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Drug combo shows promise for treating sleep apnea

During decades of lab experiments and dozens of clinical trials, scientists have searched in vain for drugs to defeat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), …

Sleep Apnea

4 Ab Workouts You Can Do at Home in Just 5 Minutes

Add any of these four core circuits into your run training for power, stability, and endurance.<p>To run faster, longer, and stronger, you need much more than strong legs; you need a bulletproof core as well. As you strengthen the muscles in your abdominals, lower back, and glutes, you’ll develop more …

Workouts

31 Easy Dinner Recipes For Lazy Folks Who Love Their Instant Pots

Some days (most days, if you're me) when you get home from a long day of work, you just really don't feel like sweating over a stovetop to make dinner. This is truly where your Instant Pot comes in handy. It's genuinely there to make your life easier and help you cook faster. For those nights when …

Recipes

23 Masturbation Tips for Girls Who Need to Get Off

You should be good in bed even if you're the only one there.<p>Being a woman can feel like a full-time job you never get off. So sometimes, the best …

How to Make Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls in Your Own Kitchen

Follow our Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe for a sweet copycat. You can smell the unmistakable aroma already!<p>No trip to the mall is complete without a …

Baking

Want Your Children Better Prepared For the Real World? Modify Their Classwork Like This Iowa School Did | Inc.com

All parents like to read about how to help children become high-achievers or how to maximize the productivity of the school week. But a group of 65 parents in Iowa took reading and learning to another level on behalf of their school districts' students, and did so with great leadership and …

Iowa

Is this the end of insomnia? The secret US military technique that could help you fall asleep in as little as TWO MINUTES

Many of us toss and turn at night as we struggle in vain to try and get some sleep, but it seems as if there might finally be a solution that could …

Sleep

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

If hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.<p>But there it was, right in front of me: A preteen voluntarily doing chores around the house.<p>There was no fuss. No nagging or whining. And there were no visible rewards.<p>I was visiting Maya families in the Yucatan, reporting for NPR's …

Los Angeles

15 Houseplants That Are Beautiful AND Safe For Cats And Dogs

Toxic? No. Gorgeous? Yes.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 21 Jokes About Plants That Will Make You Love And Fear Them

Plants

A Cat's 'Elevator Butt' Is a Real Thing — And It's the Highest Compliment Your Pet Can Give You

Have you ever wondered why cats lift their butts when scratched? Cat owners will be very familiar with this phenomenon, known as "elevator butt." …

Cats

10 Tips for New Teachers

I fell upon this article by Jennifer Gonzalez (known all over the world for her excellent site, “The Cult of Pedagogy”) advising new teachers. It was …

Teaching

This Pro Trick Keeps Apples from Browning (Nope Not Lemons!) — Tips from The Kitchn

One of the biggest challenges of packing my kids' school lunches is seeing — and cleaning up — the food that comes back home. Not only is it a major …

Saltwater

Say These 7 Words When Employees Bring You Their Problems

Imagine that one of your employees walks into your office and says “Boss, we’ve got a huge problem with the ACME account; they’re angry and I think we might lose their business!” This is one of those situations that rightly spikes a leader’s blood pressure. But as much as the wrong response risks …

Leadership

10 Surprising Things You Need to Start Making with Chocolate Milk

If you’re only using chocolate milk as an after-school snack, you don’t know what you’re missing! Here are 10 ways to swap out plain ol’ milk for …

5 unexpected things you can make in an Instant Pot

The Instant Pot (and other pressure cookers like it) has surged in popularity over the last year. It's assumed the role of the kitchen's Swiss Army Knife -- and rightly so. Instead of having a dozen different gadgets, you can rely on just one tool to get the job done.<p>The thing is, there's likely …

Found: The 5 Most Saved Crockpot Recipes in Pinterest History

I know I will regret saying this as soon as the temperatures dip below 65, but I'm excited for fall. Or more specifically, fall food. From Halloween …

Slow Cookers

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

Why it’s so hard to get kids’ attention, according to science (and what to do about it)

After dinner, which is served in shifts and consumed in various parts of the house, Dad does the dishes, and Mom makes a phone call to a co-worker. Both also begin the disagreeable ritual of reminding their kids — a fifth-grader and ninth-grader — to complete a chore, do their homework or make …

Parenting

The most effective praise has this specific quality

Many years ago, my supervisor, Marc, called me in to his office.<p>Uh-oh.<p>I was racking my brain. Had I done something wrong? Was I in trouble?<p>I sat there, tense with anticipation.<p>And then, it happened:<p>Instead of rattling off a list of what I was doing wrong, Marc outlined a bunch of things I had been …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation

While it’s true that critical thinking is a foundation rather than a brick, how you build that foundation depends on the learning process itself: …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

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 …

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

17 things to start doing in your 20s so you don’t live in regret in your 40s

They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. If you take a look at Quora and Reddit, hundreds of people older and wiser than you have …

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first …

Emotional Intelligence

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bars Recipe

"I like to make a batch of these and then cut them and wrap single servings in foil to have handy in the freezer for the week. Much cheaper than the …

Halle Berry, 51, Shares Her Bikini Body Diet Secret With 10-Minute Workout Routine

Halle Berry just revealed the 10 minute exercise routine that she does to stay fit! She also revealed one of the snacks she loves to munch on!<p><b>Halle</b> …

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …