Dacia Marsh

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You Have to Read This Mom's Post About How We Raise Boys

After being accused of "babying" her 8-year-old son, this mom wrote a now-viral post about the importance of encouraging our boys to show emotion.<p>I was watching my 11-year-old's basketball game over the weekend when one of the boys on the opposite team tripped on the court and fell smack on his …

The 1 secret to keeping your relationship strong after having kids

Parenting can be hard on a relationship: Studies have long shown that marital satisfaction tends to go down and depression to go up after the birth of a first child. It seems parents might not even be in the clear once the kids leave the house, either. In recent years, although the overall divorce …

7 Foods a Thyroid Expert Eats Every Single Day

It's estimated that as many as 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Of that figure, the American Thyroid Association predicts up …

How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

Amateurs and pros alike face the fact that slower shutter speeds and camera shake lead to blurred images. This tutorial by David Bergman demonstrates …

How to Insulate an Attic and Slash Your Heating Bill to Boot

A house without enough insulation is like a kid without a coat—bound to get cold. So if you're sick of drafts and high heating bills, it might be …

Home Improvement

How to talk to your kids about family addiction

By the time my daughter Christina was 4, she had attended the funerals of my elder sister and my mother, both of whom died of alcoholism-related illness at the respective ages of 42 and 67.<p>I don’t remember the first time Christina asked how her “Nonnie” and aunt died, but I do remember my answer: …

29 Compliments Your Kids Need to Hear From You

Among the growing list of things that your kids need from you every day, both physically and emotionally, is to feel loved, valued, and special. Even though some parents are always oozing with compliments for their kiddos while others are worrying that they're praising their kids too much, children …

Why the Finnish method is the right way to test students

<b>To the editor:</b> Like Samuel E. Abrams, I subscribe more to the idea that merit ratings and pay undermine teamwork and to the educational practices in Finland than to the deeds of Betsy DeVos. ("Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt," …

Education

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Movies

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

Parenting

10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

Apps

Viral Meme Spreads Important Message About Kids And Consent

We need to give kids a choice when it comes to hugging and kissing family members<p>Teaching children about consent is crucial, so why do some parents …

The Truth About Parenting In A World Full Of Screens

Common Sense Media just released “The Common Sense Census: Plugged-in Parents of Teens and Tweens.” This interesting survey of 1,786 nationally representative parents, provides a picture of what parents really think about raising kids in a world of ubiquitous screen media.<p>According to the report,</b> …

Photographer Solves Mystery After Developing Forgotten Film In Vintage Camera Bought on eBay

We all know the drill: You find a bargain vintage camera on eBay or at a thrift shop and discover there’s a long-forgotten roll of film inside. …

Fashion Photography

Tar Heel heist: How the charter school industry is hijacking public education

<b>(Getty/GlobalStock)</b><p>In North Carolina, public schools are getting a lot less, while charter schools aren’t giving more<p>Jeff Bryant<p>December 5, 2016 7:37pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>If the American Dream is still alive – the one that includes a good job and a house with a yard, …

Education

Nazi Survivor to the World: Your Silence Helped Hitler

Moris Scheyer’s vivid account of successfully evading the Nazis is finally being published, and the decades have not blunted his anger at those who …

The 17 best science movies and shows on Netflix will make you smarter

'Cooked' (2016)<p><i>Netflix</i><p><b>What it's about:</b> Journalist and food expert Michael Pollan explores the evolutionary history of food and its preparation in …

The Photographer Who Inspired "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"

A repress of Tom Wolfe's seminal book features rare manuscripts, photos, and more. We talked to Lawrence Schiller, whose photographs of the counterculture movement inspired Wolfe, about how the new text offers the "full picture of set and setting."<p>At the center of two of the 1960s' greatest …

Couple Waits 70 Years To Take Their Wedding Photos, And Love Is Still In The Air

In 1946, high school sweethearts Ferris and Margaret Romaire tied the knot. Unfortunately, no one had a camera, so they didn’t get to capture any of …

Climbing Mt. Fuji? Here Are 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About! – Japan Info

Climbing Mt. Fuji is a bucket list item which most local and foreign travelers plan on doing even before they set foot in Japan. It is something that …

Mountaineering

I love your family. But I dread your joyous holiday letters.

Last year, I had received a holiday card with a big “Trigger Warning!” on the top of the two-page, single-spaced letter. It read: “This lengthy, old-fashioned, holiday letter may trigger feelings of dismay, disorientation, or dread for those accustomed to getting their news via 140 character …

How to Get “High” Without Drugs

<b>Binaural Beats</b> are the products of two different sounds in harmony; they produce sounds that are only heard by the brain. The effect of this can be …

How we put 3 kids through college in 8 years on a middle-class income

It's an emotional and very stressful time, as any parent will tell you. For many, there is great sadness when their children leave the roost. But for those parents who have very little set aside in college savings, the financial stress is far worse than the emotional stress.<p>Some colleges do make it …

College & University

8 Ways to Fight Seasonal Depression

<i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora.</i><p><b>Feeling SAD? Seasonal Affective</b> …

15 Celebrity Cameos You Might Have Missed in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

<b>Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life</b> packs a hell of a lot into its four episodes. We finally discover who Rory (Alexis Bledel) ends up with, what those mysterious last four words are, and that there might be future episodes on the way. On top of all that, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino also manages to …

Ottawa conference explores best way to teach math

Dozens of teachers, school administrators and researchers are gathering in Ottawa this weekend to explore a simple question — what's the best way to …

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

Books