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A Magical Way To Make Children Focus (Without Any Rewards Or Punishment)

You find that your child loses focus easily at school. The teacher has told you that she loses concentration by the end of the lesson; and as the day …

20 Motivational Quotes From Some Of The Best Sports Stars To Awaken The Champion In You

Even though we all are capable of becoming champions, most of us don’t because we aren’t motivated enough in life. The following motivational quotes …

8 Parenting Tools to Get Your Kids to Listen

Do you want your kids to listen? Use the following parenting tools to encourage responsibility and cooperation in your children.

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How Starbucks Lifted A Young Homeless Man From The Streets To Success

“I carried a key in my pocket when I was homeless because I believed that one day I’d have my own place. Then I found Starbucks, and they became my family. Through Starbucks I was able to get my first apartment, and now I think what’s next in my evolution is to help others get the home of their …

Homelessness

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

6 Common Barriers to Happiness and Productivity for Men

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we think about productivity and efficiency, we often overlook a necessary precursor: Happiness. Not only are happy employees 12 percent more productive, depressed mood kills motivation, energy, and focus. For those of us …

Mental Health

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9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Henry Ford supposedly said, "If you think you can't -- you can't. If you think you can -- you can." While that statement usually applies to reaching our goals or persevering in spite of the odds, we seldom consider it in context with aging. Yet, growing research shows that our view of aging has a …

9 Ways To Create A Life You Admire

I meet a lot of brilliant women who are dedicated and talented in their professional careers. Sadly, when it comes to their personal lives, they find …

10 things you didn't expect in your pre-kid life

Source<p>When you become a parent there are a lot of <b>unexpected highs and lows</b>. From discovering the extent of pain you experience when stepping on Lego …

Store Tour

Welcome to where it all began<p>The first thing you notice about the original Starbucks®, located near the waterfront in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, …

10 Apps to Up Your Instagram Game

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> If you love Instagram as much as we do, you probably already have a set of go-to apps for all your photography needs (hello, <b>VSCO Cam</b>). …

This Is the Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

These Foods Will Determine How Successful You Are

Hint: the most successful people in the world don't get ahead by eating a cheeseburger and fries every day.<p><i>"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -</i><i>Virginia Woolf</i><p>Being successful is the culmination of many different types of efforts. There are the efforts to be …

Nutrition

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

personaldevelopment

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take …

Digital Health

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

16 Incredible Books You Definitely Shouldn’t Miss This Summer

Here are the books you'll want to have read come fall.

Media stocks slammed as pay TV bundle starts unravelling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel finally took a toll on major media companies.<p>Media stocks …

5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

A taste of the future in animation, motion capture, and 3-D printing, from five new papers published by Disney Research.<p>Leading up to this year’s Siggraph conference–the biggest event of the year in computer graphics and experimental UI–Disney Research comes with a collection of new papers that …

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The majority of people are neither introverts nor extroverts, but 'ambiverts'

There's a name for these introvert-extrovert hybrids: ambiverts. And as many as two-thirds of us fall into this category, some research suggests.<p>Extroversion and introversion lie on a spectrum. But while we mostly hear about the extremes, experts have recently taken an interest in those in the …

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …