Betsy Shifflett

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The 12 Best Paint Colors for a Kids' Rooms

They'll never get tired of these shades.<p>Painting is a total pain. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and only <i>then</i> can you start putting color on the walls. Good thing these subtle shades will grow with your child — from the terrible twos to the trying teens.

It's not an elaborate treehouse — it's a new affordable housing concept.

What kinds of places do you think of when it comes to "green" cities?<p>If you're like me, you're probably imagining places with subways and solar …

New York City

Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …

Cancer

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Time I

This Easy Notebook Hack Will Make You a Multitasking Pro

The first day of school has officially arrived, guys. Students everywhere are heading back to class with their brand new notebooks + school supplies and are gearing up to learn. Thanks to the folks at High Five HQ, we learned about a super cool notebook hack DIY that is a total game changer<i>.</i> Here’s …

Note-Taking

How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

Neuroscience

You Won't Believe These Unexpected Uses for Vaseline

Vaseline has been my go-to beauty product since I was in diapers (<i>literally</i>). It’s the perfect remedy for healing my winter chapped lips and soothing …

Skin Care

Science Says Working Long Hours Is Seriously Bad for Your Health

Seriously: stop working so much, for your health’s sake.<p>A new study of 600,000 individuals in Australia, the United States, and Europe published in …

New York Times

8 Acts You Might Be Doing To Kill Your Kid's Creativity

It’s a sad truth that some of the world’s best minds are stifled at a young age simply because society has forced them into doing so. Parents are not …

11 Things People With Spotless Houses Do Every Day

A few good habits can keep your home looking — and smelling — like new.<p>Let's face it: No one wants to — or has time to — make a second job out of cleaning their home. And that's okay. We polled home bloggers and other busy folks to find out what little things they do daily to keep their places …

15 Book Pillows to Keep You Cozy While You Read (PHOTOS)

<i>This post was written by Julianne Adams and originally appeared on Pixable.</i><p>For bibliophiles, there can never be enough books in life. It's impossible to walk by a bookstore and not feel compelled to go in. You always have a book in-hand and a "to-read" list that will never stop growing. And you're …

Harry Potter

This 60-Year-Old Grandma of 7 Will Be Your New Favorite Beauty Vlogger

A lot of celebs seem like that haven’t grown a gray hair — unless it’s intentional, of course — in 20 years. We’re lookin’ at you, recent bday girls Madonna and J Lo. But we know that celebs have access to the best derm docs in the world, pricey laser treatments, fillers and expensive skincare …

Skin Care

21 Ways You Can Use Super-Cheap Thrift Store Items To Make Your Home Look Great

It's <b>National Thrift Store Day</b>! (No really, that's a thing.)<p>In celebration of all things cheap and crafty, you should try some of these super-cheap …

Everything You Need to Know About How to Cook in College

Back to school? Don't settle for subpar cafeteria food. Here's how to be a master dorm chef.<p>The mere thought of campus food evokes thoughts of congealed pizza and tasteless dining-hall casserole. And when most collegians say they "cook"? They really mean they know how to stir powdered cheese into …

Food

These Are The 10 Best Small Cities In America Right Now

From strong economies and good schools to affordable homes and actual job growth, these towns have it all.<p>Silicon Valley may get all of the attention when it comes to technology jobs -- it does have a TV show named after it -- but it turns out another tech hub, with a much lower profile, may be a …

Employment

The 27 Sales You Need to Shop Right Now

Just when you think the summer sales couldn't get any better, the discounts reach a whole new level. Quite literally, there's no better time to shop …

Clothing

19 Brilliant DIY Projects For Pet Food Stations

Whether you have a cat or dog, these great ideas can help minimize the mess of food bowls!

12 Ways To Say ‘Goodbye' To That Insanely Annoying Body Fat Forever

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to lose a few pounds of flab.<p>Trust me, I know how hard it can be to maintain a bangin' beach bod when …

Nutrition

7 Places To Shop For Home Decor That Aren't Ikea

<i>Photo courtesy: Zara Home</i><p>OK, so you just moved into a new apartment and you need home things. Namely dishtowels without stains, cups sans university logos and maybe a new nightstand that isn't from Bed Bath & Beyond. Most people's natural instinct is to head straight to Ikea. But 1) the lines. And …

IKEA

Why so many good doctors are leaving medicine behind for Silicon Valley

The world looks different when you’re eighteen and when you’re thirty—in some cases because your perspective has evolved, other times because the world has changed. Men and women drawn to careers in medicine while in high school or college are finding that when they emerge on the other side, things …

Digital Health

7 Rules For Raising Self-Reliant Children

Jessica Lahey’s highly-anticipated new book, <i>The Gift Of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,</i> looks at the unique challenges of child-rearing in current times. Lahey, who is best known for her writing at <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>The New York Times,</i> is both a parent and …

Parenting

The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness -- TEDx Talk

When it comes to our happiness, there are many misconceptions out there about what happiness actually is, and where to begin when it comes to creating a happier life overall. Becoming clear on what happiness truly is, changing your approach, and learning what works for you when it comes to …

Happiness

9 Lessons I'll Teach My Kids To Ensure They Become A Millionaire (Like Their Dad)

Every good parent wants the best for their kids. I’m certainly no exception.<p>I have three boys. Between them running around and playing with each other, I try to teach them some lessons.<p>Why? Because I want to ensure I give my kids every chance possible at following in my footsteps to become …

Self-improvement

Burn Fat and Blast Calories in Just 12 Minutes

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>I'm loving short workouts like the one I'm sharing today. It's a Tabata workout with three four-minute circuits. The first set focuses on cardio and legs, the …

Fitness

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10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …