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This pro mom hack for 5-star kids meals is saving me HOURS

It's messy, it's fun, and it's a powerful way to teach kids a lesson that will serve them well this school year and all the way into adulthood.<p>Two …

Review: BioLite FirePit

A few years ago, I took a weekend wilderness survival class. Deep in the remote woods of Oregon’s coast range, we strung plastic sheets up with …

The secret to praising your children properly

<b>Praise is a tightrope</b><b>.</b> Reward and encourage your children, but not to the point that they enter the world convinced they’re flawless geniuses. Failures and knockbacks are inevitable, yet will be extra-difficult if greatness is key to your child’s sense of identity.<p><b>Praise effort, rather than talent</b> …

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6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

This Unlikely Trick May Reveal Whether Your Coworkers are Narcissistic or Compassionate

Your go-to coffee order may reveal more about you than you think.<p>Coffee has long been a staple of the workplace. Coffee meetings are seen as a welcome addition to the workday. Coffee drinking in the workplace has even been associated with pay raises and promotions. While research conducted by …

School-Aged Kids Discipline: Strategies and Challenges

Kids between the ages of 6 and 9 can be a lot of fun. But, they can also be a challenge. Their sophisticated skills will require you to possess some …

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How Adopting a Family Motto Can Help Raise Kind, Resilient, Confident Kids

Passing down important life lessons to our children starts with saying the same few phrases over and over and over again. Ready, set, repeat.<p>When I …

Parenting

Prepare for Summer With This Portable Air Conditioner

As the weather gets warmer, it’s tempting to blast your air conditioner to get rid of the muggy, stale air in your space — but a more efficient, …

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Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

How To Use ‘Dad Voice’ to Command Respect From Kids

Deeper voices exude confidence, and we listen to them — whether they're telling us to vote for them this November or to clean up our rooms.<p>There’s …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

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Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

How To: Clear the RAM on Your iPhone X to Fix Problem Apps & Boost Performance

When your iPhone is being sluggish, one thing you can do to get performance back up to snuff is clear the device's random access memory. It's not a …

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7 Dad Hacks Every Modern Dad Should Know

Drew Magary explains how to save your Spotify recs, survive kid-sports, and use the toilet in peace.<p>You were warned. You were warned long ago that American parenthood is a gauntlet of emotional and physical toil. Friends, family, strangers… they all assuredly told you that having kids is a real …

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If You Understand These 3 Things About Toddlers, They'll Be Much Better Behaved

Our culture portrays toddlerhood as a time of children striving for independence. However, this age-old cultural paradigm has it all wrong. From 12 …

Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

One of the enduring sci-fi moments of the big screen—R2-D2 beaming a 3-D image of Princess Leia into thin air in "Star Wars"—is closer to reality …

Girl plays ‘Star Wars’ Cantina theme with a pencil, is groundbreaking math genius

What you're about to watch is the work of a name you should remember: <b>Dani Ochoa.</b><p>Dani, who characterizes herself as "a girl with too much time on her …

Four habits that will create resilient kids who can weather life’s challenges

By Merete Kropp<p>“You’re moving AGAIN?” our acquaintances exclaim when we tell them that we will be relocating. The follow-up is generally a variation of either, “What a wonderful opportunity for your kids,” or “But your kids — they’re in high school now — Will they be okay? How are they taking …

To Raise Creative Kids, Adam Grant Says Do This (You've Been Avoiding It Like the Plague)

There can be no creativity without conflict, so you may as well help your kids learn to fight productively early.<p>When we want to encourage creativity, we usually try to make sure people feel psychologically safe. Never shoot down an idea no matter how ludicrous in a brainstorming session, we're …

What to Do When Potty Training Doesn’t Catch On

Kids toilet train on their schedule, not anybody else’s. Creating a stress-free atmosphere for potty time helps kids adjust to this new …

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

TravelFree Things to Do<p>With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals …

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10 potty training hacks every parent should know

It's a rite of passage every parent dreads but with a sensitive approach, helping your child transition from nappies to potty to toilet can be a calm …

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Baby First Aid: the five techniques that every parent should know

It’s a fraught and terrifying thought, that the majority of parents in the UK would not be able to save their baby from choking. And yet, a survey released today of 2,008 adults, commissioned by the British Red Cross, states that three out of four parents would not be able to save their child. Only …

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 …

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You influence your kids' popularity from the time they're babies — here's how to make that a good thing

<b>• He's found that parents have a direct influence on their child's popularity starting as babies.</b><p><b>• Some of that influence is genetic or mindless, but some can be deliberate and helpful.</b><p>No parents wants to see their child get bullied, or on the opposite end, be the bully. What they may not realize, …