Katie Bigelow

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Dad Bods and Dad Brains: The New Science of Fatherhood

Men experience measurable changes when they become fathers, tied to shifts physiology that prime them for their new roles, much in the same way …

Parenting guide: Reading and playing with children is pivotal to early development

As parents, we are our children’s first educators.<p>While such things as motor skills are instinctual for young learners, the approach to speech and literacy is a parent-led experience. The more moms and dads speak and read to their children, the more successful they will be later in life.<p>A recent …

Science Proves That Fetuses Really Like "Bohemian Rhapsody"

A Spanish study has shown that the music of Queen stimulates fetuses in the womb, along with regular infant favorites like Mozart and Bach. They don't care for Shakira, apparently.<p>For a long time, parents have been told to play Mozart for their toddlers, as it's supposed to make them smarter. I've …

Join Me — Creative Writing Prompt Challenge

<b>In this challenge</b>, there are a mix of titles and subjects on which to write. If you would like to join me, please feel free to do so.<p>If you are going …

Social media has the “exact same negative effect on depression” as eating potatoes

It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. A few years ago I wrote a book, <i>Hooked</i>, about how technology can be used to change our habits. I intended the book to teach start-ups how to build healthy habits, but now I’m not so sure. With headlines …

40 Pretty Easy Ways to Spend Less Money

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 41<p>Spend less and save more<p>If you're like most people, you'd like to spend less and save more because you have …

Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Contrary to common belief, authors don’t have the loneliest job. In fact, we continue to walk on the paths previously paved for us. In fiction …

What It Means to Be a 'Good' Father in America Has Changed. Here's How

The purpose of Father’s Day, an annual holiday that falls in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June is clear: families spend some quality time with …

Retirement Savings Goals: How Much Money Do You Really Need?

Many surveys say that Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. But how much is enough? There are theories and strategies to calculate the size …

Everything You Need To Know To Perfectly Cook Steak

There's more than one way to achieve perfection.<p>Steak is the champion of meats. He's big and he's proud and he want to be cooked correctly because …

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

Pot Roast 101

Learn to master this satisfying and wonderfully rich classic.<p>To most people, "pot roast" means slow-cooked beef with carrots, potatoes, or other …

11 Books to Bury Your Nose In This Summer

Summer is here! And while that *probably* no longer means you have three months of time off to enjoy, some of the principles of your childhood break …

The 50 Best Dinner Ideas for Stressed-Out People

Whether you’re always running a mile a minute or are just having a rough week, it’s time to slow down, take a deep breath and whatever you do, don’t …

Cooking

When Denver stopped lunch-shaming, debt from unpaid meals skyrocketed

After the Denver schools chief made a high-profile announcement last August guaranteeing a full meal to students whether or not they had the money to …

How to Raise More Grateful Children

A sense of entitlement is a big problem among young people today, but it’s possible to teach gratitude<p>By<p>Jennifer Breheny Wallace<p>Kathleen Cormier, a mother from suburban Minneapolis, is trying to instill a sense of gratitude in her sons, ages 12 and 17. But sometimes she wonders if other parents …

Your 10-Day Rapid Weight Loss Plan, Crafted by Dietitians

Keto. Flexitarian. Paleo. Whole 30. Vegan. There are as many diets in existence as there are dangerous weight loss myths. So which eating style …

27 Passive Income Ideas You Can Start Today

<b>Making money while you sleep.</b><p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?<p>After reading books like <i>Rich Dad Poor Dad</i> and <i>4 Hour Work Week</i>, I became<p>interested …

21 Books Every Teenager Should Read

The books we read as teenagers have the potential to shape the type of adults we become (we’ll never forget the first time we read <i>Harry Potter</i> and …

A 30-Minute Beginner Workout For Anyone Just Starting Their Fitness Journey

The gym can be an intimidating place, especially if you have no clue what you're doing. But we've all got to start somewhere, even if it's at the most basic level. Whether you're just beginning your fitness journey or you're seeking some extra guidance, we've got the perfect routine for you. Brian …

Keystone Virus Makes First Known Jump From Mosquitoes To Humans

<b>Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>Just in time for the hot, humid, bug-bite-riddled summer: Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed the first known case of a human infected with the mosquito-borne Keystone virus.<p>A 16-year-old boy in North Central Florida went to an urgent care clinic …

Public Health

This Beach Tent Has Made Me Actually Like Going to the Beach

It’s light, airy, spacious, and shelters you from the sun.<p>OK, it’s not that I never <i>liked</i> going to the beach, but more that going to the beach has …

Parents: this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

‘Technoference’ — or being distracted by your smartphone when you’re with your children — leads to kids whining, sulking and throwing more …

This is how often you need to be cleaning your germ-infected phone

If you are reading this on a phone, I have bad news for you. Your phone can be a petri dish of germs. It has 10 times more bacteria than most toilet …

5 ways you're throwing your salary down the drain without even realising

Though it may seem restrictive to stick to a strict budget, it helps you avoid nasty shocks when you next check your balance.<p>Nigerian financial analyst, Remi Olagunju, says families that maintain a budget and adhere strictly to it over a long period of time are able to save more and to hold onto …

How to Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset

Did you know that intelligence isn't set in stone? You may have been brought up to believe that some people were just good at challenging subjects, …

Forget budgeting: Here is a smarter, easier way to control your spending

Are you trying to spend less money? Learn how you can spend less money without having to create a strict budget for your personal finances.<p>Just …

Here's How to Understand, Check, and Correct Your Credit History

Back in grade school days, there were rumors of a permanent record that would follow you the rest of your life. Teachers intimidated us with warnings …

How to Outline a Book

How to Outline a Book: an Author's Guide (with Template)<p>June 5, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment<p>Are your eyes tired of staring at a blank …

21 Western Novels Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

“The western story, in its most usual forms, represents the American version of the ever appealing oldest of man’s legends about himself, that of the …