Aiesha Turner

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How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

The Oxfam sex story is horrific. So is the war on foreign aid

Charity fulfils a fundamental human drive to to help others in desperate need. Yet Tory rightwingers see it only as hypocritical do-gooding<p>All stories of sexual predation are depressing: from a Hollywood producer to a Westminster MP, you’re confronted with a world locked in grim status quo, where …

Penny Mordaunt

How Do I Tell My Parents to Stop Making My Kids Hug Them?

<i>When you’re a dad, parenting questions often come up that you struggle to find an answer to. Since other parents are the worst and Google will send</i> …

Parenting

9 of the safest destinations for a family vacation

As a parent, you want to expose your kids to an array of experiences and cultures, and travel is one of the best ways to do that. The problem is, even for the most dedicated family of travelers, the world can be a scary place. News about crime, war, and terrorism can lead you to believe that the …

World Economic Forum

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

21 Most Beautiful Villages in the UK

Britain is home to some of the most charming, heart-melting villages in the world. With quaint pubs, idyllic stone cottages, and fantastic country …

The Gaslight Effect: The History of Gaslighting and Its Destructive Power

Your significant other crosses the line in his flirtations with another woman at a dinner party. When you confront him, he asks you to stop being insecure and controlling. After a long argument, you apologize for giving him a hard time.<p>Your boss backed you on a project when you met privately in his …

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private time alone in her …

10 of the best Amsterdam hotels

It may rank high on the list of destinations for stag and hen dos, but Amsterdam has so much more to offer than an inebriated weekend browsing its …

Kids don't need a cellphone; they need a digital diet

According to a recent survey by the toy company Melissa & Doug, 70% of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic media and 62% want them to spend less time on electronic devices. They are right. After all, studies show that screen time is associated with higher levels of …

Parenting

Cake with Water (Without Milk, Butter, and Eggs)

This cake with water (without milk, butter, and eggs) recipe comes from my nonna Angela notebook with recipes. The <i>Torta all’acqua senza uoava, latte</i> …

I’ll always hate what Thatcher stood for – but I’ve come to respect her

The more one compares her with later politicians, both Labour and Tory, the more she towers above them. And she wasn’t always wrong<p>Margaret Thatcher was the dominant political figure of my early adulthood. I never liked what she stood for: from the moment I saw her 1978 World In Action TV interview …

Letter to … my dad, whose heavy drinking is out of control

The letter you always wanted to write<p>I can’t remember a time before you drank. As children, we quickly learned to spot the signs. You would become progressively louder and more argumentative before taking offence at some perceived slight and losing your temper. I have no idea if you remember all …

The Best Animated Films of 2017 That Weren't Made by Pixar or Disney

From high school trauma to epic biopics, here are 2017's best indie 'toons.<p>Disney bought Pixar in 2006. Since 2007, the only year Disney or Pixar hasn't won the Academy of Film Arts and Science’s Best Animated Feature Award was 2001—the one year neither production company had released an eligible …

Animation

27 Products That'll Make Your Skin Glow In 2018

Leave pimples, dryness, scarring, and sadness in 2017.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

7 Ways to Improve Your Patience (So Your Toddler Doesn’t Drive You Bonkers)

Babies are the sweetest. Once they start walking and talking though, parenting takes a slightly different turn. Sure, they’re more fun and their personalities develop. But with that comes defiance and the strength to hit, bite, and throw things (including very loud tantrums). Don’t worry; it’s not</i> …

Parenting

Doing my Part for the #MeToo Movement by Raising my Sons to Respect Women

I was raised by hippie parents. And by hippie I don’t mean fun-loving, pot-smoking, free-loving flower children. Mine were more of the hard-core, …

Modern life is lonely. We all need someone to help

You can feel it on the bus, in school, at the shops: the threat of isolation, hardwired into our lives<p>Hopping on the bus home on Wednesday night, I was greeted by the sight of a young woman hunched over her phone, alone in a seat, bawling for England. Or, as it turned out, Scotland. As I plonked …

Snuggling Your Baby May Affect Their DNA, Says a New Study

Little ones' development may very well be influenced by how much (or how little) close, comforting contact they receive, researchers note.<p>New parents realize that many of the decisions and moves they make early on with their L.O.s are sure to have a reverberating effect. Now, a new study published …

Research

17 Empowering Books To Give The Kids In Your Life

See Spot demolish the patriarchy.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

16 Moms Share What They Wish They Knew Before They Got Pregnant

Whether starting a family feels like a distant dream or you’re ready to dive full-force into being a mom, the thought of bringing new life to the world can feel overwhelming. And for good reason: Motherhood is a big — okay, <i>really</i> big — change. And although parenting a little one is likely one of …

Parenting

‘Queens just look out of windows’: how children’s books are failing to show gender equality

When my pre-school son started coming out with sexist guff, I was determined to find story books in which the girls and boys were treated as equals. It was surprisingly difficult<p>My pre-school son and I were snuggled up, reading, when it happened for the third time. I had mentioned that our new book …

How To 'Break Up' With A Narcissistic Parent

First, don’t blame yourself for the state of the relationship.<p>Sometimes loving a narcissist means doing so at a safe distance ― even if the narcissist in question is your parent. Just ask writer Julie L. Hall.<p>On her blog, The Narcissist Family Files, Hall writes about severing ties with her parents …

'Brexit was the tipping point': EU nationals on why they left the UK

With a large number of EU nationals choosing to return to their native country, some of you tell us your reasons for leaving<p>‘I increasingly felt less welcome’: Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, 53, German<p><b>Returned in 2017</b><p>As a family we moved to the UK in the autumn of 2004. The rights associated with EU …

How I Use Authoritative Parenting to Be a Good Role Model to My Kids

Being a parent is no easy task, which is why when you hear about something that could help you raise independent, loving children, you’re all ears. …

13 Tips to Help Prevent Kids From Choking

Choke-proof their world: Follow our guidelines to confidently keep teeny toys and “too-big” bites of food from being posing a choking danger to your kids.<p>On a bright morning last March, Tara Chazen’s 2-year-old son was toddling around his neighborhood park and munching on a graham cracker when a …

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading)

The good news is, every child is capable of learning these skills--we just have to teach them.<p>It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> found.<p>But …

Self-help

Lupita Nyong’o is right: erasing her afro hair exposes the extent of prejudice

Grazia UK’s editing of the actor’s image recalls the treatment of Solange Knowles. Why do editors remove a black woman’s afro hair and features?<p>Fashion has always been political. How people dress, what they choose to wear, is a reflection of their innermost tastes and preferences. Fashion is an …

Why I Never Post Pictures of My Child—Ever

“What? You have a baby?” Amanda shouted to me over Facebook messenger.<p>“Yes! Actually, he’s two years old!” I wrote back.<p>“OMG! How did I not know …