Michelle Coomes

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Why Your Marriage Does Not Feel Right When There is Nothing Wrong

Love is real, but so is the come down, scientists warn.<p>Relationship funks, rough patches, and inexplicable nights spent in the dog house are not just …

Relationships

Being near a body of water makes us calmer and healthier, science shows

You drive up to the cottage, park the car and let out the kids. Then, you stop to take in the view, the wind, the smells and the sound of small waves …

Mental Health

This is how to overcome social anxiety: 5 powerful tips backed by research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

10 Dalai Lama Quotes to Make You Happier, Stronger and More Successful

Some words of wisdom from one of today's most influential spiritual figures.<p>From happiness to personal growth and empowerment, Tenzin Gyatso, better recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama, has much to teach the rest of us. Beyond his presence in Asia, throughout his life the Dalai Lama has spread his …

Hinduism

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

19 Magical Disney World Vacation Hacks Seen on Pinterest

We're always in the hunt for smart ways to squeeze more magic from a Disney World vacation. Here are some of the very best tips I've pinned to my …

10 Laugh-Out-Loud Adventure Tales for Tweens

What kid doesn’t love a good adventure? And if there’s a healthy dose of humor to go along with all the thrills, that’s all the better. With …

Tweens

10 Ways to Prevent Relational Aggression in Girls

Bullying among girls is often cloaked in hurtful gestures, words and statements instead of pushes and shoves. It is both subtle and insidious. In …

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Kids

Bourdain feasts in Berlin

In Berlin, the food is bold, vibrant, and never boring. Watch Parts Unknown Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on CNN.

Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain gets to know Berlin

From its rich, storied history to its thrilling all-hours club culture, this is Berlin. Watch Parts Unknown Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on CNN.

Anthony Bourdain

'I’m nothing but compost’: Bill Murray on good friends, bad bosses and Harvey Weinstein

The last time I met Bill Murray things got rather physical rather quickly. It was the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party and I was about to leave, bloated with celebrity sightings and starting to suffer from indigestion. But as I walked out I saw a man arrive who made me turn around and go right back in.<p>…

Bill Murray

The Overprotected American Child

A few weeks ago I left my 9-year-old daughter home alone for the first time. It did not go as planned.<p>That’s because I had no plan. My daughter was sick. My husband was out of town. And I needed to head to the drugstore—a five-minute walk away—to get some medicine for her. So I made sure my …

Parenting

Queen City Father’s Day Festival: free swag bags, bouncy house, games, giveaways

The 2018 Queen City Father’s Day Festival is a free event that will take place Saturday, June 16th, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at The Carole …

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

How Parents Can Predict Their Kids’ Future Careers

Kids don't know what they want to be so, if you're genuinely curious, it's best to ask them different kinds of questions.<p>Realistic (R)<p>I like to work …

Kids

So Your Child's Food Allergies May Be Linked to Baby Wipes, Says a New Study

After spending years trying to pinpoint one of the causes of food allergies in kids and babies, scientists may have finally landed on an answer: baby wipes. In a new study recently published in <b>Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology</b>, scientists from Northwestern Medicine explain that food …

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Davidson’s Concert on the Green: Uptown Funk

Concerts on the Green, a summer music series, is back on Davidson’s Village Green select Sundays from April 22nd to September 16th, 2018, from 6 p.m. …

Global Bubble Parade

Global Bubble Parade is an event happening all around the world on Sunday, May 6th. It’s just what it sounds like. A parade of people blowing …

7 Surprising Signs You Actually Have High-Functioning ADHD

When most people thinking of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they may picture someone who is fidgety or someone who gets easily …

Why I Left My Life as a Nun and Became a Sex Therapist

I grew up in a very Catholic household in Red Wing, Minnesota, a small town on the Mississippi River. My mother was Irish Catholic and she agreed to marry my father, a Swedish Lutheran, on the condition that he would convert. I was 17 when I entered the convent in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, but I knew …

9 Outdoor Summer Movie Series–2018

Once again, several Charlotte area locations are showing free outdoor movies this summer. They’re mostly in parks and start when it gets dark. Get …

Super Families: Secrets of Raising Successful Children

Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common<p>Every night for 20 years, Gino Rodriguez knelt …

What Millennials Say About Their Parents During Therapy

"You know there’s a problem when the mother of a 28-year-old calls to schedule a therapy consultation for her son."<p>Unlike some generations before them, millennials aren’t afraid to put in time on a therapist’s couch.<p>What’s on their minds besides an uncertain job market, wariness about marriage and …

24 Mother's Day Quotes Every Mom Should Read

"A mother understands what a child does not say."<p>From Country Living

How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Era of Thankless People

On a Saturday afternoon, you take your three kids to a movie they’ve wanted to see, then to their favorite hamburger spot for dinner, followed by ice …

16 Earth Day 2018 celebrations around Charlotte

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 at one of these festivals in the Charlotte area. Also, scroll down to see some frugal Earth Day crafts for kids. And KEEP …