Manu Cassanello

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10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Happiness

Rich Paraguayans can ‘adopt’ children as domestic help. But that might change.

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Tina Alvarenga never asked her mother why, at the age of 10, she was handed over to an upper-middle-class couple here in Paraguay’s capital to begin a harsh new life of domestic work and routine humiliation.<p>She had seven brothers and sisters, but as her indigenous Guarani …

The Story of Us: Why Some Couples Last And Others Fail

Every relationship is bounded in the pages of stories. The chapter when John was late for date night, embarrassing you as you sat alone in a romantic restaurant by yourself. Or the countless nights your wife puts on her "no sex" sweatpants to tell you she's off limits.<p>Our lives and our …

10 Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Your Kids Without Even Trying

Mindfulness with kids doesn’t have to mean 20 minutes of quietly sitting on a meditation cushion. In my time as a teacher, therapist, and parent, …

5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them

Rebecca Eanes, creator of Positive-Parents.org asked some 9,000 parents what behaviors in their children upset them and made them “lose their cool.” …

Parenting

When Your Lover Really Becomes Your Partner

This is for the boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife who lit the spark that will warm your heart forever. It's for the lover that really and truly became your partner; the person who changed everything.<p>It's not a single moment. There isn't a magical strike of lightning to your heart indicating …

Science proves the myth of the “perfect mother” actually makes it harder to be a good parent

Even armed with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, I remember the frightening first moments after bringing my newborn daughter home from the hospital. I wasn’t sure what to do—and not at all confident that I was capable of being the parent she needed me to be. Every little decision about feeding …

Parenting

FALSE: Hillary Clinton Freed Child Rapist

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton successfully defended an accused child rapist and later laughed about the case.<p>RATING<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>In 1975, young lawyer Hillary …

I Tried This Weird App to Feel More Zen + This Is What Happened

We’ve all seen meditation apps that promise everything from improved sleeping habits to stress relief. I’m setting out to see how they deliver, and after tackling the Calm app, I’m ready to try a new one. This past week, I used the Stop, Breathe & Think app every evening after work and before …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

14 Fascinating Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

<i>By: Thrillist Entertainment Staff</i><p><i>Credit: Miramax Films</i><p>Netflix is the great equalizer. When you're sifting through zillions of movie options, the traditionally niche art of documentary can go toe to toe with Hollywood blockbusters. Whether fiction or nonfiction, anything that's …

When Should You Say 'I Love You'?

<i>"The regret of my life is that I have not said 'I love you' often enough." — Yoko Ono</i><p>Hearing a partner say "I love you" for the first time is …

10 Tidy Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we're able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.<p>…

Minimalism

The Top 10 Grammar Myths

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Before you argue with me, read …

How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip …

The Brain

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have …

The Difference Between Romantic Love and True Love

<i>Love Locks of Prague</i> <i>by Sezín Koehler.</i><p>Growing up and beyond I was obsessed with films featuring true love found and lost amidst uncontrollable circumstances. I'd stay up into early morning hours, crying over these tragedies and wondering if one day I'd have a love so great that it would consume me …

Neanderthals for Trump: How our primitive brains are ruining American politics

<b>Donald Trump, Caveman. (Reuters/Nati Harnik/AP/John Raoux/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump’s appeal isn’t just ideological but biological. “Political Animals” author Rick Shenkman explains<p>Bill Moyers<p>April 19, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>The historian Rick Shenkman is editor and publisher of the …

Donald Trump

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

The Incredible Alternative To Mindfulness Meditation You Probably Haven't Tried

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating us how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. …

11 TED Talks that will help you strengthen your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we …

The 5 Quickest Ways to Kill Your Relationship

The majority of us have experienced the moment when we realize a relationship is in rapid decline. Although such a slide often ends in a breakup, it …

Relationships

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …