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14 Meals You Can Make for Company That Won’t Break Your Diet

You’ve successfully followed your diet while keeping your family fed as well. But what happens when guests come over for dinner? We know serving your …

Cooking

Chill Dad: How My Father Taught Me to Be Laid-Back

Over the last 33 years, my dad has taught me a lot. Whether it’s how to jumpstart a car (I killed the family minivan’s battery while parked with my …

How I Learned to Let My Daughter Explore Her Faith Without Me

My faith has changed since I was a kid, so I won't be by my daughter's side when she attends church. But I'm glad she's doing so without me.<p>The first …

Captain America

Crispy Potatoes Recipe

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss potatoes with oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well coated. Spread in a …

Recipes

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.<p>"Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The …

Parenting

When Your Child Is An Old Soul

“All of my friends are having a massive playdate today, and they’re bringing their Nerf guns and everything!” my son told me excitedly the other day.</i> …

Parenting

How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life

“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.” — Will Durant<p>“Mother, what is water?” — asked the baby fish<p>“Water is what you swim …

Self-help

Strength Coaches Reveal How You Can Get A Bigger Chest Without Bench Pressing

You know how it is: you're in decent shape, lift regularly and have your gym routine down to a tee. So why change it? Because you've been stuck …

Biomechanics

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Motivation

7 Things She Craves in Bed That You May Not Have Considered

A woman’s body is one of the most amazing things on the planet. Its complexity is extraordinary—there is nearly no limit to the pleasure threshold she can experience. And you can take her there…all the way there, in fact.<p>The problem? We’ve kind of been conditioned since, um, birth to believe that …

Relationships

How our teenage years shape our personalities

The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become.<p>My four-year-old twins are similar in many ways – both are sociable, loving and cheeky – but a few contrasts are opening up. For instance, our son is more aware of time, …

Psychology

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

5 ways to be an awesome parent

<b>Here are some nuggets of advice, from someone who's been in the parenting trenches for almost a decade.</b><p>Kids don't come with how-to manuals, as every …

Parenting

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

The Best Pomades to Use for Every Hairstyle

Pomade is buried deep in the aesthetic canon of classic Americana, right next to straight razors and Clubman talcum powder. Near forgotten, this …

Hair

This Communication Tactic Could Be The Key To Saving Your Marriage. Here's What You Need To Know

The relationship-boosting properties of mindfulness and meditation are hard to argue with, and here's why: One of the side effects of having a …

Mindfulness

The Only Sauce You'll Need This Summer

It’s officially Summer Sauce season. When fresh herbs start popping up in gardens and at farmers’ markets, it’s time to break out your food processor …

Recipes

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee (and Everything You Need to Do It)

<i>This definitive guide to cold brew coffee explores everything you need to make it at home, including gear recommendations and a step-by-step recipe</i> …

Coffee

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

Today in Gear: A Bronzed Retro Diver From Oris, Sonos’ Surprisingly Affordable Soundbar and More

<b>This Vintage-Inspired Dive Watch from Oris Is a Modern Classic</b><br>When it comes to iconic dive watches, few hold the clout of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five. …

Cameras

Here's What Happens When You Love Someone More Than They Love You, According To Experts

One thing that I've learned over the years, through lots of relationships both good and bad, is that one of the most important factors in …

Relationships

How to avoid becoming a tyrant when your kids misbehave

Among the many frustrations of being a parent are the moments when your child’s bad behavior inspires your own rage-induced response. Kids are small, you are big, and evolution has it that you’re the one meant to keep it together.<p>And yet, facing down a kid who refuses to get dressed for school or …

Parenting

7 Ways Parents Can Put an End to a Child's Pestering

<i>“Please, Mom? Can we?”</i> Those words repeated over and over again can wear down even the most resolute parent.<p>But whether your child is begging you to …

Parenting

Learn Some Strategies for Dealing With Behavior Issues in a 7-Year-Old

Seven-year-old children are situated on the cusp of childhood and the preteen years. At age 7, they will have left kindergarten behind to navigate …

Parenting

How to Deep Clean Your Gas Grill, According to an Expert

For many of us, summer is synonymous with grilling. What isn’t always inherent in that: cleaning said grill. This decrustifying process may not be …

Country Lifestyle

The 3 Best Whiskies to Bring Camping

What’s better than a secluded campsite, a campfire and roasting marshmallows? A secluded campsite, a campfire, roasting marshmallows and <i>whiskey</i>. But …

9 Telltale Signs You're Dealing With an Inauthentic Person

There is no skill more important to success than being able to detect who is sincere and who isn't.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Authentic people are self-aware. They avoid blaming others for their own mistakes and accept their strengths and weaknesses. They …

Self-help

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help