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Teen Brains Find It Hard to Work Out What's Actually Important

Like, whatever.<p>Even when we're teenagers, our brains still have a lot of developing to do. New research suggests that teenage brains haven't matured …

6 pieces of bad advice people give their kids without realising

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life--and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I …

Life Will Become Better In Just 1 Month If You Read This

Human beings are habitual creatures. You can’t simply change if you’re not prepared for the change itself. That’s right; it’s an uphill task to …

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try

Do you feel like your brain is on serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.<p>Just like our cabinets and cupboards, our minds too …

Productivity

Want to Make a Difference in Someone's Life? This Takes Less Than 1 Minute, but the Impact Lasts Forever

It only takes a few minutes, but the impact on another person could last a lifetime.<p>Want to make a huge difference in another person's life? Make them feel like they belong.<p>Plenty of people don't feel like they belong. Take employees. No matter how welcoming and new employee friendly the company, …

Loneliness

Forget 10,000-Hours: Edison, Bezos and Zuckerberg Follow the 10,000-Experiment Rule

<b>Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.</b><p>Most people think that Thomas Edison invented the …

Creativity

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Gratitude

Now is the season to think about what makes you most thankful, but research supports making it a year-round habit. Many studies have found there are …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

Changing the Way We Think About Food

Nutritionist and frequent <i>goop</i> contributor Shira Lenchewski has built a robust business in Los Angeles helping women blaze a trail to healthy eating, …

Kimmy Schmidt

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

Just passing through, nothing to see here.<p>Octopuses have been filmed taking night-time strolls out of the water and onto the shore on the coast of …

11 Warm & Inviting Rooms That Will Give You Fall Feels

When the days get longer and the leaves start to fall, I find myself craving darker, moodier colors. Obviously you can't repaint your house for every …

Interior Design

This map corrects everything you thought you knew about the world

Maps have a way of distorting our perception of the world. But AuthaGraph is trying to bring us back to reality with a new map that accurately …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Serial Entrepreneur and Parenting Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a …

World Economic Forum

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

10 ways parents cause issues for children in later life

Bringing up children is scary. Most parents feel a lot of pressure because they know they’re shaping the type of person their child will grow up to …

Why we need wisdom taught in schools

<b>Prof. Robert Sternberg argues that a national focus on standardized tests and IQ scores is hampering global progress.</b><p>Intelligence without wisdom …

Want To Raise Brave Children? Learn To Parent From Faith, Not Fear

I currently live in Australia, previously lived in the U.S., will soon be relocating to Singapore and consider myself a citizen of the world. My husband and I also raise our four children to view themselves that way.<p>Last weekend I was back in Washington D.C. celebrating my oldest child’s high …

Parenting

8 Ways To Be Kind To Other Parents -- And Raise Great Kids In The Process

Let’s face it, parenting is hard in the best of circumstances… and really, really tough in the worst.<p>The lives of countless families – particularly those whose kids don’t follow the path the other 85 percent seem to do with ease – run counter to the social and mass media images of fabulous …

Parenting

How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news

Research last year out of Stanford University revealed that students – from middle schoolers to undergraduates – are easily duped by false …

Education

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is One of the Few Places to Watch Synchronous Fireflies

Tips on how you can experience this natural phenomenon<p>As dusk deepened into inky darkness, the light show began. At first, it was just a few quick …

National Parks

16 Refreshing Fruit Bowls You'll Want To Eat All Summer

They're amazebowls!

10 Powerful Ways You Can Earn Credibility in Your Industry

Credibility is your best currency, with it you are solvent without you are bankrupt.<p>There are many traits that can help you become successful. But if you're going to encourage certain things within yourself, you might do better by focusing on those that will make you credible.<p>Credibility is, in a …

Leadership

Study links college students' grades to sleep schedules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns.<p>The study, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, says college students who did not go to bed or wake up at …

CNN

Why you should manage your energy, not your time

When our workloads increase, many of us decide to up our number of working hours. But harnessing moments of 'unfocus' might be the key to getting more done in less time.<p>For ten years, Lisa Congdon’s days were packed like a “can of sardines.” Juggling between five and 20 projects at any one time, …

Time Management

11 Tips to Stay Productive When You're Tired (Infographic)

Shake off those sleepy feelings and get to work.<p>Feeling tired can kill your productivity, but it doesn’t have to.<p>There are certain things you can do to increase your energy levels and get to work. Simple activities such as a quick desk stretch or a five minute break can help you focus even when …

7 books that will inspire you to make a change

When you need a little extra motivation...<p>The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect on our lives and consider the things we might like …

Self-improvement

A Before-Bed Gentle Yoga Flow for Stress Relief

No matter how hard you try, stress always seems to find a way to seep in during the holidays. Take a quick breather with this gentle yoga flow.<p>This …

Yoga

16 Simple Breakfasts Nutritionists Swear By

You <i>know</i> that having a healthy breakfast sets you up for better nutrition decisions for the rest of the day (In other words: a balanced morning meal actually gives you a shot at saying "no" to those 10 AM meeting pastries). Yet a number of factors can keep you from prioritizing breakfast before you …