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How to Raise a Resilient Kid, According to American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff

If there’s a person who knows a thing or two about falling, it’s Jessie Graff. But for the <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> phenom, the important part is …

Parenting

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Water

Experts Reveal How Introverts Can Make Small Talk Less Painful & More Meaningful

Making idle conversation with people is a part of life, whether you enjoy small talk or not. If you're in line for the bathroom at a party, at a work …

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way

To get students to choose schoolwork over immediate pleasures, stop focusing on willpower.

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

How to Listen to Music on Your Apple Watch

You can tune into songs from your own collection, Apple Music, Apple Radio, and other music services right from your wrist.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Apple Watch

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Mindfulness

Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed on One Incredibly Useful Website

If you picked up a Google Home over the holidays you may be wondering what it’s good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google’s …

How to Repair Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most commonly used flooring materials, and can be found in almost any home. More than likely, you will run into …

Home Improvement

3 Tips to Sound Smart When Someone Puts You on the Spot | Inc.com

Public speaking can be terrifying, but at least you tend to have time to prepare.<p>Speeches and presentations are scheduled well in advance so nervous speakers have plenty of opportunity to read up on public speaking tips, dig into the psychology of taming your nerves, or even go the Malcolm Gladwell …

Public Speaking

Sprint Like a Beast with Speed Development Workouts

Would it surprise you to learn that almost no distance runners complete traditional speed workouts? No, your tempo run, fartlek workout, or interval …

The Equifax Data Breach Is Massive -- Here's How to Protect Yourself

Equifax announced a data breach that could affect 143 million consumers. Here's what you need to know.<p>On Thursday, Sept. 7, <b>Equifax</b> announced a data …

The best white pen is the Uniball Signo Broad

I tried a bunch of pens that promised an opaque fine white line on dark paper, and the only one that had an acceptable result was the Uniball Signo …

These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

Here's What To Do Instead<p>Brainwashed<p>People love majoring in the minors, especially when it comes to "functional training." I get it. Bullshit …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Typography

Fix Your Stiff Joints with These 5-Minute Routines

If you’ve ever heard the saying “discipline equals freedom,” you won’t find a better example of that than when it comes to your joints. The more …

38 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

Fight Club

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life. | Inc.com

<i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem to get there. You have all these …

3 Exercises to Improve Your Shoulder Mobility

<b>For increased flexibility, less stiffness, freer and fuller range of motion, and less pain in your shoulders</b> - try these three exercises <b>daily</b> for one …

Yoga

11 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Solid Upper Body With Just Two Dumbbells

You’ll want to ditch your shirt for good<p>If you want to build the upper body of Adonis, there's no better way to do it than with these moves that will without a doubt give you that coveted v-taper of strong shoulders, bulging biceps, and a broad back. And for most of them, all you need are two …

Workouts

The Ultimate Grip Strength Test

And How to Build a Crushing Grip<p>Powerful Paws: The Benefits<p>The hands are a crucial component of most upper body exercises, so possessing powerful …

Body Fat

6 Moves You Should Do Before Every Workout

Minimize your risk of injury by loosening up before your workout<p>Pushing through killer workouts is challenging and exciting. Stretching and mobility? Not so much. But if you want to perform at a high level and minimize the risk of injury, mobility and flexibility are a must, says Andy Speer, the …

Workouts

Be Kind, Rewind With ‘Mixxtape’ Bluetooth Cassette

via Mixxim<p>“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem,” Rob Gordon, melancholy …

Your Delts Will Be Rock Solid After This Shoulder Workout

​This 3-move workout mercilessly slams the shoulders from multiple angles<p>This workout is an all-out assault on your delts. Each movement not only addresses your shoulders from a different angle, but they all focus on varying phases of muscle contraction, says Andy Speer, creator of The Anarchy Abs …

Workouts

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …