Thursday, July 24, 2014

Are Fitness Trackers Really Helpful?

Posted in Fitness 7/15/2014

"... Fitness tracking monitors promise to lead to all sorts of results: You’ll melt off fat just by monitoring your steps; eat better by tracking your food intake; get better sleep. But the fitness devices can cost as much as hundreds of dollars, and often aren’t as helpful as users hope they will be. Consumers should consider carefully whether a fitness monitor is worth the purchase, researchers advise in a Harvard Health Publications report. ..."

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Talk about chemistry! Dating Site Tests DNA to Make Matches

Posted in Dating

USA Today 7/15/2014

"... Do your genes hold the answer to your love life? In a crowded field of online dating sites, claims to be the first offering matches based on your DNA. "There is a science behind attraction," said Elle France, co-founder of, in an interview with USA TODAY Network. ..."

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Things Can Get Ugly When Family and Money Mix, Especially Over Child Support

Posted in Child Support

Washington Post 7/14/2014

"... You certainly don’t want to fight with anyone over money, especially not with your family. Yet when you mix money and family, the fights can cause deep divides and years of resentment. Such is the case of one mother who wrote to me about her relationship with her adult son over child support his father was not paying. ..."

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1 Valuable Parenting Lesson from Warren Buffett

Posted in Parenting 7/14/2014

"... Buffett highlights why he takes to the time to walk his children through any changes he makes to his "last will and testament" before he signs it. This is in stark contrast to other wealthy families. 52% of parents with more than $3 million in investable assets have yet to fully disclose the depth of their wealth with their children and 15% haven't said a peep about it, according to U.S. Trust's Insights on Wealth and Worth study. ..."

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The One Unforgettable Experience Every Father And Son Should Share

Posted in Fatherhood

Huffington Post 7/14/2014

"... My son discovered the luminous blue bicycle on his fifth Christmas, next to the tree. That cold morning, I led him along living room and dining room circuits as he got the hang of riding on two tires, with a lot of help from training wheels. He was still years away from any possible attempt at the Tour de France, which gets under way again this month, and his only performance-enhancing drug was the exuberance of a little boy. Blue-green eyes wide open, he pedaled and pedaled and pedaled. ..."

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