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How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Apps

The 17 Best Foods to Relieve Constipation

About 14% of people experience chronic constipation at some point (1).<p>Symptoms include passing stools less than three times per week, straining, …

Nutrition

Tired of Sucking in 'Overwatch?' Try Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

A series of bad losses sent an 'Overwatch' player over the edge, until his therapist wife handed him a mood log worksheet.<p>An <i>Overwatch</i> player has been very frustrated with his matches recently, so his wife, who is a therapist, gave him a mood log worksheet to help manage his emotions. The sheet went …

Cognition

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

20 Stunningly Intimate Birth, Postpartum And Maternity Photos

Birth photographers capture deeply emotional and personal moments for parents.<p>To celebrate this work, Birth Becomes Her, a birth photography blog and community, held a contest featuring real images focusing on aspects of early motherhood. The prompt invited photographers around the world to submit …

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

Doctors Can Now Diagnose Autism In Just Two Minutes

The test, known as the PDQ-1, is 88 percent accurate and doesn’t require any follow-up visits.<p>By<p>Feb 07 2018, 12:04 PM<p>When a toddler doesn’t gesture …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

Smartwatches

Winter Coats in Car Seats Are Dangerous. So, How Can You Keep Your Child Warm This Winter?

By now, most of us have heard that it’s dangerous to dress our kids in puffy winter coats and put them in the car seat. If you don’t know what I’m …

How to Motivate a Baby to Roll, Crawl, Cruise, and Walk

Advice from a scientist who spends her days studying infant locomotion.<p>By<p>Nov 08 2017, 7:11 PM<p>Anxiety about developmental milestones motivates parents …

Supplement for Kids, Before Foods Become Allergens

Instead of avoiding eggs, nuts, and other allergens, as previous recommendations held, most parents should feed these foods to their children 'early, …

You Should Crawl Around Your House Before Your Baby Does

New parents are often told they should baby proof their homes, but then when they start to think about it, they will do so while standing upright, …

DIY

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Wellness

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

The AirPods rival that blows everyone away only costs $40 on Amazon

There are precious few products we’ve covered that have yielded as much positive feedback as the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Of …

Tech Trends

Why You May Want to Skip the Sippy Cup for Your Baby

Are sippy cups really the best cup to introduce after (or alongside) breast or bottle? Experts suggest a straw or open cup instead, and here's why.<p>First comes breast or bottle, then sippy cup, right? Not so fast. Experts report you may want to just skip the sippy cup for your baby. Surpisingly, …

Parenting

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — …

Parenting

AT&T's buy one get one free deal on the iPhone 8 has a big caveat

With the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models ready for pre-order on Friday, various carriers are letting their respective deals loose. AT&T has a couple of options for its customers. The first, beginning Friday, the carrier will run a buy-one-get-one-free deal on a number of smartphones, including the …

IPhone 8

Baby Safety Month: 8 Things You Need to Keep Your Space Secure

September is National Baby Safety Month and the goal is to increase consumer awareness of safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby …

Penske Media Corporation

Eight Surprising Ways To Improve Your Baby's Sleep - Without Sleep Training!

When you have a poor sleeper, it can often seem as if every other child in the world is sleeping better than yours. In truth, babies and toddlers who …

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Parenting

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

The 8 Best Toddler Alarm Clocks to Buy in 2018

Toddlers are so cute, so cuddly, so absolutely delightful… but not at 4 a.m. when they come barging into your room ready to start their day. For …

Parenting

I've taken my kids all over the world — here's my foolproof strategy to get you through a flight with a baby

While planning a trip to Italy with my almost 1-year-old baby, I remember dreading the 8.5-hour flight more than any other aspect of the trip.<p>The idea of packing a car seat, stroller, suitcase, and diaper bag full of toys and then entertaining my very active daughter for hours in a confined setting …

Parenting

How to Fall Asleep, According to Science

Counting sheep isn't cutting it.<p>In the future, we might be able to program a good night’s sleep, thanks to cutting edge technology. Maybe everyone …

Sleep

Dirty Baby Washing Machine is Something All Parents Want - Technabob

I learned a few things the hard way when my son was born. For instance, I knew you had to keep a hand on the baby while they were on the changing …

Pregnancy

Wearing shoes inside the house could harm your health, study shows

It allows dangerous bacteria to spread<p>Do you ask people to remove their shoes before coming into your home? Well, you might be onto something. A new …

Microbiology

This is the song that will make babies happy, according to science

This is so gonna be a hit with the two-and-under crowd.<p>As a parent, you would give anything just to see your baby smile — especially when they're …

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

Autism