Category Archives: General Topics

Articles about general topics for children and parents.

Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

What do the happiest people on earth have in common? Recently, researchers analyzed the common characteristics of the people who call themselves very, very happy with their lives, and who tend to live long. Here is what they found:

1. Relationships

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A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

Young boy reading a bookResearch has consistently found that reading habit is the one common characteristic among high achievers, both in school, and later on in life. Warren Buffet was asked once about the reason for his success. Continue reading A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac

The bitter truth about painkillersNo one likes pain. We want to get rid of the occasional headache, the backache, and the neck pain as soon as possible so that we can get on with our lives. Therefore, we reach out for the white pills on your shelf. However, how safe are they? Continue reading The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac

20 awesome Halloween costume DIY ideas for kids

20 awesome Halloween costume DIY ideas for kids

Time for trick-or-treating?

Halloween traditionally falls on 31 October, on the eve of the All Hallow’s Day, a Western Christian Observance. It is the time of the year in the Christian calendar when martyrs, saints (hallows) and all the faithful departed are remembered. Continue reading 20 awesome Halloween costume DIY ideas for kids

Make money from home: 6 legitimate work-from-home job opportunities

lady working from homeIn today’s wired and networked society, the face of employment is fast changing. Gone are the days when the word ‘job’ brings to mind a 9-5 shift in an office cubicle. With the immense range of connectivity offered by the internet, many people are turning to online jobs that they can do from home. Continue reading Make money from home: 6 legitimate work-from-home job opportunities

Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

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Some parents, like helicopters, hover over their children, supervising and overseeing their life. The term ‘helicopter parent’ (also called a ‘cosseting parent’ or a ‘cosseter’) refers to a parent who is extremely and closely attentive to a child’s problems and experiences, particularly at school and college. Continue reading Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

Lessons we can learn from a butterfly

butterfly and cocoonLife is about continuous learning. We can learn from all creatures big and small in the universe.

The butterfly has long been recognized as a symbol for transformation, which is defined as a thorough change in the form of appearance or character, usually for the better. Continue reading Lessons we can learn from a butterfly

How long will you live? Take this simple test to predict longevity

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We are all interested in knowing how long we will live. Of course, accidents and illnesses can happen anytime, but barring all those unexpected events, well, how many years are you going to live? Continue reading How long will you live? Take this simple test to predict longevity

Can your child be a genius?

Can your child be a genius
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Yes, you read it right. The question is, ‘can your child be a genius?’

The simple answer to this question is ‘yes’.

The 21st century discoveries about the human brain and its functioning have revealed the astounding fact that human abilities are not fixed at birth. Continue reading Can your child be a genius?