Ellen Whyte

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9 things you can do to raise the most successful kids

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.

Parenting

30 Little Dos And Don’ts If You Want A Relationship That Doesn’t End

<i>“A reporter asked the couple, “How did you manage to stay together for 65 years?” The woman replied, “We were born in a time when if something was</i> …

OCD jokes stopping patients getting help, charity warns

<b>The trivialisation of obsessive compulsive disorder is stopping many sufferers getting much-needed help, a charity has warned.</b><p>OCD-UK said some of the 36,000 people in Wales with the condition are dealing with it alone because of the stigma.<p>Mind Cymru has called for all GPs to have training to help …

Mental Health

Standing desks are as ‘unhealthy as one cigarette a day’

It turns out standing desks aren’t as healthy as everyone believes, in fact they might be as bad for you as smoking one cigarette a day.<p>That’s …

Health

Wooly Dog Walks 4 Miles On Highway Every Day For 12 Years Before Town Builds Statue In His Honor

Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.<p>Does your neighborhood have a local mascot?<p>I know some neighborhoods …

Travel

Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday.<p>Trump, 35, and her husband, Jared Kushner, 36, have three …

Donald Trump

Why is a condom advert with Sunny Leone angering Indians?

<b>An advertisement promoting the popular Manforce brand of condoms ahead of the major Hindu festival of Navratri in the western state of Gujarat has angered some Indians. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains the controversy.</b><p>Just days before the nine-day festival was to begin on Thursday, huge …

India

Gender Bias in Substance Abuse and Recovery

Embed from Getty Images<br>—Addiction used to be considered a man’s problem, but if that was ever true, it isn’t any longer. Men do and historically …

This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most sex education classes begin in high school. But a new study suggests that, no matter where children live, real talk about relationships, identity and sexuality should start even earlier to minimize the negative impacts of gender roles.<p>You've probably heard it before: More than biology, …

Gender

London parrot does online shopping by mimicking owner - World

London (AFP) - A pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper …

Online Life

Confused dog doesn't know how stairs work after seeing them for the first time in owner's new home

Moving house is an exciting, if stressful, time.<p>Packing your life into boxes from the place you called home is only made fun by knowing you're going …

Pets

The Police Need to Understand Autism

Diane Craglow was caring for a 14-year-old autistic boy named Connor Leibel in Buckeye, Ariz., one day in July. They took a walk to one of his favorite places, a park in an upscale community called Verrado. She was not hesitant to leave Connor alone for a few minutes while she booked a piano lesson …

Autism

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

<b>A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers.</b><p>The findings come from more than 10,000 young people who shared their worries and emotions.<p>Surveys with their parents, however, suggested many were not attuned to the true anxieties of their …

Mental Health

Today's teens are putting off sex, dating and drinking

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don't drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.<p>They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly …

Parenting

Languages don't all have the same number of terms for colors – scientists have a new theory why

People with standard vision can see millions of distinct colors. But human language categorizes these into a small set of words. In an industrialized …

Communicate

Under Trump, Most Americans Lack Basic Knowledge to Understand Current Events, Study Finds

Only 26 percent could name all three branches of the government.

Freedom of Religion

On marriage equality, Australia's progressive instincts have been crushed by political failure

After speaking recently at a writers’ festival, I was asked about what in Australia’s history could account for our failure to legislate same-sex …

New South Wales

Strangers Reunite Kittens After Finding Them Hiding In Different Car Engines Miles Apart

Jess is a curly-haired Jersey girl who adores penguins and watches the worst reality shows on TV.<p>Apparently, warm car engines are popular spots for …

Cats

Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa's university model

Across Africa, students arrive on campuses full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. The reality is far less certain.<p>In 2014, a …

Education

How Someone Becomes A Pedophile

For those who do not know, I advocate for the primary prevention of child sexual abuse, or stopping it before it can happen. I want to ensure there …

Child Abuse

The 32 Worst Symptoms of Mental Illness We Don't Talk About

Mental illnesses can be so difficult to explain and understand — like how a “mental” illness can have physical symptoms; or when you’re dealing with …

Cancer patients too often misled — with outright fraud and overhyped promises

Susan PerryThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it was cracking down on 14 companies that sell various pills, …

Cancer

Koala survives 16-km drive trapped under 4WD - World

SYDNEY: A koala survived a 16-km road trip in Australia, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive vehicle, before the driver stopped and heard the …

Australia

5 Secrets You Learn When You're A Gun Consultant For Movies

<b>Get intimate with our new podcast Cracked Gets Personal. Subscribe for funny, fascinating episodes like Inside The Secret Epidemic Of Cops Shooting</b> …

Guns

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill’s fallout

Google and Facebook Inc are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children, a stance that makes the …

Wolf of Wall Street

How Continuous Learning Leads To Happiness For Millennials

Lifelong learning can lead to a more fulfilling and healthier life in the long run. People play with numbers in Sudoku and find hidden phrases in word searches as a form of brain exercise. Computerized brain games are being used to help prevent memory loss, and you can also rule the virtual world …

Millennials

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Bullshit

Why is it so popular?<p>Are you an introvert or an extrovert, a feeler or a thinker? For years, the go-to for this kind of introspective info has been gleaned from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a lengthy self-report survey established by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers in the early …

Personality

UCLA pharmacy closed after state finds it sent out drugs with expired, potentially dangerous ingredients

A state pharmacy inspector made a surprising discovery last year while conducting a routine records review at a Westside facility that compounded drugs for patients at UCLA medical centers.<p>More than 1,000 IV bags of sterile medications for heart patients and others with serious health issues had …

Pharma

Did he really just tweet that? Dr. Vinay Prasad takes on Big Pharma, Big Medicine, and his own colleagues — with glee

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dr. Vinay Prasad is a professional scold: He takes to Twitter each day to critique this cancer drug as ineffective, or blast that …

Medicine

Facebook Let Advertisers Target “Jew-Haters.” It Doesn’t End There

<i>ProPublica</i> reported Thursday that it was able to use Facebook’s advertising platform to target users who had expressed interest in topics such as …

Facebook