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Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Self-improvement

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful than compliments. That means if you want to keep your marriage flourishing, for …

Self-help

How To Support A Partner With Depression: Reddit Users Share Their Tips

#7: Don’t forget to take care of yourself.<p>When a partner is suffering from depression, it can be difficult to know how to help them while staying …

Study Skills

Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work. Here’s What Does.

There’s no shortage of self-help gurus who swear that repeating positive phrases to yourself can change your life, encouraging that if you simply …

The 15 Best Foods To Feed Your Vagina

Source: PeopleImages / Getty<p>Ladies, for a healthy, feel-good, orgasm-rich vagina, it starts with your diet. This healthy diet allows your vagina to …

9 Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Try these delicious recipes to keep your skin clear and gorgeous. Bonus: You probably have some of the key ingredients in your fridge already. —Willa Tellekson-Flash<p>Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt<p>Courtesy of Things I Made Today<p>Hydration, hydration, hydration. The cucumber in this …

Pass the Potatoes: 7 Tested and Perfected Spud Recipes

Baked, fried, puréed or mashed, <i>everyone</i> loves potatoes. From Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes to Potatoes Leek Soup, here are seven simple and delicious ways to make them.<p><b>1. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Thyme</b><p>In this easy recipe, sweet potatoes are mashed with butter, maple syrup and thyme to bring …

Cooking

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

With the right foods waiting for you in the fridge, eating healthy is a breeze. But what recipes to make? Lucky for you, we have five perfect dishes that'll encourage you to make healthy choices all week.<p>As part of our month-long Eat Well, Feel Great Challenge, we found recipes for you to prep on …

Healthy Eating

A No-Equipment Upper-Body Strength Workout

Doing a perfect push-up works nearly all of the major muscle groups in your body, but it's your chest, shoulders, and arms that do the, er, heavy …

Workouts

Best foods to fight the flu

If you’re like most people, you are itching to put your winter boots and coat into storage and trade them in for sandals and a T-shirt. Personally, I’m SO ready for spring. Too bad the cold and flu virus haven’t gotten the memo. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season …

Flu

Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Recipe slightly edited from the version digitized in the Library of Congress's …

8 Delicious Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories

When it comes to weeknight dinners, usually something's gotta give. Maybe you whip up a quick meal, but it's not that healthy. Or you take the time to make a healthy dinner, but it's not that satisfying. But these eight dishes have it all: They're fast, flavorful <i>and</i> fewer than 400 calories per …

Cooking

5 Recipes for Homemade Chutney

Chutney is a popular British condiment for everything from cheese to roasts.<p>Instead of buying a jar, try these five easy DIY recipes including tangy …

Chutney

How to Stop Wasting Food and Save $1,500 a Year

Curbing food waste can benefit your wallet as well as the planet.<p>According to <i>Time</i>, the average household throws out about 20 percent of all …

Food

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Bacon, the World's Most Perfect Food

There are some people out there committing truly heinous crimes against bacon. Don't be one of them. Avoid these common mistakes and enjoy the world's most perfect food.<p>Bacon is amazing. You know that. We know that. But just because it's already the world's most perfect food doesn't mean it's …

Cooking

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Pancakes In The World

There's nothing like a stack of homemade pancakes on a Saturday morning to make the weekend feel wonderful. They're even better than brunch pancakes because you don't have to get out of your pajamas. The only problem is, making pancakes at home, from scratch, can be quite the endeavor -- and leave …

Breakfast

Make *Way* Better Waffles by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Back away from the box of frozen waffles. Make crispy, fluffy, perfect waffles at home—just be sure to avoid these common mistakes.<p>We know what you're thinking: Waffles! How hard can <i>that</i> be to screw up? Well listen: There's a lot that can go wrong with these griddled and golden fluffy frisbees. We …

How to Sew a Basic Tee in Less Than 30 Minutes

The best thing about learning the basics of sewing is that you can create your own pieces any time you want with any color or fabric you want. No matter what you’re dreaming about, you can create it. That expensive silk kimono you saw in a boutique once? You can make it! And the colorful crop top …

Sewing

14 Amazing Two-Ingredient Dessert Recipes That Anyone Can Make

Look, we love a pint of Ben & Jerry's as much as the next girl, but sometimes you want to mix up your dessert routine and make something more adventurous. These 14 delectable and simple recipes require only two ingredients (plus the optional chocolate drizzle or sprinkles here and there). You heard …

Dessert

How to Make the Perfect Soufflé

Inspired by her cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin takes a cooking lesson from a chef. This month, …

Food

Dinner for One? Try These Easy Recipes

You're on your own for dinner, so what the heck are you going to make? You'd like to be creative, but only if the portions are right. Here, nine delicious recipes, easily made for you and you alone.<p><b>Cacio E Pepe</b><p>A quarter pound of pasta (about a quarter of the box), a dash of pepper, some …

Cooking

The Healthy Pasta Recipes You Want And Need

We're just going to start out by saying that yes, we know, pasta isn't exactly on the top of the list of healthy foods. It's usually made with refined flour and offers very little nutritional value (although whole wheat and wheat-alternative pastas are becoming more and more popular). <i>But</i>, what …

Healthy Eating

8 Easy Side Dishes for the Holiday Season

Here are 8 easy and festive dishes your dinner guests will enjoy. Colorful, healthy and delicious sides that pair beautifully with most meat and poultry dishes.<p><b>1. Blackened Hasselback Carrots</b><p><b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Sauteed Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions with Paprika</b><p><b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>3. Honey Sriracha</b> …

Cooking

The 5 Most Common Cookie Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Have you made any of these mistakes?<p>If baking were a martial art, Alessandra Altieri would be a black belt. As the pastry chef and director of Thomas …

Dessert

Chewy, Buttery Brown Sugar Cookies (With Just One Bowl!)

I had wrist surgery a week and a half ago and have mostly been sitting on my couch at home since, attempting to get work done despite the challenge of a large, stiff cast and sore metacarpals. It's been slow going. Even worse, I've mostly been off painkillers because oxycodone, the one I've been …

The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams | Inc.com

• "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." --James Cameron<br>• "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry …

Motivation