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The mom and decluttering expert is sharing her method with kids in a new children's book.

Marie Kondo became a household name thanks to her “spark joy” approach to decluttering, as outlined in her bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Now she’s hopi...

November 24, 2019

When your kids balk, science is on your side.

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific researchsupports you.

It sounds great, and it's true--but there i...

"If I could go back to being 28, when I thought they were cool and make the decision again, I wouldn't do it."

Kevin Paul is a tattoo artist and says he regrets getting his face inked when he was younger.

He tells Radio 1 Newsbeat that it has an impact on how people perc...

November 24, 2019

Retirement is different now than it was just 10 years ago.

The way people retire is quite different than it was even 10 years ago. That means you need to change your way of thinking about retirement. If you are still planning for retirement like you did a decade ago, yo...

One researcher argues that a dog’s ability to bond has more to do with forming emotional attachments than being smart about what humans want.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Xephos is not the author of “Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You,” one of the latest books to plumb the n...

We’re not saying it’s going to happen … but just in case.

For many of us, the holidays are the ultimate stress test: travel snags, the pressure to make things perfect, the sometimes overwhelming holiday “cheer” … not to mention the family drama.

“We’re not always our bes...

November 18, 2019

Tim Voors walked the entire length of America in a 2,650 mile hike from Mexico to Canada - here's why.

Why did I walk the length of America for six months? You could also ask: why not? That is a question that would make more sense to me. Why do I spend more than 40 hour...

We asked twenty-somethings why they're getting lip fillers and Botox, then put the same question to the experts.

Nadine was 20 the first time she got lip fillers and “fell in love” with the plumped result. “It was important for me to maintain the look,” Nadine, now 27,...

It's more common than you might think

Charlize Theron recently spoke about suffering from imposter syndrome when working on new film Bombshell - something which is commonly experienced by even the most successful of people. 

She admitted to feeling “shit scared...

Take all the photos you want, experts say, but there are three things to consider as you document your child’s life.

Parents, like most people in the digital age, are relentless photographers. We’re rarely without a camera, so we document nearly every moment, accumulati...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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