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Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Montessori at home: 10 tasks young kids can totally do on their own

"Help me do it myself" is a common phrase we try to remember in Montessori.<p>Young children crave independence. They are driven to achieve it from …

Montessori

'What were her knickers like?': the truth about trying an open relationship

I was soon put to the test when Sam failed to meet me one night and went home with another woman<p>The first time my boyfriend, Sam, slept with someone else, I was intrigued. “What was it like?” I asked. He sighed: “Fine.” I had so many questions: where, who, what did she look like, but he refused to …

Relationships

Bill Gates Loves These 4 Learning Hacks

Bill Gates knows a thing or two about hacking.<p>When it comes to learning hacks, in particular, here are a few of his favorites.<p><b>Learning Hacks: An Overview</b><p>Put simply, learning hacks are a quick way to get great information in a short amount of time.<p>If you are – or want to be – a digital learner, …

Bill Gates

9 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers Lost to Suicide

May is Mental Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, and to advocate for better care and education on the issue. While …

Mental Disorders

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder? An Expert Explains What You Should Know About This Mental Illness

Have you ever thought about how you organize your sense of self? You might take it for granted that you’re one person — and your sense of self, the …

Mental Health

9 Things Productive People Do Before Noon

<i>This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>We can't all be morning people, but according to a recent study, you might extend your time …

Time Management

Summer Basil Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe - Health

Are you sick of the same sides you’ve seen at every cookout all season? This summer basil pesto pasta salad is here to change that. In just 25 …

Book clinic: which books distil the essence of fatherhood?

<b>Which books should we read to explore the essence of fatherhood?</b><i><br>Don, 30, book editor and literary translator, Wuhan, China</i><p><b>Author Sam Miller, whose book</b> <b>Fathers</b> <b>was published earlier this year, writes:</b> <br>I had a dream the other day. Of several fathers, bald and lame, thrown into a huge tureen over a …

Books

My daughter, the murderer: a mother's desperate journey through the mental health crisis

She was this beautiful young white woman, so people didn’t take her seriously when she was being violent Katie Horneshaw<p>Mary Pershall dared to hope. Her daughter, Anna, had agreed to go to rehab, to tackle her dependence on alcohol, synthetic cannabis and ice. In return, Mary had put aside her …

Mental Health

7 Things That Inevitably Happen to Your Personal Life When You Get Sober

This year, I celebrated five years sober. It’s been over six years since I first started seriously questioning my relationship with alcohol and …

10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

Zó werk je moeiteloos aan je personal brand deze zomer

Angèl Nijskens (33) is eigenaar van Nijskens Branding Agency dat professionals, ondernemers en publieke personen adviseert bij het bouwen en promoten …

4 things you should know if you want to be a Buddhist monk

Ever thought about leaving everything behind and become a Buddhist monk?<p>Have you, at some stage in your life, felt inspired by devoting yourself to …

6 Habits of The World’s Richest People Who Are Humbled, Wealthy, And Smart.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

The 4 types of people narcissists are attracted to, according to a psychotherapist

• <b>Narcissists are attracted to certain types of people.</b>• <b><br>Rather than weak, vulnerable people, they tend to go for the strong-willed and talented.</b>• <b><br>This is</b> …

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

<i>Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.</i>Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream …

Modern mindfulness is rooted in a racist history

Newspaper articles at the time warned of the “clash of civilizations” developing between “uncivilized” Asian and “civilized” White culture.<p>In January 1902, Reverend Clarence Edgar Rice warned Americans of a religion that “both in theory and practice…degrades women,” practices “crass brutality” …

9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Glossary of Narcissistic Abuse Terms and Definitions with Examples

All the Narcissistic Abuse recovery terms you need to know in order to protect yourself from Cluster B people and their Flying Monkey …

Three Parenting Tips From a Frenchman That Shaped My Life

I must admit I am not particularly fond of children, as I often find them rowdy, sticky and often sweaty. I traveled widely for my work. I have …

Shame Based Parenting: A Narcissist's Specialty | The Exhausted Woman

Victor’s therapist asked him the strangest question during his weekly session: “What do you obsess about the most?” He paused for a while to ponder …

These Occult Exorcists Say the Catholic Church Makes Demons Worse

If the person in need of an exorcism isn't a Christian, then why do you have to call a Catholic priest?<p>In April of this year, the Vatican held a week long conference to train priests in the rite of exorcism, claiming that there were half a million cases of demonic possession last year in Italy …

Statements Frequently Made by Abusers, Narcissists, or other such Psychopaths | The Recovery Expert

If you are involved in a relationship with someone who is abusive, then you have most likely experienced some of the following statements from your …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Replication

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

The Dangers of Putting Too Much Pressure on Kids

It's healthy to want to bring out the best in your child. But sometimes, parents put children under so much pressure to perform well that their …

Is a Sea Change Coming to Western Buddhism?

Zen teacher Barry Magid offered the following observation yesterday. It is a rich passage, a condensation of many trends growing and potentials …

Buddhism

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …