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What Every Mom Needs to Make Sure Her Daughter Knows Before She Grows Up

"We can do better for our girls."<p>Moms of girls know their daughters are strong, capable, and all-around awesome. But they also realize that growing up female comes with a unique set of challenges. The above video, which was created by filmmakers Courtney and Peter Hutchens as part of a Kickstarter …

Correct a Child's Behavior Without Punishment By Focusing on These Three Things

Many parents dole out punishment when their children do something bad, but Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, says that even gentle …

The 30-Minute Cookie that Took our Holiday Party by Storm

Date balls: our new favorite thing<p>When you work at a place like SAVEUR, there’s pressure on potluck night to bring something impressive, like a …

The 21 Best Longform Food Stories of 2015

E<p><b>very year, it seems,</b> there's more wonderful, rigorous, thoughtful, serious stuff out there to read — here on Eater, to be sure, but beyond our borders, out in the wide world of the rest of the internet (and the occasional printed page), there are extraordinary journalistic riches to be found. …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Christina Tosi’s favorite holiday cookie, and tips for bakers

By Joe Yonan<p>, Food and dining editor<p>For someone who has come up with such concoctions as a compost cookie and crack pie, Christina Tosi of Milk Bar has a surprisingly simple holiday go-to cookie. It’s the one that she brings every year to her staff’s big cookie exchange, and the one that, to her, …

Dessert

Half of all tree species in Amazon 'face extinction'

<b>More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.</b><p>According to new data, up to 57% of all Amazonian trees may already fit the criteria of being globally threatened.<p>If confirmed, the estimates would raise the number of threatened plant species on Earth …

Biodiversity

How to Make Your Caramel 100x More Exciting: Replace Cream with Fruit

It feels like we've known about caramel since the beginning of time.<p>But the Romans, the Byzantines, the members of the Ming dynasty, the dinosaurs (!) did <i>not</i> spoon caramel sauce over their ice cream. Because <b>in 1993, its existence was still news</b> (in the U.S., at least).<p>In a <i>New York Times</i> article, …

A Two-Minute Video of the Earth's Yearly Cycle of Plant Life

NASA recently released an animated video of the Earth’s yearly plant life cycle. Researchers used satellite instruments to measure several years’ …

Sea Level

18 realistic family photos. Because we know parenting isn't picture-perfect.

Family photographer Danielle Guenther gets the struggle that is parenting.<p>As a mom herself, she lives and loves the daily grind. Sure, she relishes …

Parenting

New Trend: Freestanding Storage Cabinets in the Kitchen

Here's a new trends that's starting to crop up in kitchens all over, a way to add a little character and a lot of storage to your kitchen all in one …

Trends

Everything you need to know about honey

Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using the nectar from flowers. It is graded by color, with the clear, golden amber honey often fetching a higher …

2015 Winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards

History/Biography<p>Winner. <b>Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave.</b> By Sean Prentiss. University of New Mexico Press, …

When You Can't Eat Any More, Drink a Digestif

You’ve been sitting for the last four hours, gleefully tucking into the parade of heavy, gravy-bathed foods crowding the table. Festive spirit and general mirth abound, but your stomach, well, it’s starting to cry uncle. The last thing in the world you want at such a moment is to pour one more …

Digestion

Kitten nearly explodes with joy as it jumps up and down when its owner returns home

We're pretty well accustomed to dogs waiting excitedly by the door for our return.<p>But this kitten has proved that mongrels aren't the only animals …

Why Bread is the Best Vehicle for Sweet Potatoes

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, discovers a better way to eat your mashed potatoes this year.</i><p>Let's talk about mashed potatoes. Specifically, let's talk about mashed <i>sweet</i> potatoes. What if, instead of eating your vegetables with a fork, you ate them in …

5 books actress and attachment parenting advocate Mayim Bialik reads to her kids

So what does the mother of two think are the best books to read with your kids?<p>As part of its Storybook Project, NPR asked a number of authors, actors, politicians, philanthropists, scientists, and musicians to reveal their all-time favorite books they've read to their kids. It's a great resource …

Harper Collins

21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

While small upgrades and minor decor replacements may seem like a waste of time when you're in a hurry to sell your house, one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is listing your home without any advance preparation.<p>Whether you're listing your condo for sale in Miami, FL, or looking …

Best Workout Songs: Workout Music Playlist 2015

It's no joke that music can make exercise way more fun—if you ever forgot to bring your headphones to the gym, you likely learned this the hard way. But more than just upping the enjoyment factor, good music can help you get more out of your workout too: Studies have shown that listening to upbeat …

New York City

When Motherhood Is a Mirror

Lately, I've not been able to utter a word without hearing my mother's voice. In the last six months I've realized how much I sound like her. She echoes each word I say as if she were standing right next to me, in every mothering moment. Since I lost her two years ago, she's dwelled within the …

Parenting

Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Quantum Mechanics

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Dessert

Bake a "Magic Cake" That Bakes into Three Layers on Its Own

A “magic cake” has three layers, each with its own texture and flavor (a dense and moist base, a middle cream layer, and a light sponge top). It’s …

The world's most desirable holiday destinations – in pictures

From the summit of Machu Picchu to the open spaces of Mongolia, National Geographic has assembled a selection of the most amazing places from around the globe. What are your unmissable locations? Tell us in the comments below

Machu Picchu

Better Than Store-Bought: Three Halloween Candies You Can Make at Home

Around about the fifth mini Snickers bar or bag of Skittles pilfered from your child’s trick-or-treat haul this Halloween, processed-candy fatigue might begin to set in. In a sugar-fueled rage, you may wonder: Why did none of my neighbors hand out artisanal chocolates or small-batch baked goods? …