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9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Parenting

Doctor Sheds 125 Lbs. with the Help of Intermittent Fasting: 'It's Been Life Changing'

“When my sister was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare form of cancer, I decided to change my life”<p>Dr. Kevin Gendreau lost 125 lbs. by taking a …

Intermittent Fasting

30 of the Best Healthy Items You Can Find at Costco

As much as we love Costco, it can also be an overwhelming place to shop. With so many amazing products available, it's difficult to stick to your grocery list and know which items are worth adding to your cart. Luckily, we've narrowed down the best healthy foods and products to help make your next …

Healthy Eating

Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Grill with an Onion

Hallelujah! It’s grilling season, y’all!<p>Unfortunately, nothing takes the joy out of juicy meats cooking away over a bed of hot charcoals like knowing …

Cooking

Should You Buy Your Steak From Costco? - Chowhound

Costco is at once a wonderland and a hellishly vast maze of obstacles (read: other shoppers with giant, overflowing carts all getting in each other’s …

12 fitness myths that are doing more harm than good

1/<p>Myth: For any real benefits, you need to hit the gym for at least an hour or sweat it out several times a week in a fitness class.<p>Truth: For better …

Exercise

This Is How Much Money You'll Need to Retire at 50

Before you quit your job, make sure you've saved enough money to live the good life.<p>So, you don’t want to work anymore. Great! A few things:<p>Are you independently wealthy or otherwise born into great fortune? Are you a member of a live/work commune that will accept your labor for shelter and food? …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

A Study of More Than 50,000 Employees in Over 1,000 Companies Says These Are the 10 Things Workers Need the Most to Succeed

Thousands of employees worldwide are sharing (in real time, right now) what they want most from their companies. This is the biggest report on employee engagement ever.<p>Late last year, Officevibe, the leader in employee engagement software, released an unprecedented, real-time report on the "State …

Employee Engagement

How to Get Amazing Skin Without Trying Too Hard or Spending Too Much

"You can do this by doing yoga (especially the downward dog position)," says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. "After three minutes, you'll notice …

Moody’s downgrades Canadian banks: Beginning of the end for the housing market?

Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Canada’s big six banks on Wednesday evening, citing concerns about soaring household debt …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Self-improvement

The Most Popular Dog Breeds Hold Steady, Except for One That’s Shaking Things Up

Watch out, Labradors! You've got some competition.<p>Every year, the American Kennel Club announces the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. And every …

Pets

I Tried Linda Evangelista’s Skin-Care Secret, and It Saved My Face

If Linda Evangelista told me that cement would take away undereye circles, I’d be cruising aisle 6B of Home Depot stat. If she told me that drinking peanut butter and beets makes your hair stronger, I’d get the Vitamix going (and probably pick up a bottle of Pepcid). Lucky for me, the OG supermodel …

Skin Care

31 Best Websites to Score Free Stuff

Want to know how to get free stuff? All you have to do is search some tried-and-true websites to uncover the best deals, freebies and coupons. …

Genius tiny house is full of DIY transforming furniture

Wow<p>One of the raddest small apartment maneuvers we’ve ever seen is the motorized bed that drops down from the ceiling. And now, the same brilliant idea has been deployed in—what else?—a tiny house.<p>Built by self-taught carpenter Ana White and her husband, Jacob, this 24-foot-long tiny house is a …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

Do This Bodyweight Workout Anywhere While You're Traveling For the Holidays

Superstar personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins knows how to help her clients Amber Rose, Pink, Alicia Keys, and Tia Mowry stay in shape on tour, on the road, and wherever they are. She knows you probably have a busy holiday season ahead, so she crafted this exclusive POPSUGAR workout for you with some …

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Literally Get Smarter

Train your brain and get smarter.<p>In today's world, brain is worth more than brawn, and even ancient tricks can help. We live in a digital age surrounded by smart devices and connectivity, where everyone is trying to get smarter, faster. Plus, we're not just competing with humans anymore, thank you …

The Brain

The Spyder III, the World's Most Powerful Portable Laser, Is a Real Life Lightsaber

Wicked Lasers is known for its handheld lasers and flashlights that redefine what it means to be bright. A few years ago it released a flashlight …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking

Six ways to control your dog's barking<p>Here's a list of six techniques that can help stop your dog from barking. While all of them can be very …

If You Have a Chip-Enabled Card, There's One Thing You Should Never Do

It could REALLY cost you.<p>You probably have a wallet full of credit cards with chips at this point. Banks have been rolling them out like crazy and they're supposed to be safer — as long as you use them the right way, that is. That's why the fact that some retailers — including Bed Bath & Beyond, …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

The only 3 things that matter when it comes to getting things done quickly

If you don't have a process for remembering what needs to get done, scheduling out your priorities, and measuring and improving your progress you'll never do enough of the right things to get you to where you want to be.<p>If you've ever found yourself trying to <i>"remember what you forgot"</i> you have a …

6 tricks to make sure people will read your emails

But unless you've been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal, email plays a huge role in your work and personal communication. In fact, we're willing to bet you have yours open in another tab <i>right now</i>.<p>Email is so prevalent that last year, workers worldwide collectively sent and received about …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

How To Break Unhealthy Beauty Habits, From Nail Biting To Hair Twirling

First step is acknowledging the problem.<p>You may notice that you have a family member, friend or co-worker who is constantly biting their nails, twirling their hair or picking at their skin. And you may think, "How gross?" or ask, "Why won't they stop doing that already?" However, there are …

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