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I'm Teaching My Kids That Life Isn't Fair...Because I Don't Want To Raise A**holes

Fairness. It’s the hatred glue that binds all siblings together and the beginning of almost every one of their arguments. My skin literally crawls at …

The photo of a couple using heroin with a kid in the car is horrifying. The reaction is even worse.

People with drug use disorders need our help, not our disdain.<p>The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic has produced another grisly image: photos of a couple passed out in a car on heroin, with a 4-year-old child watching in the back of the vehicle.<p>The image — posted on Facebook by the local …

The science of timeouts: How to make them work for your kids

For centuries, spanking and other forms of corporal punishment were the main disciplinary tools of parents in America. In the 1960s, though, researchers began to turn their attention to a newfangled option: the timeout.<p>Sometimes controversial, the timeout is nevertheless now among the most …

11 Ways You Are Failing As A Parent!

School is in session… are you failing Parenting 101?<p>I am never one to judge or question somebody’s personal parenting style or wisdom. Hey, they are …

The Truth About Lying To Someone You Love

In the hierarchy of unforgivable relational sins, we think of lying - and especially the lying associated with "cheating" - as perhaps the worst (non-abusive) relationship sin. Because lying is considered to be a universal evil, a person who lies in their relationship rarely gets much sympathy. …

Relationships

Here's Your Love Horoscope for September 2016

<b>Tracy Allen’s horoscope columns appear monthly in Glamour. In addition to astrology, she has a graduate education in counseling psychology and has worked as a psychotherapist. Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email tallennyc@gmail.com to schedule a private session. Check back here for more</b> …

Counseling

Alison Gopnik deplores ambitious middle-class ‘parenting’

And most of us share her distaste for ‘hothousing’ and ‘helicoptering’. So why does her plea for a more nurturing approach seem so floppy?<p>In the American way, the child psychologist Alison Gopnik’s new book has an attractive sound-bitey title dragging a flat-footed subtitle in its wake: ‘What the …

Kourtney Kardashian on Why She Doesn't Let Her Kids Watch Her Show

The October Cosmo cover star also opens up about Kim, Taylor Swift, and her relationship with Scott Disick.<p><b>On Kim waging a social smackdown on Taylor Swift:</b> "It's her husband, and he's family. The truth is the truth, so why not let it be known?"<p><b>On whether her children watch KUWTK:</b> "They've seen …

Being a Mom Is Hard. Being a Mom With ADHD Feels Impossible.

I know I'm a good mom, but when it comes to the never-ending checklist of parental responsibilities, I'm constantly falling short.<p>As I type this, I'm sitting in my living room surrounded by what feels like every toy my 4-year-old owns. We were running so late that I opted to put him to bed over …

I Don’t Need To Talk Like A Lady, Thank You Very F**king Much

I am a firm believer that a well-landed F-bomb deserves its rightful place in our society. I also believe that, as a woman, I have as much access to …

Why This New Alternative To Divorce Has People Scared

<i>"The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving."</i> ~ Elizabeth Gilbert<p>Right after extended family vacations, therapists and attorneys see an increase in calls from couples that have had enough of their unhappy marriage and want to …

Parenting

Mom’s Parenting Cartoons Will Have You Nodding In Solidarity

Nailed it!<p>Adrienne Hedger has been drawing cartoons ever since she was a kid. Now that she’s a mom with two kids of her own (and a dog whom she also considers one of her children), the artist focuses her work on an exciting, frustrating and totally hilarious topic: parenting.<p>Hedger’s cartoons touch …

This Is Why the Girl in Kanye West's New Music Video Looks So Familiar

No. Way.<p>After a very long introductory speech, Kanye West debuted his newest music video for the song "Fade" off his album <i>The Life of Pablo</i>. The vid is super steamy and makes you want to go lift some barbells in a thong or something.<p>The majority of the video features a beautiful young woman, Teyana …

Creative Discipline: 11 Ways To Have Fun And Not Raise A**holes

Having to discipline your children is one of the crappiest parts of parenting. Everyone gets bummed out and then you accidentally take away their …

50 Quotes With the Power to Motivate You to Do Anything

There’s no denying the fact that entrepreneurs need a daily dose of motivation. One of the best ways to lift your spirit is by reading quotes that tug at heartstrings and stimulate our minds.<p>As I'm living the entrepreneur dream and working my 10-13 hours a day, I am in constant need of motivation. …

The Dalai Lama's Atlas of Emotions That Will Bring You Peace

August 10, 2016<p>Buddhism is an ancient tradition that has been carried out for millennia. It is more than religion, it is a life philosophy that has …

Mindfulness

These Netflix hacks will help you binge-watch like a pro

It's been a long day at work and all you want to do is go home and binge-watch the latest season of your favorite show.<p>Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Netflix streaming:<p>1. Add Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB plugins to your screen. That way, you can see what fans say to …

6 Tips for Keeping a Well Behaved Dog

Dogs may make great pets, however a dog that isn’t well-behaved can cause a lot of problems. While a good UT personal injury attorney will be able to …

Parenting Styles: 4 Different Styles & Its Effects on Children

Becoming a parent takes a lot of hard work. Raising children can be challenging, especially when it comes to disciplining them. Research show that …

6 Things A Woman Who Is Difficult To Love Can Learn From Her Relationships

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

How Family Violence Changes the Way Children’s Brains Function

In the same way that combat affects a soldier, violence causes a kid’s natural alarm and response system to become too sensitive.<p>Family violence …

15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library being just a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p>Here are 15 documentaries …

Entertainment

Kristen Stewart Says She's "Really In Love" With Girlfriend Alicia Cargile

KStew opens up about her relationship for the first time.<p>In a new interview with <i>Elle</i> UK's September 2016 issue, cover star Kristen Stewart gets candid about her dating life and says she's "really in love" these days. KStew confirms that yes, she's dating Alicia Cargile, the film producer the …

We asked each other 36 questions to fall in love. Then we broke up.

Our first weekend as a couple, my boyfriend and I asked each other those 36 questions to fall in love, which appeared in a New York Times Modern Love column last year. We’d been friends for years and were giving things a shot, romantically.<p>In answering those questions — which covered our lives’ …

Relationships

7 Keys To A Fantastic Marriage

"I want a marriage just like yours and Charlie's." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that remark. People often ask me how I've been so lucky to have had two amazing marriages. I was married to my late husband Steve for almost 17 years prior to his passing from a massive heart attack. And …

Introverts Are Born To Connect More Deeply With Others, Here's Why

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

Psychology

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …