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5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Wrists and Prevent Getting Injured

Our wrists are key joints, particularly when it comes to some of our favorite fitness moves: burpees, push-ups, planks, mountain climbers, pull-ups, Downward-Facing Dogs, and many more. Where we concentrate on the muscle groups they support, such as the arms and shoulders, we often neglect the …

Workouts

The Definitive Guide to Potty Training Your Kid

Everything parents need to know.<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with Pull-Ups® Training Pants.</i><p>You spent hours documenting their first …

Parenting

14 Agility Drills For People Over 40

Feel like an athlete again with moves that build speed, reaction time, and conditioning.<p>Basketball isn’t just a “young man’s game.” Neither is ice hockey, tennis, touch football, or martial arts. In fact, there’s no sport or leisure activity you should have to give up completely just because you’re …

Exercise

This wire-free home security camera has 6-month battery life for under $100

I absolutely love my Arlo wireless home security camera system, but I also recognize that not everyone wants to use such an expensive solution. Lucky …

Batteries

Forget the Booty and Focus on Your Back (Part 2)

When it comes to building strong and defined muscles, the view from behind is not all about the glutes. Having a strong back and shoulders is not …

Workouts

All You Need for This Upper Body Workout is a Chair

Hop up and get moving with this quickie routine.<p>Finding time to make it to the gym isn’t easy—and some days, it’s downright impossible. When you …

Workouts

Your Flat Abs Are on Their Way If You Do These 50+ Core-Carving Moves

We've compiled the 55 most effective ab exercises you can do, some with equipment to increase the intensity, and some without, so you can get in an ab workout anywhere. Mix and match to create your own core-strengthening routine. We suggest adding two to five moves to your next strength-training …

Workouts

A fun game for parents that takes the misery out of vacationing with children

Earlier this summer my husband and I took our first big vacation as a family of four. We rented a house on Cape Cod with some dear friends, loaded up our minivan with beach snacks, and hit the road.<p>It was a wonderful time. Their good-natured children are a bit older than mine, and are patient with …

Parenting

5 Strategies for Managing a Manipulative Child

If you have a master manipulator on your hands, fear not. Mighty Mommy shares five strategies that will put you—the parent—back in the driver’s seat …

Parenting

How to Lose 20 Pounds as Fast as Possible

Losing weight can be incredibly challenging regardless of whether you’re looking to lose five pounds or 20.<p>Not only does it require diet and …

Nutrition

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

Stretching Plays a Surprisingly Important Role in Weight Loss And Exercise. Here's How

It's not just a cool down.<p>There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery …

Exercise

These homemade pretzel bites will ruin all other pretzels

Photo via Thanksgiving.com<p>America loves pretzels. They’re a great accompaniment to watching TV, pair well with beer and, of course, what baseball …

Dessert

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

Exercise

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

How to raise a happy kid in the digital age

<i>Happiness is a warm puppy. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don’t worry, be happy!</i> Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being, and that of our kids, seems to be in free fall. Depression, anxiety and even youth suicide rates are increasing, as is …

Social Media

How Simon Pegg Got a Six-Pack for ‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’

Over the course of the <i>Mission: Impossible</i> franchise, the character of Benji Dunn has gone from IT guy to in-the-thick-of-it field agent. Comedic …

Workouts

14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.<p>Minor framing mistakes can lead to wavy walls and squeaky floors. More serious …

Home Improvement

Modular Shop Cabinets

By American Woodworker Editors<p>In Projects, Questions And Answers, Techniques<p>0<p>Euro-style construction makes them easy to build, easy to customize.<p>By …

Woodworking

Cucumber Salad With Magic Spice Blend Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> With a touch of spiky lime juice and a Salt Bae throw of my Magic Spice Blend, this tastes not unlike cucumbers with Tajín. Addictive, in other words. Plus, it's a three-ingredient salad when you need it the most (on busy weeknights like tonight). —Eric Kim<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> Featured in: …

Recipes

Prototyping an Inexpensive Set of Folding Table Legs Out of Construction Lumber

2x4s, unfancy hinges, screws and little else<p>In order to maximize free space, the photo studio I run on the side contains almost no furniture. …

Woodworking

A Trainer Explains Why You Should Always Start Your Workout With Abs

You've probably been taught that before starting a workout, you should warm up by rolling out and doing a few dynamic exercises, and then jump into your workout. I hate to break it to you, but there's an important piece that's being left out of your warmup: activating your core.<p>You've probably …

Workouts

19 Delicious Meatless Meals That Have A Ton Of Protein

You don't even have to be a vegetarian to enjoy them.<p>Of course, how much protein you need differs from person to person depending on your size, activity level, and whatever your health and fitness goals might be. For these meals, we made sure each had at least 15 grams as a good place to start when …

Cooking

6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

Creativity

How to Get Alexander Skarsgard's Perfect Summer Fit

For around $250, you can look this good too (from the neck down).<p>Now that we’re officially in the Hot as Hell stage of the summer, there’s a good chance your style has taken a hit. Which is fine, this year of all years, because we’re living in the golden age of hamper dressing. But if dust fits …

Men's Fashion

8 Delicious Keto Breakfast Ideas That Won't Make You Feel Like You're on a Diet

If eating healthy is a priority for you, you’re probably already familiar with the keto diet by name, if not by practice. In the last couple of …

Breakfast

40 Grandma-Inspired Breads, Rolls & Muffins

Nothing beat the taste and aroma of Grandma’s golden, fresh-from-the-oven bread. Look here to find the perfect baked beauty to accompany your meals …

Breakfast

How to Say No to Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Grade Schoolers Without Saying “No”

There are times in parenting when saying no as a form of child discipline doesn't make sense. It's better to offer choices and help kids develop …

Parenting

Grilled Shrimp with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing Recipe

A quick and easy baking soda brine keeps shrimp plump and juicy on the grill.<p>Servings: 4<p>Prep: 1 hour<p>Total: 1 hour and 20 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound|450 grams jumbo shrimp, peeled<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and thinly …

Seafood