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21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

These Are Going to Be the 11 Biggest Movies of Summer 2018

Make the most of that 90 minutes of A/C.<p>Right now we are in the winter of our collective discontent, but hark—summer is around the corner! We just have to get through a royal wedding, a royal baby, several hundred more unwanted Trump tweets, and an entire season (read: Spring) to get there. But …

Paul Rudd

Inside ‘Inside the Actors Studio’: Backstage With James Lipton and the ‘Girls’ Cast

For the first time in 22 seasons, James Lipton let a journalist backstage at an ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ taping. With the Girls cast milling about, …

Sesame Street is the perfect TV show

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …

From Army to Congress, a tough mission

Her training as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. military taught Tammy Duckworth to speak up when a foolish order jeopardized a mission. So when a superior officer on an Army National Guard Drill Weekend demanded that she fly him home through a rampaging storm, Duckworth drew the line.<p>“No sir, we’re …

Wood Or Plastic Cutting Boards: Which Is Better?

Ask any chef or home cook what the single most important tool in the kitchen is and he or she will almost certainly give you the same answer: a chef's knife. One, dependable all-purpose chef's knife -- and knowing how to use it -- is going to make the biggest impact on your cooking, whether you're …

Have Fun in the Car with a Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, …

Kids

The Stormy Cloud Light

The designer Richard Clarkson has created an interactive and elegant lamp which mimics a thundercloud’s sound and appearance. Using motion sensors, …

How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

We love our water colour paint sets. I mean, we <i>really</i> love them.<p>I don’t think a week ever goes by when someone doesn’t get out the water colours for …

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Snark Attack: Dealing with Your Kid's Sarcasm

Has your kid become the queen of sarcasm? We'll help you set her straight.<p>One day when my daughter was 7, she came home from school, hit one of her younger brothers for grabbing one of her toys, and was promptly sent to a time-out. Frustrated, I asked, "How is it that you behave well at school all …

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

Raise a Nature Lover

Kids blossom when they head outside—but you may need to shut off your screens and nudge them out the door. While you're at it, go yourself.<p>Skipping stones. Climbing trees. Lying in the grass and looking for patterns in the clouds. They're among the most iconic images of growing up. Unfortunately, …

The Many Benefits of Kids Yoga

Yoga is a popular exercise for plenty of adults, but did you know it could be beneficial for your children as well? The advantages of what yoga can …

10 Classic Stories to Shape Girls' Minds

photo credit: Little Miss Eclectic Photography<p>Summer is coming, and what better time to stock up on some good books for fun vacation reading? Daily …

14 Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

Encourage your kids to explore, build, create, or just relax in the outdoors with these fun, creative, and inspiring ideas for your lawn.<p>Inspire imaginative play with these no-sew theater curtains. You’ll need 6 yards of red burlap, a clothesline, and clip-on curtain rings. Cut fabric into two …

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas

It’s summertime: the weather is nice, the kids are out of school, and there is a world of opportunity for fun. It’s the perfect time to make a summer …

How Technology Has Made Parenting Harder

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 09/25/2013 07:59 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Cellphones, tablets, video games and computers — the average youngster has logged thousands of hours on digital technologies by the time they leave home.<p>And all these technologies have changed the way parents do their …

Cute Ways to Commemorate the Start of the School Year

Sure, most everyone knows that it’s a great idea to start off the new school year with an adorable photo of your child standing at the bus stop with …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

What to Expect from the Upper Elementary Years

Your little kids are growing up before your eyes! Today we discuss what to expect once it’s time to move onto the upper elementary school years.<p>more …

7 Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

For many families pumpkin carving is an annual fall tradition. However, the mess and use of sharp cutting tools can be a deterrent for parents of …

Creating The Ultimate Travel Activity Kit for Kids

<i>Are we there yet?</i> Oh the joys of traveling with kids! Guess what? It doesn’t have to be painful. A little planning and prep can go a long way in …

Why your child needs music education

It’s not just about a recital, an adorable, proud bow to the audience, or roses thrown at his or her feet during an encore. Music education has a …

Education

Affordable, Candy-Free Halloween Treats

There are many reasons to avoid the handing out sugar this Halloween. Many children can’t have candy due to allergy restrictions or age. Or, if you …

Fun Travel Games for Kids

<i>“Are we there yet?”</i> If you’ve ever traveled with children, chances are you’ve heard that phrase a time or two. On your next family vacation decrease …

Family Tradition: Thankful Jar

Family Traditions are a wonderful way to create lasting memories for your little ones to always look back to once they grow. Does your family take …

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