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Golden State Killer suspect lived a quiet suburban life, with flashes of rage and anger

When the law came for him after 40 years of hunting, he was doing a woodworking project in his garage.<p>As the team of heavily armed local and federal agents took him into custody, the 72-year-old truck mechanic asked them if he could take out a roast he had cooking inside.<p>The arrest Tuesday …

Crime

White House announces ban on transgender people serving in military

Following up on Donald Trump’s controversial pledge, official memo disqualifies trans individuals ‘except under limited circumstances’<p>The White House has announced orders to formally ban transgender people from serving in the military, following up on Donald Trump’s controversial policy pledge that …

5 Steps to Quit Yelling at Your Kids—and What to Do Instead

If you erupt when your kids don’t listen or when the play becomes wild, we get it. But here’s how to stop your tirades once and for all—even when you really, really (really) want to yell.<p>A while ago I almost broke a blood vessel in my eye from yelling at my three kids to go to bed. Another time, I …

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

By Lauren Knight<p>“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born …

Parenting

Do You Have a High Need Baby? Here's How To Tell

All babies have needs. All babies need lots of holding, cuddling and attention.<p>But some babies seem to need near-constant holding, cuddling and attention in order to not scream or cry. We call these babies "high need."<p>These are normal babies. There is nothing wrong with them. They are simply more …

Why do parents take such different approaches to their kids' education?

While some children spend the school holidays studying in tutoring centres, enrolled in sports camps or other structured activities, others are left …

ISIS wing claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency.<p>The statement posted online Sunday by the Amaq agency follows a pattern of ISIS-related media …

Extremism

Mother hits back with brutally honest post on struggles of parenting

A young mother has hit back at people 'judging' her parenting skills in a brutally honest Facebook post.<p>Aly Brothers, 22, from West Virginia, posted about the struggles of parenting on Facebook after being 'stared at' with her crying children while out shopping.<p>“Everyone's eyes were on me as if to …

Couple gets prison time for keeping 11 kids in squalid home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been sentenced to at least a year in prison after admitting they kept their 11 kids in a home full of trash, feces and raw meat.<p>Tyree and Takeya Fluellen pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges last month. Both got 1- to 2-year prison terms and …

Top 10 Nutrition And Workout Tips For Women Who Want To Lose 50 Pounds In 4 Months

Although the statistics claim that men and women suffer weight issues alike, the women folk will agree it's a tougher battle for them. Men have it …

Baby Found Severely Malnourished After Being Kept on Strict Vegan Diet by Parents

The kid's future is now in the hands of the children's court.<p>A 14-month old baby has been taken away from his parents after he arrived in the hospital severely malnourished from being kept on a vegan diet, the <i>New Zealand Herald</i> reports.<p>The baby, whose name has not been released, was brought to a …

‘Green Burials’ Allow People To Be Environmentally-Responsible After Death

You don’t need to believe in reincarnation to rejoin the world of the living as a tree.<p>Isabelle Bolla’s sister passed away from a terminal illness in …

Environmentally Friendly

15 Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That'll Entertain Your Kids for Less

Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper.<p>Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to throw away.

Oregon Court Rules Non-Binary As A Legal Gender

It’s the first ruling of its kind in the U.S.<p>Friday was a big day for genderqueer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in the United States. An Oregon circuit court ruled that Portland resident Jamie Shupe could change their gender from female to non-binary. This is a historic ruling, as …

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

How to Avoid Your Parents' Parenting Mistakes

Remember when your mom scolded you, and right there, in that moment, you promised yourself that you would never do that to your child... and then, you did.<p>That's because in everyone's life, from birth-to-death, there are only two people: mom and dad. And, all of your emotional interactions are …

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Sunday signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, making the state the 24th in the country to authorize a …

5 Reasons Why Pregnancy After Miscarriage Is Different

I’ll never forget that moment. I sat in my doctor’s exam room, eagerly awaiting a first glimpse of my baby’s heartbeat. I imagined watching it, a …

25 Ways I Thrive As A Stay-At-Home Mom

The baby wakes me up. He’s screaming. I let the dogs out. They whine and claw at the door, and I realize I’ve forgotten to feed them immediately. I …

U.S. agents find 140-foot tunnel under U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico

Federal agents in Calexico discovered a 140-foot-long tunnel across California's border with Mexico, officials said this week.<p>An agent on patrol two miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry noticed "a depression in the soil" along the All-American Canal that runs parallel to the border, the U.S. …

U.S.-Mexico border

Here's Why Some Women ALWAYS Have to Pee

And why others can hold it all freakin' day long.<p>Some of you may relate to this scenario: You’re halfway into your morning coffee and suddenly have to dash out of a meeting in fear you’ll pee your pants. Or, an hour after making a pit stop on a road trip to Aunt Sally's, you find yourself needing …

Everything You Need To Know About TV And Movies In 2016

From The X-Files to The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Captain America: Civil War to Rogue One, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to. In chronological order!<p><b>Note:</b> This list, though long, is of course not everything. There will be movies that come out of Sundance and …

Little Girl Writes Hilariously Vulgar Letter to Her Parents After Learning Truth About Santa

Hearing the “truth” about Santa Claus is a rite of passage for many children. Usually, around the age of 9 or 10, if you haven’t learned his origin …

Why you should always buy the men's version of almost anything

Radio Flyer sells a red scooter for boys and a pink scooter for girls. Both feature plastic handlebars, three wheels and a foot brake. Both weigh about five pounds.<p>The only significant difference is the price, a new report reveals. Target listed one for $24.99 and the other for $49.99.<p>The scooters' …

Women With Taller Husbands Are Happier, Says New Study

A study to be published in the March issue of <i>Personality and Individual Differences</i> confirms a common stereotype: Women with taller husbands are happier. Using data from 7,850 married Indonesian women, Kitae Sohn, a professor of economics at Konkuk University in South Korea, found that the …

Banished for menstruating: the Indian women isolated while they bleed | Gagandeep Kaur

Women in parts of India are sent to basic hutsoutside their villages during their periods, as the stigma of menstruation proves hard to overcome<p>Poornima Javardhan, 25, felt dread and trepidation as she got ready to spend five days in a <i>gaokor</i> – a hut outside her village where girls and women are …

The hidden medical epidemic few women have been willing to talk about, until now

By Tara Bahrampour<p>, Reporter<p>When Carmel Price’s mother had an operation six years ago, Price helped her in the hospital but never really knew what the procedure was for. “I heard that she was having ‘reconstructive surgery,’ like that her organs had moved around and they were putting them back …

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …