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Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

John Stossel: The great American tax rip-off

The cable bill was the last straw, says Kristin Tate. "That's the one that really made me mad."<p>Comcast included $36 in charges for mysterious things like "utility tax" and "government access fee."<p>That motivated her to research obscure taxes and put what she learned in a new book, "How Do I Tax …

Ripoff

The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems

In front of a packed room of MIT students and alumni, Vivienne Ming is holding forth in a style all her own. “Embrace cyborgs,” she calls out, as she clicks to a slide that raises eyebrows even in this tech-smitten crowd. “<i>Really</i>. Fifteen to 25 years from now, cognitive neuroprosthetics will …

Leadership

With a New Apology, Starbucks's CEO Just Taught an Important Lesson in Leadership

Firing the employees involved probably wouldn't help things at Starbucks. Hopefully, this will<p>Many are criticizing Starbucks for the way it handled a recent incident in which two African American men ended up getting arrested at a Philadelphia store.<p>The story, according to <i>The New York Times</i>:<p>Two …

Leadership

8 mistakes you make when grilling burgers

Plain or piled with toppings, a great burger is the king of any cookout.<p>If you’ve ever volunteered to wield the tongs, you know the pressure’s on. The pitfalls of a seemingly simple burger are legion: too dry, overdone, underdone, oddly tough, falling apart, charred outside but somehow raw in the …

BBQ

1,500-Calorie Diet for Men

Diets containing 1,500 calories per day are weight-loss diets for the majority of men. In fact, Harvard Health Publications reports that 1,500 …

Nutrition

Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

When we think about dishonesty, we mostly think about the big stuff.<p>We see big scandals, big lies, and we think to ourselves, <i>I could never do that</i>. We think we're fundamentally different from Bernie Madoff or Tiger Woods.<p>But behind big lies are a series of small deceptions. Dan Ariely, a professor …

Tiger Woods

10 exercise and weight loss myths you always thought were true. All of them debunked

We live in fitness-conscious times. Most people agree on the benefits of exercise and make sure to at least go for a walk or a run. Others hit the …

Exercise

‘Wild Wild Country’: A Rajneeshee Cult Insider on the Horrors the Netflix Series Left Out

Satya Franklin was a close friend of Bhagwan and Sheela, and lived at Rajneeshpuram. She writes about the many things—sterilization, disconnecting …

Hinduism

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

Theology

An Interview with James K.A. Smith

WHI-1388 | An Interview with James K.A. Smith<p>Sunday, 12 Nov 2017<p>Are we shaped by the theology of Scripture and the patterns of Christian worship, or …

WALSH: Dear 'Gender Nonconforming Person,' I Won't Let You Impose Your Confusion On My Child

A little while ago, my wife found herself in an uncomfortable situation.

Parenting

The Coming Collapse Of Christian Colleges

NPR reports on a serious issue facing conservative Christian colleges:Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture …

Religion

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Top 10

How Your Phone Can Help You Set Better Habits

We often blame tech for our worst habits, like distraction or bad spelling. But our phones, computers, and gadgets can just as easily help us build <i>good</i> habits — if we understand how habits work and the right technology to use. Devices can even help us break bad habits, if we use them to create new …

Productivity

Why I Didn't Run From My Rapist, Why I Couldn't

<i>I awake alone in my dorm room, step over a man’s crumpled boxer shorts and head to my shared bathroom on unsteady legs. I pull down my sweatpants, sit on the toilet and look down at my inner thighs. That’s when I see the bruises. Purple, red, livid, shaped like handprints.</i><p><i>I don’t know how I got</i> …

Empathy

This $20 HDTV Antenna Is Cheaper Than Cable, Will Help You Make The Cord-Cutter Transition

Sure, you might be able to get a lot of your favorite shows on Netflix or Amazon. But sometimes you want to watch a cable series while it’s actually …

Televisions

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

A Guide to the Music of Andrew Peterson

No contemporary songwriter has had a greater effect on my life than Andrew Peterson. His first album appeared the year I moved to Romania as a …

Evangelical Christianity

The Rise of Unfundamentalist Parenting

For several summers in my preteen years my parents sent me to church camp. My parents weren’t particularly religious, but I guess they thought that a …

Religion

Teen suicides up 70+ percent over a decade

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported an alarming rise in the number of teen suicides between 2006 and 2016.<p>Differentiating between white and black youths, the data analysis shows that the number of self-inflicted deaths of white children between the ages of 10 and 17 …

New York Times

These apps will help you make the most out of your Apple TV

The Apple TV may not have topped our list of the best streaming boxes you can buy, but it’s still a great product, especially if you’re all-in on the …

Smart TV

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

Lance Berkman and Andy Pettitte leading the way for Houston baseball team

Former MLB stars Lance Berkman and Andy Pettitte serve as coaches for Houston Second Baptist’s baseball team. Photo: Richard Obert/AZCentral …

I’ve tried every single iPhone currently available — here’s my ranking of the 8 iPhones you can buy right now

From the brand-new, futuristic iPhone X to the tiny-but-powerful iPhone SE, the current iPhone lineup has a range of devices and price points.<p>At this point, I've tried all eight of Apple's current iPhones. And although the iPhone X is gorgeous and powerful, it's not the phone I would recommend to …

Mobile Technology

How to Write a Business Plan Executive Summary

A critical step in starting your own business is writing a business plan. Consider your business plan a road map to help you achieve success. In it, …

Trump Is Winning

Are you sick and tired of it yet?<p>Donald Trump is on track to win reelection to the presidency of the United States.<p>Yes, despite Russiagate, despite shitholegate and despite whatever gate he blunders through next. Despite approval ratings that would make Nixon weep. Despite his mind-numbing …

Donald Trump

Televangelist Benny Hinn admits he was wrong about the prosperity gospel: ‘Did Jesus live in a mansion?’

A faith-healing televangelist has confessed he was wrong in preaching the “prosperity gospel.”<p>Benny Hinn, who was questioned by U.S. senators over …

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I was the CEO of a public company for more than 26 years -- that's longer than Cal Ripken, Jr., played baseball. And I wasn't …

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