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Helicopter Parenting Has Given Birth To A Generation of Entitled Victims

Overparenting is widely recognized as a problematic approach to raising kids. For nearly a decade, studies have shown how the rise of the "helicopter parent" has been worsening children's anxiety and school performance in the K-12 years. Now we're witnessing what happens when the overparented child …

This App Will Tell You What is Outside Your Airplane Window

This app promises to make the view infinitely more interesting—or at least educational.<p>Now, when you Instagram the view from your airplane window, …

If You Believe Your Willpower Is Limitless, It Is

You <i>would</i> go to the gym tonight — you totally would. It’s just that you spent all day resisting temptation at work, avoiding Gchat and other …

Will Power

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

Ask Ethan: Is This Actually A Hole In The Universe?

There’s a lot of brilliant, scientifically accurate information out there on the internet, to be sure. But arguably, there are a lot <i>more</i> sites devoted to generating clicks and traffic irrespective of what’s scientifically true, and it’s often very hard for a non-specialist to tell them apart. For …

Universe

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

The Awesome Physics Behind How Mirrors Work

Don't believe your eyes.<p>With mirrors around us every day, we tend to take them for granted, but what exactly is happening on a scientific level when …

What Procrastination Does to Your Body

Waiting until the last minute can actually do a number on your body. If you have a paper, presentation, or something else due soon, the normal …

Here's how the US Navy tests their new aircraft carrier's catapults

The US's new Ford class of aircraft carriers will feature many improvements on the current Nimitz class, like new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) catapults instead of steam-powered ones.<p>Despite sounding a bit technical, these new catapults are extremely fun to test.<p>Catapults on …

Here's Why the 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new …

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space Travel