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From Cottage to Dream Home: Cloud Street Residence

Located in Menlo Park, California, the boldly colored <b>Cloud Street Residence</b> impresses with its modern aesthetic and makes you wonder how it looks on …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge… We Dare You!

Are your abs tough enough? They will be after this 10-days-to-a-flat-belly team dare!<p><b>The challenge to you:</b> Complete the Pilates Hundred mat exercise every day for 10 days straight. Use the hashtag #10x100 to share your progress with your friends. <b>The reward:</b> A bulletproof core, and a new …

3 Tips to Get your Kids to Eat Everything

Around here we have a spirit of adventure about food. Quite a few times my friends will express disbelief that my children actually eat everything …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

Nutrition

How to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child

Some kids seem to cry over practically everything, but that's not always a bad thing.<p>When my daughter Molly was 3, she cried quite a bit. But nothing prepared me for what I call "the waffle incident." One morning at preschool drop-off, she was still happily chewing a toaster waffle she'd brought …

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

<b>Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.</b><p>Dr Teresa Belton told the BBC cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination<p>She quizzed author Meera Syal and …

Creativity

Helping Children Learn to Write + 8 Activities to Get Them Writing

I love seeing Immy turn to writing again and again as a means of communicating. As her confidence as a beginning writer grows so do the number of …

The Trouble With Bright Girls

Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely …

11 Best Cities for Families to Visit

The sky's the limit when you choose one of these family-friendly and affordable urban hubs for your next trip.<p>The fastest way to create priceless vacation memories: Go somewhere with lots to do. Big cities boast the coolest museums for families, the bulk of the historical treasures, and massive …

Round the world with kids – what to know before you go

Fed up with the stresses and strains of a working life in London that left little time to spend with our two boys (then aged 6 and 3), my partner and I decided to do the modern equivalent of running away to join the circus: we let the apartment and took the kids travelling the world for a couple of …

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!

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There was just too much goodness in Angie Hranowsky‘s portfolio so I had to do another post…featuring all of my favourite spaces. Brace yourselves!

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With a contemporary style that is sophisticated and refined, this North Sydney house mixes carefully considered, luxurious finishes with a limited …

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How to Pair Wine with Classic Dinner Party Dishes

Pairing food and wine when entertaining can be intimidating for the uninitiated. Follow this guide from Wine Insider David Lynch, and you can't go wrong<p>Consider your dinner party menu before you buy your party wine. Here are some tried-and-true pairings:<p><b>Classic Entrées + Can’t-Miss Pours:</b> There’s …

The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …

Your Favorite New Workout

These five moves will give you an awesome total-body burn<p>Even if hoisting a 45-pound barbell feels intimidating, don't discount the power cage. Build strength and confidence with this starter workout: Perform the moves in order, moving from one to the next with no breaks in between. Rest 60 …

Diana Henry's crazy salad recipe

A colourful wholegrain salad with matchstick carrots and puy lentils, tossed in a harissa and honey dressing.<p>When I first served this my children said, “Crazy, Mum,” because it was a hippie salad reborn. That is how it got its name, and it’s now one of my favourite salads.<p><i>Serves six as a side</b> …

Food

Beauty: autumn nail colours

Ihave been wearing neon nail polish for most of the summer, which is uncharacteristically chipper of me. When the sludgy grey, taupe and burgundy autumn lacquers arrived from <b>YSL</b> (here in 38 Gris Underground, £18), I felt a sense of calm return. They're right up my street: subdued, soft, muted and …

Biker boots: get the look - in pictures

So you've read our fashion editor's column on biker boots, but how do you go about getting the look yourself? The Guardian's fashion team pick four of the best examples you can find on the high street

8 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

Before & After: Simply Gorgeous Kitchen Renovation

When Sarah, an editor at Vanity Fair, and her husband Michael, a writer for Bloomberg News, bought their home on the Upper East Side, they knew the …

8 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Gorgeous French Food Blogger

Follow Manger blogger Mimi Thorisson's tips for how to throw a picture-perfect French farmhouse dinner, sans stress<p>To read Mimi Thorisson's blog, Manger, or scroll through her Instagram feed is to realize that someone stole your fantasy life.<p>You know, the one where you're a stunning woman who lives …

Three smørrebrød recipes

Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) are wonderfully simple. Here are three toppings to try.<p><i>Serves four-six</i><p>Smoked-salmon fishcakes and remoulade sauce; cold roast beef, horseradish and raw beetroot; and brown shrimp, baby gem, crème fraîche and dill.<p><b>Smoked-salmon fishcakes and remoulade …

How to Cook Chinese Food Even Kids Like—Without a Wok

After years of failing at General Tso's, columnist Manny Howard ditches the wok for a cast-iron pan—and finds a new dish his children love: velvet chicken with broccoli<p><i>Welcome to The Breadwinner, in which Manny Howard—a lifelong Brooklynite following his wife’s high-powered job to Los</i> …

Warm and Inviting House in New Zealand Placed in a Breathtaking Landscape

Located in Nelson, New Zealand, the <b>Evill House</b> is a residential project designed and projected by Studio Pacific Architecture, a firm that has …