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Nagging Isn’t Necessary: How to Improve a Child’s Behavior Without It

Sometimes we convince ourselves that the only way we can get our kids to do anything is to ask them over and over and over again.<p>In other words… …

Parenting

The insidious ways the world tells teenage girls their bodies don’t belong to them

When I was 16 years old, I was the kind of teenager who had a favorite mathematician. One Sunday I went to see my hero give a talk. Afterward, I lingered near the stage with my dad, prepped with my usual question for adults with careers I admired: Any advice for a kid in high school?<p>I was wearing a …

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the …

Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years

<i>Updated |</i> Keeping the lights on will be even trickier on Mars than it is on Earth, which is why NASA has been working on developing new nuclear power …

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

The Best Way to Survive a Heart Attack Without Drugs

The advice for people who are at higher risk of having a heart event is pretty straightforward. If you have high cholesterol, are overweight or obese …

The Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout You Should Add to Your Routine

Except for running, there’s no cardio workout with equipment more minimal than jumping rope. It’s affordable, too—even high-end ones will set you …

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …