5 best paper towels of 2019

5 best paper towels of 2019

The best paper towels Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, Family Rolls, 16 Count $38.84 "For the best bang for your buck, you will want to choose something like this ," said Alberto Navarrete, General Manager of Frisco Maids in Dallas, Texas.

The best toilet paper to buy

The best toilet paper to buy

Choose the toilet paper you like best If you're concerned about sustainability: Most toilet paper nowadays is designed to biodegrade, Reynolds noted, though some companies may use more sustainable manufacturing processes than others.

8 Valentine's Day crafts for non-crafty moms and dads

8 Valentine's Day crafts for non-crafty moms and dads

Our TODAY Parenting Team contributors are here with ideas for crafts that are so easy and so cute that you’ll actually want to make them with your kids.

The Illusory Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

The Illusory Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

In recent years, a large increase in the number of parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children has resulted in less protection against diseases like the measles not only for the unvaccinated children, but also for infants like mine who are still too young to receive vaccinations like the MMR.

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Source: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock The recent study by first author Mychael Lourenco et al., “ Exercise-Linked FNDC5/Irisin Rescues Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Defects in Alzheimer’s Models ,” adds to a growing body of evidence that exercise-induced irisin may protect against neurodegeneration and boost memory in both humans and mice.

Mom and daughter recreate celebrity looks using only household items

Mom and daughter recreate celebrity looks using only household items

Mom and daughter recreate celebrity, designer looks using paper, foil and plastic Sonja Haller USA TODAY Alya Chaglar's 5-year-old daughter models a re-creation of Lady Gaga's Valentino dress she wore at the Golden Globes .

Comparison Is Crucial for Explanation

Comparison Is Crucial for Explanation

People asked to explain why the robots were in a particular category were more likely than people who just studied the items to find rules that applied to all of the robots in a category.

Are Psychiatric Disorders Related to Each Other?

Are Psychiatric Disorders Related to Each Other?

If further data support the concept of a p factor underlying the risk of a large variety of psychiatric disorders, what are the implications regarding diagnostic criteria for individual illnesses?

Sonnet James founder Whitney Lundeen gives home tour to TODAY

Sonnet James founder Whitney Lundeen gives home tour to TODAY

Nicole Hill Gerulat The single mom of two launched the dress company Sonnet James from her kitchen floor in 2013, and she continues to run the booming business out of the same Palo Alto home where she lives with her boys.

Kate Upton Reveals Whether She'll Have More Kids With Justin Verlander

Kate Upton Reveals Whether She'll Have More Kids With Justin Verlander

Kate Upton revealed in a new interview that she’s not quite ready to have another baby with husband Justin Verlander after giving birth to daughter Genevieve two months ago. “Your priorities really do shift because it’s all about the baby,” she told Extra host Renee Bargh .

These $8 compostable sandwich bags are an easy way to go green this year

These $8 compostable sandwich bags are an easy way to go green this year

BioBag Resealable Compostable Sandwich Bags, $8, Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Biobag Resealable Compostable Food Storage Bags, Quart, 20 Count $8 Also available at Jet .

Lithium: Cellular Trickster

Lithium: Cellular Trickster

Source: wikimedia commons Lithium is an essential mineral that appears to be extremely helpful to the brain in low doses, but is definitely toxic if you get the dose too high. A recent interesting paper suggests that lithium may well act as those antioxidant vitamins, tricking the cells into activating neuron protection, recovery and repair.

Caffeine and Kids: An Update for Parents

Caffeine and Kids: An Update for Parents

Fortunately, a new review paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry helps bring us up to date with what is known and isn’t known about the effects of caffeine consumption on youth, based upon 90 different individual studies.

Joanna Gaines shares her brilliant pre-Christmas tradition — see the pic

Joanna Gaines shares her brilliant pre-Christmas tradition — see the pic

“Every year right before Christmas I'm the mean mom that makes the kids clean and purge their rooms of old broken toys and junk before the 25th,” the mother of five wrote. But then I saw this old crutch turned toilet paper holder (genius idea boys) in the trash pile ...

Jenna Bush Hager's Christmas card features her daughters' sweet and silly sides

Jenna Bush Hager's Christmas card features her daughters' sweet and silly sides

Jenna Bush Hager’s two young daughters perfectly expresses the wonder and excitement of the holiday season in the family’s Christmas card. Poppy and Mila express their excitement over Christmas!

Khloe Kardashian Shows Off Wrapping Paper With True’s Face

Khloe Kardashian Shows Off Wrapping Paper With True’s Face

For Khloé Kardashian, there is no greater gift than her daughter, True. Kardashian, 34, took to her Instagram Story on Monday, December 17, to show off  the custom Christmas-themed paper from Gift Wrap My Face.

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman's New York Times Interview: Five Revelations

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman's New York Times Interview: Five Revelations

Suleman, who stated that she turned to IVF because she couldn’t conceive naturally, said she didn’t know she was carrying so many babies and had only wanted twins.

This $6 indestructible baby book is the holiday gift every new mom needs

This $6 indestructible baby book is the holiday gift every new mom needs

As the chewing and ripping was getting more out of hand, I remembered a small paper book that was given to us from a family friend when he was born. Indestructibles: Baby Night-Night," by Amy Pixton $6 Amazon

Chip Gaines Shares His Dad’s Butcher Paper Christmas Tradition

Chip Gaines Shares His Dad’s Butcher Paper Christmas Tradition

“No one was allowed to go in the family room or peek behind the paper until Christmas morning,” Chip, 44, revealed in the new Magnolia Journal. — we’d tear through the paper, just like the home team at the homecoming football game.”

The best wrapping paper to make holiday gift wrapping easy

The best wrapping paper to make holiday gift wrapping easy

Gone are the days of freaking out because the Scotch tape ran out at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, or holding my breath to see if our last roll of wrapping paper will cover that final gift box.

Martha Stewart's 1 easy hack for keeping the kitchen clean on Thanksgiving

Martha Stewart's 1 easy hack for keeping the kitchen clean on Thanksgiving

Here are Stewart's tips for the best way to thaw meat, clean cutting boards and other easy tricks to for preparing food safely for Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond. "Always use the thermometer," Stewart told TODAY Food.

Does Reading Fiction Really Improve Your Social Ability?

Does Reading Fiction Really Improve Your Social Ability?

A paper by David Dodell-Feder and Diana Tamir in the November 2018 issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General looked across 14 studies using a technique called meta-analysis to determine whether there is reason to think that reading fiction improves social abilities.

Premarital Cohabitation and the Odds of Divorce: The Latest

Premarital Cohabitation and the Odds of Divorce: The Latest

Rosenfeld and Roesler pay particular attention to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) by Copen, Daniels, Vespa, and Mosher in 2012, which suggested there was no increased risk associated with premarital cohabitation in the most recent (at the time) cohort of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG; 2006 – 2010).

12 easy last-minute Halloween party ideas for food, drinks, games and decor

12 easy last-minute Halloween party ideas for food, drinks, games and decor

Use blood orange juice, cranberry or another red fruit juice as the base for your party drink, then add a creepy touch by decorating the pitcher with dripping red food gel frosting to mimic blood.

Can Conversations Strengthen Early Brain Development?

Can Conversations Strengthen Early Brain Development?

“Conversation is really the meat of language development,” says Rachel Romeo, the lead author of the study and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.