Julian R. Ward

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Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Chores for Toddlers: What Parents Need to Know for Success

Toddlers can handle having chores – parents just need to start small, be consistent and have low expectations about the finished product.<p>Getting a …

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Silicon Valley

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Self-improvement

Downtown Brooklyn townhouse hides sleek, modern interiors

Check out lovely homes in Bed-Stuy, Downtown Brooklyn, WIlliamsburg, and more<p><i>Welcome to the</i> <i>Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup</i><i>, where we—you guessed it—take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips?</i> <i>Send 'em here</i><i>.</i><p>↑A huge single-family home in Downtown Brooklyn, measuring across …

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

Self-improvement

Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

'Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house many kids aren't stirring... They're joyfully lost in their new smartphones, tablets or smart TVs.<p>And it's likely mom and dad are a little digitally distracted too.<p>In many households, screens are omnipresent. That reality has some big …

Parenting

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

30 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

You look like you could use a peaceful nature time-lapse video (or 100)

We offer an oasis of serenity for you. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever anxiety surges, or the human race makes you despair.<p>Here's a series …

Time-lapse Photography

24-Year-Old PR Mogul Richard Lorenzen's 5 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs

VIP Contributor<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Public relations is often regarded as one of the most fast-paced and stressful professions one can enter. But for some, the chaos and 24/7 news cycle isn't daunting, and a few, like fellow</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember

Embrace these Carnegie quotes as a part of your daily entrepreneurial mantra.<p>Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 …

Self-improvement

12 Ways To Earn More Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

In a world where we are faced with towering levels of responsibilities, it has become common for adults to take on two or more jobs to earn more …

Smart Tips for Choosing Bathroom Flooring

Bathroom flooring serves many masters. It should be moisture-proof, stain-resistant, have a non-skid surface that’s safe even when wet, and be …

Home Improvement

By 2050, Utilities Will No Longer Charge For Electricity

PARIS—Just around the corner a future awaits when electricity consumers will no longer have to suffer the vagaries of fuel costs, according to a United Nations under-secretary general, whether the fuel is natural gas, coal, or enriched uranium.<p>Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment …

Renewable Energy

Like Night And Day: How Two States' Utilities Approach Solar

This was a record-breaking year for rooftop solar power. It's booming across the country. But as more homeowners make their own power, electric utilities are making less money, and that's shaking up their business model.<p>Utilities in two states — California and Georgia — are handling the growth of …

Tesla Veteran Explains How Electric Motors Crush Gas Engines

Before leaving this year to join electric bus manufacturer Proterra as director of battery engineering, Dustin Grace spent almost nine years working …

50 priceless gifts your children will treasure for life (that don’t cost a cent)

What are the best gifts to give your children?<p>The latest smartphone? A new laptop? A fun vacation?<p>There’s nothing wrong with giving children material …

15 Ways to Retire Early

<i>By Lou Carlozo, Contributor</i><p>The word "retirement" and number "65" are as linked in the American psyche as "bacon and eggs." Then again, that all depends on how fast you want your eggs, right?<p>Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an …

Utilities change their tune on solar power

Just two years ago, the president of Duke Energy Florida said the Sunshine State had too many clouds for solar power to be effective.<p>But since early …

Solar Power

Cleantech 100 case study: Tendril

Al Gore's documentary on global warming set the wheels in motion for Tendril Connect, a software platform that delivers personalised energy reports to companies<p>After watching An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's documentary on the threat of global warming, Adrian Tuck's wife asked him, "What are we …

Al Gore

How Do You Build Credibility As A Leader When You Aren't The Technical Expert?

Five years ago I was working as an attorney in our Law department when I was offered a leadership position in an entirely new area—corporate strategy. At the time, I knew nothing about corporate strategy, which, as you can imagine, made me nervous. What would happen if people found out I wasn’t the …

Top Ten Emerging Technologies For 2015 Include 3D Printing, Distributed Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies has released their Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015 and their findings support the importance of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and distributed manufacturing to global economic growth.<p>To compile the list, the World Economic …

Manufacturing

Review: Phantom 2 Vision+ – the world's best selling camera drone

DJI's US$1100 Phantom 2 Vision+ is the best selling camera drone on the market – and with good reason. It's a relatively affordable, relatively …

Wild Panda Population Up Dramatically in China, Government Says

Experts question exact figures but say upward trend is valid.<p>The population of endangered wild giant pandas has risen some 17 percent in just over a decade, the Chinese government reported this week, news that a major wildlife group cites as evidence that the famous mammal, a cultural icon for …

Endangered Species

How to Manage Equity in Your Startup

As a young entrepreneur, there are many things to consider when launching a startup.<p>While the majority of your focus should be spent strengthening and growing your business, you also need to focus on equity. This is especially true as your startup matures and you begin bringing on investors.<p><b>Think</b> …

Startups

Racing, from a drone’s point of a view: a day with UAV advocate Raphael Pirker

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a …

Drones

Debt vs. Retirement: How Much To Put Toward Each

Recently, a good friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “Laura, does it make sense to save for retirement while also carrying debt?”<p>The answer, however, is anything but simple and depends on a number of different factors.<p>“A lot of people are trying to figure out, how do I balance multiple …

FAA to announce new rules for flying drones

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Federal Aviation Administration will announce long awaited rules Sunday governing how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, often called drones, will be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes.<p>Currently, all commercial remote controlled aircraft are banned, …

Drones