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An App That Helps You Find the Safest Make-up

Some of the ingredients in make-up might be harmful, but a new app helps users pick the products with the least-bad additives.<p>Sometimes, beauty is pain. But beauty—and cosmetics specifically—can also be chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and polysorbates.<p>Cosmetics aren't regulated with the same …

Vigorous Exercise Program Helps Kids Lose Fat, Improve Heart Strength

An after-school exercise program has shown promising results in helping children lose weight and improve heart and lung strength. More from Reuters:<p>It's clear that activity is good for kids, lead author Naiman A. Khan told Reuters Health. But he was surprised at just how much of a difference this …

Some kids need angels. The angels need help, too

Tayler Farrell is a confident, articulate 12th-grader who’s obviously going somewhere in life. She’s a likeable and impressive young woman. But it wasn’t always that way. Two years ago, Tayler was in serious trouble – defiant, angry, disengaged, failing. “I was skipping school and into pills and …

South Korean Kids Pull Hardcore April Fools' Pranks

In South Korea, you shouldn't trust everything you read online today. Nor should you trust everything you see in the classroom.<p>With Korean kids in …

How Can I Help My Kids Develop Better Social Skills?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want my kids to grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. When it comes to social skills, though, I'm at a loss. One of my kids seems …

Middle School

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket, Mostly in Kids

Calls to U.S. poison control centers about people sickened by e-cigarettes containing liquid nicotine have soared in the past four years, climbing from just one a month in 2010 to at least 215 per month this year, federal health officials said Thursday.<p>More than half of the poisoning reports …