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15 Creative Popcorn Toppings to Try at Your Next Movie Night

Say goodbye to boring butter.<p>June 11, 2018<p>Unlike potato chips, there aren't many creative popcorn flavors at the store. You typically havethree …

Clever Parenting Hacks That Will Get You Through the Hectic Toddler Years

Raising a toddler is not a task for the faint of heart (they're seriously the worst). Even though they have their moments that convince you the toddler years are the best ever, most moms wouldn't be slow to admit that every little bit helps when it comes to raising kids ages 1 to 5 once they're out …

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

Great apps for creative kids

From baby Van Goghs to tiny Van Halens.<p>Did you know that art can help boost your child's interest in science? While hands-on experience with a pencil, brush, or instrument is important, it's more likely that children will have a smartphone or tablet in their hands. In their spare time—instead of …

Apps

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

The 10 apps police are warning parents to look out for on their children's phones

Parents are being urged to check their children’s phones in an effort to keep them safe online.<p>One police force has posted a warning to parents …

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup with Herbed Bread Crumbs

Ingredients<p>Herbed Bread Crumbs:<p>2 teaspoons unsalted butter<br>• 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest<p>Wild …

26 Genius Gifts Your Kids Will Love in 2018

If a birthday or holiday is coming up, we know gift shopping for your kids can get stressful. That's why we rounded up the very best options into one place for you this year. Check out these fun options and snag one for your child. Trust me, you'll be happy you did.

Kids

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

No, Scott Kelly's Year in Space Didn't Mutate His DNA

Scores of stories reporting that Kelly’s DNA is substantially different now are missing some basic facts about how biology works.<p>If you believe recent news, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly went to space, spent a year there, and came back with substantial changes to his DNA. Some outlets are even …

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

14 products every new parent should buy

Being a new parent is so rewarding, but it can also be beyond stressful. From sleepless nights to confusing days, the job of a parent never ends. Luckily there are a few products out there that can help make your life a bit easier. From stay-in-place silicon plates to cute teething toys, we have …

Shopping

17 Books That Kids Say Have Helped Them Find Their Own Voice

Reading is important for so many reasons. It’s linked to academic success, it builds empathy, it’s fun, it’s relaxing, it teaches us things. One of …

The 25 Best Bedtime Stories of All Time

Getting kids ready for bed can feel like a constant struggle. One thing that makes it easier? A great read to trick entice them to put on their pj's …

Books

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

Crispy Japanese-Style Pork With Sesame Slaw

Ingredients<p>Crispy Pork:<p>3/4 cups panko bread crumbs<p>4 teaspoons vegetable oil<p>1 green onion minced<p>4 boneless pork loin chops (about 450 g total)<p>1/4 …

Recipes

White Christmas Margaritas: The recipe that means you can drink cocktails all year round

As the unofficial season of drinking, Christmas is a time for merry-making and festive drinks with friends.<p>But while the usual tipples – think …

5 easy chicken meals you can prep for the week that will save you time and money

Making more of your own food can save you big in the long run. It helped one millennial pay off more than $70,000 in loans and become a millionaire …

Recipes

The best gifts for 2-year-olds, according to child development experts

What are the best toys for 2-year-olds boys and girls? Are the best gifts for 2-year-old girls and boys even toys at all?<p>They may have a “terrible” reputation, but 2-year-olds are also a blast.<p>Now that they’ve mastered walking, they love pulling wagons and other things behind them, and playing with …

12 Healthy Muffin Recipes to Bake Right Now

Muffins are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods to bake—and, more importantly, to eat. There's just something about pulling apart a steamy, …

Breakfast

The 15 Best Toddler Toys of 2017 Will Put a Big Smile on Your Little One's Face

Even though the toddler years are feared by some and loved by others, one thing's for sure: it's a really fun age when it comes to playing with toys. Kids these days really get the hookup between a robotic dog that acts like the real thing and an adorable rattle that doubles as an accordion. If you …

Kids

10 potty training hacks every parent should know

It's a rite of passage every parent dreads but with a sensitive approach, helping your child transition from nappies to potty to toilet can be a calm …

Amazon Says These Will Be the Hottest Toys This Christmas

One more thing to check off your holiday shopping list.<p>We're still a few months away from Christmas, but it’s never to early to start shopping for …

Seven Great Blender Dressings to Keep on Hand

Blender dressings are <i>the best</i>. They typically have a short list of ingredients, and come together in a whirl and blitz of the blender. The most …

Healthy Eating

This Is Where Travel Insiders Get Their Last-Minute Airfare Deals

The vacation-planning process is seriously so much fun, including choosing your destination, accommodations, and sightseeing—the options are endless, …

Flying

Here are 6 Easy Ways to Find the Cheapest Flights Using Google

If you’re not already familiar with Google Flights, let us introduce you to one of the quickest and most efficient travel search engines out there. …

When Children Begin to Talk

Years later, a friend told Orville that he and his brother would always stand as an example of how far Americans with no special advantages could …