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10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

What to Do If You Feel Like You're Being Discriminated Against at Work

Discrimination in the workplace, whether it’s over race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, age, or religion, is no joke, and dealing with it …

A Leadership Lesson From an Army General: Use "Briefback" Communication

Being an effective leader means having strong communication skills, and this tip from a retired three-star general will make sure your communication …

Cut Back on Expenses With the Upgrade and Save Strategy

Sometimes spending money can actually save you money. For example, if you’re buying cheap boots and replacing them often, you’ll save money in the …

Examine Rejection Like a Detective to Avoid Beating Yourself Up

We can be pretty mean to ourselves when we mess up or get rejected. We call ourselves names, we criticize, we shame ourselves. Psychologist Guy Winch …

Three Things You Can Do If You're Behind on Saving for Retirement

“Save early and save often” is one of the few pieces of financial advice almost everyone agrees on. There are <i>huge</i> benefits to starting early. But if …

Retirement

Become a Better Haggler by Avoiding Yes or No Questions

Haggling with a salesperson is just as much about establishing a rapport as it is about driving down a price. By avoiding yes or no questions at …

Top 10 Ways You're Probably Using Email Wrong

Email is the technology tool everyone relies on and yet perhaps also hates (it’s the cockroach of the internet!). Love it or hate it, we could …

Productivity

Cynical Video Breakdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

To My Daughter, At Halftime

OK, dear daughter. Bring it in. Time for a halftime pep talk.<p>Soon, you'll be turning 9. I know. I can't believe it either, but your birth certificate doesn't lie even if I haven't aged a day past 35.<p>We are at the halfway point of this "raising" you thing. We've been pretty focused on just keeping …

Sesame Street is the perfect TV show

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …

TV

Designer Dad Illustrates The Weirdest Things He Has Actually Said To His Kids

Nathan Ripperger, a U.S. designer and video producer, has come up with a hilarious way to catalog the bizarre and hilarious conversations one can …

This New Coke Ad Totally Captures The Reality Of Early Parenthood

Having a kid is much more than bringing another human being into the world. It’s also about getting a small, demanding, disgusting new roommate who completely changes every aspect of your life and pushes you to the fraying edges of your own sanity.<p>This new ad by Santo Buenos Aires and director …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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See: The Fab Four's First US Visit

10 Most Iconic World Cup Goals and the Stories Behind Them

Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup remains the biggest showpiece sporting event across the globe, and next summer's tournament in Brazil is shaping up to be just as extravagant as those that have preceded it.<p>The 2014 edition will be the 20th World Cup tournament and over the past 19 editions …

Soccer

20 Greatest World Cup Goals

This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability.<p>This editorial doesn’t ignore the beauty of a moment or the sheer delight of a …

Soccer

Comic-Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery Pictures

Certified Fresh<p>Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release …

The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

A tale of angels, devils, gurus, Tijuana whorehouses, buried secrets and redemption after thirty years of rock & roll<p>His meditation spot is in front …

Raising Your Girl Like a Boy

By Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)<p>For as long as I can remember, my parents have told me that they raised me like a boy.<p>As soon as I could grasp that the way to raise a child was a thing that -- like interior decor -- parents could choose, I knew this about my parents' …

To parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud

I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone tired almost all of the time. Ragged, how-am-I-going-to-make-it-to-the-end-of-the-day, eyes …

The Benefits of Overpraising Good Dads (and Moms, Too)

It would be great to get to a point where men and women were recognized for their work at home.<p>Fox<p>"You are a <i>great</i> cook!" my mother-in-law told me with something like wonder. She was staying with us over spring break, and had watched me put together a bare-bones stir fry. She seemed particularly …

Health

Lifestyle<p>Abby Haglage<p>A woman in Pittsburgh received a small zap from her earbuds that caused her lips to swell. Here's what you need to know.<p>Get …

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Meeker M.D.<p>Dr. Meg Meeker issues fathers thirty days of challenges to help strengthen their relationships with their daughters.<p>Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge is the highly anticipated follow-up companion to the national bestseller, Strong Fathers, Strong …

Instead Of Taking Your Daughters To Work, Introduce Them To Technology

Your cubicle, email inbox, and the corporate lunchroom are not that inspiring. Why not try a fresh (and more engaging) approach to Taking Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day?<p>Many years ago, when I was a senior in high school, a classmate told me he was planning to study engineering in college. I …

How To Make Your Own Coasters – 29 DIY Wonderful Designs

We use coasters to protect our furniture against moisture and stains. However, there’s no reason why we can’t make the coasters look good as well. In …

Father's Day Roundup: 25 Awesome DIY Gifts to Make for Dad!

Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 …

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