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How to Plant Peonies

Peony plants can live, bloom, and thrive for decades, with minimal care. Although peonies bloom in the late spring, they do best when planted or …

Peonies: Peony Bush, Peony Care, Growing Peonies | Gardener's Supply

Grow-Through Supports are perfect for peonies.<p>PEONIES are one of the best-known and most dearly loved perennials. This is hardly surprising …

Advice for Understanding Teenage Girls

Screaming, slamming doors and careening from one emotional outburst to the next—all can be part of life with a teenage girl.<p>Although girls approaching their teens are often years ahead of boys in gaining height, language and social skills, those strengths mask some important …

This Synthetic Cartilage Can Give Arthritis Sufferers a Full Range of Motion

<b>Innovator</b> David Ku<b><br>Age</b> 61<br>Professor of mechanical engineering and engineering entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech; surgeon<p><b>Form and function</b><br>Cartiva …

9 Tips for Growing the Perfect Peonies

#5 is so important!<p>Claire Austin is an award-winning plantswoman, a specialist in herbaceous peonies, irises and perennials, and the current Chair of the Peony Society. With her mail-order nursery in Wales offering over a hundred varieties of herbaceous peonies, it's safe to say that she has a …

Cut Flowers

A tiny California college whose graduates outearn Harvard and Stanford grads is changing how we train students to enter the job market

Harvey Mudd College, a tiny liberal-arts school in Claremont, California, is an engineering, science, and mathematics powerhouse.<p>In fact, its graduates outearn those from Harvard and Stanford about 10 years into their careers.<p>But in addition to its reputation for producing strong graduates in the …

Discover the top smart home security systems of 2017

What is the best home security for 2017? It has never been simpler than it is in the age of the Internet of Things, where sometimes all it takes to lock down your home, condo or apartment is a few sticky sensors and access to a smartphone. While companies like Piper and Scout make systems that are …

Find the Best Face Wash for Acne

Got blackheads you just can't banish? Whiteheads you can't wipe-out? Swap your go-to cleanser for one of these targeted treatments packed with powerhouse acne-fighting ingredients—salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and sulfur—to zap zits once and for all.

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids?

Parents have reported being "horrified" by the changes they've seen in their kids after taking the popular laxative. Here's what the experts say.<p>For many parents of children suffering from constipation, the laxative MiraLax has been a godsend. It's shocking to learn, then, that the common …

I nag, my tween complains — how do we end the struggle over chores?

<i>Q: Our 12-year-old son is a nice, smart kid who does well in school and has lots of friends. He is pretty much always in a good mood and is fun to be around. But I’m frustrated by how he does the minimum amount of work for nearly every task he’s asked to complete. We often give him specific</i> …

An SAT tutor who charges $1,500 an hour explains what everyone does wrong preparing for the test

However, students hoping to get top scores often hurt their chances by focusing on the wrong material, Anthony-James Green, a $1,500-an-hour SAT and ACT tutor, told Business Insider.<p><b>"Obsessing over your weakest points is way more important than looking at what you're good at,"</b> Green said. "There's …

Home of the Tek RMD

Boarding from the back<p>The Tek RMD can be maneuvered easily by the user and the user can board the device securely from its back. Mounting and …

This is the ultimate houseplant cheat sheet

Have you ever wondered if that peace lily you have in your living room is in the best place it can be? Or perhaps which plant is best suited to your …

11 Menstrual Products That'll Help Get You Through Your Period

There aren't many women who get excited about their time of the month, but it doesn't have to be <i>that</i> unpleasant (and if it is, you should check whether something else might be wrong). A few smart purchases can help ease the pain and improve your mood. So if you're down to have a less miserable …

The Best Korean Beauty Products According to W Editors

Is it just a beauty fad or do Korean beauty products really answer all of our skin saving prayers? In a makeup obsessed culture, these beauty products take focus away from concealers and powders by bringing it back to the root: the skin. By minimizing pores and maximizing radiance, it's now …

Children need opportunities to talk solo to their parents. The best moments happen in ‘sideways listening’ – when out running, walking, driving, or baking or making<p>Good family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it’s not always easy. We all know the advice about …

Parenting

The 11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

Fasetto Link: A tiny personal cloud that could solve your storage problems

We’re all used to using cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, but sometimes it would be nice if you could take your files with you, without messing with wires.<p>That’s what the Fasetto Link sets out to do.<p>What is it?<p>The Link is basically a wireless hard drive that can act as a personal cloud, …

The pains of being pure at heart: Young Christians reveal the difficulties of modern dating

Dating nowadays is hard. There are endless underhand tactics, unspoken rules and too many options.<p>From the outside it seems like today’s …

Relationships

A perfect SAT couldn't get this guy into the Ivy League — now he's running a successful business with Mark Cuban

He was the valedictorian of his class, was crowned homecoming king, and even shook President George W. Bush's hand in 2007 as a White House Presidential Scholar, a program that recognizes two academically gifted students from each state.<p>He also scored a perfect 2400 on his SAT.<p>And yet, every Ivy …

A Letter to My Kids About Parenting

To My Dear Kiddos,<p>One day, you may have children of your own. Or, maybe you won't.<p>If you do decide to trudge down the path of uncertainty, insecurity, and wonderment known as parenting, I'd like to share a few thoughts.<p>Once you are a parent, your entire view on life will change.<p>Fear becomes a …

Women with later start to periods, menopause more likely to reach age 90

Women with later menarche and later menopause are more likely to reach age 90 than those whose reproductive milestones come at earlier ages, suggests a new study.<p>"People have always wondered whether the timing of reproductive events affect longevity, but no study to date has evaluated that …

What Is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits.<p>More than 20 studies show that this type of diet can help you lose …

Nutrition

Your kid is ready, but what about you? A college survival guide for parents

So, you've folded the extra-long twin size sheets and you've loaded the new shower caddy with soap that you hope will see action, but parents of soon-to-be college freshmen, be honest: this summer has offered a last, brief moment to stick your heads in the (beach) sand and stay safely entrenched in …

'I lost my mum seven weeks ago': our readers on coping with grief at Christmas

Living with the loss of a loved one is always hard, but grief can feel more acute at certain times of the year. At Christmas, for instance, when people come together, the absence of friends or family can be more keenly felt. So what are the best ways to cope?<p>We asked for our readers’ experiences. …

Christmas Eve

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Submit Your College Applications

For starters, don’t be afraid to ask for help.<p><i>This article was originally written for freshu.io by Sarah Hunt. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>When I applied to college, I was the first one in my family to apply using the Common Application. The pages of information seemed endless …

7 Tips For Those Dealing With Grief During The Holidays

"Holidays are time spent with loved ones" was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives.<p>For many people, the holiday season is one of the hardest times in grief. We miss our loved ones even more than usual. How can you celebrate togetherness when there …

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice — and everyone said the same thing

I think most newlyweds do this — ask for advice, I mean, not s--- the same bed — especially after a few cocktails from the open bar they just paid way too much money for.<p>But, of course, not being satisfied with just a few wise words, I had to take it a step further.<p>See, I have access to hundreds of …

The Difference Between Natural and Dutch-Process Cocoa Powder, and When to Use Each

Throughout your many baking adventures, you may have noticed that some chocolaty recipes call for “Dutch-process cocoa powder.” It may seem …

Cocoa Powder