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What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, and inevitably they credit simple routines which have been …

Customer Service

ICE to see car locations through Bay Area firm’s license plate database

Federal immigration officers across the country will be able to track where vehicles have been after contracting with a Livermore-based company that keeps a vast database of license plate scans, officials said Friday.<p>James Schwab, a spokesman at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office …

All-concrete modern home stays cool for the summer

Slabulous!<p>Concrete house mastermind Luciano Kruk is at it again, this time creating a covetable residence near Buenos Aires blending concrete, water, and greenery.<p>But mostly concrete. From the facade’s overhanging slabs to the board-marked concrete walls and floors to the concrete kitchen …

How to Help Your Kid Become 'Rejection-Proof'

Like most kids who are five, Jia Jiang’s son Brian hears “no” often. But unlike most kids, who might see the word as their invitation to melt onto …

Self-help

How to Clean the Grossest Kitchen Spots

Got grimy stove grates, a gunky faucet, a filmy sink? Here’s how to tackle the most cursed nooks and surfaces. Grab a toothbrush.<p>Sink Drain<p>Sudsy …

New York City

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading) | Inc.com

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading …

Emotional Intelligence

How to make your kids smarter in 10 scientific steps

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But what makes …

The Growing Business Of Defensive Urban Design

The twin specters of terror and traffic are spurring more interest in bollards to stop weaponized cars.<p>Rob Reiter has a quick answer for people who ask him about how expensive it is to install his products: “It’s not a quarter as expensive as if they don’t do anything and something happens.” He’s …

Urban Design

According to Jeff Bezos, the Secret to Raise Successful Children May Hurt a Little--Literally | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos might know a little something about getting ahead in life. He is, after all, the wealthiest man in the world (again). And like any father, he wants his kids to be successful, too. But the e-commerce king doesn't think they'll get there if they're never allowed to take some …

Entrepreneurship

5 Strategies For Raising Kids Who Can Handle Adulting

I want to raise able adults just like every other mother. My kids don’t get that I am doing things like giving them chores and more responsibility<p>so …

Parenting

10 Good Ways to Let Your Children Know You Are Proud of Them

The scene is eerily familiar to many parents. After a piano recital, the parents are meeting their children in the hallway outside the music studio. …

Parenting

Jan Gehl: “In The Last 50 Years, Architects Have Forgotten What a Good Human Scale Is”

<i>This interview was initially published in Spanish by City Manager as “Jan Gehl, ciudades para la gente.”</i><p>Jah Gehl is recognized as a follower of Jane …

5 things never to say to your daughter if you want her to grow up body positive

Given we’re bombarded with unrealistic beauty standards and constant criticism of women’s bodies in the media, body confidence is understandably a …

Body Image

The best learning apps

<i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>We spent over 25 hours researching and …

Your Mattress Could Be a Health and Environmental Nightmare: Here Are 4 Safe, Eco-Friendly Options

The average person spends a third of their life sleeping, though few put much thought into where they lay their heads. As long as our mattresses are …

Sustainability

Betsy DeVos Has Rescinded Over 70 Documents Protecting The Rights Of Disabled Students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rescinded over 70 policy documents that outline the rights of disabled students, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports.<p>In a …

Education

How to Get Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Do you need a HazMat suit just to go into your kids' rooms? Motivate your children to get their rooms clean and keep them clean.<p>Help Them Out<p>For …

Kids

7 Ways to Parent to Your Child's Strengths Instead of Weaknesses

Our children are unique just like everyone else — we're all one in seven billion — so why do we continuously focus on their weaknesses and the things …

Parenting

10 Ways We're Fostering Anxiety Rather Than Resilience in Today's Young People | Inc.com

The New York Times recently published an article called, "Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?" The author, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, chronicled several teens' battle with anxiety over the course of a few years.<p>The article questioned why we're seeing such a rise in …

Parenting
Kids

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way--always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics …

Self-improvement

This Is How Donald Trump Thinks the U.S. Government Works

And why his supporters should care about it.<p>Shortly after the White House released the outlines of its tax proposal, President Donald Trump railed on Twitter against Democrats who opposed it, noting that his “Tax Cut and Reform Bill” was winning “great reviews.” Except that there wasn’t an actual …

Donald Trump

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

The desire for pregnant Japanese women to stay thin has far-reaching effects on their babies’ kidneys

An obsession with staying slim during pregnancy could have far-reaching effects on the development of Japanese people’s kidneys.<p>Researchers from Australia’s Monash University and the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo looked into the preponderance of high blood pressure (hypertension) and …

Economics

6 Easy Habits To Keep Clutter Out Of Your Life — For Good

Keeping an apartment clean and tidy is a lifelong endeavor. As much as we'd like to pull a Marie Kondo and streamline our life's belongings, the …

Minimalism

Successful, Hyper-Intelligent Children Possess These Two Abilities, A 45-Year-Long Study Recently Found

These are the kids who have the most potential to solve society's biggest problems.<p>What does it take to become ultra successful?<p>An ongoing study …

Self-improvement

9 Feel-Good Stretches That Will Loosen Your Tight Hips

Shakira once said, "Hips don't lie," and she kind of has a point. When you feel like your hips are tight, it's almost impossible to ignore the pain …

Yoga