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Does Stress Decrease the Effectiveness of Birth Control Pills?

Birth control pills are a common form of contraception. Many women choose birth control pills because they are an easy method that lets them take a pill and move on with their day. This is great when your schedule is packed and you can’t afford to sit and think about whether you have contraception ready to go. That doesn’t make it stress-proof though. As life fills with stress and frustration, you may find your birth control suffering.

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Effective To Do Lists

No matter the format, what you write down gets done. According to Dave Kohl, a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech., people who regularly write down their goals earn nine times as much over their lifetimes as people who dont. Think about that for a moment. No matter how lofty or simple your goals may be, reaching them requires a systematic approach. And that begins by writing your to do list down; dont just think it, ink it! Note-taking and list-making styles are as personal as the way you dress or cook. Wed never suggest you ditch a an approach thats working perfectly well for you in favor of a newfangled system. But if you are dissatisfied with your own system in any way, weve got a few thoughts on how to fine tune your list so youre cruising through it more effectively and efficiently.

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Effective Discipline for Toddlers

Once their baby begins walking and talking, many parents find themselves wondering how to discipline their toddler. While the idea of “discipline” has negative connotations for many, disciplining your child provides necessary boundaries and age-appropriate consequences. With toddlers, many effective discipline techniques deal more with preventing behavior issues and tantrums than with punishment. With some thought and strategy, you can provide effective discipline for your child from age one to three.

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What’s Budget Friendly For This Thanksgiving’s Meal

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and if you’re feeling a bit behind in your preparations, you’re not alone. I recently had to do a quick Google search to double-check the date for this year’s Thanksgiving, and it’s safe to say that many of us are in the same boat. As the TSA anticipates record numbers of travelers at airports, it’s clear that this year’s Thanksgiving will be a big one for many Americans. But amid the holiday hustle and bustle, there’s some good news for those planning to host a traditional turkey feast at home – the cost of the holiday centerpiece, the turkey, has seen a significant drop in prices this year, making home-cooked celebrations more budget-friendly.