Christine Zeelie

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What I’m learning about schooling as an American parent in France

1. Don’t expect to be coddled or cuddled.<p>French teachers have one goal in mind at the beginning of the year: to teach their students a fixed …

Top 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls

Our walls are like blank canvases waiting to be filled with wonderful paintings and works of art. Bought paintings are a little bit impersonal and …

Crafting

Smart Travel Jacket Raises $9.2 Million In Kickstarter Campaign

That smart travel jacket, with its nine utility pockets for electronics, drinks, sunglasses and passports, ended up raising nearly $9.2 million in …

Crowd Funding

The City of Kyoto Wants Annoying Tourists to Stop Tipping at Restaurants

No matter the locale, residents typically find out-of-town tourists to be annoying pests (never mind the money they're spending). Kyoto, Japan, is no exception, and now its government is attempting to politely remind guests of a few dos and don'ts during their time in the city. Kyoto's tourism …

Caring parents make for happier adults, research finds

The legacy of controlling parents last far into adulthood, scientist have discovered<p>Children brought up by caring parents rather than controlling ones, grow up to be happier and more satisfied throughout their adult lives, a study suggests.<p>New research has found that parents who invade their …

Watching TV seriously harms GCSE results, says Cambridge University

Switching off the television while studying for GCSEs will help students gain the best grades they can, scientists believe<p>Teenagers should ditch television entirely if they want to do their best at GCSE after a study showed each hour a day of screen time reduces scores by the equivalent of two …

Google Chrome just made big changes to save your battery

The notorious battery drain is cleaning up its act<p>Amid much vocal complaining about Chrome's woeful effect on laptop battery life this year, Google began cleaning up its act with a series of improvements that bolster the browser's performance. Today the company rolled out a new version of Chrome …

14 things you say when you’re late in NYC

1. “My taxi driver didn’t know how to get to Brooklyn!”<p>It is mind-boggling how often this is really true.<p>2. “Sorry! I had to take the G train to get …

New Jersey

20 Little Signs You’ve Found The One

Whenever a couple that has been married for a long time tell the story of how they met, they can always pinpoint the moment in which they knew they …

Relationships

15 Promises All Couples Should Be Able to Make to Each Other

Matt Duczeminski<p>Read full profile<p>If you’ve found a person you can truly see yourself growing old with, you’re going to need to make some promises to …

Success

Uber Near Closing $1.4 Billion Financing for Its China Unit

Uber Technologies Inc., the car-booking company, is close to completing a round of fundraising of about $1.4 billion for its business in China, …

Tencent Holdings

11 Lunch-Packing Strategies from Real Parents

<i>Parents, your vacation from packing lunches has ended. Now that school is back in session, it's time to sharpen your pencils and get ready for another year of attemping to get your kids to eat vegetables.</i><p><i>Here are 11 strategies—from real parents—for keeping your cool.</i><p>"I have a system—two vegetables, …

Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare.<p>The change, first announced in June, is just Google's latest attack against Adobe Flash.<p>Flash had been the standard for …

Batteries

Twitter's diversity plan: approximately 40 women.

Twitter committed itself Friday to boost the share of female employees from 34% to 35% by next year. In a global workforce of 4,100, that’s 41 more women.<p>Underrepresented ethnic groups -- mostly, blacks and Latinos -- make up 8% of its U.S. workforce. It wants to boost that figure to 9%.<p>If those …

How to say cheers and toast properly in 10 different countries

How a group of Hungarians enjoys a beer is completely different from how people in China knock one back.<p>Break the rules, and you may come off as disrespectful or even curse yourself with seven years of bad sex, according to a myth that's surprisingly common in more than one country.<p>Where you drink …

Alcohol

Solar device shatters records for splitting water

A new “artificial leaf” system that uses solar energy to split water can safely and efficiently create hydrogen fuel.<p>“This new system shatters all of …

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

12 Books on Every Aspect of Launching and Running a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To expand my knowledge and skills, I read. To source inspiration for innovative ideas and to develop a better understanding of the ever-changing world that we live in, I carefully absorb information from books. Over the years, I’ve read …

Emotional Intelligence