Mario A. Sasongko

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10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

What we may justify as "good parenting" can hurt our children later. Unless we're mindful of that, it's easy to handicap them by making their lives too easy.<p>When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child. But not until a few years ago did someone actually point out that loving a …

19 Quotes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Books All Over Again

Bust out those e-readers, dust off your bookshelves, or head to your local library -- Monday, March 3 marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day. Hosted by the National Education Association and held in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2), Read Across America Day applies the football …

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

How to solve four common problems with your new smartphone

For all their smarts, smartphones can be complicated animals. Or at least frustrating ones, especially if you run into some of the problems that tend to crop up among new smartphone owners.<p>(Note that I'm referring to both new smartphone-owners and new-smartphone owners. Hyphenation matters, people!)<p>…

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

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The Examined Life

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Grosz<p><b>A Sunday Times bestseller</b><p><b>Longlisted for the Guardian first book award</b><p><b>A Radio 4 Book of the Week</b><p>This book is about learning to live.<p>In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, <i>The Examined Life</i> reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most …

Insert Coin semifinalist: iOximeter is a simple, cross-platform wellness tool

Pulse oximeters that connect to your smartphone aren't exactly new. In fact, a super-hackable Bluetooth model called smARtPULSE wound up as a finalist in our Insert Coin competition early this year out in San Francisco. What sets the iOximeter apart is its cross-platform compatibility and extremely …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Traditional Work Hours Are a Myth: Ditch The 9-to-5 Standard

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing</i><p>The traditional 9-to-5 workweek has become a relic of the past. Today, the number of hours an …

This Woz-Approved 4-in-1 Lens Gives Your iPhone Multi-Macro Powers

There's only so much that Instagram filters can do. For everything else, there's the Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens. This slick little clip-on …

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Just Say No: When It Makes Sense Not to Take Your Medicine

It sounds like something a quack would support, but it’s true. There’s growing evidence that lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet and …

iPhone 5 and 5S Camera Comparison

Last year Austin Mann, a travel photographer, took an iPhone 5 and 4S to Iceland to see which phone’s camera was best. This year he did the same …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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Stages Of Meditation

• <b>Author:</b> Dalai Lama<p>In <i>Stages of Meditation</i>, His Holiness offers his highly practical views on the subject of meditation: how to meditate, the various different procedures and approaches we can take, what we and others may gain from it. He explains how we can develop a spiritual path in a proper …

9. Initial Analysis Of Watson

Sherlock is possibly one of the most genius shows that the BBC has ever produced and that makes Sherlock himself one of the biggest geniuses on TV. …

15 best antivirus apps and best anti-malware apps for Android!

Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. However, there are those who like to take a walk on the wild side …

Master the S Pen on the Note 3: Feature Focus

The Galaxy Note 3 impresses through its size, but there are many other large phones on the market that are nowhere nearly as successful. What really makes the Note 3 stand out is the S Pen, the stylus that adds a lot of functionality to the phone, allowing you to <i>really</i> make use of that expansive …

We've Gotten The Pursuit Of Happiness All Wrong, Until Now

Aside from basic survival, the pursuit of happiness is arguably one of the most fundamental concerns of every human being on the planet (not to mention a driving force behind the $10 billion-a-year self-help industry). But according to Cornell cognitive psychologist Shimon Edelman, we’ve been going …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

How To Become A Better Reader

It's easy to fill your time with Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook, checking email and glancing at news headlines. But sooner or later you yearn for the pleasure of a good book. The Internet wants us to click every other minute from site to site. This habit can stand in the way of an older kind of …

'Beyond: Two Souls' Review: Paranormal Interactivity

Beyond: Two Souls isn’t a game. Not really. Like its predecessor Heavy Rain, it’s best described as a lengthy interactive movie, a sort of choose your own adventure tale that requires almost no knowledge of traditional video gaming going in. To some, it’s a boring series of quick time events. To …