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I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

3 Steps to Creating Accountability in Others

The Importance of Solid Responsibility<p>Why is accountability something that everyone talksabout but few are good at? Somewhere around 80% of the organizations and senior leaders we work with have issues with the A-word.<p>Some say it means holding people responsible for the results they deliver. Many …

Customers

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

How I Use Authoritative Parenting to Be a Good Role Model to My Kids

Being a parent is no easy task, which is why when you hear about something that could help you raise independent, loving children, you’re all ears. …

Best family activities for indoor evenings

<i>This post was sponsored by Kwik Stix</i><br>It's getting dark earlier this time of year, and even in California the evening air is cold enough that the kids …

Easy Pizza Casserole

The Trim Healthy Mamas are back with this simple, family-friendly, (and secretly healthy!) casserole recipe.<p>Just a few years ago, we wrote a self-pulished book and titled it <i>Trim Healthy Mama</i>, never guessing in our wildest dreams what would happen with it. Women began to discover the book and it …

5 cheap (or free) ways to go on a meditation retreat

If the thing preventing you from packing up your comfiest leggings and going on a meditation retreat is the price tag, before you resign yourself to …

Meditation

Suze Orman Says This Is the Age You Should Retire—Not a Month or Year Before

You may not want to hear this.<p>One of the most popular segments on my CNBC show was "How Am I Doing?" Viewers would call in and tell me everything …

Retirement

This city is one of the most visited in Europe — and you’ve probably never heard of it

One of the fastest-growing cities in Turkey is among the most visited destinations in Europe — and you may not have even heard of it.<p>According to Euromonitor International's annual Top 100 City Destinations ranking for 2017, which measures international tourist arrivals in 100 of the world's …

How to Deal with Creditors After a Natural Disaster

After the storms, the fires, and the floods, some creditors are taking steps to make paying off your debts a little easier.<p>If you have a mortgage, a …

The Top 10 Things To Do In Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya, due to its beaches, is now the second most popular center of tourism in Thailand after Bangkok. It’s a place of hedonism and haughtiness, …

This start-up wants to turn the US into a camping paradise

There are plenty of campgrounds you can visit to get a much-needed break away from it all, but untapped, breathtaking spots abound: An astounding …

14 Perfect Halloween Costumes For People Who Just Had A Baby

The best kind of Halloween costume is one that's built for two.

Top 15 Warm-Weather Resorts for Families

Winter weekends can be crazy-making for parents and kids alike, cooped up in the house, waiting for the weather to warm. This year, avoid the …

7 Things You Can Do With the Space Under a Kid’s Bed

If you ask a feng shui expert about the space under a bed, they're going to tell you to keep it clear — that putting anything in that space will …

Weeknight Sheet Pan Lasagna Recipe

With a few savvy supermarket shortcuts and your trusty sheet pan, you can have a mouthwatering lasagna on the table any night of the week.<p>There is, perhaps, no single phrase that makes my kids’ eyes light up more than the one that goes like this: “We’re having lasagna for dinner” (well, maybe when …

5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Easy Kid Lunches

Let's be honest here — packing lunches for your kids can feel like a chore. It's definitely easier to hand your child a few bucks for the day, let …

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

Adventure<p>These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new …

Hiking

10 mums share their top tips for getting a newborn to sleep

It’s the one thing everyone drones on about when you are pregnant.<p>‘Make sure you get plenty of sleep before the baby arrives,’ and ‘sleep whenever …

On a weekend escape to Carmel Valley, I spent my birthday in a Benz, then walked to wine tastings

I drink on only three occasions: When I'm in wine country, when it's my birthday and when it's not my birthday. With that special date looming, I had lots of motivation to sample <i>vino</i> a few months ago during a weekend stay in Carmel Valley. I like this woodsy, laid-back community at the edge of the …

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid the tourist traps.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many popular urban destinations have up-and-coming neighborhoods that …

Travel

Why San Diego might be your best bet for a family-friendly vacation

San Diego is an often overlooked city when it comes to visiting California, but it has many of the same wonderful elements of a typical California visit without the crowds and traffic that travelers often associate with Los Angeles and San Francisco.<p>There’s easy access to incredible beaches and …

Safety Experts Agree—These Are the Best Convertible Car Seats

According to AAA, Americans spend approximately 300 hours driving each year—and as a born-and-raised Angeleno living in a city known for its …

How I Trained My Kid to Use the Potty in Three Messy Days

I can boast very few untarnished wins in my parenting career—namely, they are: 1) making my daughter believe that frozen grapes are a totally …

What No One Tells You About Breastfeeding A Newborn

Though breastfeeding is natural and healthy, it doesn’t always come naturally. There are a series of difficulties that plague women as they make the …

Equifax Just Changed the Rest of Your Life

Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of …

When You Need to Escape Reality, Take a Rhine River Cruise

The air was black and the river was black and we sliced through it with a thin shush. It was one of the last nights of the cruise, and I’d taken my …

How to Invest at Every Age: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 9/22/17)

No matter how old you are, no matter how wealthy you are, you should really have some money socked away in the stock market, Jim Cramer told his <i>Mad</i> …

Investing

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in San Francisco

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to the City by the …