A child psychologist argues punishment is a waste of time when trying to eliminate problem behavior. Try this instead. Say you have a problem child. If it’s a toddler, maybe he smacks his siblings. Or she refuses to put on her shoes as the clock ticks down to your morning meeting at work.
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Microsoft Word and Outlook have long featured the ability to view “readability” statistics for what you’re writing, so you know how simple or complex you’re writing is. This can help ensure your writing is readable enough for your intended audience.
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Philips Hue is a really cool Wi-Fi-enabled lighting system that allows you to turn on and off your lights right from your smartphone (or from other smarthome-controlling devices, like the Amazon Echo). Here’s how to set up your first batch of bulbs.
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Complaining to a company can be a good way to get free stuff as compensation. But who wants free stuff from a company they don’t like? Try writing a letter to the companies you do like instead.
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PowerPoint lets you put presentations together in a snap, but your slide shows can be dull and boring if you only know the basics. It’s time to learn how to customize templates, add animations and slide transitions, make slide notes, and more.
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Buying your first home comes with quite a few surprises. While most buyers are prepared to sign up for homeowner’s insurance, they often overestimate their coverage.
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Hard water will leave your dishes looking foggy and dirty no matter how good your dish soap and rinsing agent is. Adding a little citric acid to your dishwasher loads can help. It’s frustrating to remove clean dishes from the dishwasher that don’t look clean.
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If you want to boost your professional value and build a better career, you’ll want to diversify and hone your skills. Personal finance writer David Carlson suggests periodically searching job postings to learn which skills are in demand.
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Many parents dole out punishment when their children do something bad, but Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, says that even gentle punishments like time outs don’t work.
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Microsoft Outlook is the de facto email and calendaring client in most offices—and it can help manage your tasks and notes as well.
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