Amy Bonnema Sinykin

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I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

Donald Trump Jr. replied ‘love it’ when told of Russian effort to help Trump

Donald Trump Jr. replied “love it” when told in an email chain in June 2016 that a Russian government lawyer was willing to share documents and other information that would “incriminate” Hillary Clinton — and that such information was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. …

Donald Trump

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Want to increase the office productivity? Don't have an office!

Exactly six years ago, we did an internal survey in our company with the goal of finding out the preferred place to work for each individual when it came to doing an important job efficiently.<p>The results were surprising and definitive: None of the 34 members of our team chose the office.<p>“The most …

Time Management

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

99 Tools To Enhance Your Freelance Lifestyle

The day-to-day of freelance work can be incredibly overwhelming. Here are 99 extremely useful tools that will save you time and increase your …

Research Offers Clues to Tapping 9 Kinds of Generosity

Lots of Americans don’t give to charity, and, of those who do, many don’t give much.<p>But what’s to make of those who give in nonmonetary ways, like …

Philanthropy

Are You A Narcissist? Here's How To Spot One

In the age of social media likes and selfie sticks, you often hear the term “narcissist” being thrown around. It’s a loose term but it’s often …

6 Ridiculously Cool Scientific Projects For Kids

If they're interested in what dad does in the garage maybe they'd like to learn how to make power with these fun scientific projects.

A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works

<i>“We must consult our means rather than our wishes.”</i> —George Washington<p>While I don’t mention it often, I have an Undergraduate Degree in Banking and …

What Exhausts Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

ENTP – Routine<p>ENTPs live to alter, adjust, and improve on the mundane. This highly inventive type loves nothing more than to try out new ways of …

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional | Inc.com

When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives run more effectively. Suddenly you're less stressed and more productive.<p>Here are some top apps …

Apps

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016 | Inc.com

Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander the last three days of the year. You pop out to …

Productivity

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets | Inc.com

Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a recommendation. Why read a random website review when someone in your network has an opinion? Do the number of app downloads really matter if someone you trust loves a product? In the …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

Nothing Is as Comforting as This Chicken Parm Soup

On a chilly day, dig into the classic dish with a spoon.<p>Chicken parm is one of those dishes that never makes me bored. But it's pretty annoying to make. Definitely too much work for a random weeknight, it's typically reserved for a special occasion. While brainstorming soup recipes, my coworker …

Cooking

How to Make Authentic Shakshuka at Home

<i>Photo by Ashley Manning</i><p>Everyone loves breakfast food disguised as lunch or dinner. But fried eggs can get old fast, despite racking up insane amounts of likes on Instagram. That's why there's shakshuka--a spicy, Middle Eastern take on "throw everything in your fridge into a pan and voila."<p>It's …

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

How To Get A Job At A Nonprofit

When I speak to job seekers over 50 who’ve spent their careers in the business world, they often say they’d love to work at a nonprofit that would let them tap their skills and truly make a difference.<p>Heck, in the past week, I’ve even had unprompted conversations with my sister, brother and best …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

The adage says where your mind goes, energy flows. If you want your child to develop a good mindset, ask them the right questions to encourage …

How to Be a Better Nonprofit Board Member

Apply the fundamentals of corporate governance to charitable work.<p>The importance of the nonprofit sector has never been greater. In the United …

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Sarah Wilson, author of the new book I Quit Sugar, explains what happened when she stopped eating the sweet stuff.<p>I first quit sugar back in January 2011 because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimoto's, and a big part of why I've stuck to the sugar-free program is that it's made such a …

Diabetes

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …