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14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

25 scientific ways your childhood influences your success as an adult

From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can …

Communication Skills

Mindfulness program teaches moms meditative approach to parenting

Oak Bay mom Stephanie Novak was convinced long ago — during struggles with post-partum anxiety — about the emotional effectiveness of meditation and …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants them to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things in the professional world.<p>While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a …

Self-improvement

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

Something tells us you won’t miss those extra pounds.<p><i>This article was written by Diana Kelly and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for …

The CEO's Statement On Work-Life Balance

Liz, I want to tell my staff members how I feel about work-life balance.<p>- How do you feel about it, Chuck?<p>I think it’s important. It’s important for my staff members, and it’s important for me.<p>- Do you struggle to make time to do the things you want to do?<p>Heck yes! That’s my biggest problem. Now …

The Workplace

21 Five-Ingredient Crock Pot Recipes

Using a slow cooker isn't as much of a short cut when the recipe calls for sixteen ingredients you don't have.

5 Effective Beginning Reading Strategies for Toddlers

Everyone knows how important reading is, and the younger you start with your little ones, the better. Preparing for your child to build a love of …

Five Tips for Teaching Reading Using Recent Brain Research

I've read so much about the brain based learning lately, I thought I'd share some tips that connect the two.<p>Move: Kids need to move. The moving helps …

10 Places to Find Unique Halloween Costumes

Are you sick of seeing your child in the same store-bought Halloween costume as fifty other children in your neighborhood? Do you want to find them …

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The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

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How to Eat and Feel Better This Fall

So… it’s September. That means it’s time to get in gear for fall. The lovely ladies from <i>Prescribe Nutrition</i> are with us once again today sharing …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

A Clever Book Kids Need A Flashlight To Read

Reading after dark has lost a bit of its wonder. In the era of tablets, there’s no need for kids to rebel in the nerdiest of ways, stashing contraband flashlights in order to sneak some reading under their blankets after bedtime. iPads have blindingly bright backlights built right in.<p>But a …

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper | Colossal

<p>Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton, known for his whimsical functional objects like the magnetic cloud keyholder and his Lochness monster pins, …

Just Because Science Can Genetically Engineer Foods, Doesn't Mean We Should

Recently the debate over genetically modified (GMO) foods has heated up again. In just the past few weeks, articles about GMOs have appeared in Slate, the New York Times, and Grist. And over the weekend New York Times writer Amy Harmon wrote again of the saving graces of genetically engineered …

The Mighty Power of Mini Greens

Every few years it seems like a new leafy veggie becomes the darling of the farmers' market—first Swiss chard, then kale, and now...microgreens. …

Immune System

This iPad game actually builds your kids' brains — and tells you how they're developing

Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow, learn, and be the best you can be.<p>Which, of course, is exactly what all parents want for their kids.<p>Seven months after launching the Fit Brains app to help adults build …

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

Museums

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

MultipleSclerosis.net

Ashley Ringstaff commented on the post, Cog-Fog 2 days, 15 hours ago<p>Ohhh trust me you aren’t alone. I used to do written lists, but had to stop cause …

Salad Dressing Recipes That Make Everything Better

Many of us have succumbed to the convenience of bottled salad dressing, assuming it's not worth making salad dressing recipes from scratch. Big mistake, guys. Take a look at the ingredients list on a bottle of store-bought dressing, and you might want to reconsider.<p>It's time to embrace homemade …