Melinda Dennis Pauw

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Bill Gates: You might not make time to read this type of book—but you should

Bill Gates' obsession with reading started early on. As a kid, his parents gave him "an arbitrary budget to buy books, so I got to read a lot," he …

Self-improvement

'I'm born to do this': Condemned by caste, India's sewer cleaners risk death daily

Hundreds of thousands of Indians still make their living as scavengers, emptying dry toilets by hand, or cleaning septic tanks without protection<p>Just before 7am one morning in Mumbai, three men clearing a sewer pipe were overcome by deadly fumes and collapsed. Their deaths sparked a cat-and-mouse …

India

Under-$40 IKEA Finds That'll Double Your Bathroom Storage

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, sometimes, with little to no storage space. While carving out extra room in a small …

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing | Inc.com

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it's over before you know it. The excitement …

Motivation

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Kids

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

It's 99% guaranteed you will find something in here your family will love.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

Write a goodbye message to Barack Obama

As the 44th president’s time in office comes to a close, share your message to Barack Obama<p>On the campaign trail, he promised hope and change; in the White House, he discovered the limits of that message. Through the trials and disappointments, though, Barack Obama succeeded on issues that eluded …

Barack Obama

9 Powerful Confucius Philosophies That Can Change Your Life

Confucius was a highly influential Chinese thinker and philosopher who focused on issues of morality and relationships from a personal and society …

Motivation

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Cats In Hats Made From Their Own Hair

Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki, makes hats from the hair his cats shed, and they are adorable!<p>His Scottish fold cats are Nyaa 8 year old (tabby), …

Cute

The Fast, Easy Way to Make Oversized Christmas Ornaments

Bigger ornaments mean happier holidays.<p>What do light globes, used tuna cans, and eye hooks have in common? Together, you can use them to craft a supersize Christmas ornament that will make your front porch really stand out this season.<p>When we came across Home Stories A to Z's brilliant craft, we …

11 of our favorite vegan makeup products to shop in honor of World Vegan Day

It takes some serious commitment and a strong backbone to be vegan, so hats off to vegans everywhere! You’ll be happy to know, vegans, that today is …

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

9 wildlife websites for citizen scientists who want to save the earth

Doing good for nature is just a mouse-click away.<p>Citizen science, or the general public's participation in scientific research, allows the average …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

How Strengths-Based Parenting Can Help Your Kid Thrive

Stop trying to 'fix' your kids and nurture their natural talents instead.<p>Your kid loves to be the center of attention. She's the type to run onto the playground, yell "Watch me!", and make monkey noises while hanging upside down on the monkey bars.<p>If that sounds familiar, one of your child's …

The hidden dangers of ‘shake it off’ parenting

Recently, my son took an unexpected ball to the face during his soccer game. This is frequent in U7 (under 7) soccer, but it hurts just the same. He walked off the field with his head in his hands, fighting back tears that poured from his blue eyes the moment his head found my shoulder. At 6, he …

Parenting

Tiny zircons suggest life on Earth started earlier than we thought, UCLA researchers say

Los Angeles may be a city obsessed with youth, but it is also home to the world's largest collection of Hadean zircons — the oldest known material on Earth.<p>Hadean zircons are tiny — about the same width as a strand of hair — but they contain a huge amount of information about the earliest days of …

Hate Ironing? DIY This All-Natural Starch Spray

If ironing isn't at the top of your favorite-things-to-do list, DIY [1] this spray starch that makes pressing your shirts even easier. And this mixture comes together with all-natural ingredients that you can find in your pantry — and it costs pennies to make! Personalize the spray with your …

Five Science-Based Parenting Books You Should Add To Your Library

It’s remarkable that there aren’t free-standing brick-and-mortar stores with nothing but parenting books. Amazon lists more than 110,000 of them, and they’re in that unique class of books where buying one or five doesn’t prevent you from buying another dozen. The experience of parenting is …

Parenting

Karina Inkster's Vast World of Vegan Vitality

Ever since people became more aware of the damage consuming a diet high in meat products can do to the environment, and how these practices negatively impact the welfare and rights of animals, vegetarian and vegan movements gained popularity, and became known as trendy and stylish. However, while …

Vegan

7 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Steven Macari, nutritionist and founder of the SLVRBK mat, explains why getting all of the micronutrients you need may be the key you're missing.<p>All living things need nutrition. Plants get nutrition from the soil, animals get nutrition from plants and (other animals) and most humans get nutrition …

19 Genius Ways To Turn Your Tiny Outdoor Space Into A Relaxing Nook

Max out your mini space.

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement