Leilani Illiili

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12 Things You Can Do to Build Your Child's Confidence, Starting Now

Every parent wants their child to have as much confidence in themselves as possible. A high level of self-esteem can take our children far in life, inspiring them to shoot for the stars and to believe they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Confident children are more likely to turn into …

Selfies

Grow blueberries on your patio: They're perfect for small-space gardening.

Blueberries are beautiful multi-taskers in the world of edible landscaping.<p>The plants offer something lovely throughout the year — showy red foliage in the fall, delicate white and pink blooms in the spring, and handfuls of sweet plump berries in the late spring and summer.<p><b>Photos: A whimsical</b> …

Gardening

Your child is not your confidant

Many well-meaning parents tend to overshare what’s going on in their personal lives with their kids — whether it’s by telling them about their most recent conflict at work or complaining about issues at home with their partner.<p>But according to psychologists, continuously confiding in your child can …

Parenting

The 30-Minute Yoga Flow That'll Make Your Butt Burn Like a Mother

Nothing can Netflix and chill as well as your glutes. Seriously. When we sit on our butts all day, our glutes (the muscles that make up your butt) …

Study Finds The Tween Years Are The Most Stressful For Moms

Parenting a tween is more stressful for moms than having a newborn<p>When you have a baby, you’re inundated with advice and support from all corners, …

Parenting

This Stock Could Turn a $10,000 Investment Into $1,000 in Future Annual Cash Flow

Image source: Getty Images.<p><i>"The thing is, if you're just oogling fat current dividend yields you are missing the more profitable boat. When it comes to dividend investing, the far smarter play is to zero in on companies that consistently increase their dividend payouts."</i><p><i>--</i>Wealthifi<p>Too often, income …

Coffee Consumption Is Positively Associated with Longer Leukocyte Telomere Length in the Nurses' Health Study. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Coffee is an important source of antioxidants, and consumption of this beverage is associated with many health conditions and a lower …

Coffee

36 DIY Ideas You Need For Your Garage

Have a garage that needs to have some order put on the chaos? When I realized how much wasted space I had in my garage and how disorganized it was …

Man Caves

Luxury Urban Housing, Built on a Myth, Is About to Take a Big Hit

For years, we’ve heard about the “return to the city.” It was never as true as the hype, but now it’s about to collapse entirely.<p>From steamy Miami to …

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

Food

40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary

Despite their similar sound and appearance, the letters M and N are actually unrelated: M likely comes from an Egyptian hieroglyph representing a …

My mother and grandmother are proof that talking openly about sex is a smart parenting tactic

When my grandmother died last summer at 97, my family asked me to write the eulogy. The only challenge was which stories to highlight from her long life: her stint during World War II as a Navy Wave, driving ambulances and delivering ship plans? The time she chased down a pickpocket on the subway, …

Holograms, wormholes & parallel worlds: Best theories about the universe in 2015

What is the universe? Is it a massive wormhole? Are we living in just one of many universes? Is everything actually just a 2D hologram? No one really …

There's Some Complex Physics In These Photos of Ink Falling Through Water

Spherical Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities, to be exact. That’s what happens when two fluids of different densities collide under the force of gravity. …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

Last-minute chemistry gifts for the scientist in your life

Still not bought a present for your chemistry-mad partner/sibling/child? You’ve left it late, but you’ve still got a couple of days left: here are some suggestions<p>When I was 12 I got a chemistry set for Christmas. Back then in the pre-health and safety 1980s you still got some bang for your buck. …

See the Chemical Reaction That Takes Place When Sulfuric Acid Is Poured on Household Sugar

Do not try this at home.<p>A science-oriented YouTube channel recently uploaded a video showing the chemical reaction that occurs when sulfuric acid is poured onto household sugar.<p>The video shows a column of black goo slowly rise out of the beaker.<p>According to a webpage on the University of …

A chemistry card game forges bonds

The new strategy-based card game Ion makes a game out of chemistry. It challenges players to group positively and negatively charged ions to form …

Chemistry

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 08, 2015

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

Why A Former GMO Engineer Switched Sides To Organic

bodymindsoulspirit | June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments<p>here is no shortage of organic farmers and proponents who speak out against GMO foods. However, when a …

Snacks That Are Secretly Unhealthy

You go to spin class regularly, you drink the recommended ounces of water daily and aside from the occasional slice of office birthday cake, you consider yourself a pretty virtuous snacker. Or are you?<p>Turns out, lots of so-called health foods are hiding way more bad-for-you stuff than you might …

Robot Helps Children Through Difficult Days in Hospital

MEDi, the two-foot-tall medical robot, is easing pain and stress for children in ways that humans can’t.

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

Are You Making These 5 Communication Mistakes With Your Kids?

A sinking feeling hits me when the words come out of my mouth: "So, you're going to choose to act like a baby instead of a big girl?"<p>Ouch. Hello shaming. That must have hurt my recalcitrant 5-year-old.<p>Lucky for me, kids are really resilient. When I apologize and ask to start over, she's open to …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs

As the massacre at Charlie Hebdo reminds us, art and satire have long been targets of violent suppression. Here are nine famous books, films and …

The Ultimate Guide To Paleo

Change is hard, but it might be worth it.<p>Maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you're just looking to get healthier and feel better. Either way, you're not alone. Paleo was the most googled diet in 2014, and chances are you have at least one friend who swears by it. BuzzFeed Life asked three experts …