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The Most Effective Consequences for Teenagers

Just because your teen has outgrown time-out (most of them would like to be sent to their rooms), doesn't mean you can't instill effective …

Parenting

How to Build a Thriving and Profitable Affiliate Program

<b>Randy Frisch:</b><p>Welcome to the Content Experience Show. I'm Randy Frisch. I've got Anna Hrach joining me. We always appreciate when people take time to …

Marketing

From promposals to Snaps, smartphones are crashing the prom party

Smartphones have forever changed our lives. They also have forever changed the experience of the high school ritual of going to the prom.<p>And it doesn't stop with those epic promposals.<p>There is the flurry of texts to organize dinner. Perhaps calling an Uber. A FaceTime chat with the parents (who are …

Women's Fashion

Man mauled to death by bear while taking selfie

A man was mauled to death by a wounded bear this week when he foolishly tried to take a photograph alongside the apex predator –the third wild …

Animals

Gamer killed himself after developing tinnitus he blamed on listening to music through headphones

A young gamer hanged himself when he developed tinnitus after listening to music through Bose headphones, an inquest heard.<p>Daniel Derricutt, 24, told …

Mental Health

Think You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online? Think Again

When parents say that they know what their teens are doing online, are they kidding themselves?

Teens

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

Man films himself torturing terrified girlfriend on Facebook Live

<b>A man brutally attacked and tortured his terrified girlfriend while filming it on Facebook Live.</b><p>Chaichana Sirichat left Kuldara Yeesaman covered in …

Crime

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Polyamorous, Aromantic, Demisexual—And 19 Other Sexuality Terms You Really Need To Know

How many of these labels apply to you?<p>Sexuality isn’t black and white, and the labels <i>gay</i> and <i>straight</i> don’t do the full spectrum of sexual orientation justice. That’s why new terms are popping up all the time.<p>“The identification and acceptance of words that fit a person's experience can help them …

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On Musical.ly

My daughter is ten. She wants me to get Musical.ly on my phone so she can make funny lip-sync videos. <i>Everyone has it,</i> she whines, <i>even the kid whose</i> …

Meet Vero: Why a billionaire's Instagram alternative is suddenly so popular

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts

<b>(CNN) —</b> They're not slumped over in alleyways with used needles by their sides. Their dignity, at least from outside appearances, remains intact. They haven't lost everything while chasing an insatiable high.<p>They are functioning heroin addicts -- people who hold down jobs, pay the bills and fool …

Drug Addiction

What Is Vero? The Anti-Facebook App Sees an Adoption Bloom

"We're experiencing an outage due to heavy load."<p>Adoption of a new mobile social platform seemed to bloom over the weekend. Vero, the slogan of which …

Social Media

'We're watching a company explode': is Snapchat becoming irrelevant?

More than 1.2m Snapchat users signed a petition urging the company to reverse its “annoying” redesign – but it was a single tweet from Kylie Jenner that may havecaused real damage.<p>After the celebrity tweeted “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me” to her 24m followers, …

Social Media

Biggest study ever of teen brains to reveal how screen time affects kids

The findings will change the way kids are educated and parented, and the way society looks at teens, experts say.<p>What helps and hurts the teenage brain? A revolutionary new study hopes to find out how kids’ minds are shaped during this crucial and turbulent stage of life.<p>Researchers are following …

Parenting

25 Podcasts You Need To Listen To In 2018

Looking for something different to listen to? Try these, including Casefile, Dead Pilots Society, The Read and more.<p>Before you get too mad, check to see if we already suggested your faves here, here, or here.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Pulp Fiction

Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptions

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an attempt to reduce opioid use amid a nationwide abuse epidemic, insurance giant Cigna will no longer cover most OxyContin prescriptions in its group plans beginning January 1.<p>"Our focus is on helping customers get the most value from their medications -- this means obtaining effective …

Biomedicine

10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

Powerful social-media trends affecting both users and brands are strengthening and accelerating.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past year, a number of significant stories involved social media: Facebook lured Snapchat users to Instagram, the president of the …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

York University

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Talk to your children about their online lives every two weeks, urges charity

A leading charity has urged parents to do more to keep their children safe online as new figures reveal how often young people are exposed to violence, hatred, sexual content, bullying and other inappropriate content when using the internet.<p>Amanda Azeez, associate head of child safety online at the …

Internet Safety

They were supposed to help people suffering from addiction. Then they overdosed.

Another tragic story in the opioid epidemic.<p>The two counselors at a drug treatment halfway house in Chester County, Pennsylvania, were supposed to help others recover from their addictions. But they were overwhelmed by their own drug problems — and on Sunday, they both overdosed and died on a mix …

Parents warned about terrifying viral social challenge

PHOENIX — Arizona schools are warning parents about a social-media challenge that encourages kids to ever-increasing harmful behavior that ends in suicide.<p>Parents were alerted to the the “Blue Whale Challenge” by schools and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Wednesday.<p>“I do want to make …

Social Media

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

One social network ranked worst for young people's mental health and wellbeing

Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people's mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Yik Yak, once valued at $400 million, shuts down and sells off engineers for $1 million

After taking in $73.5 million in funding<p>Yik Yak, an anonymous messaging app for college students, announced today that it would finally be shutting down. The app first launched back in 2014 as a way to discreetly communicate with others nearby, and it took off quickly for its gossip-centric role in …

3 Social Media Trends That Need to Be on Your Radar for the Rest of This Year

If you're a betting man (or woman), put your money on live video, virtual reality and platform crossover.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s difficult to wax poetic about the social media trends of today, because, based on social media's very nature, those trends could …