Sebastian Bruce

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Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

Beat the heatwave – these 5 houseplants will actually keep your home cool

In the long run they're inexpensive and environmentally-friendly too!<p><b>Sometimes it feels like no amount of cooling fans or wide open windows will make a hot and stuffy house cooler. But did you know there is actually an i</b><b>nexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to help keep your home cool during</b> …

Plants

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

Leadership

16 Household Items You Probably Didn't Know You Could Clean With

Potatoes for a dirty grill and mayo for doodles on the wall.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 13 Clever Hacks That'll Make Cleaning Cheaper And Easier<p>• Literally 536 Solutions To All The Cleaning Questions You've Ever Had<p>• 20 Cleaning Hacks That'll Make You Say, "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Cleaning

9 Air Conditioner Myths You Really Need to Stop Believing

No, your air conditioner is not going to give you a cold. Learn what other AC myths you can stop believing now.<p>Usually this does not save energy. The …

Home Improvement

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of …

World Health Organization

23 Ways To Be A Little Bit Smarter About Your Money

"Think about what you want to buy in terms of the hours it took you to earn that money."

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

16 Ways Type A People Keep Their Homes (Practically) Spotless

My young adult life has been punctuated by a number of different roommates—all of whom were varying degrees of considerate, tidy, and pleasant to be …

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Parenting

Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

When Private Porn Goes Public

Short-Timers<p><b>EUGENE, SIR:</b> I got married when I was 22. I’m 37 now. We have two kids and no problems, but the sex is not good. Not like it just got not …

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

Exercise

Keep This Genius Hack Handy for the Next Time You Get a Splinter

This mama found a smart new way to extract splinters—no needles required.<p>korrakot sittivash/Shutterstock Splinter removal is usually a job for my husband—the thought of spelunking through my kids' skin with tweezers and needles always makes my own skin crawl. But this brand new hack from mama …

First Aid

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Lynda Carter calls out James Cameron over 'Wonder Woman'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lynda Carter wants James Cameron to "stop dissing" "Wonder Woman."<p>"Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do," Carter said in a Facebook posting. "Like all women -- we are more than the sum of our parts."<p>It all started when Cameron gave an interview to The Guardian …

James Cameron

How To Stop Choking: Three Out Of Four Parents Would Not Be Able To Save Their Baby

Just 24% of parents surveyed had the skills to help.<p>Three out of four parents in the UK would not be able to save their baby from choking, a study …

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

Who's Winning the Fight for the Best In-Car Technology?

There was a time when buyers measured the appeal of a vehicle based on such things as styling, performance or the availability of features like power windows and leather seats. But these days, shoppers are seeking out the vehicles that offer the most seamless and powerful digital technologies.<p>Next …

Car Tech

This Is the Age When You Become 'Old,' According to Four Different Generations

Millennials and boomers definitely don't agree.<p>If age really is just a number, what number marks old age?<p>Well, the answer to that depends on how old …

How to Naturally Clean Any Washing Machine

If you’ve ever wondered why your washing machine smelled funny or if you should be cleaning it, you need to clean it. If you haven’t ever wondered …

The Easy Secrets to Way Better Pasta

Cooking pasta is easy, but it's also easy to mess up—here's how to improve your noodle game.<p>Knowing how to make good pasta is important because there’s probably a box of it kicking around in your cupboard somewhere, but it’s also important because pasta is one of the few quick meals that does …

Cooking

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Leadership

The Five Ages of King Kong

Ever since the first “King Kong” movie in 1933, the giant, chest-pounding, helicopter-smacking, no-nonsense primate has meant different things to different generations, embodying both his science and his fiction. Kong has been a kind of canvas on which to paint the economic and political issues of …

Great Depression

5 Unspoken Rules of Friendship That Everyone Should Follow

<i>Answer by Awdhesh Singh, Author, IITian and an IRS officer, on Quora.</i><p>Friends are the greatest gift to any human being. I consider a person truly …

Quora

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids and the Whole Family

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. …

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.<p>Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, came to a realization: The photo-sharing app he had founded five years earlier was straying too far from its roots.<p>Instagram was growing, yes, and finally …

Social Media