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Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the second-richest woman in the world

With the death of the French heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal Liliane Bettencourt, Walton went from the second-richest to the richest woman on the planet.<p>But on Friday, Bettencourt's daughter, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, saw her net worth skyrocket to $42.3 billion, making her the wealthiest …

L'Oréal

Adult social care outlook 'bleak', warns think tank

<b>The future for adult social care services in England "looks bleak", a think tank has warned.</b><p>Chancellor George Osborne announced measures in his Spending Review that would lead to a rise in care budgets.<p>But the International Longevity Centre said that would only "paper over the cracks" and suggested …

Radiation Therapy

Satanic Temple Leader Blogs Her Abortion

Her job is unusual but her experience—a medical abortion—is common. The Daily Beast talks to Jex Blackmore about her decision to blog her …

The Unfairness of Bento Boxes, Origins of the Starbucks Lady, and More Long Reads

Tricked and Indebted on Land, Abused or Abandoned at Sea<br>The New York Times<p>No country exports more seafarers than the Philippines, which provides roughly a quarter of them globally. More than 400,000 Filipinos sought work last year as officers, deckhands, fishermen, cargo handlers and cruise …

A leading theory about how consciousness works may be wrong

Until now, it had been widely accepted that conscious thought requires complex, sustained and widespread brain activity, while the mind's unconscious workings involve much shorter and simpler processes.<p>However, the paper, which appeared in the journal Cortex, seems to show that some of the …

Consciousness
Climate

Wearables use to jump almost 60% this year, says researcher

Adoption is growing but many people still question the need to own a wearable device. What will convince them to buy one?<p>The use of smartwatches and fitness trackers will surely surge in the US in the coming years, but don't expect anything like mass adoption.<p>This year, around 39.5 million US …

Wearable Tech

The biggest difference between rich people and everyone else isn't how much money they have

Yet, so many of us fail to accumulate wealth simply because of our doubts and fears.<p>"<b>The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear,</b>" writes Kiyosaki, who grew up observing two father figures: "poor dad" — his real father who died with bills to pay — and …

Self-improvement