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​Fathers Can Help Sons Learn What Matters in Life

A father’s words and actions have a profound impact on his sons. Boys often learn from their fathers, without realizing that they’re doing it. By …

The Best Teeth-Whitening Products, According to Dentists

Take it from someone who was once prescribed stannous fluoride for cavities (which gave me the smile of a seasoned smoker): There are dozens of …

19 Dresses For When You're Feeling Lazy, But Still Want To Look Good

For all the effort we'd <i>like</i> to put into it, dressing up everyday can take more energy than we have to spare while bleary-eyed at 8 a.m. Sometimes, …

15 Online 'Camps' Fill Kids' Summer With Learning Adventures

If managing your kids' summer schedules is running you ragged, you may want to consider the online option. Apps, websites, and even full-fledged …

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

You probably have the ingredients in your pantry.<p>The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet …

Holiday Recipes

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

The Brain

Genius Strategies for Raising Kids Who Are Smart About Money—Starting at Age 4

Preschoolers & Early Elementary Kids (7 and Under)<p>The foundation of money habits is formed very early, as young as age 5, according to research from …

chainlink

The bathroom is a sacred, personal space for most people, which is why bathroom remodel DIY projects are so popular. It is also a very cost-effective …

Framing

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Documentaries

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything

To become an expert, stop thinking of yourself as one.<p>If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an …

7 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You When They're Grown Up

There are plenty of times my friends or family reference specific moments in my childhood, and I just can't for the life of me remember what they're …

Welcome Home: 4 Tips For The Perfect Family Space

As a working mother, it can be hard to squeeze in family time. The kids go to school, to sports or clubs, and you go to work, shuttle them around, …

Ten reasons why it's great to be a parent in Munich

Daily life in Munich with a family combines all the advantages of an urban location - excellent public transit, lots of shopping opportunities, a …

Millions of children are locked away in orphanages – this must stop

The UN Disability Committee has recognised children have the right to grow up in a family. There is no such thing as a ‘suitable institution’ for a child<p>I will never forget my first visit to an institution for children with disabilities in Eastern Europe.<p>There were dozens of children, lying awake …

Put Your Family on a Tech Diet

I don't know about you, but tablet and smartphone use has gotten a bit out of control in our home — and it's not just the kids. I feel like we can't …

Erick Erickson Considers What To Tell Your Kids When You Die

Several years ago, I wrote an article for this site about the steps all parents should take in the event of their untimely death. In it, I suggested …

Teen Shares Emotional Letter Mum Wrote Her Before She Died To Remind You To Appreciate Your Parents

'Hug your parents a little closer and never take them for granted.'<p>Hannah Summers and her mum, Peggy<p>A teenager has reminded us all to appreciate our …

Put those screens away before bed!

<b>A number of factors contribute to making pre-bedtime media use far more damaging to kids than it is for adults.</b><p>If you're a parent, you have probably …

Weekend Open Forum: What tech do your kids have and how is it managed?

If you remember, I wrote an article back in September about parental controls for iOS. I focused on that (outside of the fact that it was iPhone tip …

16 patio decorating ideas that will cost you less than a new smartphone!

Isn't it funny that we need to equate the costs of things in terms of technology these days? Well, in the case of giving your patio a makeover, how …

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think

Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.<p>Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other …

These 5 hacks can help you learn anything, according to a Stanford professor

Whether you are a student, a professional or an entrepreneur, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. But some people seem to be better learners …

Hacking

What Every Mom Must Know About the 'Pass Out Safely Challenge' That's Popular Worldwide

Every so often a new Internet fad will sweep social media and encourage kids to film themselves doing everything from dancing to swallowing spoonfuls …

Trump the Loser President

<i>Trump’s superficial calls to “judeo-christian values” is great for misguided evangelicals just like his appeals for “respecting our troops and military” rile up losers who mistake showing</i> “<i>fake partisan support</i>” <i>for actual service.</i><p>Not to get super Keith Olbermann-like for a second but I’m about to …

15 small bathrooms that you MUST see before renovating yours!

A small bathroom need not always translate into dark, shabby & cramped space. It is an intimate space where we refresh ourselves & get ready for the …

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it

A Bradford primary school wants the world to know its newfound Sats success is down to giving all children up to six hours of music a week<p>Abiha Nasir, aged nine, walks quietly into the small classroom, takes a seat, adjusts her hijab and picks up the drumsticks. A shy smile spreads across her face …

Bradford

10 Comforting Meals for Busy Fall Weeknights

Every year, like clockwork, as soon as that cool chill hits the air in early fall I instantly look forward to a meal plan filled with as many …

The 4 rituals that will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …