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Four Questions to Help You Figure Out If You're Making the Right Decision

Everyone faces many tough decisions in daily life, from changing jobs to breaking up with someone you care about, and not being sure if you’re making …

Self-help

Want Your Kids (or Employees) to Have More Grit? Add This Rule

The "Hard Thing Rule" could increase passion and perseverance.<p>Science has recently demonstrated what many entrepreneurs always suspected: When it comes to success, there are more important factors than mere intelligence. In fact, the research of Angela Duckworth has shown that grit--passion and …

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

Startups

Kano's Got The Computer Any Kid Can Build, Anywhere

They set out with a mission to enable any kid to build their own computer from a lego-like kit, now for Kano the next step is to make sure children across Asia have that access – an interesting endeavor considering the impact the concept could have – especially on an enormous Indian youth …

TED Talks

5 Google Trip-Planning Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

Click, click, BOOM. 👍🏼<p>When planning a trip, your laptop screen usually looks like a tangled mess: Dozens of open tabs, hours upon hours of research and more flight-searching sites than you could ever keep track of.<p>But of course, Google is trying to change that. The tech giant launched a new …

Google Flights

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year roommate told me, is simply unacceptable.<p>Now, many years later, it turns out …

Why Travelers Should Be All About the All-Inclusive Vacation

<i>Britt Reints / Flickr</i><p>When you close your eyes and envision an all-inclusive resort, what do you see?<p>For some, images of sparkly beaches and flowing drinks probably come to mind. The waves crashing in the background, the kids making sandcastles and your cares and troubles left behind.<p>But for others, …

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children? Groundbreaking new research upends conventional wisdom on the topic.<p>Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>By Brigid Schulte<p>Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their …

Child Care

The Perfect Amount of Homework for Teenagers

For younger kids, the line between homework and academic success is a blurry one, so the students at one New York City elementary school that …

Teaching

The Real Reason Your Food Sticks To The Pan

Mornings are hard. But mornings met with eggs that stick to the pan, those are the worst. They're also all too common.<p>Cooking in anything other than nonstick pans runs the risk of, well, having food stick. It's frustrating and might convince you to dismiss the cancer warnings and buy nonstick pans. …

Food

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Onions

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Roasting Vegetables

We share how to roast vegetables to perfection with 6 tips from our test kitchen<p>Roasting vegetables seems easy enough, right? Just chop 'em up, put 'em on a sheet pan, and throw them in the oven. Basically, yes. But there are some specific things you should keep in mind to get crispy-yet-tender …

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

24 Servings<p>Finishing your chocolate chunk cookies cookies with a flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups …

Whac-A-Mole Syndrome: 'Destiny' Players Found A New 'Loot Cave'

You can’t keep a bad idea down: just one day after Bungie nerfed Destiny’s famous “Loot Cave,” where players could get reams of high-level items just by sitting on a rock and firing into a black hole for hours on end, one gamer appears to have already found what he’s calling “Loot Cave 2.0.” Sure …

Want to be happier? Buy video games

There has been research that measured the effects of buying things versus the effects of buying experiences, and the findings were that purchased experiences make us happier. So if you can buy a painting on one hand, or a trip to space on the other, the trip to space is going to do more for your …

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, currently a professor at National Taiwan University, who received his PhD in computer science from U.C. Berkeley.<p>Its name is a …

OLLA Kidsfurniture Fits Together Like Giant LEGO Blocks to Create Multiple Furniture Pieces!

OLLA Kidsfurniture system lets you treat your child’s room like a giant LEGO set! The colorful LEGO-like pieces can be arranged to create a host of …

Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>Parents should read aloud to their infants every day and continue to do so at least until their …

Pediatrics

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Cute

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Backpacking

10 Brilliant Grilling Secrets

Master the art of grilling with these tips.<p>If you can reliably grill a steak to medium-rare or a sausage until it’s just ready to burst, then you’re …

The Secret Ingredient for a Perfect Burger Isn't What You Think

Sriracha? Kimchi? Lovage? Fermented fish flakes? None of the above. A hyper-experimental cook learns the hard way.<p><i>Sriracha? Kimchi? Lovage? Fermented</i> …

Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Not long ago, we heard about a catchy idea for a cookbook: "Fart-free food for everybody."<p>In theory, these recipes would be helpful for some people — and those in their vicinity.<p>But being a bit gassymay actually be a small price to pay for a lot of benefits to our health.<p>We know that air often …

10 Superfoods That Love You Back

I had the opportunity to preview the newest edition (3rd ed.) of Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness. This book has been …

Superfoods

Veggie Detox

2 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>January 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 firm Bosc pears, stemmed, cut into wedges<p>1 3/4-inch piece peeled fresh ginger<p>5 medium carrots, scrubbed (about 1/2 pound), cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces<p>2 celery stalks, trimmed, cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces<p>1 baby beet, trimmed, scrubbed<p>1/2 …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Have a Puppet Party with a Cereal Box

We’re creating cute and crafty jungle puppets from recycled cereal boxes to play with as an after school activity. We’ll finish up any homework from …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Niobium, Wolf in the City, Overpass

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Primo - Programming Interface for Kids

Primo is a tangible programming interface designed to teach children ages 4 to 7 basic programming logic without the need for literacy. No literacy? …

Tynker plans launch of its teach-kids-to-code iPad app at SXSW

Young kids can acquire foreign languages extremely rapidly. How about computer languages?<p>Education experts are putting pressure on schools to introduce students to programming concepts. Teachers can now access a slew of new apps and online tools, which have emerged in recent years to teach children …