Becky Butler

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Yes, My Son Is Getting the HPV Vaccine—Here's Why

Christina Coppa's son will have more than his reflexes, ears, and eyes checked at his annual check-up—he will also be getting his HPV vaccine.<p>I can't believe my son is going to be 11 in August. He's grown into such a smart, empathetic, very tall, sometimes moody, athletic boy. He's almost as tall …

Public Health

I'm Sick Of Making Every Freaking Decision For My Family

Every weekend is the same. We let our kids lounge around in their PJ’s and stay glued to their iPads until we drag our sorry asses out of bed. Then …

Parenting

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

We discovered it totally by accident.<p>Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he …

Dessert

The Really Surprising Thing People Get Wrong In Retirement — and 4 Steps to Overcome It

Is it possible we're spending too little?<p>Saving money can be difficult. But spending it? That part was supposed to be easy for retirees who’ve spent …

Retirement

Let's All CTFD About Kids And Masturbation

The day I couldn’t find our household jar of Vaseline, I knew. Suspicions were confirmed when the missing jar showed up empty in the teenager’s …

Parenting

Too rich to use a regular IRA? Try this workaround

There’s plenty of upside to being wealthy, and at least one downside: At higher incomes, the IRS shuts you out of some of the biggest benefits of individual retirement accounts.<p>Specifically, if your modified adjusted gross income this year is more than $199,000 as a married tax filer or more than …

Retirement

Scientists discover a new type of depression, paving the way for new treatments

Rising depression rates are at the forefront of mental-health-related discussions right now, particularly in light of Kate Spade and Anthony …

Depression

After Traveling to 25 Countries, I Can Tell You These Are the Only 11 Phrases You Need to Get By

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn …

Language

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

Neuroscience

This Is Your Brain on Binaural Beats

How these otherworldly sounds may help you hear your way to a happier, healthier you.<p>For as long as she can remember, Jessica Trimberger has lived …

Brainwaves

Here’s How To Make a Gross Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

Holiday baking shifts our cookie sheets into overdrive. Over the past few months, these trusted kitchen tools have seen it all—from spicy-sweet …

Cleaning

10 Surprising (or Surprisingly Common) Estate Planning Mistakes

When it comes to wills, as a financial planner, I’ve seen a lot of sad, unfortunate or just plain weird things happen over the years. Poor estate …

Retirement

NARS Just Dropped The Lip Balm Version Of "Orgasm" Blush & It Deserves A Standing O

Since launching in 1999, one cult-favorite blush shade has been expanded into a range of other products with its same much-loved hue. And now, Nars …

The Best Parental Control Apps to Monitor Your Kids’ Screen Time

Six of the best apps for everything from blocking problematic content to managing minutes spent staring into a screen.<p><i>“What exactly is he/she looking</i> …

Apps

The Best Foundations EVER As Voted For By The Best Backstage Make-Up Artists

Oh hey flawless skin.<p>Finding a foundation that ticks all the right boxes can seem harder than getting your hands on a pair of furry Gucci loafers.<p>You've got dry skin so you need a foundation that hydrates but doesn't look shiny. You want an uber-glowy Bella Hadid finish, but you also need to cover …

The doc-approved trick for getting rid of hiccups once and for all

Ever had a case of the hiccups that just will <i>not</i> go away? Maybe you’ve tried popular methods for banishing the involuntary throat bubbles, like …

The best anti-aging serum you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Using a serum as part of your skincare routine is essential to keep your skin looking …

One of the Oldest Rules for Retirement Saving Is Wrong, Experts Say. Here's the Fix

And it's easy.<p>You know that old rule of thumb to subtract your age from 100 to get the percentage of your portfolio that should be in stocks? Well as …

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Prepare for Summer With This Portable Air Conditioner

It also doubles as a humidifier.<p>As the weather gets warmer, it’s tempting to blast your air conditioner to get rid of the muggy, stale air in your …

How to talk to your kids about alcohol, according to substance abuse experts

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and though it may be winding to a close, the problem of underage drinking carries on. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes that by the age of 15, over one-third of teens have had at least one alcoholic drink, a number that roughly doubles by …

Parenting

This $25 Device Helps Me Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Say hello to restful, humidified sleep.<p>Traveling is the absolute best, but one downside that often accompanies packing up my bags, hopping on a …

How to Build Authentic Confidence for Job Interviews

Most job hunters know that confidence is an essential part of making a good impression in an interview. Take a look online and you'll find all kinds …

I Discovered an $8 Drugstore Dupe for Glossier's Lidstar Eye Shadow

While there are many things about Beyoncé that I would like to emulate (her talent, her style, her all-around Beyoncé-ness, to name a few), when I saw her walk the Grammy's red carpet with holographic eyeshadow, care of Glossier's Lidstar, I didn't hesitate to place an order ASAP.<p>However, thanks to …

This Easy Hair Hack Will Take Your Ponytail to the Next Level

Kristin Ess, the genius behind Lucy Hale's gorgeous hair, will never cease to amaze me. Not only are her creations to die for, but they also are fairly easy to re-create in the comfort of our own homes. Recently, she started sharing quick tutorials on her Instagram page, and one of them …

How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

Like Facebook and Google, Apple has a really simple way to download a file that shows all of the information that Apple knows about you.<p>Apple has …

Personal Information

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

This "Air-Dry" Foam Is the Only Thing I'll Use on My Curls From Now On

I've spent a lot of time perfecting my"air-dry-and-go haircare routine—it's certainly one I've come to rely on as my signature style. My hair is fine …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Qualifications For the Job

Qualifications Interview Questions<p>How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Qualifications For the Job<p>Updated September 12, 2017<p>The purpose of a …