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The 6 Harsh Truths About Children and Masturbation Parents Need to Face

Children will touch themselves. Self exploration and even masturbation is a normal part of growing up. The only thing parents should control is their …

Parenting

Trending on The Organized Home: For the Kids

This week the Organized Home editors found design-worthy ways to kit out the kid-friendly spaces in your home. Here’s a look.<p>Plus, don’t forget to …

Trends

The Parenting Mistakes You Might Be Making If Your Child Is Acting Spoiled

"We are in a trend toward raising a generation of self-centered, spoiled, entitled kids," says Fran Walfish, PsyD, author of <i>The Self-Aware Parent</i> and …

Parenting

The 7 Best Podcasts On Motherhood & Beyond That Get It Right

I'm a full-blown podcast addict. Any time I have even a minute alone, I'm reaching for my phone to queue up a little nugget of audio enjoyment. …

Parenting

10 ways to parent like an Austrian—where trust goes a long way, mama

If I'm being honest, taking a job as an early childcare educator in Austria at the time felt like nothing more than a stepping stone. I had never …

Aha! Design: Clever Built-in Storage for Cutting Boards

Where there’s thunder, there’s lightning; and where there’s a small space, there’s an ingenious storage solution. We always make sure to scan for …

Small Spaces

11 soothing phrases to say when your child is crying

When you're ready, use a low voice, and try these alternatives:<p>1. "We're on the same team. I will help you."<p>Even if your child says they do not want …

41 Products On Amazon That Are Cult-Favorites Because They Effing Work

The age-old phrase "Don't trust everything you see" has evolved a lot over the years. First, it applied to just television. Now, it's "Don't trust …

Shopping

21 Lesser Known Tourist Spots To Discover In India Next Time You Travel To These Destinations

India is a vast country where you could roam endlessly and still find yourself on unexplored territory, more often than not. Goa, Ladakh and Kashmir …

8 Documentaries That'll Force Anyone to Watch Their Waste

A good documentary has the power to make you look at the world differently, and if it's really impactful, might change the way you live your life. …

Before and After: An Outdated Kitchen Becomes Light and Airy

Although corgis (like the one in the picture above) make any home look more appealing, sometimes they can't distract from the fact that a room could …

30 Life-Changing Products On Amazon You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

FOMO is one of the weirder, more annoying side effects of social media usage (that and getting friend requested by your parents). But it can also …

Breathing

Ancient Pali texts liken <b>meditation</b> to the process of taming a wild elephant. The procedure in those days was to tie a newly captured animal to a post …

Meditation

These Hilarious Shirts Are Perfect For ALL the Disney Drinkers in Your Life

For anyone out there who loves a good drink <i>and</i> a heartwarming Disney movie, these shirts are for you. Designed with a love of booze and Disney classics in mind, these shirts from Created By Nerds and Etsy, would make a fantastic gift for you or any of the glass-half-full people in your life.<p>These …

WATCH: How to Swedish Death Clean Your Closet

By now, you’ve probably heard of Swedish death cleaning. Also known as döstädning—from the Swedish words for “death” and “cleaning”—this home …

Cleaning

Less Toys, More Joy: How to Avoid Having Too Many Toys

Toys have a way of taking over.<p>It starts innocently enough. You love your kids. You want to make them happy. But before you know it, you find …

Kids

A Beginner’s Guide to Zero-Waste Living: 10 Tips from Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is an advocate for the zero-waste movement who leads by example—and by very engaging videos (“DIY deodorant,” “What do you do about …

If Modi is a 'travelling salesman', was Indira a 'travelling beggar'?

Share Email<p>This morning someone brought to my attention a series of three articles by Shashi Tharoor, written with the aim of “ripping into” Modi’s …

India

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

This Woman's Time Lapse Video of Her "Sleeping" Confirmed Moms Never Get a Break

Melanie Darnell, a mom of three, completed a project that anyone with children can relate to: she filmed herself trying to sleep for an entire night. As you can imagine, her three kiddos played a hand in keeping the hours of actual shuteye to a minimum. And although the CDC and the National …

Ground report: A 'Hindus only' Andhra village with saffron flags and caution boards

The road that leads to the sleepy village of Kesalingayapalli in Mydukur mandal, located 35 kms from Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh, has been …

8 Closets That Became So Much More Than Just Storage

Maximizing space can be achieved in many different ways—shelves, storage, multifunctional furniture—but have you ever considered using your closet …

Laundry Rooms

beautiful-pantry-design-system - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

15 Kitchen Pantry Ideas With Form And Function ← Back to article<p>15 Kitchen Pantry Ideas With Form And …

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

Why Narendra Modi is no match for Rahul Gandhi and will never be

Share Email<p>In India, we rarely insist on excellence from our authority figures. Mediocrity has been the Indian government’s mission statement for as …

India

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers

Installing kitchen cabinets isn’t a job for your average homeowner. Think about the total weight of all the ceramics, glassware, and appliances …

Rahul Gandhi lies yet again, blames BJP and RSS for Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu

Share Email<p>On 19 March, a statue of EV Ramaswamy (Periyar) was found vandalised in Tamil Nadu. It generated wide condemnation and criticism across …

India

20 Brilliant Tips For Furnishing A Small Living Space

Big ideas for even the most cramped place.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

10 Brilliant Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Storage

If keeping your kitchen’s clutter under control is a daily struggle, it’s time to get creative with your organizing ideas. Tidying up will only get …

Uttar Pradesh After One Year Of Adityanath Government

Snapshot<p>Turning around Uttar Pradesh’s prospects is no mean task, but after one year in office Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is proving that he is …