Allison Woodward

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5 Hip-Opening Exercises That Will Help You Get The Butt Of Your Dreams

Hello, perkier butt!<p>If butt workouts are a standard part of your fitness routine, but your backside just won’t cooperate, there’s a solid chance it’s because your hips are tight AF.<p>"I see this all the time, hips are something everyone overlooks," says Stephen Pasterino, NASM-certified celebrity …

Squats Aren't Making Your Butt Bootylicious — Here's What Actually Works

When you think of having a bigger butt, one of the first exercises that will come to mind is the squat. Yes, squats are great if you're looking to increase your overall lower-body strength and size, but you're going to need to implement other exercises for a major transformation. When you perform a …

The 17 Best Children's Books to Promote Kindness, Integrity, and More

Books have the power to ignite a passion for learning, provide us with a sweet escape, and connect us with who we are and who we want to be while …

Children's Books

Making This 1 Change to My Squat Completely Set My Glutes on Fire

I don't do squats very often, but when I do, I usually do the variation where my heels are elevated, rather than the traditional back or front squat …

My almost-4-year-old is willful and disobedient. How can I regain control?

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Q: My almost-4-year-old is incredibly willful and whines all the time. He does exactly what we ask him not to do, and it's gotten to the point that I don't want to ask him not to do anything because I know he will do it on purpose. Everything results in a</i> …

3 Quick and Easy Exercises to Get You a Stronger, Perkier Butt in No Time

As a CrossFitter, I do a lot of squats and deadlifts. (Like, a lot.) And while that has done a lot to improve the firmness of my butt, I've always wished it would be perkier. I relayed my butt woes to Andrea Speir, founder of Speir Pilates in Santa Monica, CA, after noticing (in a totally not …

Can't Get Hired Because You're Overqualified? This 1 Technique Convinces Hiring Managers Otherwise

"Experience Discrimination" is actually a thing. Here's how to deal with it...<p>As a career coach, I've seen a recent rise in the number of job seekers who feel they're getting passed over by employers because their overqualified. They usually tell me they feel their age is the issue. In reality, …

Ever buy an original PS3? Sony may owe you $65

Remember when Sony said your PlayStation 3 would be a "computer," not just a game console? Remember when Sony backed up that claim by letting anyone (including the US Air Force) install Linux on the thing? Remember when Sony broke its promises by unceremoniously deleting that "OtherOS" feature with …

This Beachbody Trainer Shares a Weightlifting Program For Beginners Looking to Lose Weight

For most women, strength training is the one thing we need to do more of. Cardio definitely has its benefits and it shouldn't be overlooked, but if you're trying to lose weight or just feel stronger in the gym, it's time to pick up those dumbbells and start a weightlifting program.<p>This can feel …

Strength Training

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

By William Stixrud<p>Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice …

Parenting

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

U.S. news<p>President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.<p>The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people …

Donald Trump

This Workout Is Magical Because It Will Actually Change the Shape of Your Butt

You wanted the best workout for your butt, and here it is. Complete with squats and lunges, as well as dumbbells for added resistance, this workout is the hardest thing your butt will do all day. And that's a good thing because that's how you know it's working to reshape your booty. It also means …

Workouts

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect'

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

What To Say To Little Kids Instead Of 'Say Sorry'

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

This Workout Is the Wake-Up Kiss For Your Sleeping Booty

We've been warned repeatedly that sitting is the new smoking, but spending all that time on your butt is putting your glutes to sleep. You can call it sleeping butt syndrome, hibernating hiney, or dead butt disorder, but no matter how you refer to it, you need to wake your ass up. Literally. …

PopSugar

How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids

Here are some science-backed parenting strategies to help you raise highly successful kids.<p>What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

10 Ways To Raise A Kid Who Can Handle Money (And Isn't An Entitled Jerk)

In Beth Kobliner’s excellent book “Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not),” many readers are taken aback to learn that financial literacy starts as young as age three. What’s more, your child’s basic money habits are formed by age seven. <i>If only I had read this when my kids were toddlers</i> …

Roth IRA

Your Weekly Workout Schedule Is Here — With Printables and Everything!

Can't make it to the gym? Or have absolutely no idea what to do once you're there? We feel you. Working out is hard enough, let alone having to …

I've been in education for 20 years, and there's a disturbing trend afoot in kindergartens around the US

Researchers have demonstrated that 5-year-olds are spending more time engaged in teacher-led academic learning activities than play-based learning opportunities that facilitate child-initiated investigations and foster social development among peers.<p>As a former kindergarten teacher, a father of …

Kindergarten

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Redshirting may do more harm than good

In his 2008 blockbuster, <i>Outliers,</i> Malcolm Gladwell makes the case that a person’s age relative to his or her cohort is a key predictor of success. …

Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

When I was 4 years old, my parents faced a decision. My birthday is in late November, so should they send me to kindergarten as the youngest kid in my class? Or, wait another year to enroll me? — A practice referred to as academic redshirting.<p>Since I was already the oldest sibling, they decided it …

Northwestern University

Where to Sell Your Old Cellphone for the Most Cash

Have a pile of old cellphones laying around? Get them out of your house, and earn some cash in the process. Here's where to sell your used cellphones …

6 Exercises For Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy

<b>You’re sitting at home, holding that adorable little bundle of joy, and so glad the hard part is over.</b> Then you look down at that big squishy blob …

Muscle

Exercise Program for Patellofemoral Syndrome

Exercise Program for Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome<p>If you are have been diagnosed with patellofemoral stress syndrome (PFSS), also known as runner's …

VW's Bleak Options for Dealing With 500,000 Recalled Diesels

Volkswagen, bless its cheatin' heart, is finally ready to start atoning for spoofing consumers with more than 10 million "clean" diesel cars around …