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6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Brookings Institution

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says This Popular Parenting Strategy Is Dead Wrong | Inc.com

Picture this. You're a parent. You want nothing more than for your child to grow up to be successful and fulfilled.<p>But your kid is a kid. Sometimes, he or she gets hurt. Sometimes, he or she overreacts. There's crying sometimes--even tantrums, sulking, and meltdowns.<p>How should you respond, given …

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 Story of Us: Why Some Couples Last And Others Fail

Every relationship is bounded in the pages of stories. The chapter when John was late for date night, embarrassing you as you sat alone in a romantic restaurant by yourself. Or the countless nights your wife puts on her "no sex" sweatpants to tell you she's off limits.<p>Our lives and our …

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure

Milton Hershey was a 'nobody' who, according to Biography, became the American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.<p>He started three separate candy ventures before he found success. None of them worked …

How to Discover What Your Partner Really Needs

<i>This post was originally published on The Good Men Project</i><p>If I were to look into my heart and ask why, in the twilight of my marriage, I was unable to fulfill my wife's needs by going to therapy, showing more affection, sending her flowers, or bringing to life manifestations of love specific to her …

45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

20 stupid grammar mistakes that even smart people make

There's no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting impression on those with whom you interact.<p>In fact, saying an idiom incorrectly or screwing up your grammar is akin to walking into a meeting with messy hair. That's according to Byron Reese CEO of the venture-backed Internet …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

Onism<p><i>n</i>. the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience. Imagine standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over …

9 Habits That Destroy Workplace Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Globoforce, 78 percent of people who work between 30 to 50 hours per week actually spend more time with their coworkers than with their families. Because of the amount of time that we spend with colleagues, I find it pretty …

Bernadette Russell’s top 10 philosophical questions children should ask

From how should we treat animals to are the best things in life free? Here are the 10 questions children should ask themselves, along with inspiration from some of the most important thinkers of our time: Winnie The Pooh, Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl<p>I’m a big fan of taking action, with less talking and …

Kids

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

Ethereal Underwater Portraits Captured While Free Diving with Live Sharks

You know that photographer Benjamin Von Wong likes to challenge himself when he remarks that “shooting a model with sharks was even more complicated than shooting models in an underwater shipwreck.” The adventure-loving creative recently completed his series <i>Shark Shepherd</i>, in which an ethereal …

Six Speed Bumps that can Wreck a Marriage

Below is a powerful and practical guest post from my friend Matt Brown. Matt is a gifted writer, speaker and the founder of Think Eternity. For more …

65 Most Inspirational Quotes of All-Time

Here they are, the most inspirational quotes ever uttered, sure to stir you and get you moving through the day.<p>Whether you feel stuck or just need a …

Children's Illustrator Presents Random Fun Facts as Whimsical Drawings

Did you know that scientists have merged jellyfish and feline DNA to create glow-in-the-dark cats? Did you know that the average lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long? How about the fact that a snail can sleep for up to three years at a time? Using these interesting fun facts and more, …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear

Real Estate

Grateful Wallaby Mom Brings Son to Visit the Woman Who Rescued Her

Australian Redditor Retaboop has spent the last six years caring for wallabies and, even after they're released back into the wild, many still visit her. They locate her home, knock on her front door, and wait for the veterinary nurse to invite them inside. One such wallaby is named Mirabooka and …

Dog Whisperer

When she came through the swinging door, I gasped. Oozing sores, tufts of matted fur and raw patches of angry red skin--repulsive, hideous. I thought I might throw up. She scampered to Seth, who bent to her gently, cradling her carefully. Part shih-tzu, part who knows what, she was three months old …

Pets

The Best Prosecco to Drink This New Year's Eve

Not all Proseccos are created equal. The best among these light and gently fruity sparkling wines, which hail from Italy's Veneto region, are made by farmers and smaller family run estates who grow and select the best grapes by hand. Unfortunately, those aren't the bottles that you see most often …

How I Apply the Four C's of Parenting

Dr. Nathan Perron is the Director of Online Clinical Training at Northwestern University, and he has come up with the Four C's of Parenting that are a simple way of remembering what really makes a difference in our children's lives and in our parenting relationship.<p>A lot of times we make parenting …

Why Even the Bad Parts of Parenting Are Good

After my husband and I had our first daughter, we stuck to simple plans for the weekend: morning walks, casual lunches, and visits to the market in the neighborhood square.<p>Many times we would see little girls, no older than 2 or 3 years old, toddling around the market.<p>I would smile, leaning into my …