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10 Steps for Parents and Kids to Tame the Worry Monster

Anxiety has become a regular part of our society and daily lives for our children (and ourselves). Worry and fear cause our children to feel bad, often cause parent-child conflict and stress, keep our children from fully experiencing life, and fully reaching their potential. As a psychologist, …

Self-help

24 Fun Holiday Treats To Make With Kids

If you have the patience for a gingerbread house, that's great. If not, you can stack chocolates on pretzels and call it a day.

Food and Behavior. Are they connected? Watch this and See.

Shares 219K<p>Food and behavior is a big topic these days. Folks are talking about gluten-free diets, paleo diets, candida diets, and more.<p>Does it all …

Days of the week Lunches

I don’t know about you, but I am quite tired with all the Thanksgiving and soon to be Christmas edible crafts. Not that we are going to do away with …

8 Famous Ideas That Came From Dreams (Literally)

Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places, and often, the best creative ideas occur while we're sleeping. Dreams can be a rich source of inner wisdom, and they can be useful in a variety of contexts, from problem-solving to reducing stress.<p>According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, our dreams …

Fun Ways to Encourage Kids to Clean Up

Our readers share their best tips for getting help picking up at home.<p>Allow One Toy at a Time<p>The rule in our house is that each child can have one set of toys out at a time; before he can go on to another, he has to clean up the first set. If the kids aren't in the mood to clean up, they don't have …

25 Amazing Homemade Face Mask Recipes

Making your own homemade face masks and scrubs is relatively simple. Why pay for a store-bought face mask when you can use basic ingredients found …

Skin Care

Wellbeing: the pitfalls to avoid if you want to stay healthy

The index card<p>Science<p>The index card: Professor Paul M Stewart offers some golden rules that can help you to dodge poor health, expensive gym fees and trouble with the law<p>First published on Sun 10 Nov 2013 02.00 EST<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Science<br>• The index card

The Best Shaving Products [Updated]

Whether you think shaving is relaxing, an art form for you to master, or a miserable time sink, you probably still have to do it, and anything worth …

Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

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Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

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Kurt Vonnegut: You’re Allowed To Be In Love Three Times In Your Life

It’s a fertile season for unprecedented glimpses of Kurt Vonnegut’s character, thanks to the newly published anthology of his letters, which has given us such treats as the author’s uncompromising daily routine and his playful, romantic poetry. But in the introduction to the recently released <b>We Are</b> …

Orson Welles on Work-Life Balance and the Creative Potency of Beginner’s Mind: A Rare 1960 Interview

We’ve already seen how ignorance fuels science, but most any creator would also attest to its centrality to the creative process. Whether we call it “ignorance” or “beginner’s mind,” of which Goethe was a great proponent, this radical openness to uncertainty is central to the act of creation. In …

Feeding the Mind: Lewis Carroll’s Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion

Included in the altogether fantastic <b>Alice in Wonderland Cookbook: A Culinary Diversion</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which also gave us some delicious recipes inspired by the Carroll classic and the author’s tips on dining etiquette — is Carroll’s essay titled <i>Feeding the Mind</i>, originally written in 1907, …

The Wisdom of the Heart: Henry Miller on the Art of Living

<b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980) — voracious reader, masterful letter-writer, champion of combinatorial creativity, one disciplined writer — spent a good portion of his career freelancing for various literary periodicals. In April of 1939, <i>Modern Mystic</i> magazine commissioned him to …

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …

I have far more confidence in the one man who... • literary jukebox

I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the six who merely talk about it.<p><b>Michael Faraday</b> (September 22, 1791–August 25, 1867) in a letter to John Tyndall, quoted in <i>The Electric Life of Michael Faraday</i><p><b>Song:</b> “Big Talker” by <b>The Murmurs</b>

What George Eliot Teaches Us about the Life-Cycle of Happiness and the Science of Why We’re Happier When We’re Older

Much like creativity is a skill rather than a gift and genius the product of work ethic rather than inspiration, happiness, too, is a practice rather than a state, one that necessitates both learning and constant maintenance. Long before the findings of modern psychology and cognitive science, …

David Ogilvy’s Timeless Principles of Creative Management

Advertising legend <b>David Ogilvy</b> endures not only as the original Mad Man, but also as one of modern history’s most celebrated creative leaders in the communication arts. From <b>The Unpublished David Ogilvy</b> (<i>public library</i>) — the same compendium of his lectures, memos, and lists that also gave us …

Horizontal vs. Vertical Identity and How Love Both Changes Us and Makes Us More Ourselves

It’s been said that <i>“who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.”</i> But the opposite is also true — we blossom into who we are under the warming light of the love that surrounds us.<p>This beautiful osmosis is precisely what <b>Andrew Solomon</b> explores in <b>Far From the Tree: Parents,</b> …