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13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics

If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we've got you covered.<p>Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films — many of which are among some of the best ever made.<p>The documentaries on the platform will …

Martin Shkreli

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

New York City

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

What To Do When Your Child Starts Seeing Ghosts

I have a three-year-old with a speech delay. Her vocabulary has increased significantly since she started a special preschool program, but she’s not …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

Oklahoma schools go on 4-day weeks so teachers can work at Walmart on Mondays to make rent

In 1992, Oklahoma passed a ballot initiative saying that the state could only raise taxes with a three quarters majority in the state assembly, …

Childhood Stress and Trauma Contribute to Worse Educational Outcomes

And it's time to do more.<p>By<p>Feb 07 2018, 2:50 PM<p>The interconnection between education and health is well established.<p>Must Reads<p>Take, for example, …

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

This Is How Social Media Could Turn You Into Socially Anxious People

Fingers flying, incessant texting, phones held to ear as secondary appendages gives the illusion we are well connected. We are chattering and …

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

"First, this just isn't true. Second, one of the most damaging things for a child is the un-lived life of a parent. Lastly, this leaves the child …

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

The Brain

Radical dimensions

Relativity says we live in four dimensions. String theory says it’s 10. What are ‘dimensions’ and how do they affect reality?<i>By Margaret Wertheim</i>Read …

Physics

The 30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 13th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things during the company’s relatively short existence: a source for DVDs by mail, a pioneer of online streaming, a network responsible for some of the best shows not on TV, as the first half of the phrase that ends “and chill.” It’s never …

Entertainment

The Power of Being Yourself | Inc.com

We have all had experiences where we felt like a fish out of water, or we were swimming against the current. Things were just not going well (or as well as we would like) and we had to stop, reevaluate, and regroup.<p>Chances are, many of these situations are the result of unrealistic expectations you …

Outsourcing

What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Social Media

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

A new IQ test is stumping the internet— see how many you can get right

How smart do you think you are? A new IQ test might be able to help you assess your skills — or at least how much basic algebra you've retained since middle school.<p>Written by Playbuzz contributor Lisette Voytko and picked up by The Daily Mail, the 15-question quiz includes arithmetic as well as …

IQ

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

Stop stressing out our kids – why children’s mental health is as important as academic achievement

opinion<p>‘My brain won’t let me sleep,’ wept my six-year-old daughter as she cried inconsolably in my arms last night.<p>Since starting Year Two in …

US students aren’t bad at math—they’re just not motivated

It’s no secret that young Americans perform poorly on math and science tests, especially compared to their peers in countries like Singapore, Korea and China, where math scores are among the highest in the world. Now, a working paper surfaces a fundamental reason for that weak performance: American …

Education

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would …

Parenting

10 Meditation Apps to Help You Relax, De-Stress

It might seem counterintuitive, but devices that drive you crazy can also help you get centered.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

50 hours of nature sounds to bring you joy and awe

<b>BBC Earth has launched five 10-hour "visual soundscape" videos after research finds that nature footage boosts bliss.</b><p>There has been so much research …

Nature

How to Trigger the Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy

The Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy (And How To Trigger Them)<p>Simple ways to increase your feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters.<p>When we ask …

Neuroscience

A Mother's Response on Being a Republican or Democrat

I get asked all the time if I'm a republican or a democrat.<p>I've actually been pegged a time or two as a socialist.<p>And yes, I've even been called a feminist.<p>Here's the truth, I'm not sure if I fit the bill for any of the above.<p>I'm ridiculously conservative when it comes to life at any stage; I'm a …

Parenting

Can virtual reality in the classroom help teach empathy?

In November 2015, middle school students from Westchester County, New York, found themselves on a windswept field in South Sudan mingling with a …

Virtual Reality

Early intervention: charities' vital role supporting children

Working with younger children, we know how important it is to address wellbeing in primary schools and alleviate pressure on struggling NHS services<p>Public and political understanding of young people’s mental health is growing; the prime minister herself emphasised recently that mental illness too …

Mental Health

Vermont May Impose a 92% Tax on Vapes

It would be the highest tax thus levied on vapes.<p>Vermont has one of the highest tobacco tax rates in the nation at 92%, which almost doubles the cost …

Public Health

Managing Your Mental Illness

I've been traveling around the country talking about the devastating effect of untreated mental illness on families in America. After nearly every speech, a well-dressed businessman or woman leans into my table and whispers, "I've been living with mental illness for ____ years," or "I manage …

Mental Health

5 Things You Should Never Say in an Argument (and What to Try Instead)

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>“Calm down!“<br>“You’re just being crazy!“<br>“That's ridiculous!”<p>Chances are you've heard—or uttered—one of these phrases …

Self-help