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Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

After over 25 years of studying and analyzing homework, Harris Coopers’ research demonstrates a clear conclusion: homework wrecks elementary school …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Time To Stop Procrastination -- 6 Ways To Beat It

We all are guilty of procrastination from time to time, putting off those important tasks and saying 'oh, I'll do it tomorrow." For many of us though, tomorrow never comes. So how do we defeat procrastination?<p>Photo by chris riebschlager<p><b>1. Planning</b><p>We can't work all the time, but then again we can't …


4 things your kids need to see you do in your marriage

I am an advocate of a two parent home largely because I was not part of one. My mother and father divorced when I was little and my mother did not …

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

It wasn’t until I moved to the Netherlands with my 3-year-old that I learned why Dutch children are the happiest<p>Parenting as an expat in the Netherlands means surrounding your own children with some of the most confident, self-possessed and happy children in the world.<p>On good days, I feel like I’ve …


Saying ‘Yes’ To My Kids Because It’s So Much More Fun

I am generally a pretty firm, but fair, parent. I set limits. I don’t tolerate bullshit. And I spend most of the day telling my kids NO. No, you …


Bookshelves that Don't Require Putting Holes in Your Walls

As a renter, building your own built-in bookshelves is out of the question (unless you butter up your landlord, I guess). But you can get kind of …


How to build a successful company, Part #2

How not to f*#k up when starting up!<p>***Wow. The response to my <b>first post</b> has been <b>INCREDIBLE.</b> Thank you so much!***<p><i>This is a continuation of my</i> …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.


Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …