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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

10 Things I Love and Will Miss About My Kids’ Toddler Years

Share7K<p>Pin13<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Being the parent of a toddler is mentally and physically exhausting. The years from one to three seem to stretch to …

Parenting

How to Train for a Marathon (and Still Have a Life)

Limit training.<p>1 of 11<p>Once the marathon bug bites, it can be tempting to sign up for 26.2 every chance you get, but there are benefits to limiting …

Marathons

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

5 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Should Learn

When my sisters and I were young, my parents never expected perfection, but boy howdy, they expected politeness. From the time we were old enough to …

Country Lifestyle

Running Is Like Romance: You Have to Learn How to Keep the Passion Alive

From the honeymoon stage to a settled maturity, this is one ever-evolving relationship. Here’s how to navigate the shifting dynamics—and all the bumps in the road.<p>When nonrunners ask how long I’ve been running and I say 10 years, I get an expression of amazement, followed by, “You must really love …

Marathons

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

Apps

Want to Fall In Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

There's a reason time seems to speed up as you age — but it's possible to slow it down

Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from the same time period — between the ages of 15 and 30.<p>That's the time period when six of the 10 most important events in a person's life typically happen, according to a 2004 study: …

Psychology

If Your Life Story Depresses You or Holds You Back, Change It

<b>“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.” ~Pema Chodron</b><p>Too often we let stories from our past define us. We …

5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior

As a zoologist by training, I developed the Emotional Mastery techniques found in my new book Change from Within from studying wild animals. Out of …

Self-help

Study finds parenting behaviors linked to suicide among adolescents

How often do you tell your kids they did a good job? Do you say you are proud of them? Do you help with homework? Are you emotionally engaged with …

Recipe: Creamy Cheesecake Cookies

Creamy Cheesecake Cookies<p>Makes 24 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/2 teaspoon baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda <br>1/4 teaspoon salt <br>1/2 cup …

Why your teen needs you just as much as your toddler

Your child's belief systems, emotions, and attitudes are as important as any other part of their personality.<p>Teenagers are a challenge, no doubt …

Psychology

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would …

Parenting

Stop stressing out our kids – why children’s mental health is as important as academic achievement

opinion<p>‘My brain won’t let me sleep,’ wept my six-year-old daughter as she cried inconsolably in my arms last night.<p>Since starting Year Two in …

31 Simple Tips to Living a Happy Life for Every Day of the Month

Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to forget about what truly matters. As we aim to complete our to-do lists and accomplish our professional goals each day, it's even easier to get swept up in the idea that our careers are most important. To give us some perspective on what's …

Happiness

If You Believe The Data, Having Kids Is A Terrible Idea

From the 1950s to present day, studies have shown that having a baby is worse for your happiness than divorce or unemployment, that children weaken …

Parenting

Three Poems to Introduce Children to Mindfulness

How can you help a child reap the benefits of mindfulness, especially if they’re not old enough to read or sit still for very long?<p><i>Breathe and Be: A</i> …

Meditation

Leo Tolstoy, Shortly Before His Death, on Love, Reason, Human Nature, and What Gives Meaning to Our Lives

“Reason and love define the demands of human nature… The demands of reason and love must not be subordinated to the demands of habit.”<p>Some of humanity’s most celebrated writers have championed the benefits of keeping a diary, but none have reaped those more ravenously than <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, …

Literature

An ancient philosopher’s advice for living a fulfilled life, even in the darkest times

Few who knew Epictetus would have considered him lucky.<p>He was born a slave 2,000 years ago. He lived and died in poverty. He was permanently crippled from a broken leg given to him by his master.<p>They’re not necessarily a list of circumstances that you would wish on anyone you cared about even …

Self-improvement

Hot Chocolate Recipe

<i>Drop everything and make this BEST HOMEMADE HOT COCOA. Check out my tips and tricks for the most flavorful and FUN way to serve hot chocolate!</i><p>This is …

Dessert

What Every Family Needs to Know About the New Tax Plan

Congress unveiled its tax reform plan yesterday. Could it mean a big break—or a bigger bill—for your family?<p>Republicans unveiled their tax reform plan—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—yesterday, promising tax cuts for the middle class and for corporations to help bring jobs back to the U.S. But can they …

Personal Finance

Why It's Crucial to Understand Light Metering

When you first venture away from auto mode, it might be a hard to wrap your head around the process of taking the correct exposure. Playing around …

Landscape Photography