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The Genius Way a Manicure Could Protect You From Date Rape

From a very early age, women learn that no matter how comfortable they are in the moment, they could potentially be in danger. Even if they're having fun at a party or at a bar, and even if the man handing them a drink seems charming, many women have a voice in their heads saying, "Is this safe to …

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How to cope with loneliness

Loneliness is everywhere in the world of psychology these days – the subject of so many studies, articles and talks that you sometimes wish the loneliness researchers would go away, so you could just get some damn time to yourself. Perhaps you knew that loneliness can be lethal: it’s linked to …

Psychology

Don’t Say No to Marriage: This Guy’s Adorable Post about His Wife Has Won Our Hearts

In a world where being a hopeless romantic is hard, Dale Partridge, an author and entrepreneur, shines like a glimmer of hope. He recently wrote a …

Tesla's Invisible Solar Panels Are a Big Deal to Suburbanite Homeowners

We’ll only save the world if we can look good doing it.<p>Last night, Elon Musk announced he would save the world in style. At a 20 minute press conference the Tesla CEO announced both the Powerwall 2.0 solar battery and a new way to charge it—solar-powered roof tiles.<p>Tesla's new roofing tiles look …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

5 Oblique Exercises This Trainer Does When She Wants To Feel The Burn

While exercises like planks and mountain climbers are great for targeting your core, you also want to incorporate some oblique-focused work in your …

Letting Go of Anxiety (Video)

Life starts to slow down when the feelings of anxiety begin to creep up, and if you're faced with an important interview or a meeting, then "going in" anxious comes with the anticipation of a detrimental result. Meditation provides a fast and effective relief from emotions that are getting into the …

12 natural ways to improve fertility

If you’re struggling with infertility or worried about your ability to get pregnant, you already know how important it is to be healthy in order to conceive. Although eating right and exercise are a good start, experts agree that there are other natural ways that can help you conceive.Before you …

20 board games that are actually fun for the whole family

Family game nights deserve to be met with more enthusiasm and less groaning. But it’s high time we all admit that the old standbys of our childhoods …

The ultimate beginner's guide to hiking Colorado's famous 14,000-foot mountains

And hundreds of thousands of feet in elevation.<p>With all of this lofty real estate in their backyard, it's no surprise that clawing their way up the sides of 14,000-foot mountains has become a rite of passage for Colorado residents.<p>But how does a rookie peak bagger choose which summit to reach …

How Noise Pollution Impairs Learning

Studies suggest word acquisition and reading are more difficult in loud environments, and poor kids may suffer disproportionately.<p>One July afternoon in 1972, a team of psychologists took sound meters into the Bridge Apartments, a cluster of four high-rise buildings straddling Interstate 95 in …

Psychology

‘Smart Mom, Rich Mom’ looks at how to build wealth while raising kids

­­­In 1960, only 4% of single mothers had never been married. In 2011, 44% of single mothers had never been married. I have a lot of respect for …

The No-Crunch Core Workout

Despite their abs-firming reputation, crunches aren't the shortcut to a six-pack. In order to strengthen your entire core, you need to target all of …

4 Arm Toning Moves That'll Make You Love Short Sleeves

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How to relax your body before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep – crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share some tips to help you relax your body and let go of the day's stresses before bedtime.<p>Future …

1.3 Million People Wanna Know: How Do These Girls Work Out?

Let the Tone It Up Girls show you the way...<p>Tone It Up founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott know exactly what they're wearing for July Fourth: "stars and stripes and abs and booty." When you're in the trainers-slash-BFFs' world, as their 1.3 million loyal followers are, a beach workout is just as …

Fitness

Here's How To Choose The Best Bagged Bread At The Supermarket

<i>For Bon Appetit, by Rochelle Bilow.</i><p>Although we're suckers for a good bakery or homemade loaf, the pre-sliced, squishy bread that comes in plastic bags is convenient and cheap. It also makes excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. But some bread is good for you (nutrients!), while some breads wear a …

VIDEO: What You Eat Changes How You Think

Watch to learn how diet affects the brain.<p>It's no secret that what you eat affects your body. But as a new video produced by TED-Ed points out, diet …

There's Now a Body of Research on What It Means to Be a Teacher Leader

Two researchers compiled a literature review of 12 years of studies and reports on teacher leadership, drawing conclusions about what it means to be …

The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers

The U.S. spends a lot of money on preschool — billions of dollars each year. When invested wisely, research suggests the costs are justified by significant returns to society, including savings from crimes not committed, welfare dollars not distributed, and taxes on higher earnings.<p>But a new report …

What Millennials Get Wrong About Retirement

Every time I use a retirement calculator — which I do as a hobby, how other people might, say, cross stitch — I hover for a beat over the field that asks when I want to retire.<p>Sometimes I stretch it out to get a result that says I can spend more and save less right now, which seems pretty fun. …

Retirement

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings.<p>If you have young kids in school, or talk with teachers of young children, you've likely heard the refrain — …

Education

Coffee Ice Cubes Recipe

The secret to keeping iced coffee strong<p>With summer coming, nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious iced coffee. Here’s a simple tip to get the …

Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

A lot of what's going on today in Marna Wolak's fifth-grade math class is pretty familiar. She's got her students gathered on the rug for a number talk, something she does often, trying to get them thinking about fractions.<p>But a lot of it is unfamiliar, too. The topic is new — dividing whole …

Teaching

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

When education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support …

Education Technology

Honest E-Mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

"When life gives you lemons, quickly take them all home, because lemons have gotten really expensive due to global warming and inflation."<p>"If you love someone, let him out of the basement once you're sure that you can trust him not to tell anyone what you have down there."<p>"Life is like the ocean. …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.

Five things pediatricians want dads to know about parenting

Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You're more important to your child's health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.<p>After assessing more than a decade's worth of psychological and sociological research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new report about …

5 best CrossFit workouts for traveling

Traveling doesn’t mean taking a break from staying strong and healthy. Even if you are staying at a hotel without a gym, if you can find a little …