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Why Lisbon is the world's greatest city for people watching

<b>Lynda Bailey wins £250 for her account of time spent watching passers-by from her Lisbon balcony.</b><p>It’s dusk. A man closes the shutters on the window in front of me. He is perhaps 10 yards away across the cobbled Lisbon street, but our eyes don’t meet. I am invisible on this balcony. But then I look …

European Travel

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay<p>Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists …

European Travel

The Best Water Bottles

We’ve conducted almost 70 hours of research into water bottles over the last four years and have now tested a total of 79 in all shapes and sizes. …

Alcohol

Effective Discipline Strategies for a Child with ADHD

By<p>Jan 16 2018, 11:33 AM<p>The most common childhood mental disorder in the U.S., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

How To Measure Whether Your Child’s Tantrums Are Normal

In the throes of your toddler’s rage, it’s perfectly healthy to wonder whether you’re observing normal childhood behavior, or the beginnings of a …

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful,</i> …

7 Fun Things to Do in The Picturesque City of Sintra, Portugal

<b>There are so many things to do in the Sintra, a picturesque city located just 45 minutes north of Lisbon Portugal.</b><p>The history of the area dates back …

Psychologists to Well-Meaning Parents: Indulging Your Kid's Anxieties Makes Them Worse

Anxiety among young people is at an all-time high. Here's how psychologists tell parents to respond.<p>We live in anxious times and it's taking a serious toll on our kids. Nearly one-in-three teens and adults will suffer from serious anxiety, reported the <i>New York Times Magazine</i> in the course of a …

10 things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon’s star has never shone brighter: Instagram feeds are littered with snaps of its ubiquitous indigo-hued tiles, tech startups are flocking …

Don't Let YouTube Babysit Your Children

Maybe it’s happened to you. You’re cruising around YouTube and then boom: a video of Spiderman hanging out with girls in bikinis trying to make Elsa …

Internet

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

MIT researchers have isolated a strategy to help kids grow up to be more successful — but most parents are afraid to do it

So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way—always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics and abilities.<p>Perhaps you also try to show them that hard work will always pay off—and maybe make yourself feel better in front of them—by hiding your struggles …

Self-improvement

What to Say Instead of "What Is It?" When Kids Show You Their Artwork

When little kids create a work of art—say, a drawing or painting or pipe cleaner sculpture—adults typically respond in two different ways. There’s …

Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Raising children requires good parenting techniques as well as avoiding bad habits. A positive body image help children develop socially. Quality time with kids also helps them in school. But just as important are avoiding mistakes that can curtail a child's social, physical, emotional and …

Parenting

The Cheap & Easy Dinner Tradition I Brought Home from Portugal

We've written before about the ingenious practice of Abendbrot — it's German for "evening bread" and is the very simple but lovely idea of having …

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

Self-improvement

The Top Things to Do in Sintra, Portugal

One of the most popular day trips from Lisbon, a trip to Sintra should be high on every visitor’s itinerary. Once a royal vacation spot, you’re now …

European Travel

30 New Toys of 2017 That Will Teach Your Kids Valuable STEAM Skills

Play is important for kids of all ages, and learning through play has become increasingly easy, thanks to toys that encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. From learning how to code to building their own droid or robot, there are so many STEM toys and kits that …

Kids

The Website Every Traveler Should Bookmark When Planning a Trip to Portugal

<i>JO&SO is a curated collection of cool places to stay in Portugal and one of our favorite local resources. The Portuguese sisters who run the site are</i> …

Best of Portugal: where to go in Portugal

The media may have named Portugal the <i>It</i> destination of the last three years—see the <i>New York Times, Travel + Leisure,</i> your Instagram feed—but there …

Retire to sunny Portugal and pay less tax

<b>*This content is brought to you by</b> <b>Sable International</b><b>, experts in financial and emigration solutions for South Africans.</b><p><b>By Niel Pretorius*</b><p><i>Portugal</i> …

Tour Lisbon's oldest and largest food market

The Mercado da Ribeira is the oldest and largest food market in Lisbon, Portugal. The first references to its existence stretch back to approximately 1100, and over the centuries there have been earthquakes and fires and downturns in business. It moved to its current location in 1882, and is now …

Portugal’s debt is creeping out of the junk heap

The remaining traces of the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis are steadily fading away. One of the worst affected countries, Portugal, had its debt rating upgraded by S&P, to “investment grade” status, on Sept. 15 after five years as “junk” debt.<p>Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno told …

Economics

10 cidades pequenas de Portugal para morar, confira a lista

Morar em um país seguro já bom, mas escolher a cidade certa é ainda melhor. Para quem busca qualidade de vida e quer fugir do agito das grandes …

Madonna Just Moved To Lisbon, And Here Are The 7 Reasons We Want To Move With Her

#2. It gets more sun than any other European city.<p>Despite the whole fake English accent thing of years past, Madonna recently relocated to Lisbon. The music icon shared on Instagram that she and her family picked up and moved house to Portugal, and she's never felt better.<p>"The energy of Portugal is …

European Travel

An Insider’s Guide to “The Triangle,” Lisbon

The 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Portugal

With nearly 600 miles of mainland coastline, it’s no surprise that Portugal has an abundance of beautiful beaches. Incredible sunsets, colorful …

Portugal

Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats

If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be.<p>According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—on expats, Portugal has the best quality of life in the world. InterNations, …

Costa Rica

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help