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11-Year-Old 'Emotional Advice Kid' Counsels Adults in NYC Subway for $2

Sometimes a child's perspective is what adults really need.<p>As a former New Yorker who still goes to Manhattan regularly, I can tell you the last thing you'd expect to find in the subway station is low-cost counseling. Especially from a kid who simply wants to help people.<p>But that is just what …

Parenting

Why That One Person Always Gets Out of Traffic Tickets

Getting pulled over by a cop on the road is a nerve-wracking experience no matter who you are, but depending on your race and gender, it may be far more stressful — and consequential.<p>A new survey by CheapCarInsurance that pooled 2,000 adult U.S. drivers found that nearly 20 percent of white men say …

Law Enforcement

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Intelligence Every Day

Brain training isn’t a new concept. It can help us retain information, recall facts more quickly, and sharpen our focus. Even a brief course of brain …

BBC’s fake vitamin news

<i>Typical B vitamin supplement tablets (Ragesoss)</i><p>The BBC put out a report out about the dangers of the typical vitamin supplements that many people:<p><b>Why</b> …

The Science of Creativity, Purpose, and Motivation

“Your interests and your passion develop over time. I want to disabuse people of this mythology of ‘it happens to you and if you’re lucky, you find …

Use a strategy practiced by everyone from Darwin to Google to be more productive without becoming a workaholic

The parts of your brain that drive creativity, he says, are actually most active when you don't have to focus.<p>Business Insider Netherlands met the Silicon Valley technology forecaster and strategy consultant when he visited Amsterdam for a lecture. "The simple truth is that I wrote a book that my …

Productivity

Parents, put the phone down — after you read this

OK, kids, a quick moment to gloat: As it turns out, it’s not just you; it’s us parents too. We just can’t stop staring at screens.<p>That’s the result of a new national survey suggesting that parents spend nine hours a day plugged into tech, with only an hour and a half of it dedicated to work and …

Thanksgiving Cleanup Guide: Can It Go in the Dishwasher?

If you think life would be hard on a daily basis without a dishwasher, imagine not having one during the holidays. There would be dishes to wash for …

Kitchens

Mind healing: the psychological benefits of getting dirty

Let Them Eat Dirtis a new parenting book written not by child psychologists, but by two microbiologists, Marie-Claire Arrieta and Brett Finlay. Their aim is to encourage parents to ease up on hygiene. Children, they say, should be outside more, playing in the mud and coming into contact with the …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Labor Economics

11 Exciting New Materials Designers Should Watch

Flexible batteries, Velcro metal, colorful conductive inks, and more.<p>Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion, is like a sommelier. Presiding over the world’s largest library of materials, his job is to listen to the requirements of his clients–a list …

Furniture Design
Teens

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

Time Management

The Dirty Truth About Kids' Health | Heleo

“The idea that the only good microbe is a dead microbe—that we’ve got to change.”<p>Dr. B. Brett Finlay is an award-winning microbiologist, the Peter …

Microbiology