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6 research-backed ways to make sure your kids have grit

A big contributor is having a "growth mindset."<p>You may have heard about this before but many people don't understand it nearly as well as they think.<p>To make sure you and I get it right I called Carol Dweck. She came up with the growth mindset idea. Carol is a professor at Stanford University and …

Self-improvement

24 Genius Products You Need If You Have A Toddler

With a toddler you need all the help you get.

25 Purchases You'll Never Regret

Over the years, I have made many a purchase. Some were big-ticket; some were under $15. Of course, there were occasions when buyer's remorse soon …

Frugal Living

What You Never Thought They would Teach You at the Harvard Business School.

<b>Part 2: Authenticity, Teams, and Defining Success.</b><p>On a daily basis I’m fortunate, and privileged, to meet and discuss topics with a variety of …

Can You Be Grateful for Both Blessings & Challenges? A Practice of Radical Gratitude

Usually, when we talk about gratitude, we express gratitude for our blessings. I’m grateful for my beautiful daughter Siena. I’m grateful that I live …

Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development

Baby laptops, baby cellphones, talking farms — these are the whirring, whiz-bang toys of the moment, many of them marketed as tools to encourage babies’ language skills.<p>But in the midst of the holiday season, a new study raises questions about whether such electronic playthings make it less likely …

Kids

Retirement in 2016: 10 Stats Everyone Should Know

Source: www.TaxCredits.net via Flickr<p>Saving for retirement is a topic that frightens many Americans -- and for good reason. After all, the Center for Retirement Research found that more than half of all working households are at risk of being unable to keep up their standard of living in retirement …

Retirement

This Giant 3-D Printer Prints Entire Houses

Oh, your 3-d printer just prints little gizmos? That’s nice.<p>The Big Delta is a giant 3-D printer big enough to print buildings. It is, says WASP, the Italian company behind it, the biggest 3-D printer in the world, and it is designed to build homes in developing countries.<p>WASP makes smaller …

3D Printing

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Health Care

Microsoft has a crazy plan to make your batteries last a lot longer

Right now, the way a laptop battery works is pretty straightforward:<p>You have a big lithium-ion hunk of a battery that dispenses power to your computer as the hardware says that it needs it.<p>Basically, that means that if you're doing something like playing a game or watching a movie, your processor …

Microsoft Surface

'Are You a Christian?' My Thoughts on the Umpqua Community College Shooting

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>Imagine—being at the business …

Mass Shootings

Hashtag 'I am a Christian': Ben Carson starts avalanche of PROUD assertions of faith

In response to Thursday’s horrific mass murder of Christian students at an Oregon community college, <b>Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson</b> …

How Capitalism Changes Conscience

Let’s start with the graph below, which is my nomination for “most important graph in the world.” It shows GDP per capita from the year 1 to the year …

The 'S' Word You Can't Live Without: Bringing Spirituality to the Workplace

Don't worry, this article is SFW. At the young age of 23, I found myself lying in a hospital bed diagnosed with a stress-related illness and wondering how I'd gotten there. At that time I was a full-time master's student, working 60 hours a week between three jobs, dealing with an emotional breakup …

7 Parenting Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About

As parents, we all want the best for our kids. But we all make mistakes. And while parenting mistakes may not be brought up at birthday parties and …

Parenting