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This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

Wellness

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with a fellow parent, when your kid unceremoniously interrupts the conversation because …

Parenting

Why Cats "Knead Dough," According to Science

There's actually a reason, we promise.<p>Most cat behavior is heartwarming and deeply confusing. Perhaps the most obvious example is something there’s …

Pets

Can You Hack Coral to Save It?

On September 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma drowned the Florida Keys with a five-foot storm surge and shredded houses with 130 mph winds, David Vaughan, a 65-year-old marine biologist, and Frank Slifka, a 67-year-old maintenance man, huddled inside the Elizabeth Moore Center for Coral Reef Research …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

personalgrowth

This Super-Simple Orange Cake has a Kooky, Genius Secret Ingredient

For all of us who can't get enough of juicy-sweet citrus season, there is a cake for us. I don't think we could make a brighter, moister, more deliciously-riddled-with-orange cake if we tried.<p>You might be thinking this is one of the genius breed of cakes made with whole citrus boiled for hours to …

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

How to say no to your kids without making them feel deprived

<i>Welcome to MarketWatch’s new weekly series, “Adventures in Frugality.” Our team of personal-finance writers will examine how you can save more money</i> …

Please don’t tell your kids they can’t dress as Moana this Halloween

Last year, Disney’s <i>Moana</i> told the story of a resourceful, brave, and quick-witted Polynesian princess from the fictionalisland of Motunui. The movie proved to be an instant hit, eventually grossing more than $643 million worldwide.<p>Now, thousands of girls want to be her—and that’s causing quite a …

Walt Disney Company

How I'm Teaching My Sons Consent In The Wake Of #MeToo

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault.<p>Your Facebook feed is a sea of it. Two words: Me too.<p>Sometimes they elaborate, like the girl I know who wrote, “Me …

Me Too movement

Why more women than ever are having affairs - and everything else I've learnt about infidelity

Esther Perel is explaining why, as a woman, putting sex on your “to-do” list isn’t just OK, but might save your marriage. “Honestly, it’s a wonderful idea,” the Belgian psychotherapist and bestselling author tells me, grave and glamorous in the study of her Manhattan apartment. “People are always …

Laundry

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Women's Health

There's an easy way to strengthen a struggling marriage — and too many people ignore it

I'd reached the point in the book where Finkel, who is a psychologist at Northwestern University and a professor at the Kellogg School of Management, talks about ways to strengthen a struggling marriage — temporarily or permanently. The bit that really got me was Finkel's simple directive to <b>ask</b> …

Northwestern University

Make a Better Chicken Stir-Fry with This Pro Tip

Let me introduce you to a chicken technique that has revolutionized how I stir-fry at home: velveting. This Chinese technique is most often used in …

A first-time author unwittingly exposed the house of cards beneath “bestseller” books

It’s been an awkward few days for America’s most powerful books ranking. On Aug. 24, the New York Times issued a rare correction to one of its bestseller lists, after a strange and still unexplained series of events that fall somewhere between scam and gaffe.<p>Last week, authors and booksellers in …

Books

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

The Brain

Ask Amy: My kid called my friend fat in front of everyone

<b>DEAR AMY:</b> Recently, while in a large social gathering, my young child pointed to a woman and teased, “You’re fat!”<p>I was mortified. My child was a …

Parenting

This dog lost her best cat friend, but then kittens came to the rescue

Flora and Dexter made an unlikely couple. At somewhere around 100 pounds, Flora the malamute towered over Dexter the cat.<p>The thing is, Flora didn’t …

Pets

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Tired of Scrabble? 5 board games to try next

Board games aren't just for rainy days anymore. Whether you just want to "unplug" or are feeling nostalgic for the <i>Chutes & Ladders</i> of your childhood, you can choose from hundreds of new board games. Here are five games to get you started:<p><b>If you like Monopoly, try Ticket to Ride</b><p>Everyone's favorite …

Does mom owe it to her two grown daughters to split visits equally?

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hello, Carolyn! I am newly retired from a long corporate career, and committing the next year of my life to travel and family. I have a daughter, married to a nice man and with two beautiful children, on the other side of the country. I have another daughter,</i> …

Trump’s Phony Populism Rests on One Big Lie

The confusion of corporate liberty with individual liberty is the missing explanation for the president’s appeal to the white working class.<p>Most …

Arctic Icescapes in Pictures

Key To Happiness Is Housekeepers And Takeout, Says Science

A new study suggests if want to be happier, we’ve got to spend money to save ourselves time<p>The American work ethic is intense. We pretty much never …

Personal Finance

This Shelter Dog's Reaction to Being Adopted Will Brighten Your Whole Day

Happy doesn't cover it.<p>When Benny was left alone at Carson Animal Care Center, a high-kill shelter in Gardena, California, he sat for weeks until a family adopted him into their home. The happy moment was captured in this video by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, so we can see the roller coaster of …

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable<p>In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even …

Self-improvement