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7 Nap Hacks for a Better Mid-Day Boost

Naps are the best! While it's generally frowned upon to nod off at your desk or in class, a nap may actually be the best way to boost your …

Dr. Drew Ramsey: 'You have to have a healthy gut to have a healthy brain'

"We don't talk about food in mental health or in psychiatry very much, even though we talk about a lot of compounds in food," says Dr. Drew Ramsey, …

Mental Health

The twenty-seven most important rules for keeping your house in order.

• Never buy “souvenirs.”<br>• Somewhere, keep an entirely empty shelf or drawer.<br>• Strive to keep surfaces bare. Put away kitchen appliances you don’t use every …

Minimalism

The Science of Willpower: 15 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Last from Dr. Kelly McGonigal

At the stroke of midnight, millions of New Year's resolutions went into effect, with the most common ones being lose weight, get fit, quit drinking …

Mindfulness Isn't Just Trendy, It's a Powerful Tool

<b>For years now, meditation and mindfulness practices have been hot in the Western world.</b> There are mindfulness exercises for work, for kids, for …

20 Apps To Help Students Power Through

Being a student right now means you’re smack in the middle of midterm season. Deadlines are looming and you’re spending a lot more time in the library and navigating days of caffeine filled haze.<p>The second half of the semester is always the most hectic, with exams to study for, papers to write, and …

Apps

Sharp Photography Tips & Techniques

There are lots of ingredients that go into making a spectacular photograph, but the most important is for the picture to be in sharp focus. Even the …

Why Normal-Sized Muscles Are Better than Pumped-Up Muscles

If you're going for quantity over quality, go lift some weights.<br>Read More

Teaching Kindness Boosts Preschoolers' Achievement

Preschoolers demonstrate stronger academic achievement when lessons about caring and mindfulness are integrated into the traditional curriculum, say …

10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser

<i>Image used with permission by Mark Ostow/Yale Alumni Magazine</i><p>Author William Zinsser died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The …

Writing

Homeownership losing role as lynchpin of the American dream

June is National Homeownership Month. Realtors, home builders, lenders and governmental officials have celebrated it since 2003, when former …

Housing

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, Mullenweg was simply an eager coder with a healthy attitude for self-experimentation.<p>In conversation with author Tim Ferriss this week, Mullenweg elaborated on some of his productivity hacks, …

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Should we stop making kids memorize times tables?

Stanford University’s Jo Boaler says teachers and parents should stop using math flash cards, stop drilling kids in addition and multiplication and …

Mathematics

Nootropics Aren’t Just For Tech Millionaires

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are cofounders of Nootrobox, an e-commerce nootropics company.</i><p>Nootropics, more colloquially known as “smart drugs,” are in the zeitgeist. Hollywood productions like <i>Limitless</i> and <i>Lucy</i> to a CNN profile of a quirky tech millionaire spending $300,000 to hack …

New York State

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

Studies with wooden blocks show "that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition."<br>[[ This is a content summary …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Goldie Hawn Discusses Mindfulness and Importance of Neuroscience Education

It was a terrifying experience with a school drill on enemy attacks that was the inadvertent precursor to Goldie Hawn’s MindUP program, the actress …

Playful Drawings Pair Animals with Sign Language Alphabet

Chicago-based illustrator Alex Solis teaches us American Sign Language with the help of charming and colorful drawings. Combining photography and his cartoonish style, Solis adds small critters to pictures of hands that form different letters of the sign language alphabet. The animals playfully …

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Cleaning

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• <b>The best iPhone apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the thing: a powerful …

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The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Learning How to Learn

Much of what we were taught in school about how to learn has been shown to be comparatively ineffective, so what actually works?<br>Read More

TOP TEN GENETICS STORIES FOR 2014: INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENTS (DON’T COME CHEAP)

<b>No question that 2014 has been a year to celebrate for the field of genetics. Stem cell therapy, gene therapy, next-generation sequencing as a</b> …