R. Smith

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Here's how to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a beat

So you've decided to dump Facebook.<p>But you're worried. Worried about missing out, struggling to stay connected, or getting left behind by the almost …

Pew Research Center

Want happy kids? Give them more experiences and less stuff

Family outings are more meaningful than the latest toy.<p>Research shows that if you want to be happy, you should spend your money on experiences …

13, right now

Published on May 25, 2016<p>She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the …

Parenting

10 Best TED Talks About Healthy Living

Put in your earbuds and get a dose of now-you-know.<p>TED, the nonprofit platform committed to ideas worth spreading, is one heck of a treasure trove. …

TED Talks

10 essential apps for your new iPhone 6s

If you’ve braved a line (or just waited impatiently for your mail or a delivery from your local courier) and finally have your hands on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus of your very own, you may be wondering what do do with your new precious. Sure, you could call all your friends and tell them you’re …

Apps

20 Questions That Could Change Your Life

Finding the answers starts with posing the right questions—and Martha Beck has 20 to get you started.

Cupcakes

6 Keys To Building A Successful Career From Home

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do I make money online from home?</i><p><i>Answer by Faisal Khan, Banking & Payments Consultant, on Quora</i><p>I love this question! Why? Because as someone who makes a full-time income from working at home, I think I’m a tad bit qualified to give some input.<p>Spoiler: …

Employment

How To Find A Job Teaching English, All Over the World

Working internationally can expose an individual to new ideas, offers a cheaper way to travel and could potentially bolster a person’s resume, showing their initiative and drive. While I’ve discussed different ways to find a job abroad before, if you are a native English speaker with a bachelor’s …

Employment

The Husband, The Boyfriend and The Lover: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year and we could all use a little help with the extra-special Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Finding that unique something for the man in your life can be quite a challenge. These fun finds are for the leather goods junkie, the couple in love, the cocktail fanatic, the gadget …

Shopping

How To Prevent Burnout - 13 Signs You're On The Edge

Burnout is defined as physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. As it turns out, there are ways to identify the early warning signs of burnout. And, there are many simple practices you can put in place immediately to prevent burnout from becoming an occupational hazard .​​<p><b>Here are</b> …

Immune System

The cool beyond the castle: Edinburgh's top local experiences

The glories of history – think the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia – are an undeniable part of Edinburgh's appeal. But Scotland's capital is something else too: cool. There's an array of excellent bars, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and contemporary galleries, and …

Can Anyone Become Emotionally Intelligent?

Jack Welch’s exit from the helm of General Electric in 2001 didn’t reduce the company’s performance or the public’s curiosity about their internal practices. Many learning departments continue to keep a watchful eye on GE’s leadership development programs, if only because GE has proved to be …

Emotional Intelligence

The Guide To Know In Istanbul

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>Istanbul is a city that reveals itself in layers. The iconic sights are obviously in the first layer and are automatic experiences in anyone’s initial visit to the city. But this dynamic city of different cultures that puts both history and the cutting edge on view at the same …

European Travel

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

Social Media

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

How To Solve A Rubik's Cube Step By Step

<b>Step 1: White Cross</b> <br>You should be able to complete this step just by playing around with the cube. Make sure that the edges of the cross match the center squares on the adjacent sides.<p><b>Step 2: Finish First Layer</b><p><b>Step 3: Middle Layer</b> <br>You may need to move some middle-layer edge pieces from the top …

Sewing

Make 2015 The Year You Buy A House

New Year’s resolutions are in full effect. An overwhelming number of us have committed to hit the gym, sweat it out, and shed the extra pounds we managed to pack on over the holidays. Eating, drinking, and then more eating — it’s time to get serious!<p>Getting in shape is the standard New Year’s …

Real Estate

Amanda Peet and David Letterman Share Funny Parenthood Anecdotes on The Late Show

Parents tuning in to <i>The Late Show</i> on Wednesday night likely got a kick out of the hilarious and relatable chat host David Letterman with his guest …

The "This Girl Can" Video Is Going Viral and Will Inspire You to Break a Sweat

We all know that sometimes the hardest part of working out is actually convincing yourself to start. You tell yourself it's too hard, or you aren't …

Why you should run a mile instead of a marathon

Good news: You can stop feeling guilty about not starting to train for it yet.<p>As it turns out, you can get some of the same benefits of long-distance running and other types of endurance training without ever passing the five-mile mark.<p>That's right. Running fast and hard for just five to 10 minutes …

Exercise

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for the 1 percent

“We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit”<p><i>A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is</i> …

College & University

10 Ways to Make Your House Staycation-Ready

Why put up with travel hassles when you can relax in your own house? Jason Grant, designer and author of Away at Home, shares his 10 best tips for creating the ultimate space for a staycation.<p><i>Photo by Lauren Bamford</i><p><b>1. Create Your Very Own Sanctuary</b>Bedrooms and bathrooms are spaces designed for rest …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Where To Hide If A Nuclear Bomb Is Dropped On Your City

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher Michael Dillon did some math to figure this out and his findings were published Jan. 14 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences.<p>First, the scenario: You are in a large city that has just been subjected …

The 25 US High Schools With The Highest Standardized Test Scores

Here's an awesome chart that looks at the areas of the country that are killing it in the standardized testing arena.<p>While some universities and employers, like Google and IBM, are downplaying the value of SAT and ACT scores, other research holds that this data is highly reliable and a valid …

Study Reveals Many Girls Soccer Players Stay On Field Despite Concussions

A few years ago, the American Journal of Sports Medicine noted that girls soccer was second behind football in percentage of concussions suffered by high school athletes. Way, way second, actually — 47 percent of concussions were suffered in football, and 8.2 percent in girls soccer. But second, …

Your Kid's School May Have The Right To Sell Student Data

How much do you really know about education in terms of data and privacy? The landscape of edtech can be confusing, ambiguous, and contradictory.<p>A new survey from Common Sense Media points out that adults, even those without children, are “intensely concerned about using personal data to market to …

50 Years After Camelot, the New Generation of Kennedys Are Making Names for Themselves

On Friday’s 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, it’s only natural to dwell on how the tragedy affected the nation. But …

Joe Kennedy