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The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

Simplest Asian Dressing

The delicate flavor of rice vinegar along with the other Asian ingredients in this vinaigrette is ideal on tender greens like mizuna or mâche.<p>Ingredients<p>½ small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>2 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>½ cup olive oil<p>½ teaspoon toasted …

Kosher

Spark for iPhone is a fast, smart way to manage your email

Smart filters, customizable design, and useful Apple Watch notifications make for a solid email app<p>Email sucks. Managing it is one of the most time consuming and irritating tasks for many people. As a result, there is no shortage of apps that try to ease the pain of dealing with an overflowing …

Shakshuka Up Your Morning Routine With Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka only looks complicated—these eggs poached in tomato sauce are perfect for a weekday breakfast.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the</i> …

Breakfast

Dagne Dover Totes Are The Solution To Your Black Hole Handbag Struggle

Melissa Mash has been obsessed with handbags since she was a "wee thing," and turned her passion into a career when she went to work as a business consultant at Coach. There, she got a firsthand look at how every woman struggles with finding the perfect bag.<p>"Women who came into our store were …

20 Must-Have Beauty Products for Your Next Vacation

Most of us may not be lucky enough to have scheduled summer breaks anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from getting a serious case of wanderlust as summer approaches. But before you can chill on a beach with a margarita in hand, there’s a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation… like picking a …

Beauty

“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder

Scientific research ties talc powder to ovarian cancer. Now Johnson & Johnson is facing a slew of lawsuits<p>Deane Berg’s doctor called her in the day after Christmas, 2006, to give her the crushing news. She’d had her ovaries removed, the pathology results were back, and they could not have been much …

10 Surprising Things About Parenting in Norway

For our Motherhood Around the World series, our first interview is with American photographer Rebecca Zeller, who lives in Oslo with her husband and …

Parenting

Bending the Light: A New Documentary About Lens Makers and Photos Takers

<i>Bending the Light</i> is a new documentary film by renowned filmmaker Michael Apted about the journey of glass from the artisans who have dedicated their …

Photography

NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

Collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is ruled unlawful Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA<p>The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal …

These Neat Animations Show How CMOS and CCD Sensors Work

Ever wondered how the CMOS and CCD image sensors inside cameras work? Well, these neat animations by Raymond Sirí do a great job of explaining it.<p>The …

The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: The Extraordinary Edible Record of Two Women Explorers’ Journey to the End of the World

“In Antarctica, everything is stripped down… It is only who you are and what you do that counts.”<p><i>“Housekeeping, the art of the infinite, is no game for amateurs,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in 1982 in a fictional piece full of truths, a <i>New Yorker</i> short story about an all-female crew of polar explorers …

Environmental Protection

10 Books to Read This Spring

When it comes to selecting reading material, sometimes I feel like I suffer from an abundance of riches. There is just so much choice. There are so …

Books

Jon Stewart smacks down Judith Miller: You drove us into the “devastating” Iraq war

The disgraced New York Times journalist has little luck persuading Stewart that she deserves another shot<p>Judith Miller is making her rounds with a new memoir titled "The Story: A Reporter’s Journey." Or, as Jon Stewart is more aptly calling it: "The 'Eat Pray Love' of getting us into the Iraq war." …

Gardening With Kids

Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

Stewart’s decision to retire as host of the satirical news show after 16 years has left liberal America in mourning. So why is he leaving just before an election – and what will happen when he steps out from behind the desk?<p>There was no one moment when Jon Stewart knew it was time for him to leave …

Comedy

“What a horrible mother:” How a call from a “good samaritan” derailed these mothers’ lives

These moms left their kids for a few minutes and got arrested. A scary look at our new moral vigilantism<p>In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner. Specifically, she wanted a baked chicken. She had just …

8 Proven Family Dinner Ideas Your Picky Eaters will Love - Page 2 of 2

#5. Risotto<p>Soft sticky rice flavoured with parmesan cheese and peas is always a winner in our house.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 medium onion finely chopped<p>1 clove …

Mashed

15 of the fastest growing startups in the world still flying under the radar

But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?<p>That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups are private companies that don't have to …

Apache Kafka

A First-Person Shooter Called Street Photography

In my early teenage years I loved nothing more than gaming and going to LAN parties every weekend. Unreal Tournament, Battlefield 1942 and …

Hanne Gaby Odiele Wants You to Destroy Her New Line of Shoes

These shoes were made for walking.<p>Since breaking into the business, model <b>Hanne Gaby Odiele</b> has kept Fashion Week’s moveable feast of street style spunky, consistently shaking up the usual off-duty-model uniform of calculated casual. But as she zips from venue to venue in her moonage daydream …

Rocking Outdoor Animals for Children

Designed by Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group, these outdoor rocking animals were inspired by where the designer grew up. Wai Lim spent her …

What the Naked Eye Sees in the Night Sky Compared to What the Camera Can Capture

The Internet is teeming with photographs and videos of the starry night sky that dazzle the eyes and tickle the imagination, but have you ever …

Meet Ingrid Nilsen: Becoming a YouTube Sensation and Supporting Women Across the Globe

Ingrid Nilsen's popularity reaches into the millions. She's a top YouTuber -- one of an elite cadre of young video stars whose focus on makeup, fashion, and lifestyle attract a vast audience of girls and young women.<p>In an interview with HuffPost, Ingrid displayed her belief that beauty is much more …

Architizer

The Cutest Little Kitten in the World

By golly, I think we've done it. We just found the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Daisy and she lives in Japan. The blue-eyed ball of fur is only cuter because of her miniature size, which owner Ben Torode accentuates by capturing her peeking her head out of a mixing bowl or from under a …

Pets