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Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things | Inc.com

All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the …

Self-improvement

The 10 Most Popular Treehouses Right Now, and How Much They Cost to Rent

The views are epic.<p>If the typical hotel stay is too passé, consider staying somewhere extraordinary during your next vacation—like a treehouse.<p>No …

Glacier National Park

A Tiny German Apartment Full of Personality (and Books!)

Forty square meters (or 430 square feet) is not a lot of space to work with, but the architects of this tiny German apartment managed to squeeze a …

Living Rooms

More people than ever are looking to stay in treehouses, you can see why...

If you’re looking to take your travels to new heights, consider spending the night in a treetop as interest in treehouse accommodation continues to grow.<p>There was a nearly 30% increase in demand for treehouse hotels in 2016 over 2015, according to newly-released information from travel booking site …

Costa Rica

10 Succulents That Thrive Indoors

Don’t Let Past Failures Deter You<p>Although it’s tempting to snip some cuttings and bring indoors all the fabulous succulents that thrive in the …

5 Apps To Spy On Your Kids Without Them Knowing

It’s a dangerous world out there for your teens. These apps may help you keep track of it.<p>The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have …

11 things to give up if you want to be a millionaire

According to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, almost anyone has what it takes to become a millionaire.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at …

Self-improvement

Video: Five years sailing around the world in five beautiful minutes

<b>The crew of a 72ft bluewater cruiser document their remote travels sailing around the world in this breathtaking short video</b>Sailing around the world …

Sailing

Use This Dad’s ‘X Plan’ And Your Teen Will Always Have A Way Out Of A Bad Situation

This dad devised an ingenious code to help kids escape sticky social situations<p>Peer pressure puts kids in tough spots. Often, young people are forced …

Parenting

5 things parents can do to boost a child's self-confidence

It's a thin line to walk. Help them too much and they won't learn for themselves, but don't help them enough and they might get themselves into actual trouble.<p>Child development experts Dr. Tovah Klein and Angela Hanscom shared their advice for navigating that balancing act and raising capable, …

Self-confidence

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

Home Improvement

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

The 7 Best Glamping Spots for Fall

Fancy camping is the way to go—no bugs, no backaches, but the same spectacular views. So pack your luggage and leave your sleeping bags at home. These seven glamping go-tos merge indoor luxury with the great outdoors.

Hiking

Gluten Free / Low Carb Zucchini Lasagne ~ Easy Recipe | shopswell

My home is pretty calm most of the time, but come early spring and late fall I have so many things to do I'm usually at my wits ends. Super fast, …

Creative Discipline: 11 Ways To Have Fun And Not Raise A**holes

Having to discipline your children is one of the crappiest parts of parenting. Everyone gets bummed out and then you accidentally take away their …

Parenting

12 Old-School Ways I Parent My Kids

Somewhere between my childhood and having my own kids, I ditched a lot of the “old-school” ways of parenting, and like many of you, adapted my ways …

Dairy Queen

23 best street food cities | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall -- even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets.<p>Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars.<p>That's still …

Ho Chi Minh City

85 Funny Halloween Costumes That’ll Have You ROFL

Halloween is a night full of frights and thrills, but the best way to win over the crowd is definitely with a giggle-inducing, clever AF costume that will leave them laughing. You have every other day of the year to look <i>glam</i>, so consider taking the opportunity to infuse some much-needed humor <i></i>into …

Vincent Van Gogh

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

18 of the most colorful destinations around the world

From Thailand to Peru, these are some of the most colorful cities around the world. You'll want to grab your passport and jet off to these destinations immediately, and who could blame you? These cities are stunning.

Cape Town

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Marriage And Parenthood

I've been married for 16 years and a parent for 12. Both are the hardest things I've ever done. Here's a list of 20 things I wish someone told me before I started this complicated, stunning, hard as fuck journey.<p>1. Your wedding gown will be the last white thing you wear that doesn't have smeared …

Parenting

"Everyone Hates It at One Point or Another": This Mom's Rant About Parenthood Is So Real

"You cliché the f*ck out of your status because your hashtag loving it hashtag mumlife hashtag soblessed."<p>Last week, mom and blogger behind the site Storms Sanctuary, Storm-Manea Ellyatt from Perth, Australia posted a rant about #MomLife. The super-honest Facebook post discusses how challenging it …

Grills Gone Wild: 8 Deliciously Different Cookout Recipes

Burgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts are fine. But this summer, when you fire up the grill, think outside the box with some new, unique recipes. From Grilled Thai Curry Chicken with Coconut-Peanut Sauce to Moroccan Meatballs, these recipes will help you get your grill on.<p><b>1. Grilled Thai Curry</b> …

Cooking

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

Top 10

19 charming small villages you've probably never heard of but should definitely visit

While these small villages might not be on your travel radar just yet, many of them are home to unparalleled settings, historic attractions, and a tranquility you won't often find in large cities.<p>We've put together a list of 19 villages to add to your bucket list, from the fishing community of …

European Travel

30 places you should travel to this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're craving a getaway, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from.<p>While some places have been …

Rio De Janeiro

How Improvising Fatherhood Made Me A Better Dad

The theme of “imperfect parenting” is a natural fit for my Improvising Fatherhood style of parenting. As an improviser, I bring the rules of improv into every aspect of my life and especially into my parenting. Improv is all about embracing your mistakes and using them to keep moving forward. In …

Parenting

13 unconventional ways to end picky eating for good

Having a picky eater on your hands can make you want to pull your hair out at every meal or give up and call out for pizza. It’s not only frustrating, but you may also worry that your child isn’t eating enough or eating the right types of food to help him grow. You may also be concerned that your …

Nutrition

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …