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Moment of Aww!

Here are some crazy-cute photos of animal moms and their babies. From cuddly koalas to affectionate alligators, these pics will make you want to give your mom a hug!<p>It looks like this emperor penguin chick and its parents are playing chase. Adult penguins often slide on their bellies to quickly get …

A psychology professor explains why self-esteem is failing us

To Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that's not surprising. Though self-esteem continues to reverberate as a pop-psych cure-all, the quest for inflated egos, in her view, is misguided and largely pointless.<p>There's nothing wrong with being confident, to answer Demi …

Self-esteem

7 Relationship Secrets To Seal Your Relationship For Life

We all wish we knew the secrets behind strong, lasting relationships.<p>Whether we’re hurting after a break up or fuming over an argument, we often …

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

You’re searching for a new job. Updating your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Describing your accomplishments in two- to three-line bullet points that start with powerful action verbs and end with quantifiable results.<p>You know the standard advice. But for the most part, recruiters aren’t calling. And …

How Velasquez Eased My Grief

My father died quite suddenly when I was in my late twenties. He was a painter. The fatal illness attacked first his brain and then his eyes. In my …

Art

Family therapist shares 8 secrets to a happy and lasting relationship

To ensure your relationship stands the test of time, there are eight simple steps you need to master.<p>Marissa Nelson, a licensed marriage and family …

Marriage

Why We Care So Much When Icons Like Prince Die

A sociologist breaks down the mechanics behind the public displays of grief after a cultural hero dies.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>We've been through the ritual a lot lately. First, the confusing initial reports of a death somewhere, the anxiety of a tragedy anticipated. Then the …

9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong

In public radio's mythical Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."<p>The first two conditions are merely unlikely. The third one is a mathematical absurdity. However, a new survey suggests that almost all parents believe it to be …

What Is The Clean 9 Diet?

The Clean 9 is a diet and detox plan that promises to help you lose weight quickly. Diets that promise fast weight loss can be very popular. However, …

How To Eat Like a Nordic Person

In the culinary world, Nordic food couldn’t be hotter. The cuisine, from countries including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, is the …

Why a Few Minutes of Exercise Can Show Results

Short workouts have exploded with a wider array of apps and digital videos; a quick hit of yoga or climbing the stairs<p>Mark Ewell was at the St. Louis airport waiting for a flight and lamenting that he hadn’t had time to work out that day. So he paid a shoeshine guy $10 to watch his bag, laced up …

See the Real-Life Homes Behind Some of the World's Famous Paintings

Perhaps you'll be inspired to immortalize these iconic destinations.<p>You definitely know these famous artworks, but can you identify the real life buildings featured in each one?<p>From: Veranda

Painting

Harley-Davidson adds Roadster to Sportster line

Seeking to capitalize on the urban custom movement sweeping the street bike scene, Harley-Davidson has added a new Sportster-style motorcycle to its lineup.<p>The Roadster, a 1200-cc V-Twin, features new suspension, drag-style handlebars and a chopped rear fender. Harley says this new addition to its …

How do you teach English to Americans?

Jose Perez never really worried about why his children had to repeat English-language classes year after year. After all, they were born in California.<p>Perez assumed the reason for the added instruction was that he and his wife have a rule that everyone speak Spanish at home.<p>Then, as his son Jesus …

5 Morning Rituals to Make Every Day Your Healthiest Day

Shutterstock<p>Boost Productivity<p><b>Easy: Do something you love.</b> "The best morning routines involve a good reason to get out of bed," says Laura Vanderkam, …

New Study Highlights Six Components Of An Effective Apology

I’ve written a fair amount about the importance of teachers apologizing to students, both for modeling and relational purposes (see The Best …

Research

FINALLY Break Your Bad Habit With These 6 Steps

The power of habits is real. While deliberately starting good habits can help you succeed in work and life, poor behavior patterns can put a real damper on achieving your biggest goals. Hoping to learn more about how to break bad habits, we chatted with Kacey Cardin, a creative multipreneur, …

Social Media

Indian Motorcycle Is Competing With Harley-Davidson by Giving Away Art

Although Indian Motorcycle holds bragging rights as the first American motorcycle brand—it was founded in 1901, two years before Harley Davidson in …

Mysterious Sperm Whale Deaths Continue — With Marine Litter Found In Their Stomachs

This year has not been kind to sperm whales. Thirteen young bulls have washed ashore near the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, in the latest spate of mysterious deaths that have plagued the species since January. This brings the death-toll to over 30 animals since January, found beached or …

The Music of David Bowie review – tears shed as stars pay tribute to starman

<b>Carnegie Hall, New York</b><br>From The Flaming Lips to Cat Power to Pixies to Debbie Harry, the lineup at the heartfelt tribute night was as wide-ranging and celebrated as Bowie’s career<p>David Bowie made mutability a muse during his long career. So, it would be hard to imagine an artist better suited to …

Exercise can take 10 years off your brain's age, new study shows

There’s more evidence that what’s good for your heart is good for your head. A new study shows that people who run, swim or do other moderate exercise have brains that look, on average, 10 years younger than the brains of couch potatoes.<p>"Our study showed that for older people, getting regular …

Photographer Annie Leibovitz Captures Badass 'WOMEN' in a New Series

Among them are Malala Yousafzai, Gloria Steinem, and Laura Poitras.<p>Laura Poitras is a badass woman. Not only has she consistently delivered unprecedented perspective on the surveillance state through documentaries like <i>Citizenfour</i>, but her very first solo show is at the Whitney Museum of American …

4 Ways to Figure Out If You're With the Right Person or Not

For men and women in the early stages of a relationship—dating, moving in, or even engaged—there’s often one lingering question in the air. Skeptical …

MAINTAINING HARMONY IN RELATIONSHIPS

1/13<p>1<p>Perhaps one of the most difficult things in life, is to successfully and harmoniously manage and balance our various relationships. …

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

5 Vintage Motorcycles Under $5,000

Motorcycles are undeniably cool. Riding one requires skill and bravery to master, and their design is a perfect minimalist blend of form and …

A Thousand Hours of Early Jazz Records Now Available Online

It’s easier than ever to indulge in a passion for old-school jazz. For instance, you can listen to 1000 hours of jazz recordings released from 1921 …

How Setting Expectations Early Can Make for Happier, Longer Lasting Relationships

<i>Contrary to what most people will tell you, great relationships don’t just “grow naturally.” They require communication.</i><p>—<p>Think about this statement …

Relationships