Amy MacDonald

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A supercolony of 1.5 million penguins went unnoticed until now

The story of how scientists discovered a massive “supercolony” of Adélie penguins in Antarctica—which they detailed in a study published Friday (March 2)—begins in 2014, with NASA satellite imagery.<p>Heather Lynch, a professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University, in New York, and …

Stony Brook University

Why Cats "Knead Dough," According to Science

There's actually a reason, we promise.<p>Most cat behavior is heartwarming and deeply confusing. Perhaps the most obvious example is something there’s …

Pets

25 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage

This is actually great advice for anyone who’s in a relationship<p>Even happily married guys wonder what sorts of itches they’d be scratching if they were to ditch their partner. Their “newly single” fantasy might include long, naked weekends with a Hooters waitress, but the reality is not nearly as …

The Ten Commandments of Parents of ADHD Kids - ADHD Kids

<b>294</b> Flares <b>294</b> Flares ×<p>I came across this on the internet, originally as “Ten Commandments of Parents with Kids on the Autism Spectrum” by Mari Nosal. …

Parenting

An Open Letter to My Husband

I have ADHD. You don't. We don’t always speak the same language, which is no one’s fault — but it's a stumbling block for our relationship …

The 6 Secrets Of Couples Who Stick Together Forever

Maximize your happiness and strengthen your bond with these smart relationship tips.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Recognize and embrace change<p>People change throughout their lives. The “ultimate key to successful relationships is the ability to grow and adapt together,” says Dr. Steven Craig, a clinical psychologist …

10 Things To Understand When You Love Someone From A Broken Family

No one person that comes from a broken family is the same as another. For some, a broken family was caused by a divorce, abuse, neglect, or the death …

The Sad Truth About Tantrum Triggers

1 of 10<p>Emotional Control<p>Emotional control, is the ability to manage your feelings in order to achieve goals, complete tasks, or direct behavior. Some …

Emotional Intelligence

This is how you treat ADHD based off science, Dr Russell Barkley part of 2012 Burnett Lecture

These Crockpot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches Will Be Your Favorite Summer Recipe!

Are you in need of that perfect summer recipe that’ll have your entire family asking for seconds?<p>Not only do these Crockpot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches …

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How to Teach Kids to Accept Responsibility for Their Actions

Encourage your kid to stop the blame game and start accepting responsibility.<p>Your child is quick to fault others for ... well, everything. If he gets a bad mark in class, he says it's because a friend wouldn't stop talking to him. And when you see his muddy shoe prints all over the carpet, he …

Parenting

Tame Your Budget

If you knew how easy it was to set up a spending plan, you wouldn't avoid doing it for even one more day.<p>Jody Shiermeier wanted to have a third child, but the O'Fallon, Illinois, mom of two realized that she and her husband, Todd, had to make significant changes first. "We needed a bigger car, but …

Personal Finance

Your Complete Guide to Playdates

Kids like to hang out with their pals. Parents need a break. Hello, playdates! If things go well, they can be a blast for everyone. They're also one of the key ways your child learns how to get along with others. For both hosts and guests, get your protocol down pat.<p><b>Keep the Numbers Low</b> <br>At any age, …

Parenting

Discipline Without Screaming

Sometimes it seems that the only way to get kids to listen is to shout. Learn to take it down a few decibels -- and enjoy better behavior in the process.<p>My boys, who are 3 and 5, always seem to want the things that they know they can't have: cookies for breakfast, a movie at bedtime, flip-flops on …

Parenting

Slow Cooker Recipe: Peach Crisp

<i>By Gabrielle. Images and styling by Lindsey Rose Johnson.</i><p>Are you ready for another super easy, super yummy recipe in my Slow Cooker Series? It’s …

What Teachers See: How ADHD Impacts Learning in Grade School

What Teachers See: How ADHD Impacts Learning in Grade School<p>ADHD can make it harder for grade-schoolers to finish their schoolwork and …

Parental Involvement Equals School Success

It’s already August. Summer is fast coming to a close. For those with children, the end of summer means the beginning of the school year. You can’t …

Saying This Simple Phrase to Your Partner Works Relationship Magic

One woman started using it with her husband—and was thrilled with the results.<p>I used to work for a startup that was big on using certain phrases to promote workplace harmony. I thought it was more than a little cheeseball at first—until I realized one in particular worked really well on my husband, …

Recipe: Chocolate Meringue Cake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Chocolate Syrup

Remember you can save any recipe to your Recipe Box<p>Use the <b>Save Recipe</b> button below or...<p>Views<p>13730<p>Chocolate Meringue Cake with Cream Cheese Whipped …

17 Dos and Don'ts of Running With Your Dog

Your dog may be the ultimate exercise partner. Think about it: dogs are always eager to spend more time with you, they have plenty of excess energy …

Pets

The 20-Minute Pilates Workout for Any Fitness Level

All the straps, springs, and moving parts of a typical Reformer class make Pilates seem almost scary compared to those yoga classes full of …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee.<p>Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and …

Enterovirus D68: Alberta confirms virus after spike in child hospital admissions

Alberta health officials have confirmed that a respiratory illness called enterovirus D68 has made at least 18 children ill in the province.<p>Lab tests …

“Because I Said So!” (Is That Really the Best You Can Do?)

1 of 9<p>Break the Nag Cycle<p>Parenting children with ADHD can challenge a mom or dad's patience — and good judgment. Just like all kids sometimes make …

ADHD

What You Don't Know About That Wild, Unruly Child

You've seen him in restaurants; he's the loud one who rudely disrupts the other diners. On the first day of school, he's the kid in your child's class who you see spinning and wiggling and you think, <i>Please let him not be sitting next to my child</i>.<p>When you pass out your child's birthday party …

The Great Spanking Debate

Despite all the warnings and criticism, four out of five parents still spank their kids. Many experts believe the negative consequences outweigh any behavior benefits. Who's right?<p>Lewis Goldberg admits his 5-year-old son, Nathan, is strong-willed and difficult to discipline. "When he acts up, it …

Parenting