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31 Things I Want My Middle-School Son To Know

As you navigate middle school, I have a few things I’d like you to know:<p>1. Not everyone will <i>get</i> you. Be patient. You will continue to find your …

Middle School

7 Ways to Help an Angry Child

It's tough to know how to help an angry child. But some children—despite their small size—seem to have an endless supply of anger buried inside …

Self-help

This Piece Of Your Birth Chart Reveals The Parts Of Yourself You're Meant To Leave Behind

Have you ever wondered why certain feelings come so naturally to you?When you are born, you came with a set of jewels embedded within your skin; …

Spirituality

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Stop Yourself From Interrupting People All The Time

Serial interrupting pisses people off and makes you seem selfish and impatient. Here's how to kick the habit.<p>By<p>Apr 13 2018, 3:09 PM<p>Life is full of …

Self-help

If I Die, Do All My Quantum Selves Die, Too?

We hope you are either very clever or very high for this oneThe reality you think you’re living in isn’t what you think it is.That’s according to …

Quantum Mechanics

Harvard Research Proves Toxic Employees Destroy Your Culture and Your Bottom Line

Nothing destroys a culture faster than feelings of danger and mistrust. Leaders who wait to contain toxic damage risk losing everything.<p>Working in a company that has a toxic employee is practically a rite of passage. Even in the happiest organizations, unhappy people can wreak havoc. It takes only …

The Workplace

What it’s like to live with severe intrusive thoughts

I had my first intrusive thought when I was nine.<p>I was sat at the end of my bed when I felt this overwhelming urge to touch the the wooden side of …

Mental Health

How to Eat an Energizing, High-Protein Breakfast Without Eggs

Eggs are a wonderful and versatile breakfast item, but unfortunately, if you’re allergic to eggs, they are out of the question. That means you may …

Nutrition

Habits Your Tween Should Break Now

Children, like adults, can acquire some pretty bad habits, and breaking any habit takes dedication and hard work. If your tween has picked up a few …

Parenting

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

The 10 apps police are warning parents to look out for on their children's phones

Parents are being urged to check their children’s phones in an effort to keep them safe online.<p>One police force has posted a warning to parents …

Apps

5 High-Protein, Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Not all smoothies are created equal. Many of the ones you can buy at stores contain added sugar and fat – the exact opposite of what you want in a …

Nutrition

Mom's Healthy Toddler Meals Look Instagram-Worthy, but Are Actually So Easy, They Don't Even Require Cooking

I used to get so excited for meals . . . and then I had a toddler. I soon realized that those early months of my baby gleefully eating every spoonful of pureed kale (and me thinking I'd heroically and effortlessly solved childhood nutrition) was the true "phase" and that what followed was the norm. …

Breakfast

3 Signs a Toxic Person Is Manipulating You (and What to Do About It)

Chances are high you've encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this "friend" or family member was no good (kudos to …

Emotional Intelligence

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

Genetics

How parents' arguments really affect their children

<b>It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. What can parents and carers do to limit the harm caused by their rows?</b><p>What happens at home really does affect children's long-term mental health and development.<p>But it is not only the relationship …

Teens

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

15 Questions To Get Your Kids Talking

Everyday in the car ride home I always ask my boys, “How was your day?”<p>To my frustration the answer is always, “Good.”<p>That’s it. All I get.<p>So, being …

Parenting

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …

Parenting

My Seven-Year-Old A**hole

How to Understand Your Child’s Behavior<p>Tyler stands before me mimicking and mouthing the words I say as I ask him to take a time-out for ignoring me …

Parenting

How To Infuse Glamour Into Your Interiors (Without It Feeling Too Over-The-Top)

Some peoples’ personalities are just meant to shine. If you fit that bill, there’s no reason why your interiors shouldn’t do the same. Glamorous …

Home Decorating

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness

15 Phrases Kids Said That Were Code for ‘I Need Help’

“Especially when social activities were planned. My dad would say I was going to grow up to be a hermit, instead of acknowledging my very real social …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

8 Tips for Dealing With Someone You Can't Stand

Source: Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock<p>Everyone's life involves interactions with a wide spectrum of people, from our favorite, most adored loved ones …

Self-help

Your 13-Year-Old's Social and Emotional Development

When your child shifts from being a 12-year-old kid to a 13-year-old adolescent, you're likely to see some interesting changes. The mental shift kids …

Parenting

How to Reframe Your Thinking: A Change of Perspective

<i>Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit;</i><i><br>Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny.</i>—Anonymous—When my doctor told …

Self-help

Middle School Facts for Tweens and Their Parents

If your tween is getting ready to begin middle school there are a few things both you and your child should know to make the most of the experience. …

If We Expect It Of Men, Why Aren’t We Teaching It To Boys?

We all want a man who will cook and clean, but we tell our sons that kitchen playsets are for girls. We’re impressed by a guy who can tear up a dance …

Parenting