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8 Helpful iPad Apps That Make Toddler Life a Heck of a Lot Easier

Whether you're heading out on a road trip with your mini me in tow or you just need a little help once bedtime rolls around, there's probably an app for that. And while we definitely don't advise plopping your kids in front of a screen for hours on end, sometimes technology has its benefits.<p>From …

Kids

The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Books

We've become normalized to Trump's tweets. Not this one.

Nowadays, it takes a lot for Americans to become incensed about Trump's tweets. We need at least one World War threat or nuclear weapon tangent to …

The 11 Best Toddler Shoes to Buy in 2018

Until your child learns to walk, any shoes you buy for her are probably more about the aesthetic (how cute are those bunny ears?) than actual …

8 Tech-Free Products to Keep Toddlers Entertained on Road Trips

When you're not down with tablet time, traveling with kids can be much more challenging.<p>Keeping kids occupied and quiet(er) during a road trip …

Kids

31 Things Everyone Should Do In San Francisco, California, Before They Die

Your guide to the City by the Bay.

Here's The Best Way to Deal With Temper Tantrums, According to Science

Don't just ignore them.<p>Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child's life. When the smallest …

25 No-Fail Paint Colors, Picked by Interior Designers

Samsung's smart TV that looks like framed artwork when not in use is $400 off this week

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Samsung<p>Samsung is the leader in creating high definition displays for devices across the tech industry. With an already vast line up of …

The Best Electric Shavers to Buy Right Now

All the (ahem) buzz about the best options on the market.<p>It used to be that electric shavers were for guys with thin beards or those who didn't mind a permanent five o'clock shadow. Noisy and inefficient, the best they had to offer was a little bit of convenience. Today, however, super high-tech …

31 Life-Changing Products On Amazon You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

FOMO is one of the weirder, more annoying side effects of social media usage (that and getting friend requested by your parents). But it can also …

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Fragrance

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

Parenting

These Are the Best Backpacks to Take on Your Next Trip

Keep everything you need in one place.<p>Traveling is much more streamlined (and enjoyable) when you pack the right way. A backpack can help facilitate just that—especially one designed for optimum organization. Whether you're commuting for work, headed out for the weekend, or about to trek around a …

5 of the all-time greatest novels you haven't read

Many die-hard readers consider their favorite novels more than mere entertainment. But while curling up with a beloved work of literature might seem a loftier pursuit than guffawing at “Family Guy,” it’s still ultimately a diversion.<p>And now that summer’s arrived, grabbing a novel to immerse oneself …

Science Fiction

11 Beautiful Cakes to Make for Easter

With Easter Sunday around the corner, you may have already planned out your brunch menu. Or, if your big feast comes at the end of the day, maybe …

What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Digital Camera to Buy

I grew up taking pictures and making videos, I went to film school, and I’ve kept on snapping away in the years after graduation, taking pictures for …

Cameras

The Essential Lenses For Every Fujifilm Photographer

<i>What are the basics: the essential lenses every Fujifilm Photographer could use in their art?</i><p>Photography is a wonderful thing; pick up any camera and …

FUJIFILM

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together first 3 ingredients; spread in a single layer in a foil- lined pan. Bake 10 minutes or until …

The simple mathematical system I used to help people raise over $3 million on crowdfunding sites in the last few years

Gone are the days when an entrepreneur can have an idea, quickly launch a crowdfunding campaign, sit back and watch the funding flood in.<p>As an increasing number of early adopters flock to crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter to find the latest innovations, so do creators to …

An Insider's Food Guide To A Week In San Francisco

Must eat restaurants in the foggy city.<p>March 06, 2018<p>Hike around this hilly city and find a restaurant in every block. With so many options to choose …

The 11 Best Ina Garten Recipes of All Time

Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden …

Gratuitous cruelty by Homeland Security: Separating a 7-year-old from her mother

WHAT, EXACTLY, did a 7-year-old Congolese girl do to the United States to deserve the trauma that has been visited upon her — including forcible separation from her mother — by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her immigration agents?<p>There is no allegation that the little girl, known …

Immigration

Before & After: A Growing Family's Smart Closet Conversion

Reader Tamera is having a baby — yay! Tamera's rental apartment does not feature a room for a baby — boo! Fortunately, it does have a generously …

From weird to practical, 18 small travel essentials you’ll actually want to pack

Ultimately, what you pack for a trip is up to you. But there are a few accessories that could make the journey a bit easier. Here are 18 items that …

Shopping

7 Tougher-Than-Hell Military-Inspired Backpacks

<i>Last Updated March, 2018: We’ve updated our guide to the best tactical backpacks with additional picks. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Once …

Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R Review

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens made for Fuji’s line of X-Series cameras. This short telephoto lens (85mm full-frame …

A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem

A carnival held in the German city of Düsseldorf played host to an array of eye-catching parade floats — including one attempting to visualise Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.<p>The float, which was paraded through the streets on Monday, showed a naked representation of the US president being …

Europe