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12 conversations about money to have with kids of all ages

It's important that children start learning about money earlier than later.<p>"Our children are watching how we spend, save, invest, and give money," writes Kimberly Palmer in "Smart Mom, Rich Mom."We can seek out opportunities to talk about money with our children, even if it's awkward at times or …

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck Says Mindset Is Critical in Successful Relationships

Since the publication of her book, <i>Mindset: The New Psychology of Success</i>, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s theories on fixed and growth mindsets …

10 Modern Myths About Marriage

Mark Twain once said, <i>“It’s not the things you don’t know that will hurt you; it’s the things you know for sure that just ain’t so!”</i><p>When it comes to …

Mark Twain

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.<p>You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you …

The Importance of Grit and Perseverance in Your Health, Work, and Life

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others …

How to Make Money as a Landlord

Bargain properties are harder to come by, but mortgages are still cheap and rents are rising steadily.<p>During the housing bust, when home prices fell …

Real Estate

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Happiness

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Why 'Modern' Work Culture Makes People So Miserable

Dan Lyons’ account of his time at the software company HubSpot describes a workplace in which employees are disposable, “treated as if they are …

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Company Town Is the Most Twisted Posthuman Novel You've Ever Read

Madeline Ashby took all the conventions of “artificial life form” novels and shredded them with her novel <i>vN</i> and its sequel, <i>ID</i>. Now she’s doing the …

10 Things That Abruptly Happen When Real Leadership Shows Up

<i>“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.”―</i>Jocko Willink<p>What does the environment around you look like?<p>Is it obvious to you and everyone else what …

Motivation

7 under-the-radar family travel destinations

The most common reaction we get when people learn about our family’s year-long trek around the country living in a travel trailer is, “So what was your favorite place?” It’s not that it’s an unreasonable question, it’s just impossible to answer.<p>Despite 40,000 miles under our timing belts and …

National Parks

The ‘minimum viable product’ infection

2016-03-14T11:30:20.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Unless you work in the tech sector or the VC funding world, chances are you won’t have heard of the …

Product Management

Scrum vs. Kanban: How to combine the best of both methods with Scrumban

Though scrum is by far the most popular agile methodology, in recent years, many organizations have been experiencing issues with it and are moving …

Project Management

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

Apps

The world's 20 oldest cities

It's not me, it's you: 6 signs you're a bad manager

Having someone on your team not pull his or her weight is not only incredibly frustrating, but it also makes it harder to hit goals — which, as you've surely stressed about, reflects badly on you.<p>But rather than set up yet another meeting, have you asked yourself how you contributed to the …

The Science Behind Vacation Constipation

Why the holidays are a prime time for traveler’s constipation<p>More than 100 million people in the U.S. are expected to travel at some point between this Christmas and New Year’s Day—and each and every one of them will take roughly 100 trillion intestinal microbes along for the ride.<p>Among the various …

Divorce rate at lowest level in 40 years after cohabitation revolution

Younger couples who marry now more likely to stay together past seven year itch than their parents’ generation suggesting ‘living in sin’ makes marriage stronger<p>Divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level for 40 years amid signs that the growing acceptance of couples living together before …

This Intelligent Indoor Garden For Your House Grows Greens All Year Round

The most local lettuce possible is the lettuce you grow in your living room.<p>Lettuce is a pretty stupid thing to transport long distance: Ninety-six percent of it is water. From an environmental point of view, it makes more sense to grow lettuce locally, or with the help of a new appliance, even in …

9 Jim Rohn Quotes That Will Inspire You To Work Harder on Yourself

<b></b>I love Jim Rohn! I can’t seriously tell you how many times I listen to his audiotapes. After meeting with his mentor at the age of 25, Jim Rohn …

For a Perfect Fried Egg, Do as the Spanish Do

My humble love affair with Spanish food began with the egg. I was eight years old the first time I visited my godparents, Angel and Pilar, in …

Breakfast

There’s No I in Team: 10 Leadership Tips to Help You Get the Best of Your Team

If you’re good at what you do and want to see it grow further, there will likely be a time when you need to increase capacity and scale (if you …

These 5 Leadership Styles Have Never Worked for Anybody

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is tricky business. There are an infinite number of approaches and styles, unique to each individual leader, but not every style is effective in a working environment. Some approaches which seem like they would be …

Leadership