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Blum Bests The Field At WEG, Ward Takes Fourth

<i>Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept 23</i><p>The world’s best and most experienced horse-and-rider combinations came to the Tryon International Equestrian Center to …

World Equestrian Games

Quotes after the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 | Simone Blum on DSP Alice: “She has the biggest heart and she always fights”

“I am so grateful to be here, I cannot describe my feelings," Simone Blum said. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.<p>The individual medallists at the FEI …

World Equestrian Games

U.S. Team Wins Unprecedented Driving Gold At WEG

<i>Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 23</i><p>The Dutch driving team has long held command over the driving title at the FEI World Equestrian Games, but a series of …

World Equestrian Games

U.S. Upsets The Dutch On Marathon Day Of WEG Driving

<i>Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 22</i><p>With all three Dutch drivers at the FEI World Equestrian Games sitting in the top five of the World Ranking list, it’d be a …

World Equestrian Games

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Hometown Victory! U.S. Show Jumping Team Takes World Games Gold

<i>Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 21</i><p>As the seconds ticked down, McLain Ward pressed Clinta forward just a bit more. No matter what he did, it’d be a gamble. If …

World Equestrian Games

He Chose Me: Rikke Svane and Dream Horse Finckenstein TSF Hold Their Own at WEG

Rikke Svane got quite a surprise when she phoned chef d’equipe Helle Trolle to say she’d be late to the pre-FEI World Equestrian Games boot camp for …

World Equestrian Games

Ingeniously Articulated Tattoos Require Bending to See the Full Image

Artist Vek Van Hillik has created an ingenious way to integrate two stunning designs into one awe-inspiring tattoo. Using strategic placement and a masterful understanding of optical illusions, he inks shape-shifting creatures that change form as the body moves. The most defining parts of his …

Body Art

As Injuries Continue, Doctors Renew Call For Ban On Infant Walkers

Watching an infant propel herself across the floor on wheels in a saucer-shape baby walker may be as entertaining as a comedy episode. But because hospital emergency rooms treat more than 2,000 babies a year for injuries sustained while using these walkers, American pediatricians are repeating …

Walking

All the Vegan Recipes You’ll Ever Need

Caitlin Bensel<p>Kale-and-Chickpea Grain Bowl with Avocado Dressing<p>This veggie-heavy bowl is loaded with crunch and color, thanks to crispy carrots and …

Recipes

Are Your Hips Balanced? This Leg Lift Test Will Tell You

This 5-minute video takes us through gentle hip openers to prepare the body to sit in meditation.<p>Stephanie Snyder's video sequence can ease back pain …

Yoga

For Sydney Luzicka No Stirrups Aren’t Just For November

We’ve all heard of the dreaded no-stirrup November, but have you heard about no-stirrup…July? Watching 18-year-old Sydney Luzicka navigate her way …

New Mexico

25+ Stunning Photos From Burning Man 2018 Give a Glimpse of Its Wild Creativity

With Labor Day weekend past, the festivities of Burning Man now exist as memories for its temporary citizens. More than 70,000 people made their way to Black Rock City in the Nevada desert for the unique event this year. They were accompanied by incredible artwork and structures—adhering to the …

Black Rock

'Skip time-outs' and 9 other parenting secrets to fixing your kids' bad behavior

<i>Editor's note: This was originally published in May, not long before the end of school. The start of a new school year seemed like a good time to</i> …

Parenting

The Best Baby Gifts, 1-Year-Old Edition

You have one week until the party of the season: Your first college friend to become a mom is throwing a first-birthday party for her first child. …

Kids

To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

Walking through the woods alone can be a scary prospect for a kid, but not for 7-year-old Matthew of Portland, Oregon. He doesn't have much of a backyard at his condo, so the woods behind his house essentially serve the same purpose. He spends hours out there: swinging on a tire swing, tromping …

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

If hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.<p>But there it was, right in front of me: A preteen voluntarily doing chores around the house.<p>There was no fuss. No nagging or whining. And there were no visible rewards.<p>I was visiting Maya families in the Yucatan, reporting for NPR's …

Washing Machines

This funky new font is made up entirely of brands

How many of the logos can you identify?<p>A digital studio called Hello Velocity has created a typeface that embraces well-known corporate logos and is still somehow far less annoying than Comic Sans. The studio says it creates "thought-provoking internet experiences," and its Brand New Roman font is …

Graphic Design

How to raise happy kids – 10 steps backed by science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.</b><p>… <b>the well-being of</b> …

Kids

To Mark An American Queen's Funeral, Buckingham Palace Plays 'Respect'

Aretha Franklin is being laid to rest in Detroit, in a ceremony attended by legendary musicians and a former president. In the U.K., the Queen of Soul was also honored on Friday at Buckingham Palace, where a military band played "Respect."<p>The palace's famous changing of the guard took place just …

Aretha Franklin

Photos: 7 medical advancements that saved children's lives<p>The main cause of death for newborns around the world, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, is being born premature. About 450,000 babies a year, or one in nine, are born prematurely in the US alone. Adding a surfactant, or lubricant, to …

Pediatrics

This vegan secret sauce makes stir-fry taste just like your favorite takeout

Whipping up some stir-fry is one of the quickest (and easiest!) ways to amp up the amount of veggies you’re eating during the day. By throwing some …

Food & Dining

17 Vegan Dips Just As Creamy As Queso

Creamy sauces and dips are the definition of comfort food. They’re guaranteed crowd-pleasers at parties, family dinners, or when you're just lounging …

Vegan

This Kale Lentil Bowl With Thai Almond Sauce Has 44% of Your Daily Fiber

This reigning leafy green is jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K. Kale’s fibrous greens maintain integrity even in long-cooked soups and braises, …

Healthy Eating

21 Vegan Tacos Because Mexican Food Doesn't Have to Be Meat

While there aren’t too many things in life that are certain, one thing we can be pretty freakin' sure of is that everyone loves tacos. But what …

Cooking

Private Practice Launches Colvin Into History With USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Win

<i>Lexington, Ky.—Aug 18</i><p>You’ve heard of Ovation, Way Cool, Inclusive and Cuba—and countless others Tori Colvin’s ridden to major wins over her short …

Tybee Weathers The Storm To Lead USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

<i>Lexington, Ky.—Aug 17</i><p>Pretty much every rider in the 84-horse line-up for the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship got …

Scientists Discover that Horses Are More Expressive Than Chimps — NOVA Next | PBS

If it seems like your horse is sneering at you, you may be right.<p>A new “directory” of horse facial movements shows that these animals are more …

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

<b>FOR THE FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS, SCROLL TO SEE THE RECIPE CARD AT THE END. BUT BEFORE YOU SCROLL CHECK IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE</b> …

Cooking

'Tricky People' Is A Better Approach Than 'Stranger Danger,' And Here's Why

We all grew up hearing about “stranger danger.” When we were finally allowed to ride our bikes to the corner store, or walk home from school, our …