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A gene therapy that cures a rare genetic disease just got its first customer, a year after it was approved

The treatment, called Strimvelis, can provide an outright cure for a rare inherited immune deficiency by revising a patient's genetic makeup (see "Gene Therapy's First Out-and-Out Cure Is Here").<p>Gene therapy has been widely explored in experimental medical studies, but its commercial potential is …

Biotechnology

5 Things That Parents Can Learn From The Happiest Kids in the World

The authors of The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less reveal the secrets of the world's happiest children.<p>In UNICEF's most recent table of well-being the Netherlands came out on top out of 29 industrialized counties. The USA ranked towards …

Adopting These Tough Morning Routines Will Make You Exceptionally Successful

Your morning projects the vibe of the rest of your day, and that is something that the ultra-successful live by day-to-day. While the rest of the world is still struggling to find a coffee filter, there are people who have already laid the groundwork to make their day as productive and fantastic as …

Mom Feels Like She's Done Being a Parent When Her Toddler Tells Her the Truth: “I Make You Happy”

Every mom knows what Regan Long meant when she wrote that she wanted to “tap out” of parenting for a little while.<p>According to PopSugar, Regan, who …

Parenting

Sony’s new toy teaches coding and robot construction to kids

This Lego-like toy uses sensors and actuators that bring kids’ creations to life.<p>After children build shapes and models using the pieces, the …

Kids

Study Finds Family Vacations Are More Valuable to Kids Than Toys

Birthday: you buy your kid a toy.<br>Kindergarten graduation: you buy your kid a toy.<br>You accidentally passed the toy store during a quick trip to the …

Kids

The benefits of not being the first-born child

“Oh, we used to watch our first child like that,” a neighbor once said to me, as I tried to prevent my 2-year-old from swinging too high in our back …

Mom's Spot-On Video Sums Up Road Tripping With Kids

Road tripping is a particularly trying experience for parents. Between all the potty breaks, dropped toys and cries of “Are we there yet?”, the journey can feel like forever.<p>Mom Esther Anderson of Story of This Life portrays this parenting struggle in her latest video, “Road Tripping with Kids.” …

Parenting

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …

Kids

7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First

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The Post

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

eCommerce

Science Shows How Harsh Parenting Can Make Kids Do Worse in School

Yelling at kids can backfire.<p>All parents want to give their children the best chance in life. But new research suggests that overly aggressive and …

Parenting

There’s a better way to write your to-do lists

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. Before I dive in to explain how I craft my to-do list each day, I’d like to point out that to-do lists …

Time Management

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Happiness

How to Conquer Universal Orlando in Just One Day

If Orlando seems to be popping up on your vacation radar more than ever, you shouldn't be surprised. Tourism numbers in the amusement-packed city …

Walt Disney Company

Marine Cove (East Coast Park) – Playground & Eateries with Play Areas

It’s official. The hype over the new Marine Cove at East Coast Park is dead. At least on weekday afternoons. For a few weeks since the new Marine …

Online Dating

The best restaurants in Paris

Expert guide to Paris<p>The more than 70-strong offering of Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris is formidable, from the legendary outfit serving grand classics in the Eiffel Tower to swinging sought-after joints where, in true Parisian style, the phone is never answered and the dining room is always …

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Europe's 16 oldest cities

Confessions Of A Retail Worker

The holiday season is hardest on the poor retail workers who make our consumer spendfests possible with their blood, sweat and tears.<p>These wage …

Retail

5 Things You Might Not Know About Semen

And which myths to disregard.<p>Semen, also sometimes known as cum and (incorrectly) as sperm, is surrounded by myth: being in a hot tub where someone has ejaculated can get a woman pregnant, Mountain Dew can make you sterile, etc. But how much of this is true? Cosmopolitan.com spoke with Abraham …

Fertility

10 Things Every Prepared Host Keeps On Hand

Entertaining can be tricky. Whether you're planning a full-blown party or hosting an impromptu get-together, these pro tricks work every time.<p><b>1. Beautiful Serving Ware.</b> "You can use prepackaged or quick service items from your high-end grocer in a pinch," says Jessica Kielblock, a senior event …

This Squid Could Help Humans Repel Dangerous Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The bobtail squid stays alive because it attracts and keeps a specific kind of bacteria. Scientists still don’t know exactly how it does this, but …

Winter solstice: Why pagans celebrate the shortest day of the year

The December solstice happens at the same instant for everyone, everywhere on Earth – and this year the winter solstice occurs today, on Thursday December 21st at 16:28 GMT.<p>The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, …

UK plans small modular nuclear reactor 'in 2020s'

Ministers announce £250m funding for nuclear research and development including competition to develop small modular reactor<p>The UK could build one of the world's first small modular nuclear reactors in the 2020s, after ministers announced support for the technology through a £250m research …

31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life | Inc.com

While connections, intellect, and drive all can help a person succeed, consistency is key as well. Just as high-achieving athletes use discipline to win, business people who do the right things day after day are primed for excellence. Here are the daily habits 30 successful executives rely on to …

Real Estate

Does Coffee Give You A Different Buzz Than Tea?

Short answer: Yes, in subtle ways<p>Eighty-nine percent of American adults regularly consume caffeine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two-thirds get it from coffee, one-sixth from tea, and the rest from soft drinks. People tend to assume caffeine is the only stimulant in …

The golden rules to grabbing a cheap flight

Booking your flight exactly 53 days before you depart shaves 26 per cent off your travel costs. according to travel comparison site momondo.<p>Simply …

In swimming, jellyfish and lampreys really pull their weight

Other than living in water, the bulbous jellyfish and the sinuous lamprey may seem to have little in common. And yet these two animals share a remarkable ability that allows them to move with great efficiency — they essentially pull, rather than push, their way through the water.<p>Instead of creating …

Google's Inbox gets a 'Smart Reply' tool that suggests short responses

Gmail's Inbox app packs a number of features aimed at helping you better tackle your email load. Starting this week, it's getting one more. The new tool is called Smart Reply and it automatically suggests short responses to messages where a lengthy discourse isn't needed. After using machine …