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10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their …

What to Say When Your Child Says "That's Not Fair!"

Whether your preschooler insists it’s not fair that it’s time to leave the playground, or your 13-year-old says it’s not fair he can’t go to the …

Self-help

9 Books That Will Make You a Better Negotiator

You really need to know both concepts: how to build a strategy and correctly deploy tactics.<p><i>Which books or resources can be helpful to people who want to become better leaders and negotiators? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others</i> …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Research

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Opinion: This investor rivals Warren Buffett — and you probably haven’t heard of him

Geico is probably the best investment Warren Buffett ever made. Much is due to the terrific performance of the insurer’s underwriters. But what …

Investing

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

An Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says

A family in Portland, Ore., received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago.<p>“Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” a voice on the other line said. “You’re being hacked.”<p>Apparently, one of Amazon.com’s Alexa-powered Echo devices in their house had silently sent recordings to the caller without the …

Amazon Echo

5 Detox Smoothies To Make This Week For A Flat Stomach

It’s been one of those weeks full of good food with good friends. We feel really happy but also really full. Sometimes a person just needs to scale …

8 Tips For Talking To Your Kids So You Get More Than One-Word Responses

There are two things that I think the TV series “The Simpsons” got spot on when it came to communication between parents and kids. One is that kids …

Here Are 17 Mind-Blowing, Interesting Websites That Prove How Friggin' Amazing The Internet Is

A simulation that lets you control a human vocal tract?!

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

‎New Ways to Learn: Math and Science : App Store Story

His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late.

CLINTON, N.Y. — In the days after her son Graham hanged himself in his dormitory room at Hamilton College, Gina Burton went about settling his affairs in a blur of efficiency, her grief tinged with a nagging sense that something did not add up.<p>She fielded requests and sympathy notes from the …

‎Harshita Arora : App Store Story

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed the Southwest flight, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot

The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.<p>“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” said Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy. “We have part of the aircraft missing, so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked for …

Military

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Science Says Limit Screen Time to Exactly This Amount Per Day

Researchers looked at data from 1 million teenagers. Here's the sweet spot for smartphone use and happiness.<p>Every parent I know wants to raise kids who are at least as successful and happy as we are--more so, if we can pull it off. But something disturbing has happened in the last few years to …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI's pocket for a decade

Who needs probable cause when you have geeks?<p>That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy's computer repair …

The orgasm gap and what sex-ed did not teach you

There is a clear disparity between men and women when it comes to achieving orgasm; a phenomenon scientists call the orgasm gap.<p>Studying orgasms is …

16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto

Re-grow vegetables, make the perfect gift for a sick friend, or seriously upgrade your morning breakfast routine.