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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.


6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

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 …


What Your Kids Really Think About Your Career | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

By Vivian Giang02.22.16 | 5:30 am<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 becomes even more of a challenge with the expectation to be constantly …


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>If there's one thing many parents want more than to lead happy, successful lives, it's to make sure their <i>kids</i> lead happy, successful lives.<p>Now a former dean of …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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> …

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …

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 …


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

For many, swimming in the open water is one of the most intimidating parts of becoming a triathlete. In a new video series, …


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


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> …


Three Ironman Training Questions For Coach Matt Dixon

<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 Ironman performance …

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 …


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

For the study, researchers gathered 22 triathletes, who trained eight or more hours a week, and 20 people who they classified as having low aerobic fitness. The subjects performed a dull but demanding task for one hour. Sitting in front of a black computer screen, they were to react as quickly as …

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How to Stay Fit While on Vacation

Running while on a cruise can often be very convenient because most ships have a running track somewhere on the ship. Check it out as soon as you board (or check online beforehand). If there is a track, look for a sign that tells you how many laps equal one mile and what hours it is open for use. …