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The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

How to Properly Fit Your Pack

We’ve all been there. You’re ten miles into your first day on trail, and it hits you. The pain started in your shoulders but has slowly moved to your lower back. You grasp for any strap you can reach and wrench it down. Maybe that helps for 30 minutes, or even an hour, but the pain returns with …

The secret to... raising unentitled children

<b>Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child.</b> Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help …

Parenting

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

6 Workouts That Melt Fat in Under 20 Minutes

Workout #2: Timed circuit<p>Timing your sets works just as well as counting the reps in them, and helps you set goals for how many reps to get. The more …

You've Never Seen a Mountaineering Movie Like This

<i>Mountain,</i> a new documentary by Australian director Jen Peedom, is more like a concert than a movie. That makes sense, given its conception as a visual collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Scenes unfold without plot or context, keeping the focus on high-altitude cinematography, …

The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s 'Famous' Chocolate Chip Cookies

They're “sweet and firm,” just like the former First Lady.<p>The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush’s chocolate chip cookies since 2016.<p>“They’re sweet and firm,” Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe …

Dessert

5 Surprising Tips For Raising A Boy, According To Experts

In a world where men are finally being held accountable for their actions and are facing consequences for past transgressions, many parents who are …

Parenting

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

5 Common Parenting Discipline Mistakes

When calm, consistency, and values are abandoned, it’s highly unlikely discipline will help a kid behave.<p>Getting a child to behave can feel like a …

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>Serious winter weather can be an impassable roadblock to …

A steak master shares his 7 steps to grilling the perfect cut of meat

1. Choose your meat.<p>Wiestling recommends a juicy ribeye because 'it's extremely tender and fatty and extremely flavorful.'<p>Specifically, Wiestling …

7 plank hacks that will lead to better abs

Plank with toe taps<p>If you want to help tone your glutes and inner thighs, try incorporating some toe taps. Start in a basic plank pose, and every two seconds, alternate moving each leg one to two feet to the side. Tap, and return to the starting position. This will also engage your shoulder and …

Workouts

11 Steps to Help You Crush Your Handstand Goal

Learning how to do a Handstand is an awesome goal for 2018! Talk about a total-body move — Handstands strengthen your upper body and your core, and they challenge your sense of balance. Plus, being upside down is a fun way to get a new perspective on life and lift your mood!<p>Even though Handstands …

Yoga

Quit Raising Your Kids to Act Tough. Teach Them to Be Mentally Strong Instead

There's a big difference between acting tough and being strong.<p>A couple of years ago, a father came into my therapy office with his 9-year-old son and said, "I'm so proud of him for being so strong. He's only cried a few times since Grandma died." Sadly, comments like that from parents aren't that …

The perfect holiday present: a kids’ book that teaches rocket science

What? It’s not like it’s brain surgery<p>To many, rocket science may seem like an impenetrable concept that’s just too difficult to understand, but a new book argues otherwise, aiming to break down the basic concepts behind spaceflight — to children.<p>The new book is appropriately titled <i>Rocket Science</i>, …

Space Exploration

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

How to teach your child to cycle – and why so many parents get it wrong

It's summer. The days are long and the weather is warm (or it should be, anyway); now is the time to be teaching your Little One how to get off their feet and start pedaling on two wheels.<p>As a member of The Bicycle Society, I've helped to teach over 15,000 children to ride bikes, in 300 different …

Kids

The 8-round fat-loss circuit to burn serious calories

Metabolic workouts are so effective for weight loss because they put your body through the ringer, taxing certain energy systems to maximize …

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases …

The case for a screen-free childhood

Andy Crouch didn’t let his kids use screens until they turned 10 — and they thanked him for it.<p>Andy Crouch knows that he and his wife, Catherine, raised their kids in an unusual way. He calls it “radical.” They set strict boundaries around technology: no devices in the car. They can check their …

Out And Back: 20 Best Day Hikes In America

A pair of boots, a pack large enough for some snacks and water bottles, and some weather appropriate clothes. That is just about all you’ll really …

Praising Your Child Doesn't Help Them Succeed If You Do It Wrong

There are many ways well-meaning parents undermine their kids when they try to be encouraging.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a parent what do you want for your children? Having a roof over their heads and food on the table are obvious places to start. Providing them …

Self-improvement

Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things

Want your kids to lead happy and fulfilled lives? Here are some tips for getting them started on the right foot.<p>We all want to lead happy, successful lives. But for parents, there's a time when your priorities shift a bit, and your most important goals start to involve setting your kids up for …

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Simple DIY Kid’s Bicycle Rack with Helmet Storage

Hey everyone! I’m pretty excited to share the tutorial for this bike rack with you today. This project came out of necessity. As in, I needed it or I …

This is a no-fuss way to add USB ports to your wall outlets

It's super convenient to have USB ports integrated into your wall outlets — it makes charging your smartphone, tablet, fitness tracker, smartwatch, or whatever as easy as plugging it into the wall. Unfortunately, getting a USB port in your wall outlet usually involves some sort of wiring and …

Make A Fold-Out, Space-Saving Tool Storage Cabinet For Your Garage Or Workshop

Every workshop needs a solid tools storage system. If you can DIY it and customise it, all the better. This fold-out pegboard shelving system one …

Build This Simple Storage Station for Your Cordless Drill

Keep your cordless drills and impacts charged and ready for action with this easy to build storage station.<p>It's a shame to keep your cordless power tools hidden away in their molded cases, as it takes longer to find the tool you need and you might find the battery is not charged up. This …