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Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory.

The concept of “grit” is perhaps the hottest trend in education circles these days, the idea that students who have a certain fire in their belly outperform those with high IQ or natural talent. Just this month, a book with the same name rose to the top of the bestsellers list, written by the …

Self-improvement

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

30 Pasta Salad Recipes for Any Outdoor Dinner

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-to's. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

11 Ways To Feng Shui Your Home This Spring With Tips From A Pro

Refresh your space to inspire personal growth this season.<p>For feng shui expert Laura Carrillo, her space-planning services go beyond organizing and decorating a home — as she says, feng shui is a lot more like "house therapy."<p>"A lot of people like to compare it to interior design, but for me, it's …

5 Ways to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Prep now and enjoy a beautiful outdoor space later.<p>Clean Up<p>Throughout the fall and winter, your garden can be exposed to the elements and what’s left …

6 Easy Decor Upgrades That Won't Break the Bank

Spring is here, which means all you want to do is go home, pour yourself a glass of rosé and overhaul your entire space. But decor upgrades that are actually stylish don't always come cheap. Here, six super-easy ideas that will save you major cash.<p><b>Fake a beautiful headboard. Here's how.</b><p><b>Shop for</b> …

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Mindfulness

I became a millionaire at 40, and I think money can buy you happiness

A couple weeks ago, something disturbing happened at work. One of my teammates (let's call him Jon) had a bad day. Jon had to deal with someone else in the organization many levels above him who is known for being cranky and difficult. When Jon called Mr. Cranky to ask a question, he was promptly …

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 2½ cups granulated sugar<br>• 6 large eggs, room temperature<br>• 3 cups sifted cake flour<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• ½ teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 cup sour cream, room temperature<br>• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<p>Cinnamon Swirl<p>⅓ cup (5 …

Schizophrenia and subvocal speech: Why people with schizophrenia hear the voices of God, spies and supernatural entities.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior</b> by <i>Eliezer Sternberg, M.D. Out now from Pantheon.</i><p>My first …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Parenting

The 'Perfect' Egg Recipe You Didn't Know Existed

If you have never heard of a shirred egg before, you are not alone. Shirred eggs are simply baked eggs with the addition of cream, cheese and herbs. The beauty of the shirred egg is, one can bake many at a time, making this the perfect dish for any brunch. The yolks are creamy and luscious while …

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Ingenious Designer Decorating Secrets That Won't Break the Bank

Interior designers are masters at solving decorating dilemmas, coming up with solutions that address aesthetics and function all within a specified budget. Decorist, an online interior design service, offers virtual creative direction at a fraction of what a traditional designer typically charges, …

11 Tricks For Saving Major Money Shopping On Amazon

Just when you thought you knew everything about the online superstore.<p>Hunting for books, paper towels, speakers, and everything in between? Amazon is probably the first place you go to. After all, how many other places can you get everything in one quick online transaction? Even better than the …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Headspace app generates buzz as meditation turns ultra-trendy

Andy Puddicombe, a trained Buddhist monk, wants to spread health and happiness by teaching our technology-addled minds to slow down and live in the moment.<p>Naturally, he's doing it through an app.<p>In just a few short minutes a day, users can listen to meditation guides for topics as varied as anxiety …

Meditation

Articles about 20 modern home renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural past.<p>The …

Made in America

16 Smart Dollar Store Ideas To Declutter Your Kitchen

Organized? Check. Cheap? Double check.

23 Cheap Upgrades That Will Actually Increase The Value of Your Home

Invest in your own future bank account.

Home Improvement

School Bathroom Habits Impact Life-Long Bladder Health: Opening the Door to the Girls' Room

<i>By Clare E. Close, M.D., F.A.A.P., SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Urology Member</i><p>If you are one of the 20 million women in the U.S. who have experienced leaking, wet pants, or leaving your seat at the movies or theater to run to the bathroom, take a look at your childhood [1]. Did you sit on your …

12 Basic B*tch Decorating Trends We Secretly Love

If you consider froyo a basic food group and Taylor Swift's 1989 album an iTunes necessity, take a look around your home. Turns out, basic b*tch decorating habits are equally telling. We admit to checking off many of these after taking mental inventories of our own homes, and we gladly own it. Take …

Feast Your Eyes: Gorgeous Dining Room Decorating Ideas

Find that you are not using your dining room nearly enough? Your space might be too formal, which is fine, but you have to eat somewhere! A beautiful breakfast table adjacent to your kitchen can provide an everyday dining space that is more functional and inviting than a formal dining room.

Dining Rooms

7 Styling Secrets to Steal From a Home Stager

They're pros at tricking the eye — whether you're selling your house or not.<p>As a designer and home stager to the stars, Meridith Baer has helped A-listers like Madonna and Brooklyn Decker sell their houses. While she often has the luxury of a large budget to work with, Baer notes that it takes more …