Francine Richards

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Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

10 No Equipment Needed Exercises for Strong Legs

<b>Your legs are the foundation of your body</b>. They connect you to the ground and are from where you generate your power. When you travel or go on …

Workouts

What happened with my wife after I saw a young woman do this on a crowded subway train

I was getting on the D.C. Metro one day when I saw a young woman do something that caught my eye. She noticed that her beau was on the train and she plowed right through the crowded train to get to him.<p>When she reached him, she stood close to him, hung onto the overhead rail and let herself swing …

Relationships

Mara Brock Akil Gives A Word About Happy Marriages and The Real Secret To Keeping Your Spouse Interested

TV producer, writer and showrunner Mara Brock Akil definitely knows a thing or two about love and marriage.<p>She's been one of the masterminds behind …

Take Note: Are You Making These 6 Mistakes at Lunch?

You’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight? Make sure to avoid these lunchtime mistakes.Der Beitrag "Take Note: Are You Making These 6 Mistakes at …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

Human Speed

Humans are pretty quick. In 2009, Usain Bolt flew down the track at over 23 mph; in 2014, Dennis Kimetto, the marathon world record-holder, cruised …

Newly Discovered Type of Heart Attack Primarily Affects Women

Researchers say the heart attack known as MINOCA doesn’t involve obstructed arteries and is often dismissed as minor by medical …

Aetna's CEO Narrowly Escaped Death, and Learned This Secret to Success

You don't need a business earning billions to make mindfulness part of your workplace. Here are three simple tools you can use right now.<p>Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini nearly died. Twice.<p>First, from a skiing accident. In 2004, he crashed into a tree, broke his neck in five places, then fell into an icy …

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

How Much Milk Should A Toddler Drink? - Your Kid's Table

<i>Many parents wonder, how much milk should a toddler drink, because it changes drastically at 1 years old! Get the answer, plus the best sippy cup for</i> …

Slideshow: Chores Kids Can Do, at Every Age

Why it's Time to Unplug Your Family

10 Promises from Scripture to Pray Over Your Children

Even though I can't prepare or protect my children from everything they will experience, I can do my best to equip them with the tools they will need …

Faith

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Classroom yoga for kids may relieve anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and emotional health, according to …

Your Body is a Teeming Battleground

It’s time to rethink the quest to control aging, death, and disease—and the fear of mortality that fuels it.<p>I went to medical school, at least in part, to get to know death and perhaps to make my peace with it. So did many of my doctor friends, as I would find out. One day—usually when you’re …

Immune System

The 9 Best Sex Positions For Any Age

Yes, your sex life changes as you get older. It gets even better.<p>The good news: yes, sex is just as good in your 60s and 70s as it is in your 20s and 30s. The bad news? As you get older and your body changes, the way you have sex may change a little bit. Your body might not be as equipped to handle …

This Uncommon Practice Will Support You in Tough Times

Uncommonly Healthy<p>Most of us know that showing kindness and compassion for others is good for our health. Fewer of us are aware that practicing …

Mindfulness

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You

Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me explain.<p>Look at your right hand. See the …

Mindfulness

Where is the world’s noisiest city?

The ‘ignored pollutant’ can cause depression, stress, diabetes and heart attacks. What are cities doing to curb excess noise?<p>The constant roar of traffic, incessant construction noise, piercing sirens, honking horns, shrieking loudspeakers – noise in cities is clearly a nuisance.<p>But it’s also a …

Cognitive Impairment

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

Your Guide to Prenatal Testing

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Apps

A letter to … All of the permissive parents today

The letter you always wanted to write<p>You are a number of my friends. You are a close relative. You are many people I see at the park or supermarket. You all love your young children, are utterly devoted parents, think deeply about how to raise your offspring in the best way possible, but …

Slideshow: Bottle-Feeding Your Baby

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Pediatricians Release New Guidance For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Parents can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by keeping their child's crib in the same room, close to their bed, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>That's one of the key recommendations in new guidance released today aimed at preventing SIDS, which claims the lives of …