Stefanie Carlson

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The 11 Best Places for Free Typing Lessons for Kids and Adults

Free Typing Lessons for Kids and Adults<p>The 11 Best Free Keyboarding Lessons Online<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>These free typing lessons will help you …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Stanford University

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

When your kids balk, science is on your side.<p>Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.<p>It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a …

96% of people fail when they try to better themselves — here are 3 ways to make sure you don't

The data from those polls was pretty shocking — 96% of their personal development efforts completely failed.<p>There's a joke that goes, "I'm opening a gym called Resolutions. It will have exercise equipment in it for the first two weeks and then it turns into a bar for the remainder of the year."<p>It's …

Strength, Coordination, and Power With Kettlebells

<b>Welcome to kettlebell workouts with coach Dini Leopoldo.</b> There are two workouts each week which can be done on any two non-consecutive days you have …

'Bouncy Bands' Go Viral After Teacher Sees Positive Effect In Classroom

Bouncing helps kids study…no, really<p>Kids. They have what most doctors like to call, “a butt-ton of energy.” (Seriously, ask any doctor. They’ll …

10 of the best day beds

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

Apps

This is how you should actually be foam rolling post-workout

It’s small, portable, a little painful, and <i>very</i> popular among trainers. Nope, this isn’t some newfangled, ahem, personal device—instead, it’s Rove, a …

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Microsoft adds new cloud-based tools and machine learning features to Office apps

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that it was updating a host of its Office 365 applications with cloud-based intelligent services that it says will …

Machine Learning

How Focusing On Your Mind And Body Can Be The Best Antidepressant

Two years ago, it made sense, to put it lightly, for me to go on antidepressants. I was in a rut, a miserable hole of self-loathing darkness with a sprinkling of social anxiety, and so my therapist suggested Wellbutrin. It helped; it gave me just enough energy to face the days I didn’t want to face …

Stack ‘em high! When it comes to the Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Slingback Pumps, truth is one is never enough

Stack ‘em high! When it comes to the Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Slingback Pumps, truth is one is never enough.<p>Photo by Romer Pedron

8 Trends Shaping Modern Product Management

A brief post to list eight trends that are shaping modern product management. This is based on my personal observations. Your observations may</b> …

Meet the 8 young guns of Houston barbecue

Katy native Josh Scott went straight into the food-service industry after high school, working at local Pappadeaux restaurants, then at Tony's in …

Kacey Musgraves and Lucchese Make Beautiful Boots Together

Is there anything Kacey Musgraves can't do? The Texas-raised alt-country singer has turned her life experience into fodder for two critically …

Best Places to Work 2015

When Patrick Jankowski, VP of research at the Greater Houston Partnership, thinks back to H-Town in the ’80s, he always thinks of the movie <i>9 to 5</i>, …

Jewelry Designer Rebecca Lankford Debuts a Studio Shop

Standing inside jewelry designer Rebecca Lankford's showroom and studio, it occasionally sounds like someone is doing construction upstairs on the …

Purpose at Work: It Comes From Within

Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs "purposeful."<p>Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose. Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to …

Employee Engagement

12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>Make life easy on yourself this …

Recipes

The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2015

Autumn is an excellent time to find new workout music.<p><i>Flickr: Alexandra E. Rust</i><p>Autumn is an excellent time to find new workout music. In the summer, Top 40 artists are all over the radio, competing for the season's biggest song. In winter, the year's biggest albums flood the market and compete for …

Top 10

How Making Time for Books Made Me Feel Less Busy

Six months ago, I found myself drowning in a flood of easy information. The internet—and all the lovely things on it, things like Wikipedia, Twitter, podcasts, the New Yorker, email, TED Talks, Facebook, Youtube, Buzzfeed occasionally, and yes, even the Harvard Business Review—provide unlimited …

The Weird Rules Governing What We Download

It had been a great day: dinner with friends, raucous stories, cold beer, lots of laughter. And now, a movie to cap it all off—some new, Oscar-buzzworthy flick. There’s no Blockbuster in my town (what few brick-and-mortar video stores remain feel like stubborn holdouts from an era past). For better …

To Improve Your Focus, Notice How You Lose It

We’ve all been there. You try to focus on a task and soon you’re looking out the window, wondering about dinner, analyzing your golf game, fantasizing about your lover. How did your mind end up in Cancun, when you were supposed to be thinking about first-quarter strategy?<p>The normal act of …

What a Great Digital Customer Experience Actually Looks Like

Customer experience has been defined as the quality of all of a consumer’s encounters with a company’s products, services, and brand. While a strong customer experience has been shown to produce significant results—more customers, more sales, and more loyalty—many companies still struggle to …

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …

What America’s Best BBQ Joint Can Teach You About Pricing

Aaron Franklin, proprietor of the Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, has been lauded for his pit master skills, specifically in smoking beef brisket. <i>Bon Appetit</i> anointed his fare the best barbecue in America, and he was awarded Best Chef: Southwest by the James Beard Foundation. Barbecue lovers …

7 Long-Term Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful People

Most employees are happiest doing rote work, but highly successful people aren’t most employees.<p>One thing uniting the most high-power leaders with the lowest-level workers is time: Day in and day out, we all have the same amount of it. Where the variation comes in is how we use it. Some of the most …