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How to Raise a Self-Confident Girl - Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

A ten-year-old girl sits in my office, her gaze averted. She tells me that she’s worried because she “froze” and couldn’t remember anything on her …

What Teaching Teaches the Teacher

What do you learn coming out of an experience like that? Well, let me tell you what I learned . . .<p>1. Being a parent doesn't make you a better …

Why You Can’t Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

Prolonged restlessness can have a profound effect on your body.<p>Everyone wakes up a little during the night as your brain moves through its sleep cycles; usually you just roll over and don't remember it at all. But sometimes you completely wake up and are left staring down the numbers on the clock, …

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Meditation

Intricately Detailed Plates Made With Hundreds of Tiny Painted Dots

Russian artist Daria—known as dahhhanart—shows off her elaborately decorated plates via her Instagram. At once delicate and complex, she employs a dot painting technique that combines acrylics, enamel, and appliquéd gems. The results are stunning, each plate replete with detail.<p>This form of …

Digital Art

How to Wash a Pillow to Keep It Smelling Fresh

Let’s assume that, unless you’re in your first year of college, you’re in the habit of washing your sheets regularly. (Sorry, but if memory serves, …

Clever Crafts Using Toilet Paper Rolls

Clever Crafts Using Toilet Paper Rolls<p>Updated on May 9, 2016<p>Empty toilet paper rolls usually land in the trash can but you may think twice before …

Wall Art

15 Fabulous DIY Wall Art Ideas You Can Create Yourself

Shares 1K<p>When the season changes, it makes me want to update all the rooms in the house. You? The first day of fall has arrived and it’s a great time …

Why What Other People Say and Do is Not About You

You're reading Why What Other People Say and Do is Not About You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Why Calendars Are More Effective Than To-do Lists

If there’s one pattern I’ve come across in dozens of articles, books I’ve read, and the 100’s of people that I’ve interviewed, it’s that the most …

Why Failure is the Key to Your Success

I realise that may sound counter-intuitive or juxtaposed to the conventional wisdom of rationality but failure is almost always the only constant that can be conclusively witnessed as a precursor when taking a broad overview of histories paradigm shifts, evolution of product or introduction of new …

20 genius (and surprising) ways to use coconut oil as your go-to beauty product

20 genius (and surprising) ways to use coconut oil as your go-to beauty product<p>Date June 15, 2016<p>By now you likely know that coconut oil is hailed as …

The Remarkable 1-Minute Confidence Boost Based on Science

All of us can use a confidence boost every once in a while. Here's a trick that really works.<p>Need a quick confidence boost? If you've ever found yourself in a stressful situation where you were unsure of yourself or your own capabilities, then the answer is probably yes. The good news is that there …

Scientific Research

Five top parenting tips that could be in official lessons

<b>What are the key things that every parent should know before they take on what is arguably the most important job of their life?</b><b>After a call from a leading public health expert for parents in the UK to have lessons provided by the government, we have invited educational psychologist Zubeida</b> …

11 Basic Practices of Emotionally Intelligent People

Easy in theory, difficult in practice.<p>Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our …

Emotional Intelligence

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Want to Raise Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids? Always Do These 8 Things According to Pseudoscience

We've studied what neuroscience and behavioral science teach. Now check out pseudoscience.<p>A funny thing happens when you become a parent.<p>Over time, your ambitions for yourself become less important than your ambitions for your kids. You want to be happy, healthy and successful, sure. But their …

Pseudo-science

The Huge Mistake Almost Every Woman Makes When Straightening Her Hair

Silky, straight hair doesn’t happen in a flash. If you’ve ever stepped out of the shower in the morning, dried your hair for five seconds and then …

Hair

10 Health Habits You'll Never Regret Doing

We all have regrets in life. Maybe you've didn't travel as much as you would have liked or you stayed too long in a bad relationship.<p>When it comes to our health, there can also be regrets. But if you start now there is still time to garner health benefits bringing fulfillment and enjoyment to your …

Five things pediatricians want dads to know about parenting

Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You're more important to your child's health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.<p>After assessing more than a decade's worth of psychological and sociological research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new report about …

Parenting

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Self-help

5 Ways to Break Bad Habits That Harm You (And Replace Them With Good Ones)

From biting our nails to eating junk food, we all have bad habits. Some of us have figured out how to break bad habits, while others continue to …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Emotional Intelligence

House Cleaning Tips & Ideas - TODAY.com

Today.com<p>Video<br>• Food<br>• Health & Wellness<br>• Style<br>• Home<br>• Parents<p>More<p>Shop<p>Clean smarter, better and faster with easy tips and advice that will keep your home in order<p>Gross! Here's the best way to get rid of ants in your house<p>Bye-bye, creepy crawlers!<p>No more tangled-up sheets! How to keep linens from twisting in …

Cleaning

Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

I feel like this Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe should come with a warning label! They are plain and simply addictive! Seriously you will not be …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

15 Unexpected Exercises That Work Your Abs

Since your abs move in more ways than just planks and crunches, they need a variety of exercises to reach their full potential…not to mention look …

How to read body language (and improve your own)

There are tons of articles out there telling you how to read body language. From Psychology Today to Business Insider, they give you tips on how to …