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Working moms and the 'flexibility' fallacy that exists in PR

Harvard Business Review published an article titled, <b>"Your Flex Work Culture Doesn’t Help Employees If It Hurts Their Careers."</b> We at Lippe Taylor …

Talking and sharing are key to suicide prevention

<b>(CNN) —</b> I talk about suicide every day. I've seen suicide from more angles than I'd wish on anyone: I've lost friends to suicide, seen the immediate aftermath of a suicide death, and survived two of my own suicide attempts. In the years after my most recent attempt in 2006, it felt like I was alone …

Mental Health

How to Stay Productive When Working Remotely

Working from home can cause distractions that attack efficiency and motivation. However, remote work is an ideal setup for many modern employees. …

What Kind of Breast Cancer Screening Should You Get?

The next time you go for a routine breast cancer screening, you may find that your clinic offers you a range of options, including the standard …

Parents: this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

‘Technoference’ — or being distracted by your smartphone when you’re with your children — leads to kids whining, sulking and throwing more …

Games for Kids to Play Alone

There are many fun and active games that kids can play alone, so solo doesn't have to mean sedentary. These activities are suitable for a party of …

Kids

If Cancer Can't Survive In An Alkaline Environment, Why Don't We Use That As A Treatment?

<i>If no disease, including cancer, can survive in an alkaline environment, then why aren’t doctors using this method to heal their patients? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike</b> …

Cancer Cells

12 Great Ideas for Parent-Child Dates

When you have multiple kids, it can be hard to make sure that you’re getting enough quality time with each of them as individuals. That’s where going on “dates” with them comes in! It’ll give you a chance to bond and maybe even have heart-to-heart conversations that are more difficult to have in …

The Relationship Between ADHD and Chronic Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. When faced with a task that we just don't want to do, many of us will simply put it off until tomorrow. You might end up …

Our Favorite Learning Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

We spent over 25 hours researching and testing more than 35 educational and learning apps recommended by educators, experts, parents, and kids. We …

How to Find Your Flow for Better Productivity and More Satisfaction in Less Time

Flow. The "zone." Deep work. It's increasingly elusive but increasingly valuable.<p>Flow. It's that ultra sweet spot in our day when we hit a rhythm and our work hums optimally and we find "the zone" of productivity.<p>That's a familiar feeling. Right?<p>Not so much, according to Cal Newport, author of <i>Deep</i> …

Time Management

Ask Amy: Marriage at midlife is one long slog

By Amy Dickinson<p><i>Dear Amy: I'm a 42-year-old man who has been married for 14 years.</i><p><i>We started out fairly well, but over the years, more and more arguments emerged.</i><p><i>Now we have three young kids and have devolved into the Odd Couple. She is a downright slob (really bad, even by her own admission), and</i> …

25 Ways to Make a Working Mom's Life More Bearable

In honor of Mother's Day, I thought I might share some things that people—family, friends, spouses, etc.—could do to actually make a working mom's …

Mark Your Calendars — This Is When You'll Get Your Life Back After Kids

Last weekend, on a gloomy Sunday, my family, which includes myself, my husband, our 7-year-old daughter, and our 4-year-old son, was eager for an activity. We ruled out a movie since my daughter was convinced every children's film currently in theaters was too scary. My son's idea of finally …

11 Natural Smells That Can Tell You Surprising Things About Your Health

We all get smelly from time to time, and these smells can switch it up depending on different factors in your health. Usually, odors like rank …

Foundations of Positive Psychology: Q&A with Dr. Martin Seligman

Dr. Martin Seligman otherwise known as the Father of Positive Psychology is one of the most cited psychologists in the 20th century. His work has not …

Psychology

The Best Family Board Games on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

“I am a Disney FANATIC, and this game is SUPER fun! It has great questions for people of all levels of play: Even my 3-year-old enjoyed playing this …

9 Mirena Side Effects You Should Know About

One in five women have no period at all—scary or best side effect ever?<p>You know those boots you never knew you needed until you tried them on, and now you can't live without them? Well, the Mirena IUD is the birth control version of black ankle booties—versatile, durable, and with the added bonus …

A New Treatment for Menopause May Be on the Way

Researchers say a new type of drug that blocks a receptor in the brain could provide relief for women going through menopause.<p>Credit: Getty …

We’re beginning to learn how moms’ antidepressants can affect fetuses

A new study suggests antidepressants affect babies’ brains, but more research is needed.<p>Antidepressants are now among the drugs most commonly used by Americans — but the decision to use them can be especially fraught for women considering motherhood.<p>On the one hand, we now know that women with …

Millions of women are taking antidepressants. Why don’t we know their long-term effects?

Women make up a majority of patients prescribed antidepressants, but little research has examined what happens when people decide to go off …

Depression

7 Things You Can and Can’t Do About Saggy Breasts

<i>This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like it, visit health.com.</i><p>As a woman goes through different stages of life, it’s natural …

This Is the Only Trick I Use to Get My House Clean and Clutter-Free in Record Time

I like a tidy home, but with two children and a dog, it's nearly impossible to motivate myself to clean. I'll miraculously put both kids down for a nap, and instead of grabbing a broom, I plop down on the couch for "just a minute." Before I realize it, everyone's up, and I missed my opportunity. …

26 Rules For My Daughter

“If I knew then what I know now…” As a little girl I heard my mom utter this phrase on more than one occasion. Her words always seemed to trail off, …

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Science Says There Is a Surprising Upside to Living Vicariously Through Your Kids (Unfortunately, There's a Major Downside Too)

It can be tempting to steer your kids toward the things you love--and help them to reach your unrealized dreams.<p>You've likely met at least one parent who lives vicariously through their kids. Maybe you know a dad whose NFL dreams were crushed because of a knee injury. So now, he pushes his son to …

How to Raise Kids Who Get Along With (Almost) Everyone

1<p>Talk Openly About Differences<p>Around age 3, kids will start asking about the differences they see in other people. “You want to respond in a way that …

This is what happens to your body after you stop having sex

How not having sex affects your body can vary based on your health, how old you are, and even what kind of sex you were having. But if you're generally healthy and have only stopped having sex because of a lack of a partner or a conscious choice (and not some other physical reason), there are some …

Women's Health

New booklet answers the question: Is my vulva normal?

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Loads of people with vaginas are paranoid about the appearance of their vulva (that’s the external …