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13 Fathers Of Daughters On The Best Part Of Being A ‘Girl Dad’

"Little girls can be as gross, dirty and tough as any boy has ever been."<p>Lots of women proudly identify as “boy moms,” but less often do you hear about a “girl dad.”<p>Girl dads are the fathers of daughters ― the ones who are pros at doing hair in front of the mirror, or taking the extra seat at …

How to: Build a Pergola in Your Own Backyard

Pergolas are unique in that they really don't protect you from any of the natural elements (no walls and barely a roof), but instead they define an …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

One Place To Camp Before You Die

The Tetons, just north of Jackson, Wyoming, are not America's tallest mountains, though they may be its most recognizable and photographed range of peaks.<p>Jackie Skaggs's first brush with Grand Teton National Park mirrors so many children's first national park experience. It was from the backseat of …

National Parks

How Did You Ever Live Without This Delightful Summer Cocktail Before?

It's the cocktail on everyone's lips.<p>Rosé is the best, because it's wine and it's pink and it's the symbol of summer, but did you know that it could get even more amazing in <i>slushie</i> form? 😭<p>Frozen rosé, or the rosé slushie, also known as frosé — how cute is that?? — is <i>the</i> drink you need to know …

Why French Parents Are Superior

While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying 'non' with authority.<p>When my daughter was 18 months old, my husband and I decided to …

Summer Vacation

The best coffee maker for camping

The REI Table Top French Coffee Press is the easiest and best suited for campers in need of caffeine.<p><i>By Eve O'Neill</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>In the great outdoors, there's no perfect way to deliver …

Coffee

Tomato, Brie and Basil Frittata

<i>This recipe originally appeared in Tablecrafter, the world’s easiest way to learn food photography and styling.</i>A hearty dish you can have any time of …

The World’s Best Backpacking Stove Costs $10

Backpackers know it as the kitty can stove, and Appalachian thru-hikers swear by it. Jim Wood posted the original design (he called it the Super Cat) online in 2005, and, at $10, it's still the best-value, best-designed alcohol stove around. It weighs just four ounces (including the stove, …

There’s an Awesome Way to Eat Avocados You Probably Haven’t Tried

Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>Buying and consuming avocados requires way more effort than it should.</b> Buy them too hard, and you have to wait a week to slice …

The One App You Should Check Before You Book Your Next Flight

It's not just when you fly that affects your ticket price. It's when you book.<p>If you fly to the same destination frequently, you probably know when …

The Food Lab: The Secret to Perfectly Imperfect Yakitori (Japanese-Style Grilled Chicken Skewers)

Chasing perfect yakitori—Japanese-style grilled skewered chicken—is a lifelong, full-time pursuit for some.<p>Restaurants in Japan tend to be quite different from those in the States. In the US, most restaurants offer a variety of foods cooked through various methods. You're likely to see grilled …

BBQ

Nick Offerman And His Dad Talk About “Everything” In Lagavulin’s Father’s Day Ad

<b>WHO:</b> Nick Offerman has been the face of Lagavulin’s ads for a little while now, bringing more than a little of his <i>Parks & Recreation</i> Ron Swanson …

11 Easy One-Pan Meals That Make Late-Night Cooking a Breeze

Cue scene: you’ve just had a busy day. It could be that you worked a long day, you were in school from morning until evening, or maybe today’s the …

Flavors

22 Things You Need to Eat by the End of Summer

Summer produce is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. Even if we don't want to spend a ton of time over a hot stove when it's warm out, we …

7 Free Apps That Will Make You an Expert Traveler

These free downloads will save you time, money, and stress on the road.<p>If you're a frequent traveler, you're likely looking for ways to make the process easier, faster, cheaper, and more organized. Once you've mastered efficient packing, learned how to avoid jet lag, and joined a few travel rewards …

Sail to Empty Beaches in the Virgin Islands

St. John is the jewel of the Caribbean. While most of the other Virgin Islands were corrupted long ago, Virgin Islands National Park has preserved St. John’s integrity: 7,259 acres above sea level and 5,650 below, 26 miles of hiking trails, and 30 beaches Photoshopped by God. Alas, this is hardly a …

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Top 10 southern barbecue joints in the US

A road trip around the American south led Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn to open a BBQ restaurant in the UK in homage. Here are their favourite US smokers<p>We fell in love with the southern states and their attitude to food and gatherings three years ago, when we quit our long-standing careers in London …

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

Grill Every Damn Day: 8 New Recipes to Make from Now Till Labor Day

When you check out restaurants for a living, what do you do on vacation? Avoid them at all costs. Andrew Knowlton takes us to Maine, with simple advice for cooking, drinking, and relaxing with little but an open flame.<p>I spend most nights eating out. But during my annual family vacation along the …

Everything You Need To Do With New Shoes

“You should invest heavily in your bed and your shoes, because if you’re not in one then you’re in the other.” That’s the sound advice of George …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Let’s wake up and have a parenting revolution

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Stop struggling, parents. Here is the key to relaxing into your family and into your parenting. Here is your permission to stop controlling, cajoling, persuading and arguing your way to children who listen to you. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist …

Parenting

Star Crunch: The Galaxy's Best No-Bake Cookie

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>My introduction to Star Crunch came with a field trip to the planetarium when I was probably eight years old. Somewhere along the way, a dark blue box of Little Debbies started making the rounds. It was splattered with stars, and …

June 2016 Recipes

Find all the recipes from the June 2016 issue of <i>Southern Living</i> magazine.<p>We're kicking off summer with plenty of seasonal recipes that utilize the …

Caipirinha

Now Playing<p>Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas 00:45<p>Rotisserie chicken is the time-saving secret to this mashup of favorites.<p>Now Playing<p>Patriotic Piñata …

Traditional Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Stuffed peppers are usually made with bell peppers, which makes sense—they are readily available, and they stand up in a baking dish. However, you …

Dotdash

30 Salad Recipes for Weight Loss

Whether you are looking for a savory, sweet or even vegan-style salad, we’ve compiled a list of mouth-watering salad recipes that will complement a …