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Want Smart, Happy Kids? Science Says You Should Do the Opposite of What You're Doing | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your kids to have a better life than you.<p>Of course you do.<p>You need them to be more intelligent than you, especially as you've made some dubious personal and financial decisions and you …

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

Leaked documents show Amazon is making a big play to bypass UPS and FedEx

On Tuesday, Bloomberg described internal documents from 2013 that laid out Amazon's plan to build up a global delivery network.<p>The project, internally called Dragon Boat, is intended to launch a new business called Global Supply Chain by Amazon as soon as this year, and would compete directly with …

3 To 4 Million People In The Americas Could Become Infected With Zika In The Next Year

The explosive spread of Zika virus, and associated severe birth defect reports, has triggered an emergency international public health summit.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO) will call an emergency meeting on Monday to address Zika virus, citing public alarm over severe birth defects in Brazil …

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health

The best ski destinations in North America

It's that time of year again! Time to unpack those dusty ski boots from the closet and hit the slopes.<p>With amazing skiing destinations around the world, there are many mountains to flock too, but for those who want to stay (somewhat) close to home, or those traveling to North America for the …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Why Are American Women Dying in Childbirth?

You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States.<p>I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter across the kitchen floor, up the walls and the refrigerator, leaving tiny bloodlike rivulets.<p>As …

6 Superfoods Your Grandmother Ate -- That You Should Too

Back in her day, Grandma probably had no idea what "eating clean" was. And even if you tried explaining it to her, she'd probably say she didn't give a hoot. Still, her diet wasn't all Salisbury steak and Jell-O salad. Your granny and her gang ate plenty of foods that were actually really healthy, …

How to Instantly Relieve Anxiety

Things have been a little rough for me lately, I’ve faced some stress with some personal family stuff, work stuff and relationship stuff, and though …

Mental Health

The top 3 booty-blasting exercises to get your glutes in shape fast

As the largest muscle in your body, your glutes can really pay the price of sitting too long. And if your eating habits are less than great, you may find yourself unable to fit in your favorite pair of pants soon enough. But don't blame the dry cleaners. In reality, you know it’s time to get moving.<p>…

The Real Reason I Keep Having Kids

In the last five years, I've given birth to three beautiful children -- and every time, as I walked into the delivery room, I was absolutely certain that one would be my last.<p>What happened?<p>Somewhere between "Holy crap, I'll never do this again" and "Wouldn't it be fun to have one more?", I lost my …

Scientists finally think they know what killed 211,000 of these antelope in May

Native to the grassy steppes of Kazakhstan and nearby regions, populations of the critically endangered species have suffered one catastrophic loss after the next over the past 15 years.<p>And now, a mass die-off in the spring of 2015 seems to have killed off about half the species, according to The …

Wildlife

Tahoe ski resorts prepare to open after snow falls in Sierra

Lake Tahoe ski resorts were set to open in coming days, kicking off of what many hope is a booming winter after the first significant snow of the season dumped more than a foot Monday in parts of the Sierra.<p>Skiers and snowboarders will get their first crack at the powder on Wednesday when the Mt. …

6 Ways to Keep Your Woman Happy!

I like to say that I am an astute observer of healthy relationships. My mom and dad have been married for 48 years. My sister married her high school sweetheart and they are in their 21st year of marriage. I married my middle school sweetheart, and we've been married for 23 years. I'm surrounded by …

50 priceless gifts your children will treasure for life (that don’t cost a cent)

What are the best gifts to give your children?<p>The latest smartphone? A new laptop? A fun vacation?<p>There’s nothing wrong with giving children material …

This Mindfulness Practice Will Give You The Best Sex Of Your Life

Having great sex is the rule for me, not an exception. So, recently, when I had the most unbelievable sex of my life, my breath was taken away for …

20 Health Mistakes to Stop Making Before You Turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now’s the time to hit the refresh button.<p>“When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you have forever”—or so …

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Won't Stop Flirting With My Man

There are a lot of single men around you, yet you decide to set your eyes on a man who’s already in a serious and committed relationship–with me.<p>You …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

Yoga

‘Eternal summer’ of artificial light and central heating could be harmful to health

Genes which should change throughout the year are being silenced by modern living, scientists warn<p>The ‘eternal summer’ provided by central heating and artificial lighting could be damaging our immune systems and leaving people open to illness and early death, scientists have warned.<p>Humans, like all …

Photographer captures haunting images of Syria's lost children

Syria is disappearing. At least 4 million people have fled the country during the years-long conflict — and the future is bleak: More than one …

Middle East

Child Refugee Crisis: 3 Things to Know About Children on the Run

1. The Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe Is Spiraling Out of Control<p>It's wreaking havoc in countries such as Greece, Hungary, Macedonia and others …

Why So Many Syrian Children Are Making The Trek To Europe Alone

“I wake up and I don’t hear any bombs,” said one teenager who took the perilous journey from Damascus to Berlin by himself.<p>BERLIN — Oday was 16 when he made the plan to save his family.<p>The teenager was living with his parents and two sisters in a war-torn suburb of Damascus, where each trip out of …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

Pregnancy at 20, 30, 40

Your body, your emotional self, and risks to your baby with a pregnancy at 20, 30 and after 40.<p>Shutterstock<p>Most experts would say there's no one …

Why Do Addicts Seek Out Thailand’s ‘Vomit Temple’ for Rehab?

A secluded monastery in Thailand offers free drug rehabilitation, starting with a vomit detox.<p>In America, the widely unregulated industry of treating …

Bad Habits That Give You Belly Fat

We develop habits because they save us time and energy (you don’t have to think about whether to make coffee in the morning, you just do it), and …

The Parenting Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

If you are — or recently were — the parent of a toddler, you know that there is no such thing as a lazy weekend afternoon. There is no lounging on the couch with a good book while in the company of your child. There are no marathons of your favorite show on Netflix. Instead there is playtime with …

Parenting