Matthew Smith

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The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

How to use all four sides of your cheese grater

<b>By Becky Krystal | Washington Post</b><p>If you own the most typical type of box graters, it has four sides. You probably routinely use only one of them – …

Recipes

How to Be a Better Listener for Your Kids

If your kid doesn't want to talk, it can be easy to take it personally and retaliate—whether you mean to or not—by ignoring them in return. “But when we reject them back, we’re denying them of us,” says Anne Starr, MSW. Starr knows a thing or two about this topic—she is the chief executive officer …

Parenting

Rock Is Dead, Thank God

It’s time to face the reality that rock has been eclipsed by pop, hip-hop, and EDM, and accept that it might actually be a positive thing for the genre.<p>The phrase “rock is dead” makes people angry. Whisper it in seclusion at the top of the Himalayas and 30 people in CBGB shirts will materialize to …

Foo Fighters

Doing this just once a week will make your skin absolutely *glow*

<i>Everybody wants radiant skin—it’s a sign of health and happiness. But unless you’re literally a baby, that kind of complexion doesn’t just happen on</i> …

Skin Care

Make This Tweak to Your Plank If You Really Want to Transform Your Abs

Planks are one of the best exercises you can do if you're looking to strengthen and sculpt your midsection. If you've already mastered the elbow plank and the side plank, try this variation to really fire up your abs. Here's how to do it:<p>Start face down on the floor resting on your forearms and …

Workouts

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story.<p>I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is …

Parenting

How to Get Perfect Color in Photoshop With Just One Click (VIDEO)

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing …

Tutorials

7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

Pain

7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Healthy Eating

Coconut-Chocolate Marjolaine

Makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Ganache<p>4 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped<p>1 cup heavy whipping cream<p>1 tablespoon dark rum<p>Coconut-meringue layer<p>1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut* (about 4 1/2 ounces)<p>2/3 cup sugar, divided<p>2 tablespoons all purpose flour<p>1/4 …

Dessert

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

Yoga

Five Free Apps For Mental Health And Well-Being

It is normal to be stressed, it is okay to feel worried and anxious, because it is just life. Isn’t this what we all sometimes say? Life is busy, and life is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Stress has long-term and irreversible mental and physical impact, and it is very important to …

Mindfulness

How to Create a Reward System for Kids That Works

While rewarding your child may be the last thing on your mind when you're dealing with misbehavior, reward systems can be one of the best ways to …

Kids

What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Care About Consequences

It’s frustrating when your child seems as though he could care less about going to time-out or losing his electronics for the day. And what's even …

Parenting

The secret to... raising unentitled children

<b>Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child.</b> Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help …

Parenting

How to Not Argue With Your Gifted Child​​

Gifted children, especially the verbally gifted ones, are often compared to lawyers: they argue as if they are in court. The case they are usually …

Parenting

Start Printing Your Photos Today: Here Are Essential Tips and Tricks

In this video and article, I’ll share everything you need to know to start printing your photographs perfectly today! Whether you’re using a lab or …

Tutorials

An Independent Porn Performer Talks About the 'Big Beautiful Women' Label

On today's podcast, Jessie Sage discusses her career in the porn industry, and the complicated nuances of being a "BBW."<p>Jessie Sage was studying feminist theory and philosophy when she made her first foray into sex work. She started experimenting with camming, and then later independently produced …

British Humour

Here’s How You Can Still Get Heart-Healthy After 40

Staying active can help protect your heart as you age.<p>A new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers offers middle-aged Americans hope that they …

Medical Research

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

Vintage tech finds new audience in documentary 'Pressing On: The Letterpress Film'

One of the world's most venerable technologies for passing on information, the letterpress, gets a showcase via one of the newer systems, as "Pressing On: The Letterpress Film" meets the world as a DVD/Blu-ray and video-on-demand release June 19.<p>Co-directed by Andrew P. Quinn and Erin Beckloff, …

Letterpress

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

Workouts

The 5-Second Parenting Hack I Use to Diffuse a Tantrum Just As It's About to Happen

In my three and a half short years as a parent, I've tried nearly every tack to stop those arms-flailing, legs-kicking fits of pint-sized rage known as toddler tantrums. I've reprimanded my child, I've tried reasoning with her, I've put her in time-out, I've pretended she didn't exist (a fun one to …

Parenting

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Self-improvement

10 Things Health Experts Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

You don’t need to spend big to eat healthy. Here are some healthy ingredients dietitians remember to buy at Trader Joe’s.<p>Whether you are a carnivore, …

Healthy Eating

How To Grow Out Your Hair Without Looking Like You’ve Given Up On Life

First things first, there’s something we need to make very clear. As you’ve probably seen with many a male celebrity, there is a world of difference …

Hair

5 Streaming Sites for People Who Want More Than Netflix

When it comes to streaming video services, Netflix clearly looms large over its competitors, accounting for more than one-third of all peak-time …

Mobile Devices