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Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Supermarket Employs Genius Idea To Help Soothe Kids With Autism

A local mom influenced the idea.<p>A Shop Rite in Pennsylvania has introduced a specialized checkout lane, and the change could benefit young people with autism.<p>On Sept.7, the supermarket, located in the town of Brookhaven, got rid of the candy display next to one of its registers and began offering …

4 Ways You Can Grow the Gift of Spiritual Discernment

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (MEV) says, <i>"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to everyone for the common good. To one is given by the Spirit the</i> …

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US set to import British beef and lamb for the first time in 20 years

British beef and lamb will back on the menu in the US by January after reaching a draft agreement with the UK, the Government will announce on Wednesday.<p>The <i>Daily Telegraph</i> can reveal that the US will once again import British red meats nearly two decades after they were deemed unfit for consumption …

Start Your Day Off Right, Avoid These Breakfast Foods

Breakfast may be considered the most important meal of the day however in order to achieve an effective and easy weight loss there are certain items …

How to Decorate for Cheap

Decorating can be expensive. And for those of us who love to switch up our decor on a regular basis it can be really expensive! Fortunately there are …

17 Amazing bathroom tile designs

Have you ever walked into a bathroom and wished you had that amazing tile design in your house or apartment? Well, then take a look at these next …

What Is American Cheese, Anyway?

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It happens every time I post a picture on Twitter or Instagram of a delicious cheeseburger—perfectly crusted ground beef (most likely cooked smashed-style) on a soft bun, layered with onions, lettuce, pickles...and …

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These Paintings Take a Fairytale Turn to a Forest Far, Far Away

Enter Andy Kehoe’s nymphic fantasy world.<p>Weaving dreamy landscapes with nymphic animals tucked away in forests, multi-media artist Andy Kehoe's latest collection of paintings titled <i>Fantastical Romanticism</i> at Jonathan LeVine Gallery spins the <i></i>Romanticism tradition. An image of a dark forest draws the …

Where to get the best sandwich in every U.S. state

There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not everybody feels that way when eating a sandwich, but one thing is for sure: we sure love sandwiches in the …

The Best Hotels in Every State 2015

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa offers guests a relaxing break on the Gulf Coast. The 550-acre property overlooking Mobile Bay is …

5 Travel Booking Secrets That Will Help You Score Cheaper Flights

You'll never book a flight the same way again.<p>Travel search engines are a dime a dozen. From snagging last-minute hotel rooms to skirting pricey airline fees by booking individual one-way tickets, it seems as if today's travel sites have it all figured out.<p>But if you put 100 percent of your trust …

The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel rooms in Dubai can be just as luxurious and beautiful as a traditional hotel. When you want an experience beyond cable TV and a warm shower, head to one …

An online museum dedicated to Prince has just launched

Prince’s relationship with the Internet was a famously fraught one. Despite being critical of its effects on the music industry, the late icon was characteristically ahead of the curve; setting up official websites, online stores, and download managers years before they became the norm. In fact, …

Eating America: A Coast-to-Coast Culinary Road Trip With Jane and Michael Stern

When we released the first edition of our guidebook <i>Roadfood</i>, back in 1977, food oracles and academic fusspots had been lamenting the fact that American food had gone downhill; that it was getting too homogenized, too corporate, and too bland. Our response had been to set out in our car to find …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

7 Ways To Up Your Tech Game in Your Home

You’re connected to technology 24/7 in some way or another, especially at home. It makes perfect sense that your house should be connected as well. …

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London vacations are dirt cheap. Thanks Brexit!

Always fancied a London holiday? Now is the time to do it.<p>The pound has collapsed 14% against the dollar and 11% against the euro since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. One pound was $1.50 on June 23, the day of the referendum. Now it's less than $1.29. That's the cheapest in 31 …

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13 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

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Writer highlights Route 66 safe havens for black travelers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was called the "Mother Road," a vital highway bridging Chicago and Los Angeles through the Southwest amid diners and neon-lit motels. For many, Route 66 represented freedom and unlimited possibilities in 20th century United States.<p>Black travelers for decades, however, …

Charleston really is greatest city on Earth

Charleston is on top of the world.<p>For the first time ever, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted the Holy City No. 1 on the planet in the …

Meet the husbands who fly first class – while their wives travel in economy

It’s enough to make feminists’ blood boil. Or anyone’s for that matter.<p>But for some married couples, it’s perfectly normal for husbands to travel in first or business class, while their wives are relegated to economy.<p>“John finds economy unbearable,” economy-class wife Michelle Sedgemore told …

Authorities are trying to reduce pollution in the capital but confused policy-making and rising car ownership are reducing the city to poisonous gridlock<p>Every morning, Adriana Carlos leaves her home on the southern fringes of Mexico City at 7am for what should be a manageable journey to her office …

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