Kiran Nagarur

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The first rule of sports (and all) parenting: Don’t speak

Your child doesn’t have to play in the Super Bowl for you to know the feeling. Their team was supposed to win and then they didn’t. What do you do? Being the mother of two girls who played soccer and ran track, I thought I knew the answer: Talk it through. Tell them you love them. Say it’s just a …

Parenting

Why Are Dutch Kids So Much Happier Than American Kids?

On a list of happy children topped by the Netherlands, the U.S. came in 26th of 29 countries.<p>Children in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the whole wide world, according to Unicef, whereas U.S. kids ranked at number 26 on a list of 29 countries, beating only Lithuanian, Latvian, and …

How to be human: how to handle fear

Be afraid, be appropriately afraid<p><i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. How to be Human</i> …

Mind

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Harvard Business School

First I was being too mean about my son’s outbursts. Now I’m being too nice. Help?

<i>Q: I have a nearly 11-year-old boy (oldest of three) who has had a challenging temperament his whole life. In his early years, I didn’t deal with it very well, giving him timeouts and losing my temper after his prolonged tantrums. As he grew older, I continued with consequences, but they never had</i> …

7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Sharpen Their Memory | Inc.com

Childhood is all about learning, and learning is a lot easier if you have a strong memory. Not only does the ability to capture and recall knowledge make it more likely that a child will excel at school, but having rich, vivid memories of everyday experiences also help children make sense of the …

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Hiking

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane 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 …

These Amazing Illustrations For Parents Is Definitely What Parents Should Read Today

We live in a busy world. Sometimes owing to work and other pressures, its very easy to overlook a few things. We designed this illustrations to help …

What Your Kids Most Need to Hear You Talk About (But You Never Do)

Research shows that parents are ignoring teenagers' reality when it comes to talks about online safety.<p>Every parent wants his or her children to be safe. We teach our children not to play with matches and not to get into cars with strangers offering candy. But, when it comes to teenagers and online …

Want your kids to tell you about their day? Instead of asking questions, try this.

The recently begun school year brought with it the smell of fresh pencil shavings, the squeak of shoes on newly waxed linoleum and a new round of stonewalling to the question, “What did you do at school today?”<p>For generations, the most common answer to this question has been “Nothing,” followed …

Parenting

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

NASA to Announce 'Surprising' Europa Discovery Monday

NASA will announce new findings about Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa during a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Monday (Sept. …

Astronomy

These Insane Tents Will Turn Camping Into One Big Party

You've never camped quite like this before.<p>From the scenic views to delicious campfire meals, there's a lot to love about camping. But if you're with a big group, you probably find yourself jumping from tent to tent all the time to chat with friends or hanging out outside at night around the …

Rare sea life found in mysterious underwater 'mountains'

Scientists recently traveled thousands of miles below the ocean's surface to explore underwater mountain ranges of cone-shaped dormant and active volcanoes with peaks rising 9,843 feet above the seafloor off the coast of Hawaii.<p>Living along these seamounts, Conservation International researchers …

The Pacific Northwest's Best Day Hikes

Want to Raise Smart, Successful Kids? This is How You Should Read to Them

The kind of books you should read to your kids to cultivate a love of reading.<p>It's no surprise that having plenty of books around the house is good for young developing minds. Plenty of research has been done on the subject, even down to the exact number of books you should own to lock in your …

Spectacular editors' picks from early 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year entries

Editors' picks: National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016<p><i>Photo by Nancy Elwood/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the …

'Ghosts' Takes On A Tough Topic For Children

Raina Telgemeier's new graphic novel <i>Ghosts</i> is about death. But it's written for children.<p>Telgemeier tells NPR's books editor Barrie Hardymon that stories serve as a way to begin difficult conversations. "Stories are such a powerful way of communicating ideas and in comforting people," she …

Graphic Novels

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 …

10 Tech Companies to Watch - Entrepreneur's Brilliant 100

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Our brilliant tech companies do everything from making us smarter to protecting our families and recharging our phones.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Looklive</b>’s specialized technology identifies where you can purchase the exact items of clothing worn by your …