Michele D'Angiolillo

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Self-improvement

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

Parenting

44 Beauty & Grooming Products That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

Everybody loves a good shortcut. A faster route to work, a quick peek at the answers to the crossword puzzle, and maybe even happy, healthy skin …

Beauty

The Biggest Mistake Parents Make When Organizing Their Kids' Toys

I pride myself on my organizational skills and truly believe happiness can be found in a tidied junk drawer. Having kids, however, has called into question my ability to find a place for everything when everything now includes 4,537 different-stages-of-chewed-on puzzle pieces.<p>To help me — and all …

The Complete Guide to the Science of Fasting

<b>HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>→ The science of fasting has entered the mainstream, with a handful of human studies demonstrating its efficacy for health and potentially …

Disciplining a Disrespectful Child Doesn't Work, But This Does

At the park one day, I watched a mom get angry at her children. Her toddler handed her a cheese stick and said, “Eat.” Mom unwrapped it. All hell …

Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, 'The Most Important' Year In School

Suzanne Bouffard's new book, <i>The Most Important Year,</i> may be just what parents of preschoolers have been waiting for: a guide to what a quality pre-K program should look like.<p>Bouffard spent a lot of time in classrooms watching teachers do some really good things and some not-so-good things.<p><b>What are</b> …

Teaching

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

26 Delicious Breakfast Ideas With No Meat Or Dairy

What *do* vegans eat for breakfast, anyway?

Dairy-Free Snacks to Satisfy All Your Needs From Protein to Fiber to #INeedChocolate

Just because you're not eating dairy doesn't mean snack time has to consist of a plain, boring apple for you. Here are 50 exciting, healthy, and delicious recipes that are a cinch to whip up. Be sure to try these peanut butter chocolate chip protein balls and the peanut butter Rice Krispies Treats!

The Secret to Effective Discipline is Focusing on Your Kids' Strengths. Here's How.

Saying no and setting limits is part of our responsibility to help our children learn self-control. But it sometimes feels as if the whole family …

Mom's Heartbreaking Post Urges Parents To Teach Their Kids About Differences

Stacey Gagnon has multiple children with special needs.<p>Stacey Gagnon believes in the importance of embracing differences.<p>The Arizona nurse and her husband have six children, four of whom are adopted and have special needs. The kids range from 6 to 16 years old. The family is also in the process of …

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

Recipes

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

Mobile

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

Parenting

Science Helps Explain Why Kids Get Rejected By Their Peers

New research suggests kids think about how including or rejecting kids on the playground affects them and their social group.<p>Is there anything more painful than watching your child get rejected by his or her peers? Especially since we know that rejection in childhood can have lasting effects.<p>Now …

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

CNN

Is EFT the Secret to Enhanced Athletic Performance?

I've been working on freestanding handstand push ups. <b>If you’ve never tried them before, they’re quite the combo of strength and skill.</b> Not only do …

Our Vegan Twix Bar Really Satisfies

Three simple tastes come together in a Twix bar, and in our DIY vegan version of the iconic candy bar, the cookie, caramel, and chocolate are even tastier when combined. The dark chocolate highlights the sweetness of the caramel. The crunch of the cookie pleasantly contrasts the smooth caramel. If …

27 Lifesaving Charts For Anyone Who Loves Baking

Learn everything about ingredient substitutions, easy conversions, and much more.

Babies need extreme comfort to overcome the damaging effects of stress

Affection and attention are crucial for infants — they help the brain develop chemicals that protect against stress<p>When a baby signals that something is amiss, it matters if the need is met fairly promptly, at least most of the time. This doesn’t mean being at the infant’s beck and call at every …

We sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we're tired

Sadly, there’s nothing we can do about it—yet<p>It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need?<p>In a review out today in the …

Parents, it’s time to get out of the way and let your kids just play

When our children were in elementary school, we lived in the heart of a mega-metropolis with little opportunity for outdoor activities and rare glimpses of winter weather. So we took a vacation to the mountains to partake in some of the pleasures of winter.<p>We packed ski suits, hats, gloves, scarves …

Parenting

Everyone is loving these hanging bedside tables on Pinterest

Take a look at these quirky designs...<p><b>Pinterest is great for discovering interiors inspiration and one of the trends of the moment is hanging bedside</b> …

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

Malcolm Gladwell

6 ways to make a fasting diet work for you

A fasting diet doesn’t mean you feel like you're starving.<p>Numerous studies have shown fasting impacts the reduction of chronic disease risk, longevity and weight loss. Most diets are all about giving up what you love and feeling deprived; whereas fasting diets may actually make those cravings go …

Raw Caramel Peanut Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Smooth and Spicy Almond Sauce

You can use this creamy vegan sauce as a condiment for grilled meats or roasted vegetables, or even as a salad dressing.<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½-inch piece ginger, peeled, coarsely chopped<p>1 cup smooth almond butter<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>1 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>⅛ teaspoon cayenne …

Lemon Juice

Want to Raise Brave Girls? This TED Talk Says Encourage More of This

Why gutsy girls who take risks grow up to be brave women.<p>As a father of two daughters myself, I get it. It's hard to not want to protect them at every twist and turn of life. But often, when we're protecting them, we're actually holding them back from being truly remarkable.<p>So what should we …

Owe