John J. Thompson

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Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

Parenting

Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?

Answering these seven questions can help you figure out whether it’s the right move for you to make now

From jean upkeep to finding the right fit, 7 of your most pressing questions about denim, answered

Just about everybody owns it, yet few know how to take care of it. Of course we are talking about denim. Through its history as a working-man's …

A family therapist says too many parents make the same mistake and end up with spoiled kids

Having kids of your own complicates the situation somewhat. You hate to see them upset, but you also hate being glared at. You're frustrated, but you also know that you'll be even more frustrated in the future if you give your kid exactly what they want when they want it.<p>But if there's one …

Babies Should Not Drink Fruit Juice, Doctors Group Says

Babies under the age of 1 should not drink fruit juice, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>The AAP previously said …

27 Holy Grail Kitchen Gadgets That Live Up To The Hype

Products people swear by to set up a kickass kitchen.

U.S. Parents Are Sweating And Hustling To Pay For Child Care

Life is pretty busy for Mike Buchmann, a high school art teacher and football coach, and his wife Shannon, who works as an assistant controller at a small private college near their home in Mishawaka, Ind.<p>Everyone is out the door by 7:45 each morning: Mike shuttles their two older kids to …

Across The Globe, Our Diets Are Making Us Sicker, Report Finds

Diet and nutrition are now the biggest risk factors for people's health across the globe, even in poorer countries. That's according to a recent report published by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems Nutrition, an independent group of experts on nutrition and health.<p>"If you look at …

Holistic Medicine

10 Essential Pieces Of Fall Clothing That Go With Everything

Tis the season to be stylish<p>Transitioning from summer into fall shouldn’t require a wardrobe overhaul.<p>With just a few carefully selected pieces, you can move between the seasons in comfort and style—without blowing your budget.<p>Here’s what you need:<p><b>Related:</b> The Men’s Health Better Man Project—2,000+ …

Men's Fashion

New Dad Survival Guide: The Skillset You Need to be Successful | The Art of Manliness

When my daughter Scout recently passed the 3-months-old mark, I found myself reflecting on how smoothly adding her into the family has gone. Every …

Do this and your wife is more likely to divorce you

Money won’t make or break your marriage, but how you spend your time both in and out of the house might, suggests new research published Thursday in …

5 Ways to Wear a Graphic Tee Without Looking Like a Sullen Teenager

It can be done—if you're careful.<p>The graphic tee has long been a bone of contention in the world of men's style. For a while it was considered an article of clothing that shouldn't be worn past the legal drinking age. But, as it often does in fashion, the pendulum swings. And now the graphic …

We Should All Steal This Parenting Trick From Prince William, Experts Say

It's easy and it'll boost your child's self-esteem.<p>If you spend a lot of time looking at photos of Prince William and his 3-year-old son, Prince George (as we most definitely do), you might have noticed that the Duke of Cambridge often kneels down while talking to his son.<p>He did it at Princess …

Prince William

4 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

When I was in first grade, I had a terrible time understanding the unit on money and the concepts of counting and calculating change. I can remember …

Putting Off Marriage, Not Buying a Home: How People Live With Student Debt

The high cost of higher education has always seemed justified as a down payment on a better future. But a recent survey by Consumer Reports finds that many former students now buried in debt question whether they made the right decision.<p>Forty-five percent of the 1,500 people responding to a …

How to Do a Double Dumbbell Front Squat With Hip Circle

Just don’t confuse “favorite” with “easy”<p>When <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., squats, he wraps a miniband above his knees. (This is also called a double dumbbell front squat with hip circle.)<p>Why? It forces you to spread your knees—more importantly, your hips—throughout the …

Workouts

The 30-Minute Density Circuit That Targets Your Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings, and Hips

Your goal: as many rounds as possible in a half an hour<p>A density circuit involves alternating between three or more moves performed at a submaximal number of repetitions. (Check out This Incredible Upper-Body Density Circuit That Targets Your Chest and Back.)<p>Why submax? This allows you to work more …

Workouts

Buying A House Tested Our Marriage

Mel and I bought our first home about three years ago, and it was a huge accomplishment for us. We were both really excited to be homeowners, but …

Relationships

Auto Insurance Rates Rising

Due to an improving economy, job growth and record low gas prices, Americans are driving more. In fact, 2015 was the most heavily traveled year in history, with drivers logging more than three trillion miles, a 3.5% increase over 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.<p>The …

Calculating Your Own Daily Water Requirements - Quiet Corner

The human body is composed of 25% solids and 75% water. Brain tissue is said to consist of 85% water.<p>It has become a practice to regard a “dry mouth” …

Snorkeling

Natural Oven Cleaning - Quiet Corner

Natural Oven Cleaning Recipe<p>I do not have a self-cleaning oven as some do, so I had to find a way to solve this problem. (As a side note, I’ve read a …

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire's success

CEO of Spanx, Sara Blakely, shares her thoughts on failure and success and how her father helped shape her ideals.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg and Alana Kakoyiannis.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Sara Blakely

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Nigeria's currency plummets as naira floats for 1st time

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's currency plummeted Monday, losing more than 40 percent of its value as the government floated the naira for the first …

Everything You Need to Know About Packing, From a Jet-Setting Fashion Expert

Between weekend road trips and beach-bound vacations that you’re <i>finally</i> making time for, summer seemed like the perfect time to finally learn how to pack. Because: You’re finally an adult when you can pack like one, right? We think so! (Though we must confess that we had still yet to learn how to …

How to Be a Better Father In 10 Steps

Consider these the fundamental laws of fatherhood<p>I have found the fundamental laws of fatherhood.<p>Skeptics said it couldn’t be done. Fatherhood is too complicated, they cried, to be reduced to capsule form. But the complexity only added intrigue to my search for guiding principles.<p>After all the …

Parenting

The Fastest Ways to Get Rid Of Zits, Ingrown Hairs, and 5 Other Annoying Skin Problems

It might be tempting, but it’s best not to pick at these types of blemishes<p>When you find a random zit on your face midday, it can be tempting to pick at it.<p>But skin-care experts agree that when it comes to most bumps and blemishes, a hands off approach is best if you’re hoping to get rid of …

5 Parenting Hacks For New Dads That You Won’t Find In Baby Books

Sock secrets, money-saving shortcuts, and more genius tips<p>There are plenty of parenting books that will break down the tried-and-true methods for feeding, changing, and caring for your new baby.<p>But when your bundle of joy arrives and you find yourself literally in shit, it’s the little tips and …

Parenting