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Hip Dips Add an Extra Challenge to Your Plank

The plank is a great exercise for your core, but holding it like a statue is only one of many ways to work those muscles. This video shows a …

Workouts

Helping kids build relationship with food is better than bribery

How can you get a fussy child to eat vegetables? It's a question that plagues many frustrated parents at countless mealtimes.<p>Some take to hiding morsels in more delicious parts of meals, while others adopt a stricter approach, refusing to let little ones leave the table until plates are clear.<p>One …

Nutrition

The 5 Worst Things to Do Before a Run | Men's Health

This should seem obvious, but it needs repeating: Avoid eating a big meal too close to your run. We have all heard about the importance of carbo loading for runners, but a big platter of spaghetti and meatballs—even though it’s loaded with many necessary nutrients—is not going to feel so good …

Should I Take a Probiotic? If So, Which One?

By Franziska Spritzler<p>Probiotics have received a lot of attention recently.<p>These living organisms have been credited with providing all kinds of …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

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20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the …

The best abdominal exercises to do at home

Our new Home Workouts series focuses on quick, fuss-free, targeted routines that you can complete at home.<p>Led by personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells, each episode demonstrates moves to target different areas of the body; including exercises for your legs, back and …

Exercise

What’s Better in the Classroom—Teacher or Machine?

‘Edtech’ is attracting investors, but some parents prefer traditional teaching methods<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Last fall, the public school district here in Silicon Valley’s epicenter ditched its conventional sixth-grade math curriculum for a course that relied on software.<p>Behind the new program, …

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The Balanced Blonde: How I Found The Right Fitness Routine For Me

<i>Jordan Younger, aka The Balanced Blonde, shares how she developed an exercise plan that works for her—at least right now.</i><p>When it comes to working …

Why women have more gut problems than men

You don’t have to poll your friends to know that women think about gut health more than men. (You can just ask science.) Why is it that some guys can …

Wellness

Sorry, But Your Wife Actually Does Need More Sleep Than You

By<p>Mar 14 2016, 4:29 PM<p>Must Reads<p>A study from your wife’s new favorite neuroscientist, Jim Horne, found that women need 20 minutes more sleep than …

Cardio Workouts for People Who Hate Cardio

When it comes to cardio, most people, even avid runners, have at least a love-hate relationship with that side of the fitness spectrum. We totally …

6 Ways the Relationship With Your Parents Affects Your Love Life Later On

Modern dating is fraught with challenges in this fast-paced, technology-fueled world, but no matter how chaotic our schedules are or what obstacles …

6 Amazing Caves You Can Visit Around the World

The earth has many beautiful wonders on its surface, but a surreal landscape lies below in caves. Humans have been exploring the earth’s pockets for …

New Zealand

5 Ways My Husband’s Lazy Parenting Is Actually Great

“Go! Go! Go!” My two-year-old eagerly pulled at my pants, trying to get me into the garage where a drum set was set up, beckoning. We were visiting …

Parenting

Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids and the Whole Family

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. …

Kids

Salma Hayek Shares Hilarious (and Way Real) Advice for Balancing Motherhood and Marriage

The actress says she doesn't have much of a social life, but she's perfectly fine with that.<p>I had to laugh when I read actress and mom Salma Hayek's secret for maintaining her happy marriage after kids. Because it is so relatable!<p>The star, who has been married to French businessman François-Henri …

8 of the Best Honeymoon Beaches in the Caribbean

Did you know there are more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean Sea? That means there are hundreds of thousands of stunning white-sand beaches to choose from for your honeymoon. How to narrow it down?<p>First, consider what type of honeymooners you are: Do you want to see-and-be-seen? Head to tony St. …

How to run: everything you need to know

Running is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t need much kit, you can do it anywhere (within reason) and it’s available to you all the time – you don’t need to wait for the gym to be open or a class to start; just go. You might think of it as a leg exercise, but it actually works most of the …

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The New Dad’s Guide to Surviving Your Wife

<b>1. If you’re going to be late coming home don’t wait until the last minute to tell her.</b> Remember when you’d have to do chin ups and you knew you had …

There’s a key way to get kids to read more books—and enjoy it

It has become conventional thought that gamification—the application of game-style challenges and rewards to traditional tasks—is changing the way kids learn. If there’s something being taught, it’s almost certain there’s now a gamified way to learn it.<p>Making teaching methods more entertaining is …

Kids

The best back exercises to do at home without weights

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your back and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

Exercise

Marriage Isn't Over After Kids

Love is different when you are parents to small kids.<p>After the kids go to bed, it’s our only real time together.<p>We pry our own sleepy eyes open and hold hands while watching TV. We make love when we’re exhausted, because it’s our one chance.<p>He kisses me as he goes out the door to work every …

The Author Of ‘The Case Against Sugar’ Unpacks His Hatred For The Sweet Stuff

Gary Taubes has studied nutrition for 28 years and he’s come to one conclusion: If you want to get thin and stay healthy, then you need to cut out carbs and sugar from your diet. Completely.<p>He’s written a new book on the subject called, The Case Against Sugar — in which he asserts that diabetes and …

These Foods Cause the Most Weight Gain in Kids

A new study finds certain foods may be more to blame for extra weight gain among kids.<p>I am not a fan of the "Foods You Should Never Eat!" lists that seem to be all over the internet these days. It all sounds so needlessly extreme, so dire, so fear-inducingly final (read: "Why I'm Tired Of 'Foods …

Why Are Dutch Kids So Much Happier Than American Kids?

On a list of happy children topped by the Netherlands, the U.S. came in 26th of 29 countries.<p>Children in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the whole wide world, according to Unicef, whereas U.S. kids ranked at number 26 on a list of 29 countries, beating only Lithuanian, Latvian, and …

Kids

Six reasons why sleeping in separate beds can be a good idea

Sleeping alone from time to time to avoid snoring, a young child in your bed and duvet hogging is a total luxury<p><b>You have a young child.</b> My name is Stuart Heritage, and sometimes I sleep in a different room from my wife. This isn’t altogether uncommon – it’s estimated that anything up to 40% of …

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