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The Best Way to Wipe Your Butt, According to the Experts

Curtis Asbury, MD sees it all the time. A patient comes in with blotchy, red, irritated rectum and insists they’re not doing anything unusual. …

Pets

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story.<p>I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is …

Parenting

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

I raised my American children in Berlin — and I was floored by the differences between parenting in the US and Germany

<i><br>The following is an excerpt from "Actung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children":</i><p>One winter afternoon in Berlin, I was having lunch with a Canadian friend when I saw a woman with a stroller and an older couple approach the restaurant. The woman rolled the stroller …

Want to Wake Up Deliriously Happy to Go to Work? Do These 3 Things Now

You don't have to settle for just liking your job.<p>How many of us sit at our desks, at a coffee shop, or in an office on autopilot, plugging away at daily tasks that feel less like the stimulating routine we envisioned and more like a daily grind?<p>For most of us, work equates to just that, work. It's …

challenged

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

Saying No To Children | CloudMom

How to Trick Toddlers Into Thinking They Got Their Way

Giving a toddler a little agency allows them to tap into their inherent egocentrism and pride.<p>The difference between a fun trip around town with a …

Parenting

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

9 Fun Activities to Get Your Kids Excited About Science

Full STEAM ahead! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, that is. You’ve heard of STEM: This is kind of like STEM’s cooler cousin who’s totally into the artsy scene. These activities are science-y, packed with math, <i>and</i> completely crafty. Your mini maker can tinker, explore, and create, …

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

5 of the Most Inspirational Poems to Restore Your Mental Grit and Courage

These outstanding verses offer a pick-me-up that's better than a million cups of coffee.<p>It's okay.<p>No, really. It's okay if you're not feeling 100 percent today. Nobody feels like they can conquer the Orcs of life or Tom Brady their career to the end goal all the time. But you know what's not okay? …

Literature

20 Things My Dad Wishes Someone Had Told Him in His 20s

Your 20s is a constant battle between thinking you have it all figured out and life giving you a harsh reality check. It's a period of trial and error, but it can also be one of the most fun decades. Much of my life knowledge is from my dad, who's filled with never-ending lessons. Though he's …

4 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain to Perform at Your Peak

No matter what your goals are, your mental game is the key to success.<p>While most quarterbacks would have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in the second half of the Super Bowl. As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best …

Lebron James

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

A Zen Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies to Improve Your Personal Relationships

<i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>Mindfulness is all about being aware of your surroundings and …

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

This Simple Change Will Make You Happier and More Successful. It May Even Help You Live Longer

Business publications rarely talk about it. But this one thing can make all the difference.<p>You may think you have everything you need to start a successful business or build a successful career: Startup money, industry contacts, a great product, a clear vision of where you want to go, and the drive …

Entrepreneurship

Butterfly Knife Tricks | Stoned Mode

Guide to 2016 holiday TV specials

‘Tis the season for an abundance of televised holiday cheer! The holidays are the prefect time to kick back and binge watch. Maybe you use the …

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

Productivity

9 Brain Exercises to Keep You Productive and Happy

Feeling gloomy or burned out? These mental exercises can help you stay focused.<p>Originally published by <b>Gretchen Rubin</b> on LinkedIn: Try These Surprising and Intriguing Brain Exercises<p>Dorothea Brande was an American writer and editor, well known for her books <i>Wake Up and Live</i> and <i>Becoming a Writer</i> (a …

Happiness

Here's why you shouldn’t want to always be happy

Since then, thousands of studies and hundreds of books have been published with the goal of increasing well-being and helping people lead more satisfying lives.<p>So why aren't we happier? Why have self-reported measures of happiness stayed stagnant for over 40 years?<p>Perversely, such efforts to …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word

What you're unintentionally telling people about yourself might shock you.<p>I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for …

Body Language

7 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Don’t Become Successful

For the longest time, I believed that if smart people worked hard and grew up in a reasonably nurturing environment, success would come eventually.<p>I …

Self-improvement

How to Trick Your Brain Into Conquering Fear, According to This Top Harvard Professor

Fear can sideline a person's dream of professional success. Tweak your body language and boost your authentic presence to feel more confident.<p>Social psychologist, Harvard Professor, author and public speaker Amy Cuddy delivered a phenomenally popular TED Talk in 2012, sharing how clear, nonverbal …

Body Language

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

3 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive

We've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.<p>The …

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

Anthropology