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Why Autism Affects Boys More than Girls

While the definition of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has changed over the years, one thing has remained relatively constant: the fact that rates …

17 book recommendations from 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson

After starring in the billion-dollar franchise — which she did from age 11 to 21 — Watson attended Brown University and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's in English literature.<p>Since graduating, Watson has continued to promote education — and reading — through her role as a UN Women Goodwill …

Books

10 Recipes That Nutritionists Recommend for Breakfast

If there’s one thing nutrition experts agree on, it’s this: Eating balanced meals is essential for optimal health.<p>Breakfast means something different …

Breakfast

Healthy Recipe: Kayla Itsines' Favorite Banana Muffins

If you haven't heard of Aussie fitness superstar Kayla Itsines, it's time to get to know her name. This mega-celeb had seemingly overnight success in the fitness world and now has a thriving online community with her own diet and workout plan (and millions of followers). Today she shared a recipe …

Delicious spicy recipes (that might help you live longer)

Hot curries, fiery pastas and chocolate-covered chillies: these spicy recipes are not for the faint-hearted<p><b>A recent study</b> has found that people who eat spicy food three times a week cut their risk of dying by 14 per cent compared with people who abstained. The research was undertaken at Harvard …

83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions

Here at Greatist, we're always looking for ways to make our favorite foods healthier without sacrificing flavor. So we compiled a list of our best substitutions and discovered some new ones along the way. Below are our 83 (!) top picks, guaranteed to make that next meal a delicious, healthier hit. …

10 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Start your morning off right with these 10 healthy breakfast ideas!

Cooking for Two: 20 Healthy Recipes for Two People

Have you noticed that most recipes make enough food to feed an army? Here are 20 recipes to make cooking for two easy and healthy.<p>We’ve gathered 20 …

Healthy Eating
Autism

Bipolar Child?

<b>Sifting Through the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Children</b><p>Parents with children who are expressing behavioral problems can be confusing to their …

This Is Why Your Child Misbehaves, And What You Can Do About It

BuzzFeed News speaks to three experts in childhood behaviour to find out what causes bad behaviour and what the most effective parenting response is.<p>"Essentially, there's often a conflict between how much [time and attention] investment parents want to provide to a child and how much the child …

Autistic Children Improved Reading and Brain Activity After 10-Week Reading Intervention

Newswise — Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely …

22 High-Protein Meatless Meals Under 400 Calories

All the protein, none of the meat.<p>Of course, how much protein you need differs from person to person depending on your size, activity level, and whatever your health and fitness goals might be. For these meals, we aimed for at least 15 grams as a good place to start when you're cutting meat (aka a …

Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.

Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing …

45 Men's Essentials That Will Make Every Guy's Life Better

Being a guy is one of the best damn things in the history of mankind. Yep, I just declared that — in case you didn't already know. But it's uber …

Men's Fashion

Autistic brain is hyper-functional — needs predictable, paced environments, study finds

Part of the calming “Squeeze Machine” designed by Temple Grandin (credit: Therafin Corp.)<p>A new open-access study shows that social and sensory …

How and When to Talk to Your Kids about Autism and Difference

It's one thing deciding to tell strangers your child has autism or some other "invisible" disability, but when is the right time to tell <i>your child</i>?<p>One school of thinking strongly objects to having the A-talk at all. Why single them out and set them apart? Because it's only a matter of time, that's …