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10 strategies to avoid raising a spoiled brat

When your kids talk back, forget to use their manners, refuse to listen, don’t pitch in, act out and act disrespectful— it takes the joy right out of parenting.<p>Not only are their unsavory behaviors frustrating in the moment, but as they continue, you probably worry about your ability to raise a …

Parenting

Kids turn violent as parents battle ‘digital heroin’ addiction

<i>On August 28, The Post published a piece by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras,“The Frightening Effects of Digital Heroin,” that was based on his book “Glow</i> …

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months.<p>For proof, look no …

Using my voice after two years of silence

Graham hasn’t said a word for two years.<p>Since his stroke in 2014, the 55-year-old has only been able to communicate by slowly tapping out words on a tablet.<p>The BBC introduced him to two designers who, with the help of technology and some old video recordings, have made it possible for him to use …

Communicate

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

I Got Verbally Abused

My career has had its fair share of ups and downs. In fact, it's because of these failures and the lessons I've learned that enabled me to pivot into becoming an entrepreneur. Failure is bound to happen, it's how you move forward from those setbacks that ultimately determine how successful you will …

Employment

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.<p>I was 27 the first time I let someone die. Thirteen months after finishing medical school in the second year of an eight-year brain surgery residency at a major …

Medicine

You've Never Heard a Car Pop Like This Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Hillclimb Monster

Ahh, the joys of anti-lag.<p>Oh you think your Jaguar F-Type is cool when it crackles and pops off throttle? This Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI hillclimb car would argue otherwise, because all it does is pop and bang. Its pops are so gloriously loud, you can hardly hear the engine itself.<p>This video …

Jaguar Cars

Solomon Islands tsunami threat over after 7.8 quake

<b>(CNN) —</b> A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit close to the Solomon Islands early Friday, forecasters said.<p>The earthquake hit less than 30 kilometers (19 miles) off the island of Makira -- and 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of the island's city of Kirakira -- about 4:38 a.m. local time Friday (12:38 …

Rowing

Better Than a Wall: A New Detection System Can Help Monitor the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Integrated Towers System promises to give border-control agents more insight into the threats they face before they face them. And it's only the beginning.<p>Agent Jose Verdugo's workplace is vast: 1,100 square miles of hilly, sandy terrain surrounding Nogales, Arizona, the second-largest …

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Autopilot mode is impressive and everything, but what if you're the kind of person who still likes the act of driving a car? Not to worry: One day you might be able to drive a vehicle just with your mind.<p>A team of college students modified a Tesla so a person can do just that. Use your brain and …

Autonomous Cars
Profit
Management
Personal Finance

This Handy Chart Makes Choosing a Hair Color So Easy

Hair color is so multifaceted now that it's impossible to settle on a shade anymore. To make it more complicated, instead of "brown" hair, now …

People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

Happiness

A border first: Smugglers buy U.S. land, build house to hide tunnel, feds say

<b>Calexico, California (CNN) —</b> For the first time on the border, drug traffickers allegedly bought U.S. property for the sole purpose of building a house to conceal the end of a 415-yard smuggling tunnel from Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Inside the life of a drug-trafficking teen<p>Four people …

Crime

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.<p>So dust …

Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam

Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to be powered by hydrogen.<p>The Coradia iLint only emits excess steam into …

Alternative Fuel

23 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What

Getting ahead in life and work is all about doing the right things, day in and day out.<p>The high achievers in your life likely didn't get where they are by lucky accident. Among other things, success usually involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and …

New Jersey

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

Creativity