Andrea Walker

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How to Awaken Joy in Kids

Can joy be cultivated? And, if so, can we teach our kids how to be more joyful in their lives?In our experience, the answer to both of these …

Mindfulness

This Is How to Raise Well-Behaved Children

<i>How do you raise well-behaved children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Tim Dawes, trainer in communications, negotiations, and persuasion, on Quora:</b><p>Our twins, a boy and a girl, are in 8th …

Parenting

What Your Kids Most Need to Hear You Talk About (But You Never Do)

Research shows that parents are ignoring teenagers' reality when it comes to talks about online safety.<p>Every parent wants his or her children to be safe. We teach our children not to play with matches and not to get into cars with strangers offering candy. But, when it comes to teenagers and online …

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

Education

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Body Language

40 Stunning Bedrooms Flaunting Decorative Canopy Beds

Back in the days, wealthy people would add their luxuriously carved <b>canopy beds</b> to the will, leaving their beloved dreamland to be enjoyed and admired …

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Are viruses alive? New evidence says yes

Evolutionary history suggests they evolved from ancient cells<p>Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what …

Biology

A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

Batteries

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4 Minutes of THIS Can Help Your Kid Focus in the Classroom

It takes just four minutes of physical activity to help a child focus for at least 50 minutes of classroom learning time, according to a recent study from Queen's University in Canada.<p>In Ontario, where the study took place, elementary schools are required to have twenty minutes of daily physical …

Is a Cure for Peanut Allergies in Sight?

New research shows there may be a way to prevent peanut allergies, for kids at high risk of developing an allergy or those already diagnosed.<p>Babies with severe eczema or egg allergies are at higher risk of developing peanut allergies. But they can reduce that risk by eating peanut-containing foods …

Why Nationwide's Sad Super Bowl Ad Still Served Its Purpose

Every year after the Super Bowl commences, people talk about more than just the debatably unfair ref calls and result of the game. Viewers analyze everything from the outfits worn during the half-time performance to the quality of the year's outrageously expensive commercials—and this year is no …

Goldie Hawn's mindfulness program makes kids better at math, says UBC

A mindfulness program for children, co-developed by actor Goldie Hawn, resulted in less stress, more optimism, and improved math abilities for Grade …

Far Breton

160<p>79<p>The other day, while minding my business, taking a casual stroll about town, I suddenly realized that I’d written “Bonne anniversaire,” or …

Udon Recipes: The Japanese Noodle That'll Make You Feel Great About Winter

Ramen may be everyone's favorite Japanese noodle soup these days, but just because it's the trendiest doesn't mean it's the best. We're huge fans of ramen -- don't get us a wrong. We could eat ramen for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks any day of the week, instant or otherwise. But …

Honey-ginger salmon over udon noodles

I am not Asian. I have been to Asia once. I lived near Argyle Street in Chicago for three years and got addicted to odd noodle dishes from joints …

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 4 min<p>No doubt about it, six tablespoons of cayenne is a lot, but that’s what Hattie B’s considers “medium.” For a milder heat, decrease to two tablespoons.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 3½–4-lb. chickens, each cut into 10 pieces (breasts halved)<p>1 tablespoon …

Recipes