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9 Lovely Plants That Can Stand Up to Drought

Hardy

How do I get my preschooler ready for bed without a fight?

Q: I'm having a lot of trouble with getting my almost three-year-old daughter to bed. Once she is in bed everything is ok, but the process is a nightmare!! She fights everything: does not want to brush teeth, runs around her room, won't put on her pjs on herself, but won't lie down to have them put …

Parenting

Healthy Breakfast: 3 Quick Meals for Kids

A healthy breakfast is usually sacrificed on an hectic morning. Here are 3 quick and healthy meals for kids.<p>It's always stressful to make sure everyone eats and gets out the door on time, and now that school is starting, the morning rush is back. But you can still make time to eat well. Here are a …

Breakfast

Yoga for Better Behavior

At first glance, yoga and your child might seem like an odd pairing, since yoga is often about quiet and stillness -- words that don't usually describe kids. But little ones don't need laserlike focus to reap the benefits.<p>"Many poses are active and playful, which helps children cope with their …

Yoga

You Know You Have A Toddler When...

Has someone ever used your pants as a paper towel? Have you ever chased someone into the middle of the street while he laughs like it’s no big deal? If the answer is yes to one (or all!) of these questions, then you have a toddler.

Parenting

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!<p><b>Read More</b><p>Last Week's …

Letters to My Son As He Goes to College

When our middle child graduated from high school and a few months later left for college, I negotiated with myself. I promised myself that I would not call him or text him every day. I would allow myself one call a week, Sunday afternoons. But I still had to deal with missing him and the fact that …

17 Things I'll Miss When My Kid Is Older

While you're in the parenting trenches it's difficult to have perspective. But sometimes, when a calm comes over the home and you find yourself smiling instead of angrily buttering toast, you realize, "Wow, I'm going to miss these things when he's older."<p>How much he wants me around.<br>• How he always …

Parenting

What to Consider Before Handing Your Child a Smartphone

When your child is acting up or breaking down, your instinct may be to hand them a smartphone. But how does that really affect the child? Dr. Adair provides some food for thought before handing your child a smartphone.<p>[MUSIC] When you offer your child a smartphone in the checkout line or to pass …

Emotional Intelligence

Computer-Driven Cars Promise/Threaten Radical Changes In Auto World

Google’s computer-driven car was a clever publicity teaser to raise its profile, but driver-less cars won’t be ubiquitous for at least 10 years. When they do appear though, the world as we know it will be turned upside down. There will be many fantastic benefits, some unintended consequences, and a …

Mastretta in turmoil as founding brothers walk away over dispute

Mastretta, Mexico's first car company, is in danger following a split between the founding brothers and investors, according to a report from <i>Autocar</i>.<p>The two brothers, Daniel and Carlos Mastretta, issued a statement earlier this week announcing they were leaving the company they founded in the 1980s …

Ghost trucks, haunted bridge and strange lights make Clinton Road the scariest in the US

Every small town has some sort of ghost story, weird bit of folklore or touch of the paranormal to it. Oftentimes, this grew from a simple story told far in the past into something far bigger and more elaborate in modern times, sort of like a chronological game of telephone.<p>For example, in the late …

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Soon, Woven From 'Yarn' That Carries Energy?

Could your car seats become large, comfortable batteries?<p>If experiments by scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China become reality, perhaps …

1928 Renault Type NN Tourer from Indiana Jones up for auction

It's uncommon for a film's sequel to surpass the original, and it's even rarer for the third movie in a series to be the best. However, that's arguably the case with <i>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</i>. Its perfect combination of exciting action set pieces, humor and great performances from Harrison …

Rare Volvo Sport P1900 Celebrates 60 Years, Paved Way for P1800

You’ve certainly heard of the Volvo P1800, but before that car came along, the Swedish automaker made some mistakes — 68 of them, to be exact. The Swedish automaker is celebrating the 60th anniversary of a rare roadster dubbed the Sport, which ceased production after only 68 units were built in …

Roadsters

Jaguar designs Tour de France racing bike [w/video]

Jaguar is known for designing luxury sedans, and it's known for designing GTs. But once in a while it dabbles in a new area of transportation design. It's working on its first crossover at the moment, and even did a speedboat concept a couple of years ago. Now it's turned its attention to …

Solar Roadways raises $1M for solar-panel covered roads [w/video]

<i>UPDATE: the campaign has been extended to June 20. See the press release below</i>.<p>The concept of using roads as solar cells seems like a great idea until you start considering all of the damage that streets regularly have to handle. From freezing water to overloaded vehicles, the nation's highways …

Porsche's Secret 911 Aero Concept: Video

Follow Antony<p>Not everyone has the time or money to visit Porsche's official museum in Stuttgart, but that's okay, as Porsche is bringing its museum …

Lamborghini gets to work on Huracán LP610-4 Super Trofeo

We all know the story of how Automobili Lamborghini got its start. The short of it is that Ferruccio, who had already started a successful tractor business, wanted to stick it to Enzo Ferrari, so he started making sports cars of his own. Lamborghini, however, never embraced motorsports to the same …

The 10 Most Iconic Car Commercials

Eminem drives a terrible car, a doll makes off with your wife, and Johnny Cash makes all our dreams come true.<p>Eminem drives a terrible car, a doll makes off with your wife, and Johnny Cash makes all our dreams come true.

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Tata Nano Twist: World Cheapest Car Tries To Get Hip, Move Upscale

How do you make the world's cheapest new car more appealing? Make it more expensive.<p>Sounds crazy, but that's the strategy Indian automaker Tata is …

Ford's 2015 F150: The Gold Standard in Durability Testing

“Do you think Ford can successfully make its next F150 out of aluminum? Will it be strong enough to handle the demands of a truck?”<p>I’ve heard these questions more than once in the five months since Ford unveiled the all-new 2015 F150 at the Detroit auto show. The headlining news for the new F150 is …

Meet Porsche's super-aerodynamic 1984 911 prototype

The world's most slippery 911 Classic.<p>We woke up this morning comfortable with the assumption that automotive aerodynamics had come a long way since the Reagan Era. You know, computer wizardry and 3D modeling and big wind tunnels and whatnot. Then a Porsche engineer with a large forehead and …

Alfa Romeo

The 2015 Mustang gets fatter, but not as much as you think

The freshman 15. Or make that 250.<p>Word has it the 2015 Ford Mustang won't be lighter than its predecessor. The added complexity of the independent rear suspension will add pounds to the car's curb weight, but that's not all that's going on here.<p>The 2015 Mustang was also engineered to meet harsher …

Sports Cars

1993 Nissan 240SX - Part 3: Making it Stick and Stop! - Ignition Ep. 110

2014 Audi Allroad Quattro vs. 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2015 Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design | Comparison Test

Three’s a trend, but something short of a comeback. Even with enough wagons clustered in one segment to warrant our first roundup in 13 years, the two-box car remains endangered. The taller, truckier version of the wagon, the compact crossover, now dominates the market for utility vehicles. Case in …

How To Keep Bees - An Intro To Help Get Your Hands Dirty

A few years ago, when my husband and I had just started falling in love with the idea of homesteading, he brought up the idea of beekeeping. It was …

Air Quality Sensors: How Good is Good Enough?

Air quality sensors are being developed, sold, and deployed by more and more people, not just by professional air quality scientists like myself. This is a truly exciting time when citizens can help inform science with low-cost sensors and instruments, as long as the quality of the measurements is …

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …