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Ten books to read in August

Novels, short stories and a biography of the Kennedy who became a British aristocrat – these are the ten titles that should sit on your shelf this month.

Books

10 ways to foster kindness and empathy in kids

Several kids had been targeting Beth for weeks. Beth was sweet, absent-minded, easygoing and resigned to being mistreated. Some of her fellow eighth-grade students were using social media to call her fat and stupid, and they would drop dirty tissues on her head as they passed her desk. As her …

Parenting

Science Unlocks The Secret To Why Introverts Prefer Alone Time To Socializing

The world is full of all kinds of people, but most of them can be put into one of two categories: extroverts and introverts. Some people are a little …

15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August

The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, …

How to be a better writer: 6 tips from a master linguist

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

Sleep

5 Powerful Psychedelics That Reorganize the Brain and Elevate Consciousness

Psychoactive plants and hallucinogens have given us the opportunity to see life through different perspectives for thousands of years.<p>Michael …

14 reasons not to go to grad school

<i>This list is a compilation of some of the posts from the blog, which is intended for students of the humanities and social sciences.</i><p>If you think that going to graduate school will allow you to spend your days in a community of the enlightened, consider the axiom that it is unwise to borrow money …

College & University

How the day of the month you are born defines your personality: Numbers that add up to your destiny

• <b>Numerology is a way to predict what's to come in your life using numbers</b>• <b><br>Expert discusses how the day you were born on reflects your character</b>• <b><br>Key also</b> …

Here's What a Guy's Drink Order Says About Him

Don't underestimate the dude who likes vodka crans.<p>Have you ever been out at a bar, seen a group of 10 bros ripping shots, and thought "That's the kind of person I want to spend the rest of my life with?" If you have, that's great! If you haven't, it's probably because you read the vibe of that …

The best video game women of 2015

As we went through our favorite games of 2015 — and there were a lot — we noticed an encouraging trend: Many of the best games of the year just so happened to feature some awesome women characters. We're not just talking about the prototypical "strong woman character" (although we love them and …

Here’s What Each Myers-Briggs Type Needs On A Bad Day

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for a bad day. Everyone needs something a little different to pick themselves back up when their mood drops, …

12 Easy-To-Miss Signs A Shy Person Has A Crush On You

1. They make eye contact with you.<p>Yes, it feels awkward, because they feel awkward. As a shy person, making eye contact with a crush is like staring …

25 Struggles Only INFJs Will Understand

INFJs – Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling Judgers – are the deep, compassionate intellectuals of the MBTI world. Making up just 1% of the population, …

INFJ Personality Type (Perspectives/Harmony)

Of all types, the INFJ (Perspectives/Harmony in the Personality Hacker system) is the most sensitive to other people. Their ability to shift perspectives combined with their natural talent for understanding complex human emotions gives them almost ESP-like powers. Though it’s extremely rare for …

Could a 50-Year-Old Personality Test Be the Dating Shortcut You're Missing?

Forget Tinder and Hinge: Maybe what you really need is good old Myers-Briggs.<p>"I'm an ISTJ," he told me, and that's the moment I decided it could be doomed. It was only my fourth date with the guy, but until then, he'd seemed perfect: an intelligent 23-year-old with blond hair, visible maturity, and …

Relationships

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Harvard Business School

6 things you definitely need to know to date a Swedish girl

6 things you definitely need to know if you want to date a Swedish girl<p>1. She’s probably a better drinker than you.<p>Drinking is common in Sweden, so …

Top 10 Dating

Top 10

The Best Dating Sites If You Want to Get Married

Dating sites can seem almost as daunting as the Internet itself: With so many options, how exactly do you know where to click? But thanks to our readers, you now have the inside scoop. If you want to get married, these sites, they say, are the ones to use.<p><b>eHarmony</b><p>"eHarmony was good because it …

7 Romantic Winter Date Ideas

As the seasons change, your date options do, too. Since the days of playful picnics or long walks on the beach are long behind us, it's time to figure out how to get romantic with your partner when the weather outside is (more than a little) frightful. Whether you attend a play, visit a museum, or …

Weather

Dating In Your 20s

Dating

What Not To Say In Your Online Dating Profile

Lisa Hoehn specializes in transformations that can make anyone more attractive to potential suitors: online dating profile makeovers. "I'm a serial …

Relationships

The Problems With Dating Rules

Dating

8 Old-fashioned Dating Ideas That Should Be Revived

Do you ever feel like you are dating in the wrong era?<p>Technology now gives us new ways of dating and expressing love, from swiping right on Tinder to …

16 Different Dates to Go On in 2016

No doubt about it, 2016 is going to be your <i>best</i> year yet in a multitude of aspects — including, but not limited to, your dating life. Whether you're freshly single and revving up to enter the playing field or have been stuck like glue to your partner since you were both sporting baby cheeks, these …

Never organize your kids' crafts or Play-Doh again

by Joanna Venditti posted in Life & HomeOne of the areas in my home that I find the most difficult to keep organized, is our kids' craft cupboard. To …

Kids

For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding gifts for loved ones during the holidays is always a bit of a challenge. But this year is different: Mark Zuckerberg has given you a gift with his “Year Of Books” reading list, carefully curated by the Facebook CEO to “emphasize …

Books