Richmond Ng

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13 Parenting Tricks You'll Wish You Thought of First

All of these ideas have that why-didn't-I-think-of-that magic we love.<p>The hardest part about playing cards for some kids is holding onto the deck. …

Sexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in China

The Chinese Internet was awash in debate over sexism Monday, spurred on by an unlikely subject: parking lots.<p>On Saturday night, the Qianjiang Evening News, a state-run newspaper, reported that since March, a highway service area in the eastern metropolis of Hangzhou had been offering extra-large …

China

Everyday Cultural Stuff You Assume Is Universal (That Isn't)

Cultures have their differences, but deep down, we're all just people, dammit. We may worship different gods and our game shows may have different …

The weird thing that happens when you put more women in the boardroom

A new study from the University of Notre Dame examines the effect that women have on corporate boards, where they are a historically rare presence, and shows us something … confusing. Turns out that a large share of female directors at public companies is linked to significantly fewer mergers and …

University of Notre Dame

Science Says the Secret to a Happy Relationship is Giving Up

Okay, okay, they call it "settling."<p>What was it your mother always told you? About how you're special, and how you should never settle for anything less than you deserve?<p>Yeah, well scientists have gone and shit all over that one, because a new study has decided that the secret to a happy, …

Universal Pictures

New baby box to deliver free goodies to expecting Canadian parents

For decades, parents in Finland have received a box filled with newborn essentials to mark a new addition to their family. Now a Canadian non-profit …

4 Bad Money Habits You're Teaching Your Kids

Money is a taboo subject in our culture, which means it can be tough for parents to know how to talk to their kids about it. But children are little …

Parenting

The Real Truth About Teachers

The truth about teachers...<p>Until you have had the distinct privilege to teach, you will never fully know what goes on behind that closed (or even open) classroom door.<p>Despite what some assume, teachers are overworked and underpaid.<p>Despite that, some claim they have perfect hours and more than …

Mindfulness Training Changes Teacher Behavior in the Classroom

Any parent knows that teaching is hard work. It’s not just about trying to get across a certain subset of information through fun, interactive …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Creativity

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

These 4 maps show how China is dominating global trade

China's economic prowess is one of these new paradigms that has emerged, but many people still can't really wrap their heads around the scale or scope of it.<p>It's happened suddenly, and the ramifications are extremely relevant to our investments and understanding. Here's four maps on China's trade …

Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery

When I was delivering homemade soups and smoothies to the doorsteps of new mothers around Los Angeles I would sometimes be invited in for a brief …

Those little typos and grammar errors in your emails make a big impression

Research indicates readers judge us harshly on our miscues, particularly when they crop up in a short messages<p>I’m a cognitive psychologist who studies language comprehension. If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin …

Why We Need to Reclaim the Word 'Female'

As an author of a new book on women, <i>Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works</i>, I’ve often used the term <i>female</i> to describe women …

Learning about learning could transform classrooms

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

The 21 biggest questions people have about life in America

<i>Why does bread in the US taste so sweet?</i><p><i>Why do American schools start so early?</i><p>These are just some of the American customs and habits that flummox the rest of the world.<p>We turned to Google search to see what were the biggest questions people had about the US. We rounded up the queries and even …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Psychology

Why Women Hate These 10 Compliments

As a Professional Matchmaker, one of the things I consistently hear from women is that they wish men would compliment them more. Another thing I hear is that when men do compliment them, they wish the men would think first because many times their compliments really come across as insults. I find …

How to Deal with Kids' 7 Bad Habits

Shutterstock<p>Sucking their thumb, pulling their hair, picking their nose—nearly all children find ways to relieve anxiety, boredom, or fatigue. There …

Bilingualism Can Change Brain in Positive Ways

New research finds that bilingualism is associated with brain rewiring, a characteristic that can has many positive attributes.<p>“Recent studies reveal …

Bilingual Toddlers Demonstrate Greater Cognitive Flexibility, Study Finds

Switching between languages enhances your mental control.<p>Speaking more than one language at home doesn't just expose young children to two sets of …

The rise of travelling families and world-schooling

World-schooling, edventuring, life-learning, whatever you call it, more parents are doing it – if the proliferation of blogs and books by families on round-the-world trips is anything to go by.<p>To our minds, they are learning in a more interesting way. We don’t know if we’re right, but it’s our gut …

Top 10

3 Reasons Why Time-Outs May Be Damaging Your Child

One of the most popular behavior control solutions for experts and parents alike is the time-out. Although time-outs can appear effective in …