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10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.<p>Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when …

39 Pretty Watercolor Tattoo Ideas That'll Convert Even the Biggest Needlephobes

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide

Something surprising is happening across middle-aged Britain. Swathes of the population over 40 are looking in the mirror and recoiling in shock. Staring back might be a careerist for whom fitness has never before been a priority – until a health warning from their doctor has forced them to …

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10 habits of extremely boring people

One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora thread, users discussed what makes people boring.<p>Here are the highlights, so that you can identify …

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What An Hour Of Emotion Makes Visible

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the</i> Invisibilia podcast <i>and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations.</i><p>Until she was 54 years old, Kim was totally unaware that there were things in the world she couldn't see.<p>"This was the whole problem," Kim says. …

3 Mistakes That Almost Killed My Marriage (By A Happily Married Man)

When I first met my wife, the chemistry and connection was off the charts.<p>Then, shortly after we got married, we began arguing more and more. At times, it seemed like we weren't on the same page about <i>anything</i>. I thought it was mostly her fault because she was just being stubborn and difficult.<p>Was I …

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This 'Airbnb for the Elderly' Could Curb Loneliness in Cities

The Freebird Club hopes to form new networks among isolated older residents.<p>The sharing economy largely caters to the needs of young, mobile residents. But in crowded cities, where older residents often feel isolated and lonely, there may be an even greater need to accommodate the elderly.<p>The …

The Biggest Decor Trends The Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …

The books that critics say you should read this summer

There’s a new wave of books coming out now in time for summer reading for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of familiar names and debut authors who are worth paying attention to. Annie Proulx, Stephen King, and Dave Eggers are among the veterans releasing new works. And Emma Cline …

Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem

Boosting your ego won’t make you feel better. Instead, try talking to yourself like you would your best friend.<p>In 1986, California state assemblyman John Vasconcellos came up with what he believed could be “a vaccine for major social ills” like teen pregnancy and drug abuse: a special task-force to …

The Obsession With 'Curing' Aging Is Now Big Business

By<p>There’s no way around it: America’s getting older.<p>As the Baby Boomer generation heads toward retirement, the number of Americans over the age of 65 …

The gendered way we’ve learned to ask questions is terrible for both men and women

“Thank god you picked up,” I whispered to my best friend. I was huddled in the sticky, single-stall bathroom of an Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, DC, just one closed door away from the dating equivalent of Chernobyl.<p>I had met the guy–Chernobyl–on Tinder. A few minutes later, my friend …

12 Dollar Store Finds That Make Amazing Kitchen Organizers

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.<p>It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.

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11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

9 Vitiligo Transformations That Prove The Power Of Makeup

And hey, we're not saying you <i>should</i> cover up vitiligo, but if you want some tips, let these ladies be your guide.

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How to Maintain Desire and Intimacy

At work, we show up 100 percent, are on time, are responsible, are proactive and intentional. Then, when we get home, we bring what Perel calls, "the leftovers". We're exhausted, we're on autopilot and even flat out lazy. No wonder desire and intimacy is dwindling with this way of showing up.<p>Last …

Scientists say they have a new cure for hearing loss

Jay Alan Zimmerman is a successful composer who writes music for movies and musicals. There's something that sets him apart from other composers, however. He's deaf.<p>Zimmerman wasn’t always deaf. He came to New York and began his career in music. Over time he realized he had lost quite a bit of …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

36 Gifts for Men That Will Suit Every Type of Guy in Your Life

Whether you call him your dad, your dude, your bro or your bestie, the man in your life is gonna need a gift this holiday — that’s a no-brainer. But what’s not so much of one is what to get him. If shopping for him is a liiiittle tricker than scooping up gifts for mom or a cheap stocking stuffer …

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Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Coloring books had a bad rap when many of us were in grade school. Art teachers especially disliked them because they "stifled" creativity. Our parents, however, rather liked them -- they provided quiet time when mom wanted a nap or a great back-seat activity on long car trips. We just saw them as …

Make These 15 Small Changes If You Want To Become Happier And Healthier

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hold nothing back in 'By the Sea,' an honest look at marriage full of fights and nudity

"By the Sea" is written and directed by Angelina Jolie (going by Angelina Jolie Pitt), who also stars opposite her real husband, Brad Pitt. They play a couple that goes on vacation during a difficult time in their marriage.<p>And based just on that description, you've likely made a judgment about …

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5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Making transformations to your way of being can be one of the most challenging things you can do. It's a dance of taking two steps forward and one step back. Every time you feel like you take a step back, it can be frustrating and you feel like giving up.<p>Have you ever wanted to make an internal …

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

We need to relearn what helping really means, and what we actually need and want from each other, and for ourselves -- the presence and love that we truly crave. Simultaneously, we need to be able to recognize and voice our real longing -- to be known deeply, really listened to, and not fixed. This …

Communication Skills

48 Hours That Will Transform Your Relationship

A new kind of communication takes place, where people begin relating from their hearts instead of their heads. And it's a rare opportunity for both partners to understand who the other person truly is.<p>One of my friends keeps talking about leaving his wife. The two of them are great together when …

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