Brent Bowman

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The Boring Secret to Getting Rich

It's boring, but that doesn't mean it's easy.<p>The media likes to paint a certain picture of what it means to be rich — huge mansions, expensive cars, …

Personal Finance

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

21 Things That Will be Obsolete in 2020

By Shelly Blake-Plock<p><b>1. DESKS</b><br>The 21st century does not fit neatly into rows. Neither should your students. Allow the network-based concepts of flow, …

Alex Guarnaschelli's Mac and Cheese Recipe Is Out of This World

Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli knows a thing or two about getting a delicious dinner on the table. But if you really want to wow your guests, …

A No-Fail Way to Make the Best Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings are a fun party snack, but they’re not always fun for the party host. Most people can eat <i>a lot</i> of wings—especially if beer is …

Cooking

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

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 …

Self-help

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance

Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child’s life. When the smallest upset causes a major …

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

8 Surprising Things I've Learned About the Ultra-Rich

Things are not always as perfect as they appear to be.<p>It's easy to judge people who make more money than 99 percent of the population, even when you consider just their interest income. It's even easier to look at the ultra-rich and believe they have no problems, and they have it all figured out. …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

3 Ways to Live a Beautiful Successful Life According to Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was an iconic man and inspirational to all. The famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author died yesterday of a progressive neurodegenerative disease at the age of 76.<p>What struck me the most about Hawking was his ability to provide such powerful insights into the meaning of …

Stephen Hawking

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

This vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potato is about to be your new go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

11 Dirty Movies On Netflix That Actually Tell A Good Story

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

Film Festivals

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Neutron Star Collision Sheds Light on the Strange Matter That Weighs a Billion Tons Per Teaspoon

Neutron stars are among the many mysteries of the universe scientists are working to unravel. The celestial bodies are incredibly dense, and their …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes

Sophrology is a blending of Eastern and Western practices that you can quickly bring into your day.<p>There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if …

Vlog: Why My Family Still Doesn’t Do Sleepovers

Many years ago Aileen and I made a decision for our family, little knowing how that decision would end up reverberating around the world. We decided …

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 …

Read Albert Einstein’s handwritten advice from 1922 on living a happy life

Fresh off the news of hearing that he won the 1921 Nobel prize for physics, Albert Einstein was on a lecture tour of Japan when he was delivered a message by a local courier. For reasons not entirely clear, he tipped the courier not in cash, but in short notes that seemingly contain Einstein’s …

Why Are We Still Assigning Homework? #IMMOOC

I went to a workshop recently and we got assigned “pre-work”, which is just another way to say homework for adults. Right before the workshop started …

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Entrepreneurship

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