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The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Books

30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches

Get ready to transform your abs and build the strongest core you've ever had with these toning, strengthening exercises that are way better than a crunch. Take these exercises, and make yourself a workout! Choose your five favorite moves, and complete three to four rounds for time (30 to 60 …

Workouts

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with a fellow parent, when your kid unceremoniously interrupts the conversation because …

Parenting

10 Habits to Strengthen a Parent-Child Relationship

<i>"I can't believe how things with my daughter have turned around since I started focusing on connection."</i> — Zoe<p>We all crave those close moments with …

This Mom's Toothbrush Trick is a Huge Time Saver for Parents of Toddlers

Parents of toddlers are no stranger to the twice-a-day struggle of getting their kids' teeth brushed. The combination of a stressed parent and a …

Parenting

Here's the Hallmark Movie Drinking Game That Will Make Your Holiday Season

If you love Hallmark Christmas movies, this drinking game was made for you.<p>Egg nog, crazy packed mall parking lots, merry music, and, of course Hallmark Christmas movies -- the holiday season wouldn't be the same without any of these! But there's always room for improvement, right? For that reason, …

Eggnog

7 Questions to Ask Your Kids at Dinner (and 2 to Avoid)

You've taken to heart the importance of the family dinner. You meal planned, you carved out the time to cook, you got everyone to the table at the …

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 …

This Home Workout Will Prevent Low Back Pain and Open Up Your Hips

You know that moment when life starts to feel like a pain in the back? Well, that moment is probably now, considering 31 million Americans experience …

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

Fix Those Hips: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 2

<b>Welcome to week two of my four-week program for better posture and alignment.</b> This week we are going to focus on hip alignment. But we are not …

Pain

5 Stretches to Regain Hip Mobility and Flexibility

<b>If you are an athlete - or someone who trains like one - chances are your hips, piriformis, and glutes are tight.</b> You may even find it difficult to …

Release Your Tight Back and Hips With 4 Mobility Exercises

<b>Think full body massage without the big price tag</b>. This exercise facilitates a great release of the hips and low back while opening up the thoracic …

Yoga

A Team Cured Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects

A Cure for Diabetes<p>A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics …

Establishing A Revocable Living Trust

Do you ever worry about how your beneficiaries will manage their portion of their inheritance when you pass away? We all love our children, but …

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old phone and a question: What should I do with it?<p>Most common answer: sell it. That's a good way to …

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the settings menus goes a long way toward protecting their safety and your peace of mind.<p>Apple has conveniently built powerful …

iPhone Battery Drain Fix: What to do if your phone keeps unexpectedly losing power

Loyal iPhone users can vouch for a mysterious ailment that hits their phone after a year or immediately after a software update: The battery life …

Batteries

8 surprising health benefits of kissing you never knew existed

The prospect of cooties didn’t bother me in Kindergarten when I pinned down my crush at recess and laid one on him (though I was a little disappointed when he cried and stormed off toward the water fountain). Fortunately, my kissing abilities and understanding of consent have both improved since …

3 stretches to alleviate knee pain - TODAY.com

According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. And according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many U.S. adults report pain in multiple parts of the body — and nearly 20 percent struggle with knee pain.<p>One …

Stretching

Does your iPhone have a battery drain problem?

Worried you're not getting good battery life from your iPhone anymore? Here's how to test your hardware to find out if you have a battery drain …

Warning: Your Child's Sophie the Giraffe Teether Might Be Full of Mold

Several moms have shared photos of the popular teething toy with mold growing inside, although the company has not issued a recall.<p>It was about a month ago when pediatric dentist Dana Chianese, DMD, decided to examine her son's Sophie the Giraffe teether a little more closely, after noticing a …

Parenting

The Crucial Time Out Mistake You're Probably Making

A new study says many parents aren't using time-outs effectively.<p>When my toddler is "sentenced" to a time-out, she acts as if I've just banished her from the country for the rest of her life. That's how big of a fight she puts up! But in a way, I get it, because being sent to time-out means she has …

Parenting

12 Time-Efficient and Effective Exercises You're Not Doing

What are the most important things you need in a workout? The two that will give you the most bang for your buck are time-efficient, effective …

Do This Workout 3 Days Per Week To See Results

Whether you’re just starting a fitness regimen or trying to keep up with one, finding the time to work out is half the battle. In a perfect world, …

Exercise

4 Myths About Kids and Constipation

Think you understand constipation—and how to fix it—when it comes to your kids? You may be surprised.<p>For something that's so incredibly common (it's a top cause of belly pain in kids!), constipation is also misunderstood, says Dr. Steven Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University …

Parenting

Prince William and Kate Middleton Are the New Faces of This Parenting Technique

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton touched down in Canada on Saturday as they began an eight-day tour of the country. Their two …

Prince William

This Ridiculously Simple Hack Could Put an End to Your Slow iPhone Problems

A basic procedure that takes mere seconds dramatically could boost how fast your iPhone responds.<p>If you're not quite ready to grab an iPhone 7 (unveiled September 7) but can't stand how slow your current model is, or to keep your iPhone 7 ultra fast once you buy one, hear this: There's a handy …

IPhone 7