Derek Van Dyke

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Easy Breakfast Recipes

Quick and easy breakfast recipes for busy mornings, from creamy scrambled eggs to recipes for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast pastries.

Breakfast

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Tolstoy was right—all happy families are the same<p>Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do it <i>right</i>.<p><b>Aren’t there some legit answers out there about what creates the happiest families? Yes,</b> …

Happiness

What Your Kids Really Think About Your Career

We interviewed 11 kids of working parents to find out what they really think about their parents' jobs.<p>The makeup of families has shifted in the the last few decades.<p>In the U.S., 46% of two-parent families have both parents working full time. With both parents working, tackling family obligations …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? A Former Stanford Dean Says Please Stop Doing This

After a decade working with Stanford freshmen, Julie Lythcott-Haims has figured out what's wrong with America's kids, and how to fix it.<p><i>(Author's Note: This article is one of two in a series. If you find it interesting, check out the other post: Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always</i> …

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Happiness

Educating an Original Thinker

How teachers and parents can identify and cultivate children who think creatively and unconventionally<p>In his new book, <i>Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World</i>, the writer, Wharton professor, and erstwhile magician Adam Grant explores the circumstances that give rise to truly original thinkers. …

Education

4 New Parenting Tips That Will Make Your Kids Awesome

Parenting tips are everywhere but most have zero legitimate research behind them. So what does science have to say? And how can you remember what’s important so you actually use it?<p><b>Remember to WACC your kids.</b><p>No, I’m not saying to hit your kids. “WACC” is a good acronym to help you keep in mind 4 …

Psychology

Toddler Discipline Made Easy.

<i>Do you have a toddler? Are you confused by all the advice on how to discipline him or her? Here is a set of guidelines collected from various experts</i> …

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth.<p>That means pediatricians taking care of infants and toddlers should routinely be advising parents about how …

Health

10 Most Common Childhood Illnesses

Having a sick child is no fun, no matter how old your child is. Knowing what illnesses to look for, the symptoms related to them, and how to treat …

How to Soothe a Crying Baby

When babies are born, it seems as though they know one language: crying. There’s no getting around it: for almost a year, your baby will communicate …

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

National Academy of Sciences

10 Things All Moms Should Do Every Day

I don't know about you, but my days are nuts. I am everything from CEO to short-order cook. Too often, I get caught up in the details of the day and lose sight of the things that make each day worthwhile. I suspect you do too, as the plight of the over-committed mom remains an epidemic.<p>So, as I …

Gratitude

Advice For Aging Athletes

Build your core and leg muscles to stay strong and steady over time.<p><i>Zandra asks: I am 81 and still love to run. I like to do half-marathons. But I am feeling increasingly ill at ease on the trail because I am getting slower and slower. It often feels that the trail is no place for old ladies. What</i> …

broccoli melts

Most of my understanding of the category of diner sandwiches we know as “melts” comes from the hyper-local archive of culinary amusements I know as …

Broccoli

blood orange olive oil cake

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect olive oil cake for some time now. I was hoping for one that would use olive oil alone for fat, and resist the …

Recipes

better chocolate babka

Inadvertently, this has become Festivus week on Smitten Kitchen, wherein I air my grievances at past recipes and exhibit what I hope can be passed …

4 Treadmill Sessions For Triathletes

Photo: iStock <i><br>Four purposeful workouts to help you use the treadmill to your training advantage.</i>Whether you’re still waiting for spring to arrive or …

Treadmills

Open-Water Swim Skills With Coach Lance Watson: Safe And Efficient Turns

LifeSport coach Lance Watson provides tips to help you refine your open-water skills and develop confidence ahead of your next triathlon.<p>Coach Siri …

Swimming

Sneak Peek: Triathlete Magazine’s March/April 2016 Issue

The Everyman Issue<p>We’ve heard you! In our first ever “Everyman Issue,” we’ve dedicated the complete magazine from cover to cover to you, the amateur …

How Bad Do You Want It? — A Closer Look at the Mind’s Role in Endurance Sports

<b>Republished with permission of VeloPress from How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald. Learn more at</b> …

Psychology

Three Ironman Training Questions For Coach Matt Dixon

Photo: Tom Robertson<p><b>1. How does half-Ironman speed typically relate to Ironman speed?</b><p>I don’t believe that half-Ironman speed directly translates to …

Gain Confidence By Training For An Endurance Swim

<i>Gain confidence in the open water by training for an endurance swim.</i><p>Run a marathon or ride a century? Those are common single-sport pursuits for …

Can This Simple Treadmill Test Predict Your Marathon Time?

Australian researchers look for ways to figure out in advance how fast you’ll run.<p>A study in this month’s <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> tests a simple way to predict your marathon time, using a treadmill test two weeks before the marathon. Does it work? Yes and no.<p>The idea is pretty …

Treadmills

Pay Attention: Here’s Another Way Running Makes You Smarter

Study finds fitter people are better able to focus on mental tasks.<p>The next time you’re running and your thoughts flit from what to have for breakfast and this afternoon’s work deadlines to who played Chief on <i>Get Smart</i>,* don’t worry that you’re becoming scatterbrained. In fact, the aerobic fitness …

Can You Be Injury Free?

Use this injury-prediction calculator to determine your risk of getting hurt—then take proactive steps to lower it.<p>Athletic therapist Reed Ferber, Ph.D., has a nickname for injury-free runners: “golden unicorns.” Yes, they are that elusive. In fact, Ferber, who is professor of kinesiology and …

How to Stay Fit While on Vacation

Even if you jump on a cruise, it doesn’t mean you have to stop running.<p><i>Lisa asks: I am training for my first half marathon, but I’m going on a cruise in a few weeks and wondering how to handle my running. I usually run three days a week with a long run on Saturday. I’m supposed to run nine miles—my</i> …

How Much Does Sunlight Slow You Down?

Temperature and humidity matter, but don’t forget about solar radiation.<p>We all know that hot weather makes you slower. And we also know that there’s more to heat than just the air temperature—humidity makes a big difference. But there are other factors too, like wind and sunlight, that affect how …

Mind Games

How to get your brain on board before setting your body in motion.<p>Days before my first run, having completed all necessary tasks (vaguely militaristic iPhone armband: purchased! Running magazine: earnestly perused! Expensive sock game: strong to quite strong!), I decided I’d better gather some …

Is There a "Right" Way to Roast Vegetables?

For an act as seemingly simple as roasting vegetables (we even told you you could it <i>without a recipe</i>!), there sure are a lot of ways to go about it.<p><b>But is there one way that's better than the others?</b> To find out, I surveyed trusted sources, then conducted my own miniature experiment, which—spoiler …

Food & Dining