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What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Parenting

Our Kids are More Stressed Than We Realize—Use This Practice to Bring Them Peace

Adulting is hard, but so is kid-ing. In fact, kids are more stressed than ever. Meditation can give them perspective on their thoughts and feelings …

5 Key Ways to Help Your Child Build Character

Provided by JIF®<p>Positive traits like manners and compassion don’t magically appear overnight—they take practice, patience and gentle reinforcement. Try these smart strategies to introduce and instill important characteristics that will help your kids succeed.<p>TEACH: Confidence<p>Provide children with …

Kids

5 Proven Ways To Help Your Child Have A Successful School Year

To the parents who thought they would do more<p>Summer, the time for carefree hours spent engaging in enjoyable activities, exploring the limits of imagination and creativity with ample time for rest and relaxation is coming to an end.<p>Judging by the photographs I see posted on social media, I gather …

9 Ingenious Tricks to Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

With the average bathroom remodel tapping in at nearly $18,000, we wouldn't blame you for throwing in the (bath) towel on retiling your loo in onyx …

8 reasons Finland's education system puts the US model to shame

For one, the tiny Nordic country places considerable weight on early education. Before Finnish kids learn their times tables, they learn simply how to be kids — how to play with one another, how to mend emotional wounds.<p>But even as kids grow up, the country makes a concerted effort to put them on a …

Kids

9 Best Yoga Socks and Shoes to Wear for Your Workout

For all those yogis or yogi wannabes out there, fashion has become a key part of any workout routine. Colorful apparel designed to follow your every …

Here's The Science Behind Why You're Always Tired, Even if You Get Enough Sleep

Brb, having a nap.<p>When you're feeling exhausted, the first advice is always to get more sleep. It makes sense that you're nodding off in the …

Sleep

Can Grade-Skipping Close the STEM Gender Gap?

If girls were allowed to accelerate through school, then perhaps their peak career- and family-building years would not overlap.<p>Jane Charlton never intended to skip high school.<p>“I was planning on just skipping ninth grade,” says the renowned astrophysicist, who spent her summers taking calculus …

Weekday dinners you can actually make in 30 minutes

Ad feature<p><b>Imagine it’s 5.45pm, the end of your working day is here and you’re nearly out of the door on your way home. And if you’re anything like</b> …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Meditation

Parents' mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils

<b>An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils.</b><p>More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices.<p>And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, …

I Got My DNA Analyzed, and I Changed 4 Eating Habits Based on the Results

As a registered dietitian, I often talk about how to make healthy eating more realistic. There's a lot that's within your control, like focusing on …

Nutrition

Want to Get in Shape Fast? This Is a Nutritionist's Best Advice

Let's be real: Our winters are hardly devoted to shaping our summer bodies; the reality falls more in line with comfort food and cocktails. But once …

Parents, It Is Not Your Job To Make Your Children Happy

Happiness is a tricky thing. Everyone wants to be happy, right? And we want the people we care about to be happy too. This is especially true when it …

4 Midnight Snacks That Will Boost Your Metabolism, According To A Dietitian

February 17, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles<p>Don't do it!<p>February 16, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles<p>Celebrities are already trying them<p>February 16, 2018 by Emily …

College Basketball

The Number One Quote From the Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You to Take on Your Mission

Here is a brilliant quote from the Dalai Lama that will inspire you take action and achieve your goals:<p><i>“Human potential is the same for all. Your</i> …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

Confucius

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

Happiness

15 Space-Saving Home Storage Solutions You Need RN

Space-saving solutions that are functional *and* cute make our decor-obsessed hearts skip a few beats. Such organizational gems are what make stylish, small-space living possible, so we’ve gathered up some of our absolute faves to help you revamp and declutter this spring. From chic, dual-purpose …

Decorations

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

My Son Is A Strong-Willed Child, And It’s Exhaustingly Beautiful

It’s hard to explain the struggle I have with my oldest child. Even speaking the word “struggle” makes me feel guilty because he’s everything I hoped …

Parenting

Gin health benefits: Boosts metabolism, eases arthritis and is safe for diabetics!

Gin is also to be extremely low in calories; a shot of gin comprises just 97 calories, but mixing it with sugary liquids can adversely impact its …

Got a small garden? Then plan your planting vertically

No one is drawn to looking at an unsightly barbecue if there’s something more attractive to catch the eye<p>In a small garden, all your ways are on show. There are often no hidden bits, particularly in a terrace garden; if not from ground level, then from upstairs, where you are definitely confronted …

10 Insanely Cool Caribbean Travel Adventures You Must Try

When planning your next travel adventure to the Caribbean, try and venture out and do something you have never done before, whether it be hiking up a …

How Norwegians Eat Their Way To Being Among The World's Healthiest People

Take note!<p>Unesco recently released its Human Development Report, which makes Norway a model of health for the rest world. The report looks at many factors, including life expectancy and average number of years spent in school. Norway ranked number one in their data.<p>Since Norway is setting a good …

The surprising benefits of shaking up your kids’ home life

In 2016, my wife Alison and I decided to move our family of six from the tundra of Minnesota to the tropics of Puerto Rico. We wanted to give our kids the chance to experience a different way of life. We said it would be good for them to learn a second language. We believed we were making this move …

Little Red Riding Hood

This Simple Move Will Sculpt Your Upper Back AND Abs

A tiny tweak to this classic move will bring big results.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Alternating bent-over row</b>: Sometimes it can feel like one side of your body is killing …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Surfing