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Tooth-Brushing Tips and Less Screen Time: The Rise of Children’s Podcasts

Audio producers are hooking the next generation of listeners—and their parents—with programs like ‘Chompers,’ a twice-daily, two-minute show that promotes dental hygiene<p>Like many youngsters, Lilly and Max Lieber, ages 5 and 7, do everything in their power to avoid brushing their teeth. “We had a …

Dental Care

10 Long-Haul Flight Survival Tips and Tricks

A long flight in an economy seat doesn't have to be something to endure. Try and get an aisle seat for easy access to the galley when required (or …

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Boston Marathon

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

Apple debuts new page to help parents with screen-time concerns

Kids love iPhones, and that has created some problems for Apple.<p>In January, two major Apple investors criticized the company for not doing more about childhood smartphone use. They called on the company to add more advanced parental controls.<p>At the time, Apple (AAPL) pointed out that it has offered …

Mobile Devices

What teens wish their parents knew about social media

By Ana Homayoun<p>When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely …

Social Media

Our Kids are More Stressed Than We Realize—Use This Practice to Bring Them Peace

According to a 2010 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America Survey, almost a third of children studied reported that in the last …

5 Key Ways to Help Your Child Build Character

Provided by JIF®<p>Positive traits like manners and compassion don’t magically appear overnight—they take practice, patience and gentle reinforcement. Try these smart strategies to introduce and instill important characteristics that will help your kids succeed.<p>TEACH: Confidence<p>Provide children with …

5 Proven Ways To Help Your Child Have A Successful School Year

To the parents who thought they would do more<p>Summer, the time for carefree hours spent engaging in enjoyable activities, exploring the limits of imagination and creativity with ample time for rest and relaxation is coming to an end.<p>Judging by the photographs I see posted on social media, I gather …

Parenting

9 Ingenious Tricks to Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

With the average bathroom remodel tapping in at nearly $18,000, we wouldn't blame you for throwing in the (bath) towel on retiling your loo in onyx …

8 reasons Finland's education system puts the US model to shame

For one, the tiny Nordic country places considerable weight on early education. Before Finnish kids learn their times tables, they learn simply how to be kids — how to play with one another, how to mend emotional wounds.<p>But even as kids grow up, the country makes a concerted effort to put them on a …

Education

9 Best Yoga Socks and Shoes to Wear for Your Workout

For all those yogis or yogi wannabes out there, fashion has become a key part of any workout routine. Colorful apparel designed to follow your every …

Here's The Science Behind Why You're Always Tired, Even if You Get Enough Sleep

Brb, having a nap.<p>When you're feeling exhausted, the first advice is always to get more sleep. It makes sense that you're nodding off in the …

Can Grade-Skipping Close the STEM Gender Gap?

If girls were allowed to accelerate through school, then perhaps their peak career- and family-building years would not overlap.<p>Jane Charlton never intended to skip high school.<p>“I was planning on just skipping ninth grade,” says the renowned astrophysicist, who spent her summers taking calculus …

Students

Weekday dinners you can actually make in 30 minutes

ad feature<p><b>Imagine it’s 5.45pm, the end of your working day is here and you’re nearly out of the door on your way home. And if you’re anything like</b> …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Happiness

Parents' mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils

<b>An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils.</b><p>More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices.<p>And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, …

Private Schools

Cut Out This One Food if You Want to De-Bloat, Says a Nutritionist

Let's be real: Winters are all about comfort food and cocktails. But once the seasons start to turn and the layers start to shed, it's normal to want …

Parents, It Is Not Your Job To Make Your Children Happy

Happiness is a tricky thing. Everyone wants to be happy, right? And we want the people we care about to be happy too. This is especially true when it …

4 Midnight Snacks That Will Boost Your Metabolism, According To A Dietitian

Trying to give your metabolism a boost? There are tons of reasons to do so, from helping to regulate your digestive tract, getting the most nutrients …

The Number One Quote From the Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You to Take on Your Mission

Here is a brilliant quote from the Dalai Lama that will inspire you take action and achieve your goals:<p><i>“Human potential is the same for all. Your</i> …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

Mindfulness

15 Space-Saving Home Storage Solutions You Need RN

Space-saving solutions that are functional *and* cute make our decor-obsessed hearts skip a few beats. Such organizational gems are what make stylish, small-space living possible, so we’ve gathered up some of our absolute faves to help you revamp and declutter this spring. From chic, dual-purpose …

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

My Son Is A Strong-Willed Child, And It’s Exhaustingly Beautiful

It’s hard to explain the struggle I have with my oldest child. Even speaking the word “struggle” makes me feel guilty because he’s everything I hoped …

Gin boosts metabolism, eases arthritis and is safe for diabetics! - IBTimes India

Gin is also to be extremely low in calories; a shot of gin comprises just 97 calories, but mixing it with sugary liquids can adversely impact its …

Got a small garden? Then plan your planting vertically | Alys Fowler

No one is drawn to looking at an unsightly barbecue if there’s something more attractive to catch the eye<p>In a small garden, all your ways are on show. There are often no hidden bits, particularly in a terrace garden; if not from ground level, then from upstairs, where you are definitely confronted …

Gardening