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New Parents Spend Less Time Looking After Kids Than They Think

According to a new study, couples who have recently become parents believe they spend more hours in childcare than they actually do. And couples who …

Parenting

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Other Green Toast

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Toast says goodbye to avocado and welcomes peas as its new best friend.</i><p>There’s something providential about the pairing of peas and toast. In a lot of ways, they’re …

Hold the Cinnamon—Make Green Curry Oatmeal Instead

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast—because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Hold the cinnamon this morning and use curry in your oatmeal instead. Really.</i><p>I have a class of food I call …

The Right Way to Cook Your Chicken with Kale

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Kale takes a supporting role in this sweet, tangy, and completely addictive maple-curry chicken recipe.</i><p>Kale is the best friend we never had. It brightens our dreariest days, rolls with the …

Recipes

Fry up this Cuban croquetas for a crowd-pleasing snack - TODAY.com

Betty Cortina-Weiss<p>There are some classic, Cuban dishes whose fame transcends culture and geography, meaning you’ve likely heard of them whether or not you’re Hispanic or from the island. There’s the legendary Cuban sandwich, the beloved black bean soup and the succulent pork. (Oh, that pork!) Then …

Latin America

The Rise of Cookie Butter: How Speculoos Spread Hit It Big in the U.S.

What is cookie butter, exactly? And where does it come from? What do you eat it on? We learn all about cookie butter and how it became a household name.<p><b>Cookie butter</b> is a decadent treat that’s gained a cult following in the United States over the last few years. It’s typically made from pulverized …

Dessert

How to Make Baking With Kids a Recipe for Success

The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen made graham crackers for Take Your Child to Work Day. Here's what we learned about baking with kids.<p></head>For Condé Nast's annual Take Your Kids to Work Day, the <i>Bon Appétit</i> Test Kitchen whipped up homemade graham crackers with some very short sous chefs. If we can …

Kitchens

Make Puerto Rican-style red beans and rice - TODAY.com

Juan Fernando Ayora @thetravelerslife<p>It’s a classic combination around the globe, yes, but in few places more than Latin America is rice and beans considered as much a part of the cultural DNA as is speaking Spanish. Perhaps that’s because it’s a dish born of the region’s history. Beans are native …

Puerto Rico

French Lentil Salad with Blue Cheese

2 cups Puy lentils, rinsed<p>1 carrot, peeled and chopped<p>1 small yellow onion, chopped<p>10 tbsp. olive oil<p>5 tbsp. red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt and freshly …

Recipes

Winner’s Circle Pie

For the crust: Sift together flour, sugar, and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to work butter and shortening into …

Baking

Grilled Shrimp with Maker's Mark Butter Sauce

Need to impress a member of the fairer sex? Make this fool-proof recipe you'll both actually enjoy for date night.<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, bourbon and food make …

Cook the Ultimate Hash Browns

Meaty. Cheesy. Easy.<p>In the realm of breakfast food, hash browns are often relegated to sidekick. These shredded spuds often act as mere add-ons to main courses of more heroic stature: omelets, eggs Benedict, and huevos rancheros.<p>If you’ve made from-scratch hash browns, however, you know that it …

The Secret Trick to Great Game Day Wings

You don’t need a deep fryer to cook up this fan favorite.<p>If I had a fantasy football point for every time I heard that some bar had the “best wings,” I surely wouldn’t be second-last in my league right now.<p>Let’s admit that most wings are about average. That’s because most bars buy cheap chicken …

What the Kids of Copenhagen's Most Famous Chefs Eat for Lunch

<i>If you like reading what Amanda feeds her kids, you'll love taking a look into what other people—both in the food world and the world at large -- prepare for their own children (and occasionally their significant others and maybe even their pets). Prepare to be either resentful or appreciative of</i> …

Who has bigger tantrums? Opera characters or children? New music show brings the two together

Scottish Opera is bringing KidO for young children in Glasgow and around Scotland to inspire with music and storytelling.<p>CHILDREN love stories. …

More U.S. children doing yoga, taking sleep supplements | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – - A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices.<p>The report analyzed National Health Interview Survey data on practices outside of mainstream medicine and found significantly …

Secrets to Raising Independent Children

<i>Successful problem solvers are independent and confident children</i><p>At the age of 13, I learned some important lessons about independence. I traveled alone from Iran to Denmark to attend school.<p>I was living alone in a foreign country with no family or friends.<p>I tackled such adult tasks as buying a …

Melatonin not for children: study

Although it may be tempting to give a child who can’t sleep a dose of the natural sleep aid melatonin, an Australian research team says this could …

Having 'The Talk': What black parents tell their children about the police

Every police shooting of a young black man ripples throughout the black community. It often ends up with a conversation between black parents and …

Dyslexia 'seen in brain scans' of pre-school children

<b>Brain scans may allow detection of dyslexia in pre-school children even before they start to read, say researchers.</b><p>A US team found tell-tale signs on scans that have already been seen in adults with the condition.<p>And these brain differences could be a cause rather than a consequence of dyslexia - …

The Brain

Excessive Candy Consumption Is Giving Children Burns and Seizures

Turns out your mom was right: too much candy is bad for you. But she didn't say that licorice and sour suckers would cause bloody tongue blisters and seizures.<p>Our parents cautioned us that if we ate too much candy all of our teeth would fall out. Or we'd get a headache, or stay up too late, or get …

Despite safety fears, doctors often delay vaccines for young children

Parents aren't the only ones fretting about vaccines for young children. Trepidation about these routine immunizations has made doctors upset too, a new survey shows.<p>Fully 92% of pediatricians and family medicine physicians agree that it is important for kids to get vaccinated against measles, …

Public Health

On Bribing Small Children

I bribed my son with ice cream to get him to pose for the picture you see above.<p>I know, I know.<p>Bribing your kid is "bad."<p>But I was finally able to afford a photoshoot. A photographer I love had time in her schedule. We had good light. I made it out the door looking good and feeling like my kid …

Adoption and fostering: Finding homes for 'hard to place' children

Social Care Network,Children,Work practices,Policy,Society Professionals,Fostering,Children,Adoption,Social care,Society<p>Could thinking differently help children to find a match with a new generation of parents?

Social Work

Explainer: when should children start to think about their careers?

Labour’s shadow education minister Tristram Hunt argued recently for the introduction of career education into primary schools, particularly for …

Career Development

Asperger's Children and Resistance to Change: Tips for Parents and Teachers

One very common problem for young people with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA) is difficulty adjusting to new situations. While all …

‘Children of Paradise’ Was a Minor Miracle

One of the most acclaimed movies ever was produced under maybe the worst conditions ever.<p>The film was “Children of Paradise.” When it opened in the …

World War II

Children And Animals Cuddle In Cute Photoshoots By Russian Photographer Elena Karneeva

Children's relationships with animals and with each other are free of many of the misconceptions and unfounded fears that can infect our minds later …

Pigs

Why I try to teach my children that life isn’t all about money

My attitude to teaching children about money is pretty straightforward. I don’t. As I don’t consider everything in family life a “teaching tool”, I simply give my children a bit of pocket money and let them save it or spend it as they see fit. Sometimes I intervene when it’s a stupid choice; …

Kids