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Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

In the 1960s, a Stanford psychologist ran an experiment to study children's self-control.<p>It's called the marshmallow test. And it's super simple.<p>Kids ages 3 to 5 choose a treat — an Oreo cookie, a pretzel stick or a marshmallow. Then researchers give the child brief instructions: You can eat the …

Parenting

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

La La Land

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

It's 99% guaranteed you will find something in here your family will love.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

Responding to Feedback You Disagree With

Maybe it’s your performance review. Or a 360-degree feedback report. Or (unsolicited) advice from a colleague. Maybe you got a dressing-down from an angry client. Or overheard the nickname your team has for you. Whatever it was, it was wrong. Off-base. Unfair. They don’t understand the situation. …

‘The Points Guy’ has 30 credit cards and a credit score of 805 — and lets us in on his secrets

Brian Kelly, who you may know as credit-card guru The Points Guy, joined MarketWatch for a live interview on Facebook in September.<p>He gave some …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Education

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Eggs

The 15 best poetry books of all time

Literature

The 50 smartest private high schools in the US

Top private high schools offer a lot of perks, from the newest classroom technology to pristine athletic fields. But when it comes down to it, nothing is more important than the quality of a school's academics.<p>Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, just released its …

College & University

Richard Feynman on Teaching Math to Kids and the Lessons of Knowledge

Legendary scientist Richard Feynman was famous for his penetrating insight and clarity of thought. Famous for not only the work he did to garner a …

Mathematics

Why IBM Will Soar While Apple Stumbles

IBM and Apple are firms at a crossroad. Neither can continue as it is; both face a fundamental reinvention. The difference is that one knows it, and …

23 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Water, salt, pepper, and olive oil are all freebie ingredients.

Cooking

Things you should know to become an Algorithmic Trader

The role of Algorithm in a person’s life is too substantial to be ignored. From a simple coffee-making machine to the music system in his car, from …

Algorithms

8 Nonsticky, Nonsmelly Bug Sprays to Try This Summer

With summer comes longer days, more time outdoors, and...mosquitoes. We can all agree that being covered in mosquito bites is <i>the worst</i>, right? As is the smell of traditional bug...

4 steps you should follow for a perfect, irritation-free shave, according to a dermatologist

Forget everything your father taught you about shaving. It's probably wrong anyway.<p>Many typical shaving routines that are passed down from fathers and grandfathers are riddled with incorrect techniques that can cause irritation and other skin problems.<p>We asked dermatologist and Dove Men+ Care …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

Cauliflower

Report: Germany will spend $106 billion over the next 5 years to support refugees

BERLIN (AP) — Local media report the German government expects to spend 93.6 billion euros ($106.2 billion) to support refugees over the next five years.<p>BERLIN (AP) — Local media report the German government expects to spend 93.6 billion euros ($106.2 billion) to support refugees over the next five …

A 27-year-old created a series of machines to revolutionize how we recycle

Dave Hakkens of the Netherlands has designed a mini recycling plant. He posts how-to videos on his YouTube page that explain how to build each machine.<p>Blueprints and videos are free to the public.<p>The project is called Precious Plastic.<p><i>Story and editing by Carl Mueller.</i>

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

Apps

This 24-year old Russian pianist may be classical music’s best hope at a revival

The holiday season is the one time in the year when classical music interrupts the regularly scheduled Adele-Bieber-Drake program. Classical music’s popularity has been on a continuous decline in the mainstream for several decades, despite various scientific studies extolling its neurological …

Flute

It usually takes a recession to bring down the stock market

Following the stocks' worst week in four years, US indexes fell over 3% by the end of the day on Monday. And then they opened sharply higher on Tuesday.<p>While we can't rule out the risk that markets start plunging again, history shows that the odds of that happening are quite low without certain …

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Energy

Scientists discovered what happens when one twin exercises and the other does not

Anyone who holds back because they're just not sure how much of a difference exercise can make should take a look at a new study out of Finland, where researchers came up with a way to show just how crucial exercise can be to a healthier life.<p>As the New York Times reports, those researchers looked …

Genetics

How To Outsmart Any Multiple-Choice Test

Because of this fundamental flaw, William Poundstone, author of "Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody," claims to have found several common patterns in multiple-choice tests, including computer-randomized exams like the SATs.<p>After examining 100 …

An American researcher noticed something weird in China, and it led to a cultural breakthrough

I spent the next five years giving psychological tests of culture to people from all over China and puzzling over why the root cause of these differences. I soon discovered these differences fall along the traditional dividing line between rice and wheat. Why would rice have anything to do with …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Psychologists say this is the best way to argue with your spouse

In fact, a couple's ability to handle conflict is the number one predictor of their success.<p>It's required for the relationship to mature.<p>"If they don't have those conversations, over time their relationship will deteriorate," says psychologist John Gottman. "They'll be living in an ice …

Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

A company called Elemental Path is developing a new line of smart toys for children which will be powered by the super computing system IBM Watson, enabling the toys to engage in real and personalized conversations with kids, and evolve with the child as he or she grows. CogniToys, as the toy line …

The false vaccine debate shows we’re in a golden age of believing whatever we want

As Georgia becomes the latest US state to report a case of measles, many across the land are shaking their heads in disbelief. How can otherwise intelligent, well-intentioned parents choose not to have their children vaccinated? It’s tempting to conclude that the problem is simply a lack of …

Psychology