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12 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

Proficiency, Kaufman says, is really only 20 hours away.<p>Divided into two- or three-hour chunks, that's about a week's worth of practice. As responders to recent Quora threads have attested, that's plenty of time to learn a host of impressive skills.<p>Here are just a sample of the many you could pick …

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Japanese Teacher Surprises His Students With His Stunning Chalkboard Art

Remember the Taiwanese teacher who creates stunning educational masterpieces on his chalkboard? Well, looks like we’ve found another teacher with mad …

19 Easy And Adorable Animal Snacks To Make With Kids

Babysitters and parental units, meet your new secret snack weapon.<p>Thanks to <i>Canadian Family</i> columnist Jill Dubien for lots of these cute ideas.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Japanese Futon

Futon in Japan is the key source for a good night’s sleep. Futon means mattress or something to lie down on. Ever since the traditional existence of …

An Artist Sums Up Everyday Women Problems In Comics It's Hilarious

We all know everyday women have to face many problems and sometimes a lot of problems. From makeup to periods, women have a long list when it comes …

I love Google

Why I love working for Google, eight years later<p>Exactly eight years ago today was my first day working at Google. I never would have imagined I’d be …

15 ways your child's name sets them up for success — or failure

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>So it comes as little surprise then that there is a growing trend among parents called "namer's remorse" — one in five mothers say they regret the name they chose for …

In Japan School Janitors Simply Don't Exist, Here's Why

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

Why the most productive people start their day at 4 a.m. (yes, we're serious)

Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his day at 3:45 a.m. Here's why you shouldn't miss the boat on this new trend.<p>A few days ago, I shared my thoughts on what billionaire entrepreneurs do to stay productive in their spare time.<p>What I didn't know is that there's a recent productivity trend on the rise. A …

Automatic Pro will track your car for five years over 3G with no fees

Smart car features for a fraction of the price<p>Automatic is back with a new version of its connected car adapter, and this time it doesn't need to be connected to your phone over Bluetooth to work. The Automatic Pro comes with free 3G connectivity for five years, and can track your vehicles location …

The True Secret To Staying Young

To remain engaged and excited by reading, writing, and by life itself, says a seasoned novelist, we must constantly seek to discover the new, to …

8 Ways To Get People To Take You More Seriously

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you're not alone. More than 50% of people don't feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.<p>Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt …

Japanese Secret to Looking Young and Radiant Even After 50 Years

For decades now, a lot of people have tried to find the elixir of youth; however, no one has succeeded in doing that up until now.<p>Moreover, there are …

These 24 Daily Habits Will Make You Smarter

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity’s great …

7 Things You Do In the Morning That Make You Feel Tired All Day

Scrap these from your morning routine to feel alert all day<p>If you’re dragging right now, don’t be so quick to blame last night.<p>While poor sleep is one of the biggest reasons many of us feel exhausted, there are actually several other culprits—and some of them start before you even leave your</b> …

Mayo Clinic

I'm a Finance Professor, and This Is What You Should Be Teaching Your Kids About Money

<i>What are some ways parents can teach young children early to be smart financially? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Arshad Ahmad, Associate Vice-President & Professor, Finance & Business</b> …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

How do you know if someone's smart?<p>Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative …

Psychology

10 Useful Math Tricks You Probably Never Learned In School

Memorizing Pi<p>Want Some cool tricks for solving math problems in just second. Here it is.<p>If you always hated maths just because you were not able to …

This Is the Hardest Lesson to Teach Your Kids, but It's Worth It

<i>What are the hardest yet most important concepts to explain to children correctly? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Martyn V. Halm on Quora.</b><p>What are the hardest yet most important concepts …

Studies Show the Benefits of Sarcasm. No Joke | Inc.com

"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence." Oscar Wilde.<p>It may have taken a number of years, but research now suggests that Wilde was correct in his analysis of sarcasm. In fact, neuropsychologists are encouraging people not to avoid and condemn appropriate sarcasm in …

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do As A Parent

Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to …

Baby Sleep Myths—Busted

The first myth we should be busting about baby sleep? That there's a magic sleep solution that applies to all babies. Still, there's a few rumors …

How to Increase Employee Performance Without Giving a Raise

Never mind pay raises, bonuses, and perks. Emotional currency is the new motivator.<p>If you want to increase employee satisfaction on the people that matter most to you, stop attaching their happiness to pay raises. Start thinking about "emotional currency" and how you've led your people along the …

Schools should be more teacher-centred.

The idea that schools should be more teacher centred has been gathering momentum in my thinking. In fact, the whole education system should be more …

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them?<p>There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But …

6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset

Community<p>6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset<p>By Jennifer Pierrat     Jun 6, 2016<p>Mizin Roman for Shutterstock<p>Flashy spaces and shiny toys in …

Pedagogy

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …