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6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Casio Releases An Android Wear Watch That You Can Beat Up

Casio, the biggest name in rugged sports watches, has dipped a cautious toe into the smartwatch space with their new WSD-F10. This watch features a dual LCD/LED touchscreen and a battery life of about a day. It also features a rugged case and band in line with Casio’s Edifice and Protrek series of …

Wearable Tech

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Self-help

5 Tips for Raising "Happy" Successful Children

<i>Photo credit to Teresa Goldman</i><p>Without a doubt, parenting is simultaneously the most rewarding and difficult job we have as adults. As a child psychiatrist and mom, I am always asked if I find it easier to parent given my profession. I always respond by saying, "I was the perfect parent until I had …

Identilock Is A Mobile Gun Lock That Keeps Firearms Secure

If a parent makes the choice to keep a firearm in their home, a key decision that follows should be how to keep the kids safe.<p>Launching today from CES 2016 Battlefield is Identilock, a smart gunlock that allows users to biometrically secure their gun and unlock it within a second at what their team …

Guns

9 mistakes you’re probably making while dining out, according to restaurant pros

That thing you do all the time when you eat out? Maybe you shouldn’t. We asked industry vets to pinpoint the most common gaffes they see when they venture into a dining room. Here are nine helpful pointers from local restaurateurs, managers and beverage directors. Think of them as your New Year’s …

7 Types Of People You Should Unfriend On Facebook ASAP

Your well-being will thank you.<p>Life's too short to spend time reading the musings of toxic social media friends.<p>Chances are you have an online friend list that rivals your company's employee directory. Whether from high school, former jobs or even a few people you met on vacation, they probably …

Here's what to expect at CES 2016 this week

It has become an annual tradition to jokingly call CES an "auto show," but this year, it’s absolutely no joke: major automakers will be making legitimately groundbreaking announcements here, and dozens of smaller companies will be filling in the gaps. Expect General Motors to show the production …

Consumer Tech

Japan approved sending its military abroad for the first time since World War II

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan's parliament voted into law Saturday a defense policy shift that could let troops fight overseas for the first time since 1945, a milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to loosen the limits of the pacifist constitution on the military.<p>Abe says the shift, the biggest …

Japan

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

The Baking Essentials You Should Always Keep in Your Fridge, Freezer, Pantry, and Spice Rack

Whether you're an occasional or an everyday baker, these are the baking pantry essentials you should never be without.<p>Here's some great news: Being a great baker is not really about artistic flair or a prodigy-like ability to whip out sugar roses. It's actually about precision, patience, and …

10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

<i>I’ve invited some incredibly talented guests to share with us here at Simple as That and today I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jenny Layton of The</i> …

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10 things I wish I'd known about raising a boy

<i>Editor's note: This story was first published in 2014; we think these truths about having a boy stand the test of time! Agree? Disagree? Weigh in on our Facebook page.</i><p>When you have a girl, you know that you can always fall back on your own childhood memories to guide you as a parent. But unless you …

Parenting

How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

We love our water colour paint sets. I mean, we <i>really</i> love them.<p>I don’t think a week ever goes by when someone doesn’t get out the water colours for …

Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe

Warm summer evenings are calling for night games! How about a game of tic-tac-toe with glow sticks?! <b>Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe</b> would be perfect to play …

Makeup

Consumer Reports Advises Against Using Spray Sunscreen On Kids While FDA Investigates

Spray sunscreen may take half the time as lotions to apply, but health officials are unsure if they're completely safe.<p>The Food and Drug Administration announced their investigation of spray sunscreen safety in 2011, but have yet to release a verdict. However, Consumer Reports recently issued a …