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If You're Short on Time, Try Kelsey Wells's 5-Move Lower-Body Kettlebell Blast

People are beginning to mix up traditional strength training routines, incorporating equipment like the TRX and kettlebells into their workouts to improve functional movement patterns and build muscle. By now, you've probably heard a lot about kettlebells and their many benefits. While they're a …

Kettlebell Exercises

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>It happens to every child in one form or another — anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life's anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years …

Self-help

16 Low-Maintenance Indoor Houseplants Most Likely to Survive All Year Long

In many areas, winter months lend themselves to cold, snowy weather, and consequently warm, toasty homes. Keeping greenery in your home throughout …

Plants

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

Middle School

Adult Depression Linked to Gene Alteration from Childhood Emotional Trauma

Findings from a new study may have implications in relation to early childhood interventions and later targeted pharmacotherapies for MDD.

Video game obsession isn’t really about the video games. It’s about unmet psychological needs

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world …

Psychology

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? 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 bestselling books —</i> …

High School

This Baby's Hair Is So Intense . . . Well, You Have to Just Look at It

It's not often that you'll look at a baby and say, "I wish I had her hair," but get ready, because you are about to gaze enviously at the thick tresses of a 7-month-old.<p>Whereas most babies remain on some spectrum of bald during their first year of life, baby Chanco — who was born in Japan in …

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

3 Stretches That Un-Slouch Your Back—All You Need Is A Doorway

Are you sitting up straight right now? You probably are now that I reminded you. Sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer all day is horrible for your neck, back, and overall posture. If you feel tight in your chest and shoulders, do this series of stretches a few times a week to loosen up. …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

5 Underrated Plants That Can Survive in the (Almost) Dark

Our friends at Apartment Therapy talk a lot about hard-to-kill houseplants, especially when it comes to really dark homes that don't get tons of …

Plants

7 pain-for-gain exercises for mountain bikers

Get stronger and more explosive out on the trails with these strength exercises – including a step-by-step guide on how to do them correctly.<p>Riding a …

Kids Need More One-on-One Time with Mom

Is a mother more needed by her kids at home — or at work?<p>“Our society tells women, ‘Go back to work, do what you want, [the kids will] be OK,'” …

Parenting

How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

Mom's Honest Post About Miscarriage: 'It Doesn't Matter If It Was An Early Loss Or Late Loss'

Her words validate all pregnancy loss, no matter how far along it occurs<p>When it comes to miscarriage, loss is loss. Whether a mom is a few weeks …

3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely exhausted. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of …

14 Jokes for Kids That Will Actually Make You Laugh

These jokes, appropriate for kiddos aged 7-10, are sure to get grown-ups to truly LOL.<p>No matter how old they are, kids are often naturally hilarious and often truly love being told and telling jokes, particularly of the question-and-answer variety. But as much as you may want to foster their love …

Jokes

3 Essential Exercises to Calm Anxiety

Whether you have occasional worries or full-blown anxiety attacks, deep-breathing is a must for maintaining optimal physical health and emotional …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

9 Practical Tips From My Therapist That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

Get Through an Urge to Self-Harm With These Apps

iOS/Android: The urge to self-harm, the Calm Harm app tells us, is like a wave. It’s strongest at the beginning, but if you ride the wave, it will …

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

6 Essential Weight Lifting Moves for Beginners

When you are new to strength training, the weight room can feel really intimidating. Whether you’re completely baffled about which weights to use for …

The 10 Best Netflix Original Shows Of 2017

Netflix had its strongest year yet.<p>Netflix debuted over 1,000 hours of original content in 2017. As there’s roughly 8,760 hours in a year, and we use much of that time working and sleeping, you likely (and hopefully) chose to not stream anywhere close to the full library of original shows and films …

These Peaceful Holiday Vignettes Will Inspire a Calm Christmas

Less is more. This mantra is perfect for repeating during the holidays, a time when there is pressure to buy more, do more, and keep up with the …

How to Raise a Mentally Tough Daughter

According to a performance sports psychology specialist.<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with Chevrolet’s GoalKeepers Project.</i> <i>The Chevrolet</i> …

Psychology’s power tools

Cognitive behavioural therapy has created interventions that truly help people to change. Here are the best of them<i>By David A Sbarra</i>Read at Aeon

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …