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Canadian Rockies: These photos of its natural wonders will blow you away

After a long freezing winter in Alberta, spring comes as a welcome relief. However this is a variable time of the year in this part of the world. One …

On Motherhood: Mothers tell us what they've struggled with most

About a week before Mother’s Day, Gita Aravamudan wrote a column for <i>Firstpost</i>: In it, she discussed the Pascal Mazurier-Suja Jones case, in terms of …

An Olympic National Park road trip

An Olympic National Park road trip has been on my Washington to do list since we landed in America.<p>It has to be one of the most diverse national …

Your Next Awesome Road Trip Playlist

It’s that time of year, folks. Your camping kit is calling your name. Your sleeping bag needs to be broken out. The two-burner beckons to fry bacon …

Gifford Pinchot & Columbia River Gorge – Mountains, Caves & Waterfalls

Von UNBRIDLEDGifford Pinchot National Forest and Columbia River Gorge are the paradise for adventurers and hikers - numerous waterfalls and great …

Happy birthday Bertha Benz – the woman at the wheel of the first ever road trip

Why is it that perhaps the most important car journey ever undertaken remains largely unknown to this day, some 125 years later? Why does the journey that proved the concept of the car as a means of personal mobility (which even its inventor doubted) not today rank among the great human …

Inventions

New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks

This “Route of Parks” in Chile will ultimately be 1,500 miles long.<p>In 1976, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of Route 7, an ambitious new roadway that would stretch some 770 miles through Patagonia’s relatively unpopulated lands of southern Chile. This remarkable …

National Parks

9 Most Epic Canadian Road Trips You Need To Take Before You Die

<b>Roooooad trip!!!</b> It's getting to that time again. We're already 4 months into 2017 (holy sh*t) and we all know road trip season is a stone's throw …

Hiking

Want to Raise Brave Girls? This TED Talk Says Encourage More of This | Inc.com

As a father of two daughters myself, I get it. It's hard to not want to protect them at every twist and turn of life. But often, when we're protecting them, we're actually holding them back from being truly remarkable.<p>So what should we encourage in our daughters to ensure they'll be …

TED Talks

19 Vegan Substitutes to Impress Your Meat-Loving, Cheese-Crazy Friends

When Kenji introduced the Vegan Experience, one of his goals was to prove that there's more to veganism than vegetable-protein substitutes that attempt, usually without much success, to mimic the flavors and textures of meat and dairy. Our focus in developing vegan recipes has instead been to …

Cooking

Your child is not your confidant

Many well-meaning parents tend to overshare what’s going on in their personal lives with their kids — whether it’s by telling them about their most recent conflict at work or complaining about issues at home with their partner.<p>But according to psychologists, continuously confiding in your child can …

Parenting

Female-empowering books to read with your kids

Help your children learn about women's rights with these page-turners<p>1 Bill's New Frock<p>Bill Simpson wakes up to find that he's a girl, and worse, his …

Shrimp is America’s favorite seafood. Here are 7 guilt-free ways to cook it.

It seems you had shrimp (and maybe slow cookers) on your minds last month. The most-viewed online recipe in February was an archive favorite: Slow-Cooker Garlicky Shrimp. And no wonder — this method is an easy, hands-off approach to ensure the seafood is perfectly cooked.<p>(The rest of the month's …

Seafood

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

Our Italy Road trip Itinerary – Self drive in Italy

Our Italy Road trip Itinerary – Self drive in Italy<b>Our Italy itinerary</b> is what pushed us into taking a major decision that we would be doing a …

Stay sane with these family board games

Tabletop games to weather the collapse of our democracy, or just a long weekend with the kids<p><i>Adam Saltsman is an indie game developer currently working on the turn-based survival game</i> Overland<i>. He and his wife Rebekah also run Finji, the indie game label behind</i> Night In The Woods <i>and other projects.</i> …

Board Games

When the trolls come at you over birth control coverage, here's what to say

If you're a woman who, on the internet, has tried to defend widely accessible and affordable birth control, you probably know all the …

Health Care

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in the United States is at an …

This new study shows how important it is for kids to have married parents

Every society's holiest duty is ensuring that all its children thrive to the greatest extent possible. But while almost everyone will agree in a …

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Tesla driver detained at gunpoint after rear-facing child seats lead to false kidnapping report

Electrek’s publisher has a Tesla Model S with rear-facing child seats, which his two kids often use. He recalls having been yelled at on a few occasions by concerned passersby when they see him put his kids in the trunk, but it never escalated to a gunpoint standoff like it did this weekend for a …

Tesla

Inside Amazon’s robot-run supermarket that needs just 3 human workers

If you’re a robot stealing somebody’s job, it’s best to stay hidden.<p>That’s what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appears to be thinking, as his Seattle-based …

Jeff Bezos

Kleptomania and a mother’s love: The five-finger discount is my personal rebellion against inequality

The first thing I shoplifted was an avocado, when I couldn’t afford to feed my toddler the most nutritious food<p>The first time, I am with my husband. We take our 1-year-old daughter to the supermarket, as we so often do, in the expensive City Mini Jogger stroller we were gifted before her birth. I …

Women Get Deeply Honest About Why They Had Abortions As Moms

59% of women getting abortions are already mothers. Why would they do it? You'll have to ask them.<p>One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. And of the 926,200 women who got abortions in 2015, 59% were mothers, according to research published in 2016 by the Guttmacher Institute. …

Pregnancy

The science behind why you should spend money on family holidays instead of toys

Parents have been wasting hundreds of pounds on toys, according to one of Britain’s leading child psychologists, and should be spending their money on holidays instead.<p>“Do you have any idea what an extraordinary proportion of presents we give children aren’t actually wanted or valued?” asks Oliver …

Older motherhood offers women the ultimate in having it all

Julia Peyton-Jones is hardly the first woman to walk away from an all-consuming job in order to start a family. But she is perhaps unique in doing so aged 64. This week, it emerged that the former director of London’s Serpentine gallery has become a mother for the first time – whether via …

Parenting

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Even for someone trying to break a record for visiting every country in the world, travel is about more than just ticking places off a list.<p>Planning …

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

Books

17+ spots in Oregon to connect with nature and clear your mind

There’s more reasons to get outdoors in Oregon than we can count, but here’s our top 18 locations in Oregon to get you out into nature when you’re …