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Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

Workouts

15 People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Gotten In Therapy

H/T Reddit<p>"I would often be so concerned with what I 'should' be doing that I couldn't enjoy anything I wanted to do. Since getting that advice I have tried to separate everything into things 'I want to do' and 'things I need to do'. It has certainly helped me enjoy things more as of late." …

Mental Health

'Five books I think no teacher should be without'

Asking an English teacher which books no teacher should be without is akin to asking a mother which of her children she shouldn’t be without. I’ve …

Teaching

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work | Inc.com

You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you compliment your workers for doing good work? If so, how often? And if you're …

Employee Engagement

“The Spider Game” Lets You Exhaust Kids Without Leaving Your Seat

Why run around the house when you can simply throw a blanket at them instead?<p>By<p>Dec 18 2017, 5:59 PM<p>The Spider Game is a parent-friendly take on the …

Classroom Behavior Charts Need To Stop, And Here’s Why

When a classmate of mine from high school posted a note on my Facebook page about her child’s “behavior” warning, my first reaction was to gasp. Was …

Teaching

6 Long-Lasting Makeup Products Recommended by the Pros

No one wants to put on makeup in the morning, only to find yourself at the mirror midday doing it all over again. It’s a daily battle to discover beauty products that can stand the test of time — and who has time to test every single makeup product out there? Professional makeup artists, that’s …

Makeup

Top Ten Ways to Stay Close to Your Daughter As She Grows Up

As a dad, one of my most important roles has been to develop a close relationship with each of my children. This was especially true for me as I …

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

30 New Toys of 2017 That Will Teach Your Kids Valuable STEAM Skills

Play is important for kids of all ages, and learning through play has become increasingly easy, thanks to toys that encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. From learning how to code to building their own droid or robot, there are so many STEM toys and kits that …

How To Stop Choking: Three Out Of Four Parents Would Not Be Able To Save Their Baby

Just 24% of parents surveyed had the skills to help.<p>Three out of four parents in the UK would not be able to save their baby from choking, a study …

Parenting

You'll Want to Steal This Mom's Brilliant 'Hug Button' Idea

Sniff. So sweet, and totally worth trying out with your school-bound child.<p>Every morning I watch my six-year-old's bus pull away from her stop, and her little face peers out at me from the window, her lower lip pushed out in a sad face. She waves as if we are to be separated for weeks. It breaks my …

These 31 Questions Will Break the Ice with Absolutely Anyone: a Hollywood Star, a Head of State, the CEO or the Cute Person Sitting Next to You on the Train | Inc.com

It's your lucky day. You won the big game or gave a stellar performance or saved the puppy from the fire. And to honor your accomplishment, now you're being introduced to someone special and famous, and you're going to have a chance to have a private conversation with him/her.<p>Or, you board the …

Celebrity Gossip

49 Facts From "The Story Of Diana" That Will Send You Down A Rabbit Hole

Diana's sister, Sarah, dated Prince Charles before Diana did.<p><i>Some facts are well-known, but are included to provide context.</i><p><b>1. Diana Spencer was born on the Sandringham Estate, which her family rented from the Royal family.</b><p>2. Diana's sister, Sarah, dated Prince Charles before Diana did.<p><b>3. Diana</b> …

Prince Charles

10 Kid Party Themes That Are Too Cute for Words

If you’re struggling to pick a kids party theme for your mini me, we’ve rounded up the best of the best. There’s everything from the classic dinosaur theme done right to tiny tot taco parties. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cake smash for a one-year-old or a five-year-old’s party with a hoard of kids …

Decorations

The Summer Slushy That’ll Keep You Feeling Light and Lean

<i>In Partnership with the US Highbush Blueberry Council</i><p>Summertime means cool and refreshing drinks on tap, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your healthy, lean, clean, ‘n green choices. This hydrating slushy is light and delish, making it the perfect non-boozy cocktail for bikini lounging. …

Recipes

Carolyn Hax: How to raise grateful, caring children

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: My family is extremely lucky — enough to eat, a safe place to live, health, loving extended family.</i><p><i>I have two small children, and I want them to understand just how lucky we are, and that we should be grateful and give back. How can we encourage</i> …

Parenting

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting

How many times have you been in the middle of a project and your trusted sewing machine has decided it doesn't want to sew? The fun part of sewing is …

Sewing

PSA: here’s how to put your old Amazon shipping boxes to good use

By now, all your Prime Day goodies should have arrived at your doorstep, finding their rightful places in your life. But what to do with all those boxes they arrived in? A quick PSA: if you don’t want to break the boxes down and recycle them, you can instead reuse them to ship away clothes, …

Shopping

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Punch

19 Birthday Party Games That Won't Cost You a Dime

19 Birthday Party Games That Cost Nothing<p>Save Money While Having Fun<p>Updated April 02, 2018<p>These birthday party games will make your birthday party or …

Board Games

This Chiropractor Mom Is on a Roll With Her Diaper-Changing Hack

You have to see this easy diaper-changing technique that will protect your baby's spine. Watch the video tutorial here.<p>A few weeks ago, we told you about Emily Puente's genius pain-free hack for carrying your infant's car seat. Now the chiropractor mom from Texas is at it again, with a cool …

This Cucumber Gin Slushie Is the Only Summer Drink You Need

Summertime and the living is in need of some serious refreshment! And what’s more refreshing than a slushie, am I right? This cucumber gin cocktail is seriously green (well, chartreuse, really), super refreshing, and strictly for adults only. You could process the cucumber in a high-speed blender …

Cucumber

The 11 Essentials To Make Flying With Young Kids A Snap

Stressed about flying with your toddler? Here's travel gear that'll make the trip a breeze.<p>By<p>Mar 22 2018, 2:10 PM<p>Yes, flying with toddlers and …

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Neuroscience isn't on many elementary school lesson plans. But this spring, a second grade class at Fairmont Neighborhood School in the South Bronx is plunging in.<p>Sarah Wechsler, an instructional coach with wide eyes and a marathoner's energy, asks the students to think about the development and …

Education

9 amazing preschool shows developed by early learning experts

Make screen time count with TV that can actually teach kids quality lessons<p>This post originally appeared on Common Sense Media.<p>When kids' TV shows bill themselves as educational, lots of parents take their word for it. But how many of these shows are backed by childhood-development principles, …

Kids

11 Brilliant Resume Tricks That Worked

A mildly terrifying, but true, reality: A hiring manager spends 15 to 30 seconds, maximum, looking at your resume before deciding whether it belongs …

This is maybe the best online resume tool yet

The tedious work of assembling tailored resumés can be one of the most time-consuming parts of the job hunt.<p>A tool called LaTeX Resume Generator on …

Computer Science

New Orleans Charter School Creates 'Trauma Informed' Discipline Model

Many students at Crocker College Prep, an elementary charter school in New Orleans, suffer from trauma. The school has changed it's discipline model from "no excuses" to "trauma informed" because the old way of doing things wasn't working in a place where children suffer from PTSD at three times …

New Orleans

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.<p>Many of those schools subscribed to the <i>no excuses</i> discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you …

College Prep