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The 17 Best Snacks to Eat If You Have Diabetes

Prevent that low blood sugar crash with these healthy food pairings.<p>Once you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, the way you approach food completely changes. That’s because dips and peaks in your blood sugar can dictate how you feel throughout the day, and the foods you eat play a major role in …

Nutrition

Bookmark this refreshing summer salad from Om & The City’s Jules Hunt for 100-degree days

In addition to her killer yoga poses and face mask selfies, Jules Hunt’s Instagram (and blog Om & The City) is decorated with images of gorgeous …

Recipes

The Best Berenstain Bears Books to Tackle Common Growing-Up Challenges

Since their first <i>Berenstain</i> Bears book was released in 1962, Stan and Jan Berenstain have been through a lot with Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister …

Kids

Carolyn Hax: To have another child or not? Either way, you’ll have regrets and joys.

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have a 5-year-old girl and are not planning more children — primarily because we are easily stressed, don’t do well when sleep-deprived and aren’t really baby/toddler people. Our daughter was NOT an easy baby.</i><p><i>Yet, I always feel</i> …

Parenting

Why being an overprotective parent isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Helicopter. Hoverer. Shadow. Overprotective. These are typically the big bads of parenting. You couldn’t love your littles anymore than you already …

Parenting

The productivity hack that allowed me to accomplish more in less time

I became more productive — and stopped having to work at night — by capitalizing on the two most important hours of the day.<p>For a few years now, I’ve been asked by seasoned writers, “How do you write as much as you do?” or, “How do you come up with so many story ideas?” Of course, there are tons of …

Time Management

This Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Cooks in 6 Minutes — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

8 Montessori-inspired phrases to use for each stage of potty training

While we look forward to milestones, like introducing baby to their first foods and watching them take their first steps, for some reason potty …

Parenting

10 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Making Your Home Dirtier

Cleaning the wrong way can waste time, and it can potentially make your home dirtier!<p><i>Why it’s dirty:</i> Despite spritzing it with a cleaning solution, …

Cleaning

Former President Barack Obama endorses 81 candidates in U.S. midterms, says he's 'eager' get involved

WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama announced endorsements Wednesday of 81 Democratic candidates in the November midterm elections, and said he is "eager" to help his party gain seats in a contest widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.<p>While Obama did not mention Trump by …

Barack Obama

24 Ingenious Moving Hacks That Make Packing Painless

When your moving date creeps closer and closer, the mere thought of packing up can be daunting. Putting all your belongings into boxes just so that they can be taken out again is nobody's favorite activity, so we found some amazing moving tips that will make going to a new place easier than you …

DIY

10 Quick & Easy Playroom Organization Tips

Is your playroom the one room in the house you skip when giving your friends "the tour"? Do you have a closet you haven’t opened in literal years for …

Kids

These Keto Fat Bombs Will Make You Totally Forget You're on a Diet

When it comes to trying a new diet, you may go into it already dreading the things you assume you'll have to to give up. Luckily with the ketogenic diet, dessert is not one of them. Even though the keto diet is known for being low-carb, there are still plenty of options to help you get your sweet …

Ice Cream

The 7 Best Podcasts On Motherhood & Beyond That Get It Right

I'm a full-blown podcast addict. Any time I have even a minute alone, I'm reaching for my phone to queue up a little nugget of audio enjoyment. …

Parenting

Scientists Finally Understand the Link Between Depression and Bad Sleep

"Sleep and depression go hand in hand."<p>Approximately 75 percent of people diagnosed with depression say that they suffer from terrible sleep. On the …

Neuroscience

A Teacher's List Of 10 Things To Teach Your Child Before Kindergarten

It’s hard to believe that I will be sending a second child off to kindergarten this September. Having already sent one and being a teacher for over a …

Kids

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these …

Motivation

Greek Style Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

"This recipe was passed down through my family for years. If you're looking for a great tasting, tender chicken breast, this is what you're looking …

Recipes

Amazon has already started sharing some Prime Day deals, and here are the best ones

Amazon Prime Day doesn't officially begin until July 16, but that didn't stop the company from beginning the deals a little bit early. Alongside the …

7 Things You Need to Deal With When a Family Member Dies

The bureaucratic tasks—handling bills, dealing with a funeral home, finding bank accounts—can take people by surprise.<p>When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to think about is paperwork. Pulling family and friends close around, working through and coming to terms with grief, and taking care …

Be A Guide, Not A Guard: How To Raise A Happy And Responsible Kid

Next time you see your child doing something that you don't like, whisper to yourself: “Be a guide, not a guard."<p><i>Originally published on</i> Motherly<i>.</i><p>By Nadene van der Linden<p>“Be a guide, not a guard” perfectly describes the kinds of parenting behaviors that create happy and responsible children. It’s a …

Parenting

Those "Use By" Dates on Food Are Confusing a Lot of People — Food News

People throw away billions of dollars worth of perfectly good food every year. Nobody wants to waste food, but it's an easy thing to do when you're …

Dad's Comic Strip Captures 'The Weirdness' Of Parenting

"Daddy Daze" debuted on Father's Day.<p>John Kovaleski has been drawing comics ever since he can remember. Over the years, his work has covered monkeys, family pets and talking toys.<p>On Sunday, Kovaleski launched a new comic strip called “Daddy Daze” through King Features Syndicate.<p>“Daddy Daze” follows …

9 side hustles you can easily do from home

1/<p>1. Transcribing<p>If you're a good listener and can type quickly, you could make some decent extra money as a transcriptionist.<p>Transcription jobs …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps