fireworks between the women, but the Date Lab write-up did prompt scathing online comments. Total strangers berated the poly dater for broadcasting her lifestyle. Both women were labeled caricatures, members of a confused, experimental generation that needs t...