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Don't stress out. Our kids are just fine when their mothers work late

Some welcome news for working moms: you can stay late at the office tonight and your kid will be just fine.<p>A new study published this April in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that the widely-held belief that young children do better when their mothers spend significant time with them is …

The 10 Shoes You Should Grab Before Spring Arrives

It's not too early to start prepping.<p>It's not too early to start thinking about your spring shoe collection. As warmer days start peeping in, it's good to have some seasonal shoes accessible for your wearing. Here are 10 pairs of go-to options.

22 Wall Art Ideas You’ll Want To Steal Immediately

Today is the day you finally make that gallery wall.<p>From gallery walls to DIY pieces to framing your accessories (just go with it), we've got plenty of wall art inspo to spark your creativity.

Little Foot and Lucy: Two Pre-Human Species Co-Existed, Scientists Say

Scientists say a new dating technique suggests that a human ancestor whose fossils were found in a South African cave lived about 3.7 million years ago. That's roughly the same time frame during which the famous human ancestor called Lucy roamed an area in modern-day Ethiopia, thousands of miles to …

Natural History Museum

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …


If you remember this story, another memory will die off

Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories<p>Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Birmingham University and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit …

Alzheimer's Disease

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

National Academy of Sciences