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Why This Child Psychologist Is Begging Parents To Rethink Timeouts

It was the typical morning chaos, trying to get the kids off to school and myself to work. I pulled out a cute enough outfit and called Eve to get …

The Ingenious Technique That Makes Vanilla Extract in 1 Hour

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Here's something that's going to change your home cooking life: You can make better vanilla extract at home in about an …

11 Steps to Help You Crush Your Handstand Goal

Learning how to do a Handstand is an awesome goal for 2018! Talk about a total-body move — Handstands strengthen your upper body and your core, and they challenge your sense of balance. Plus, being upside down is a fun way to get a new perspective on life and lift your mood!<p>Even though Handstands …

Yoga

This Baked Polenta Is My Dinner Party Secret Weapon

By Jenny Rosenstratch<p>It's easy. It's delicious. Did I mention it's easy? This put-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it baked polenta recipe brings the house down every time.<p>A few years ago, I wrote about the baked polenta dish I make at dinner parties that regularly prompted my guests to demand the recipe …

Cooking

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

6 Great Spanish Apps for Kids

Learning Spanish has bever been easier: These bilingual apps help kids brush up on their español while promoting cultural diversity. A win-win!<p>Spanish School Bus for Kids<p>Inspired by the Montessori approach of self-guided activity and collaborative play, this app has fast-paced games to help kids …

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

Work-life Balance

The Legacy of a Narcissistic Parent

When Dr. Robin Berman was first establishing her own practice, she intended to work solely with kids—until she realized that she couldn’t do much for …

9 Baked Pastas That Are Actually Kind of Healthy

Baked pasta is the quintessential comfort food. It's warm, carbalicious, and often (but not always) topped with melted cheese—everything a person …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Tasty

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Personalization

21 Things to Say to Kids Instead of "Just Try It"

"Just try it and if you don't like it, you don't have to eat it" is probably the most common way parents attempt to convince their kids to try new …

Time-Outs Are Overrated And Ineffective

When it comes to parenting, I haven’t wanted to latch on to any one philosophy, and instead try to parent by instinct. So I co-slept and breastfed my …

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

Self-improvement

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20 wines you need to drink this fall

Like everything else in the summer, wine drinking is easy. And the answer to every question, at least the wine-related ones, might as well be rosé. …

Flavors

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

I'm a bad mother - and proud of it

I offended a close friend the other day by calling her a good mother. The friend was telling me about her weekend plans, which involved National Trust properties and back-to-back kids' clubs and parties.<p>As a weekend of nothingness yawned ahead of me, I praised her mothering skills. I genuinely …

If You Lift Weights, This Yoga Sequence Is a Must

Whether you work out at a CrossFit box or you lift heavy at the gym, your tight muscles could use some extra love to not only prevent injury but to ease sore muscle pain as well. This 17-pose sequence will target all the major muscle groups, so your body feels more flexible and open.

Yoga

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

11 parenting podcasts worth checking out

<i>An earlier version of this post included a reference to “Making Dad” by Chip Dolce and Zach Anderson. One of the hosts recently left the podcast, and the listing has been removed.</i><p>Do you know how to use that little podcast app on your smartphone yet? It’s time. Podcasts are having a cultural moment, …

5 Relationship Tips For New Parents

Becoming a parent is a joyous, wondrous, tiring, and at times difficult experience. It brings with it the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. …

4 parenting tricks from the French, who are great at raising kids

The story, an excerpt from her book "Bringing Up Bébé," concluded that French kids were better behaved because their parents weren't obsessive, and because they taught their kids how to wait.<p>A year later, Druckerman followed up on her WSJ column. She put some of the French parenting strategies she …

Go Ahead and Lick the Bowl! 12 Egg-Free Cookie Dough Recipes

A lot of us probably have fond memories of baking cookies. Or, really, we have fond memories of cookie dough. Moments before you dipped your spoon …

Dessert

Cookie Dough Chocolate Pops [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

5 Copycat Recipes From Your Favorite Restaurants

There's no need to leave your home with these delicious Copycat Recipes! They are super <b>easy</b> to make and best part you're family won't even taste the difference. So get ready to try some of my favorite dishes from my All Time Favorite <b>Restaurants</b>!<p><b>CHIPOTLE'S Slow Cooker Barbacoa</b><p><b>WHOLE FOOD'S Chicken</b> …

Bucatini with clams, vegetable tortino and grandma’s custard pie: traditional-with-a-twist recipes from the Italian capital<p>Eleonora Galasso’s <i>As the Romans Do</i> is cookbook as a Technicolor vision of Rome that takes our romantic notions about life in the Italian capital and runs with them. What Romans …

Recipes

for our Relationships

Close relationships of any kind require a certain level of awareness that I have only recently come to understand. I have never been much of a …