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7 New Ways to Drink Coffee

The latest ways to get your caffeine fix<p>Forget flat whites and cappuccinos. Blue-algae lattes and espresso tonics are the latest ways to get a coffee fix. Here are a few of the weird and wonderful trends taking the world by storm:<p><b>1. Blue-algae lattes</b><p>Australia is famous for its coffee culture, and …

The 25 Best Coffee Shops in America

An Espresso-Fueled Travel Guide<p>“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink,” Gertrude Stein said. “It’s something happening.” You don’t just chug a …

Research Shows We're Being Dumb About Smart Toys

Research Shows We're Being Dumb About Smart Toys<p>Do you ever feel like being a parent is akin to unknowingly participating in a giant psychological …

Four creativity boosting toys to gift to kids this holiday season

Block magic<p>Toys with reconfigurable materials promote “unstructured play,” says Antczak. Take, for instance Lithos, recently launched by the Swiss toymaker Naef. Its cluster of eight configurable components ($140 through naefspiele.ch) come together like a monochromatic Rubik’s Cube. Meanwhile, …

Kids

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Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

While children don't generally have a grasp on the world that they're living in at a younger age, by instituting the right parenting habits, we can help acclimate them the right way to the world as they come of age.<p>We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, …

George Washington

How to Raise a Resilient Kid

Wouldn't it be great if kids could pick themselves up after a fall and be back swinging on the monkey bars, undeterred? They can, and they will, if we give them the basic tools they need to develop resilience. Happily, this emotional muscle can be strengthened at any age, in many simple …

Self Control

Raising Brave Kids

The measure of our success as a parent is not how much they win at sport or excel at school. It's how well we set them up to thrive in the bigger game of life. Doing that, requires encouraging them to pursue big ambitions, learning how to handle failure and building the "muscles for life." Here's …

4 tools for building a social media empire

In a business world, not so very long ago, many debated the pros and cons of integrating social media into their company’s marketing plan.<p>A few enterprising leaders championed strategy and took the brave leap into conquering the brand presence on a variety of social media networks. The bricks were …

Social Media

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A Day In The Life Of An iPhone Factory Worker

A new report reveals the daily routine of factory workers at China’s second-largest Apple supplier.<p>At the second-largest Apple supplier factory in China, pregnant and underage workers put in 66-hour weeks (China’s legal max is 49) while being forced to sign falsified time cards, according to a …

57 Rules For Looking Sharp In A Suit

1. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body.<p>2. Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.<p>3. Polka dots are a …

Men's Fashion

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that's been used by interior designers for years, but did you know that our …

Google HR Boss Explains Why GPA And Most Interviews Are Useless

In an interview with The New York Times' Adam Bryant, Google's Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains that some of the biggest stalwarts of the hiring and recruiting world, the interview, GPA, and test scores, aren't nearly as important as people think.<p>Google doesn't even …

Employment

Five steps to improve data security in your organisation

Housing associations are braced for reform. Legislation, from housing benefit direct to tenants to the bedroom tax, is being driven through but scant …

Is China getting uneasy with North Korea?

As rantings from North Korea become ever more belligerent and bizarre, there are signs that China, its only outside friend in the world, is beginning to distance itself, too.<p>Normally reluctant to voice any sign of despair whenever tensions deepen on the Korean Peninsula, the Chinese are now talking …

North Korea

26 Tips On How To Read People

There's no single, consistent recipe — and even the best mind readers on the planet are only right 80 percent of the time — but there's a lot to be learned.<p>According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, <b>55 percent of what you convey comes from body language, 38 percent from the tone of your voice,</b> …

Body Language

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …