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During a mindfulness program developed at Google, I heard a key insight about meditation that makes it a lot less frustrating

It's on whenever I get jealous hearing someone talk about how their sitting practice has totally changed their life. <i>I could do that</i>, I think. And then I try sitting on my own for a few days and find it exhausting playing a 10-minute game of Whack-a-Mole with every thought and worry that pops up, …

Mindfulness

Meet the mathekniticians - and their amazing woolly maths creations

In 1996 two British maths teachers active on an internet knitting forum were asked by a US yarn firm to design it an afghan.<p>“We were sent into a panic! We had no idea what an afghan was!” remembers Pat Ashforth, who with partner Steve Plummer is known in the crafts community for maths-inspired …

Mathematics

Mistakes to Avoid When Talking to Kids

When it comes to talking to kids, there are some definite "dos" and "don'ts" to consider. To make parent-child communication a regular, easy, and …

Self-help

How My Kids Started to Eat Like Adults (and Yours Can Too)

One mom shares the six key changes—all based on lessons learned in feeding therapy—that transformed her picky eater into an adventurous and appreciative one. #Goals.<p>"You don't like the banana? Do you want a circle cracker? No? What about the bunny kind? Alright, try some applesauce. Honey, you need …

An artist who draws monsters next to unsuspecting subway riders is blowing up on social media

However, he has recently become a star on social media himself by posting images of furry monsters superimposed on subway travelers to Facebook and Instagram.<p>His "Subway Doodle" creatures run the gamut from cuddly to blood-curdling — kind of like New York City subway riders themselves.

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says

As kids return to school, debate is heating up once again over how they should spend their time after they leave the classroom for the day.<p>The …

Teaching

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Education

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Five things that can make you a better parent right now

Since 1998, I have worked with hundreds of parents. As a teacher, school counselor, parent educator and currently a parent coach, I have taken note of what makes some parents more effective than others.<p>Effective parents are not measured by any of the cultural standards that we seem to be working …

Parenting

13 Parenting Tricks You'll Wish You Thought of First

All of these ideas have that why-didn't-I-think-of-that magic we love.<p>Summer vacation can be a long (long) few months. Especially when you don't have any tricks up your sleeve to keep your kids entertained, mess-free and, most importantly, happy in a pinch. Try these ideas and we guarantee both you …

100,000 Stars

The <b>Sun</b> is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic …

Magnetism

No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems

A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. Try this instead.<p>Say you have a problem child. If it’s a toddler, maybe he smacks his siblings. Or she refuses to put on her shoes as the clock ticks down to your morning meeting at work. If it’s a …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Scooter Science - Fun with Micro Scooters

We scoot to school everyday on the school run. Our journey takes us along a lovely tree lined tarmac path, uphill on the way to school and downhill …

Minion Crafts Make Wobbly Minion Weebles from Plastic Eggs or Kindersurprise Capsules

Tech That Teaches: 15 Smart Apps for Curious Kids

Your kids may spend more time staring at screens on smartphones, tablets, and computers than books, but that downtime can still be educational. Check …

7 things to teach your kids in kindergarten if you want them to grow up to be rich

"At the end of the day, kids are not being taught the fundamentals in school. As much as we think or hope they are, it's not happening," says Gregg Murset, certified financial planner and founder of MyJobChart.com, a free tool that teaches kids about money.<p>That means parents are the ones that have …

Personal Finance

10 Outdoor Summer Science Activities

Summer is a great time to get outdoors, play, explore and learn at the same time. We’ve got 10 brilliant outdoor summer science activities to keep …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

15 YouTube Channels of Fun Science Videos for Kids

YouTube has become a good source of educational materials. If you like watching science videos, you will love these YouTube channels of amazing …

Kids