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How Empowering Girls to Confront Conflict and Buck Perfection Helps Their Well-Being

A growing percentage of girls feel pressure to please everyone in their lives, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Ruling Our eXperiences …

Middle School

Bottling up emotions doesn’t work, but neither does brooding. Here’s a different approach.

<b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold …

Self-help

Tip: A Strange Way to Build a Rock-Solid Core

It looks like an overhead press, but it's really one of the most brutal core exercises you can do. Check it out.<p>When you've been training for a long …

Workouts

How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast

Generally, most of us rely on forecasts to tell us what kind of weather to expect. However, it is possible to predict the weather using your skills …

Weather

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Anthropocene

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Cooking

9 Easy Home Improvements You Can Make for Under $100

They may cost less than $100, but they'll make your room look like a million bucks.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

How to Teach Your Kids the Single Most Important Skill for a Happy Life

Practical tips to help you raise grateful kids, courtesy of science.<p>Many people think of happiness as a matter of luck and temperament. If you have the good fortune to be born with a cheerful personality and life hands you a bunch of good breaks, then you'll be happy. Face various external …

Happiness

How to Teach Time Management Skills to Teens

While your teen may get by OK by waiting until the last possible second to complete her high school science lab or her math project, procrastination …

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

Social Media

The 9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

The rhyme says ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when used on children these 9 epithets could cause damage.<p>The fight over the efficacy and cultural …

Are non-monogamous relationships on the rise? - TODAY.com

Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes professors Terri Conley and Stephen Snyder for a discussion about non-monogamous relationships such as open marriage. Conley says that children of polyamorous relationships are reportedly “doing very, very well” even though such couples are “highly stigmatized,” Snyder …

Megyn Kelly

How Blockchain Can Really Impact Real Estate Investing

If you search the internet for the “top five ways that blockchain will impact X, Y or Z,” you will surely be offered the same results over and over again. Removing a central authority, speed, trust — all of these blockchain benefits also apply to real estate. In real estate, though, all of the …

The 10 Highest Dividend-Yielding Stocks in the Dow

Find out where the income is right now.<p>The 30 companies in the <b>Dow Jones Industrials</b> (DJINDICES:^DJI) are among the cream of the crop in blue-chip …

7 Ways the Cryptocurrency Bubble Could Burst

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 9<p>Volatility at its finest<p>One of the biggest business stories of 2017 was the incredible rise of bitcoin (CCC: BTC-USD) and …

A new way to measure economic growth and progress

Global economic growth is making a stronger than expected comeback. It is likely to accelerate to as much as 4% in 2018 from 3.2% in 2016. This is …

Northern Lights set to shine across Canada. Here's when

<b>OUT OF THIS WORLD</b> | What's Up In Space - a weekly look at the biggest news coming down to Earth from space<p>Scott Sutherland<b><br>Meteorologist/Science Writer</b><p>…

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

Self-help

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

personaldevelopment

Here are my gear and methods for shooting Deep Space: Photographer Spotlight Q&A with Astrophotographer Sara Wager

Next in our Photographer Spotlight series is Sara Wager. Sara is a British astrophotographer currently based in Spain. She creates fascinating …

Simply Wall St Company Analysis Model

Contents<p>Overview of the model<br>• The Snowflake<br>• Value Analysis<br>• Future Performance analysis<br>• Past Performance analysis<br>• Financial Health analysis<br>• Dividends …

How to Manage Social Media for Business in Only 18 Minutes a Day

Spending under half an hour a day managing social media may sound like a tall order, especially considering that an average user spends approximately …

My 3 Top Growth Stocks for 2018

These three stocks are set to outperform in 2018 and beyond.<p>Welcome to the fifth year of my New Year's prognostications. Now that we're officially …