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Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

Six Ways to Stick to Your Weight-Loss Resolution

Are you running all the time but still not losing weight? Here's how to make a change this year.<p><i>Like everyone else on the planet, one of my goals for the new year is to lose weight. I've tried for years to lose it with different diet plans, but I end up gaining it back, and now I'm heavier than</i> …

A Reader Recipe: Green Juice With Apple and Carrot

<i>If you juice at home, try this green juice recipe from POPSUGAR Fitness reader onehungrymess, she posted it in our Healthy Recipe group.</i><p><i>Keep reading to see the recipe!</i><p>Apple Carrot Green Juice<p>Original recipe<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch spinach, stems removed (or a few large handfuls)<br>• 2 large handfuls baby …

Breakfast Recipes For High-Octane Energy

Photo: Courtesy Of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Ok, yes, we know you've heard it many, many times before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, …

Changing Challenging Child Behaviors: How to Take a Proactive Approach

<b>Challenging behaviors can be so…well, challenging!</b><p>As parents, we feel like we’re at our wit’s end, not only because the behavior itself is so …

How to Foster the Emotional Health of Your Child

In my newest series of talks, all about present moment parenting in the 21st Century, I consistently come back to the conversation around emotions.<p>What do human beings need from caregivers in the midst of emotional upsets? And what can caregivers provide that will lead to the development of a …

Emotional Intelligence

Getting The Most Out Of Your Glutes

<i>Ensure that your running stride originates from the body’s main engine.</i><p>The health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day have made numerous …

Hips & Thighs Workouts

Beauty Secrets From Gorgeous Stars Over 40

13 Beauty Secrets From Gorgeous Stars Over 40<p>Youth doesn't have to be wasted on the young—take it from these gorgeous 40-plus stars! We reveal the hair, makeup, and fitness routines they use to extend their radiance.<p>Look around Hollywood these days and you might think you've entered a sci-fi movie …

6 Moves for Total-Body Toning

Exercise 1 Sumo Lunges to a Side Kick to a Squat Jump<p>These are great for shaping and toning your outer thighs, hamstrings, and butt. Start with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Lift your right leg from the knee and move it in a circular roundhouse <b>(B)</b>. Land out to the side, feet wider …

Shapes, Counting and Colors Busy Bag (with Printable)

Shares 85K<p>It’s a another lovely Friday and we are back with our weekly fine motor activity!<p>This week I wanted to concentrate on some recognition of</b> …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

Hikes Near Me: 25 Gorgeous Hikes Across the Country

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime<p>Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of …

The Awesome Side Effect of Drinking Water with Your Meals

The researchers' goal was to take a look at the relationship between people's meal habits and what they eat (fruits and veggies, dairy, salty and fatty foods, ready-made meals, etc.). They examined diet habit data from 1,332 Spanish adults ages 20 to 79—everything from how many meals the people eat …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …

11 Amazing Fall Books to Add to Your Reading List

<b>Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life by Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson (Blue Rider Press)</b><br>Williams is an accomplished songwriter, actor, and performer—and a former alcoholic. Jackson, a TV and film writer, has never suffered from addiction. Together, they explain how …

The Strength-Building Yoga Pose That Tons of People Do Wrong

Learn how to do Chaturanga the right way—and get super toned while you're at it.<p>Chaturanga is the yoga version of a traditional pushup, and it's frequently done incorrectly. Since it's used in every vinyasa and sun salutation, it can wreak havoc on the shoulders and lower back if you don’t perform …

10 Activities to Improve Your Toddler's Development

Encourage cognitive and language development with these fun, everyday learning activities.<p>Toddlers are sensory learners who love to touch, smell, and taste to understand the world around them. Use a dark marker to trace letters of the alphabet and/or numbers onto poster paper; then have your tot …

8 Ways to Help Kids Ace Tests

Does your child need help with taking exams? Follow these tips to help your kid be a whiz at pop quizzes and tests.<p>Tests are one method for a teacher to gauge what her students know (and need to know), but tests aren't just for the teachers. By taking tests, children learn solid study skills, learn …

Life of an Illustrator Living in a Barn in the Woods

Global Yodel caught up with illustrator Andrew Groves who lives in a barn in the woods in Wiston, UK. Here he creates images and makes objects for clients and personal projects. Natural phenomena, wilderness exploration, and adventure are common themes in his work. When he isn't creating awesome …

National Parks

30+ Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.<p>Transform leftover cardboard into a menagerie of animals and get ready to monkey around together!<p><b>What You'll Need:</b> Animal templates, corrugated cardboard, craft paint, paintbrush, pipe cleaners, …

7 Playful Ways to Teach Kids Manners

Yes, those good old p's and q's still matter--but teaching them calls for a creative approach. Read on for fun ways to get your kids schooled in the essentials of etiquette. You'll thank us!<p>Despite what your kids might think, the point of manners is not to provide parents with opportunities to …

11 Activities to Encourage Creativity

A child's education stretches far beyond a classroom; it extends into the environments where she lives and plays. These activities, designed for children ages 4 and up, are fun ways to develop your child's artistic learning and encourage her to think in a more challenging and creative manner.<p>Help …

Flying Snake Art

Paper plates are one of the most versatile crafting staples. We use them for lunch everyday so they are always on hand, great to grab and craft with …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …