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Ten Essentials

<b>To Carry With You On a Hike</b><p>Map<br>• Compass<br>• Flashlight (with spare batteries & bulb)<br>• Extra food and water<br>• Extra clothing<br>• Pocket knife<br>• Fire starter<br>• Matches (in …

The 6 Sneaker Styles Every Man Should Own

The best men's sneakers for every scenario, from the all-white tennis sneaker to the functional running shoe, you won't go wrong with these 6 …

Shoes

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Ways to Stay Close to Your Daughter as She Grows up

As a dad, one of my most important roles has been to develop a close relationship with each of my children. This was especially true for me as I …

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 …

originalstory

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life

Some words of wisdom to help you realize your dreams.<p>In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 …

Motivation

Making The Cut: 15 Best Pocket Knife Brands

We cannot stress enough that every man should have, carry, and use a pocket knife. Literally as often as legally permissible and reasonable it is to …

The Right Fixed Blade Knife Will Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

On September 19, 1827, a fight broke out on a Mississippi River sandbar. What started as a formal duel between two notable Louisiana families ended …

Dear Toddler, Hear Me Out: Something Has To Give (And It's Not Going To Be Me)

I know you’re going through some very important developmental milestones, but I have some concerns about your behavior, that I feel we should address.<p>…

Parenting

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life

Because the thought is always parent to the deed. Ask Teddy Roosevelt.<p>Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will …

Motivation

A Guide to the Perfect Outdoor Weekend in Blue Ridge

Located on the northern edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge, Georgia, is just south of where the Tennessee, North Carolina, and …

Hiking

These Amazing Illustrations For Parents Is Definitely What Parents Should Read Today

We live in a busy world. Sometimes owing to work and other pressures, its very easy to overlook a few things. We designed this illustrations to help …

Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.<p>Sometimes when my 3-year-old melts down, and just. Won't. Stop. Crying. And screaming, and making a spectacle, and rolling around on the …

Parenting

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

It wasn’t until I moved to the Netherlands with my 3-year-old that I learned why Dutch children are the happiest<p>Parenting as an expat in the Netherlands means surrounding your own children with some of the most confident, self-possessed and happy children in the world.<p>On good days, I feel like I’ve …

12 Burger Recipes to Help You Win at July 4th

We live for culinary experimentation, but in our humble opinion, no Independence Day celebration—or warm-weather outdoor gathering of any kind—is worth its salt unless burgers are on the menu. It doesn't matter if it's made from beef, lamb, or black beans—if it's in patty form, comes off the grill …

Use This One Parenting Skill And Become A Better Manager

Like many of you, I’ve spent years studying literature on leadership, management and improvement. After reading countless books and articles I realized that although my reading was about business, I could always find a way to apply the concepts at home with my family. The more I experienced this, …

Parenting

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

Kids

What No One Tells You About Marriage

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we?<p>They told you marriage would change over time, that there would be hard times, but they never said it would be like</i> …

9 Easy 2-Ingredient Desserts

Ready for some easy dessert ideas? Who says recipes have to be complicated to be good? These treats celebrate the minimalist approach to maximum …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

The 15 Best Men’s Watches Under $150

Bertucci 11041 DX3<p><b>Field Marshal:</b> Using a battery to power the Japanese quartz movement is usually an aspect we try to avoid, but the on-board power …

Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Oklahoma lawmakers will consider legalizing sports betting in Oklahoma following a Monday U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck...

6 Radical Parenting Ideas to Consider for Your Kids

These parenting strategies may seem counterintuitive, but keeping kids safe is not about sheltering them. Kids need risk and conflict—in kid-sized …

Parenting

5 Discipline Tips for When Time-Outs Don't Work

If you're searching for discipline help because time-outs just aren't working, here are five expert tips for a more positive approach.<p>Shutterstock<p>At …

How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

Self-help

How To Dress For Your Body Type: Short Guy

<b>Being the short guy can be tough.</b><p>Trouser legs always need altering, shirt sleeves are often inches too long, and the typical winter scarf wrapped …

The Hiker's Guide to the Ten Essentials

Be Prepared with the Ten Essentials<p>Bringing the 10 Essentials on every adventure is something all hikers, backpackers, and adventurers should make …

How to Stop Helicopter Parenting

Learn how to raise independent kids and stop micromanaging their every move<p>Lucie Rice<p>You finish your child's puzzles. You solve his spats. Heck, …