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Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.<p>Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful …

Parenting

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

I Actually Tried Meditation for 30 Days—This Is What Happened

My first meditation class was a failure. I tanked it. Bombed it worse than anything since a college essay on <i>The Canterbury Tales</i>.<p>As is typical when …

Meditation

5 Ways To Cheat The Aging Process, According To Dietitians

Turn back the clock.<p>Many of us are undoubtedly concerned about the way we'll age on the outside, fearing wrinkles, lines and gray hairs. But what's really important is how well we're aging on the inside.<p>Australian dietitian Ngaire Hobbins, author of "Eat to Cheat Aging," said the concept of …

5 Tips for Calming an Angry Child

<i>My son is a hot-tempered boy who gets very angry. What can I do to calm him down before he lashes out at the rest of the family?</i><p>Unless you're a saint, dealing with an angry child is challenging at best. While no parent enjoys their child's explosive outbursts, anger is a normal and human emotion. …

My mother and grandmother are proof that talking openly about sex is a smart parenting tactic

When my grandmother died last summer at 97, my family asked me to write the eulogy. The only challenge was which stories to highlight from her long life: her stint during World War II as a Navy Wave, driving ambulances and delivering ship plans? The time she chased down a pickpocket on the subway, …

Parenting

The Zen of Dying

<i>"We're all just walking each other home."</i>-- Ram Dass<p>When I was a little girl I had a recurring nightmare of my mom dying. I'd wake up out of breath, panicked. I'd run into my parent's bedroom, quietly put my tiny face up to her beautiful mouth and then let out a sigh of relief when I felt her …

Meditation

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Parenting

9 Tips From Warren Buffett to Make Kids Better at Business and Life

How do you take your lemonade stand to the next level?<p>Businessman extraordinaire and investing genius Warren Buffett wants kids to learn about business at a young age--not so they can start buying stocks with their lunch money, but so they can develop smart habits that will help them in business …

Warren Buffett

Want to Be Successful? Quit Searching for Answers.

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you give me to the end of the paragraph, I’ll tell you the secret to success. Ready? Are you sure? OK, good. Here you go: Quit reading. There’s no such thing.<p>Think I’m kidding? No way. I’m totally …

Motivation

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

1. They read<p>Experts agree that reading is the very last thing most successful people do before going to sleep.<p>Michael Kerr, an international business …

10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

<b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you're born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your …

The Formula to Build Any Successful Habit in Just 30 Days

It's no secret every successful person has developed insanely productive habits into their daily routine. They understand that success in every area of your life largely depends upon the actions you take and being consistent with those actions every single day.<p>A powerful personal growth tool for …