Ruth Smith

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15 Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That'll Entertain Your Kids for Less

Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper.<p>Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to throw away.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …

FREE! 21-Day Meditation Class from Oprah & Deepak Chopra

If you have any interest in or curiosity about meditation, this is a really good opportunity. Deepak Chopra and Oprah and the Chopra Center for …

10 Traits Empathic People Share

The trademark of an empath is feeling and absorbing other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. These …

3 Weird Ways To Turn Procrastination Into Work-Horse Productivity

About a year ago I came up against my biggest obstacle in my career as a freelance copywriter.<p>I had just taken on a big name client and I was so …

13 things mentally strong people don't do

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Read on for Morin's list of 13 things mentally strong people avoid at all costs.<p><i>This is an update of</i> …

Top 10 Mindfulness Lessons from Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness lessons are simply gold. It helps us in so many ways. I learned a lot of things from his teachings. His words are …

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This Bear

You've never seen yoga like this before.<p>Meddy Teddy is basically the Snuggle bear but bendier — he's a toy designed to inspire kids to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. But Meddy's getting lots of love on Instagram, with 10,000 followers and counting.<p>Because you probably have a lot of …

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Have Researchers Found What Causes Autism, Even How to Prevent It?

One in 68 children today have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That equates to about 3.5 million Americans. What’s more, the rate of children born …

Autism

Bizarre cleaning hacks that will change your life

Baking soda to unblock drains, mouthwash to disinfect washing machines and a SOCK mop: Bizarre cleaning hacks that will change your life<p><b>Have the</b> …

Dreamy Decorating Tips That Make A Home Your Own

Whatever space you have to work with, from a spacious family home to a bijoux apartment, these magic decor tricks will help it shine.<p>Off-kilter …

5 Facts About Social Security Benefits Baby Boomers Should Know

The baby boomer generation includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964, or those that are between 52 and 70 years of age now. With this generation at or near Social Security age, there are some critical facts baby boomers should know about the financial state of Social Security, potential …

How to make a sock doll

A few week ago my daughter came back from ballet classes very excited. One of her friend promise to give her a flour doll (I still have no clue of …

Will Smith recalls playing Muhammad Ali in 2015 video

As Hollywood goes, few have the kind of insight into what it was like to be Muhammad Ali than Will Smith. Earning his first Oscar nomination for his …

Queen Elizabeth Opens Parliament: Pictures

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13 Reasons to Join Our Mothers' Book Club

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf<p>Voracious reader and late-night funnyman Seth Meyers gets his book recommendations from someone pretty special -- his mom! So we at Off the Shelf asked our mothers to recommend some of their favorite books. As expected, our moms did not disappoint.<p><b>One Hundred</b> …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

In the fast paced and digitally connected world we live in today, time has fast become the most valued currency. As a result, almost everyone is …

Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities

<i>An annuity can be a very smart retirement investment for many people. That's not just because an annuity can provide a secure revenue stream — a monthly check — for the rest of your life, no matter how long you live. On top of that, the longer you live, the more you get what's called a "mortality</i> …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

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How To Make a Calming Aromatherapy Mist for the Nursery

(Image credit: Quentin Bacon)<p>If you're going to make one gift for that friend who just welcomed her new bundle of joy into the world, make it this …

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

Wellness

Hawking Says 'Don't Bank on the Bomb' and Cambridge Votes to Divest $ 1Billion From Nuclear Weapons

1,000 nuclear weapons are plenty enough to deter any nation from nuking the US, but we're hoarding over 7,000, and a long string of near-misses have highlighted the continuing risk of an accidental nuclear war which could trigger a nuclear winter, potentially killing most people on Earth. Yet …

3 Top Stocks to Buy Your Grandkids

If you want to give your grandkids a head start in life, consider giving them shares of these three stocks. Our choices might surprise you.<p>The …

Foods That Help Fight Colds

It’s that time of year again. The long pyjama pants have come out of closet-hibernation, your bed is looking that much comfier (and harder to get out …

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

U.S. scientists say link between Zika and Microcephaly needs more research | Fox News

Scientists suspect an outbreak of the Zika virus is behind a surge in a rare birth defect in Brazil. But how are they going to prove it?<p>Authorities in the South American country were quick to make the link last fall. The health minister last week said he was "absolutely sure" that the …

Help kids learn how heat conduction works with this super easy science experiment!

Shares 2K<p>How many of you parents are extremely comfortable with teaching science? And I mean <i>extremely</i> comfortable.<p>If you’re not, you’re not alone! …

Why I Chose To Un-School My Son

Now more than ever before our society is seeing the need to take matters into our own hands and not rely on others to get the job done for us. The …

Stress Free Homeschool Science Experiments

Making Science Fun For You & Your ChildScience experiments are good in theory but actually doing them can be a messy time-consuming affair and …