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Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

Experts will tell you that if you want to raise a kid who eats just about everything, you should feed them what you eat — assuming you're eating a varied, healthy diet. It's what most cultures have done for most of human history.<p>But American culture sends parents a very different message. Kids …

Nutrition

Here's Why Researchers Say Your Kids Need to Spend More Time Outdoors This Summer

Before the days when a device was in everyone's hands nearly every waking moment, kids spent a lot of time being bored. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing.<p>Before the days when a device was in everyone's hands nearly every waking moment, kids spent a lot of time being bored. This wasn't necessarily …

Kids

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Body Language

Teach Kids to Earn Privileges by Using Grandma's Rule of Discipline

Grandmothers sometimes really do know best. Grandma’s rule of discipline is a great way to teach kids that they have an option to earn their …

Parenting

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Here Are 10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate

Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature.<p>1.Hot Sauce<p>It can live happily in the pantry for up to three …

Onions

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."

Personal Finance

You Can Have Super Dedicated and Engaged Employees Just by Doing These 7 Simple Things

The leadership choices you make and how you lead your people can make or break their motivation.<p>Whether you are starting a new business or you're helping to run one that has been around for a long time, every day can bring new and unexpected challenges and dilemmas. When you add employees to the …

Employee Engagement

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

Teaching

8 Ways to Instantly Become More Charismatic and Influential

It's a fact that charismatic leaders close more deals and gain more respect. These simple steps will instantly increase your magnetism and charm.<p>When a charismatic individual enters the room, people sit up and take notice. Iconic pop star, Pink, puts a rather outrageous, yet memorable, spin on this …

This is the Best Cast Iron Skillet, According to Our Food Editor

My Lodge cast iron skillet occupies some valuable real estate in my kitchen. It lives on the back burner of my stovetop. Sometimes it moves to …

17 must-do road races in Colorado in 2018

Happy anniversary, runners.2018 is a landmark year to celebrate some of Colorado’s most venerable road races, as the Bolder Boulder, Georgetown to …

How to Stay Warm Throughout the Winter Season

The weather outside may be frightful, but being cooped up isn’t delightful—for you or the kids. Check the thermometer—er, your weather app—and head out prepared with these stay-warm strategies from Hector de León, M.D., a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Fort Collins.<p>30°F – 40°F<p><b>Green</b> …

Your Guide to Energy-Efficient Home Heating Systems

Heating the home in winter is one of the biggest household expenses. According to the EPA, 42% of the energy we use at home is for heating. While …

Home Improvement

Look At What Some NHL Players Caught In A River Today

Check out what this NHL team caught in a river today.<p>Injured members of the Winnipeg Jets spent their off day from rehab catching a river …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

New York University

After the Equifax breach, here’s how to freeze your credit to protect your identity

Consumers affected by the Equifax data breach are scrambling for ways to protect their financial lives. Some are considering Equifax's own credit-monitoring service. Others suggest freezing your credit as a better option to such services. But what does freezing your credit entail, and how easy is …

Identity Theft

100 Ridiculously Funny Kids Who Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

All of the fun of kids with none of the tantrums.

NASA Has a $3.5bn Plan to Save The Planet From The Yellowstone Supervolcano

And it comes with cheap electricity.<p>Scientists at NASA have developed a hugely ambitious strategy to counter the looming threat of an apocalyptic …

How to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money From an Early Age

As back-to-school shopping season kicks into high gear, it may seem like money is on everyone's mind — but that doesn't mean our kids have a grasp on it.<p>According to the 9th Annual T. Rowe Price Parents, Kids and Money Survey, more than two-thirds of parents still have some reluctance to talk about …

Personal Finance

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Scientists Can Use CRISPR to Store Images and Movies in Bacteria

It’s a step toward turning microbes into living hard drives.<p>In 1872, Eadweard Muybridge captured a series of photos of a running horse. His images settled a debate about whether the animal ever lifted all four feet off the ground at once—it did. They also formed the basis of one of the first motion …

Genetics

Watch: Chiropractor Mom's Car Seat Carrying Hack Is a Total Game-Changer

This chiropractor mom just came up with a genius pain-free hack for lugging your infant carrier around town, and it might totally change your life.<p>When my son was about 2 months old, I went to my doctor complaining of intense nerve pain radiating from my right shoulder all the way down my arm.<p>"What …

Counting on Their Fingers Is a Good Way for Kids to Learn Math, Study Says

A new study has found that using their fingers can help young children learn math skills more effectively than some traditional classroom methods.<p>My son may be in sixth-grade advanced math, but there are still times when I still catch him hiding his hands under the table and counting on his fingers …

What to Do If Your Kid Is ALWAYS Hungry

Does it seem like your kid is constantly asking for food—even if she just ate? Here are four possible reasons why, and what to do about it.<p>As a parent, it can feel like you're trapped in a constant cycle of make meal...clean up...make snack...clean up...make meal...repeat forever. Some of that's to …

Turning Urine Into Electricity Can Also Kill Pathogens in Wastewater

Two birds with one pee.<p>Fuel cells with microorganisms that feed on pee and generate electricity already sound like a pretty clever trick. It's one of …

Educational Geography Games Kids Will Love

Shares 34<p>As many as one in five American children are incapable of finding their home country on a map. There still isn’t a dedicated geography …

What are the best podcasts right now? Here’s our 2017 guide.

Recode’s Kara Swisher, The Verge’s Lauren Goode and 60db’s Liz Gannes share their picks — and then our listeners weigh in.<p>On the latest episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode reprised one of our most popular episodes from last year, a guide to the best podcasts you should …