Six Of The Worst Mistakes You Can Make While Talking To Children

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 While it might seem easy to get along with children, it’s not always as simple as it sounds. Sure, you might be on the same page but kids are very different from adults for a reason.

Being a mother or a father is not an easy task. Some days you’re going to feel like you’re doing a great job while others you’re going to feel like you’re messing up every step of the way. Below I am going to go over some of the mistakes a lot of parents make when it comes to talking with their kids. These are things we need to be aware of so that we can better ourselves and the relationships we have with our children.

When Talking To Kids Here Are Some Of The Worst Mistakes You Can Make:

1. We try to use guilt to get them to do what we want.

As a parent, it’s really easy to guilt and shame your kids into giving into you but you shouldn’t be doing that. You don’t like when people do that to you, do you? It takes a toll on you even now, imagine what kind of a toll it takes on your kids.

2. We don’t actually listen to what they’re saying in return.

When our kids are engaging with us, we should listen to them just as they are listening to us. Sure, there are limits to this but hearing them out is crucial for their own development. This helps them learn how to stand up for themselves as well as speak out in general.

3. We nag them over and over again.

I know, it might not be something you want to do but as a parent, nagging becomes part of your routine, doesn’t it? If something isn’t happening that you already told your kid to do you need to make some changes. You should not be repeating yourself over and over again. Ask yourself internally whether you’re being too demanding or if your kid isn’t listening to you, once you have an answer move forth from there.

4. We talk too much.

We might not realise it but kids can’t process things the way we adults can. They can only take in so much at one time. Inch them into things that might seem overwhelming. This will make a huge difference in how things play out.

5. We forget to appreciate their efforts.

While it might not always seem like it the efforts your kids put forth are important. Don’t dismiss them because they didn’t get an A even though they tried their best. Show them you’re proud of that B plus since it was the best they could do and help them improve.

6. We dismiss their emotions because we are more able to regulate our own.

Just because we think what our kids are feeling is silly because we can regulate better than they can does not mean their emotions are not valid. The things your kids feel are valid and you should be helping them through them not forcing them to ignore how they’re feeling as a whole. This in itself can be a recipe for disaster if you keep doing it for too long.

Nostradamus Predictions For 2022 – Asteroid Strike, Inflation, Starvation, And Cannibalism

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Nostradamus was a French plague doctor, astrologer, and philosopher. In 1555, he wrote a book called “Les Prophéties” which is a book of predictions for ages to come.

Many of the predictions made have come true, but not all of them. With that being said, life is full of exciting unpredictabilities, so seeing the future is not a perfect art, but it’s still fascinating to be able to look at how the predictions truly do tie into modern life. Some of these already are starting to transpire now, but haven’t fully happened, and you will see what I mean below.

1. The death of a world leader.

Many interpretations of his predictions indicate that Kim Jong Un, or another world leader, could die within the next year. There are different interpretations of who it will be, but the quote reads as follows, “The sudden death of the first character, he will be changed, and they will put another in his kingdom.”

2. The rise of Artificial Intelligence.

Over the past few years, technology has evolved at an alarming rate, leading to much controversy as to the possible devastating effects this could cause. Many prophesies from Nostradamus indicate that if artificial intelligence were to gain enough ‘awareness’ it could end up seizing our entire string of networks.

3. The fall of the European Union.

“Sacred temples of the Roman time, will reject the foundations of their foundation.” Many people believe it started with Brexit and will lead to war, and then the downfall of the European Union.

4. Global warming.

“Like the sun, the head will seal the shining sea. The live fish of the Black Sea will almost boil”. Some interpretations read this as a major solar storm that could liquify Earth’s poles, causing our sea levels to rise. Other similar predictions, like earthquakes, flooding, and water shortages tie into this one.

5. Invasion of France.

“Blue-head shall white-head harm in such degree, As France’s good to both shall e’er amount.” While this is pretty vague, some interpret this as a reference to World War III, a possible French takeover, and wars that tie into the downfall of the European Union.

6. Inflation, starvation, and cannibalism.

“No abbots, monks, no novices to learn

Honey shall cost far more than candle-wax”

“So high the price of wheat,

That man is stirred

His fellow man to eat in his despair”

This particular prophecy made my skin crawl, especially after a year of food shortages, supply chain shortages, and other indications of food shortages in general. We can only hope this one does not ring true.

7. Asteroid strike

In 1555, Nostradamus also appears to have predicted that the Earth will be struck by an asteroid, resulting in mass death.

The astronomer’s prophecies are vague as to when this claimed ‘celestial stone’ strike will occur, but he did write that a ‘great fire’ would fall from the sky.

This is the ultimate snack food — and it's better for you than you think

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We all may be full of holiday cheer, but we're also full of holiday meals. When the indulgences of the season start to catch up with us, it's time to ditch the usual dinner for something a little more whimsical: a snack night.

When you're snacking for dinner, popcorn can't be beat. It's an ideal "main course" because it's more filling than other snack foods and doesn't rely on a fryer for flavor. It also can be made from scratch in minutes with no special equipment other than a large pot, and you can flavor it any which way you want.
It's not necessary to save popcorn night for a special occasion, either. While you can certainly pair popcorn with a movie-watching evening, there is no law against making popcorn for dinner whenever the moment feels right. Don't fight the feeling.

It's a snack that really fills you up

    Popcorn is an unprocessed whole grain: In fact, it's the combination of a starchy core inside a fibrous outer hull that makes popcorn pop. It's also high in fiber, containing nearly 4 grams per 4-cup serving, and contains a significant amount of polyphenols that can help lower blood sugar levels and help digestion. 

    In addition, "popcorn is a filling snack due to the volume it takes up in your stomach, which keeps us from over-snacking," said registered dietitian nutritionist Julien Chamoun of RD Nutrition Counseling in New Jersey. Popcorn has been shown to be more satiating than potato chips, meaning you'll feel fuller after eating it.

    Karachi teenagers shoot dead elderly man for TikTok fame

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    Police have apprehended two teenage students for allegedly shooting dead an elderly citizen in Karachi’s Malir for a TikTok video.

    A man, identified as Qamar Raza, was killed near Ghazi Chowk in Jafar-e-Tayyar Society six days back.

    The Malir SSP said that the police have arrested two students, both aged 14, in the murder case. The teenagers shot the man dead just to make a video for TikTok, he revealed.

    CCTV footage of the bizarre incident shows four youngsters on two motorcycles. Suspect Fazil Ali fired at Qamar Raza, the police said.

    The murder weapon and a motorcycle have been recovered from the detained teenagers. The weapon has been sent to a lab for a forensic examination, the SSP said.

    He said the suspects during investigation provided information about their two on-the-run friends and raids are being conducted to arrest them as well.

    Facebook Let Tech Giants Read Private Messages: NYT

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     Facebook gave major tech giants more access to users' personal data than it previously disclosed without users' permission, according to a bombshell report from The New York Times.

    The Times reports that Facebook granted major tech companies such as AmazonNetflix and Spotifydata access to users' friends lists and private messages without user consent in an attempt to grow its user base and drive more advertising dollars.

    The Times cited more than 270 pages of Facebook documents used to track partnerships, reporting that a number of companies – also including Microsoft and Yahoo – were not subject to typical privacy controls. In exchange, Facebook used contact lists from its partners to learn more about people's relationships and suggest more connections, according to the report published Tuesday.

    "The deals, the oldest of which date to 2010, were all active in 2017," The Times reported. "Some were still in effect this year."

    Under the deal, The Times said Microsoft's Bing search engine could "see the names of virtually all Facebook users' friends without consent." Other partners had the ability to read, write or delete users' private messages, the Times reports.

    Spotify and Netflix said they were unaware of such access in statements to The Times, and The Royal Bank of Canada, another named partner, "disputed that the bank had any access," according to the report.

    Later Tuesday, Facebook denied giving wider access to its data without first obtaining users' permission.

    Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook's director of developer platforms and programs, issued a statement, saying: "To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission, nor did they violate our 2012 settlement with the FTC."

    Papamiltiadis said the company has "been public" about the features and partnerships because it wanted people to use them. Both were "discussed, reviewed, and scrutinized by a wide variety of journalists and privacy advocates," he said.

    Papamilitiadis noted that most of the features no longer exist, but said Facebook recognizes "that we've needed tighter management over how partners and developers can access information using our APIs."

    Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace These 5 Simple Rules

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    Here are 10 rules of emotional intelligence that will help you start making emotions work for you, instead of against you.

    1. The 25/5 Rule

    According to ancient legend, billionaire Warren Buffett's personal pilot was once discussing career priorities with his boss when Buffett taught him a simple lesson. 

    According to the legend, Buffet told his pilot to first make a list of his top 25 career goals, and then, to circle the top five goals. To remain focused on accomplishing goals one through five, the pilot would need to keep away from the other goals.

    2. Writing in reverse

    Writing in reverse is simple: You have to reverse your role as the writer (of an email, a report, a landing page, etc.) with the role of the recipient (your audience). This is helpful because it keeps you from:

    • writing from an overly emotional perspective,
    • writing too much, or
    • writing things that won't help your cause, and which the recipient doesn't care about

    Writing in reverse is also emotionally intelligent--because it helps you develop your empathy muscle.

    3. The golden question

    The golden question is actually five questions in one. When you need to make a decision but you feel your emotions taking over, ask yourself:

    How will I feel about this in:

    • a day
    • a week?
    • a month?
    • a year?
    • five years?

    This question is extremely helpful because by forcing yourself to "see the future," you hack your brain and change the way it processes emotions.

    4. The 5-minute rule

    Ever have a huge task sitting in front of you, and instead of working on it, you sit around watching YouTube videos all morning? Yeah, me too.

    There's a reason we do that: The brain is so overwhelmed with the thought of completing that task, it causes you to avoid it at all costs.

    In cases like these, you can use the five-minute rule: Make a deal with yourself to work on a task for just five minutes. If you want to quit after that, no problem.

    This works because the brain is "tricked" into seeing your large task as a small one. Of course, you usually end up working for much longer than five minutes.

    5. The rule of clocking out

    If you're anything like me, you view work as a priority. But how do you balance that priority with even more important priorities, like your family, or your mental health?

    You can do so by learning to clock out: Set working times for every day, and when the end of the day comes, clock out. Treat it like an important appointment, one that I can't miss.

    Employers and employees who apply the rule of clocking out find balance and build a more rewarding organizational culture--one that is founded on balance.

    Dog-themed cryptocurrency surges 3,500% after Elon Musk Christmas tweet

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    It’s a crypto Christmas miracle. 

    A cryptocurrency named after Elon Musk’s dog multiplied in value this weekend after the world’s richest man posted a photo of his cute canine on Twitter.

    Santa Floki coin — named in a Christmas-themed reference to Musk’s Shiba Inu hound, Floki —surged more than 3,000 percent following a tweet from Elon Musk. It was up an additional 500 percent over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap data

    On Dec. 25, Musk posted a photo of his dog wearing a Santa costume with the caption “Floki Santa.”  While Musk seems to have just been referencing the fact that his dog was wearing a costume, Santa Floki’s creators pounced on the opportunity to promote their coin. 

    “@elonmusk just tweeted about us and we are humbled by this recognition!” the creators declared on Twitter

    Santa Floki subsequently surged from $0.0000000129 per coin prior to Musk’s tweet to $0.000001718 on Monday. 

    Like Dogecoin, Shiba Inu coin, Flokinomics and others, Santa Floki features a Shiba Inu dog as its mascot and has been propelled by social media hype

    Proponents of these coins typically follow a well-worn strategy: name a coin after a meme such as Elon Musk’s dog — then relentlessly promote the coin online to send its price soaring. The most lucrative promotion is a shoutout from the Tesla CEO himself. 

    Born and Raised in Pakistan, but Living in Legal Limbo

    Madad Ali, a young Afghan who works in software development in Pakistan, says he goes to the beach “to overcome depression.” 

    Pakistan has refused to grant the children of Afghan refugees full rights as citizens. A lack of identification documents limits their livelihoods and puts them at risk of deportation.

    KARACHI, Pakistan — For these four young people, Pakistan is home. They were born and raised there. They have big plans: to study, to open their own businesses, to succeed.

    But Pakistan says their home is elsewhere. Each of the four — a lab technician, a web developer, a jewelry maker, a former welder with dreams of travel — was born to parents from Afghanistan who fled to Pakistan because of war and persecution.

    The children have been in legal limbo all their lives, at risk of deportation to a strife-torn country they have never seen.

    Some live in Al-Asif Square, a neighborhood of low-slung, barrackslike apartment buildings on the outskirts of the port city of Karachi, where the refugee population is often blamed for high crime rates and gang violence. With their vulnerable legal status, opportunity is hard to come by.

    Pakistan is home to an estimated hundreds of thousands of children of Afghan refugees. Without official recognition or citizenship, they cannot attend most schools or universities, get many jobs or buy property or cars.

    Muhammad Saleem, 24, a lab technician, does not have documentation, so no medical school will admit him.

    His lack of documents also means he earns about one-quarter of the market rate for lab technicians, or $85 a month.

    “Unfortunately, I could not fulfill the dream of my parents of becoming a doctor,” he said.

    While Pakistani law grants citizenship to those born there, the government has long refused to recognize the claims of children of Afghans amid public pressure to stem the tide of refugees from Afghanistan. Recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced an alien registration card system that would allow Afghans and their locally born children to start businesses — but it would still deny them full legal rights, human rights groups warn.

    FIFA and its decision to pull Argentina out after Messi stepped on Mexico's jersey

      Following the video that went viral, FIFA and the decision to remove Argentina after Messi's problem and stepping on the shirt. And...