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The Least-Complicated Way to Lose Weight

Dieting is already something no one wants to do. What makes matters worse is that diets also tend to involve complicated directions, scales, and …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

The Brain

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Don't buy the stuff from the grocery store. Drink like our founding fathers would have.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over …

Mount Vernon

36 DIY Ideas You Need For Your Garage

Have a garage that needs to have some order put on the chaos? When I realized how much wasted space I had in my garage and how disorganized it was …

Storage Ideas

These 7 data points reveal the sorry state of Americans’ finances

More Americans may think they’re “living comfortably” or “doing okay,” but many are far from fine.<p>In a survey of about 5,700 people released recently …

Liven Up Your Leftovers

Food Network star Alton Brown reveals how to make the most out of last night's meal<p>Not sure what to do with last night’s steak? On the latest episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Food Network star Alton Brown reveals how to make leftover meals taste better the second time around:<p><b>“So many folks think of a</b> …

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, …

12 Habits of Highly Effective Stay-at-Home Dads

Contrary to what many people would assume, more and more fathers today say they would jump at the chance to be a stay-at-home dad, even just for a little while. That definitely jives with my own experience, where working fathers express to me that it's something they would do if it made sense for …

Easy Weeknight Meals

Supper is solved! With only one grocery trip and a bit of prep, your weeknights will now go a lot more smoothly.<p><b>Weekend Prep</b><p>1. Shake up salad dressing: 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt.<p>2. Cook 1 1/3 cups of farro according to package directions.<p>3. Wash and dry …

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

The 20 Best Snacks for Kids

Toss out the junk food and start making snack time fun again! See how these 20 kid-friendly ingredients can turn into healthy homemade snacks. Try the low calorie snack recipes that will keep your kids happy and healthy.<p>1 of 24<p>10 Smart Snacks For Kids<p>1 of 24<p>2 of 24<p>Whole Grain Cereal<p>2 of 24<p>Tina …

How to Make an Decorative Swan Out of an Apple

Grant Thompson (aka “The King of Random”) demonstrates how to make a decorative swan out of an apple in this video and Instructables article.<p>via …

10 Spectacular Fall Soup Recipes - Weed 'em & Reap

I did it. I went full crazy.<p>I started making Fall soups when it was still 95 (face-melting) degrees outside. In my defense, I do live in Arizona, so …

10 Spelling Activities For Kids

I am a terrible speller. If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that. Sorry, I really do try, it just doesn’t stick. My poor …

GoldieBlox and the Parade Float

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>GoldieBlox: Construction toy + storybook set featuring the world's first girl engineer character, Goldie Blox! …

1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 1! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 1-year-old.<p>A child's first birthday always feels like it belongs a little more to the parents than to the child. After all, you've just survived some of the hardest trials of parenthood! Although your baby won't …

Parenting Without Power Struggles

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Stiffelman<p><b>Do you ever find yourself asking . . .</b><p>• How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats or bribes?<p>• How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school?<p>• How can you better manage your kids’ screen …

Exercising While Pregnant Makes Your Baby Smarter

Getting motivated to workout can be tough when you're pregnant and have morning sickness, hot flashes or swollen feet; feel exhausted; or are just so big you don't feel comfortable sitting or standing, let alone exercising. Well, here's a really good reason to get off the couch and start moving: …