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8 Things to Try When Your Cat Won't Eat

My cat, Bella, has been driving me crazy. She’s decided that “I’m not gonna eat that!” is her new favorite game in the world. As food goes, Madame …

Food

Could the language barrier actually fall within the next 10 years?

Future technology may eliminate the need to learn new languages<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language?<p>In a Wall Street Journal article, …

Language

Here’s Why Your Cat Loves Crawling Into Small Spaces

Sure, your cat might come off like an aloof, self-possessed loner, but he’s also proof that you don’t need to be affectionate to share a bond — and …

Cats

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

Kids

The Reason Your Scrambled Eggs Aren't Turning Out Soft and Fluffy

Making scrambled eggs is simple enough: crack eggs in a bowl, whisk and season them, and cook them on the stove. And no matter what you prefer to add to your scrambled eggs, whether that's cheese, whole milk, heavy cream, or just butter, there's one thing that will affect the flavor and consistency …

This Simple Change in Your Daily Routine Will Help You Work Less (and Do More)

Want to boost your productivity? Become a morning person.<p>The age of the eight-hour workday is long gone.<p>It emerged as a direct result of industrial-era workers' coalitions lobbying to limit the amount of manual labor they were required to perform each day.<p>But as our economy pivots away from factory …

Productivity

The Mathematics of Getting Rich by Investing in Stocks

Yet, over that same span, because underlying net income and book value were increasing, the shares climbed from $7 to $222,250 each. It was a bumpy …

There’s a war over the definition of “milk” between dairy farmers and food startups—and Trump may settle it

What could be simpler than defining a glass of milk? It turns out that it’s not so simple.<p>This week, the Good Food Institute in Washington, DC submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a 59-page petition for the agency to issue a new rule to end the longstanding debate over whether …

7 Jobs That Can’t Be Automated

What are the jobs that can’t be automated? Today automation is making it possible to perform tasks more efficiently and precisely than any human …

Intelligence

Keep It Clean: Litter Box Cleaning Tips That Can't Fail

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our</i> …

After being James, Peter, and William, I decided to stick with my Chinese name

During the recent Lunar New Year, Columbia University students with non-Western names found their name plates ripped off from dormitory doors at several residential halls. The vandalism, which especially targeted East Asian names, stressed out students already alarmed over “the growing climate of …

China

Mondly's VR language-learning app is the closest thing to actual immersion

Experts agree that language learning is best accomplished with full immersion. Most of us, unfortunately, can’t pack up and head to Tokyo for a year to learn Japanese.<p>Mondly, a language-learning app on iOS and Android, thinks VR could help bridge the gap. And today it’s launching an app for Gear VR …

Language Learning

Do You Believe These 6 Productivity Myths?

We live in a culture that’s obsessed with productivity. A quick online search for ‘productivity’ online turns up over 215 million results.<p>There are …

Self-improvement

7 Continents of the World: Matching Activity

4<p>It's never too early to start teaching children about world geography. Use this free matching activity to introduce the 7 continents.<p><i>This post</i> …

Kids

A Simple Trick to Keep You From Overspending at Costco

If you have a Costco membership, you probably know what it’s like to walk into the store with three things on your list, only to walk out with $200 …

Expert Tips For Cutting Credit Card Debt

Being smart about credit card debt can help the average investor bank a guaranteed 18%. It is a conscious decision that could save the average …

Personal Finance

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well …

The Brain

Preschoolers' Personality Traits May Be 'Contagious' Among Peers

The way kids' personalities develop may have more to do with their peers than their parents, according to a new study.<p>My 3-year-old is stubborn like I am; she's also very sweet and lovable like my husband. But now, new research out of Michigan State University and published online in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Parenting

5 Signs That You're Living Beyond Your Means

If you are concerned that your finances could be in danger, read on for five key indicators to help you determine whether you're living beyond your …

Invisible Sun

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should we share learning objectives with pupils? A practice commonly subscribed to by teachers, is to ‘publish’ learning …

Education (UK)

On Bilingualism

Now that I have set my routine and secure some time for more or less regular blogging thanks in part to bullet journaling, I can finally write about …

Here's What You Need To Know About Feeling Nauseated After Your Workout

<i>funduck / Getty Images</i><p>In this age of tough bootcamp workouts and high-intensity interval training, feeling like you want to hurl has become an …

Teachers can use drama to bring writing to life for children

With prescriptive teaching styles, a test-based culture and an obsession with attainment levels, it’s not surprising that children in the UK are in …

Mochi's favorite star

I made this star blanket a long long time ago for Mochi. She still loves it :)<p>at<p>9:07 AM<p>Reactions:<p>Labels: cats, crochet, Mochi

Bullet Journal: getting started

This year, I have decided to try the bullet journal to organize, well, <i>everything</i>. It's been a little over 3 weeks and I'm loving it. I love that my …

This Is the Type of Workout You Should Be Doing, According to Your Age

Let's face it: As we get older, our metabolism takes a huge hit. According to Dr. Peter LePort, medical director of the MemorialCare Center for …

Exercise

The Bullet Journal, Minus the Hype, Is Actually a Really Good Planner

Look up #bulletjournal on the social media platform of your choice, and you can feast your eyes on a sea of neatly inked notebook pages designed to …

Just how good is Google Word Lens at deciphering Japanese?

Spending a day with Google Translate in Japan<p>Google updated its Translate app this week with Japanese-to-English functionality. Through its Word Lens technology, English-speaking users can now translate Japanese words just by pointing their phone’s camera in their direction, and watching as they …

Trump’s First Year: 2017 Equity Strategy (BAC)

With his first 100 days in office underway, President Trump is under close scrutiny. Expect passage of a tax holiday on repatriated corporate profits …

Letter and Number Heart Puzzles

2<p>My daughter has always loved puzzles. She gets very excited when I come up with something new for her to put together and solve. With Valentine's …