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20 Ways to Make Black Beans the Star of Your Meal

You'll almost never find our kitchens without a can or two of black beans stocked in the pantry. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many …

5 Clean-Eating Meal-Prep Recipes You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

We love clean eating. But cooking for hours? Not so much. Problem solved: Presenting five lean (but flavorful) big-batch recipes you can cook once …

The Worst Advice Parents Give Their Kids

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life , so we teach them attitudes we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned …

Self-help

The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Critical Thinking

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 9 Things

Here are some of the best bits of science-based advice on raising successful kids.<p>There comes a time in most parents' lives when their aspirations for their children exceed their aspirations for themselves.<p>Since I've become a parent myself, I've been on a mission to collect as much science-based …

The 9 healthy recipes that people are freaking out over on Pinterest right now

Pinterest is a goldmine of healthy recipe inspo, but sometimes it can seem like there’s too much of a good thing: All those photos can be <i>a lot</i> to …

Social Media

10 Workouts You Can Do Without Needing to Leave the House

When the gym seems intimidating or impossible to get to, home workouts reign supreme. And guess what? You don't need a fancy gym, studio, or even a bunch of equipment. Even better? You don't even have to put on real clothes. Do any of these workouts in your PJs — we dare ya. No matter what you're …

Exercise

18 (Sort of) Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Summer Foods

Aside from the holidays, there's perhaps no better season for food than summer. With warmer weather comes potato salads, burgers, fries, ice cream, …

Healthy Eating

19 Portable Breakfasts You Can Meal-Prep (a.k.a. the Best of Both Worlds)

Raise your hand if breakfast usually means scarfing down a bowl of cereal before rushing out the door. Or a donut off that tray in the office’s …

How to Follow the Whole30 Diet for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Without Feeling Hungry

Are you curious about the program everyone has been talking about, Whole30?<p>The purpose of the diet is not specifically to lose weight, but rather to …

Comment on The ADHD Controversy by A Sceptic’s trip to Norway | Fabian Nordenfur

[…] It’s the frontal lobe part of your brain that handles focus, and some might actually get ADHD by damaging the frontal lobe […]

Evidence-Based Medicine

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Random Acts of Kindness Make Marriages Happier

Doing something nice for your spouse can boost your emotional well being, according to a new study—even if he or she isn’t aware of your good …

'It is very painful to see your children falling’. Father of Aleppo boy Omran on the moment his family's life was torn apart

In the moments before their lives changed forever, the Daqneesh family were gathered in their sitting room, relaxing as much as possible in a city under siege.<p>Abu Ali, the father of the house, sat on a sofa with his young son Omran beside him. Another son and two daughters were in the first floor …

Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton – Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cares deeply about American politics, not only because of the years she’s spent here.<p>“What happens in …