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Behold the Magic of a Consistent Routine

1 of 11<p>Why Structure Is Key<p>Many children with ADHD also exhibit executive function deficits. That means they have a hard time organizing materials to …

I need to look through my child's eyes to understand her Asperger syndrome

This is what explains my daughter’s affection for anything mushy: Play-Doh, mud, sand or water. It also explains her large collection of soft, comfy sweaters and blankets, the latter of which form the large nest she builds in bed each night to sleep in. She finds this kind of touch soothing.<p>But the …

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Watch What Happens When A Cancer Cell Is Injected With Cannabis Oil – It’s INSANE!

The topic of cannabis and what its main ingredient, THC, can do have long been debated in the scientific and political community, but it’s difficult …

This Cute Robot Is the Coolest Toy Since Furby

San Francisco A.I. startup Anki has a great reputation for making robot cars you can race with your phone. And considering all three founders got …

Robotics

The fascinating, strange medical potential of psychedelic drugs, explained in 50+ studies - Vox

Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>After years of struggling with treatments for his worsening cancer, Roy was miserable — anxious, depressed, hopeless. …

Consciousness

5 One-Pan Dinners To Make This Month

Cooking at home is going to pan out with these easy recipes<p>Dishes are <i>the worst</i>. Besides denting into your post-work TV binge schedule, a flowing faucet is not on conservation’s good side. Don’t piss Mother Nature off. Instead, invest in a sheet pan, your dinner’s newest secret weapon. Soon dinner …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

20 Creative Bathroom Organizers Under $20

Spice racks for your nail polish = genius.<p>You don't have to spend a ton of money—and you <i>definitely</i> don't have to move—to get more storage space out of your bathroom. You just have to get creative and find ways to turn regular items into instant storage (hello, spice racks and shoe organizers!). …

Real Estate

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

5 fruits to help you lose weight

Tired of root vegetables and winter squash? As the weather gets warmer, fresh fruits are more likely to grace your refrigerator. Fruits are naturally low calorie, sweet, and nutritionally invaluable, as they provide a range of vitamins and minerals. These five fruits pack a powerful nutritional …

Perfect Shots of Abandoned Locations

Mattias Haker is a photographer specialized in architecture, urbex, abandoned places ; pictures below are taken from his series <i>Impermanence</i> which …

12 Thanksgiving Games Kids (and Adults) Will Love

While you’re busy wracking your brain for ways to keep the kiddos occupied on Thanksgiving, don’t just limit your options to puzzles, board games and a bunch of complicated rules. Some of the most fun you can have will only require items you already have around the house. Keep everyone (including …

Kids

Harvard MRI Study Proves Meditation Literally Rebuilds Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

A study conducted by a Harvard affiliated team out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) came across surprising conclusions regarding the tangible …

The Brain

Why We Need to Cry More

Do you remember the last time you cried? It's a difficult question to answer, and not necessarily because it's hard to recall. It's because it reminds us of a personal and intimate experience, or perhaps of a humiliating moment of a public display of emotion.<p>But why is it that crying makes us feel …

This Magnetic Closet Organizer Might Actually Make You Hate Folding Less

The Internet is going crazy for this shirt-stacking tool that aims to never topple over.<p>One of life's greatest conundrums (at least for us) is figuring out the right way to stack clothes. It seems like every time we grab a T-shirt from the middle of the pile, everything falls apart — we're talking …

Cleaning

These Are The Beastie Boys’ Funniest Lyrics Ever

Over the course of their nearly 30-year career, the Beastie Boys gave us hundreds of genius lyrics. Their knack for obscure references, and rhymes that no one else could possibly think of is why they’re one of the most beloved rap groups of all-time. With that in mind, we’re looking at the funniest …

Cute Animals - Cute pictures, pics, photos & images of the cutest animals around. - Part 5

Cuteness!! #cute and cuddly Baby Chicks, , , Adorable Animals, Funny Animals, Adorable Kittens, Farm Animals, Cute Kitty, Funny Cats<p>We want to hug …

The Walking Lulz: The Internet’s Best Memes And GIFs From The ‘Walking Dead’ Episode Seven

<b>Warning: Walking Dead Spoilers Ahead</b><p>Welcome back to The Walking Lulz, our weekly collection of <i>The Walking Dead</i> memes, GIFs, and other hilarity. And welcome back to Glenn, who was indeed hiding under the dumpster for these past few weeks. Not like we didn’t know… at a certain point, all that “What …

The Fat-Burning Walking Workout Plan

Jay Sullivan<p>How This Workout Plan Works<p>The simple workout you're not doing could be the secret to finally peeling those pounds. Walking burns about …

12 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Junot Díaz, R. L. Stine, John Green, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they're most thankful for. Here's what they had to say:</i><p>To learn …

11 Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch When You Cant Leave Your Couch

Snow days are the best days.<p>Winter weather means many, many hours spent lying on the couch discussing the eternal question: What to watch???<p>Here, 11 shows to indulge in, from quick one-season hits you can devour in a single sitting to multi-season series you can make a dent in while half comatose …

TV

29 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes That Every 20-Something NEEDS

Raise your hand if you love cookies. That's what I thought: EVERYONE LOVES COOKIES. And at Refinery29, we're no exception. A few months ago, I sent …

Dessert

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

The best media streaming devices for binging on videos, movies and games

'Tis the season... to watch lots of TV and cut the cable cord.<p>Chances are if you own a TV purchased within the last few years it's a "smart" one. And …

Smart TV