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The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.<p>Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands. <i>(No, I want</i> this <i>banana, not that one, which looks identical in every way but</i> …

Kids

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control<p>It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in …

Climate

Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'

Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.<p>As my watch beeped twice to signal that 4 a.m. had arrived, I glanced up at the outline of the Tre Cime peaks of the Italian Dolomites to see if there was any sign of …

World History

Best Hikes: 11 Thrilling Hikes Around the World

These via ferratas, or "iron roads," draw climbers and hikers to peaks in the Andes, Rockies, Alps, and other mountain ranges.<p>Via ferratas, meaning "iron roads" in Italian, are climbing routes with fixed ladders, suspension bridges, cables, chains, or other anchor points that offer access to …

Hiking

25 quotes that take you inside Albert Einstein's revolutionary mind

In his lifetime, Einstein changed the world, describing the workings of reality better than anyone since Isaac Newton and revealing the capabilities of the atom bomb. In 1999, Time named him Person of the Century.<p>Here are 25 of Einstein's most telling quotes; each will take you inside the mind of …

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter your personality, there are certain traits …

Body Language

How To Make New Friends When You're An Adult

Illustrated by Daniel Koppich.<p>If James Taylor ruled the world, all we’d have to do is call and a BFF would appear on our doorstep. In reality, …

Relationships

Pregnancy brain is real, lasting — and probably good for baby

At some point in the course of pregnancy, a woman is likely to suspect that the baby she is incubating has somehow hijacked her brain. New research suggests that, in some sense, she's right, and that pregnancy itself is altering her brain like no other experience she's had since adolescence.<p>A …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Why Fighting Donald Trump On Climate Change Is A Waste Of Time

Before everyone gets overly upset about Donald Trump and climate change consider this one thing: Donald Trump's denial of climate change is irrelevant.<p>Climate change is a scientific reality and the denial of climate change as a problem does not make the threat go away. The reality cannot be changed …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

The Dirty Truth About Kids' Health | Heleo

“The idea that the only good microbe is a dead microbe—that we’ve got to change.”<p>Dr. B. Brett Finlay is an award-winning microbiologist, the Peter …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

Mobile Devices

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

These 11 Books Will Tempt You to Stay Inside All October Long

Already done with your September reading list? Well, you're in luck, because there are plenty of new books hitting shelves in October. From love stories to memoirs, there is something entertaining for everyone. Obsessed with <b>Fixer Upper</b> stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines? Well, they have a new book …

Books

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Your child might be a bully. Here are 7 ways to stop that behavior.

As a former after-school teacher, I’ve spent three years working with kids in a more relaxed environment than the classroom. And, in those hours with kids as their less-guarded selves, I’ve seen the bullying, teasing, whispers and shoves that scarcely get reported home to parents.<p>There are no …

Parenting

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The vast majority of the population experiences some form of public speaking anxiety, whether it's night-before insomnia or breaking out into a sweat when stepping up to the podium.<p>These jitters are actually a form of adrenaline, revving you up to do a great job. If you can find a way to calm your …

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.<p>The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are …

Beef Cuts to Know—and How to Ask for and Cook Them

<i>A butcher's case of beef is made up of more than just a few recognizable cuts, so we teamed up with the Beef Checkoff to chart every section, identify cuts, and share how to use them in everyday cooking.</i><p>What's the first cut of beef that you usually go for on a visit to the butcher? Is it Skirt or …

12 Burger Recipes to Help You Win at July 4th

We live for culinary experimentation, but in our humble opinion, no Independence Day celebration—or warm-weather outdoor gathering of any kind—is worth its salt unless burgers are on the menu. It doesn't matter if it's made from beef, lamb, or black beans—if it's in patty form, comes off the grill …

Cooking

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …