Jamie Durrani

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How to raise a happy kid in the digital age

<i>Happiness is a warm puppy. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don’t worry, be happy!</i> Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being, and that of our kids, seems to be in free fall. Depression, anxiety and even youth suicide rates are increasing, as is …

Social Media

Switzerland has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the World

I am writing this blog post ‘Being Switzerland’. I am not presuming anything about the country, never have I ever been there. I have just been around …

The best cruises for people who don't like cruise ships

Incredible Mediterranean voyages that will provide a fresh take on cruising.<p>1. Cyclades odyssey<p>The handsome, nimble motor-sailing cruiser Galileo will whisk 49 passengers on a whistle-stop tour of the Cyclades, surely Greece’s most striking island group. Pairing popular stops such as volcanic …

Cruise Ships

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

Apps

This Website Has Hundreds Of Cheap First And Business Class Airfares

Search for cheap first or business class airfares and you get a bunch of ads from various search sites and online travel agencies. Even the articles you find simply refer you back to these sites. Go to these sites and for the most part, it’s nothing special. When you find low premium cabin fares it …

Travel Deals

To My Children: I Should Have Told You This Sooner

As I wait for the phone to ring, I need to tell you something.<p>I should have done it sooner. Not because a regular scan and then a specialized scan …

Parenting

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

Once again, ‘fake news’ decried by Trump turns out to be true

<i>“I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct. … When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. … Before I make a statement, I need the facts.”</i><br>— <b>President Trump, Aug. 15, 2017</b><p>At the Fact Checker, we have vetted many statements by President Trump — …

Donald Trump

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

Parenting

8 Lunch Box Necessities Currently On Sale at Pottery Barn Kids

We’re talking back-to-school essentials like ice packs, thermoses, containers, and more.<p>There’s no two ways about it, back-to-school shopping is an …

Kids

12 lazy dog breeds that make the perfect low-maintenance pets

The time has come for you to get a dog. You could go to the dog shelter and leave with whatever rescue pup tugs at your heartstrings, but if you live in a small space or work a lot, you might want to do some research before you say yes to just any dog.<p>There are certain dog breeds known for being …

Pets

This Drink Helped Me Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes (and Sleep for 6 Straight Hours)

I tend to mull over all of life's great mysteries between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. My overactive mind sees this window of time as the perfect …

Sleep

This won’t end well

I genuinely don't know if there was collusion. I don't know if President Trump technically, legally obstructed justice. I'm not sure if Michael Cohen, as doomed as he seems to be personally, actually has anything damning on Trump. And it's anybody's guess as to whether Robert S. Mueller III even …

Donald Trump

The Best Way to See France Is Floating Down Rural Rivers and Hidden Canals on a Luxury Barge

The latest river barges from Belmond Afloat have outdoor swimming pools, private chefs, and more.<p>Who says barges can't be luxurious?<p>Belmond Afloat in …

The Kindest Dog Breeds To Adopt If You Want A Total Cuddle Buddy

Dogs are known for being wonderful companions. Anyone who has a dog knows that they quickly become more like family than simply a pet, and that's …

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

Eighteen Books: Essential Reading in Soto Zen Buddhism

July 12, 2018 by James Ford<p>On one of those Zen pages on Facebook, in this case one focused on the Soto school someone asked for a pointer to an …

The 9 Best Hotels in Sedona to Book in 2018

Sedona is known for everything from its wine to its wellness; packed tight with red-rock buttes, scenic hiking trails, steep canyons and pine …

What to pack for a trekking trip to Nepal

Packing for Nepal can be a tricky one, but after three trips and numerous treks here are several things I’d describe as essentials for your trip.The …

Trekking across Italy just got easier with this digital map

If you love walking holidays and are looking for your next destination, then this new digital map of Italy might come in very handy. The General Directorate of Tourism released the revamped and restyled version of the atlas of the <i>Cammini d’Italia</i>, the Italian routes that cross the peninsula from …

9 Small Steps That Will Make You Happier, Starting Now

Starting out in rocket science and computer programming, if you would have told me then that there’s a science to happiness I would have laughed. And actually that would have made me a little happier (see #7). Today there’s solid research on techniques that can increase your happiness and …

Protecting your kids from failure isn't helpful. Here's how to build their resilience

In recent years, there has been a concerted effort to protect children from failure in order to safeguard their fragile self-esteem. This seems …

Self-esteem

The Backdoor Roth IRA

A backdoor Roth IRA allows the owner to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA without income limits. Users are restricted by income limits when contributing to a Roth IRA, but a backdoor Roth IRA has no limits on conversion amounts.(1)<p>Owners of Roth IRAs pay taxes upfront, but after the taxes are …

Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best deals so far (updated)

The waiting is over: <b>Amazon Prime Day</b> officially kicked off as of noon PT (3 p.m. ET), and we're highlighting the best deals here. The 36-hour sale features more than 1 million deals and ends Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday at 2:59 a.m. ET) -- though we expect some straggler deals to continue …

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

The most popular iPhone apps of all time

App Annie is out with a fresh look at the most popular and profitable iOS apps and games of all time. It's a list that includes Clash of Clans and …

Apps

5 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

Sometimes extra pounds are a result of this equation: eating processed foods=chronic inflammation=insulin resistance= weight gain. You can reduce …

Nutrition

Skip Big Sur—These Underrated Summer Road Trips Are Worth the Mileage

The pull of the open road is strong in summer months when all you want to do is skip town and drive through beautiful landscapes with the windows …

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation