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Nature or nurture: unravelling the roots of childhood behaviour disorders

Humans have succeeded as a species in large part because of our ability to cooperate and coordinate with each other. These skills are driven by a range of “moral emotions” such as guilt and empathy, which help us to navigate the nuance of social interactions appropriately.<p>Those who lack moral …

Psychology

Yes, It’s Totally Possible To Gaslight A Kid

By<p>Apr 24 2017, 3:22 PM<p>The suddenly ubiquitous and frequently misused term “gaslighting” comes from the 1938 play, and later film, <i>Gas Light</i>, which …

25 places you should visit before they vanish from the face of the earth

Earth is home to incredibly beautiful natural sites. But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing …

How not to hate your husband after kids

Before we became parents, my husband, Tom, and I rarely fought. That changed when we had a baby — when we added a little one to the mix, we started battling all the time. Most of our arguments revolved around the fact that while we both worked full time, I was doing virtually all of the child care …

How to nurture better communication with your children

Every parent hopes their children will want to talk to them, to share their hopes and dreams and to seek comfort, reassurance and advice. When can we start making that happen?<p>The answer is that it's never too early. From the moment they're born, babies will try to communicate with their carers. …

Parenting

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Medical Research

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

The Fate of the Furious undercuts the entire foundation of the series

You don’t have anything if you don’t have family<p>Over the past 16 years, the <i>Fast and the Furious</i> franchise has undergone a remarkable transformation. As if it were bitten by an irradiated spider, it’s transmogrified from a young, scrappy series about Los Angeles street racers into a globe-trotting …

The pain of having a cruel parent can stay with you for years

Angela was just 3 years old when she decided to leave home<p>I was just three when I decided to leave home. I gathered my favourite dress, my potty and …

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Barnes & Noble

6 Tips To Make Your Customers Keep Coming Back

Maybe I have The Brady Bunch in my subconscious these days for this is my second “6″ post in a little over a week. Last go round it was the <i>6 Reasons Your Website Visitors Are Not Turning Into Customers</i>. This time it’s all about bringing customers back again and again.<p>Your best customer is the one …

Supporting Your Partner Through Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders worldwide. Because of this you probably know at least one person who struggles with their …

This triceratops is a Smithsonian icon. Now he’ll be fed to a T. rex.

When a dinosaur nicknamed “Hatcher” was cobbled together a century ago, he was the first triceratops the world had seen in 66 million years. And he looked the worse for it.<p>The triceratops mount that went on display in 1905 was stooped and awkward. No one had yet found a complete skeleton of this …

Paleontology

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

6 Mistakes Parents Make Talking To Their Kids And How To Fix Them

There are so many reasons why kids refuse to do what you tell them: There’s the obvious (“I’m a kid.”); the more nuanced (“You didn’t say please.”); …

Parenting

These 3 profound lessons from a Japanese Zen Master will blow your mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

We may have less than five years to change how we learn, earn and care

Over the course of the last year, at the World Economic Forum and elsewhere, I have asked participants two questions. First I ask for a show of hands on whether they feel confident about their current skills taking them through to the end of their careers – about one in five raise their hands. Then …

World Economic Forum

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

7 Scientific Ways to Stop Complaining and Enjoy a Happier Life | Inc.com

Research shows that habitual complaining affects us mentally, emotionally, and physically. Such behavior may cause or worsen stress, sapping our energy and desire to pursue our dreams.<p>Above all that, it just doesn't feel good to complain, or hear complaints. They're negative by nature and they …

Happiness

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Help Them Destroy This Crippling Source of Self-Doubt | Inc.com

Of course girls can be smart! But they can't be "really, really smart"--the way boys can be--right?<p>It probably bothers you to read that, and it should. For one thing, it's obviously not true. Unfortunately, it's also what new research suggests most American girls learn to believe----starting as …

Self-improvement

Beyond Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Heads to Next Adventure

To Pluto and beyond!<p>Nearly two years after its historic encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ready for …

Solar System

Have Kids? The Average American Family Saved $2,423 Using This Tax Break

Raising a family is expensive, and parents need all the help they can get to cover the costs of having children. The Child Tax Credit was designed to provide at least some small financial relief for tax-paying American parents, and tens of millions of families take advantage of the provision each …

Retirement

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

Books, TV Shows, Movies, and More That Help Tame (and Prevent) Tantrums

<i>Books, TV shows, movies, and apps to help tame (and prevent) tantrums from our friends at Common Sense Media.</i><p>When you're little, things aren't all fun and games. Big feelings can sweep in without warning -- and the resulting tantrums can be brutal for kids and parents. No one can predict or prevent …

We All Suck At This Parenting Thing. Yes, All Of Us.

“I’m a terrible parent,” you say. “No, really. I’m awful.” And you tell us how you yelled at your kid this morning, and all he did was ask for a cup …

The Reward Chart That Changed Everything In My House

Right when we become fooled into believing that we have mastered a certain tricky stage in our child’s development, a new one smacks us right in the …

What Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Really About

The black infant mortality rate in Cleveland, Ohio, is nothing less than a crisis. Twenty of every 1,000 black babies in my hometown didn't live to …

A New Study Explains How to Raise an Honest Kid

When it comes to morality, as research has shown, little kids don’t really do nuance — there’s right, and there’s wrong, and there’s not really space …

Psychology

Learning How To Have Productive Fights Made Me A Better Wife

Growing up, the only thing I knew about being married came from the movies. This included a lot of romantic letter-writing and …

Kid-Friendly Meditation Videos Help Little Ones Settle Down Before Bed

My kids are balls of pure energy who are offended by the very thought of bedtime. But meditation videos like this one actually keep their interest …