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The power of talking sideways to children

Children need opportunities to talk solo to their parents. The best moments happen in ‘sideways listening’ – when out running, walking, driving, or baking or making<p>Good family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it’s not always easy. We all know the advice about …

The Top 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

Spend a few minutes on any organized blog ( or watching any of the hundreds of organizing channels on Youtube) and it’s not hard to start FOMO-ing. …

Productivity

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

Books

Believing That You Can't Change Others Is a Complete Lie, According to Research

In fact, we are changing people all the time.<p>Let me ask you a question: Ever been told that you can't change other people? Yeah, same here. I've thought for years that people are just the way they are, and you can't change them.<p>As it turns out, this conventional wisdom is scientifically false, …

Happiness

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

Here are the life lessons I took away from spending 10 days at a silent meditation retreat

Then I remember it's because I thought I was dying, and the doctor at urgent care told me to learn how to meditate because it's better than taking a vacation.<p>I don't want to sound all woo-woo, so I'm going to tell you there's a ton of science behind meditation. It reduces stress and blood pressure, …

Meditation

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Arsenio Hall

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long

Start your day off with the right mindset.<p>The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren't a morning person, don't waste these early hours and risk being bogged down by unproductivity. Instead, seize the day with a positive …

Time Management

15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Mom used to tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. Mom was right.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has goals in life. We all want to achieve something, big or small, no …

Motivation

Please Stop Asking What My Son's "Special Talent" Is

Yes I am aware that he is different. He is spinning as a way to calm himself down. Busy school hallways are a trigger for him, and he spins to calm …

Autism

No bullying on this bus

A school bus driver recently sent a note home to the parents of two siblings who ride her bus to and from school every day.<p>While some parents might cringe if they receive a note from the bus driver, this note was different. It actually praised good behavior.<p>At a time when plenty of college kids are …

Viral

10 Secrets Of Special Education Teachers

"We do it for the smiles, the gains, the tears…"<p>This question was posed to the special education teachers on The Mighty community on Facebook: “What’s one secret about your job you wish the rest of the world knew?” Their answers were honest, heartfelt and gave us some real insight into what their …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

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Security

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

7 Qualities of a Conscious, Loving Relationship

Over the past decade, between the two of us, Angel and I have read hundreds of books on relationships, coached hundreds of students who were …

Relationships

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5 things smart people never pay full price for

Either way, there are certain things successful people simply don't pay full price for.<p>Here are some of the top things that rich people and celebrities avoid spending their money on.<p>1. Cars<p>According to Brian Davis, real estate investor with Spark Rental, successful people never pay full price for …

Conan O'Brien

22 Simple Habits These Executives Say Help Them Succeed

Anyone can mimic this kind of discipline to get ahead in business and life.<p>Achieving success in business in life typically isn't a lucky accident. It involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and family. But another ingredient often goes into the mix: A …

Time Management

The Rock is sharing his kickass bodybuilding workouts for the world to try

Yes, Dwayne Johnson's life is pretty epic. It's also gotta be totally exhausting.<p>Case in point: His workout routine.<p>After raising eyebrows and …

The 20-minute full-body HIIT workout to burn fat

Who says every (or, really, <i>any)</i> gym visit needs to be an hours-long slog? With high-intensity interval training, you can hit it hard and be done in …

Exercise

These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person

You're much more in control of your outlook than you imagine.<p>Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set …

Happiness

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Happiness

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

Truly Successful People Never Compromise on These 6 Things

Successful people do their deep work early in the day, when most people are still fast asleep.<p><i>How do smart and successful people maintain sanity and manage their time, career, and lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

9 Habits of People Who Never Settle for Mediocrity

When someone says it can't be done, or that it is impossible, you should be the first one in line to test it out.<p><i>How can I stop being average? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas</b> …

Motivation

Nasa's experimental engine could put humans on Mars

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …