Jerrilyn Morton

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Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America

Kevin Lowney lies awake some nights wondering if he should kill himself.<p>“I am in such pain every night, suicide has on a regular basis crossed my mind just simply to ease the pain. If I did not have responsibilities, especially for my youngest daughter who has problems,” he said.<p>The 56-year-old …

Mental Health

The Practical Life Skills Kids Should Learn at Every Age

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults, like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook …

Can a pill cure alcoholism? Film looks at how prescription drugs can fight addiction

It's like a dimmer switch.- Mike Pond on how medication helps him with alcoholism<p><b>Between one and 10 per cent of Canadians receive evidence-based</b> …

Mental Health

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

Relationships

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks

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Cure for chronic pain found: World first as patient fitted with permanent spinal cord implant

Doctors perform world-first treatment for chronic pain, fitting an implant which could reduce reliance on painkillers and may help people with Parkinson’s disease<p>Doctors in Australia have carried out a pioneering procedure to treat chronic pain, fitting a permanent spinal cord implant which can …

17 Pieces of Relationship Advice From Happily Married Couples

Over the last month, I asked every married couple I met for one piece of relationship advice. Here are the results.<p>We watch movies of couples falling …

Editor's Note

People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths

Dating someone new? Interviewing for a job? No matter your circumstances, it may be time to start paying attention to how the people around you order their coffee.<p>A just-in-time-for-Halloween study published in the journal Appetite revealed that people who like their coffee black are more likely to …

Coffee

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

I Was the Other Woman. Now I'm the Wife.

I wasn't looking to break up a marriage, but that's exactly what happened.<p>It's not my belief that you set out be the other woman. No one, I think, chooses to be thought of as slut, homewrecker, or "other," but then there is a moment that each one of us can recognize as defining. I certainly never …

Relationships

This Rescue Pit Bull Made His Bed Every Day While Waiting To Be Adopted

During his wait for a forever home, this pooch remained particularly polite throughout his stay at an animal shelter.<p>A video uploaded to YouTube earlier this month by the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals' pet adoption center in Kettering, Ohio, features Rush, a pit bull, …

Pet Adoption

How to navigate with your smartphone without a data connection

Almost as many Americans now rely on digital directions as relied on printed directions 10 years ago. However, there was always one major pitfall to …

Words of Wisdom

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The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

The best vitamins to fix your 14 worst vices

Beneath the veneer of every health-conscious woman lurk a few nasty habits. After all, nobody's perfect. And though you can't pop a pill for every peccadillo, there are some adjustments—right in plain sight in the vitamin aisle—that can minimize the impact of your dirty little secrets. Of course, …

Wellness

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Entrepreneurship

What The Most Successful People Do In The Mornings

Even though he has a pretty important and often stressful job, President Barack Obama works out for 45 minutes a day, six days a week. His sweat sessions are more frequent than most Americans', and, chances are, the routine helps him keep a clear head when the workday starts.<p>Morning exercisers are …

Success

Why do pineapple and kiwi fruit hurt my mouth?

<b>You’re tucking into a fruit salad and everything’s fine. Then suddenly your tongue feels kinda… itchy. The corners of your mouth start to sting.</b> …

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Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

Terrence Howard's Dangerous Mind

He's the leading man on network TV's biggest new show, but trouble and turmoil have chased him his entire life. The 'Empire' star opens up<p>T<p>errence …

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Books

Gorgeous Shibori Ribbon Beaded Jewelry by Perline e Bijoux

Japanese shibori (tie dyed) ribbon is simply lovely. The most common application in jewelry design is to use it to hang pendants from. But truly …

Jewelry