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Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Kids

The Best Jogging Strollers

Designed to give a smooth, cushy ride at higher speeds and over uneven terrain, jogging strollers are preferred not just by runners, but also by …

Shopping

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

5 Fifty Shades sex positions to set your climax free

Your inner goddess will thank you. Maybe.<p>A lot of the sex scenes from <i>Fifty Shades Freed</i> elicit a resounding "hell no" from me. Sorry, but I just don't find sex in a meadow erotic. Ticks, anyone?! But a select few are actually worth a shot if you're feeling brave, or have run out of Netflix shows to …

Sofa

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

A guide to raising good men, by my mom

<b>(CNN) —</b> I can safely declare that I'm not going to end up on any list of media dirtbags. Like most men I know, I have managed to have a professional career and personal relationships free of assault, harassment or even run-of-the-mill jerkiness.<p>I feel confident in saying that because all the recent …

Parenting

5 bathroom sex positions that will wash all your stress away

It's time to come clean.<p>Whether by desire or necessity, sometimes you're gonna end up doing it in the bathroom. And hey, when you're done, the shower's right there.<p><b>The Soapy Slide</b><p>Instead of traumatising yourself with shower sex attempts, just let your partner tend to you with one soapy hand sliding …

6 Things You Should Never Stop Asking For In Your Relationship

Relationships are give and take. You give your time, thoughts, consideration, care and love to your partner -- and then you expect something in …

Schadenfreude

Why Maintenance Sex Is So Important in Happy Marriages

Maintenance sex may not sound like the most titillating thing in the world, but it is crucial to the health of your relationship.<p>When we say maintenance sex, we mean having sex just to have it, even if you don’t feel like doing it. It means keeping the sex up to ensure both people in the …

Relationships

9 Parenting Hacks and Habits Not to Feel Guilty About

Experts share nine so-called "bad" parenting decisions, from bathing habits to screen time, that aren't that big a deal—and may even benefit your kids!<p>So you served up a pretty unhealthy breakfast or yelled at your munchkin because he refused to put on his shoes. Don’t beat yourself up! The truth …

23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

Teen Pregnancy

Beyond ‘Fine’: 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

The 12-Minute Hotel-Room Workout

Try a quick circuit to keep you energized on your business trip.<p>You know the frustration: not just all the crap that comes with business travel, but also how it too often breaks your fitness routine. Five days on the road and suddenly all that work you've been doing goes down the crapper. By the …

Climbing

Target's New Maternity Collection is Super Stylish—And Won't Break the Bank

The hunt for cute, affordable, and comfortable maternity clothes is over—thanks to the new Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel collection, soon to be available at Target.<p>Ingrid Carney made her first maternity garment in 2003 out of necessity—the working mom-to-be had a business meeting to attend, …

The Best Kits for Teaching Kids How to Code

Who says learning code has to be boring?<p>Whether you're an experienced programmer or have never even touched a line of code, a kit designed to introduce basic coding skills can make a great gift for kids. These kits can teach everything from problem-solving skills to real programming languages that …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Symptoms you should never ignore during pregnancy

While pregnant women often experience many novel sensations, some can be symptoms of something serious, experts say. Those symptoms should prompt you to immediately pick up your phone to call your doctor.<p>Waiting to make sure it’s really a problem isn’t a good idea, said Dr. Lauren Streicher, an …

Pregnancy

Science: Running Is Better Than Every Other Exercise at Making You Live Longer

And a little bit goes a long way!<p>In what should come as welcome news to your high school gym teacher and a grim revelation to everyone who finds running to be dreadfully dull and monotonous, a new review published in <i>Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases</i>—easily my favorite peer-reviewed heart health …

Exercise

Quick Glute Exercises For Runners – Women's Running

Tight or weak glutes are the root cause of many runners’ problems. Use these quick glute exercises for runners to strengthen, stretch and mobilise …

23 children's books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Books can have a profound impact on our lives and the way we view the world, especially as children.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues …

Books

The Impossible Dream of Working Out When You're a Mom With a New Baby

In an alternate reality, I am working out this morning.<p>I am lacing up my sneakers, slipping out of a quiet apartment into fresh, spring morning air, …

Maternity

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

Literature

How Working Mothers Can Ask For a More Flexible Work Schedule After Having a Baby

Our first baby, Will, was hours away from being born, and my husband and I were on our way to the hospital. Ben grabbed the bag I’d lovingly packed a full two months earlier: a blanket, a tiny outfit, our good camera, nursing bras, maternity yoga pants. We looked at each other, nervous and …

Pregnancy

Even in middle age, your best running days may still be ahead of you

Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery. But there’s good news, middle-of-the-pack runners, because we may have the last laugh: New research shows that while elite runners peak at age 35, the rest of us …

Marathons

I’m not an extrovert — and that makes it harder to find love

I have always felt like an introvert <i>and</i> an extrovert. Put me on the perimeter of a mosh pit at a punk show or thrust me into a four-star dining experience with more conservative people, and I’ll adapt to either situation — usually happily. In both instances, however, I’m relieved to return home, …

Relationships