Ashley Wells

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The best books for raising activist kids

By Jody Allard<p>As protests and marches continue to sweep the country, parents can use books to help them broach complex topics with their kids. Many kids recently attended protests for the first time and these budding activists often have tough questions.<p>Here is a list of books that can introduce …

Civil Rights

Top Vegetarian Protein Sources

If you're following a vegetarian diet, try these meatless and plant-based options to get your protein.<p>These vegetarian protein sources make it easy …

Kids Whose Parents Make Them Do Chores Are More Successful

So drop the sponge and hand it to your child — tonight!<p>There's a reason your children are prone to tantrums when you ask them to wash the dishes — chores are <i>not</i> fun. After all, who wants to spend 20 minutes scrubbing crusted-on tomato sauce instead of watching <i>Frozen</i> for the millionth time? But …

TED Talks

Harvard Is One Step Closer to Developing Cheap, Long-Lasting Battery Storage

By Kieran Cooke<p>It is the holy grail of the renewable energy sector—a cheap and efficient battery system that can store energy generated by renewables …

Watch This Photoshop Tutorial and Learn How to Give Your Images Vibrant Natural Colors (VIDEO)

Have you ever tried to bump up the saturation in a drab image, only to have a subject’s skin tones go out of wack? As you’ll learn in the Photoshop …

Quartz vs Granite Countertops : Which is More Popular?

It seems like just yesterday I was bemoaning the ubiquity of granite, hoping and praying it would go the way of the dodo bird and I'd never have to …

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death<p>Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.<p>The findings of the …

These are the science concepts you need to know to understand life in 2017

It’s early days of 2017 still, but already it’s become apparent that this year science will play a larger role in public discourse than it has in the past, at least in the US. The scientific community has found itself at odds with the new White House administration in countless ways, and is gearing …

How to Keep Your Children From Learning Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

By Amy Joyce<p>Amy Joyce<p>Writer and editor for On Parenting<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Writer/editor<p>One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years …

Kids

These "Healthy" Habits Are Actually Slowing Down Your Metabolism

Why can some people eat in excess without consequence while others struggle to stay in shape on a healthy diet? It's not necessarily genetics, says …

When a preschooler’s friends aren’t playing nice, should a parent intervene?

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Q: My almost-4-year-old is sweet and sensitive (and crazy, of course, as they all are). She plays well with others, as long as they want to or are also playing. How do I help her deal with kids who aren’t playing well back? I intervene if there are safety</i> …

Middle School

Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

By Phyllis Fagell<p>When my girlfriends and I share stories about our first jobs, we shake our heads at our meekness. Susan recalls her boss at a company in Paris. “She would fly off the handle at the smallest things, screaming, ‘Vous êtes nul!’ — ‘You are nothing!’ ” Susan would retreat to the …

Parenting

This Food Is Scientifically Proven to Boost Metabolism, Says New Study

Metabolism is a finicky chemical process that can be influenced by anything from your workout routine to how much water you drink in a day. For that …

In Jackson, Wyoming, A Record Real Estate Deal

The recent sale of a sprawling 265 acre property in Jackson, Wyoming listed at a record $53m will no doubt shine a light on a small enclave in the shadow of the Teton Mountains that has long played host to wealthy home buyers.<p>Four Springs Ranch, a rarely seen property on the west bank of the Snake …