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‘How would you like to handle this?’: The question that helped me stop overparenting

Several years ago, we enrolled one of our kids in a private commuter school nearby. It was expensive, but his teachers strongly encouraged us to place him where he would be more challenged. This school offered low teacher-to-student ratios and better access to his instructors.<p>The mission of this …

Parenting

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Sleep Deprivation Could Shave Years Off Your Life

Too little sleep is making us sick.<p>In an interview with <i>The Guardian,</i> Matthew Walker, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University …

How I Learned to Love Swimming Laps for Exercise

Swim for fitness. That sounded easy: I already knew how to swim. So one day I stood on the pool deck looking at all the other happy lap swimmers, …

You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.<p>While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …

Creativity

Secret Rio: alternative experiences in the Marvelous City

Rio de Janeiro, the ‘ <i>Cidade Maravilhosa</i>’ (Marvelous City), is a city true to its namesake. Its famous landmarks and beaches draw the masses every year, but these must-sees can sometimes eclipse the rich essence of what makes this a unique destination.<p>There is indeed much more Rio de Janeiro than …

UPDATE: Alex Atala's D.O.M. Receives Two Michelin Stars in Inaugural Brazil Guide

<b>Alex Atala</b>, a former disc jockey whose groundbreaking D.O.M. restaurant made him the international face of Brazilian food, became the country's first and only recipient of <b>two Michelin stars</b> on Friday:<p>The debut edition of the Brazil guide, which focuses on the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, …

Hospitality

Eat like a carioca: Rio's best local food

Food is a treasured part of <i>carioca</i> (resident of Rio de Janeiro) life. With roots in African, Amerindian and European epicurean traditions, the tastes of the Marvelous City range from meat-centric c<i>hurrascarias</i>, hearty <i>feijoadas</i>, vibrant street food and upscale, gourmet selections – all best …