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6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

Creativity

I Put a GPS Tracker on My Child, and I'm Never Going Back

Let me start by saying I am <i>not</i> a helicopter parent. My kids eat dirt, fall down, swing from things while yelling, eat too much sugar, and don't always brush their teeth. But they also wear sunscreen and eat organic fruit, so I feel like I've found a healthy middle ground. And when it comes to …

Parenting

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”<p>When a person in a committed relationship takes a secret second lover, it forms a love triangle. This new constellation changes the relationship between the committed couple, …

Psychology

The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera<p>Hey guys! What’s up? It’s Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry</i> …

Language

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Read This Story and Get Happier

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Public Speaking

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

Exercise

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

4 Safe 13.4% Dividends You Won't Hear About On CNBC

There’s one question I’ve been getting from <i>a lot</i> of folks lately. You may have wondered about it yourself.<p>It’s simply this: <i>“Is the stock market even safe anymore?”</i> Or another, less anxious, variation: <i>“How can I bank fast returns while slashing my risk?”</i><p>I have great news. As I wrote back on February …

Investing

45 Children's Books You'll Want To Give Again And Again

We asked, 500 of you answered.<p>Children’s books are popular presents for newborns, but if you’re the gift-giver, the options can seem endless.<p>We asked members of the HuffPost Parents community<p>to share the kids’ books they come back to again and again when they need a gift for a baby shower. Some may …

Parenting

3 Top Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now -- Plus 2 Bonus Ideas

If you're looking for marijuana stocks that can be added to your investment portfolios, then you might want to consider these pure-play and backdoor …

Cannabis

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

How to Start Investing on Behalf of Your Baby

We ask two financial planners for advice.<p>My mom is big into investing in lieu of giving gifts. Shortly after each of her grandchildren was born, she …

Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America

The music mogul talks with The New York Times’s executive editor at the close of an eventful year.

Jay Z

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

5 Homemade Tests for Identifying Fake or Real Diamond

Diamond is a beauty to behold and its uniqueness makes it easily admirable. Nevertheless, purchasing it comes with the great task of having to distinguish it from its look-alike. Diamond occurs naturally and as a result, its proof of identity needs to come from the determination of various chemical …

7 Powerful Phrases Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Use Daily

EQ is just as important as IQ, and it all starts with these communication tips.<p>Emotional intelligence may be labeled a "soft skill" -- but to be a leader in today's workplace, it's just as vital as any technical wizardry or IQ.<p>Emotional intelligence, or EI, refers to the ability to know oneself as …

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

5 Secret Hotels Practically No One Knows About

From daily wine tastings to in-room aromatherapy, these luxury accommodations spoil their guests like no other.<p>Talk about a travel secret that's been kept hush-hush.<p>Hotels across the country are rolling out smaller, boutique hotels within more established ones, CNN reports. Not to be confused with …

10 Absolute Best Bargains at America's National Parks

Happy National Parks Centennial!<p>August 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. National Parks Service. We thought it a fine …

How to Flip a House (and How Much Money You Can Make)

Ah, the house-flipping dream. Buy a run-down home, fix it up, put it on the market -- and profit, big-time! Flipping may have hit its peak in the bubble years leading up to the 2007 housing market crash, but this is one dream that definitely hasn't died. However, just because you've watched a lot …

5 Signs You're Going to Fail as a Leader

Avoid these common management mistakes and watch your company morale soar.<p>The best leaders I have witnessed over the years are committed to understanding how to meet the needs of employees from every generation. Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a …

Why empathetic parenting encourages emotional development

Hundreds of new parenting books hit the shelves each year promising new tips and tricks, but who has time to read them all? One psychologist and parent has created a compilation book of best parenting practices that she not only heard about, but that she learned in her training.<p>“When I became a …

30 Most Beautiful Places To Travel