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

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Find Your Purpose.

We were not designed to live a life of monotony. We have always been told that we should spend each day on earth to the fullest, but with the way …

Multiple Intelligences -- Assessment

Now that you can see these eight different types of intelligence, you can begin to adjust your teaching/tutoring methods to match your learner's (or …

The 5 Secrets Of People Whose Homes Are Always Clean

We all have that friend: every time you go to her house, everything is in its place, the counters are shining, and the toilet doesn't have that pink ring around the bowl.<p>I used to think that these kinds of people were like Monica from <i>Friends</i>: genetically wired to love cleaning. I assumed that they …

Cleaning

The Practical Life Skills Kids Should Learn at Every Age

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults, like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook …

Remember the FANBOYS Rule for Proper Comma Usage

Commas are the most misused punctuation mark. Leaving a comma out or putting it in the wrong place can cause confusion, but you can avoid comma …

My Great Sleep Hygiene Experiment

A smattering of substances I’ve tried to improve my sleep.<p>I've never been a great sleeper. When people brag about how they've slept "like a baby," I get incredibly jealous of them, and also of the baby. I've tried many methods to improve my sleep, but whether it was a herbal remedy, a glass of red …

How to Make a Perfect Frittata: Rules to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid

A custardy, perfectly-cooked frittata is easier to cook than you think—just don't make these mistakes.<p>A well-made frittata is one of the world's most perfect foods. It's cheap, quick-cooking, and an efficient vehicle for leftovers—not to mention equally delicious at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. …

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet

The scientists who made headlines this week by announcing evidence for a new planet in our solar system are basing the claim entirely on a …

15 Dreamy Things You Didn't Realize Your Bedroom Needed

These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.<p>These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.

Interior Design

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondents reveal all

Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin of a country. But where do they go when they want to get away from it all? Here, well-travelled journalists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes<p>At first I felt critical of the many Africans I spoke to who had never heard of São Tomé e Principe. …

Africa

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

New York City

Gardens: grow a mini grove | James Wong

Only got room for one fruit tree? Try this clever trick and you’ll be spoilt for choice…<p>As an urban gardener with a tiny plot to play with, poring over the fruit tree sections of the gardening catalogues can verge on heartbreaking. But if you long to fit more in than the textbooks recommend, a …

12 Secrets Of Women With Great Skin

We asked radiant grandmothers around the country for their best advice to keep skin glowing and wrinkle-free.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p><b>#1 Wash your face daily</b><p>Washing your face every night removes dirt and oil, and hydrates your skin. It’s the one thing that every one of the radiant grandmothers we spoke to had …

Most Popular Solid Wood Garden Furniture

Types of <b>Solid Wood Garden Furniture</b> range from those with high backs to versions with low backrests.<p>Unique Antique Reclaimed Teak Old Wheel Dining …

The Best Method for Evicting Pesky Squirrels from Your Attic

Squirrels can live almost anywhere, but they often prefer the cozy warmth of your attic. Here’s the most effective (and humane) method for removing …

Procrastination is an Opportunity to Become a Better Person

Procrastination is one of the things I have found really easy to help clients overcome. Perhaps this is because I was once a chronic procrastinator — …

5 Note Taking Platforms That Could Change Your Life

Work moves impossibly fast these days.<p>You're a creative professional: You open up your browser to find a quick stat or nugget of information, and all of a sudden the juices of your brain are flowing and you're opening tabs left and right. Before you know it, said tabs become impressively small in …

Note-Taking

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Budgeting

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

“More is better.” From the number of gigs in a cellular data plan to the horsepower in a pickup truck, this mantra is ubiquitous in American culture. …

Fear you're losing your marbles? Try these memory tricks - CNN.com

You can't find your glasses (they're on your head), you forgot the morning staff meeting (it was an hour ago), and the kids are safely at school (but their lunches are still on the kitchen counter). Oh well, when you're crazy-busy, exhausted, or valiantly multitasking from morning till night, …

How Successful People Stay Calm

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has …

9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won't Do

9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won’t Do<p><b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>My last article, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. It …

Cognitive Re-Structuring (aka Replace False Beliefs with Truth!)