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12 Scary Facts Your Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Tune in to these complexion clues.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>Visiting your dermatologist regularly is definitely a smart habit to establish: They're experts that can look out for inconspicuous signs of underlying health concerns. If …

Skin Care

Help! My teen's watching online porn

<b>(CNN) —</b> What happened to Maddie, a mom of two boys, one afternoon has no doubt happened to countless other parents across the country.<p>Maddie's computer was out of juice, so she hopped on her 15-year-old son's laptop. She looked at the history of something she was working on and then, bam. There …

Adolescents who sleep poorly and insufficiently may develop alcohol and drug problems

• Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth.<br>• New research has found that sleep difficulties can predict specific …

9 Eating Habits That Are Derailing Your Weight-Loss Efforts

The worst part: You probably think they'll help you drop more pounds.<p>The occasional dietary splurge isn't what really thwarts most women's weight-loss efforts. It's the so-called "healthy" weight-loss strategies we use, convinced they'll help us cut calories, slim down, and get healthier—only to …

Nutrition

5 Ways to Use Milk for Silky Smooth Skin

An amazing skin-care product could be sitting in your fridge right now.<p>Sure, you could load up on pricey cleansers and moisturizers—or you could use a product that's practically free and probably already in your kitchen: milk. Natural-beauty expert Paige Padgett says the ingredient can help soften, …

Skin Care

Koch brothers/charter school nightmare: “White kids get to go to a school with a Montessori approach while children of color get eye control”

<b>(AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack/KPG_Payless via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>A fight over education in Nashville might come your way next: It’s a proxy for dangerous right-wing education ideas<p>Jeff Bryant<p>January 17, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>"We know we need to do something about students who are not achieving …

Education

A Very Good Critical Thinking Framework for Teachers and Educators

January 15, 2015<br>Below is an interesting critical thinking framework I came across through Teachthought. This framework is taken from a journal …

Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

Earlier this year, Instagram was leading the pack as the fastest-growing social platform. Now, it's Tumblr and Pinterest, which have edged out the …

Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.<p>The biggest expense for any airline is fuel, and the price of jet fuel is down 18% since August. Still, airfares are up 3% this year according to the industry trade group Airlines for America. And they've climbed 31% since 2009.<p>…

7 things you need to know to survive Thanksgiving travel

If you're traveling during the Thanksgiving weekend, you expect crowds on the roads and at airports. Here's are 7 things you need to know to survive the madness.<p>Survive? Well, yes. That's because you'll be one of 3.5 million Southern Californians predicted to be driving to Grandma's house or …

New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt Nationwide

More cities may need to crack down on smog caused by power plants, factories and cars.<p><b>More U.S. communities might be required to crack down on ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma and heart disease, as part of a controversial federal proposal announced Wednesday.</b><p>After years of delay, …

Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to …

Air strikes on Islamic State stronghold in Syria kill 95, monitor says

The death toll from a series of Syrian government air strikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years, activists said Wednesday.<p>Some of the Tuesday air strikes hit a …

Hong Kong student leaders among 116 arrested in Mong Kok

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators and police faced off in Hong Kong on Wednesday night after officers cleared a major protest zone and arrested high-profile student leaders.<p>Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were among 116 detained in Mong Kok for offences including unlawful assembly and assaulting …

Tensions Simmer After Ferguson Decision in Police Shooting

Residents Clean Up, as Unrest Continues in Nearby St. Louis<p>By<p>Pervaiz Shallwani,<p>Pervaiz Shallwani<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Pervaizistan<p>pervaizistan<p>Google+<p>pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com<p>Ben Kesling and<p>Ben Kesling<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bkesling<p>Google+<p>ben.kesling@wsj.com<p>Mark Peters<p>Mark Peters<p>…

Justice

Developing Practices for Happiness

Into the bank I go. It's not a branch I visit very often; in fact, the last time was a month ago. I walked up to the cashier and recognized her; she recognized me, too, and we broke into happy banter about nothing in particular.<p>I call a phone number to check on the progress of paperwork that has …

5 Things Happy Cities Have in Common

Want to love your life? Take a train, not a bus, and ditch those cold winters, for starters.<p>We all know how important a fulfilling job, a loving partner and even a pet can be to one's sense of satisfaction in life. But where you live plays a bigger role than you might think, and for those who live …

Happiness

'Brutally Honest' series: What if you don't like your kids' friends?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If it hasn't happened already, it probably will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?<p>I remember when I was growing up and my mom didn't love me spending time with one of the girls in our neighborhood. She didn't forbid me from being with her …

15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …