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Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

OMG: Doctors May Have Found a New Approach That Could Potentially Cure Cancer

It may be a shaky time for politics right now, with things changing in swift order, but the medical field is having a pretty good go of it. Case in point? Back in October, British doctors conducted what appears to be successful treatment of a 44-year-old HIV patient, suggesting they very well might …

8 Conflicting Habits of Wildly Successful People

We know there are certain habits that the most successful people tend to share.<p>But if you’re looking to emulate those habits, you’ve probably run up …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

Mental Health

Third of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says

One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they're essentially harmless, according to a Danish study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the …

Cancer

11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

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What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

10 Ways To Show Teenagers You Love Them

I've written about how to show kids you love them in quick little ways, and a reader requested that I write a piece about how to bond the same way with older kids or teens. The main idea is the same, you want to show your teenager that you prioritize your relationship, despite your (and their) busy …

Parenting

For high school football players, just a season of play brings brain changes

Without sustaining a single concussion, a North Carolina high school football team showed worrisome brain changes after a single season of play, a new study has shown.<p>A detailed effort to capture the on-field experiences of 24 high school football players showed that, at the end of a single season …

The Brain

Pope Francis: Faith is not a philosophy, but an encounter with Jesus Christ

Sounding a lot like his predecessor, pontiff tells us Advent is a time to "go forth to meet the Lord..."<p>VATICAN CITY — The Christian faith is not a …

37 Super Helpful Style Charts That'll Help You Look Fly AF

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New weight-loss balloon is nearly twice as effective as diet and exercise

If you're struggling to lose a serious amount of weight, imagine you had a weight loss option that helped more than diet and exercise, but wasn't as invasive as gastric surgery. Enter the Obalon balloon system, a new treatment that involves swallowing balloon-filled capsules to curb overeating. …

When It’s All About Them: Being Involved With a Narcissist

Last month, we ran a piece about the legacy of narcissistic parents from Dr. Robin Berman, a practicing psychiatrist, Associate Professor of …

Project-based learning holds back poor pupils

Schools have been warned against using project-based learning, because <b>major new research</b> has found that the approach could leave disadvantaged pupils …

20 Questions to Ask your Teen to Get To Know Them

You may have been forewarned all of your parental life, as to how the teen years will go. Sure they are trying. Your child is no longer a child yet …

‘The 4 Mistakes That Sabotaged My Weight-Loss Journey for Years’

#2: Going vegan can totally backfire.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar for</i> PopSugar Fitness<p>I was no stranger to the freshman 15 in college—in fact, I experienced something closer to the freshman 30. It wasn't until I saw a photo of myself heading into my sophomore year that I realized I was …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology

Know the psychology of how kids become brats so you can effectively fight back.<p>The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of …

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Hit New High in U.S.

More cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported last year than ever before, federal officials said Wednesday — just as state and local health departments that could help fight them lose funding.<p>More than 1.5 million people were reported with chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted …

The secret to raising creative kids is easier than you think

From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development?<p>I began to think about boredom and …

Creativity

Study shows women with big butts are healthier, smarter

<i>Editor’s note: Some changes have been made for clarification</i><p>It used to be that the ideal woman possessed beauty and brains. Now we can add big butt …

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Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Turtles Layer Cake

INSTRUCTIONS<p>Cake:<p>Preheat oven to 350F, grease three 6" round baking pans and dust with cocoa powder. Line bottoms with parchment.<p>Place all dry …

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> …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways to Reverse the Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress …