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How to Help a Houseplant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow

If you've ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. …

Plants

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Wellness

13 things parents who raise mentally strong kids refuse to do

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and it gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But raising a mentally …

Self-help

15 garden lighting ideas you can copy this summer

If you want to get the maximum usage out of your garden in the coming summer, then you need to start thinking about what types of lighting you can …

Landscaping

How do I stop motherhood ruining my sleep forever?

When I had my first baby in 2010, I remember asking my mother when it would get easier. Her reply? “I don’t think I slept properly again after having children.”<p>It wasn’t the answer I was hoping for, but she had a point. Last month, researchers from Georgia Southern University discovered each new …

5 Things Parents of Successful Kids do Differently | Inc.com

Chances are, your vision of succeeding as a parent doesn't involve your offspring living in your basement when they're 30, or flitting aimlessly from job to job without some sense of purpose in life. But what can you do to help forge young adults who are hardworking, confident, resilient and able …

Cities

How to Arrange Furniture in an Open Space

Designer Tamara Eaton masterfully creates four different seating arrangements in a single sprawling room<p>In cramped Manhattan, wide-open spaces are cause for great excitement. (Head to Central Park on a summer Saturday if you need proof.) "Open floor plans are lovely, especially when confined to …

Interior Design

Forget what you believe about full-fat dairy

Research finds that low-fat dairy may not be the healthier choice.<p>Step away from the skim milk and put down that low-fat cheese. The latest research …

Holistic Medicine

You Can Make Homemade Pizza Margherita Just Like Mario Batali In This #TastyStory

Learn how to make pizza like a pro!<p>Serves 6-8<p><b>DOUGH</b><p>1 ¼ cups warm water (95˚F)<p>1 (¼ ounces) packet active dry yeast<p>1 ½ teaspoons sugar<p>3 ½ cups “00” flour (or all-purpose if you can’t find “00”), plus more for dusting<p>2 tablespoons salt<p>¼ cup extra virgin olive oil<p><b>TOPPINGS</b><p>2 cups strained tomatoes<p>Fresh …

What is kanji?

This fermented Indian probiotic drink has a carrot and beetroot base.<p>As Americans embrace fermented foods and the health benefits they can provide, …

Wellness

Power Your Morning With 30+ High-Protein Vegan Breakfasts

Vegans won't have a tough time getting enough protein in the morning with these delicious breakfast recipes. From savory to sweet, these breakfasts are all under 400 calories and offer at least 15 grams of protein.

Healthy Eating

This Is Not a Drill: These 5 Healthy Snacks Are Actually Satisfying

The healthiest, most virtuous snack is worth nothing if you don’t want to eat it. After all: You don’t put in max effort during your weekend cycling trip only to wrap up the day with a sad handful of artificially sweetened puffed-air crisps. These days, we approach snacking like we tackle our …

Healthy Eating

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

Home Decorating

7 Easy Veggie Chili Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Meat to Make It Hearty

Chili is one of those cozy dinners we make once a week come wintertime. We’re pretty much always craving a spicy, warm bowlful. Bonus: It’s one of …

Cooking

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

My 5-year-old is scared to go to bed by himself. How can we all get some sleep?

<i>Q: I need advice on helping my 5-year-old son with his fears. He does not like to go upstairs by himself. At night he tells me he does not want to go to bed because he is afraid of bad guys or wolves or scorpions. I try not to quash his emotion, and say something like “Scorpions — that sounds</i> …

Parenting

4 Easy Dinners That Just Happen to Be Good for You

These are the recipes our food director makes at home: That means they're foolproof.<p>When I cook for my family, it’s my chance to inject some sanity into the craziness of my workplace diet. As the food director at <i>Bon Appétit</i> and Healthyish, I taste and approve every single recipe we publish in print …

Cooking

Four Tips From Pediatricians to Teach Kindness to Kids

Children are listening. During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And …

Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren't exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. …

Home Depot

15 Nail Art Ideas to Wear This Winter

The pick-me-up polish combinations to beat the cold-weather blues.<p>Let your nails be an instant accessory on days too cold to even get dressed.

Thanks, Science! Researchers Confirm Earlier Bedtimes are Healthier for Toddlers

Here's why putting your toddler to bed at 8 p.m. could benefit his health in a decade.<p>You know when you reach that point in the day when you're just <i>so</i> ready to put your toddler to bed? Well, it turns out an earlier bedtime may benefit both you <i>and</i> your child. According to a new study published in …

Whoa: Lack of Sleep Affects Kids' Brains Differently Than Adults

Here's one more reason to make sure your kids are getting enough sleep.<p>Do your kids get enough sleep? I know mine don't. Because even though my husband and I know establishing healthy bedtime routines is key, when you factor in after-school activities and sports and homework, there are probably …

Parenting

Poop Infographic Answers Questions You May Not Want To Ask

It's a fact of life, and it's one that we make sure to teach little kids. Even if you don't talk about poop as openly as some people do, it's …

Tech Gift Guide: The Best Gadgets and Toys for Kids

Finding the perfect gift for kids can be difficult, mostly because there are so many awesome toys and gadgets to choose from. Drones, building kits and robots have joined the mix of dolls and trucks, with the added benefit of teaching kids about programming and coding while they play.<p>We rounded up …

Kids

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Mindfulness

What your kids should know about money at every age

From making friends to sharing to cleaning up after themselves, parents are tasked with teaching their kids a whole lot about how the world works. And how to handle money is no exception.<p>Luckily, On Stride Financial, a UK-based financial services company, released a helpful infographic outlining …

Kids

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some …

Kids

Modern-Industrial House With Sophisticated Decor Accents

This is a house located in Pozuelo de Alarcon, in Madrid, Spain which, in spite of its industrial design, has a really warm and cozy interior. In …

Interior Design

17 Crafty Ways To Update Your Bedroom With DIY Projects

Over the years we gathered all sorts of interesting and inspiring ideas regarding the interior design and décor of specific parts of the house. Today …