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If You Want To Be A High Achiever, You Need To Adopt This Mindset

en_US<p>article<p>The high achiever will always accomplish their goals using a completion-centric planning …

20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the …

Self-help

Former CIA Counterterrorism Deputy Philip Mudd Slams 'Disgusting' Trump Speech

A former CIA counterterrorism deputy ripped into President Donald Trump on Tuesday for what he called a “disgusting” speech at the agency’s headquarters.<p>Trump used his speech Saturday in front of the Memorial Wall, where stars represent agents killed in action, to attack the media, boast of his …

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How to End Technology Distraction

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Startups (India)

Pakistani singer halts concert to save girl from harassment, earns praise

Pakistani singer Atif Aslam is going viral for all the right reasons.<p>The popular artiste who was performing in Karachi on Sunday stopped mid-song to …

Pakistan

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‘Digital heroin’ is killing your relationship with your kids

Kids are more likely to snuggle when adults are reading real books to them than when they are reading tablets.<p>This is the result of a new, albeit …

6 Ways to Improve Your Bedroom in 2017

Your bedroom is kind of like your sacred place right? Well, if it isn't, maybe it should be. Amongst all of your other goal setting this year, improving your bedroom should be on the list. As with all places, our environment has a huge effect on our mood and wellbeing and since you probably spend a …

Home Decorating

Study Finds The Tween Years Are The Most Stressful For Moms

Parenting a tween is more stressful for moms than having a newborn<p>When you have a baby, you’re inundated with advice and support from all corners, …

Research

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.<p>Just last night I was chatting with my babysitter about how much more complicated life is today for teenagers, with the prevalence of social media. When I was in high school and …

Social Media

Young People Who Use Multiple Social Media Platforms Are More Likely to Be Depressed

Researchers published an eye-opening analysis that shows just how much social media and depression are linked in young adults. The more social media …

Social Media

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

Mental Health

Eight “classic” teenage experiences that don’t translate to readers outside the US

Pep rallies and prom queens, nerd kings and emo girls. Band. Through movies and music, the American high school experience has been exported far and wide.<p>But when it comes to fiction from the United States, a leader in book production worldwide, there are some topics that simply don’t translate.<p>On …

10 Ways To Show Teenagers You Love Them

I've written about how to show kids you love them in quick little ways, and a reader requested that I write a piece about how to bond the same way with older kids or teens. The main idea is the same, you want to show your teenager that you prioritize your relationship, despite your (and their) busy …

Parenting

17 Movies So Freaky They'll Probably Make You Shit Yourself

"It's so surreal, horrifying, and uncomfortable."<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 Things I Wish I’d Known As A Teenager

My oldest, Tristan, is a preteen. It’s a horrible stage where I’m more of an embarrassment than anything. I’m not looking forward to his teen years, …

Relationships

These 3 apps can help you monitor your teens' activities online

Typical teens live on their phones nowadays — and often their parents don't have a clue what they're doing on them, who they're talking to, or what they're typing.<p>But three apps that you can download onto your kids' phones right now can change that, by enabling you to monitor not just your child's …

Apps

The 3-Ingredient Cookie Recipes That'll Help You Ace Holiday Baking

Holiday baking season is upon us and that means one thing: so many cookies. Between the shortbread, the thumbprints and the crinkles; the making, giving and receiving of cookies; this time of year we’re running on a constant sugar high.<p>It’s great, except for the fact that not all of us have the …

Dessert

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

Meditation

9 Academic Writing And Study Habits Used By Successful Students

Many students are discouraged to see that, no matter how hard they try, there is always someone with better grades. You may think this is due to a …

Pedagogy

This 22-Year-Old Draws The Most Brutally Honest Cartoons About Mental Health

It’s All Absolutely Fine is a collection of illustrations and essays by Ruby Elliot depicting her experiences with mental illness.<p>When Elliot was 17 she dropped out of school but managed to find solace in her love of drawing. "There was no external pressure or objective," she told BuzzFeed. "At the …

There's a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.

Describing teens as moody and angsty is an old cliche. That stage of life is loaded with drama and intense feelings. And it was ever thus—just go …

Depression

Your Standards Are Too Low If You Let Him Get Away With These 16 Bullshit Things

<b>1</b><b>. Ignoring your texts.</b> He’s not <i>that</i> busy or <i>that</i> forgetful. His phone is always on him. It’s not like he hasn’t seen your message. He knows it’s …

National Security Hands Nervous Over Accepting Gigs In Trump White House

To Trump or not to Trump?<p>WASHINGTON — An already shallow national security bench is getting thinner for the Trump White House as government workers and national security hands worry over possible blowback from accepting a job with the incoming administration.<p>“Normally you’d be attracting the best …

Donald Trump

This Viral Facebook Post Might Just Hold the Secret to Keeping Long-Term Relationships Exciting

One of the biggest clichés about long-term relationships is that they're exciting in the beginning—and then you have to work to "keep the spark alive," as they say. But that's not how blogger Dale Partridge approaches long-term monogamy, and his perspective is pretty cool. In a Facebook post with …

Planned Parenthood

Kids now have the right to sue the government over climate change

They're gonna need it<p>The next four years are not looking good for climate change. President-elect Donald Trump, who believes climate change is a hoax (it's not), is looking for ways to dismantle the groundbreaking Paris climate agreement and has appointed a climate change skeptic to head up the …

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Anti-Trump Protests Bring Thousands To Streets Around U.S.

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - Chanting “Not my president” and “love trumps hate,” thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump, who they say threatens their civil and human rights.<p>The biggest rallies were in New …

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