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Pro-Assad forces declare victory as Islamists surrender position in Damascus

The besieged militants include fighters of Islamic State and the Nusra Front, al-Qaida's offshoot in Syria.<p>><br>• ><p>A woman carries an injured baby born …

The Five Most Common Ways Startups Waste Money

In the startup world, there’s a difference between spending money to make money and just burning through your cash.<p>Startups often spend more than they earn. But running out of money because you can’t manage to raise more capital is the ultimate killer. The two most important metrics of any venture …

Cyberbullying: 6 Tips to Spot It and Stop It

Teen cyberbullying is more common than most of us think. The good news: Parents can combat the negative consequences.<p>Did you know some teens are checking their social media pages more than 100 times a day? That's one of the shocking stats to come out of #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, a …

Dr. Randy Cale’s Terrific Parenting: Are you sick of the arguing and negotiating?

Dr. Randy Cale<p>Do you notice that kids argue and negotiate about almost everything these days? It’s not just in line for ordering a pizza, but …

4 parenting types: Which are you?

The art of parenting has become its own science, with labels, carefully analyzed techniques and experts weighing in on how the latest trends are …

Is There Really Such a Thing as Equal Parenting?

Before we had our daughter earlier this year, my husband and I lived life on pretty equal terms. Our utility bills were split in half. I cooked; he cleaned the dishes. We had a shared savings account but separate checking. We both had developing careers. And he even used to call himself the biggest …

4 Parenting Essentials I Learned From My Adult Kids

One of the most humbling things about my kids growing up is realizing that I still have growing up to do myself.<p>I'm a reluctant empty nester. And while I'll always be my kids' mom, having the chicks out of the roost and on their own means I've had to adjust the way I parent. Contrary to the …

Six simple recipes from a Korean kitchen

Mixed rice with vegetables and beef (bibimbap)<p>It is hard not to fall in love with bibimbap. The bed of pearly white rice adorned with a ring of colourful vegetables and beef, and a bright yellow egg, the shining star in the centre. It is almost hypnotic. Like a lot of Korean dishes, individual …

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Motherhood In

This Dad wants your opinion....<p>My wife is a student doing her second degree at a University. During exams, she was caught with micro-chips she had …

More than 700 pilgrims die in crush in worst haj disaster for 25 years | Reuters

MINA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years.<p>At least 863 others were injured. Saudi King Salman …

Omega-3 May Lead to Improved Behavior in Children: Study

You probably already know that omega-3 fatty acid is one type of fat you <i>don't</i> want to cut back on, thanks to its multiple health benefits. And now there's another reason to add them to your family's diet: New research, which was published in the <i>Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry</i>, has found …

Why Recess HELPS Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies

In recent years, some schools have been reducing recess hours -- or eliminating it altogether, even though the American Academy of Pediatrics has advocated for schools to keep schoolyard play. Despite support from the AAP, some elementary schools (like these 23 schools in Florida) are still cutting …

Painful Sex After Baby? You're Not Alone!

No one wants to talk about sex after baby...especially <i>painful</i> sex after baby. Moms may think they're alone in feeling pain, and be too embarrassed and confused to talk about it.<p>Turns out, 9 out of 10 women actually experience pain when having sex for the first time after birth. And 1/4 of women …

Spanking With "Dignity" Is Okay, Says the Pope

The pope made headlines last month with his repeated support for breastfeeding moms, but now he's in the news for a different reason: his (apparent) support for spanking done with dignity.<p>A recent papal address in St. Peter's Square made waves when Pope Francis shared a story about a father's …

Three IUDs and Implants Can Still Be Used Past End Dates

Women who opt for intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants as birth control may be able to use the contraceptives longer -- and with the same effectiveness -- than the recommended end date, according to a new study.<p>The research, published in <i>Obstetrics & Gynecology</i>, confirms that three types of …

How Do Parents Really Choose Their Children's Schools?

Parents want what's best for their children—they want to provide them with the best chance for success and the best opportunities, which means picking the right school is a priority.<p>However, a new study published by the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans suggests that parents don't always …

Are Too Many Naps Bad for Your Toddler?

Naps can benefit babies by boosting their memories, but as your child grows, too many naps may actually <i>worsen</i> sleep patterns.<p>Researchers in Australia reached this conclusion after analyzing 26 studies focused on the affect of napping on kids' health and social development. The age range covered in …

Bullying May Be Happening in Your Home

Sibling rivalry is a common occurrence in many households, and altercations between a brother and a sister are not typically labeled as bullying.<p>But these conflicts are not something to be taken lightly, because aggressive sibling behavior is defined as sibling bullying. And new research confirms …

Could Ditching Your Dishwasher Lead to Fewer Allergies for Kids?

For the past few years, researchers around the world have dedicated their studies to find out why so many childhood allergies are on the rise.<p>A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that there may actually be a positive link between handwashed dishes and decreased …

Why IUDs Are Becoming the Birth Control of Choice for Many Women

More women than ever before are choosing intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants to prevent pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>Despite a decline in users for nearly 20 years because of safety concerns, improved IUDs and implants are now a safer and more …

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