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You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through challenging times at some point in our lives. There are times when it …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Meditation

Carolyn Hax: Noncompetitive boy needs ‘Achiever Mom’ to chill out, a little

<i>Dear Carolyn: My son is 12 and, for the most part, a pretty good kid. He isn’t a standout in academics or sports and isn’t socially adept, but he has a good sense of humor.</i><p><i>I, on the other hand, was raised to compete. I thrive on competitions and was raised to take every opportunity to try my best.</i> …

Parenting

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life

Some words of wisdom to help you realize your dreams.<p>In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 …

Motivation

How to tell if your child's educational needs are being met at school

As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for your child to learn the …

Pedagogy

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

Investing

The power of talking sideways to children

Children need opportunities to talk solo to their parents. The best moments happen in ‘sideways listening’ – when out running, walking, driving, or baking or making<p>Good family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it’s not always easy. We all know the advice about …

Are The Volatile Teen Years A Repeat of the Toddler Years? | TODAY.com

When I was expecting my third child, I read that children enter a new stage every three to three and a half years, where they assert their independence and challenge the status quo. At the time, my first two were seven and three and a half (I wish I had gotten that memo sooner.) Over time, I found …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …