Sandra Custodio

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Back to school: How to advocate for your child without being ‘that’ parent

The beginning of the school year brings with it all sorts of feelings for parents. Watching those little people (even if they are taller than you now) head off to their first day of school, shiny backpack at the ready, is not an easy time to let go. If you’re like most parents, you’re wondering …

Sharpen your parenting skills with ‘What Great Parents Do’

By Mia Geiger<p>Looking for advice on parenting but don’t want to wade through reams of studies? A new book offers help. In “What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive,” Erica Reischer offers practical tips in an easy-to-read format.<p>Reischer, a clinical psychologist and …

Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

<b>“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>I have a question for you.<p>What would you be willing to sacrifice …

Top 10 Kitchen Tools That Are Worth Their Investment

We’ve discussed kitchen tools <i>everyone</i> should have, and tools everyone on a budget should have, but if you’re willing to put a little money into your …

Japanese Oyakodon: Chicken + Egg + 15 Minutes = Dinner

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back, I said that if ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, then <i>gyudon</i> (simmered beef and rice bowl) is its hot dog. Extending the analogy, I'd say that <i>oyakodon</i> is its pizza—if pizza were the kind of …

Recipes

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

A New Map Of The Brain That Is Unlike Anything You Have Seen Before

The cerebral cortex is widely believed to be the area of the brain where thought, cognition and the processing of complex sensory information takes place. Recently, an international team of researchers used several different types of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) data to build a new and …

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately – Page 2

<b>Masters of Atlantis, Charles Portis</b><p>“When I turned in my novel <i>The Digging Leviathan</i>, my editor called on the telephone with an understandable …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

Healthy Eating

10 High-Protein Dinners You Can Make In 20 Minutes Or Less

<b>Get dinner on the table without breaking a sweat.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Kess Smith via inquiringchef.com / Graphic by Jocelyn Runice<p>Coming home after a long day is when all of the Veruca Salt vibes happen. Dinner? Yeah, we want it and we want it <i>now</i>. Sure, a slow-cooked stew or an elaborate …

Healthy Eating

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

The Simple Brain Trick That Will Transform Your Memory

Where apps and calendar reminders fail, this method has been proven to help you remember all those little things.<p>If you use alerts on your phone or sticky notes on your desk to remind yourself to complete a task, researchers have found an easier, more effective way to trigger your memory . . . and …

15 Documentaries You Have To Watch If You Haven't Already

Featuring The Jinx, When the Levees Broke, and What Happened, Miss Simone?

5 free streaming-TV apps (and why you’re probably not using them)

If you were to call up your local cable TV provider and ask for free channels, chances are you’d get laughed at.<p>But with online video, free streaming …

Amazon Fire TV

20 Tricks You Can Use to Score a Cheap Hotel Room

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>If you're looking for a cheap hotel room, it's only gotten more difficult over the years. In fact, the average daily rate for U.S. hotel rooms has increased in the past seven years, to $121.37 in 2015, according to statistics resource Statista.<p>That doesn't mean you …

Personal Finance

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They're Not In Our Heads | Goop

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

Top 10

B&N Readouts

When Myers finally made contact, he told Lacy to meet him at the same marina in St. Augustine. Everything was the same—same sweltering heat and …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

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Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Psychology

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Help Your Personal and Professional Life

<i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, Co-Chair of Nobel Peace Prize nominated campaign & NYT bestselling</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

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17 Korean Beauty Products You Need In Your Life

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When Human Interactions Triggers Anxiety: Living With Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is painful to live with. What most people would consider an everyday, ordinary social interaction can send you into a tailspin, trigger anxiety, self-doubt and negative thought patterns. Fortunately, SAD is treatable. In this post, I sat down with Dr. Steve Orma, a …

The 5 books Bill Gates thinks you should read this summer

Want to know what the richest man in the world reads?<p>Bill Gates has written a blog post, recommending five books to his fans and followers.<p>He wrote on his website: "This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there’s no science or math …