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Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, 'The Most Important' Year In School

Suzanne Bouffard's new book, <i>The Most Important Year,</i> may be just what parents of preschoolers have been waiting for: a guide to what a quality pre-K program should look like.<p>Bouffard spent a lot of time in classrooms watching teachers do some really good things and some not-so-good things.<p><b>What are</b> …

Fun, Revealing Portraits of People After One, Two, and Three Glasses of Wine

Things can get a bit fuzzy after a few glasses of wine, but Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti has found a way to clearly conserve and catalog the merrymaking effects of the adored alcoholic beverage. In his latest series called <i>3 Glasses Later</i>, which began as a joking experiment, Alberti invited …

10 incredible aerial photographs of major cities at night - Telegraph

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

Travel blogger Sam Huang recently cashed in his Alaska Airlines frequent-flyer miles for a $60,000 trip around the world, and luckily he took plenty of pictures documenting what it was like.<p>"Unlimited Dom Perignon, wild caviar, and a shower spa while flying 40,000 feet in the air — it's no wonder …

Dining Rooms

The bacteria in your belly can determine what diet will work best for you

<b>And now, researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have come up with a mathematical formula to find the right diet for each individual's microbiome that will help them lose weight and prevent certain diseases.</b><p>Humans need bacteria to live, and we have a lot floating around our …

8 Things We Learned in Couples Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

This Is When Your Bananas, Berries, and Apples Are at Their Most Nutritious

Yum!<p>You already know that it’s important for your health to exercise regularly and eat your fair share of vegetables and fruit.<p>But if you <i>really</i> want to get the most out of your fruit, experts say there’s actually an ideal time in its lifespan when it’s best to eat it.<p>“Fruits are at their peak …

5 reasons unconventional German grocery store Aldi has a huge cult following

The German company has more than 8,000 stores around the world and is rapidly expanding. It's estimated that 90% of Germans shop at Aldi.<p>Aldi has developed a huge cult following, with fans online sharing tips and tricks for how to shop there.<p>Here are a few reasons people love the brand.<p>Groceries at …

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Bio<p>Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often …

Nutrition

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'<p>Every five years, the United States government updates a set of Dietary Guidelines intended to help its citizens make healthier food choices. These guidelines also help inform how companies package and market their products. …

Health Benefits Of Nuts & Seeds

By now, we should all know that nutrition and body weight is not all about calories. It took a while, but we’ve managed to convince many calorie-counters that it’s the <i>quality</i> of our food (and its effects on our hormones), and not the quantity of food we eat that contributes to significant changes …

Nutrition

Photographer Shoots Family Portraits That Capture the Chaos of Being a Parent

Family portraits are usually meant to be idealized representation of families, with nice clothes, pleasant smiles, and beautiful backdrops. The …

Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time

When my oldest child was a toddler, I treated illuminated screens like plutonium. During my training as a pediatrician, I had received the message …

Board Games for Newbs and Kids!

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Felicia Day recently released a video, called <i>Newbie Board Games!,</i> in which she shows off some board games that are perfect for …

Think your milk and eggs are ‘organic’? These aerial farm photos will make you think again.

By Peter Whoriskey<p>Peter Whoriskey<p>Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The cows that produce the nation's organic milk spend their days ruminating happily on an idyllic green pasture, usually beside an iconic red barn. That, at least, is what the …

The Case Against Early Cancer Detection

South Korea has a thyroid cancer problem. Incidence of the disease there has climbed 15-fold over the past 20 years — faster than any other cancer …

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests

Got milk? If you're drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.<p>A new study in the journal BMJ casts doubt on the widely held view that milk can help adults ward off hip fractures …

The 10 Smartest Fast Food Meals

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go

It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't abandoned its booth here at CES to go out and celebrate, so we dropped in and laid some paws on the …

America’s Most Profitable Products

Successful companies frequently rely heavily on just one product for the majority of their sales and profit. That’s true for some of the most iconic …

CALVIN & HOBBES - Dark and Gritty Fan Made Trailer

I'm Hungry: How To Make Scrambled Hard Boiled Eggs

Because I'm hungry but don't have anything in the fridge but store-brand condiments and expired salad dressing, here's a short video tutorial of how …