Ben Stephenson

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5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Parenting

Toddlers - Milestones, Development, and Care

Are the twos really <i>that</i> terrible? The toddler stage can be a trying one for parents, but also fun and rewarding—your child is continuing to develop …

Parenting

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do If I Bonk While Cycling? - Total Women's Cycling

<b>Dizziness, a sudden, all-consuming loss of energy, a desire to get off the bike, sit down and have a nap – bonking is a cyclist’s nightmare.</b><p>We spoke …

Cycling

I Used to Feel Overwhelmed by Housework — Until This Time-Management Hack Saved Me

Nothing makes me feel more zen than a clean home, but as a mom who works full time, I've learned the hard way that housework can't always be the priority. I used to binge-clean like it was a competition, spending hours dishwashing, folding, and vacuuming with marathon intensity. When everything was …

Time Management

Best road bike wheel sets reviewed 2018

<b>Our complete guide to what to look for when buying your new wheels</b><p>If there’s one upgrade that will help to take your bike to the next level, it is a …

Road Bikes

Bill Gates is raising his children according to a 1970s ‘Love and Logic’ formula — here are his top tips for grooming successful kids

Bill Gates doesn't pretend he lives in an egalitarian household. When it comes to parenting his three children, the billionaire Microsoft mogul readily admits his wife Melinda has done more than her share of the work raising the kids.<p>"My wife does 80%," Gates told a crowd of Harvard students on …

Bill Gates

Backpacking with Baby

Outdoor Adventure Tips for New Families<p>Backpacking with BabyOutdoor Adventure Tips for New Families<p>Posted by Mooner<p>On November 29th, 2017, a time of …

Backpacking

The Hard Numbers of Shark Attacks in 2017

U.S. has by far the most attacks, but no fatalities<p>The International Shark Attack File is exactly what it sounds like--an annual report on how many …

South Carolina

The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong

Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.<p>Updated: April 19, 2018<p>At 5:19 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, Floyd Landis hit send on what would prove the most …

Important Parenting Tips for Potty Training Girls

While some potty training advice and methods are universal for potty training girls and boys, girls may finish potty training earlier and learn to …

Parenting

Mark Your Calendars — This Is When You'll Get Your Life Back After Kids

Last weekend, on a gloomy Sunday, my family, which includes myself, my husband, our 7-year-old daughter, and our 4-year-old son, was eager for an activity. We ruled out a movie since my daughter was convinced every children's film currently in theaters was too scary. My son's idea of finally …

How to adjust the reach of your brake levers

Next up: Is the compact chainset dead?<p>5<p><b>In this video our mechanic Al Vines you how to adjust the reach of your Shimano brake levers</b><p>The reach of the …

Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group

<b>Riding in a group can be great fun, but riding on your own can be just as good</b><p>Riding in a group comes with many benefits, namely having a bit of …

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

A lot of people swear kinesiology tape works, but science can't explain why

If you’re a fan of the Olympics or professional sports, you’ve probably seen athletes wearing patterns of brightly colored tape over their skin. Skillfully plastered over muscles and joints, this “kinesiology” tape bends and puckers with movement, and gives athletes a “super elite” appearance: the …

Massage Therapy

Johnny Manziel returns field goal at Texas A&M spring game

Manziel can always count on getting love from his alma mater. C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports<p>As the first half of Texas A&M’s spring game wound to a …

A Layman’s Explanation of the Science Behind Kelly’s Wave

<b>Most of us have at least a basic understanding of how waves work.</b> It’s a necessary part of surfing—knowing which spot will work on a given swell; how …

Watch: How to use oil, grease and lubricants (video)

Next up: How to service road caliper brakes<p>5<p><b>The dark art of lubrication explained: we run through the different types of oils, grease and lubricants</b> …

How to Get a Toddler to Sleep Alone in His Own Room

Not getting enough sleep can lead to a host of other issues with toddlers such as tantrums, meltdowns, crankiness, and a disagreeable demeanor. Sleep …

Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

The German practice of giving children more independence early on creates more resilient and responsible grownups, says this American mom.<p>When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't …

Parenting

13 things I wish someone had told me before I had a second baby

Everything changes once you become a parent. Your sleep is cut in half, you eat standing up, and you may be unsure which day of the week it is — and that's just after you have your first child.<p>Just when you think you have this whole parenting gig figured out, the second baby comes along and life …

Parenting

9 food parts you should never throw away

If you're immediately tossing those leftover parts of fresh produce in the trash, you could be missing out on some powerful nutrients—and losing money in the process.

Nutrition

16 items people waste too much money on at the grocery store and should stop buying immediately

Grocery stores — whether your local store or a big-box chain — have tons of items in stock and many for a fair, reasonable price. But that doesn't mean it should be your one-stop shop for anything you need to buy.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American spends more than …

Personal Finance

Kids often pick a favourite parent — don’t let it ruin your relationship

Whether they’re toddlers or pre-teens, experts say at some point, children tend to pick a favourite parent.<p>Story continues below<p>And this can boil …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Exclusive interview: Quirky showman Peter Sagan gears up for the week from cycling hell

There is a faintly surreal moment towards the end of my hour-long audience with Peter Sagan when we find ourselves - somewhat in desperation, it has to be said - discussing snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan.<p>I have been probing the three-time world champion for a while, pushing him to tell me what …

These Are The Toys Your Child Should Be Playing With, According To A Psychologist

While toys are first and foremost a way for kids to have fun, different toys do nurture different aspects of a child's spirit, mind, and behavior, …

Should you replace your 3 year-old road bike?

Of late, a lot has changed in road bike design — wheel widths, braking, gearing — but not nearly enough to make replacing a newish bike worthwhile, …

Bicycle Helmets

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

Teaching kids the cost of replacing what they neglect can be a lot less painful for parents if they start when the stakes are small.<p>By<p>Mar 16 2018, …