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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Self-improvement

Here's What Jeff Bezos Prefers to Work-Life Balance and Why You Should Live By It

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and …

Jeff Bezos

Easy Chocolate Craving Cake

This Italian chocolate craving cake is ideal for all chocolate lovers! So rich, so creamy…simply delicious! Plus, really easy to prepare. Here is the …

Dessert

Simple Breakfast Hash Stir Fry

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 potatoes, peeled and diced<br>1 teaspoon olive oil<br>1 package sausage links, cut into small pieces<br>2 eggs<br>salt/pepper to taste<p><b>Preparation:</b><p>Heat …

Recipes

You should try this five-minute meditation for better sex

Shortly after Emily Fletcher started teaching Vedic meditation, her students started reporting an unexpected side effect—a major jolt to their …

Crustless Cranberry Pie Recipe

"Light, super simple, and delicious dessert. Great with vanilla ice cream."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup white sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>2 cups …

Dessert

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

How to Be a Better Person

We all want to be our best, but many people wonder if it's actually possible to become a better person once you're an adult. The answer is a …

Mindfulness

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Choosing My Mental Health Over My Mother

I found boundaries where I thought I’d find loyalty.<p>The last time my mother came to visit, she arrived smelling of cigarettes, coffee, and Blue Magic …

Mental Health

How to Get Rid of a Lower-Abdominal Pooch for Good

No magic pill or diet will erase belly fat; to eliminate your lower-abdominal pouch, you must make lifestyle changes. You must change your diet and …

Fitness

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Critical Thinking

Not Flossing and 6 Other Unexpected Things That May Take Years Off Your Life

Many of us just want to live a long and healthy life, and we try to engage in good habits to help us achieve this. However, we may unknowingly be …

Sleep

5 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

Sometimes extra pounds are a result of this equation: eating processed foods=chronic inflammation=insulin resistance= weight gain. You can reduce …

Nutrition

These 5 Exercises Will Help You Recharge After Sitting All Day Long

Glutes play an important role in protecting and supporting the lower back during many types of body movement, whether you're standing up, sitting …

Yoga

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

Here's How to Turn Frozen Shrimp into a Damn Good Dinner

It's my day job here at Kitchn that convinced me that frozen shrimp was worth keeping in my freezer at all times. Previously, I'd simply buy shrimp …

Cooking

10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

Mindfulness

10 Gorgeous Hairstyles For Women With Thin Hair

Any woman with fine hair can relate to the endless frustration of finding flattering hairstyles. Many styles quickly fall flat, but fret not—we've compiled a list of winners! As you experiment with these 10 looks, you'll find that achieving the appearance of thick hair is all about using the right …

Hair

Whole Foods CEO Shares the Diet that Got Him Back to His Teenage Weight

John Mackey didn't discover a lifelong love of vegetables until he was in his 20s.<p>John Mackey, the CEO and founder of Whole Foods, didn’t eat any …

Weight Loss

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

3 Stretches That Un-Slouch Your Back—All You Need Is A Doorway

Are you sitting up straight right now? You probably are now that I reminded you. Sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer all day is horrible for your neck, back, and overall posture. If you feel tight in your chest and shoulders, do this series of stretches a few times a week to loosen up. …

Yoga

You’ve Been Conditioned Into Low Self-Esteem: Here’s How to Get It Back

People often confuse confidence and self-esteem. While correlated, they’re not one in the same. Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance that arises …

Self-help

How to do the reverse cowgirl sex position really, really well

♫ All you want to do is ride around Sally. Ride, Sally, ride ♫<p><b>Reverse cowgirl is a classic sex position, but that doesn't mean attempting it isn't scary as hell.</b> Do you like, get on top and <i>then</i> twist yourself around? Or is it easier to get on while you're ass-to-face? What if, like me, you have the …

Handy

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

12 Gloriously Cheesy Dishes That Haunt Our Dreams

Sure, you regularly worship at the altar of dairy with a hot plain slice, but what about a cheese boat? Or spaghetti pie? NYC’s cheese-scape is far …

Cooking

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

Belly-Blasting Workout

Get a lean, flat tummy with these slimming moves!<p>Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these …

Workouts

Do These 4 Exercises To Fix Your Bad Posture

These Pilates moves can help un-slouch your back and improve your posture to alleviate chronic pain.<p>Are you slouching? Caught you! Just think: How many times a day do you look down to check your phone? Use your computer? Drive your car? So many of us get into a bad habit of slouching throughout …

Yoga

Double Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Shout out to all the chocolate lovers! This cake is definitely for you! I mean, who doesn’t like the taste of chocolate – plus, this remarkable …

Dessert