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For a Leaner Belly, These 35 Plank Variations Are a Must (Plus 1 Bonus Video!)

There are so many variations of plank — the ultimate bodyweight move to tone your core and upper body. If you really want to carve your six-pack and lengthen your obliques, try these ab-focused variations, with a bonus video at the end demonstrating 15 side plank variations.<p>Balance on your hands …

Workouts

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Exercise

Parents: let your kids fail. You’ll be doing them a favor

Your teenager has a science project due. He hates science. He hates projects (as do you). Do you:<p>A. Set deadlines for him, get the necessary materials, lay them out on the table with some homemade chocolate chip cookiesB. Ask your neighbor who is a renowned chemist to stop by and wax poetic about …

Parenting

5 Yoga Moves That Will Wake You Up More Than a Cup of Coffee

Stop hitting the snooze button, and do these powerhouse poses instead.<p>Some people hesitate to do yoga because they don’t think they’ll break a sweat. But anyone who’s ever gone to a power Vinyasa or Bikram class or finally mastered the Crow pose knows that the right kind of yoga can make you sweat …

Yoga

How to Build Bigger Arms After 40

Are your elbows aching from heavy curls and pushdowns? Pump up your arms with four exercises that are easier on the joints.<p>There’s almost nothing older lifters like to laugh at more than when younger bucks in the gym overload a barbell and spend an entire workout straining through endless sets of …

Health

You Won't Lose Fat and Build Muscle Unless You Do These 6 Things

If you want to build lean, defined muscles efficiently, personal trainer and strength coach Susan Niebergall says, "This is a two part equation. The first part of the equation is fat loss." You do this with nutrition and exercise. Focus on creating a sustainable calorie deficit by eating whole …

Muscle

7 Foods I Ate as Much as Possible to Get Rid of My Belly Fat

When it comes to losing weight and changing your body, what you eat has the biggest impact. When I was trying to lose weight last year, I was exercising regularly (mostly strength training and running), but I spent more time cleaning up my diet. After a few months of hard work, I dropped a dress …

Nutrition

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

Body Fat

8 books that can help you increase your net worth

If you're looking to boost your financial IQ this summer, reading these books is one way to get started.<p>CNBC.com asked financial advisors which books …

Investing

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

5 Smart and Effective Ways to Discipline your Child

Mighty Mommy shares five smart approaches to discipline that will help redirect naughty behaviors and get your child to think twice before making a …

Parenting

12 High-Protein, Quick Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

12 Quick, High-Protein Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less<p>A satisfying meal in no time at all. Sign me up please.<p>July 22, 2018<p>Thinking about …

Food

Tips for Using Consequences with Teenagers

Many parents say consequences don't work with their teenagers. Here are tips to help make it easier to use consequences<p>Dealing with teenagers can be …

I'm a Trainer, and This Is the Ab Workout I Do For a Six-Pack

If you want to get stronger, more defined abs, there are a few things I recommend you do. My first suggestion is to look at what you're eating. Are you consuming lots of foods that are processed, are high in sugar, and have zero nutritional value? If so, you're going to need to revamp your diet and …

Workouts

These are the most important manners to teach your kids before age 10, according to a royally-trained expert

FOR most parents, the most important manners to drill into your kids are saying please and thank you.<p>But according to a royally-trained etiquette …

What to Do When Children Show Signs of Trouble in Fifth Grade

Your child may have successfully completed the grades that preceded fifth grade, only to now be showing signs of trouble as she prepares for middle …

Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the full story. In fact, the serving size on a food label is determined by the manufacturer—and not the USDA, who …

Nutrition

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Genius Strategies for Raising Kids Who Are Smart About Money—Starting at Age 4

Preschoolers & Early Elementary Kids (7 and Under)<p>The foundation of money habits is formed very early, as young as age 5, according to research from …

Things Not to do When A Teenager is Mad

This article desribes to parents things to avoid doing when a teenager is angry because they will most likely make a bad situation worse<p>The teenager …

How an Online Tutor Became a 'Math Celebrity'

—Josh Ritchie for Education Week<p><i>Palm Beach County, Fla.</i><p>As soon as Darnell Boursiquot hits the hallways of a Florida middle school, he’s mobbed by …

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

A Guide to the Moral Development of Preschoolers

As your little one grows, he’ll develop a sense of morality—those principles that affect how he treats other people and how he views justice. His …

Parenting

5 healthy eating lessons I learned in my 40s

I’m leaner in my forties than I was in my twenties because of these simple lessons.<p>Here’s the deal: Being smarter with my diet was a learning process for me. As a kid and throughout my entire basketball career I thought eating healthy meant having pretzels with no salt on them. But when you’re …

Nutrition

Self-made billionaire Jim Koch: These are the 2 most important things you can teach your kids

When Jim Koch quit a high-paying consulting job to launch The Boston Beer Company from his kitchen, his dad told him it was "about the dumbest f--ing …

Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

7 Guidelines for Talking to Your Child About Sexuality

Mommy, where do babies come from? Why does daddy have a penis and I don’t? Do you think I am fat? Why are Auntie’s breasts bigger than mine? Do these …

Parenting

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining a Generation?

“Initially, helicopter parenting appears to work,” says Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of <i>How to Raise an Adult. “</i>As a kid, you're kept safe, you're given direction, and you might get a better grade because the parent is arguing with the teacher.” But, ultimately, parents end up getting in the child’s …

Homeschooling

The dark truth about chocolate

Industry-funded research tends to set up questions that will give them desirable results Marion Nestle<p>Research was making it clear that health benefits claims for dark chocolate were unrealistic<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to …

Holistic Medicine

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Emotions in Daily Life

Anthropologists say that Inuits, whose world is full of snow, have at least 50 words for variations of snow. Inuit children learn those words and …

Anger Management