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Stanford professor explains how to deal with ‘a**holes’

How do you deal with someone who grinds your gears?<p>A Stanford professor has spent more than a decade researching “a**hole behaviour" and has come up …

Lord Voldemort

This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius

If you've been trying to teach your kids to tie their shoelaces without much success, step aside and let the master do his thing.<p>This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius<p>Teaching your little ones to tie their shoelaces can be one of the more frustrating parenting lessons. It's just really hard …

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist: How to Keep Your Property Pristine Year-Round

Hey there, friend, do you sweep and scrub your fireplace every summer? Do you clean the gutters every winter? Do you rake the lawn early during every …

Home Improvement

5 Rare Qualities of Truly Happy People, According to Science | Inc.com

I have been writing on positive psychology ever since I read the masterful <i>Happiness Advantage</i> by one of the movement's current poster boys -- Shawn Achor.<p>The beauty of this field is found in the belief that people aspire to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and positive psychology is the …

Happiness

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of this kind of worrying at least some of the …

Research

A psychology professor shares 3 questions you can use to overcome anxiety

Evolutionarily speaking, it's also probably helped our species to survive.<p>The problem comes when you apply this very same fight-flight reaction to situations that aren't genuinely life threatening — like taking on a new role, for example, or persisting at a task after multiple cases of failure.<p>When …

How much exercise do I really need?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the pre-goal should be maximizing the efficiency of your workout regimen.<p>Two and half hours a week of moderate intensity …

How to Worry Productively

Worrying is part of life. According to a new analysis, 38 percent of us worry about something every day—which honestly seems low. With a small tweak, …

Why rejection hurts so much — and what you can do to ease the pain

Whether the rejection is large or small, it still hurts, and it's often more painful than we expect.<p>Psychologist Guy Winch is the author of the book 'Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,' which outlines why we feel so bad when we're rejected and what we …

Pope Francis: better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic

Pope Francis has delivered another criticism of some members of his own church, suggesting it was better to be an atheist than one of many Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.<p>In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning mass in his residence, he said: “It is a …

Christianity

In a new letter, Pope Francis tells activists to stand up to populists

Pope Francis isn't taking the Trump party line.<p>Just days before the election, he cautioned against “social walls” and “false prophets” fueling fear and intolerance in politics. “No tyranny finds support without tapping into our fears,” Francis said. “This is key. Hence, all tyranny is terrorist.”<p>On …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral …

Clerical Sexual Abuse: Pope Asks Forgiveness for 'Monstrosity' in Book

ROME — Pope Francis has penned the preface to a new book by a survivor of clerical sexual abuse, and asked forgiveness for what he called an "absolute monstrosity" in the Church's history.<p>"It is difficult for a victim of pedophilia to speak out about what they have endured and to describe the …

How Much Scientific Research Is Wasted?

A week or two ago, my social-media feeds featured a bunch of re-shares of an article headlined “Scientists have outlined an 8-page plan to fix what’s wrong with science.” The plan in question is “A manifesto for reproducible science,” published as an open-access article in a <i>Nature</i> offshoot, by a …

Clinical Trials

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

These changes in brain connectivity may be responsible for a patient's long-term recovery from mental illness.<p>If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can …

18 Comics You Need To See If You're Dealing With Anxiety

Now this is self care.<p>Anxiety often clouds the brain with false stories such as, “you’re not good enough,” “that mistake will haunt you forever” and “your worst fear is coming true.”<p>The mental health condition, which affects an estimated 40 million American adults, is notorious for creating …

A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics

She won’t be the last.<p>Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex Kallen, an epidemiologist …

Microbiology

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Pope Francis Completely Trivializes The Reasons Why Women Seek Abortions

He's been a breath of fresh air for the church, but he has a blind spot when it comes to women.<p>In the years since his election, Pope Francis has appeared to soften the church’s historically punitive tone towards women who have had abortions. But one thing he hasn’t done is change traditional church …

Pope Francis Reiterates Support For Public Breast-Feeding

Mothers should feel comfortable breast-feeding infants in public, Pope Francis said on Sunday, even if they are in one of the most sacred spaces in Catholicism.<p>Speaking at an annual ceremony to commemorate the baptism of Jesus, the pope addressed the families of 28 infants who were to be baptized …

Breast Feeding

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

8 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies<p>Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps<p>Updated May 02, 2018<p>This list of free movie apps will put …

Christianity is for life, not just for Christmas

I was delighted to read Prebendary Neil Richardson’s letter (24 December) about the exclusion of programmes that were genuinely about Christmas from your “festive 40” listing. I had been thinking along very similar lines myself. Perhaps I could go a little further. Here at All Saints church in …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis says Christmas "taken hostage" by materialism at Christmas Mass

Pope Francis has given his fourth Christmas Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.<p>He said Christmas has been “taken hostage” by materialism.<p>The Pope said this overshadows God, and makes people blind to the needy.<p>He told the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to “think of the children who …

Christianity

Pope in Christmas speech blasts Vatican resistance to reform

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the resistance he's encountering in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, saying some of it is …