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I Quit Social Media for 65 Weeks. This Is What I Learned.

When David Mohammadi decided to take a two-week break from social media, he never imagined that he’d stay logged off for over an entire year.<p>But for …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

What a Child Learns from Empty Threats

When a parent makes grand threats they know they’ll never follow up on, a kid stops being socialized and starts getting sneaky.<p>By<p>Jan 23 2018, 3:43 …

Parenting

Moving Americans Out of Poverty Will Take More Than Money

A who’s-who of poverty experts outline an ambitious blueprint for “changing the narrative” about being poor in America.<p>Updated: January 29, 2018<p>As they worked on assembling a new report on American poverty, a consortium of researchers fanned out across the U.S. to talk to people living in pockets …

Ethereum, Not Bitcoin, Deserves to Be the World's Most Valuable Cryptocurrency -- Here's Why

Smart contracts and the Ethereum Virtual Machine make all the difference.<p>Despite its recent correction, the cryptocurrency market has done things …

Blockchain

I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First—Here's What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.<p>I committed the cardinal sin of parenting.<p>I stopped putting my kids first all the time.<p>It was a long road to get to the point where I can feel comfortable saying that. But the reason I'm okay with admitting this out loud now is because …

How to Amass the First $100,000 of Your Portfolio

No statement has better summed up the emotional and practical struggles confronting average people attempting to build a better life for themselves …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't) | Inc.com

If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can to do to make it more likely that they'll be successful in life -- specifically by increasing the likelihood that …

Self-improvement

Give The Baby What They Want Already, So You Can Save Your Sanity And Stop The Crying

I went to visit a friend after she had a baby. As I tiptoed into her room holding flowers, a bag of trail mix, and trashy magazines, her pediatrician …

Time I

Activehours, which makes every day a payday, just raised $22 million in Series A funding

What if you didn’t have to wait every two weeks to receive a paycheck?<p>What if you could be wired the money you earned almost immediately after a shift?<p>What if, unlike with payday lenders, you didn’t have to pay interest on those payments? Instead, you were merely encouraged to donate a kind of tip …

Personal Finance

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

How to Become a Millionaire Earning $30,000 a Year<p>By Investing Starting at age 25 You can Become a Millionaire<p>Updated January 01, 2018<p>It may sound …

Retirement

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault

We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define our lives.<p>While there have been many …

Psychology

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Small Business

Learning How To Have Productive Fights Made Me A Better Wife

Growing up, the only thing I knew about being married came from the movies. This included a lot of romantic letter-writing and …

McDonald's

The Best Diet Plan for Weight Loss: Your 7-Day Guide

Exactly what to eat for all your meals and snacks.<p>Keri Glassman<p>Forget elimination, deprivation, and midnight hunger pangs. The best diet plan for weight loss fuels your body with real, whole foods—loads of veggies, lean protein, whole carbs, and healthy fats—and enough flavor and variation to …

15 tips and tricks to close more deals and make tons of money in 2017

Selling is a tough job.<p>But there are certain things you can do to improve your salesmanship.<p>We sifted through a number of different sales-related surveys and reports to come up with the 15 things every salesperson should do to up their game in 2017.

Wall Street

Grandparents find new – and longer – life in caring for grandkids

Researchers in Berlin have found that grandparents who take part in raising their grandchildren live longer than those who do not.<p>December 30, 2016 …

Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

Biggest Parenting Trend of 2016: F**k It! Don't Worry, Be Happy

After years of Tiger moms and helicopter parenting, 2016 finally brought good news for parents in the form of a philosophy that everyone should just …

Jillian Michaels Missed Signs Of Her Fiancée's Postpartum Depression

Jillian Michaels welcomed a baby boy with her fiancée Heidi Rhoades over four years ago, and the fitness guru now reveals that the postpartum period …

Postpartum

Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

Parenting

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Practicing mindfulness does a lot more than simply calm you down

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”<p>This quote is from Leo Tolstoy’s <i>What Men Live By, and Other Tales</i>, and it serves as a fitting prompt for us all to direct our attention to what is actually …

Mindfulness

WIRED’s Guide to Turning Your Kids Into Masterful Makers

This should be an officially labeled time of the year. I suggest we call it Maker Time—it's that time after kids get out of school, but before all of …

Kids

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens.<p>That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and …

Men Can Improve How They Mentor Women. Here’s How.

Last year, Nobel scientist, Tim Hunt remarked that he had trouble working with “girls” because “three things happen when they are in the lab; you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry.” After being widely criticized in the media, he responded that …

Mentoring

The failures of modern capitalism are forcing us to appreciate the virtues of the simple life again

The good life is the simple life. Among philosophical ideas about how we should live, this one is a hardy perennial; from Socrates to Thoreau, from the Buddha to Wendell Berry, thinkers have been peddling it for more than two millennia. And it still has plenty of adherents. Magazines such as <i>Real</i> …

Oprah Winfrey