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A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life—and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned while researching my book <i>The Happiness Track</i>, many widely-held theories about what it takes to be successful are proving to be …

Self-improvement

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

Picking the Best Fidget Toy

LinkFidget toys are pretty much turning up everywhere these days. How do you choose which one is best for keeping your mind and fingertips occupied? …

Sheryl Sandberg Says Do These 7 Things to Build Resilience

In a new book, the Facebook leader and best-selling author talks about facing her greatest challenge yet.<p>We all want our kids to be successful and resilient. But of course we hope they will never face a situation like this one.<p>Two years ago, Sheryl Sandberg -- by any definition, one of the most …

Sheryl Sandberg

7 secrets to raising awesome, functional teenagers.

I occasionally get asked by mothers of young children what the secret is to raising great teenagers.<p>My initial response is that I have absolutely no …

Try These 26 Phrases To Help Calm An Angry Child

Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from learning …

You Need To Start Aqua Jogging Once A Week

Pool running often gets a bad rap: It’s boring, it’s only for rehabbing injuries, and it’s not much of a workout. False! Turns out, it’s the smart …

Marathons

These 62 Websites Will Make You Incredibly Smarter

<i>“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — </i><b>Albert Einstein</b><p>Learning should not end after formal education. Lifelong …

Lower your fitness age: 5 ways to maintain the body of a 20-year-old for life

Fitness

7 Brutal CrossFit Workouts that Are Worth the Pain

Workout 7: 100 burpees for time<p>100 Burpees for time<p>Every minute on the minute:<p>5 Thrusters (135lbs)<p>This is the simplest workout by design, but it's …

CrossFit

Everything You Need to Know About Building Muscle Mass With Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are great strength training tools for home or while you travel, but they may not be ideal for building muscle mass when compared to …

Teacher's Brilliant Sensory Chair Goes Viral

Her design could help kids with sensory issues focus in school<p>There’s a post going around Facebook about a teacher who created a special “sensory” …

Autism

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice

In some circles, Ben Hogan is credited with “inventing practice.”Hogan was one of the greatest golfers of the 20th century, an accomplishment he …

Here’s why you should use this workout tool even on days you don’t go to the gym

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>YouTube / Master of Muscle<p>It's important to use a foam roller every day, even on the days that you don't hit the gym.<p>Fitness company Master …

Cosmic Kids Teaches Kids Yoga Through Interactive Stories

Yoga can be a fun way for kids to get exercise and learn about how their body works, but not every kid is interested in the yoga routines their …

Florida Keys Fishing Humps with GPS Coordinates

Avid sport fishermen love trying their luck along the Florida Keys fishing humps. It is a special area for sea life, where so many elements of the …

Sabiki Rigs: The Greatest Rig Ever Made

You may not ever be able to prove it in a court of law, but there is overwhelming evidence indicating that the Sabiki rig has caught more fish than …

Fishing

The Ultimate Interval Treadmill Session To Improve Speed and Beat Boredom

For years I have used treadmill workouts to help athletes get faster with low physical and mental cost. What do I mean by “low physical and mental …

Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

Another YouTube Trend Has Sucked My Kids In: Slime-Making Videos Are Now All The Rage

My kids asked me this summer if they could use cornstarch to make slime. “To make slime?” I asked. All I could think of was the green snot-looking …

Kids

The Simple Way This Dad’s Teaching His Kids About Money and Negotiation

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Mediacorp

19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

The 10 Best TRX Exercises for Men

1 of 11<p>Improve Your Lifts<p>Men love to lift heavy dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells and make use of many of the machines in the gym. But, you don't …

The 5 Toughest TRX Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

If you’re tired of circuiting 20 different machines just to finish your total-body workout, try suspension training with a TRX, an all-in-one piece …

8 TRX Exercises To Build Strength

<i>By Jeremey DuVall for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Could your own bodyweight be the only weight needed to build strength and get a great workout? The TRX Suspension Trainer makes a strong case for "yes." With two adjustable straps that can be hung from either a mounted bar or a door frame, this highly-portable …

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

7 Books That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful

<i>Share these books with your kids to inspire good and give thanks, from our friends at Common Sense Media.</i><p>Looking for ways to raise kids who are grateful for their blessings? This list of books will inspire kids from toddlers to teens to be thankful well past Thanksgiving. From picture books for …

This online class wants to help you stop procrastinating and become more productive at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Klash/FlickrEveryone wants to be more productive. In talks with friends, one of the most common personal frustrations I hear is …

Equinox’s Fat-Burning Interval Training Workout

Hit the treadmill to burn off some fat and boost endorphins with this “Good Cop, Bad Cop” workout from Jennifer Blackburn, area group fitness manager …