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We need to stop pushing our kids

Childhood is more competitive than ever but does intense pressure to succeed really help? Tanith Carey delivers a broadside against hothouse education and tiger parenting<p>When I brought my first school report home in the summer of 1971, while I’m sure my mother was pleased to read the comment: “Your …

The 25 Biggest Regrets In Life. What Are Yours?

We are all busy. Life happens. There’s always something to distract us from getting around to certain things we know we should do.<p>Soccer practice. Work. Home renovations. Getting that next big promotion.<p>And with the explosion of always-on smartphones and tablets delivering a fire hose of urgent …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How does your garden grow? Ken Livingstone, retired politician

'Working on my garden keeps me amazingly fit. I've lost at least a stone in weight since leaving politics'<p>When I moved here 25 years ago, it was just grass and a shed, but I discovered an original garden underneath. It must have dated back to around 1902, when the house was built. At some point …

The best UK days out for the school summer holidays

The school summer holidays are here – which means you've got at least 40 days to keep the kids entertained. For inspiration we’ve rounded up the best of our family days out and children’s attractions across the UK. Happy holidays!<p>School’s out for summer – and so is the sun. So what are you going to …

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Firstborn children really do excel, reveals groundbreaking study

What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, JK Rowling and Beyoncé have in common? Other than riding high in Forbes list of the world's most powerful women, they are also all firstborn children in their families.<p>Turn to British science and one finds …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

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Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Met Office Warns London and South About Saharan Dust Storm

UK residents especially those living in London are being warned that dust from a Saharan storm could be a contributing factor to one of the worst …

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Low fat foods stuffed with 'harmful’ levels of sugar

Telegraph analysis finds many food and drink products marketed as "low fat" contain sugar levels which some leading campaigners and scientists warn are too high. Hover over the bars in the charts to see products or search for a specific product with the table view<p>Many low fat foods promoted as …

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#theLIST: Oscars 2014: The 10 Best Dressed

BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.

A London gin tour? It's the perfect tonic

London is enjoying a gin renaissance - so Claire Cohen gets in the spirit and joins a tour of the capital's best gin bars and distilleries<p>Drinking gin used to be straightforward: spirit, tonic, ice and a slice. Or - if we're harking back to Hogarthian times - a pint pot dunked into a tin bath tub …

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34 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad In Paris

Paris will forever hold a piece of my heart: the city, the people, the art, the culture, the long walks along the Seine (the list goes on). To quote Ernest Hemingway, on living in Paris, "...The memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other." Here are 34 reasons why I …

A Guide To The Secret Parts Of Paris

See and do<p><i>Eglise St-Etienne-du-Mont</i><p>This is one of my favourite Paris churches, both for its architecture, which is an endearing mix of renaissance and gothic, and as an insight into Paris' history: it is home to the shrine of Saint Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, who saved the city from invasion …

The finest free things to do in Paris

Expert guide to Paris<p>Paris is not known as a budget travel destination and yet the city is replete with sights, activities and experiences that don't cost a <i>sou</i> (former French coin). From riverside beaches and picnics by Canal Saint-Martin, to watching footballers performing 'keepy-uppies' as you …

New Study Shows Yoga Has Healing Powers

Poses like down dog can bring down levels of inflammation in cancer patients.<p>The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren't all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with …

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Finding the Balance Between Being A 'Yes' Mom and a 'No' Mom

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>I knew her as "the lady who let her kid play in the middle of the street," until our annual block party, when I learned her name was Summer, she was a single mom with three kids, and she is probably a better parent than I'll ever be.<p>Summer let …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

Gardens: bewitched by witch hazel

Sweet-smelling, pretty and long-lived, witch hazel is that rarest of plants – a flower that blooms in midwinter<p>A winter flower is to be treasured for its scarcity and, as you move through a garden in slumber, it is a point of wonder that anything can brave the season. I ask myself why and how, for …

The art of praising children – and knowing when not to

Some parents are blessed with a soul that lights up every time their little precious brings them a carefully crafted portrait or home-made greetings card. I am not one of those parents.<p>It is not that I don't love my kids, or that I don't appreciate the gesture. I rather like it when they come …

What are your travel resolutions for 2014?

Let's face it. As soon as the last New Year's balloons have deflated, your resolve to be a fitter, healthier superhuman in 2014 will be as flat as morning-after champagne. So why not make some resolutions you <i>can</i> keep by planning your travel adventures for 2014? At Lonely Planet we aren't hanging …