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15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Dad Calms Down Upset Daughter With an Inspiring Pep Talk You'll Want to Try Out

When Randy Gaines's daughter became upset over something he said to her, he sat down the girl to explain emotions, healthy outlets for anger, and why it's best to let your feelings out rather than hold them in. Witnessing what his wife, Deceena, says was "one of the most powerful conversations in …

8 Things a Parent Should Never Say to Their Child

Threatening violence or the loss of love might seem like obvious no-nos, but there are more subtle phrases just as damaging.<p>In the absence of any …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

12 Houseplants That Have the Power to Heal

By Reynard Loki<p>A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study …

15 great gifts for young kids that don't flash or make noise

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>While a set of building blocks can help a toddler with spatial reasoning abilities, dexterity, and other important life skills, a …

Kids

21 Genius Breakfast Recipes for Brighter Mornings

Breakfasts have always been among the more enduring and life-improving Genius Recipes—the olive oil & maple granola loved fervently by all, the oatmeal ratio you should memorize, the 15-second shortcut to custardy scrambled eggs. Here are 21 ways to start your day with your kitchen giving you a …

20 Reasons Why You Should Use Epsom Salt In the Garden

My dear German friends live in a picturesque little town of Waldenbuch near Stuttgart. And it was them who taught me some valuable lessons about …

8 things to do before bed to have a better day tomorrow

The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world many times over, while everyone else is still fumbling around in the kitchen for a coffee filter.<p>I've developed some great morning routines too, but what about the other times of day? Don't they play equally important roles as well?<p>…

Sleep

An Uncluttered Home Begins With This Simple System

It's Monday! We're into week two of our decluttering program and the assignment I have for you today is a doozie—attacking a problem area that I know …

10 Paint Colors That Will Never, Ever, Ever Go Out of Style

Use these in your house and you'll be set for life.<p>Not one to be influenced by what's "in style"? Don't care about the Color of the Year? As much as it can be fun to try new trends, who wants to repaint her whole house every few years? "It takes the average consumer more than 100 days from starting …