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The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry

Every baffled new parent goes searching for answers in baby manuals. But what they really offer is the reassuring fantasy that life’s most difficult questions have one right answer. By Oliver Burkeman<p>Human beings are born too soon. Within hours of arriving in the world, a baby antelope can clamber …

Parenting

The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

Parents these days are stressed. So are their kids.<p>The root of this anxiety, one scholar says, is the way we understand the relationship between parents and children. Alison Gopnik, a psychology and philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, thinks parents—especially …

Parenting

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

A Dramatic Tree House by Budget-Conscious DIY Builders

In a remote second-growth forest in Sullivan County, New York, is an off-the-grid tree house that was constructed with the help of the trees around it.<p>Sited on a steep, sloping hill surrounded by trees, the 360-square-foot project was designed to accommodate a limited $20,000 construction …

Guide to Chicago's Northwest Side Italian food, with owners' stories and must-have orders

Little Italy in Chicago will always be found along the surviving colorful red, white and green storefronts on Taylor Street on the Near Southwest Side of Chicago. While the neighborhood is now often known as University Village, the Italian-born immigrants who once lived there should not be …

Architecture Books You Can Borrow (For Free) From The Internet's Largest Library

Have you registered for your <b>free</b> library card? If you haven't, you're missing out on some serious perks! The Internet Archive has a lending feature …

Libraries

Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Raising children requires good parenting techniques as well as avoiding bad habits. A positive body image help children develop socially. Quality time with kids also helps them in school. But just as important are avoiding mistakes that can curtail a child's social, physical, emotional and …

Parenting

Want to Raise Successful Kids? MIT Scientists Say Let Them Watch You Do This (But Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a parent. You want the best for your children--and you're convinced, based on science, that it's very important for them to learn grit and tenacity.<p>So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way--always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics …

Self-improvement

The New Hotel Saint Marc in Paris Designed by Dimore Studio

Admired recently: the newly opened Hotel Saint Marc at 36 Rue Saint-Marc in the Second Arrondissement of Paris. Hoteliers Nadia Murano and Denis …

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

8 Books That Help Parents Explain All the Things We Don’t Know How to Explain

When you become a parent, there’s an expectation that you’ll be able to answer a whole lot of difficult questions for your kids. Which isn’t really …

Colleges Are Using Price Discrimination—Here's How to Fight It

You want to go to Tokyo, so you hit up Google Flights and do some research. Tickets are around $800, but you close your browser window and decide to …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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National Parks

You Can Actually Save Money By Going to College Abroad

We all want that “finding myself through travel” experience in college, but going to school abroad seems like an impossible, expensive dream. …

College & University

DIY: How to Whiten Your Sheets with Laundry Bluing

There’s nothing like a new set of clean, crisp white sheets. And nothing quite so disappointing as when they start to yellow. Luckily there’s a …

Snow White

25 Albums For 25 Years Of World Cafe

While preparing for my departure from <i>World Cafe</i> as full-time host, I've been looking back on the last 25 years of the show. Flip back through the calendar pages with Talia Schlanger and me as we explore some of the greatest albums I've spun since the show's beginning, going all the way back to …

Jack White

Creative Block? Try Thinking Like An Architect To Build Great Ideas

Ideas don’t come out of the blue–they’re created contextually. Here’s how Snøhetta built a foundation for creativity.<p>The multidisciplinary design firm Snøhetta–which has offices in Oslo, New York, Austria, and San Francisco–has been steadily leaving its mark all over the world through architecture, …

San Francisco

Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

How-To's

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

Soysauce

Articles about modern architecture rustic settings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the...<p>Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at...<p>We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes …

Architecture

Up Your Color Game: 7 Reasons to Paint Things the Same Color as the Walls

Source: Isabelle's Top Floor Flat in London on Apartment Therapy<p>(Image credit: Claire Bock)<p>My friend's newly purchased apartment includes a short …

Small Spaces

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Top 10 Technical Apps for Architects

Building upon our Top 10 Apps for Architects, this collection brings together some of the best quality and most valued technical apps for designing, …

Editors’ Picks: 15 Favorite Vacation Rental Resources

Once July comes along, it seems as though everyone you know is running off to a fantastic rental that they lucked upon via a friend of a friend. You …