Debbie Stevenson

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Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

It's a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There's an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the park's surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school's out — so where are all the kids?<p>Walking with me are …

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' explains the 4-word daily reminder that makes him more productive

After his 2007 productivity guide "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a bestseller, Tim Ferriss dedicated his career to studying a wide variety of experts at the top of their fields.<p>His new book, "Tools of Titans," is a collection of the best lessons he's learned from over 100 highly successful people.<p>It …

Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President …

Want to Make a Great Impression? 25 Go-To Phrases That Work Magic (Especially for Introverts) | Inc.com

I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke positive reactions with new people.<p>These are icebreakers and enablers. They can help even the most …

Body Language

National Book Critics Circle announces finalists, but misses one of the biggest novels of 2016

The National Book Critics Circle selected award finalists in six categories and announced three other prize winners Tuesday, but managed to miss one of the biggest books of 2016.<p>"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead has already won the National Book Award for fiction and been an Oprah pick …

Books

How To Get Ripped Abs…After 40 (pg 1)

References<p><b><br>J Sports Sci. 2002 Jun;20(6):487-94.</b><p><b>People who performed intense cardio suffered from decreased T3 hormone production.<br>Eur J Appl Physiol.</b> …

Exercise

10 Ways To Get Natural Curly Hair Without Heat Styling Tools

Because not everyone has, or wants, super-straight hair.<p>The SS18 catwalks were awash with effortless tousles and corkscrew curls, encouraging us to …

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a surprise. There’s an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

A Hollywood star reminded me “How easy it was to fall in love with Jesus”

The foundation of Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Who introduced you to Him?<p><i>John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,</i> …

Christianity

The four bugs that protect us from asthma | Cosmos

<b>Something about modern living</b> sends asthma rates soaring. In Western countries we saw it happen from the 1960s to the 1990s. Now we’re seeing the …

Microbiology

Did You Know Netflix Has Secret Movie Categories? Here's How to Find Them

Your Netflix hunting just got so much better. Turns out, there are a <i>ton</i> of secret movie categories on Netflix, and there's an easy hack for finding …

Here's the Full Transcript of Obama's Farewell Address

The president delivered his remarks in Chicago on Tuesday night.<p>President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, less than two weeks before he leaves office. Chicago is the president's hometown, where he cut his teeth first as a community organizer and later as a college …

Remembering These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

<i>Spotting heart attack symptoms early can potentially save a life. How do you spot them? Our friends at YourTango share their story.</i><p><b>Pay attention.</b><p>The recent deaths of Carrie Fisher (due to a heart attack) and George Michael (due to heart failure) bring this year to a close with even more significant …

The 11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

New Research Shows Depression Linked with Inflammation

One traditional hypothesis of depression is that people who are depressed have a deficiency in monoamine neurotransmitters in the body, which leads …

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain

WE HAVE been thinking about Parkinson’s disease all wrong. The condition may arise from damage to the gut, not the brain.<p>If the idea is correct, it …

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Workouts

A 21-year-old college student breaks down which social networks are hot and which are not

<i>On January 2, 2015, I wrote a viral post entitled "A Teenager's View on Social Media," in which I dissected popular apps and what I thought about them. It got over one million views. Many people have asked me to write a follow-up or, at the very least, an update. I haven't felt there was a dramatic</i> …

Social Media

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

Self-improvement

The “good enough” mother begins in pregnancy

Back in the 1950s, pediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott coined the term “Good Enough Mother,” making the point that surviving a mother’s small failures gives children the resilience to live in an imperfect world. Winnicott’s focus was on how the child can benefit, rather than suffer, …

Pregnancy

The Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness Meditation That Anyone Can Do

Over the past few years, we’ve seen countless studies showing how beneficial mindfulness meditation can be. It has been shown to change our brain, …

Want Your Kids to Become Financially Secure Adults? Parents of Today's Wealthy Did This, Study Says | Inc.com

What are the odds of a low-to-middle-class kid growing into a successful, wealthy adult? This may come as a surprise to those who believe that most wealthy people were born into money, but apparently, they are quite high. A recent study performed by the U.S. Trust revealed that 77 percent of the …

Success

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

Self-improvement

‘Natural’ Sleep Supplements Carry Serious Safety Concerns

Millions of Americans per year use supplements such as melatonin and valerian as a nondrug way to help them sleep, but there’s little evidence that …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

Motivation

If You Want To Learn Everything More Effectively, You Should Know This Note-Taking Skill

Learning Is More Than Information Storage<p>Note-taking is an art form unique to the writer. It is not necessarily always done to enhance your ability …

Note-Taking

Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this

According to a study by the University of Illinois, eating foods rich in lutein – like many leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables for example – …