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This 4-year-old dawdles, and his parents are stuck

<i>Q: How can I encourage my 4½ -year-old to follow directions? I know it’s normal for him to dawdle, putter around and even ignore me, but it’s maddening. I’ve gotten into the trap of repeating/reminding and then getting annoyed, so I know this problem is on me. But I’m stuck on how to fix it. I</i> …

Parenting

Editorial: Why women are marching

For our daughters’ futures. For our grandmothers’ health. For the wife fleeing abuse. For the mom who works two low-wage jobs to feed her kids but …

Feminism

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?

When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn’t make it to the toilet. She peed without warning. She took her 2-week-old to the grocery store down the block and had to waddle home with …

Pregnancy

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

The stress-free lunch box

It's almost time for the kids to go back to school – which means parents are back to scrambling for lunch ideas. Emma Waverman offers her pantry list and last-minute tips, with a little help from Leslie Beck<p>'There is no way around the drudgery of making lunch," <b>Emma Waverman</b>, a mother of two, says. …

7 startups revolutionizing the travel experience

For active business owners, using their precious free moments to plan a vacation and think through the logistics of travel almost defeats the purpose of taking the trip.<p>Fortunately, a number of startups are transforming the travel industry — from how people pack to where they eat — and ultimately …

Life Hacks For Slacker Moms

11. <b>Keep a tube of mascara in your purse.</b><p>Red traffic lights are very well known to serve as an excellent opportunity for its application.<p>12. <b>Save your</b> …

10 of the best family summer holidays in Europe

Now Easter’s out of the way, it’s time to start planning your next family holiday. Here are 10 places where there’s fun stuff for the kids plus great crowd-free places to stay<p>Top 10 UK family-friendly holiday alternatives to Center Parcs<p><b>Tuscany, Italy</b><p>South of Florence and west of Siena (both of …

Swimming Pools

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

10 great walking holidays in Europe

We round up some of the best guided and self-guided walks that explore the continent’s high peaks, deep fjords and rare wildlife More great walks: UK | epic | best kit<p><b>The far east of Iceland</b><p>Some parts of Iceland are well-trodden, but the east remains a vast wilderness of ice and fire. This …

European Travel

Dear Seasoned Mothers: Tell Me This Is All Normal

Dear momma who is further down the parenting path:<p>I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at laughing off most of the parenting chaos. I can …

“Death is not always the worst outcome”: We’re so good at saving babies, and so bad at respecting the limits of medicine and the rights of families

I chose not to bring my son to term. Here’s what judges and politicians should know about stories like mine<p>Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major abortion case to reach the Supreme Court in almost a decade. The Supreme …

Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body - Issue 34: Adaptation

The Greeks were obsessed with the mathematically perfect body. But unfortunately for anyone chasing that ideal, we were designed not by Pygmalion, …

Top 10

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

Books

27 Underrated Parenting Products That Actually Work

There are a lot of products that you don't need. These are the ones you do.

Top 10 family adventure holidays in Europe

These family-friendly adventure holidays answer the call of the wild – but are perfectly doable for a wide range of ages<p>Top 10 UK hostels, cabins and farmstays for families<p>Cycling, Austrian Tyrol<p>With dramatic mountains all around, this self-guided cycling holiday with Saddle Skedaddle starting in …

Top 10

By the end of my first year as a doctor, I was ready to kill myself

Doctor suicide is the medical profession’s grubby secret – but it’s unclear why some of those dedicated to preserving life silently plot their own deaths<p>‘Junior doctors make sacrifices because we love our job’ – video<p>On my morning drives to the hospital, the tears fell like rain. The prospect of …

Mental Health

New dad’s hilariously honest list of parenting tips takes the internet by storm

A new dad’s hilarious list of parenting tips and advice has gone viral after he posted it on Facebook two weeks ago.<p>On September 26, 41-year-old Matt …

What Should A 4-Year-Old Know?

I was on a parenting bulletin board recently and read a post by a mother who was worried that her 4 and a 1/2-year-old did not know enough. "What should a 4-year-old know?" she asked.<p>Most of the answers left me not only saddened, but pretty soundly annoyed. One mom posted a laundry list of all of …

5 Games to Play at Your Next Dinner Party

<b>1. CHARADES</b><br>The classic word-guessing game with a catch – NO TALKING!<b><br>THE BASICS:</b> Divide into two teams and have each person write a secret word or …

Logging

The cost of getting lean: Is it really worth the trade-off?

Six-pack abs. Tight butts. Lean, vibrant, flawless health. That’s the image the fitness industry is selling. But have you ever wondered what it costs …

Fitness

"Tricky People" Are the New Strangers

Image via www.businessinsider.com<p>Right after Diddy was born, I was in the car listening to NPR and I heard a child safety educator say, “Stop telling …

Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

"What if I decide to just do nothing?"<p>It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth of a …

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Leah McLaren: Holding children back a year in school is not the right start

Did your kindergarten-age child start kindergarten this week?<p>That sounds like a trick question, but it's not. Currently in the United States, the answer for nearly one in 10 parents is – rather startlingly – no. They're holding their children back from school a year in the hope that the children …

5 Phrases That Will Make Your Kids Stop Crying and Begging

<i>Stop the oncoming tantrum in its tracks with these simple phrases. YourTango shares the five phrases that will instantly make your kids stop crying and begging.</i><p><b>If your little interrogator has been pulling the line too far, here's how you can reel it back in.</b><p>I was in the grocery store last week, …

6 Brutally Honest Reasons You Aren't Seeing Weight Loss Results

<b>1. If you blame yourself you will be successful. If you blame everything else you won't.</b><p>As a fitness coach, when I first talk to people I am not …

Fitness

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …