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I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Relationships

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

Creativity

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Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy wars"? That's a whole different story.<p>While many of the the essential principles of raising a …

Parenting

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Kids

With Fly-Tot, Your Baby Might Actually Sleep Like a Baby on a Plane

Our new favorite gadget essentially creates business class for your toddler.<p>It's rare that a trip to Paris sounds like a bad idea—but when you have a two-year-old squirming and screaming on a seven-hour flight, there's no eden worth the hassle. Unless...you have a trick stashed in your carry-on.</i> …

Flying

Teachers share 18 things parents should do to set their kids up for success

This means that much of the rearing is still done at home.<p>In fact, research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of California, Irvine finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child's academic success than the qualities of the …

Teaching

A psychologist says parents should do these 12 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

Self-improvement

23 best street food cities | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall -- even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets.<p>Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars.<p>That's still …

Ho Chi Minh City

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children? A Child Development Expert Says Do These 5 Things

Because you can't start too early.<p>Learning to recognize and control our emotions is a life-long endeavor, one that can reap major rewards. For years, I've been a student of what many now refer to as emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ).<p>But as the father to two small children, I got to …

Emotional Intelligence

24 Charts That Will Help You Be Healthy AF

Whether it's tips on how to eat healthier, work out more, or just be kinder to yourself.

Why you shouldn’t stop traveling just because you have a baby

So you’ve had your first child. Congratulations. Enjoy the ride and tear up that passport because you won’t be needing it for some time.<p>Or so goes …

This Formula Tells You If Your Flight Is a Good Deal

Flights are getting cheaper this year, but prices vary depending on your destination. To figure out whether a flight is actually a good deal, Luiz …

83 Questions Every Successful Person Asks

"What am I really good at?"<p>One of the things that stood out from my Rich Habits Study was how important thinking was to self-made millionaires. I …

Goal Setting