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The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Kids

Talented Dad's Comics Nail What It's Like to Raise a Toddler

Parents of toddlers know that it can be quite a challenge at times. With all of the tantrums and demands for attention, it can leave you exhausted. …

Parenting

How to Help a Child Who Is Dealing With Uncomfortable Emotions

Mentally strong kids understand that they can be in control of their emotions – rather than allowing their emotions to control them. Kids who know …

Worrying about the future is a waste of time and energy — here's the question that will help you stop

"Marissa, I'm worried about how my life will look in retirement, which is 2-3 years away. What will I do in the second half of my life? I don't want to waste it. Right now I have no real vision."<p>This was part of an email I received from a client asking me to help map out a clear path for his future.<p>…

Self-help

10 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Day

What habits, tactics and routines do the most successful people use to achieve their earth-shaking accomplishments?<p>One guy wanted to know. So he …

10 Reasons Why GTD Might Be Failing

"Chaos is in the world. Not in your head." ~ David Allen<p>Your life was a complete chaos and you decided to put it together once and for all. You had …

How to quickly and easily feel happier and more satisfied with life:

Send “thank you” letters:<p>This study examined the effects of writing letters of gratitude on three primary qualities of well-being; happiness …

A Way to Plan If You’re Bad at Planning

Learning how to plan — especially if you’re new to organizing your time — can be a frustrating experience. And for some individuals, the reason could be their brains.<p>As a time management coach, I’ve seen some incredibly intelligent people struggle to plan. For example, very creative people who …

12 TED Talks that will teach you how to have healthy relationships

Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are able to listen well, empathize, connect, resolve conflict, and respect others.<p>The following TED Talks are a great refresher course in …

TED Talks

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

How To Stop Over-Thinking All The Time

What’s one way to experience more meaning in your life?<p>You made the pro-and-con list and came to a smart decision, and yet you still can’t stop going over and over what could go wrong in your mind. You second-guess, go through different scenarios, but at some point is it too much? Is there a way to …

Self-help

Can you write your way to happiness?

A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work?<p>”This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it …

Happiness

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re …

Software reviews: Wellbeing, stress and self-care apps for your phone

<b>Anxiety</b><p><b>Dealing with irrational thinking</b><p>Self-help and pop psychology is a massive publishing phenomenon, so it is no surprise to find it all over the …

Apps

TEDTalk - Work life balance

A work life balance starts and ends with you. So many people blame work and others. I know most businesses are bad at building culture and treating …

Work-life Balance

The secret to overcoming failure

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison.<p>As a former rocket scientist, I view the world in hypotheses.<p>Life …

Are You Solving the Right Problems?

How good is your company at problem solving? Probably quite good, if your managers are like those at the companies I’ve studied. What they struggle with, it turns out, is not solving problems but figuring out what the problems are. In surveys of 106 C-suite executives who represented 91 private and …

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Amazon unveils free educational tools for teachers

Amazon wants to give teachers a leg up.<p>The online giant on Monday unveiled Amazon Inspire, a program that provides educators with the ability to upload, categorize and share resources, peer-review the content and create collections of those files to streamline and improve lesson planning. Amazon is …

My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

Here Are the 2016 Hugo Award Finalists

The nominees for the 2016 Hugo Awards have been announced, with the ballot to select the winners opening in mid-May, 2016. We’ll find out the winners …

Début fiction book of the year

<b>The Versions of Us | Laura Barnett<br>Weidenfeld & Nicolson</b><p>What if you had said yes…? Eva and Jim are nineteen, and students at Cambridge, when their …

5 Life Hacks People Tell Me Have Changed Their Lives Or The Way They Work

Curating the C_NCENTRATE newsletter every week used to take about two hours but now, thanks to the smart group of people it attracts (and a slew of other smarter cookies that regularly send me great things to read), it takes about 30 minutes. Some of the most popular links are the ones regarding …

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …

Time Management

There Is No Frigate Like A Book: A Life Spent Reading

I balance books precariously, pile them high on my bedside table: fiction, memoir, children's stories, volumes of poetry, professional reading all stacked up. Too many books, no matter how many shelves my mother or husband build. I've tried and rejected the Kindle, the Nook, other electronic …