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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Native Americans

Dinnertime storytelling makes kids voracious readers

As a young child, I loved to imagine myself as a pioneer girl in Little House in the Big Woods, eating fresh snow drizzled with maple syrup. I even …


Post-pregnancy: 4 personal trainer exercises to help you get your body back in record time

How did Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr, Cindy Crawford, Natasha Poly and Elle MacPherson manage to get their bodies back into shape after childbirth? …

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read |

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…


How to do Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Beauty” diet for amazing skin

As anyone looking for a healthy glow knows, the wildly prolific (and true!) adage “great skin comes from within” isn’t just lip service. You’ve got …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …


KNC's Beauty Crush: The 7 Products That Saved my Skin

Meet's new beauty columnist.<p><i>Jewelry designer and co-owner of Chicago's RSVP Gallery Kristen Noel Crawley is best known for her impeccable style. But it's her gleam-y skin and sleek power-bob that have us stalking her Instagram for more.</i> <i>Crawley, aka KNC, became fixated on beauty products</i> <i>in</i> …

Enjoy the Little Things: 11 Ways to Make Everyday Life Sacred

<b>“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>One of the things I love about the …

18 Valentine's Day Grooming and Fashion Gift Ideas to Get Your Stylish Man

This Valentine's Day, guys will be giving their special someone chocolates, flowers, diamonds or pearls, and wine and dine her at an expensive restaurant. Unfortunately, getting the perfect Valentine's day gift for him can be a little trickier -- it's tough to know what he wants.<p>That said, it's …

Men's Fashion

6 Green Juice Detox Recipes That Don't Taste Like Grass

Because sometimes (ahem post-holidays ahem) your body needs a reboot.<p>Ah, the holidays. Prime time for indulging in a few extra boozy cocktails and sugar-laden sweets. To counteract that bloated, nauseous week that comes after Christmas and right in time for us to squeeze into NYE dresses, we found …

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …