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9 Questions to Ask a Teacher

Forget "does he follow directions?" These queries will provide real insight.<p><b>Ask:</b> After you give directions, does my child get right to work?Here's why: Children who stall may have trouble processing information or focusing. "They may also lack motivation or simply be defiant," says Robin London, a …

Teaching

How to Build a Better Dad

But I was a very different story. I wasn't ready at all. As I cradled our days-old son in our moonlit living room, and tried, with no luck, to soothe him, I was slapped awake by the intractability of our bundle of boy, and I knew instantly that I'd need sharper tools if I were to be of service. I'd …

RIP SkyMall: 10 Bizarre Gems From Everyone’s Favorite In-Flight Catalog

This morning, much to the dismay of travel enthusiasts everywhere, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy. Not only did the in-flight catalog provide excellent reading material on board, but it introduced its readers to a wealth of unique, borderline-bizarre products we never knew existed. From a biometric …

Deliciously Ella: I want to get people excited about veg

A change of diet rescued Ella Woodward from a dangerous illness. Meet one of our food columnists: the 23-year-old who is converting the world to healthy eating<p>It’s becoming hard to match the gravity of Ella Woodward’s words with the cheerful way she delivers them. “I couldn’t have guaranteed to …

Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Peter Thiel

7 New Sex Positions You've Probably Never Tried

7 Hot Sex Positions in 60 Seconds<p>Learn a week's worth of moves in a minute flat<p>If your go-to bedroom moves have gotten a little boring lately, it's time to add to your hot sex arsenal. Here are seven hot sex positions you've probably never tried before—and how to perform each one—presented in less …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

So while you need upper- and lower-body strength to perform all of the moves, you won't be able to make it through this challenge if your core can't keep pace.<p>Here's how it works. Grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and perform 20 reps each of the following exercises without resting: pushup, goblet …

The Mental Reason She Can't Orgasm

How come? “It’s hard for women with these traits to be in the moment,” says study author Catrina C. Crisp, M.D. “It doesn’t matter if they’ve been with the same partner for 50 years— they’re still not open to trying something different. They blame themselves if things don’t go perfectly, and that …

24 Rules For Being A True Gentleman

The Age of the Gentleman — that semi-imaginary time we all have in our heads where men you actually <i>wanted</i> to sleep with wore fedoras and treated …

45 Questions To Guarantee You’ll Never Have A Boring Date Again

I have a secret game that I play in every conversation I have. Until now, no one knew about it… but I’m about to dish the deets. ;)<p>I try to get every …

Scientists call on public to help solve mystery of starlings' aerial displays

Do starlings flock together to keep warm, for safety or to share roosting tips? A Society of Biology murmuration survey hopes to find the answer and help stem their decline<p>Starling murmuration season - readers’ pictures<p>Every autumn and winter, thousands of starlings pack close together and swirl …

How to Make Dinner Faster, Simpler, and Better—with 4 Tips from Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman of the New York Times knows how to get dinner on the table in a hurry—here are his tips for cooking everything fast<p>It's late. You've been awake since <i>before</i> sunrise, and now that you've finally arrived home, it's dark and you're tired. You've been through the ringer at work, shuffled …

Cooking

Watch 8-year-old 'Dirty Dancing' kid have the time of his life on TODAY

The 8-year-old boy with the spot-on Patrick Swayze impression brought his hip-swiveling swagger Wednesday to TODAY for a live demonstration of how he nails the finale routine from the movie, “Dirty Dancing."<p>A video of young Charlie Stone shadowing Swayze’s moves from the movie's final scene …

Celebrity News

Top 10 Supposedly "Bad" Personality Traits That Can Actually Be Good

We tend to think of personality traits as "good" and "bad". Being kind and humble is good, for example, but being lazy and pessimistic are "bad". …

Top 10

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day”<br>• “15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think …

13 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

We've compiled a list of all of the books being adapted into movies out this fall. Each cast is packed with Hollywood power players from Ben Affleck to Jennifer Lawrence, and many of the films are already generating Oscar buzz.<p>You'll find thrillers, period pieces, dramadies, and even some true …

Books

What Is Retrograde Ejaculation?

First, an anatomy lesson: Your prostate is connected to the penis on one end and the bladder and seminal vesicle on the other. When you’re ready to ejaculate, your semen travels out the seminal vesicle and into the prostate, where it reaches a fork in the road: one path leading up to the bladder …

Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Strength

It doesn’t require translating some Russian strength book. It doesn’t involve popping some shady supplement. All it takes it a little shift in the way you think.<p><b>Cue Differently</b> <br>There are two types of cues: internal and external.<p>Internal cues are when you focus on your body parts and how they move. …

Is Your Diet Giving You a Deficiency?

If You’ve Gone Vegan...<p><b>Potential Deficiencies:</b> Without careful planning, cutting out all animal products greatly decreases the amounts of B12, zinc, …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

Students: recipes to impress your housemates with

Awkward introductions, painfully dull lectures, endless hangovers – freshers is tough, particularly when you realise that mum’s shepherds pie won’t be waiting for you on the dinner table when you get home.<p>At university, cooking is no longer something you smell, but something you have to actually …

National Geographic Travel

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

Sandwiches

This Illustrated Guide Shows You How to Properly Perform a J-Turn

Chances are if you haven’t heard of a J-Turn, you’ve at least seen one in TV shows or movies. A J-Turn is when the driver pulls away from something …

3 Signs You Started as a Girl

Sound crazy? We’ve got proof: Here are three visible signs that all men started out as women.<p><b>YOUR NIPPLES</b><p>Nipples are really just chest ornaments for men, but with the right hormones you could be a milk machine, too. Bribiescas says nipples are formed very early during embryotic development. …

How to Create Runway-Ready Hair at Home

<b>The Style</b><br>While your hair is damp, spray in a hairspray with sea salt—we like AXE Texturing Salt Spray—to give your mane some dry, flexible hold and texture. While holding a hair dryer on a medium setting about a foot away from your face, run your fingers through your hair to give it some natural …

Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light

It's easy to shine light <i>through</i> a crystal, but researchers at Princeton University are turning light <i>into</i> crystals--essentially creating "solid light."<p>"It's something that we have never seen before," Dr. Andrew Houck, associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers, said in …