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Watch: Nine Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Here's how to fit 10 days' worth of necessities into a carry-on suitcase.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com</i><p>These days, it’s pretty expensive …

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

Parenting

Dads Play Important Role in Lessening Effects of Mom's Depression, Study Says

A new study reveals that fathers have the power to moderate the negative effects of maternal depression in families with young children.<p>Maternal depression is no joke. It effects 5 to 18 percent of women in industrial societies, and up to 30 percent in developing countries. And the saddest part is …

Parenting

How parents can help introverts thrive (without trying to turn them into extroverts)

In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work. The teacher may have had good intentions, but she called on Pinto daily, and when Pinto was …

Personality

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Cooking

4 Tips to Stop Arguing About Your Child's Picky Eating

Picky eating is stressful—especially if you and your spouse disagree on the best way to handle it. Here are four tips on how to be a united front.<p>If you have a picky eater, you know all about the frustrations it can bring--especially at the dinner table. As a dietitian, I've talked to many moms who …

Parenting

Stop telling your child they're 'amazing'. Instead, say this.

Is praise always good?<p>A new study presented at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference showed regular parental praise, specifically five times a day, improves a child's well being. The study, based on England’s De Montfort University’s Five Praises campaign, surveyed 38 parents of 2- …

Research

7 Simple Ways To Nurture Your Children’s Creativity At Home

Creativity — using our imagination to come up with ideas or make something new — is one of the most valuable qualities human beings can have. …

Kids

11 Gorgeous Walled Cities to Add to Your Bucket List

For many centuries, towns and cities built walls around their perimeters to defend their citizens. Today such fortifications are not necessary, but …

Silk Road

Conn Camouflage Laptop Backpack by Stighlorgan

- Silhouette taken from current issue Irish military packs<br>- Full rework of all panels and shoulder strap system<br>- Detailing has been adapted for the …

Leather Business Laptop Messenger by Johnny Fly Co

Get back to business with the Leather Business Laptop Messenger by Johnny Fly Co. With plenty of space for everything you need, this carry-all is …

Why you should never trust a zipped laptop bag, even if it's padlocked

A lot of people asking me why I choose a hard case to carry my laptop and other valuables in as opposed to a zipped laptop bag where the zip can be …

Backpacking

Moshi’s new Spring Collection of bags will add a splash of color to your gadget accessories

It’s easy to lose yourself in Moshi’s overwhelming array of smartphone, tablet, and laptop peripherals, but the San Franciscan company makes …

New York City

12 Decidedly Un-Dorky Laptop Backpacks

Your MacBook deserves better than a tote bag.<p>Beyoncé carries hers as a clutch, but we don't advise that unless you and *your* laptop have also got a car-to-curb commute. Until then, browse 12 sturdy styles that were made to protect your MacBook *without* evoking Joseph Gordon-Levitt in <i>500 Days of</i> …

Shopping

Charge your laptop, smartphone or tablet with HP's new backpack

If you’re the type of person that always needs to look for a socket to charge up at, HP has the backpack for you. This is their new Powerup Backpack …

Powerbank

Booq Pack Pro Laptop Backpack

Booq recently released its latest laptop backpack named Pack Pro. Need to frequently carry your MacBook for business trips? The backpack has the …

Gear & Gadgets

The best laptop stands

<i>By Kimber Streams</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>If you spend hours every day hunched over a laptop at your desk, get a laptop stand. Paired with a mouse and an external keyboard, a laptop stand can help fix …

A Laptop Lock For College Students ⋆ College Dorm Essentials

Having a laptop stolen can be one of the worst things that can happen to you, But there’s an easy way to prevent that.<p><b>1.</b> Etekcity 2 Pack 6 Feet …

eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack Review

The <b>eBags</b> is one of the most popular and well-known brand for premium quality backpacks, bags and luggage. They are mainly popular for their high …

5 of the most practical laptop backpacks out there

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Incase Whether you work in business, tech, design, or any number of other trades, chances are that your laptop is a central piece of …

Shopping

Best laptop bags: Our favorites for commuting, traveling, and charging your devices

Next to a laptop itself, a laptop bag is one of the most important purchases you can make. With so many laptop bags and backpacks to choose from, it …

Want something different in a laptop bag? Here's one John Wayne would have carried

I'm constantly on the lookout for a cool computer bag.<p>I like the bags I carry, but I'm always looking for one that's cooler.<p>I also like to change …

Texas

A laptop bag for people who don't want to be losers

Sewing

Parents, Let’s Take Back Our Weekends

Before your child turns 18, you will have enjoyed (or endured) approximately 936 weekends with them.<p>Now subtract the first two to four years of their …

Parenting

Amazing Playgrounds Kids Around The Worlds Can Make The Most Of

Being a kid and getting to play all day long in the backyard, getting to help build a treehouse or to have fun role playing with your friends … …

How to Discipline Your Child Without Punishing Them

Discipline is one of the defining elements of parenting. Used sparingly or liberally, understanding how to discipline your child is fundamental to …

Parenting

Heavy School Bag Solutions – Guide To Carrying Heavy School Bags

The Path to the Heavy School Bag<p>As the age where kids carry heavy school bags gets younger parents are looking for solutions to reduce strain & …

The dangers of being a ‘best-friend dad’

This weekend, we had a family lunch to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Unfortunately, I forgot to tell our eldest boy, 14, who’d already made plans. I asked him to cancel and a row ensued – with the inevitable: “I hate you!”. But he accompanied us to the restaurant, behaved beautifully and later …