Jenn Benedict

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13 Signs of Potential Mental Illness in a Child

Most parents have an instantaneous desire to protect their children. We tend to our children’s needs: If an unexplained rash appears, we see the …

10 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids Every Year

Learn about a fun and easy family tradition to help keep memories forever.<p>By Wendy Robinson<p>A confession: I have failed miserably at the whole baby …

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Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy wars"? That's a whole different story.<p>While many of the the essential principles of raising a …

Parenting

How To Spot A Common Mental Error That Leads To Misguided Thinking

Human beings have been blaming strange behavior on the full moon for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could turn humans into werewolves. In the 1700s, it was common to believe that a full moon could cause epilepsy or feverish temperatures. We even changed …

Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Mental Health

This Tool Tells You If It's Cheaper to Drive or Fly

You're going to want to bookmark this.<p>Now there's one less barrier to going on vacation. TravelMath, a website that calculates the cost of travel, can figure out if you should drive or fly to cities around the world, according to Lifehacker. The website uses a "travel cost calculator" to consider …

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read

1 <i>Beloved</i> -- Toni Morrison, 1987<p>This 1987 novel won the Frederic G. Melcher Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for its stunning narrative of a mother …

New And Rare Genetic Disease Identified

A genetic analysis showed mutation of a specific gene, known as ASXL2, which had never been singled out as causing disease.<p>‘Identifying the root …

Genetics

Hey, parents – leave those introverts alone!

There are any number of neglected and marginalised groups in society, but one of the largest is barely recognised. I am talking of introverts, who constitute between a third and a half of society, according to a new book for adolescents. Quiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can’t …

Personality

3 Ways to Speak Up Without Starting a Fight

The importance of expressing your feelings in an intimate relationship shouldn't be underestimated. Being honest about how you feel allows for …

How to always get free airport Wi-Fi with these simple tricks

Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.<p>Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.<p>Check Foursquare tips<p>You should …

Wi-Fi

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‘I’m Not The Police’ And Other Things Your Therapist Wants To Tell You

So you’re thinking about going to a therapist. And then, if we’re being honest, you’re also thinking of <i>not</i> going to a therapist. Because not only is seeing someone whose main goal is to help you with your mental health a challenging proposition — <i>What if you discover things you don’t like about</i> …

Emotional Abuse of Intimate Partners

What distinguishes occasionally abusive behavior from an abusive relationship is the systematic attempt to control or dominate. Although control and …

6 Brain Boosting Foods You Need To Eat Now

Summer is coming to a close, which means school and work are ramping up again - and you want your brain to be in tip top shape to tackle important tasks and projects. Did you know that there are specific foods you can incorporate into your diet to increase your cognitive abilities such as focus, …

Ease into "Deliberate Learning" with the Five Hour Rule

Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skill because you’ve dedicated …

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 9 -- 15 Things to Know Once You're Diagnosed with Chronic Pain

In 2007, the iPhone turned one year old, Fibromyalgia wasn't recognized as an actual condition and David Hasselhoff got really drunk and tried to eat a cheeseburger on the floor while his daughter filmed him. Crazy stuff, huh? I mean, can you imagine trying to manage and treat 24/7 pain while even …

Angelina’s Divorce Shows How ‘Failed Marriages’ Are Failing Us

One has to wonder if Angelina Jolie knew that her filing for divorce from Brad Pitt would trigger the soul-searching, self-reflection, and GIF-making …

Angelina Jolie

Once You Make It Through A Bad Mushroom Trip, You’ll Feel Better About Life

Your sense of well-being is likely to increase, even if you’ve just had a very bad psychedelic experience.<p>Bad trips might actually be good for your mind. A scary magic mushroom trip can actually increase your sense of well-being, says a new study from John Hopkins University, published in the</i> …

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What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health

‘I’m a big, strapping bloke. Who would believe I was a victim of domestic abuse?’

As the country is released from the grip of the Archers' trial, which concluded on Radio 4 last night, the plight of domestic abuse victims across the country has received wide and much-needed attention. But while experts have lauded the accuracy of Helen and Rob's controlling relationship, what of …

A Magical Herbalism Lesson About Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade)

A Magical Herbalism Lesson About Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade)<p>Updated on August 10, 2017<p>Atropa Belladonna<p><i>It is of a cold nature; in some it causeth</i> …

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Tip: Treat Lower Back Pain the Smart Way

Ever roll around on a lacrosse ball or two tennis balls taped together? That might be hurting more than helping. Here's a better way.<p>Self-Treating …

36 easy summery recipes you can memorize

We're up to our short-shorts in the season of embracing cooking <i>less</i>, in every sense. Of keeping the oven off, of eating on the road and by the beach, …

Researchers Discover the Mechanism Behind Opioid Tolerance – and How to Reverse It

There is an epidemic going on today that you hear almost nothing about. Yet it effects around 50 million Americans, according to the National …

10 Cool DIY Ideas For Your Pets

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Pets

What You Need To Know About Those Living With ADHD

“If you would just focus, you could do this.” I remember being told this throughout my school years.<p><i>So I have to focus, focus on getting the work</i> …