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Pediatricians Warn Against Plastic Numbers 3, 6, 7

The next time you use a plastic container or bottle, you might want to look at the little number inside the triangle recycling symbol.<p>In a report …

Pollution

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

Research Says: Your Mom Influenced Your Intelligence

Were you the kind of kid who always aced math tests, could memorize historical facts with ease, and recite Shakespeare back to your English teacher …

This Is The Problem With 'Lazy' Parenting

I have been reading about this concept branded “lazy” parenting. In case you haven’t heard, “lazy” parenting centers around the idea that we don’t …

How to Make Stress Relief Part of Your Kids' Lives

Stress is no longer just a problem for busy adults; children now need stress relief more than ever. A national poll from the American Psychological …

Kids

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give life significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections.<p>These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

TOO MANY MEN

Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.<p>The consequences …

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

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>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, …

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 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 in San …

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 …

Swimming Pools

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 …

Parenting

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do – Page 7

Yiorgos GR / Shutterstock<p><b>8. They Don’t Shield Their Child From Pain</b><p>It’s tough to watch kids struggle with hurt feelings or anxiety. But, kids need practice and first-hand experience tolerating discomfort. Mentally strong parents provide their kids with the support and help them cope with pain so …

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>1 of 14<p>Sink …

Cleaning

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)

The good news is, every child is capable of learning these skills--we just have to teach them.<p>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 …

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 …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Shares his Surprising Method to Raise Successful Children

If you want kids to take good risks as adults, step back and let them do it as kids first.<p>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 …

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 …

How to Let Your Children Know You Are Proud of Them

There is no more difficult dichotomy in philosophy. We are encouraged as parents to help, but the other side of the coin—helping children be humble …

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 …

Built Environment

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 …

The best learning apps

Your smartphone or tablet can be a teacher as well as a babysitter.<p><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.</i> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

10 Ways We're Fostering Anxiety Rather Than Resilience in Today's Young People

We're robbing young people of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.<p>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 …

Parenting

Advice From an Educator on How to Raise Successful Kids

Every good parent wants to raise children who succeed in the world, but some kids do better than others once they leave the nest.<p>Every good parent wants to raise children who succeed in the world, but some kids do better than others once they leave the nest. If you want to do everything you can to …

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

Science says children as young as 15 months old can learn to become more resilient--but only if you're willing to show them this.<p>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 …