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34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can’t talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent …

Home Improvement

Not Enough Time in the Day? Ask Yourself These 50 Tough Questions to Find Out Why

Poor time management isn't about a lack of time. It's about how you think about time.<p>Hands down, one of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is a "lack of time." Yet, how is it that some people achieve so much more than others when we all share the same 24 hours? It's not because they …

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

It’s Time to Stop Calling it ‘The Great Migration’

For people of color watching over their shoulder this Independence Day, the fear of police interference harkens back to a historical moment with a much-too-benign label.<p>Last week, a white woman, Linda Krakora, called the police on a 12-year-old black boy for mowing a lawn too close to her property, …

The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable.<p>Marmot Ultra Elite 20 ($199)<p>We’d never guess that the Ultra Elite 20 is filled with anything but down—it’s that warm and compressible. But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one …

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight

Scott Barry Kaufman was placed in special education classes as a kid. He struggled with auditory information processing and with anxiety.<p>But with the support of his mother, and some teachers who saw his creativity and intellectual curiosity, Kaufman ended up with degrees from Yale and Cambridge.<p>Now …

IQ

The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

5 Key Takeaways From The GOP Health Overhaul Plan

<i>Got questions about the GOP plan to overhaul federal health law? Join us on Twitter Thursday 12-1 p.m. ET for our #ACAchat. Kaiser's Julie Rovner, NPR's Alison Kodjak and health policy analysts of various political persuasions will be online discussing how the Republican plan could work, who wins</i> …

It’s not sex that makes you healthier and happier—it’s what you do before and after

People who have sex more frequently report a greater sense of general happiness, according to numerous studies. One even found that having sex once a week, as opposed to monthly, boosts spirits more than earning an extra $50,000 per year.<p>Yet the sex-happiness association means nothing if we don’t …

Sugar's "Tipping Point" Link to Alzheimer's Revealed

<i>Summary: In early Alzheimer’s, glycation damages an enzyme that plays a crucial role in immune response and insulin regulation, researchers …

The best medicine for ADHD might not be medicine, at least at first

By Daniel Griffin<p>Steve and Michelle were desperate. Their 6-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD soon after entering first grade. Sam’s behavior seemed outright defiant: He ignored adults when his name was called and was in constant motion. Sam let out bloodcurdling screams when forced to …

Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Most of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Many of us also probably reach for medication. Now, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians say try exercise, yoga, or massage first.<p>That's a pretty big …

General Hospital

Beyond organic: Carbon farming is a pathway to climate stabilization and resilient soils

<b>Through the adoption of smart carbon farming practices, an acre of land could store anywhere from 10 to 100 tons or more of carbon, which can help</b> …

Farming

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Barack Obama

For Young Kids' Ear Infections, Longer Antibiotic Treatment Works Better

Researchers looking into whether a shorter course of antibiotics would treat young children's ear infections as well as a longer course found that not only was the shorter treatment less effective but it didn't reduce antibiotic resistance or side effects.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the <i>New</i> …

Could Gum Disease Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Health news<p>A type of bacteria found in severe gum disease may trigger many cases of rheumatoid arthritis, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The bacteria is found in about a third of people, and the researchers found evidence that 47 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis had evidence of an …

Immune System

Hey, Baby, Meet Peanuts: How And When To Safely Introduce The Food

Peanut allergies can be among a parent's biggest worries, though we've had good evidence for more than a year that when most babies are 6 months old or so, introducing foods that contain finely ground peanuts can actually reduce babies' chances of becoming allergic to the legumes. Even so, many …

Northwestern University

Are You a Gardener or a Carpenter for Your Child?

By Jill Suttie<p>When I first became a mom in 1996, I had little in the way of familial support and few friends with children. Books became my primary source for figuring out everything from what car seats to buy to how I should communicate with my newborn son. I often fretted over whether or not I …

University of California

These Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastating Cost of Industrial Pollution

Fort McMurray, Canada The first step in the oil sands process after extraction is ‘upgrading’, in which particulate matt<p>... VIEW MORE<p>J Henry Fair<p>1 of …

California Rules About Violence Against Health Workers Could Become A Model

Workers in California's hospitals and doctors' offices may be less likely to get hit, kicked, bitten or grabbed under workplace standards adopted by a state workplace safety board.<p>Regulators within the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health approved a rulelast Thursday that would …

U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay Thousands In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort

In most cases, when an employer pays a signing bonus to attract new workers, that payment is understood to be essentially unrecoverable. But the Pentagon has a different understanding — and it's ordering the California National Guard to claw back thousands of dollars paid to soldiers who …

NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

Parents' views of child care are a little like life in Lake Wobegon — the vast majority say it's way above average.<p>That's just one of the findings in a poll looking at child care and health from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, released …

How Gaps In Mental Health Care Play Out In Emergency Rooms

Nearly 1 in 5 children each year suffers a psychiatric illness, according to research estimates. But a national shortage of medical specialists and inpatient facilities means that many still go untreated — despite national efforts to improve mental health care.<p>New research is driving home the …

A manifesto for raising a feminist child

The Nigerian novelist and writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has published a new 15-step manifesto on how to raise a feminist child. The piece comes in the form of a letter to Ijeawele, a friend who has given birth to a daughter, Chizalum Adaora. Adichie herself recently became a mother for the …

Save time — clean your coffee maker and cutting board the right way

Who doesn't want to save some time in the kitchen? We recently discovered two smart hacks that will keep your most-used items in optimal shape, while helping cut down on time spent cleaning.<p>Any coffee lover knows the struggle of a stained coffee carafe. No matter how many times you wash your coffee …

“The Kegel Fix”: A New Twist On An Old Exercise

Andrew Siegel MD 9/24/2016<p>I am a urologist with a strong interest in pelvic health, fitness and conditioning. Having first developed a curiosity with …

See what happened when this school replaced detention with meditation

As a kid in detention—for those of you who ever did hard time after school (hand raises)—did you ever spend that time thinking about what you did?<p>I …

100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Gets Ready For Reveal

When peals ring out from a 130-year-old church bell at the Sept. 24 dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, they will signal the end of a long journey.<p>The historic "Freedom Bell" usually hangs in Williamsburg, Va., in the tower of the First Baptist …

Black History