Karen Chen

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8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

The Best Pizza Places in Every U.S. State, Mapped

If there's one thing we love about pizza it's that it's perfect at any time of day. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner — 3 am in the morning — hot or …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To)

Science says children as young as 15 months old can learn to become more resilient--but only if you're willing to show them this.<p>Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you …

Self-improvement

Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017

We consulted with children’s librarians plus parent and kid testers to create our highly anticipated annual list. Help us spread the word about #ParentsBestBooks.<p><i>When Your Lion Needs a Bath</i><br>by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman<p>Toddlers roared with laughter as they listened to this …

Children's Books

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

This Is The First Thing You Should Do When You Feel Unhappy

It might be the opposite of what you'd expect -- or want -- to do.<p>Being unhappy isn’t pleasant. For most of us, when we feel unhappy, we naturally want to push those thoughts away or move on to something positive.<p>But according to Mo Gawdat, you should do just the opposite: Confront those feelings …

Happiness

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Parenting

Don’t blame genetics for daughter’s sassy demeanor. It’s more nurture than nature.

By Meghan Leahy<p><i>Q: I'm looking for advice on how to deal with my ­almost-6-year-old's exceedingly snarky attitude. I know that eye-rolling, talking back, etc., are fairly age-appropriate, but, as our day-care provider put it, she's the "sassiest little girl" she's ever worked with in her decades as</i> …

Parenting

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Want Your Kid to Grow up Happy and Healthy? Encourage This Type of Friendship, Science Says

A decade-long study comes to a soothing conclusion for parents of less popular kids.<p>As we all remember from our younger years, high school can be pretty brutal on less popular kids. Consult your own experience (or a host of high school movies), and you'll probably recall less socially successful …

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

The cocktail hour at your wedding is a magical moment: You're officially a newlywed, drinks are flowing, and there are smiles all around. Create a playlist full of songs to match the golden vibes! Get inspired with this roundup of the best cocktail hour songs (in every genre) to play on the big day!<p>…

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Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go your way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Happiness

How to Say No to Your Children (Without Actually Saying It)

Negotiating with your little one isn't always easy. Reasoning with a testy 2-year-old is hardly an ideal scenario, but how you approach these trying …

Paying off my mortgage early let me retire by age 52 — here are 5 strategies for doing the same

In addition, there are a whole host of associated costs — insurance, maintenance, taxes, furnishings, and on and on that make this a gigantic financial issue for all but the wealthiest of us. The impact buying a home can have on a family's finances is enormous, so it's imperative that we get it …

Personal Finance

Chez Panisse Gingersnap Recipe

397<p>81<p>7<p>Shares 485<p>During my interview at Chez Panisse, as I sat across the table from Alice Waters in the main dining room at the restaurant, she asked …

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Every Friday is vegan Friday!<p>Makes 1 9x9-inch tray<p>1 cup coconut butter<p>½ cup maple syrup<p>1½ cups peanut butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>1 4-ounce baking bar dark chocolate<p># Add coconut butter and maple syrup to a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly. The mixture …

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Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Even if you're not an early riser, changing your routine could improve your productivity.<p>I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at …

Time Management

The Secret That Brings These Pancakes to Life

A sourdough starter is not a metaphor, I tell myself when one dies on my watch. It’s a bit of fermented flour, a microbial jumble of bacteria and yeast, used by cooks to raise doughs and give baked things a delicious, complicated tang. It is not a plant, or a low-maintenance pet in a romantic …

Pancakes

Best places to travel: 10 affordable but dreamy destinations

The winter blahs can inspire even the most frugal spender to splurge on a destination vacation, especially during a March blizzard. But a dream …

I raise my kids without internet or television at home. Here’s why

Let’s get some things straight right out of the gate. I’m not anti-technology. I’m not trying to raise my kids in a protective bubble where the only …

12 Incredible Places in the Italian Alps Almost Too Beautiful to Be Real

You can't argue with good food, good wine, good people, and good behold-the-majesty-of-nature-and-weep scenery. No country nails this combo quite as …

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …