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15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

Apps

How parents can help their freshman teens cope with stress

Entering high school can be an exciting experience, but for some teenagers it can also be scary, intimidating and confusing.<p>According to one study, …

Parenting
Parenting

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

Parenting

Meet the dog bringing love to New Yorkers one hug at a time

If you need a warm hug this Valentine’s Day, just head over to Chelsea.<p>That’s where Louboutina, a 5-year-old golden retriever, doles them out …

The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …

New York Times

Stop yelling at your kids right this instant

If you want your child to do well at school, stop being so hard on them.<p>Children exposed to harsh parenting are more likely to have poor outcomes at …

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that kills most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the …

Cancer

Social contagion makes it easy to spread fear and hate. Here’s how to spread their opposite

A plague of hatred seems to be spreading across the West. In the US, bigotry and hate crimes are up 6% according to the FBI, with a nearly 70% increase aimed specifically at Muslim Americans. Meanwhile, cases of harassment and intimidation against women and minorities are becoming more …

Psychology

12 Quotes from Zen Masters That Will Stop You Over Thinking to Achieve Clarity of Mind

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

Meditation

Ellen DeGeneres Responds to Donald Trump Watching ‘Finding Dory’

Her explanation is perfect.<p>This weekend, activists across the United States gathered to protest President Donald Trump's ban temporarily preventing immigrants from seven largely Muslim countries from entering the United States and indefinitely halting the immigration of refugees. The ban sparked …

5 heart attack warning signs never to ignore

That unwell, breathless, overwhelmingly tired feeling you’re having could be the first sign of a heart attack. Will you or your doctor dismiss it as just the flu?<p>February is American Heart Month and Feb. 3 marks National Wear Red Day — created to raise awareness about women and heart disease. It’s …

The Beautiful Maddening Contradiction of Teenagers

I happen to love teenagers.<p>Both the ones I’ve worked with for years and, most of the time, my own.<p>I know, I know. I thought I was supposed to loathe them too. It’s confusing. But, my dirty little secret is that I don’t. Dare I say, I kind of think they rule?<p>This might have something to do with the …

Oxygen from Earth’s atmosphere may be traveling all the way to the Moon’s surface

The byproducts of life are sprinkling onto lunar soil<p>Despite orbiting nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, our Moon may be periodically mingling with our planet’s atmosphere. New research shows that oxygen from Earth could be journeying all the way out to the Moon, where it then gets lodged inside the …