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FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

Self-help

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

These Are The Toys Your Child Should Be Playing With, According To A Psychologist

While toys are first and foremost a way for kids to have fun, different toys do nurture different aspects of a child's spirit, mind, and behavior, …

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

Teaching

8 ways to teach kids to see the best in others

When my oldest daughter was in kindergarten, she was convinced a classmate didn’t like her because he would knock her book off the table and bump into her several times each day. The teacher observed that the boy wasn’t being deliberately mean — he simply liked Naomi and was rather clumsy, as so …

Parenting

5 Bad Habits That Ruin Your Productivity

It turns out that you really don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything you wish you could do. Even if there were enough hours, you’d be too …

55 Happy Books Proven To Boost Your Mood​

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>4 Breast Cancer Symptoms That Aren't a Lump<p>2<p>How to Buy the Best Ancestry DNA Test Kit for You<p>3<p>The 50 Healthiest Foods For Women<p>4<p>8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss<p>5<p>Think You Know How to Do CPR? You Might Be Wrong<p>Being a bookworm can make you as happy as receiving a raise. …

Books

77 Easy Summer Weeknight Dinner Recipes So You Can Just Chillllllllllllll

During the summer, there are no elaborate dinner recipes allowed.<p><b>Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard.</b> Resign yourself to drinking all day outside. Read for pleasure. And absolutely do not stress about preparing an elaborate dinner. These 77 relaxed dinner recipes, which require …

Cooking

34 Healthy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

For some, "cooking" means boiling water for instant ramen. For others, the mere thought of turning on a stove sends them running to the phone to …

Healthy Eating

16 Raw Vegan Recipes You’re Craving Right Now

If you’re eating vegan because you love animals, you love our planet and you love your own body and aspire to good health (or all of the above!), there are also plenty of good reasons to try a raw food diet. Before you put on your eww face, know that raw + vegan recipes = a new, healthy you. Fruits …

Healthy Eating

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

In a recent Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared their advice on good habits you can establish.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p><b>1. Come up with 10 ideas every day.</b> Think about how to reduce poverty, how to …

The Flaw With the Law of Attraction

A basic principle of the Law of Attraction is that we will bring into our lives what we focus on, visualize, think about and affirm with our words. The Law of Attraction is both powerful and empowering because it helps us to remember we are co-creating our lives rather than just allowing life to …

Daily Meditation: Be Still

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by 19th century English writer Christina Rossetti. As the work week …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

Workouts

10 Little Ways Everyone Can Change the World

<b>1. Buy someone's coffee.</b><p>It's just coffee -- no one <i>needs</i> coffee, so this doesn't really matter, right? But what if you knew that a $2 cup of caffeine could change someone's day, week or their whole perspective? Boom: That cup of coffee just changed the world. Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness …

9 Healthy Alterna-Nacho Recipes

<i>Get the recipe at Two Peas & Their Pod.</i><p><b>Loaded Greek Goddess Chickpea and Quinoa Pita Chip Nachos</b><br>Here's a genius idea: Top DIY pita chips with a combo of herbs, spices, quinoa (yup, quinoa!), chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, fresh mozzarella, and feta.<p><i>Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.</i><p><b>Mini Bell</b> …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

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Got Mojo? 6 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

<b>Got Mojo? 6 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence</b><p>These six tips are "sustainable" forms of powering your self-confidence. If you use them on a daily basis, you can be your own natural resource.<p><b>1) Avoid comparing yourself to others:</b><p>The old adage still holds true: "When you compare, you despair." …

Mindfulness: 5 Practical Methods for Your Daily Life

Mindfulness implies balance, focus and living in the moment. We often associate mindfulness with meditation and dedicated practice. It is even better if it can become a habit and a continuos process.<p>I have found the most challenging part of mindfulness trying to carry over the benefits of practice …

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

If you’ve ever suffered from severe anxiety, you’re probably overly familiar with the control it can have over your life. And you’re not alone -- it affects approximately 40 million adult Americans per year.<p>Anxiety and panic disorders can cause ceaseless feelings of fear and uncertainty -- and with …

Remote Control Mop

Now this is one way of cleaning the house that I can get behind. Not only is this Remote Control Mop helpful, it’s also fun. It lets you clean up …

iPhone Case with a Pop Out Wallet Drawer

The iPhone wallet case is certainly a well tread upon topic but here’s something that we feel is pretty innovative- the Push Case. Instead of a money …

Align Stapler with a Detachable Base

Finally an improvement to the trusty stapler (and not just making it look like a gun)! The Align Stapler has a detachable base which lets you staple …

Scanadu Scout

Like the Tinké, the Scanadu Scout aims to be a real-life version of the medical tricorder seen in <i>Star Trek</i>. Together with your smartphone, it …

Water Bottle Humidifier

Fast Company says it’s made for dorm rooms but we think that understates the usefulness of repurposing any water bottle with the USB-powered Amazing …

Amazing

Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600

The ScanSnap SV600 is an overhead contactless scanner. It scans and detect up to 10 items at once and makes scanning bound documents like books a lot …

Bedjet

The Bedjet can warm or cool your bed better than room heaters, air conditioners or even electric blankets can. It can heat your bed in as little as …