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Mom Reflects On Her Children's '18th Summer' And It Will Break You

Here’s what it’s like when you’re on your 18th summer with your college-bound kids<p>It seems like the second our children are born, we’re constantly …

Parenting

Let's All CTFD About Kids And Masturbation

The day I couldn’t find our household jar of Vaseline, I knew. Suspicions were confirmed when the missing jar showed up empty in the teenager’s …

Parenting

18 Things I Want My Teenage Son To Know

As we wrap up another school year (7th and 11th grades), I can’t help but feel nostalgia, excitement, sadness and pride, all at the same time with my …

Parenting

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

Creative Writing

7 Popular Kitchen Backsplashes, Ranked From Least To Most Expensive

Our marble dreams are quickly slipping away from us.<p>There's a reason pros recommend budgeting a 20 percent buffer into any reno project (unexpected costs WILL happen), so it's important to have a handle on the costs you <i>can</i> control upfront. As sexy as that solid piece of marble was you saw on …

Kitchens

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

The Teen Slang Dictionary for Parents

Teens in each generation develop a language of their own based on what is going on in teen culture. And the introduction of social media and digital …

Language

8 Ways to Teach Teens Anger Management Skills

Whether your teen throws his smartphone against the wall when he's frustrated an app won't work, or he yells and swears when he doesn't get his way, …

Emotional Intelligence

33 Kitchen Products For Anyone Who Basically Has No Cabinet Space

Defeat your no-storage woes with roll-up drying racks, pull-down spice racks, and more clever organizers.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items</i> …

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

Basic Creative Writing Skills for Beginners | Mashable Shop

access<p>lifetime<p>content<p>5.5 Hours<p>Description<br>• Instructor<br>• Specs<p>Isn't it time you finally told the story inside your heart? In this course, you'll learn how …

Creative Writing

When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

During the stressful teen years, most adolescents experience emotional highs and lows, but for more than 20 percent of teenagers, their worries and sad feelings turn into something more serious, like anxiety or depression. Studies show that 13 percent to 18 percent of distressed teens physically …

Mental Health

7 Ways Dads Can Stay Close to Their Young Adult Kids

Staying connected to young adult kids can be difficult for some parents, and often more for fathers than mothers. Here are some ways for fathers to …

Parenting

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

9 stylish tray ceiling ideas for different rooms

A tray ceiling can change the appearance of a flat, regular roof and convert it into something super elegant and flamboyant. Due to its unique …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

How to Raise Kids Who Get Along With (Almost) Everyone

1<p>Talk Openly About Differences<p>Around age 3, kids will start asking about the differences they see in other people. “You want to respond in a way that …

Parenting

Michelle Obama Reveals Her Successful Parenting Strategy: "I Can’t Cherish You to Death"

One of the most emotional moments of Barack Obama's presidency may have been his farewell address when he spoke of his daughters with Michelle Obama.<p>“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and …

Michelle Obama

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan you know that if you don't meal-plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, …

Weight Loss

Fantasy and Science Fiction Short Stories for Middle School Students

Middle school was an interesting time. My two older sisters moved out. I barely survived honors Spanish. A homeroom advisor told me about the …

Middle School

There are 4 styles of parenting, but one raises more successful kids than the rest, according to a psychotherapist

Raising kids in today's world is no easy task. From warnings about too much screen time and too many food additives, to the pressure to help your child succeed in school and on the sports field, parenting has become more challenging than ever.<p>Parents are employing specific strategies and coping …

15 Things All Parents Should Know, According To Teenagers

"Don't compare me to other kids. It hurts a lot." H/T Reddit<p><i>Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i>

This 30-Minute Strength, Cardio, and Pilates Core Workout Is Here to Torch Calories

Get ready to sweat! This challenging workout from celeb trainer Kit Rich mixes circuit training, cardio, and Pilates core exercises and works every part of your body. You don't need equipment for this one, just a positive attitude! And Kit will definitely keep you motivated. Press play, and get …

Exercise

The Right Placement of Stove and Microwave in Your Kitchen

Since its invention in the early 1950s, microwave ovens have gone from a futuristic science fiction to an everyday tool in kitchens. Almost everyone …

Kitchens

Storytelling Techniques: 15 Hardwired Expectations

A Reader’s Manifesto: 15 Hardwired Expectations Every Reader Has for Every Story<p>May 10, 2018<p>First, a question. We’re writers, not to mention readers …

Creative Writing

4 Impossibly Stylish Ways to Make Two-Toned Cabinets Work in Your Kitchen

The idea that your kitchen cabinets need to be the same color—or even made from the same material—isn’t such a hard-and-fast rule any more. Two-toned …

Kitchens

How to write stronger sentences with fewer adverbs

Use adverbs sparingly. At their best, they spice up a verb or adjective. At their worst, they express a meaning already contained in the sentence:<p>The …

Creative Writing

Before and After: An Unbelievable $5K Kitchen Renovation

This kitchen has an enviable amount of storage, but that same storage — the hanging cabinets — make the room feel a bit claustrophobic and dark, and …

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

College & University