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Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:


5 of the Best Art Nouveau Buildings in Paris Photos

Much more than a staid school of 19th-century architecture, Art Nouveau was an entire aesthetic movement. From architecture and design to the decorative and fine arts, Art Nouveau, or “new art,” was once everywhere. From the 1890s to the 1910s, the style exploded in Western Europe, where the …

Your Most Important Resolution for 2017? Forget About Time Management and Do This Instead | Inc.com

As 2016 draws to a close and the new year approaches, many of us take the time to reflect and make some resolutions to change our behavior or maybe even our way of thinking:<p>What went wrong that I can correct?<p>What can I do better?<p>What can I change to make me more effective?<p>How can I use my time more …

Time Management

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …


6 Bad Habits to Break to Be More Productive

Productivity can mean the difference between a task taking one hour or two hours. Over time, even a few minutes lost can really add up. You need to …

Plagiarism: It's More Than Just Borrowing Words

Last week, plagiarism became national news. It got me thinking about the bigger picture of plagiarism, and why it is about more than simply borrowing someone's words or ideas.<p>Plagiarism is defined as <b>to take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one's own.</b> (Webster's Dictionary)<p>…


10 Ways to Make Yourself Happier in 30 Seconds or Less

Feeling down? Got the blahs? This post provides 10 easy ways to feel happier in 30 seconds or less—and every technique is based on the best research …


How To Lose Belly Fat - Hint, No Cardio, Situps, or Diet - Lose 4 Inches of Belly Fat in 26 Days

You want something new and exciting... and that's what I have for you. Here's how to lose belly fat (specifically - lose 4 inches of belly fat in 26 …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …


A Parent’s Touch Actually Transforms A Baby’s Brain

A child wants to be held and touched from the very first day of life. And a parent’s affectionate touch goes a long way, from boosting a newborn’s healthy development to shaping the child’s brain later on, a new study suggests.<p>For many animals, touch is a strong communicator of emotions, a signal …

The Brain

#21DaysOfSummerMindfulness Challenge Day 1 – Developing Mindfulness in Children

<b>Day 1</b><p>Breathing is one of the most natural things a person can do and an automatic reflex that is hard wired in our brains. It changes energy from …

A ghoulish tour of medieval punishments

<b>The Oxfordshire town of Thame has announced it is considering bringing back stocks as a tourist attraction, but which other settlements have kept their instruments of medieval correction?</b><p>Stocks date back to at least the time of the Black Death in the 14th Century. Labourers were banned from leaving …


One Surprisingly Simple Rule that Will Change Your Life

You won’t see this as a news headline, but you should:SOCIETY IS SICK WITH THE DISEASE OF BUSYNESS!Being overbooked has somehow become a badge of …


Tour notebook: Class of 1990, Stetina, 'DJ Luke'

<i>Our Tour de France reporters already bring you the biggest stories and best analysis every day. But what of the notes they scrawl in the margins,</i> …

Road Cycling

Richie Porte: 'It was a disaster and we just have to pretend it didn't happen'

Richie Porte‘s Tour de France turned pear-shaped quickly when a rear wheel puncture in the final kilometres of only the second stage to …

Road Cycling

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …


The 24 Most Heroic Animals In History

As if we needed more proof that animals are amazing.


The 30 Greatest Animal Photobombs Of 2013

To be a truly great animal photobomber you must first be an artist. After that, obviously, you have to be an animal of some kind. These are the animals who 'bombed the best in 2013.

Cute Animals

Real-Life Fox And The Hound Best Friends Will Melt Your Heart

This is the cutest friendship in the history of friendships. The lucky photographer who knows this pair is planning to release a children's book.


The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

An ode to the dogs who made us feel better about ourselves this year.