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12 High-Protein Instant Pot Recipes

Ending the day with a warm, home-cooked meal is the ultimate dream for every adult. Unfortunately, because we're adults and we don't have our parents …

21 (Not-Boring) Chicken Breast Recipes Made for Meal Prep

There are a lot of benefits to prepping chicken meals for the week on Sunday. For one thing, you’re not dealing with raw meat more than once. Plus, …

Healthy Eating

Tiny house packs ‘farmhouse chic’ into 240 square feet

Another stunner from the tiny-house mavens at Handcrafted Movement<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Tiny Getaway, is how it artfully avoids a number of the most trite tiny house design tropes—especially in its living space. Forget awkward fold-down tables and an unfortunate dearth of seats. …

Farmhouses

25 Cheap Places To Shop For Home Decor Online

Because you still need leftover money for rent. The products in this post were updated in January 2018.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

5-Ingredient Smoothies That Taste and Look So Good We Want to Cry

Whether you've got a hankering for something fruity, a craving for dessert (when don't we?), or just need a heavy dose of greens to cancel out the …

Recipes

11 Winter Soups That Warm The Soul

Warm your body and soothe your spirit with a steaming bowl of soup or stew. From Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup to Pasta e Fagioli, these recipes will have you satisfied and snug as a bug on the coldest winter days.<p><b>1. Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup</b><p>Made with rotisserie chicken and Asian pantry …

29 Compliments Your Kids Need to Hear From You

Among the growing list of things that your kids need from you every day, both physically and emotionally, is to feel loved, valued, and special. Even though some parents are always oozing with compliments for their kiddos while others are worrying that they're praising their kids too much, children …

Parenting

Unlock the Time-Saving Power of Your Keyboard's Function Keys

See those keys at the top of your computer keyboard, labeled with letters and numbers ranging from F1 to F12? Unless you’re a computer whiz, there’s …

An Apology To My First-Born Child

My love,<p>I am sorry. I am sorry that we spent almost three years giving you every scrap of attention we had, and then expected you to adjust, in an …

28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

Healthy Eating

Delicious Fall Desserts That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Dessert is <i>obviously</i> a year round thing. There isn’t a single time throughout the year that we don’t like to treat ourselves to the occasional sweet …

Dessert

French parents know how to teach their kids to love food without overeating

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to lose weight by dieting. The idea is that restricting the pleasures of tasty foods will lead to greater fitness and a finer physique. But if these rewards are so valuable, why is it so hard for us to stick to our resolution? Maybe the …

Parenting

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

<b>The key to a successful Thanksgiving is planning.</b> Know what needs to get done, when it needs to be done, and how much manpower and time it's going to take you. There's no better way to derail a calm evening than by scrambling at the last minute to make sure your turkey is cooked through, the gravy …

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Giddy with relief, I phoned my mother.<p>"We finally did it!" I crowed. After years of procrastinating, my husband and I had drafted wills that named …

Easy Thanksgiving Day Recipes That Will Take The Stress Out Of Cooking

Who wants to spend all of Thanksgiving in the kitchen? If you don't, then these 13 easy Thanksgiving Day recipes are the way to go, simplifying both …

Cooking

11 Nonalcoholic Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

If the past is any indication, I am going to drink way too much this Thanksgiving. During a long day of cooking, eating, and hanging out with relatives, it's easy to lose track of what glass of wine you're on. Every year I tell myself I'll be more responsible, but this year I'm going to made it …

Commentary: Dear daughter, Hillary Clinton’s failure is a great lesson for you

Ever since Donald Trump’s victory last week, the left wing media and blogosphere have been been very concerned about how our daughters will handle the news. How are we going to explain this to our daughters, they wonder. How? <i>How</i>?<p>Well, the easiest way to tell them is to say something like this: “Hi …

Mike Rowe weighs in on the results of the election, and offers a bit of sanity

Former host of the hit television show Dirty Jobs, and witty purveyor of blue collar common sense, Mike Rowe, has been relatively quiet since the election. It’s a silence that did not go unnoticed by one of Rowe’s fans, who wrote to him to make sure everything was alright, to inform him that she …

Study links behavior in kindergarten to adult success

<b>(CNN) —</b> In our household, we're still talking about the critically acclaimed box office smash "Inside Out," Pixar's animated look at the emotions inside a child's brain. It came up most recently when we watched Serena Williams cruise to another victory at this year's Wimbledon, and my youngest …

Emotional Intelligence

Why do today’s parents find potty training so tough?

I just hate it,” said my friend. “I’d rather clean festival Portaloos. Potty training is just… pants.” To be fair to her, she and her two-year-old son had just returned from a shopping expedition that led to the local supermarket being renamed “poo Tesco”.<p>Across the UK it seems that increasing …

Parenting

The Best Baby Gifts, 2-Year-Old Edition

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, professor of psychology at University of Delaware and co-author of the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller <i>Becoming Brilliant: What</i> …

13 Out-of-This-World Pumpkin Muffin Recipes That Will Satisfy All Your Fall Food Cravings

With fall in full swing, we finally get <i>all</i> of the tasty goodies. Seasonal munchies that usually come to mind include PSL-inspired treats, gooey cinnamon rolls and anything considered a comfort food. Pumpkin muffins may not be gooey per se, but they’re definitely warm and comforting — and we’re <i>all</i> …

Breakfast

The 16 Cheeses You HAVE to Get From Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's cheese section is a magical place where some of the toughest decision-making happens. If your idea of a good time involves a cheese plate and a glass of wine, you've probably spent time mentally debating which cheese deserves a spot in your shopping cart. We've been there too, so we're …

Cooking

7 Nutritionists Share the ONE Meal Prep Tip They Swear By

There’s a secret to making sure your food actually stays fresh all week.<p>Does meal prep often <i>start</i> at the top of your weekend to-do list, but come Sunday, it lands somewhere between cleaning out your inbox and organizing your workout clothes by color? No shame. Braving the grocery story on a …

Nutrition

How the kids' screen time is putting our marriage under strain

The amount of time my children – Kitty, five, and Sam, three – spend in front of screens is probably the only thing that my husband and I really disagree on. And we do very much disagree.<p>My husband, Giles, believes they ought to watch no television at all, nor have access to iPads. He thinks it …

Parenting

Food for Toddlers: What to Serve

In case you haven't noticed, most toddlers don't eat much at one sitting. Not only do their small stomachs have a small capacity, they just don't …

Brain-Boosting Food for Kids

During the first 36 months of your child’s life, her brain is growing, growing, growing as she soaks up everything around her and figures out how to …

Nutrition

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Is My Toddler Ready for Organized Sports? Wise Advice from Tovah Klein

.Tovah Klein is author of How Toddlers Thrive (Simon & Schuster, 2014), available online & in stores. She’s also director of the Barnard College …

No more time-outs and reward charts: Psychologist advises parents ditch traditional approaches to discipline

As a parent of a four-year-old and a two-year-old, there’s rarely a time in our household when at least one of our kids isn’t misbehaving. Whether …