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Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk

Acetaminophen is one of the most common medications for treatment of pain and bringing down fever during pregnancy and has been considered safe in …

Pregnancy

Love, Hope & Autism: From Meltdowns to Stimming: Autistic Behaviour Explained

In documentary <i>Love, Hope & Autism</i>, Fraser exhibits several behaviours that are typical of people with autism. As unusual as these behaviours are, …

27 words that can trip up even expert spellers

Writers and editors with long and varied experience, it’s safe to say that we are all exceptionally strong spellers.<p>We can recite English spelling …

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

We may or may not be living in a dystopian age, but we are certainly living in an age of dystopias. At every turn in a bookstore aisle, you’re …

9 children’s books every adult needs to re-read

KIDS’ BOOKS ARE often short, designed to entertain, illustrated to hold young attention — and they are often the literature that has the greatest …

Books

25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing Is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re miserable.<p>Breaking a habit, trying something new, taking a risk, making new connections, or putting yourself in a totally new situation won’t be easy, …

Find Your Lane, Stay Ready: The Millions Interviews Cole Lavalais

<i>This post was produced in partnership with</i> Bloom<i>, a literary site that features authors whose first books were published when they were 40 or</b> …

Writing

Master This Writing Practice to Find More Loyal Readers - Copyblogger

If you want to write about anything you’d like, as often as you’d like, there’s a place for that: your own website.<p>It’s a modern privilege that gives …

Books just keep getting longer

What’s behind literary inflation? Authors get more verbose as they garner success, but prestige TV has also changed readers’ habits<p>When Ben Blatt …

Books

3 Important Points To Remember When Creating Antagonists In Short Stories

Something has happened to your protagonist and they now have a goal. Once your character has decided on a course of action, he can’t simply skip …

Creative Writing

FREE Creative Writing Course

<b>I stumbled upon this site and had to share it. I will be taking this free course. I hope you’ll join me. ❤</b><p>Free online creative writing course, …

Why Brushing Your Hair Can Be So Meaningful If You Have Depression

The conversation around depression has improved in recent years, with people working to help fight stigma while starting a conversation about how …

Here's 6 Late-Night Snack Recipes For When You Need Late-Night Noms

Have sweet dreams with all these treats!

Dessert

17 Easy Healthy Snacks To Keep You Energized All Day Long

For all those times you want to eat your own hand.

Healthy Eating

19 Songs To Listen To If You Need Some Cheering Up

Love is all you need.

Music

23 Books Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Recommends You Read

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, started a book club.<p>He ended up recommending and discussing 23 books with the group — about one every two weeks.<p>…

Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found.<p>The study offers a potential explanation for why some people are more susceptible to debilitating headaches and why some foods appear to act as triggers for …

Medical Research

Netgear’s Arlo Pro is an ultra-convenient wireless home security camera

Slowly but surely, Netgear is chipping away at the reasons for not having a home security camera. In the past, hooking these cameras up to the internet was a hassle. But the new Netgear Arlo Pro debuting today is making is far simpler to monitor your entire home.<p>Arlo Pro cameras go with a special …

Smart Homes

Why Scientists Are Keeping An Eye On A Little-Known Virus

When an 8-year old boy showed up at his school's clinic in rural Haiti with a low-grade fever and abdominal pain, he was told he had typhoid and given medicine to treat it.<p>But blood tests showed something else: Mayaro, a mosquito-borne virus that may now be circulating in the Caribbean.<p>The Haitian …

Public Health

Fighting the power and speaking for the earth: The explosion of Native American hip-hop

From the reservations to the big cities, a new generation of Native American hip-hop performers emerges<p>“I see 20/20 … they pimp us for money. Revising our story, they’re televising ... Hey Diane Sawyer, I am a warrior, give me your camera and send me your lawyer,” raps Frank Waln, a young Sicangu …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

'Don't Boo. Vote': Barack Obama's 2016 Democratic convention speech in full

This is the transcript as provided by the White House of the president’s address to the DNC<p>Full report: ‘America is already great’: Obama urges US to back Clinton<p>Hello, America! Hello, Democrats!<p>So 12 years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little …

Democratic National Convention

Alzheimer's treatment closer as brain inflammation shown to be key

Scientists have fresh hopes for an Alzheimer’s treatment after experiments to reduce inflammation in diseased mouse brains prevented memory and behavioural problems in the animals.<p>Alzheimer’s disease has long been linked to disruption in the brain’s immune system, but the latest research adds to …

Dementia

Texas trooper indicted and faces possible firing in case of black motorist Sandra Bland

The Texas state trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was indicted on suspicion of perjury Wednesday, making him the only official criminally charged after Bland's death last summer fueled criticism of police and their treatment of minorities.<p>The Texas Department of Public Safety announced it would …

Justice

Russian Airstrikes in Syria May Amount to War Crimes: Amnesty

BEIRUT — A human rights watchdog on Wednesday accused Russia of using cluster munitions and unguided bombs on civilian areas in Syria in attacks that it says have killed hundreds of people in the past few months.<p>The report by Amnesty International said there has been a surge in reports of cluster …

Middle East

You've been tying your scarf all wrong — here's how to keep your neck warm all winter

Learn how to tie <i>ascot</i>, <i>once-around,</i> and <i>loop</i> knots. This is the most useful information you'll learn this winter. So pay attention and stay warm.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart. Special thanks to Devan Joseph and Antonio Centeno.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Build Strong, Athletic Legs with Nothing More Than Your Body and a Chair

Go from chicken legs to beast mode with this 5-exercise bodyweight workout<p>Think you can only build significant size and strength in your legs with heavy weight training?<p>Then you haven’t tried this bodyweight workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an …

11 Best Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes

Move over turkey -- on Thanksgiving, the side dishes always steal the show. From creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin to Potatoes au Gratin, these easy and elegant vegetable recipes will be the talk of the table.<p><b>1. Brussels Sprouts Gratin</b><p>This creamy gratin is perfect for the holidays because it can be …

Every New Adele Song, Paired With Its Soulmate Recipe

Paired song by song. Serve with a side of tissues. You'll need them.<p>After what felt like a lifetime, Adele's new album, <i>25</i>, finally dropped, and we can't stop eating (and crying and eating). It's just us and our speakers tonight. Here's what's on our listening party-of-one menu: recipes paired with …

New Albums