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Preschool Science Experiments

Experiments and Activities for Preschoolers<p>This is a collection of fun, easy and educational science experiments and activities for preschool …

9 Alternatives to B&H Photo That You Can Trust

Let me make it clear that this article isn't a knock on B&H Photo.In fact, B&H is one of my favorite places to get my gear. I've bought gear from …

I Had Sex With My Partner Every Day for a Week

After telling my daughter, Sylvie, one more exciting tale of my youth—in which I play with a large, unsupervised gang of children in a vacant lot—I …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>My daughter started high school this year. Ninth grade. And it was about a few weeks into September when she got invited to her first big party. I made sure the parents would be home, dropped her off at around 7, told her I'd be back at 10, then headed home to zone out on the sofa for the …

Parenting

How slime can save kids from becoming digital zombies

If you’ve recently tried to buy Elmer’s Glue in your local store, you may have found that it is, unexpectedly, sold out. It turns out there’s an …

Kids

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 …

Amazon Found The Perfect Way To Get Kids Hooked On STEM

The e-retailer launched a STEM toy subscription service for kids.<p>Amazon’s latest subscription will make some kids <i>very</i> happy.<p>The giant e-retailer revealed its latest subscription service called STEM Club, a monthly delivery of high-quality STEM toy for kids between the ages of 3 and 13 years …

Kids

Easy Trick To Tie Shoelaces: Mum Shares Hack For Parents Of Kids Who Are Struggling

'Ingenious!'<p>A mum filmed her son demonstrating a trick to tie his shoelaces, which he learned because he had previously been unable to do them …

How to Raise Kids Who Can 'Love and Be Loved'

Why modeling adult affection matters.<p>Forget about an apple a day keeping the medical doctor away<i>.</i><p>If you want to do something to ensure your kids experience backed-by-research benefits like:<p>· Higher self esteem<p>· Better parent-child communication<p>· Improved academic performance<p>· Fewer psychological …

5 Surprising Marriage Benefits of Sexting

Could turning up the heat in your marriage be as simple as turning on your phone and typing out a naughty text? Um, yeah.<p>According to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention, the more you sext the more sexually satisfied you’re likely to be in your …

Five toys that will get kids of all ages interested in technology

It’s that magical time of year, when you can force your own interests on other people via the act of gifting. If you’re interested in technology and want to make sure the children in your life grow up with similar knowledge (more than just how to text or use an iPad), then holiday gifts are a good …

Learning and STEM toys we love

Everything from games to maker kits, robots and crafts.<p><i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that supports</i> …

Kids

The One Reason Your Kid May Not Really Be Ready for Kindergarten

Self-regulation is crucial to helping kids get an early jump on education, so the kids who develop later are already behind.<p>Back when I was in elementary school, report card grades were given using the following scale: O for outstanding, an S for satisfactory, or an N for needs improvement. I was …

15 Simple Things You Can Say That Will Make You a Better Leader

Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.<p>Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 15 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.<p>I'd love your …

9 Essential Photo-Editing Apps You Need to Download

Make your selfies (or your food snaps) even better with one of these excellent picks.<p>With a host of photo-editing apps for iOS and Android to choose from, we've rounded up some of the best that are worth your attention. Note: Just because it's free, there is no guarantee that a photo-editing app …

Portrait Tips for Beginner Photographers

Everybody loves a portrait, right? The difficulty, of course, is learning how to take a good portrait, one that has good highlights and shadows, …

What I Learned from Having Sex with My Husband for 40 Days Straight

It all started with a birthday present.<p>I'm probably a lot like you: the pace of my days usually rivals the speed of light. And, unfortunately, sex got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. Luckily, just as my 13-year marriage was poised for a nosedive, I came up with an idea that resurrected my …

Shallow Depth of Field for Portraits

We’ve all seen stunning portrait photos that have a blurred background while the subject of the photo is perfectly focused. When done correctly, …

Keeping Your Marriage Strong

Sometimes a marriage starts out strong, and then flaws begin to materialize. This is completely normal. But like many things, if left unaddressed, …

Mental Disorders

What camera should I buy? Use our step-by-step guide

You only have to go into a high-street retail store or look online to get an idea of the sheer number of digital cameras on the market. There are so …

Here’s What You Need to Know About Aperture, F-Stops, and Depth of Field

A lot has been said and written about aperture, f-stops and depth of field on PictureCorrect and elsewhere on the Internet. But rarely do you get a …

2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200

>> This roundup has been replaced with a newer version - click to read it <<<p>In late 2015, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on …

No One Told You the Book List for Improving Leadership Skills? I Will

Is your house full of clutter?<p>Are you looking for some help to finally get things under control?<p>Decluttering is the act of removing clutter, or all …

5 books actress and attachment parenting advocate Mayim Bialik reads to her kids

So what does the mother of two think are the best books to read with your kids?<p>As part of its Storybook Project, NPR asked a number of authors, actors, politicians, philanthropists, scientists, and musicians to reveal their all-time favorite books they've read to their kids. It's a great resource …

This Dad's Honest Sex Advice to His Teenage Kids Deserves a Standing Ovation

For most people, the first time they have sex is awkward, clumsy, incredibly not-pleasurable and, in the event that the deflowering takes place …

Best standard prime lenses for Nikons: 8 tested

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S - £180/$220<p>A major revamp of the 50mm f/1.8D lens, this lens is perfectly suited to digital photography. The antiquated …

A Few of Our Favorite Camera Accessories — Tools and Toys

When you buy a camera, it usually comes with all the necessary accessories right out of the box. But, to be blunt, the included accessories are …

A Practical Review of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens

Cameras

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

It's the perfect sort of cake for a birthday or a Tuesday. Make sure to enjoy it with a very large glass of ice cold milk!<p>We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point …

Chocolate Cake