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  • Tips for Being a Happier Mom

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    Rene Syler, who runs the website GoodEnoughMother.com, joined "Anderson" to discuss the results of a new study that says moms with jobs outside the home are healthier and happier than full-time mothers.

    But Rene does not believe that happiness has to belong to one group or the other. She believes all mothers work hard, and she is an advocate of happiness for all mothers.

    Here, she has compiled some tips to help each mother - regardless of their career path - to be as happy as they can. Read Rene's tips below.



    Recharge Your Battery
    Find something, a hobby or interest that is uniquely your own, and do it regularly. If it's meeting girlfriends for coffee or wine, if it's needlepoint, if it's travel - take the time to indulge yourself in that. You'll come back refreshed and ready to handle the challenges of motherhood.

    Shun Guilt
    Once you have found your happiness and recharged your battery, do not feel guilty for doing so. What you need to understand is that by taking

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  • Top 10 Dos and Don’ts of Successful Online Dating

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    On Anderson's "Dating for Dollars" show, Relationship Expert Dr. Michelle Callahan shares her top tips for online dating safely.

    Now, as mentioned on the show, Dr. Michelle Callahan shares her recommendations finding love online -- and how to make it work.

    Take a look at her Top 10 Dos and Don'ts of Successful Online Dating...

    Top 10 Dos and Don'ts of Successful Online Dating

    #1 Do Build an Honest Dating Profile

    No one likes a bait-and-switch, so please be honest about who you are and what you like. It doesn't help you to use old photos or pretend to be into things that you're not, because your date will eventually find out. If you're really looking for a compatible match, you're looking for someone who likes the real you. So use current photos and be honest about who you are and what you are looking for a relationship.

    #2 Don't Ignore Your Intuition

    You should feel safe and comfortable with the person you're getting to know online. If anything about them makes

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  • Resolution Solutions: How to Stick to Your Resolutions

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    Losing Weight by Dr. Ro Brock: Map a Plan
    When trying to lose weight, set a realistic goal for yourself and map a plan to make that goal happen. Set a weight loss target, and work toward it. In order to lose 1 pound, you need to burn an extra 500 calories per day, or eat 500 calories less. Knowing this, map out a plan of food and exercise that will help you reach your weight loss goal.

    Losing Weight by Dr. Ro Brock: Control Your Foodscape
    Dr. Ro has coined the term "foodscape" to define all that surrounds you and relates to food. The majority of your life has elements of food or eating. Become aware of where food is most tempting to you, and take control of those situations. For example, are you constantly tempted by treats at the office? Pack your own, healthy snacks for work to distract your from the treats.

    Losing Weight by Dr. Ro Brock: Recommit to Your Weight Loss
    Losing weight is not a temporary endeavor; it is a new way of approaching life and eating that should be

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  • Exclusive: Matt Damon, Family Man

    Matt Damon joins Anderson in the studio.
    Academy Award winner Matt Damon says he can relate to Benjamin Mee, the character he plays in the new Cameron Crowe film, "We Bought a Zoo."

    "I think mostly because I saw it as a love story between this guy and his wife," says Damon.

    Mee is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young kids. Looking to give his family a much needed fresh start, he moves to a home situated in the middle of a zoo, which he and his two children will attempt to bring back to life.

    See Photos from 'We Bought a Zoo'

    "She passed away (Mee's wife) but he is still equally in love with her and trying to kind of keep it together," says Damon. "That really resonated with me. I would be hopeless without Lucy (Damon's wife of six years)."

    Damon tells Anderson that there are things that only a mother can give to her child. "I just see in my wife... the way she can talk to our kids and I am just thankful that she is there."

    The

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  • Anderson Answers Your Questions: ‘What Are You Reading These Days?’

    A book about zombies? Find out what Anderson has been reading lately...

    Yahoo Shine community member Robin asks Anderson, "With all that you do in your professional life, when do you find time for yourself? What are you reading these days?

    As a fan of AMC's "The Walking Dead," Anderson recently finished reading "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks. He also enjoyed "Unbroken," a World War II survival story by Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote "Seabiscuit."

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  • Money-Saving Secrets from the Show

    Money-Saving Secrets from the Show

    1. Don't Use a Shopping Cart
    "When you have a cart," money coach Clark Howard says, "the problem is you, on impulse, put things in there." Anytime you're shopping at a place with a "concrete floor," Clark suggests you walk the floor first, so as not to make impulse purchases based on your oversized cart.

    2. Take Your Razor Blade Out of the Shower
    Razor blades only degrade from moisture, not from actually shaving. By removing your razor blade from the shower, Clark says your razor can last about a year.

    3. Look for the Right Clearance Numbers
    Generally you are not getting a great deal with items that end in $.99. At Costco, the best deal is on items that end with the number 7. At Sam's Club, anything that ends in a penny has been marked down, even if the product is not being promoted as a clearance item.

    4. Buy Private Labels
    While the familiarity of brand names may be tempting, private labels - or "off brand" labels - are generally a much better

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  • Angelina Jolie: How She’ll Explain Her Wild Days to Her Kids

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    As a devoted humanitarian and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie has made headlines traveling the world, bringing attention to global issues and providing aid to refugees, but she tells Anderson Cooper that her wild past that could be catching up with her soon.

    "You were a little wilder when you were younger," Anderson says to Angelina.

    "I think we all thought that," Angelina replied during an hour-long daytime exclusive interview.

    During the intimate conversation, Jolie tells Anderson that she had concerns about being a mother. "I didn't know even know if I'd ever be a mother, be a good mother... I was nervous."

    "You weren't sure if you'd be a good mother?" asks Anderson.

    "When I was younger I thought, oh god, I couldn't be somebody's mother."

    Anderson asks the mother of six if she looks back on when she was younger and thinks to herself, "What was I doing?"

    "I just know it's going to come back at me very soon with my children."

    "Yeah, how will you

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  • How She'll Explain Her Wild Days to Her Kids

    Angelina Jolie and Anderson Cooper

    As a devoted humanitarian and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie has made headlines traveling the world, bringing attention to global issues and providing aid to refugees, but she tells Anderson Cooper that her wild past that could be catching up with her soon.

    "You were a little wilder when you were younger," Anderson says to Angelina.

    "I think we all thought that," Angelina replied during an hour-long daytime exclusive interview.

    During the intimate conversation, Jolie tells Anderson that she had concerns about being a mother. "I didn't know even know if I'd ever be a mother, be a good mother... I was nervous."

    "You weren't sure if you'd be a good mother?" asks Anderson.

    "When I was younger I thought, oh god, I couldn't be somebody's mother."

    Anderson asks the mother of six if she looks back on when she was younger and thinks to herself, "What was I doing?"

    "I just know it's going to come back at me very soon with my children."

    "Yeah, how

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  • Do You Have a Question for Madonna?

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    If you could ask the international superstar a question, what would it be?

    Email us your question for Madonna to AndersonOnShine@yahoo.com . Your question could be included in an upcoming "Anderson" show.

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