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Why Getting Divorced 6 Weeks Into My Marriage Was Honestly a Great Idea

<i>Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing). But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work? As part of</i> …

This Teen Has A Genius Way Of Tracking Her Mental Health

Do you know how you felt yesterday? What about the day before? A week ago? While most of us can remember our moods in the short-term, it can be …

This Is What It’s Like When Puberty Hits

I can clearly recall what puberty looked like way back in the mid -’80s when I went through it. It started something like this: All the …

Do you bring out the monster or princess in your wife?

Men: to have a happy wife, you must be invested in getting to know her. You can no longer rely on her telling you what you can do to make her happy. …

Happiness

Schools And Mental Health: When The Parent Has To Take Charge

<i>This story is part of our NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.</i><p>In the waning days of summer vacation, Sydney and Laney are enjoying their final moments of freedom flipping over a high bar at a playground close by their house in Spartanburg, S.C.<p>"You've got to pull your hips into the bar," says …

Mental Health

18 ways to improve your home with a very small budget

Everyone likes to have their home look like it belongs in a magazine, but usually, a budget stands in the way of getting that much-sought-after posh …

Home Decorating

How to Raise a Genius: 8 Tips

The longest-running study of gifted children has a few recommendations for parents of super-smart kids.<p>What do you learn about raising geniuses if you track 5,000 super high-performing young people for 45 years? First off, if you want your kid to fulfill their potential, you really, <i>really</i> shouldn't …

Self-improvement

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Ladies: Here is The Perfect Best Age to Have a Baby

Those who are in their twenties or thirties and don’t have children tend to constantly hearquestions and comments about whether or not they plan on …

Pregnancy

The Reason This Working Mother’s Breastfeeding Photo Is Going Viral Is Inspiring AF

The act of breastfeeding, particularly in public/on social media, has been a hot button topic for years — even celebs such as Mila Kunis and Chrissy Teigen have found themselves embroiled in “mom-shaming” controversy surrounding the issue.<p>One mom’s breastfeeding post is going viral for a very …

Parenting

My beloved son was let down by mental health services. A year on from his suicide, nothing's changed

Dressing gowns and coats are slung on the back of the door. A Bowie poster hangs above the fireplace. Photos, letters, books and laptop cables lie heaped on a dark, wooden desk. Sunlight dances across a guitar case.<p>But though the spirit of Patrick Biggs-Davison, the room’s 25-year-old inhabitant, …

Mental Health

7 brilliant bathroom tiling ideas for your home

Undoubtedly one of the most commonly used materials in the bathroom, tiles are a brilliant way to add character to your wash space. However, with so …

Interior Design

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About The Way You Talk To Kids

Video tries to show how the way adults talk to kids matters<p>A video about the way adults talk to kids is causing debate. It focuses on the ways adults …

Parenting

Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods

<i>In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of</i> …

Pedagogy

Home "Alone": Small Space Hacks for Creating Privacy At Home

We're all about small space living here at Apartment Therapy, but even we admit that it can be difficult to find privacy in a tiny home. But whether …

Small Spaces

Facebook's Lifestage app for teens labelled 'hugely concerning' by web safety experts

Online safety experts have described Facebook's new Lifestage app as "hugely concerning", after the privacy of its teenage users was called into …

Dear Motherhood, I Miss Me

I wanted to run away from my kids yesterday.<p>Everything just kind of came crashing down all at once. There were several factors at play. Suddenly, I just felt <b>tired.</b> I felt alone. I felt like everything was on me, and that I had no way out.<p>Motherhood has this way of consuming every atom capable of …

Poet’s Mic Drop On Awkwardness Of Public Breastfeeding Goes Viral

Poem questions why public breastfeeding is even an issue<p>Tits abound. Seriously, they’re everywhere. Many of us have no problem with this – boobs are …

Not all babies cry the same: Newborns’ pitch & melody depends on mother’s native tongue

Babies start learning languages a lot earlier than it was previously believed, with the cry of a newborn resembling the way his mother speaks, German …

Language Learning

I Caught A Glimpse Of The Woman My Daughter Will Be

As the sliver of hallway light illuminates her room, I tiptoe to her bed to kiss her goodnight. She lay quietly, fast asleep, her long brown hair …

6 one-room apartments which seem huge

These days, we see more and more interior designers, architects and decorators directing their attention to outfitting one-room apartments. Commonly …

Why are so many of Britain's teen girls struggling with mental health problems?

Mental health problems are a growing concern. They are prevalent not just in England – where one in four people are thought to experience a mental health problem in any given year - but across the world where they are one of the leading causes of disability, suicide and disease.<p>Now a new study …

Mental Health