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66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

Happiness

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

ON A SUNNY hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …

Pedagogy

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit in the Next 21 Days Without Using Willpower

The first step is identifying why you procrastinate in the first place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever procrastinate? Do you sometimes put off doing things you know would improve your life and/or business?<p>When I ask this question in my keynote speeches and …

Procrastination

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

Three Tips for Planning the First Day

I love the first day of school, and the whole beginning of the year, for that matter. I find the freshness, the sense of possibility, the coming …

Teaching

22 TIPS FOR LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

When I arrived in Buenos Aires in the beginning of 2010, I could barely order food in a local restaurant. Two years later, I calmly explained the …

Language Learning

Body Recomposition: Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time

Most people trying to lose weight want a trim yet toned body.<p>Oftentimes, traditional weight loss programs focus on cutting body fat and hitting lower …

Nutrition

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

How good is YOUR grammar? Tricky quiz will put even the brightest minds to the test - and the creator claims just 4% of players will pass

This tricky online quiz will put your understanding of English grammar to the test.<p>Players are challenged to choose the most appropriate word to fill …

Language Learning

I talked about racism with 10 strangers over dinner. It did not go well

A few weeks ago I had dinner with 10 strangers of different races and ethnicities. The topic at the table was racism.<p>We were brought together by L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson’s embRACE L.A. project, a series of intimate dinners in homes across the city held with the goal of fostering a …

Women of Color

9 Podcasts That Make Me Look Forward to My Morning Commute

I love starting my day with a 30-minute commute by foot, partially because it gets my blood flowing and partially because it gives me time to listen to podcasts. While some podcasts should be reserved for longer periods of time (looking at you, <b>Anna Faris Is Unqualified</b>'s two-hour-long episodes), …

The Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Throw in a glass of cold milk and you may have just discovered sugary nirvana.<p>A good old chocolate chip cookie is my ultimate party trick. Last-minute dinner guests? No-brainer. Need to bring a dessert or thank-you gift to a party? A perfect choice. Late-night munchies? You bet your ass I’m making …

Dessert

Sacha Baron Cohen is the only comedian who understands the Trump era

There’s a new tradition on the internet. Every Sunday night, an episode of <i>Who is America?</i> Is released, and every Monday morning, every major blog …

Comedy

9 Videos With Tips and Tools to Get Teachers Back-to-School Ready!

Each month we host free bimonthly Friday webinars with international speaker and author, Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell). You can find the …

Education Technology

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

The Best Spotify Workout Playlists

What do you call a workout without music? Death. You call it death. Attempting any sort of physical activity without an accompanying soundtrack to …

50 Cent

'Mission: Impossible — Fallout' Is the End of an Era

The sixth film in Tom Cruise's franchise closes out a chapter, but opens a new door.<p><b>[This story contains spoilers for Mission: Impossible — …

Michael Drejka, ‘Teen Mom’ and the cost of white fear

Recent incidents show whites brandishing and firing weapons without consequences<p>In the shadow of alliteratively named white people — BBQ Becky, …

Teen Mom

The 5 numbers you need to know if you want to build wealth

We tend to remember numbers that are important to us.<p>Everyone knows how much they weigh. If you were so forward as to ask, the person might say that they don't know or don't remember, but they know. We remember numbers that are important to us.<p>Ask someone for their credit score and unless they just …

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

Books

2018's Best Skincare Products for Women of Color

The melanin in our skin, which translates to a natural, warm, golden glow, keeps our skin flourishing year-round. Skin tones that span the spectrum …

25 Thrillers on Netflix That Will Have You Sleeping With the Lights On

If you recently read <b>Sharp Objects</b> and decided thriller is your new favorite genre, you're in luck. Thanks to Netflix, there are so many gripping thrillers to add to your watch list. From horror stories to crime dramas, there is something for everyone on this list of 25 must-see films. Just maybe …

The best thrillers and crime fiction of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

Popular Fiction

How to use the Law of Attraction to thrive in your career

You’ve probably noticed that being positive can tend to bring good results into your life, whether you’ve been penning affirmations or treating …

Jillian Michaels Says You Should Lift Weights This Often For Fat Loss

You may have heard your fair share of claims that weightlifting can speed up fat loss and help you lean out faster. Well, that's not a myth. We confirmed with Jillian Michaels, health and fitness expert and creator of the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels App, and she agreed that lifting weights can …

Exercise

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

Create Interactive Agendas with Google Slides

Time, or more accurately the lack thereof, is the number one “pain point” most teachers experience. They don’t feel they have enough time to get …

Want a beach in your backyard? This man can make your dreams come true

MAUREPAS, La. — Why travel to a beach when you can have one in your own backyard?<p>That’s the idea behind this Louisiana company about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.<p>Zydeco Construction specializes in building "swimming ponds" that are crystal blue with a sand surround, resembling a beach. …

Baton Rouge