Sean Grandinetti

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The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

These are the world's 20 cheapest countries to visit (and the five most expensive)

Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning

<i>How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role</i> …

8 'shower plants' that want to live in your bathroom

<b>Want to turn your bathroom into an easy oasis? Try this.</b><p>So maybe you have a wonderfully green thumb and houseplants thrive under your care. Or maybe …

Plants

The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

These calorie-burning moves need to be part of your core routine.<p>After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our …

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Legendary Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Reveals Buddhism's Secret to Achieving Enlightenment, In 10 Steps

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? We’ve been sharing some of his wisdom lately here and the response has been tremendous.<p>We collected some of his most …

Scientists Just Found Evidence That Neurons Can Communicate in a Way We Never Anticipated

A new brain mechanism hiding in plain sight.<p>Researchers have discovered a brand new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in our brain …

This Is How a Dietitian Spends $40 at the Supermarket

Though stores like Whole Foods may make it seem like eating healthy has to cost a fortune (whole paycheck, am I right?), that absolutely doesn’t have …

14 Meatless Monday Dinner Recipes Featuring Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast, best known for its starring role in many vegan dishes, is actually incredibly flexible. Not only do folks use it to cheese up their vegan lasagnas, but they also sprinkle it over popcorn for an extra zip of flavor. There’s more to this heaven-sent ingredient than its buttery, …

Vegan

What Is A Body Toner And Why Should You Use One?

If it’s good for your face, it’s great for your body<p>I know people talk about how intense the 10-step Korean skin-care regimen is but, I think, that’s only because they haven’t seen the mad scientist’s laboratory that is my vanity. But while I spoil my face like it’s my beloved only child, I treat …

Three Ways to Instantly Improve Your Parenting | Inc.com

One day during high school, my English teacher announced that "one can never experience true guilt until becoming a parent". I cannot imagine why this statement would be pertinent to any study of literature, but, for whatever reason, it stuck with me. When I became a parent for the first time 13 …

Healthy Fresh Vegetarian Recipes that are Easy to Make

April 29, 2014<p>While the rest of the country has had an absolutely dreadful winter, Los Angeles has had an extremely warm and dry winter. It’s been so …

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

Does Being an Only Child Actually Mess You Up?

I asked a pair of experts if people with no siblings were really more confident, selfish, and self-absorbed.<p>You've probably heard a version of what's sometimes called "Only Child Syndrome": Supposedly, people without siblings get so much attention from their parents when they're kids that they turn …

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Why Incompetent People Think They're Great

Even if you've never heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect, you've definitely seen it in action: the inexperienced politician with strong opinions about …

Why Social Media Is Beneficial For Small Business Owners: 5 Sites And The Best Ways To Use Them

Keeping up with the growing number of social media sites and trying to put your small businesses mark on the map can seem overwhelming. <i>What platform</i> …

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Forestry

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

Gardening

How do you make new friends as an adult? Be like the golden retriever

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich. <i>This is it!</i> I would think. <i>My big shot! What’s a cool kind of sandwich to like?</i> But in my eagerness to impress, my mind …

Pets

30 Indulgent Vegan Desserts That Will Be the Star of Your Next Celebration

It can be daunting to those who have taken up a vegan lifestyle to find recipes that are as equally tasty as they are wholesome. Especially when it comes to dessert, a staple among parties and celebrations, but also perhaps the trickiest dish to find a vegan-alternative recipe. These egg-free, …

Vegan

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …