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The debate on spanking kids is over — here's why you should never do it

Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. However, to date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states globally.<p>The use of spanking has been hotly debated over the last several decades. …

Clinical Trials

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This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when …

Health

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Smart, Successful and Sane? Experts Say Don't Do This 1 Thing

And parents are doing it. Oh, are they just.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When you're a kid, you're trying to make sense of the world and how you might get the most out of it.<p>Once you're on your own, you realize that you have …

Parenting

Why Is College Dating So Screwed Up?

We investigate.<p>Dating in college has never been easy. But today, with everyone texting emoji and navigating an increasingly fluid sexuality, it can seem almost impossible. Charlotte Lieberman, a recent Harvard grad, takes on what's wrong with love on campus.<p>It is 9 p.m. on a November Saturday at …

Relationships

5 Tips to Surviving a Terrible Manager

You can do it!<p>Hate your boss? You're not alone. According to a Gallup poll released last year, a whopping 70 percent of respondents said they either hated their jobs or felt "disengaged" from work, with many citing "bosses from hell" as the culprit. Other studies have suggested that employees don't …

Employment

Do you really need to love yourself before you love somebody else?

<b>‘If you don’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?!’</b><p>When said by RuPaul Charles, it’s a rallying cry for self-acceptance and …

3 Things You Can Do to Establish Yourself as a Leader

Provide more than expected<p><i>What are some tips for young people who want to grow into leadership? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Shir Nir, CEO & Partner Handel Group, creator of How</b> …

HANDEL

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky at All

The best confidence is quiet confidence. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop it.<p>Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm …

Self-improvement

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without …

Self-improvement

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

10 Things Mentally Strong People Always Do When Things Get Rough

To be able to laugh in difficult times only requires a shift in perspective.<p><i>How do you keep yourself calm when things are going against you in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Mind

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism state. “The …

Wellness

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters

Practice accepting anxiety rather than suppressing it.<p>What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping …

American Psychological Association

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals)

Stop talking about EQ and start boosting your self-awareness.<p>The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing …

Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness: What It Really Means, and How to Practice It

Mindfulness is so hot right now. The proof is in the hashtags. Search the phrase #mindfulness on Instagram, and you’ll come across over 3.4 million …

Mindfulness

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back With This Common Practice. Here's How to Raise a Confident Leader

It may not be the easiest thing to do now, but she'll thank you for it later. So will we.<p>A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being …

Self-improvement

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

The World’s Happiest Man Reveals The Secret To Happiness We Can All Learn A Lot From Him

Happiness might have a different meaning for different people but what's common between us all is that we're all in our own pursuit of happiness. But …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

8 Tips That Will Turn 'Overwhelmed' Into 'Satisfied'

Work should be challenging and satisfying. It should fire you up to accomplish as much as you can and give you that great feeling of having made a difference. Unfortunately, those feelings are too rare. Too many people feel overwhelmed and overloaded. They leave work each day feeling they didn’t …

Time Management

29 Of The Prettiest Ways To Keep Your Home Organized

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11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

Self-improvement

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Happiness

7 Habits That Will Help You Find Strength During Tough Times

There are many instances in life when we feel disconnected with our inner strength. An unexpected event, a loss of a friend or a loved one or even …

Self-help

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

The Best Vacation to Take at Every Stage of Your Relationship

Traveling together is one of the best ways to test your relationship. (<i>OMG if he takes one more selfie in front of a street sign, I will break up</i> …