Makisha Brown

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Best Security Cameras 2018: 10 great smart home monitors | Trusted Reviews

<b>The best security cameras make keeping tabs on your home from an app on your phone a breeze. But not all monitoring cameras offer the same level or</b> …

Home Security

The Best Guide You've Never Heard of to Managing Your Wealth | Inc.com

For those of you confused about the best way to manage your wealth, do yourselves a favor. Read one of the best books ever written on the subject: Ross Levin's classic, Implementing the Wealth Management Index.<p>I've known Levin for more than three decades and have admired the uncompromising …

Retirement

6 New-Mom Apps for Tackling the First 6 Months

It could be the parent-friendly work environment, or maybe something really is in the water, but we’re deep in a goop baby boom, with a handful of …

12 Parenting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed (But You Do)

If you ask a parent about their favorite apps for kids, they are bound to rattle off a handful of apps their kids just can’t live without. And we’re …

Parents, it’s time to get out of the way and let your kids just play

When our children were in elementary school, we lived in the heart of a mega-metropolis with little opportunity for outdoor activities and rare glimpses of winter weather. So we took a vacation to the mountains to partake in some of the pleasures of winter.<p>We packed ski suits, hats, gloves, scarves …

Parenting

The 7 Best Stocks to Buy for an Income-Rich Retirement

Portfolio manager Ned Davis studied the returns of S&P 500 stocks from 1972 to 2004. His goal? To figure out what the best stocks to buy were over …

Investing

Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all want to lead happy, successful lives. But for parents, there's a time when your priorities shift a bit, and your most important goals start to involve setting your kids up for success and happiness in their own lives.<p>Parental priorities aren't the only factor, of course. There are plenty of …

Self-improvement

Why your hair might not be as healthy as you think

Recently, sulfates—the dirt-and-oil-grabbing detergents that also sadly wash your healthy shiny hair oils away with them—have become the enemy of …

"The Dirty Dozen" cosmetic chemicals to avoid

Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t that pretty. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal …

Studio Ghibli Characters Look Even Better in Traditional Japanese Wood-Cut Style

If Miyazaki was a pre-WWII Japanese wood print artist, here's what his characters might look like.<p>If I were born in the 1800's, I like to think I'd be a cowboy or an explorer or the inventor the Tesla Coil (Mufson Coil has a nice ring to it, no?), but if beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki was born a …

How Sustainable Home Improvement Store TreeHouse Plans To Green Every Home In America

The company is expanding from its acclaimed Austin flagship to two more Texas locations. But that’s just the start of 34-year-old founder Jason Ballard’s plan to retrofit the residential building sector.<p>If your entire experience shopping at home improvement stores is defined by Home Depot and …

Home Depot

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

Here are 10 unique and gorgeous ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.

Trump's big mistake on Syria refugees

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively suspends the entry of Syrian refugees into the United States indefinitely. As he signed the order, President Trump said that this was "to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States."<p>Full text of …

Immigration

Even Women at the March For Life Don't Like Donald Trump

<b>WASHINGTON, DC —</b> On Friday, across from the Supreme Court Building, a middle-aged white man held up a handmade sign: “Make babies great again!”<p>“Are …

Make a Fish Hook Out of a Zipper, and More Useful Survival Tips

If you’re lost in the wild and in dire need of food, you can make a fish hook out of something you’re almost guaranteed to have on you.<p>In this video …

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

Education

Tips to Teach Kindness to Your Kids, According to Doctors

Children are listening.<p>During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And …

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

Wall Art

10 Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

For when you've got Zara and H&M fatigue.<p>We’ve all been there before: the sheer excitement over an inexpensive, on-trend find at Zara only to discover that a million other women have already scooped up the same exact item. When it comes to affordable fashion finds, the options can sometimes seem …

Clothing

Children who believe they are transgender 'could have autism', says controversial expert

Children diagnosed as transgender could be autistic, a controversial psychologist believes.<p>Latest figures show that the number of children under 10 in Britain being referred to the NHS over transgender feelings has quadrupled in five years.<p>One psychologist says these youngsters are seven times more …

LGBTQI

Kid-Friendly Meditation Videos Help Little Ones Settle Down Before Bed

My kids are balls of pure energy who are offended by the very thought of bedtime. But meditation videos like this one actually keep their interest …

Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some …

A Color-Rich Home That Will Brighten Your Day

With the emergence of super-bright colors on the runway, it's not just our wardrobes that will see pastels pushed to the curb. Our homes will welcome …

Seven parenting 'tricks' to get your child to do what you want

As any parent knows, at some point (and sometimes several times a day), your child's behaviour is likely to be somewhat challenging.<p>Kids will often be stubborn, argumentative and destructive - and getting them to calm down, listen and behave with consideration can be an uphill struggle.<p>A recent …

Communication Skills

The 20 Best Sephora And Other Amazing House Brand Beauty Products

Beauty, beauty everywhere<p>Sephora is—as everyone who has ever walked into the store just to browse and walked out with a bag holding a $100 dollar lactic acid serum that <i>promises</i> to change your face and your life knows—a minefield. There are tons of amazing products to be had, from the extremely …

Why First-Born Children Are Smarter, According to Science

New research points to how parents change over the years.<p>There's a lot of research out there surrounding the order in which children are born. Studies indicate that firstborns hold certain advantages; for example, firstborns tend to have a higher I.Q. than their siblings and generally earn more …

Why One Expert Argues Potty-Training Deadlines Are Harmful for Kids

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office has filed a discrimination suit against a preschool for allegedly expelling a girl with Down syndrome for failing to toilet train. Here's why one expert argues that potty-training deadlines are a bad idea for any child.<p>Can you force a 3-year-old with Down …

Parenting

DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That's Flexible & Functional

We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with …