When my older daughter was in kindergarten, I discovered a delightful tool for parenting and for happiness, by accident. “What did you do at school today?” I’d asked her. “Well, we all talked about how our parents wake us up in the morning.” “What did you say?” I prodded, with curiosity and trepidation. “With a good-morning song.” Now, I’m not […]
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Last week, the Real Simple food department received a box of samples from Reese’s introducing the company’s latest creation: Peanut butter cups made with dark chocolate. (Yes, working as a food editor has its perks.) As conscientious journalists, we opened the bag of candy immediately. Four of us dug in but Sara demurred. “Thank you, but I prefer milk chocolate,” she said….
Money is tighter for a lot of people these days, and we’re having to make tough choices about where to spend discretionary income. Once all the
necessities are paid for, where are you putting the rest of your hard-earned
cash? Toward a weekend getaway, or that new outfit you’ve been eyeing? If you
picked the getaway, you’re probably going to be happier.