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66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

10 practical answers to 10 powerful questions

The other day I received an email from a reader with 10 questions she wanted me to answer. No introduction. No small talk.<p>Just a list of questions …

Self-improvement

Housing was the world’s best investment over the last 150 years

Stocks will bring you highs, but periodically will seriously let you down. Treasury bonds will keep you safe, but they won’t make you rich. Housing? That’s the best of both worlds. In rich countries, over the very long term, housing investments get you returns similar to equities (like stocks and …

Our daughter’s eczema was out of control until we found Dr Aron

For us it was a waking nightmare. ​​The sleep deprivation was utterly exhausting<p>The effects are underestimated by medical practitioners<p>Fucibet, Clobevate, hydrocortisone creams and gels, Daktacort, Epaderm, Elocon, E45, Dermol, Eumovate, calamine lotion, Pinetarsol solution, antihistamines, …

Lifestyle (UK)

Ticket Sales Dry Up for Noah's Ark Tourist Attraction

They were supposed to come two by two, or better yet, stuffed into minivans and tour buses, but tourists to Kentucky’s life-sized Noah’s Ark …

6 Mental Barriers You Must Tear Down to Succeed

The world has few obstacles as formidable as the ones in our own mind.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you hit a slump in your career? If you are finding it difficult to get ahead, it could be because you’re inadvertently holding yourself back in ways you don’t even …

Financial planning: 11 habits to start in your 20s if you want to be a millionaire

If you want to build wealth, a good place to start is with your habits. The sooner you establish smart ones, the better your chances of reaching seven figures.<p>Here are 10 habits that have worked for ordinary people as they worked to achieve goals like financial freedom or early …

Personal Finance

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

10 Office-Friendly Shoes That Are Actually Comfortable

Fit for any type of work environment.<p>A comfortable, sturdy pair of work-appropriate shoes is as essential to your wardrobe as a suit is. After all, these are what you spend the majority of your time wearing—they better be as comfortable as possible. Look for pairs with solid construction, a …

How does the body process pain? Study sheds new light

Currently available pain medications have limited efficacy and numerous side effects. New research, however, provides deeper insights into how our …

How to buy your first car and not regret it

<i>This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.</i><p>So you're done taking Lyfts and bumming rides off friends. It's time to buy a new car, and that's a pretty big deal.<p>Besides a house, buying a car is the biggest …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Mexico City

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

These Photos Capture The Anguish Of Living With Depression

"The whole experience made me a lot more patient and empathetic towards others."<p>For 21-year-old photographer Edward Honaker, experiencing depression and anxiety felt like being at war with his brain.<p><b>"All I knew is that I became bad at the things I used to be good at, and I didn't know why," he told</b> …

What Men Really Think About Mental Health Stigma

There's nothing emasculating about sharing your feelings.<p>Talking about mental health is the first step to eliminating the negative stereotype around it -- but for men, this can be particularly challenging.<p>Approximately 6 million American men have depression each year, yet research shows many are …

Typhoon Etau: thousands evacuated as severe flooding hits Japan

More than 100,000 people ordered to leave homes as torrential rains cause widespread disruption in east of country<p>At least two people have died and several others are missing as flooding in eastern Japan forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and left large parts of one town submerged.<p>TV …

8 Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Diet Dishes

Here are some great veggie-packed, vibrant recipes that will help you adopt a more inflammation-friendly diet.<p>There are so many illnesses that involve inflammation. After all, it is part of the body's normal and natural response to injury. Whether you're simply laid up with a sprained ankle or …

Recipes