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What's the Difference Between Dried and Fresh Fruit?

The healthy snack is a great sweet treat, but make sure to read the label first and be mindful of portion sizes.<p>Snacking on a handful of dried fruit …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

If You Don't Believe In Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How To Do It

I have a secret to tell you.<p>I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual …

Self-improvement

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Books

Passport to the Future: 11 Education Quotes to Inspire Endless Learning

You think <i>you’re</i> having a rough time processing this year’s events? Think about all the teachers out there who’ve been called back into duty this month, tasked with keeping our nation’s youth on track amid all this craziness.<p>How does one even begin to broach subjects like history or social studies …

14 lifestyle hacks that will save you money

<b>It's the little things that add up over time.</b><p>We like talking about frugality at TreeHugger because it’s where practical lifestyle decisions intersect …

How a Cheat Meal Can Turbocharge Your Atkins Diet and Melt Away Fat

It's the Atkins diet introduction we all need — and if it's not the most important rule, it'll definitely be the one you enjoy the most. But we admit …

Nutrition

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

Harvard Business School

Lawnmower parents are raising a generation of kids who struggle with adversity

Imagine your 10-year-old daughter is involved in a high-dive competition. She's past the point of participation trophies and genuinely wants to win. …

Parenting

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

8 air-purifying plants for a healthy home

<b>What's not to love about houseplants? They look great, they make our home environment more calm, relaxed and welcoming, and they are pretty nifty air</b> …

7 Creative Back-to-School Lunches

• Toss 9 ounces cheese tortellini with 1 crown chopped broccoli, 1 cup frozen peas, and ½ cup pesto (add the peas and broccoli during the last few …

Food

7 Protein-Packed Vegetables That Are Super Easy To Meal Prep

You already know that eating protein helps your body build strong muscles and boosts satiety, but you may not love the idea of relying on burgers and bacon as your sole sources of the nutrient. And we totally get why. Studies have found that eating less meat (especially red and processed meats) can …

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

In the summer, there were lots of excuses: camp, the pool, the beach, lazy days when it didn’t seem so bad if your kids were still in their pajamas and maybe watching a little TV or noodling around on an iPad. It was vacation, right? They’d read when school started. Wouldn’t pressuring them lead to …

Books

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

Want to get your eyes on MILLIONS of free books online?<p>I got you.<p>If you’ve been following along, you already know that you can find free audiobooks …

The forgotten feminist history of the French fairy tale

But perhaps few visitors know that some of the tales that inspired Walt Disney’s films were first popularized in France by a group of non-conformist …

8 Ways to Manage Lunch-Making When You’re a Pinterest-Fail Mom

Preparing and packing hundreds of school lunches each year is pretty much the bane of every parent’s existence. But there’s an extra level of …

Sushi

The Surprising Thing That Can Make You A Good Mother Is Also A Huge Relief

Grab a camera—anything from a Polaroid to an iPhone works—and challenge your kids to take photos of certain items only (e.g., anything blue, …

Kids

Rental Garden Makeovers: 10 Best Budget Ideas for an Outdoor Space

Most renters, especially if they’re not planning a long stay, prefer not to spend too much time or money fixing up someone else’s property. But what …

The Best Fall Reads: 35 Books To Curl Up With This Season

There’s a lot to look forward to in this season’s crop of titles: The runner-up in last year’s presidential race weighs in on what went wrong with …

Books

Ouch! The 20 best and ballsiest comebacks by women

Space

Amazon just made shopping at Whole Foods cheaper — here's exactly how much you'll save on each item

Whole Foods just got less expensive.<p>On Monday, the day that Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of the grocer went through, prices on certain Whole Foods items immediately dropped.<p>"Starting Monday, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, …

Landscape Photography in Awful Weather

When we think of landscape photography, we likely don't think of driving rain and 50 mph winds. But just because the weather isn't all blue skies and …

This Is How to Pack When You Travel With Kids (It's Possible)

<i>Australian fashion stylist Sheree Commerford is a creative force to be reckoned with. Not only is she the founder and director of Captain and the</i> …

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