Jay Cerceo

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Parents often give kids time-out the wrong way

Most parents who use time-outs to discipline their kids don't do it in ways that can encourage better behavior, a recent U.S. study suggests.<p>More than three in four parents reported using time-out in response to misbehavior, the study found. But 85 percent of the parents using the technique made …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

This Is What Your Desk Should Look Like Based on Your Personality Type

The Myers-Briggs personality test can provide powerful insights into your working method and productivity levels (if you haven’t already taken it, …

Which Came First? The Behavior Problems, or the Poor Sleep?

It’s a classic which-came-first question: Is the child not getting enough sleep because of problem behaviors, especially at bedtime, or is the child behaving problematically because of not getting enough sleep? The answers are most likely yes and yes, and the back-and-forth currents can drag a …

9 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

And it's never too early to start.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up nine pieces of advice from people who became millionaires at a young age, as well as those who have studied hundreds of self-made millionaires.<p>We can't <i>guarantee</i> millionaire status, but doing these things …

Self-improvement

The Best Month To Go

Your month-by-month guide to the hottest destinations, from Cuba to Croatia.<p>With the chilly months fast approaching, we round up the best European …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

How to shoot sharp like a pro

<b>Guy Edwardes, our cover photographer, talks to Geoff Harris about how to make blur and camera shake a thing of the past</b><p>For professional …

All of the US's energy consumption in one giant graphic

Today's graphic is special type of flow chart, called a Sankey diagram.<p>This particular one shows the total estimated energy consumption in the United States in 2015, and how energy flowed from source to the final destination. The graphic comes to us from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory …

Energy

Directly reprogramming a cell’s identity with gene editing

Researchers have used CRISPR — a revolutionary new genetic engineering technique — to convert cells isolated from mouse connective tissue directly …

A Mom Is Using Her Children’s Love Of Technology To Get Them To Do Chores

There’s a very good possibility that the first person to advocate “working smarter, not harder” was a parent — because that’s precisely the philosophy this mother lives by when it comes to making sure her children pick up after themselves.<p>In a ploy designed to harness her kids’ dependency on …

All Great Leaders Master These 6 Skills

Only a few are natural born leaders. For the rest that have to work at it, here is the best methodology.<p>Everyone wants to be a strong leader. And while the potential is undeniably there for most people, some simply do not know what skills they should focus on to be a top-end leader. They can …

Albert Einstein

Welcome to Goodell Week

<i>With Peter King on vacation until July 25, this week’s Monday Morning QB guest columnist is Pro Football Talk founder Mike Florio. Peter and Mike</i> …

A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases

What the heck is a bumwad?<p>Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like "spatiality," it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most …

How to Answer 10 of the Toughest Apple Interview Questions

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>The job search has never been easy — and it’s not meant to be.<p>With it being so competitive, especially …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

Energy Dept Plans Advanced Reactor Surge

The Department of Energy quietly released a draft this month of a plan to double America’s nuclear power capacity, not only with the small modular reactors championed by Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Steven Chu, but also with advanced reactors that do not rely on water for cooling.<p>DOE’s “Draft …

Nuclear Energy

RANKED: Every Pixar movie from worst to best

Yes, Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation had their time, but for over 20 years, Lasseter's Pixar has consistently put out box-office hits (the company has earned close to $10 billion worldwide) and created stories that affect us on an emotional level that we can't wait to experience again …

Animation

How the 50/20/30 Rule Can Help You Budget

A monthly budget is one of those financial necessities that no one wants to think about, but everyone should. But figuring out how to allocate your …

The Tools I Use to Manage Work, Money, and Life

Every year or two since I started The Simple Dollar, I’ve sat down and reviewed the wide variety of tools – both electronic and otherwise – that I …

Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone’ video ads are mesmerizing

The long-running ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad campaign by Apple got a big update with eight incredible new videos spots featuring clips from unique locations all across the globe.<p>Bees, dogs, penguins and even a giant hippo star in the new video ads that were published today. The short clips highlight the …

Forget the Fed, recommends Goldman,and watch how the dollar trades vs. the yuan

Forget the focus on the Federal Reserve’s next rate move. Goldman Sachs said stock-market investors should instead home in on the U.S. dollar’s …

Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

How to Convince Your Boss You’re Ready for More Responsibility

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

7 Investments That Usually Soar During the Summer

From theme park stocks to real estate.<p>It’s often said that investors should “sell in May and go away,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money in …

The Newest Way to Beat the Market

Look beyond human stock pickers for better returns.<p>Investing actively in mutual funds doesn’t just mean picking a fund manager. Nowadays there’s …

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

Time Management

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …