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The 8 Best and Creepiest Alien Documentaries on Netflix

Let’s get this out of the way: I, much like Blink-182, think it’s possible that aliens exist. Do I believe every abduction account from every UFO …

Paranormal

Expert says Our Ancestors Were Aliens Brought to Earth

What if Humans are the aliens we’ve been looking for all along? According to experts, humans were most likely crossbred with another species, perhaps …

A clever way to kick your kids off their screens this summer

<i>Looking for ways to pull your kids away from their screens this summer? Challenge them to finish this list of fun activities—none of them involving a computer.</i><p>Honestly, how many hours have your kids spent on the screen this summer?<p>If you feel like too much, we've got a creative solution.<p>We've …

Kids

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

From Renter to Homeowner: How to Time it Exactly Right

There is so much that's confusing about the home buying process as a first-timer, and all I can really do (beyond writing articles like this one) is …

Real Estate

7 websites that will inspire your next DIY apartment makeover

Sometimes our apartments just need a little…<i>something</i>. Like, they’re fine, but need a refresh. But it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want …

The baby lion practicing his very first roar is a-roar-able

Honestly, this is not just a story about a lion learning to roar. Because as I was working on this, I came across an even better big cat making …

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Meditation

Building resilience early in life can help children cope with trauma

Childhood trauma can have lifelong health, social and behavioral consequences.<p>Research shows that different forms of abuse, neglect and related …

Science Helps Explain Why Kids Get Rejected By Their Peers

New research suggests kids think about how including or rejecting kids on the playground affects them and their social group.<p>Is there anything more painful than watching your child get rejected by his or her peers? Especially since we know that rejection in childhood can have lasting effects.<p>Now …

5 Things Parents of Successful Kids do Differently | Inc.com

Chances are, your vision of succeeding as a parent doesn't involve your offspring living in your basement when they're 30, or flitting aimlessly from job to job without some sense of purpose in life. But what can you do to help forge young adults who are hardworking, confident, resilient and able …

Cities

Ignore tantrums, and other parenting lessons from wild animals

Bottlenose dolphin mothers whistle continuously when they deliver their babies. Why? As the newborn emerges to swim amid a sea of dolphins, each with its own whistle, it will be better able to locate its mom. This is just one of the fascinating observations animal behaviorist Jennifer L. Verdolin …

Parenting

New Study Reveals Why Nose-Picking, Booger-Eating Kids Are Actually Healthier

Parents of nose pickers, rejoice!<p>It's no secret that kids can be downright disgusting and that nose-picking is just one sticky habit that contributes to the grossness. But as much as parents try to discourage their toddlers and kiddos from picking their noses — and especially eating the treasures …

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

How to nurture better communication with your children

Every parent hopes their children will want to talk to them, to share their hopes and dreams and to seek comfort, reassurance and advice. When can we start making that happen?<p>The answer is that it's never too early. From the moment they're born, babies will try to communicate with their carers. …

4 Ways to Train Yourself to Be Mentally Tougher

Only you have control over your mind. No one else can think and feel for you, so it’s extremely important to not only be open minded but to be …

Struggling with a mid-afternoon energy slump? This hormone might be the culprit

You’re Superwoman in the morning, you power through lunchtime meetings, and then you fade around 3 p.m.—just to feel wide awake when 9 p.m. rolls …

Wellness

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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National Parks

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

18 Quotes to Inspire a Meaningful Relationship With Yourself (and Everyone Else in Your Life) | Inc.com

The topic of mindfulness has garnered a great deal of attention in behavioral science literature in recent years, including industrial and organizational psychology. The reason for this is partly due to the changing nature of the workplace. In-demand skills to thrive in today's business environment …

Mindfulness

Going Dutch? What Americans can learn from how children are raised in the Netherlands

When Rina Mae Acosta, originally from California, fell in love with a Dutch man, they got married and moved to the Netherlands. At first she wasn’t sure what to make of the new culture. But as soon as she became a parent, she was struck by the richness of Dutch family life — by how independent, …

Participation

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

25 trips every family should take in their lifetime

Traveling with your family can be tough — there are many different personalities to accommodate, and many different predilections to please.<p>Children's tastes also develop quickly, so a vacation your kid would have loved at eight could be hated by the time they're 12. Luckily, no matter what stage …

Kids

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Everything from cases and apps, to privacy settings that keep your child's iPad (and your credit card) safely locked down.<p>Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the …

Apps
Picture Books

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century

Alison Davis doesn't see homeschooling as some strange alternative to traditional school.<p>If anything, says the mom from Williamstown, New Jersey, …

New Jersey

Why parents need to teach kids that the lines between right and wrong are blurry

I sat in the dark, nearly silent movie theater watching <i>Arrival</i> with my 7- and 11-year-old sons. When the crew first encounters aliens, one character drops the F-word. I leaned over and whispered in Owen’s ear.<p><i>If you are surprised by aliens, I guess you can use that word.</i><p>I’m not much of a swearer, …

Parenting

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children

UNICEF rated Dutch children the happiest in the world, and American kids aren’t even in the top 25. Here’s why<p>Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a jungle gym while their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. A gang of older children in tracksuits comes racing …

High School

Watch A Priest, Rabbi And Atheist Smoke Weed And Talk Religion

They seek the truth from on high.<p>A rabbi, a priest and an atheist share bong hits and philosophy in a viral video posted Wednesday.<p>This isn’t a bar joke. The clip was produced by Cut in Washington state, where recreational marijuana use is legal. The rabbi, Jim Mirel, is the Rabbi Emeritus at …

Religion