Alexis Lowney

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Why Tons of Failure Is the Key to Success, According to Seth Godin | Inc.com

Most people avoid failure like the plague.<p>They spend their time trying to achieve perfection. They forgo opportunities they aren't certain will be a sure thing. They do whatever it takes to make sure they don't find themselves in the vulnerable position of falling flat on their face.<p>And while …

Motivation

Separation Anxiety: Why It Happens And How To Support Your Child

Sometimes the human brain outsmarts itself. And this is exactly what is happening for children struggling with separation anxiety.<p>It often goes like this. You get them all pumped up for being brave at school drop-off. You remind them that they will get to do all sorts of fun things during the …

10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success) | Inc.com

Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like these:<p><b>1. They know their success was only inevitable in hindsight.</b><p>Read stories of successful …

Self-improvement

Why One Expert Argues Potty-Training Deadlines Are Harmful for Kids

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office has filed a discrimination suit against a preschool for allegedly expelling a girl with Down syndrome for failing to toilet train. Here's why one expert argues that potty-training deadlines are a bad idea for any child.<p>Can you force a 3-year-old with Down …

CPSC Says Crib Bumpers Are Totally Unsafe, But Fails to Ban Them

If crib bumpers pose grave dangers to babies, why can parents still buy them at any baby store?<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has long recommended that babies sleep in a crib with a firm mattress that's free of soft bedding, bumpers, and pillows or stuffed animals. A recent policy …

76 Percent of Parents Say Their Kid Is Under Too Much Stress From School

New research reveals some startling stats about how parents feel when it comes to their kid's academic workload.<p>Is too much homework stressing out our kids? Course Hero surveyed 2,000 parents of school-age kids, and found that 76 percent of them think their child is under too much pressure from …

Heidi Klum on Teaching Her Kids Empathy

The supermodel's life may be #blessed, but this mom of four knows what's really important.<p>Heidi Klum may have just dropped a cool $10 million on prosthetics and wigs in order to clone herself five times over for her epic 2K16 Halloween costume, but when it comes to raising her kids, the 43-year-old …

Watch This Spoken Word Artist Epically 'Sue' the U.S. School System in Viral Video

Because if we want our kids to grow up to be creative and innovative, then the way they are taught in class should be, too.<p>Have you guys ever heard of Prince Ea, the spoken-word artist and activist known for sharing seriously inspirational videos on YouTube? I'll admit I hadn't until yesterday, …

How to Make Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

This crowd-pleasing make-ahead dessert is perfect for Thanksgiving. But it will also be a hit on a hot summer's day.<p>Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.<br>• In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers to form fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and 1 …

You Might Be Surprised to Hear Your Toddler Should Skip This Drink

Millions are spent marketing toddler milk—but here's why experts say kids just don't need it.<p>Parents (including me!) got a serious wake-up call a few months ago when the American Heart Association released concrete guidelines for kids and added sugar. And it wasn't fooling around. According to the …

Millennial Leaders’ Secrets To Productive Meetings

<i>This piece originally appeared on MillennialMagazine.com.</i><p>Business meetings are a necessary evil in life. However, productive meetings can be a great …

I’m a disabled American. Trump’s policies will be a disaster for people like me.

It’s the early hours of Wednesday morning, and I’m watching my friends fear for their lives on Twitter. We’ve just learned that Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States. People are talking about the likelihood that they’ll lose health insurance when the Affordable Care Act is …

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

This glorious "pizzadilla" recipe will help you cook the ultimate comfort food today

Self-care can come in a variety of forms — face masks, bubble baths, and everything in between. No matter what form it comes in, self-care is …

Cooking

This 4-minute meditation is the secret to a better morning - TODAY.com

Can't focus in the mornings? Maybe meditation can help.<p>Meditation guide Rebekah Borucki is determined to prove that we all have time to meditate, even if only for a few minutes. Her upcoming book, "You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life," out in February, focuses on just that: four-minute …

20 color ideas for your dream kitchen

There is a tendency to believe that for functional spaces like bathrooms, utility rooms & kitchens, the associated ware & fittings are sufficient and …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

23 new ideas to better organise your small living room

Small living rooms don't have to be cluttered, cramped, style-free nightmares if you use the space you have to the fullest.<p>We know that if you've …