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This behavior could be the No. 1 secret to likability

Everyone wants to be liked.<p>On Quora, there's a lengthy thread dedicated to sharing tips and tricks to win people over.<p>While reviewing the answers, we noticed a common theme: Focus less on yourself and more on your conversation partner.<p>Users recommend that you "create the space for others to feel …

Self-improvement

Top 15 Books of 2015

2015 marks my tenth year choosing the best books of the year, and it was the most difficult of them all. Non-fiction Christian book publishing …

Helicopter Parenting Is Really A Symptom Of Underparenting

The cicadas are mostly gone, but when they find the shell of one, clinging still to the bark on the maple tree near the playground at the end of our …

Education
Parenting

Why Every Child Should Read ‘1984’ and ‘Brave New World’

<b>As we head back to school, Acculturated is reevaluating some of the “classic” books routinely assigned to children to read during the school year. Do</b> …

Literature

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

Madonna's Brother Defends Jailed Clerk Who Refused Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples

"Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners," wrote Christopher Ciccone, who himself is openly gay.<p><b>Madonna</b>'s brother, <b>Christopher</b> …

LGBTQI

Is your toddler prone to tantrums? This genius parenting hack could be the answer to your problems

We all know being a parent to a young child can be hard. Once they get themselves worked up, it can be difficult to calm them enough to bring them …

Bands

8 Reasons Toddlers Freak Out (and What To Do About Them)

The braid in her hair comes unraveled and it sends her into a tailspin. He hears a loud noise and screams for an hour. “Toddlers aren’t miniature …

15 Small Things Parents Should Do To Their Children Every Day To Make Them Feel Loved

Can you remember what made you feel loved as a kid? Think about it. Maybe you remember having a great time with your parents, holidays, being helped …

Parenting

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

Quite possibly, the most difficult job on Earth is being a parent. It doesn’t require any sort of licensure, schooling, or previous experience, and …

9 Gentle Parenting Hacks That Really Work

Gentle parenting is tough, but these hacks will help you maintain your no punishment policy and get the cooperation you need.

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

10 foods that make you look younger

You can head off a lot of your most common beauty concerns simply by downing the right foods. That's right—eating well not only does wonders for your waistline and bolsters your immune system but can also provide some very real get-gorg benefits, such as smoothing wrinkles, giving hair a glossy …

Skin Care

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

Time Management

Motherhood: 5 Summer Activities for Toddlers

With summer in full swing, I've been keeping busy, keeping my toddler busy haha. In case you're looking for some ideas on things to do this summer …

Kids

29 Summer Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Take a vacation from irritation.

5 Ways to be a Family of Readers

Not all children are born loving to read. Some kids adore it while others merely tolerate it. Some truly <i>hate</i> it. However, reading is a vital skill …

Kids

Homeschool Reviews Archives

It was at the midpoint of the homeschool year I found we needed the math answer. The homeschool math answer. My eldest children were middle schoolers …

Gay Marriage and the End of Days

As an orthodox rabbi, my own reaction was complicated—I can empathize with each community<p>This past week’s decision by the Supreme Court has triggered …

Christopher Yuan on How to Engage Today’s Gay Marriage Debate

We are in the midst of an unprecedented moral and theological conversation in our country. Many professing Christians and self-identifying …

Evangelical Christianity

14 Tips for Parenting in Public

Kids don't always behave as we'd like when we're out and about. They get over-stimulated and stressed out. And when children are at family …

Parenting

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

This slideshow is only available for subscribers. Please log in or subscribe to view the slideshow.<p>Can a person live a gay lifestyle and follow …

Six Things To Do after the Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

We lost this one. We and many others made the case to our culture that traditional marriage is God’s good design, that this institution, embodied by …

Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

<i>A coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released the following:</i><p><b>As evangelical Christians, we</b> …

Faith
Faith

What Else to Read about the Gay Marriage Decision

One reason I love working at Christianity Today is the variety of publications we publish, and the unique angle each takes. That allows each of us to …