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Beyond Batman: Searching for role models for my son

“I want a cape!” he tells me as I pull a t-shirt over his head. The dark grey fabric falls over his toddler belly and a yellow bat symbol glows on his chest.<br>“Oh, I know you do. You can wear your superman cape.” I tell him. I fold his pajamas and toss a comforter over his bed.<br>“No. I want a Batman …

These Two Entrepreneurs Found a Great Way to Work Smarter, Not Harder

And out of their struggle, they made a product to help others.<br>Read More

The 5 C's of Effective Discipline: Setting Rules for Children

People don’t just stumble upon good parenting. Parenting well, like any other skill in life, is something we learn not just through what we were …

21 Nuggets of Wisdom for Launching Your Own Successful Small Business

The last decade has proven to be volatile and filled with uncertainty. Unemployment rates remain high while federal, state and local support services …

Small Business

The Best Time Management Tool: Just Say No

What you decline to do can make a lot more difference -- in your business and your life -- than what you actually do.<p>As a small-business owner you're constantly saying yes: to opportunities, to ideas, to ways to grow your business. Saying yes is a crucial element in your success.<p>But so is saying no.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, 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

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

25 New Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips to Improve Your Creative Skills

Best graphic designers share their amazing ideas, techniques and tutorials to improve your graphic design skills for making logos, posters, …

5 Exercises That Are More Effective In Shaping Your Body Than Running

Everyone wants to be in shape. But not many people absolutely love working out and running. However, there are a variety of exercises you can do in …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Google Docs

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding

Think personal branding isn't important to your career? Think again.<p>Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between …

Employment

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

What to Do When You Hate Your Kid's Friends

Friends have an enormous influence on teens, so who your kid befriends matters. Here's what to do when you're worried about your kid's friend choices.<p>…

Parenting

27 Cartoon Characters Who Gave Us The Hots As Kids

If you had a cartoon crush as a kid, you aren't alone.<p>Do you remember, as a kid, watching your favorite cartoon and realizing that you were focusing a little too much on one of the characters? Lots of the characters were great, but there was one in particular who was so smart, so cool, so good at …

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A 30-year-old entrepreneur explains what it was like to give up a 6-figure job to become his own boss

"I was gone from the house, with the commute, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday," says the now 30-year-old. "Sometimes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It was a pretty high stress job, because it was a combination of financial consulting in addition to sales."<p>He didn't hate his job, he recalls. He just …

Infographic reveals the damaging effects of helicopter parenting

<b>It may seem like love at the time, but parents who overdo it can create lasting problems for their precious little ones.</b><p>Parents, it’s time to give …

Why I will continue to kiss my kids on their lips and ignore this 'expert's' advice

There are times when 'warnings' from experts make me question my behaviour. And there are times when warnings from experts are so ludicrous, so far …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

15 things you can stop wasting your money on

Not only are we surrounded by enticing <i>things</i> to buy, but they're at our fingertips with the swipe of a plastic card, leaving us with thinner wallets and a bunch of unnecessary stuff and services.<p>Here are 15 things you can stop wasting your money on today:<p><i>Mandi Woodruff contributed reporting to this</i> …

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

The Best Book About Fatherhood

There isn’t much great literature about being a dad. But I’ve finally found a writer who captures fatherhood as I live it.<p>Karl Ove Knausgaard is 46 years old, father of four, a Norwegian living in Sweden. In between bouts of childcare he has written up his life in six volumes, titled (with a weird …

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

The Right Way to Do the Burpee

Here’s everything you need to know to own the ultimate fat-fryer: burpees<p>When it comes to fat loss, the best exercises are movements that can be done anywhere and that work a ton of muscle groups at once. One of my favorites: the burpee. It’s tough, it’s efficient, and if done right, it can …

10 optical illusions that are completely mind-blowing

The human brain is perhaps the most complex biological structure in evolutionary history. Yet, it's surprisingly easy to trick our brain into perceiving something one way, when in reality it's another. And scientists are only just now figuring out how some of these tricks work.<p>They're called …