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5 Ways to Be the Parent Your Child Needs (at Every Age)

<i>This post written by Caroline Maguire was originally featured on YourTango.</i><p><b>Here's how to know if you're being a good parent.</b><p>Parents have one of the toughest jobs out there. And since moms and dads aren't handed a how-to manual upon childbirth, it's perfectly normal to worry about how to be a good …

Parenting

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

Shopping

Take a film directing course online for less than $20 and learn how to make your own movies

The director is the most important person working on a film set. They define the style and structure for the movie and act as the ultimate decider …

Steven Spielberg

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

4 things every child needs before breakfast

“The way you see [a child] is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is [who] they [will] become.” — adapted a quote from Goethe<p>Most …

Parenting

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

8 signs people are intimidated by you — even if you don't realize it

1/<p>They won't make eye contact<p>NBC<p>There are a whole number of reasons as to why someone might not want to make eye contact with you. Maybe they're …

Self-help

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

You don’t have the right to believe whatever you want to believe

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the willfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: “I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe …

Barack Obama

Bill Gates Is Gifting This To Every College Graduate

If you’re graduating college this spring, Bill Gates has a free gift for you.<p>Yes, that Bill Gates.<p>It’s his go-to gift, so consider it a friendly gesture.<p>You probably have a lot on your mind now: starting your new job, preparing for graduate school, paying off student loans, building credit and …

Bill Gates

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

7 Ways Parents Can Put an End to a Child's Pestering

<i>“Please, Mom? Can we?”</i> Those words repeated over and over again can wear down even the most resolute parent.<p>But whether your child is begging you to …

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

‘The Handwriting Game’ Tricks Kids Into Practicing Their Penmanship

Even better, it's a perfect rainy day time-killer.<p>‘The Handwriting Game’ is a fun (and funny) rainy day penmanship contest in which kids compete to …

8 Surprising Strategies for Unstoppable Focus

Beat distraction for good.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay focused. Getting distracted may seem innocuous, but the consequences are …

How to Talk to Little Kids

There are some who receive the title of “Fun Aunt/Uncle [Name]” with every child they hang out with. And there are others who feel awkward around …

How to Build Strong Self-Esteem in Your Child

A healthy sense of self-esteem is one of the most important foundations that can be developed in a child. It is one of the keys to a child's health …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

8 Tips For Talking To Your Kids So You Get More Than One-Word Responses

There are two things that I think the TV series “The Simpsons” got spot on when it came to communication between parents and kids. One is that kids …

Parenting

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

personaldevelopment

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Parenting

Morpholio Trace sketch CAD app lets you automatically calculate and label area size with iOS

Morpholio Trace, a popular and highly rated sketch CAD app is receiving an update today with a major new feature, Smart Fill.<p>Morpholio Trace is geared to be useful for a wide range of users. From architects to designers, interior designers to illustrators, or just those looking to get started. The …

The Small Business Guide To Digital Marketing On A Shoestring Budget

Brand promotion doesn’t come easy, and the odds don’t favor small businesses. With neither the time nor the resources to compete with the heavyweights, they have to rely on their wits to get the word out. On the bright side, a number of free (or almost-free) digital marketing tools have made it …

Small Business

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>7 min read<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for growing my business 800 percent in the last year was …

25 Skills LinkedIn Says Are Most Likely to Get You Hired in 2018 — and the Online Courses to Get Them

All online courses are affordable and will make your resume a standout.<p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market …

19 Things That Rich People Never, Ever Do

Check out these tried-and-true tactics rich people employ to get their pile of cash—and, more importantly, what they don’t do.<p>If you want to be rich, …

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

The Latest Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse

Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A giant plastic cylinder surrounds your head and shoulders, and the unit’s interior …