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This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Self-improvement

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them?<p>There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But …

Kids

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

My dad committed suicide. This is why (and how) I’m telling my children.

After we heard the cast of Hamilton sing, “Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide,” for the millionth time, my daughter, who’s 6, said, “Mama, what’s suicide?” I panicked and changed the subject.<p>With adults, I speak openly of depression and having lost family members to suicide. I …

Mental Health

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Cooking

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Young people suffer from a lack of practical skills

<b>More than half of 18- to 24-year-olds don't know how to set up utility bills.</b><p>When my sister hired a young teenager to work in her pizza and bagel …

Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.

By Melinda Gates<p>When my youngest child was born in 2002, the flip phone was still the coolest piece of tech you could get. Now I’m told that all three of my children are part of what demographers are calling iGen.<p>I spent my career at Microsoft trying to imagine what technology could do, and still I …

Social Media

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

Why French kids are more well-behaved, polite, and autonomous than American kids

If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, consider this: According to Druckerman, French parents have social lives and do things like sleep and have sex.<p>Sound interesting? These Crib Notes provide the book's main takeaways and most actionable advice.<p>How French parents talk to infants<p><b>They are</b> …

Parenting

10 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Children To Be Leaders

All parents want their children to be successful. Parents naturally want kids to be viewed as courageous leaders, willing to take on any challenge. However, instilling leadership traits in children takes a lot of practice and patience.<p>We could probably debate all day on what it means for kids to …

Kids

10 books to read if you want to get rich

There is no denying that successful entrepreneurs read books.<p>From real estate investing to how the largest wealth managers impact the global market, this list of books deals with all the most prominent aspects of finance and investing, which are extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs (and anyone …

Princeton University

Kickstarting maker-kits for kids based on conductive play-doh

Technology Will Save Us (previously) have fully funded their Dough Universe Kickstarter, maker kits for kids that combine conductive play-doh …

Kids

6 summer reading challenges to hook kids on books over the break

Motivate your family to hit the books this summer with some friendly competition.<p>Frannie Ucciferri<p>July 4, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Common Sense Media.<p>Getting kids to read during summer vacation can be a huge challenge, especially with so many games, apps, and other fun …

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

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. They are often complicated, involving many factors, some of them with competing interests. The …

Is silence the next wellness luxury?

Back in the day, when your mom banned you from watching television and told you to go to your room to sit quietly in silence, it definitely wasn’t …

Costa Rica

What to Do When Your To-Do List Is Holding Up Your Team

Tara was a talented senior editor known for her innovative ideas and quality work. Recently, however, she’d become the team bottleneck: Tasks went into her office and never came out.<p>After three warnings she was put on probation. Stumped, her boss called me in to see if I could help. Tara appeared …

Ford has an executive whose entire job is to predict the future

For nearly a decade, Sheryl Connelly has been Ford's manager of global consumer trends and futuring. "In this role, she tracks global consumer trends to aid in the discussion of long-term planning and strategy across the entire company, including design, product development, and corporate …

Flying Car

The Hot New Thing That Consumers Are Buying

There’s a new hot item that retailers should plan on keeping fully stocked for consumers in 2016, and it’s not even a product at all—it’s experiences. Consumers, especially millennials, are interested in purchasing things that help them define who they are. And brands and retailers need to know how …

9 Annoying Things That Ruin Community Meetings, According to Absolutely Everyone

Step away from the mic.<p>For nearly three centuries, all around this great nation, neighbors have crowded together in school auditoriums, church basements, and community centers to discuss the important issues affecting their communities: an uptick in crime or a proposed large-scale development, for …

Public Speaking

10 simple clean eating tips for 2016

In my new cookbook, <b>Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body</b>, Italk about how to start cleaning up your food and your life from chemicals and toxins that are lurking in everything from your ketchup to your toothpaste.<p>My journey to eating clean started ten years …

38 Healthy Things To Eat If You Absolutely Hate Salad

You never have to settle for limp lettuce again.<p>Wait, you can be healthy without eating a salad? Our friends at Spoon University have proved that you never have to settle for limp lettuce again.

Healthy Eating

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

A kids book about princesses who save themselves

If there's a kid in your life who loves princesses, consider getting them a very different sort of children's book: The Princess Who Saved Herself.<p>As …