Jessica Rigby

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11 Things Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Sleep

Sleep is so deceptive. It’s such a simple, basic, human act—yet it’s wildly important to every aspect of our lives. Without it, our thinking gets …

Sleep

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Leadership

These Are the 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon Editors

2017 has been quite a year in the book world. We learned the inside scoop about the 2016 presidential election in Hillary Clinton’s <i>What Happened</i>, endured thought spirals and reward-incentivized mysteries with John Green in <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i>, and were even were treated to an in-depth look at …

Books

10 Top-Rated Drugstore Beauty Products That Are Truly Worth the Hype — All Under $13

If you haven't delved into the world of drugstore makeup, your beauty game is seriously suffering. There are so many affordable brands out there that deliver high-quality products. I am always on the hunt for the very best cosmetics that are easily accessible, so I test items on the regular. If you …

Instead Of Forcing Preschoolers To Apologize, We Should Be Doing This Instead

“Say you’re sorry” may teach children to <i>say</i> they’re sorry, but do they know what it means?<p>Picture this: Your preschooler is playing with another …

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a …

Self-help

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

These are the best books ever, according to the Goodreads community

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and …

14 Protein-Packed Lunches for Plant-Based Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day. Well, sorry chia pudding, but we want to argue that by highlighting the fact that lunch is pretty dang important too. Once our morning coffee wears off and we’re headed into the afternoon, we *need* a healthy dose of protein to help us motor …

The beauty of being an ‘okay’ parent, and five ways to get there

Let’s be honest: Parenting in the 21st century — the age of the curated childhood — is daunting. Parents constantly feel like they should be doing more.<p>I grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska, the second of four kids, where my parents — a Lutheran pastor and a music teacher — were too busy working …

Simple steps for home composting success

I am considering starting a compost pile this year and looking for some advice; some of the articles I've read suggest steps more complicated than I am willing to implement. My time is limited, so I want to do something simple that works reasonably well.<p><i>— Courtney Jacobsen, Wheeling</i><p>Composting at …

Gardening

17 Comfortable Flats You Can Wear With Anything And Walk For Miles

We've got the perfect pair for you.<p>Bleeding heels, blisters and squished toes are all unfortunate symptoms of breaking in new flats or walking in uncomfortable pairs for far too long.<p>But thanks to our never-ending quest to find cute flats that are also incredibly comfortable, we’ve rounded up 17 …

This Home Depot Furniture Is So Chic You'll Never Believe It's From Home Depot

Our trips to Home Depot are mainly reserved for things like a lawn mower, lightbulbs, lumber, and the like. (No judgment if you complain the <i>entire</i> time you are there.) But behind...

How to talk to your kids about family addiction

By the time my daughter Christina was 4, she had attended the funerals of my elder sister and my mother, both of whom died of alcoholism-related illness at the respective ages of 42 and 67.<p>I don’t remember the first time Christina asked how her “Nonnie” and aunt died, but I do remember my answer: …

How to Make Tomato Sauce in the Crockpot

Enjoy homemade tomato sauce without all the work. This crockpot recipe requires no peeling, seeding or coring, and tastes better than anything you …

Recipes

10 NYC documentaries to watch over the holiday break

Get ready for some Netflix and … well, you know the drill<p>New York is a constant source of material for filmmakers, and there are hundreds of movies about the five boroughs—both fiction and non—that are worth your time. And what better time than a holiday weekend to hunker down, avoid your family, …

5 Essential TED Videos That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

If you want to raise kids who are entrepreneurial, happy, healthy, creative, and smart risk-takers, here's the list.<p>There's a lot of good parenting advice buried within the 2,300 TED talks that have been given over the years. But do you know what it costs to attend a TED talk in person? $8,500 a …

TED Talks

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

7 Books You Need to Read This December

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible</i><i>.</i><p><b>Whatever Happened to</b> …

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Books

21 Business Books Worth Reading at Least Once a Year

The right expert advice at the right time can often offer you a shortcut to success. Here are 21 books capable of doing exactly that.<p>As the saying goes: "Leaders must be readers." But, let's face it, you can also waste a lot of time reading the wrong books that don't offer the value you're looking …

Self-improvement

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost? Enough to Make You Lose Your Lunch

If your oven heats up to only 300 degrees and your linoleum floor is peeling at the edges, it's a good bet that your kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. But how much does a kitchen remodel cost?<p>According to Remodeling magazine, the average price of a minor kitchen renovation is $20,122, while …

7 Keys to Parenting the Danish Way

As new parents, it often feels like we’re always living in the moment, whether we’re trying to figure out how to get through the long nights with a new baby, master the art of the swaddle to soothe a fussy baby or keep breastfeeding even while traveling. But that time goes by fast, and pretty soon …

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

Self-improvement

'I thought newsreader dresses and kitten heels made me look grown up. Then I realised I needed to dress for me, not the person I thought I should be'

I call them the newsreader dresses. They hang in my wardrobe, stiff and structured, as if on military parade. The hems are knee-length. The necklines are square-cut. For the most part they come in block colours: pillarbox red, royal blue, grey-beige.<p>I take them out occasionally, not to wear, but to …

Summer reading lists at prestigious private schools

High-school classic "Lord of the Flies."Amazon<p>For many people, the summer months symbolize pleasure reading at its best.<p>It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at …