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My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

What It's Like to Travel to Iran

Chances are, when you tell people that you've booked an exotic trip of a lifetime, and that it's not a safari in Africa or island hopping in …

South Asia

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar

Still ticking: The improbable survival of the luxury watch business

In an increasingly digital world, people are still willing to spend huge amounts on analogue timepieces. The question is, why?<p>On 17 March 2016, the watch manufacturer Breitling opened a lavish new stall at Baselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair, to show off its latest marvels. There was the …

Antarctica Live day 18: stuck in a white Christmas

Trapped in heavy pack ice just off the coast of Cape de la Motte for the past two days, we await icebreaker assistance<p>• Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition<p>It will come as no surprise to anyone that, this year, Christmas in Antarctica was white. The pack ice …

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