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The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Books

7 Summer Pieces Every Minimalist Should Have on Rotation

Calling all minimalists—your summer style edit has arrived. Your closet knows clean lines and smart tailoring by heart. But how do you go about …

31 Products On Amazon With So Many 5-Star Reviews, You'd Be Silly Not To Take A Look

Crystal Pepsi. Google Glass. Segways. There's a lot of stuff out there that just never lived up to the hype. Not the case on Amazon though, where …

Consumer Reports Gives This French Skincare Brand’s Sunscreen a Perfect Score

We know you know how important it is to wear sunscreen every single day, no matter what your skin tone is or whether or not you’re basking in the sun. But as the temperatures start to sizzle and many of us head outdoors, it’s especially crucial to protect ourselves from the sun’s damaging rays. So …

Mark Hamill Explains The Proper Order To Watch The ‘Star Wars’ Films

When introducing someone new to <i>Star Wars</i> — yes, people like that exist — great care has to be taken with the viewing order of the complete saga. While some people advocate for chronological within the universe of the saga, others are more in favor of by release date. Collider decided to ask Mark …

Mark Hamill

Prepare to Obsess Over the Beautiful Embroidered Ultrasounds This New Mom Custom-Makes

When she was pregnant, Veselka Bulkan started to channel her creative energy and talents as an embroidery artist into something to remember this season of her life: her daughter's ultrasound photo, embroidered onto black fabric, which she also used as a way to announce her pregnancy to her …

Motherhood

Empathy: There’s an App For That!

In today’s world, it seems like there is an app for everything, and many of these apps claim to make you “better” – a better writer, better at math, …

7 Tips for Traveling With Tots Internationally

<i>Morgan Hutchinson created Buru—a clothing brand curated, designed, and styled for the modern mother—out of necessity. With an understanding that</i> …

14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

TED Talks

7 Must Read Parenting Books, According to the Experts

If you are anything like me, you want to be the best parent you can be. There is so much parenting advice available in books and blog posts that it …

Parenting

9 cult skincare products that always sell out (and why)

Some of them may surprise you...<p>As a Beauty Editor I try a <i>lottt</i> of skincare products, every day a new face cream or serum lands on my desk and each one promises to transform my skin, blitz wrinkles, and banish breakouts. Nine times out of ten, it's just a jar full of marketing and empty promises. …

Skin Care

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

19 Whole30 Soup Recipes That Make January Way More Tolerable

We know: It’s so easy to reach for canned soup. And the premade varieties at health food stores can actually be pretty darn good. But most …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

Employee Engagement

One Bottle of This Anti-Aging Serum Is Sold Every Minute Around the World

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Skin Care

Shop Sephora's 6 Bestselling Beauty Products of 2017

<i>This content originally appeared on PEOPLE</i><p>If you were one of the lucky ones to score a Sephora gift card from Santa, but have no idea which of the …

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great

There's always room for improvement.<p>No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise …

Self-improvement

6 Classic Items That Always Make You Look Expensive

Whatever the year or season, there are certain items that always look expensive. If you want to look polished at all times, we've pinpointed six …

Hollywood Is Loving This Minimalist-Meets-Elegant Hair Trend

Blame the fact that ponytails are trending or that scrunchies have made a full-blown comeback, but this sweaty season, we're trying to make the most …

Fashion Trends

FYI: One Foodie Calls These the "Best Recipes for One Ever"

Cooking for one isn't always the most thrilling activity, but that doesn't mean you have to resort to ordering delivery tacos or eating cereal for …

The Most Slimming Party Dresses for Every Size

The festive season is here, and we can pretty much guess that your calendar is quickly filling up with parties, gift exchanges, and family gatherings …

This Cardigan Has A 30,000-Person Wait List (Yes, Seriously)

<i>You never want something until you can't have it. So, each week in The Sell-Out, we're getting the scoop from your favorite retailers on what's</i> …

Clothing

Meet the New "Epic" Leggings Everyone Is About to Buy

It’s no secret Alo Yoga is one of the leading brands in the world of leggings, from major celebrities always wearing the latest styles to the first …

The best Christmas tech gifts for 2017

Christmas is a time for good cheer, gift-giving and indulgence. But for the techies out there, it is also a great time to get a wishlist together of goodies and gadgets they fancy from Santa (or as a personal Christmas treat) this year.<p>We have broken down some of the top products this year from …

Curse-Word Oven Mitts Are the Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Outspoken Mom

There are perks to being on the naughty list, and these oven mitts are one of them.<p>Finally, a gift for the mom who doesn't give a d*mn. Whether she is your wife, your friend, or your cool mom, chances are you know and love her unconventional way with words—swear words that is. Which is why we are …

The Most Uncommon Baby Names Given in 2017 That You'll Be Obsessed With

Although it can seem like every kid you meet these days is named Noah or Olivia, there are, in fact, tons of other babies out there who receive less common names that are absolutely gorgeous. If you're looking to go off the beaten path when it comes to your baby's name, there are thousands of baby …

Gender-Neutral

Angelina Jolie Already Has Next Season’s It Bag on Her Shoulder

Angelina Jolie might have stunned in a sparkling Elisabetta Franchi dress at the Governors Awards on Saturday, but come Sunday, it was back to work. The Oscar winner was spotted out in Hollywood in her tried and true uniform—a modest knit dress with tailored jacket—and it was her accessories that …

The Best Gifts for Kids

No kid likes a boring gift.<p>The problem with buying gifts for kids is that everyone tends to visit the same stores and the same toy aisles. That means …

20 Books That Encourage Empathy

Looking for books to help build emotional intelligence in your child? Check out our age-by-age guide—and head to your local library for these classics.<p>You already know it’s important to read to your child, and you can probably rattle off a long list of reasons why. It helps strengthen your bond, …

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington's San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …