Joseph Wheeler

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Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control. It helps at home, too.

“More Goldfish!” my 5-year-old demands.<p>I summon all my patience. “Can you try that again?”<p>“I’m hungry!”<p>I take a long blink. “Honey? Can you—”<p>Her face is still beet red, but her body has relaxed. She takes a deep breath, then slowly blows the air through her pursed lips. This is the “birthday cake” …

Parenting

These Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats Will Warm Your Soul

Though I enjoy variety when it comes to dinner (and often find inspiration in this vegetarian dinner calendar), I am all about consistency for quick …

How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week

• POPSUGAR<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• meal prep<p>High-Protein Mason Jar Salads<p>How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week<p>Shares<p>Colourful chopped veg and …

The Scientific Case For Obnoxiously Early Bedtimes

From improved school performance to reduced obesity risk, putting kids to bed early is what's best or them.<p>By<p>Getting your kid ready for bed as early …

15 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes to Enjoy All Winter

Cooking

11 Social Media Apps You Should Be Using in 2018

If your 2018 social media goals have anything to do with saving time, being more productive, or improving the ROI of your marketing efforts, then the …

Apps

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar: Tips and Templates

Close your eyes and picture this: it’s May 3, end of day, all the designers have gone home and suddenly it hits you: tomorrow is Star Wars Day—May …

Infographics

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

Top 10 Probiotic Foods to Eat for a Super Healthy Body

The human body has evolved to become a self-organizing and self-healing organism that conceives of truly magnificent ways to maintain vitality. One …

Wellness

An Introduction to the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

We Contain Multitudes<p>The next time you walk into a classroom full of students leaping mid air, painting passionately, singing soulfully, or writing …

5 vegetables that are healthier when they're cooked

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site.</i><p>While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. "Common wisdom says cooked vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh ones, …

Nutrition

What to Cook Tonight

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I generally peddle recipes in this space. I make noises about terrific dishes that …

Enuma Elish: The Oldest Written Creation Myth

Cultures around the world and throughout the history of humankind have sought to explain how the world began and how their people came to be. The …

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

The Brain

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Breakfast

7 Day Meal Plan For Triathletes

<i>Reach your race-weight goals and take the guesswork out of fueling with this smart seven-day meal menu.</i><p>As a hard-charging triathlete, you probably …

Beyond movement: The new wave of wearables track mindfulness

First, fitness wearables simply counted steps. Then, they incorporated metrics like heart rate and pace to track run performance and how hard you …

60 Simple Ways to Find Happiness Every Day

Here are some prescriptions for the life you always wanted to live.<p>A few years ago, author Meera Lester wrote a little non-scientific self-help gem called <i>365 Ways to Live Happy</i>.<p>Reducing her list down to 60 techniques for a happier life was no small task, as so many are applicable in producing a …

Where Stress Gets Stuck in the Body—And How to Release It

In a new video collaboration, Lauren Roxburgh, structural integration and alignment specialist—and our resident fascia and pelvic floor …

Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 Review

What do you do if your next series of adventures requires somewhat of a ‘pack it all and the kitchen sink, too’ approach to gear selection? What if …

Backpacking

With Polyphasic Sleep, You Can Thrive on as Little as Two Hours per Night

According to the National Institutes of Health, we spend about 26 years of our life asleep, one-third of the total. The latest research states that …

11 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of A Mom Breastfeeding While Practicing Yoga

A Texas mom of three is taking multitasking to a new level. Carlee Benear of The Woodlands is attracting quite a following with her stunning Instagram photos, which show the mom breastfeeding while practicing yoga.<p>Benear is mom to 5-year-old Milam, 2-year-old Cale and 1-month-old Maramaylee. She …

An ex-North Face employee claims to have made the world's strongest tent

If you're looking for a proper tent, you'll find a wealth of brands: REI, ALPS Mountaineering, The North Face, Tarptent. What you won't get, though, is something strong enough to survive disasters.<p>Martin Zemitis is trying to change that. A former North Face product designer with 33 years in the …

Camping

My home state is trying to be the first to formally treat opiate addiction with medical marijuana. Here’s why that’s important

STORIES OF OPIATE ADDICTION are very common in Maine news. With a population of just a little more than 1 million people statewide, it’s still …

Cannabis

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

From the start of Maia Szalavitz's englightening, insightful and informative new book on addiction titled <i>Unbroken Brain,</i> I had the feeling that I was being reminded of truths that I'd once known but that I and others, as if through a kind of collective amnesia, had somehow forgotten.<p>Thinking about …

Mental Health

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

9 Traits of a Highly Sensitive Person

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain Aron has …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Make Pierogi the Polish Way

I was taught to make pierogi by Monika Satur-Szydlowski, an amazing Polish woman who learned to make them when she was a child, cooking with her mother and grandmother in the town of Opatów.<p>Monika grew up on a large farm where they grew everything they ate—she learned to tend the soil, feed …

Recipes