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5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

Gardening

The 5 Habits That Can Add 12 Years or More To Your Life Have Just Been Revealed in a New Harvard Study

Data from tens of thousands of people revealed those that practice all 5 were 74% less likely to die than those that adopt none.<p>The blueprint for living a longer life has been confirmed in new research out today from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the American Heart …

Holistic Medicine

This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

Strawberries top Dirty Dozen list for third year

Nonprofit examines public info about pesticide residue.<p>Strawberries are the dirtiest of the Environmental Working Group's 2018 Dirty Dozen list, the …

This Ridiculously Nice Vinyl Stand Is an Audiophile’s Dream

Symbol Audio, makers of some the most beautiful analog audio equipment, just announced a few new products. They’re all pretty stunning, as the …

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 …

5 Steps to Quit Yelling at Your Kids—and What to Do Instead

If you erupt when your kids don’t listen or when the play becomes wild, we get it. But here’s how to stop your tirades once and for all—even when you really, really (really) want to yell.<p>A while ago I almost broke a blood vessel in my eye from yelling at my three kids to go to bed. Another time, I …

Infographic: What graphics design trends are hot for 2018?

Are your visuals current enough to hold viewers’ attention?<p>With the speed of change that drives online content creators, keeping your website fresh …

Shhh—This Is Where Interior Designers Find the Best Décor

When it comes to finding stylish, sophisticated home décor, a few names tend to crop up in our browser history. And while our love for West Elm and …

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon': A Track-by-Track Guide

Over the course of decades, Pink Floyd’s 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' has become legendary for a lot of reasons. Continue reading…

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If you love CDs you need this

If you play CDs, Cambridge Audio's CXC transport will take your sound to the next level.<p>The CD format is still alive and hanging in there with the LP. While a lot of audiophiles still enjoy large CD collections, most of those folks use CD, DVD, Blu-ray players or computers to play CDs. That's cool, …

Audiophile

The Age When Children Are Most Traumatized by a Divorce

Babies and teens may be able to weather a divorce, but elementary school children need very special care when the family breaks down.<p>Getting a …

Relationships

9 Activities to Help Boost Your Toddler’s Development

We all want what’s best for our kids, obviously. So we start them on the road to success a bit early. We read about some magical activity, food, type of music, educational program, or book that will magically boost our kiddo’s IQ and we’re off to the races. While there’s no proven toddler track to …

Confessions of a Controlling Wife

You should really hold the baby like this, talk to him like that, play with him this way, feed him that way . . .”<p>The list of rules I had for my …

The Problem With Praise—and How to Use it Effectively to Discipline Your Kids

When my firstborn was two years old, we struggled with his behavior at toddler group. Like most little ones, he found it hard to share and would …

5 Tips for Helping Your Kids with Homework

Do your kids find homework stressful? If so, there’s a good chance that you feel the same way. Despite your busy schedule, you need to find time to …

Is your Child Really Sick? 6 Signs Your Kid Could Be Faking It (and How to Tell!)

As a pediatrician and a father, I’ve perfected some easy ways to tell whether your groaner has a flair for the dramatic or genuinely doesn’t feel well.<p>The movie <i>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off</i>—an iconic comedy that taught a generation how to steal someone else’s lunch reservation and commandeer a parade f …

5 old-school parenting tips you should still use today

Parenting isn't what it used to be, but there are still some holdovers from the good ol' days of letting kids play in the dirt and scrape their elbows.<p>Dr. Tovah Klein, Director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development and author of "How Toddlers Thrive," and Angela Lanscom, a pediatric …

What Really Happens When Parents Spank Kids

As a first-time parent, I was completely surprised one day when I was nearly overcome by the urge to spank my two-year-old. After a challenging hour …

Parenting

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

10 Fun Indoor Activities Kids Will Love

Shares 135<p>Sometimes it is too hot, sometimes it is too cold, and sometimes it is too wet. What do you do when you can’t send the kids outside to …

Why is my otherwise polite 8-year-old so rude at home?

<i>Q: I have an 8-year-old daughter who is by all accounts friendly (if a little shy) and polite to others at school and elsewhere, but at home she often speaks quite rudely and can be dismissive of others’ feelings. It’s been going on for a while, and nothing we’ve tried — talking to her about it,</i> …

Parenting

Research reports and studies

Whether you are looking for the latest surveys or studies on consumer awareness, attitudes and behaviours, a report on our latest Conference on …

Mobile Payments

25 worst pieces of jargon

If you’ve recently spent time in a corporate communications environment, chances are you’ve heard your share of corporate-speak.<p>No one likes it. I …

Public Relations

Peter Gabriel Sings Genesis Song In Concert For First Time In 34 Years

Sting and Peter Gabriel recently wrapped their joint Rock Paper Scissors Tour with a performance at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday night. …