Lauren Parker

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4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

This Is What Oil at $40 Means for the U.S. Economy

The price of oil has tumbled 58 percent this year to reach a six-year low earlier this week. Even if prices stay at these levels, chances are they …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

Fitness

7 things to teach your kids in kindergarten if you want them to grow up to be rich

"At the end of the day, kids are not being taught the fundamentals in school. As much as we think or hope they are, it's not happening," says Gregg Murset, certified financial planner and founder of MyJobChart.com, a free tool that teaches kids about money.<p>That means parents are the ones that have …

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two new books — <i>How to Raise an Adult</i> by Julie …

Parenting

E-cigarette ‘safety’ study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns

Public Health England claimed e-cigarettes were safe but relied on evidence provided by scientists funded by the vaping industry<p>A study which was cited by public health officials when they advised that vaping was safe, was funded by the e-cigarette industry, it has emerged.<p>Last week Public Health …

Steam sales data shows that you don't play the games you buy

I am not ashamed to admit that I have taken advantage of Steam sales and Humble Bundles to amass a library of roughly 150 games for a fraction of the retail price. I am, however, ashamed to admit that I've only actually played about one-third of them (and that's probably being generous). …

The Strange Economy of Werewolves and Vampires in Elder Scrolls Online

Paying for vampire bites.<p>Last night two people on the streets of Riften begged me to bite them. No, more than that, they offered to <i>pay me</i> to bite …

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

Cosmic slurp: Where a black hole swallows a star

Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and ‘ate’ a star. It’s like a black hole putting up a sign that says: …

Black Holes

Whence Life? Receptors Responsible For Fertilization Found

Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.<p>Where do babies come from? If your kids ever ask, just tell them the story of Izumo and Juno, receptors found on the surface of sperm and egg cells, respectively. In a study on mice published …

Miss the 'Blood Moon'? Here's Your Next Chance

If you were asleep when the "blood moon" graced the sky early today, you're in luck.<p>The moon will glow red three more times in the next 18 months, …

Never stop playing Hearthstone: Blizzard’s card battler available for iPad everywhere

Blizzard has unleashed its greatest attack on the world’s productivity, and you can download it for free on your iPad right now.<p>The developer finally released Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad in the U.S. and other worldwide territories today. This comes after a few weeks of a soft launch …