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Opinion: How to teach your children to be investors rather than spenders

As a guest speaker at colleges and high schools, I discovered that most teenagers are clueless about investing. They get an “A” for knowing how to …

Investing

The scientifically proven explanation for why better gun control really will stop school violence

On the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, the US honors the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools today (April 20). Debating the best way to control gun violence in the US often seems like a daunting exercise. But social science research points to a simple …

Guns

31 Things I Want My Middle-School Son To Know

As you navigate middle school, I have a few things I’d like you to know:<p>1. Not everyone will <i>get</i> you. Be patient. You will continue to find your …

Middle School

5 tips on how to build resilience, recover from setbacks, and not be scared by 'failure' again

A person’s resilience can be measured by how fast they bounce back after disappointments. But more than that, it’s about your ability to adapt to …

Mindfulness

The 6 Healing Crystals You Need in Your Mystical Wellness Arsenal

Here’s the thing about crystals: There’s no scientific proof that they can actually do, well, much of anything. But they’re having a serious moment …

Spirituality

The Wounds of Rejection Heal With Self-Love and Self-Awareness

<b>“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that</b> …

The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

Do you find yourself feeling filled with self-doubt and short on confidence? Despite your accomplishments, do you feel like a fraud destined to be …

Psychology

How to Teach Time Management Skills to Teens

While your teen may get by OK by waiting until the last possible second to complete her high school science lab or her math project, procrastination …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p><i>…</i><b>the well-being of</b> …

Parenting

Diastasis Recti Is The Condition Affecting Almost All Moms

After my second baby was born five years, I was told that I was the proud owner of a diastasis recti a little more than two finger widths wide. I had …

10 Crystals For Mercury Retrograde That Can Help Protect You

It's almost time for another whirlwind three-week Mercury backspin, as Mercury retrograde is set to begin Mar. 22 and last until Apr. 15. If you want …

Children's happiness coach reveals 10 ways to make sure your kids are really happy

It might sound like an impossible task but you really can make your kids happy and turn even the most sullen child into a smiling delight.<p>Far more …

Relationship Anxiety: Turn Off Your Negative Inner Voice

New relationship anxiety is natural and normal, but it is not so much fun to deal with. Stop worrying about holding on and let go to enjoy the …

Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

Hairstyling

A parent's guide to why teenagers make bad decisions

From getting beyond drunk at a friend’s party, to some seriously questionable outfit choices, teenagers often do things that seem outlandishly …

Parenting

My Pregnancy Totally Wrecked Me

At 35, I wasn’t in great shape. I wasn’t in bad shape, either. I was the average weight for my height, could run if I needed to, and didn’t get …

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Apple admits faults of iPhone X Super Retina display: OLED

Got an iPhone X? Congratulations! Enjoying that Super Retina “notched” display on the iPhone X? Good. Enjoy it for a while.<p>Like viewers of other OLED …

What It's Like To Be Completely Incapable Of Having A One-Night Stand

I've never, ever had a one-night stand. Trust me, I'm not proud of this.<p>All the times I've experienced a sexual encounter that could have been a …

Relationships

7 Reasons Why Independence Is The Best Way To Help Your Relationship

Isn't it easy to become lost in a soul?<p>When we fall in love, it can seem like our partners' happiness and the dedication we give to them jumps the …

Happiness

Sailor Moon Cosplay Is All Grown Up

An all-star lineup of cosplayers, photographers and videographers have teamed up to imagine what it would look like if the stars of <i>Sailor Moon</i> had a …

Anime

Are Your Cold Symptoms Really a Sneaky Form of Heartburn?

Could you have laryngopharyngeal reflux and not even know it? See if this sounds familiar: You can handle the symptoms of a cold for a week or so, …

Wellness

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Parenting

PMDD Can Be Mistaken For Bipolar Disorder, & It’s Hugely Misunderstood

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) could be described as an extremely severe form of PMS, but that doesn’t really paint a proper picture of life …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else | Inc.com

When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? Why did certain smart kids fail to learn hard concepts, while …

Self-improvement

The Only 10 Rules You Need to Be a Good Parent

My wife is the person I most admire in my life. She’s one of those people that makes everything she does look so damn easy. I have been humbled by …

Parenting

Want to get richer playing video games? How you can get paid thousands of dollars through gaming.

“Aren’t video games a waste of your time?” is something we’ve all heard from that one friend. Okay... maybe it’s more like those <i>five</i> friends.<p>But the …

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