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5 Smart and Effective Ways to Discipline your Child

Mighty Mommy shares five smart approaches to discipline that will help redirect naughty behaviors and get your child to think twice before making a …

Parenting

Should You Work the Same Body Parts Every Day?

While I believe it is not a great idea to work the same muscles or body parts two days in a row, my reasoning may surprise you because it doesn't …

Exercise

5 Ways to Handle Life's Disappointments

We all find our soulmate, are successful in our chosen field, fulfill our dreams, and live happily ever after, right? No so much. Occasionally life …

Relationships

Who Made the Alphabet Song?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series aimed at children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to …

Western Australia

6 Strange Sayings About Sharks

Sharks are usually viewed as dangerous and cunning, but in honor of Shark Week, we explore some of the more silly phrases about sharks.<p>Some of you …

Shark Week

The Poison Chronicles: A History of Russian Poisonings

Eleanor Herman, author of The Royal Art of Poison, discusses the history of poison as a political tool used over centuries. In Part 1 of this bonus …

Nerve Agents

Just Married? 3 Ways to Manage Money as a New Couple

Creating a streamlined financial life as a couple can be challenging. Laura answers a question from a struggling newlywed and reviews three …

Personal Finance

What Are Postbiotics?

Postbiotics is a relatively new term that’s been coined to refer to the metabolic byproducts of those probiotic bacteria, which seem to be …

Wellness

How to Cook Fish Like You Know What You're Doing

Joe Gurrera, owner of Citarella markets and author of the book JOE KNOWS FISH, tells us why cooking seafood can be intimidating and how to do it like …

Aquaculture

Strain vs. Sprain: What's the Difference?

Sprains and strains are common injuries among avid movers. They share similar signs and symptoms, but the difference comes down to ligaments vs. …

Massage Therapy

How Do Lasers Work?

Lasers are used everywhere from the dentist's office to science fiction films. But how do they work? Why are laser pointers so different from a …

Physics

How to Job Hunt the Right Way: Use Constraints

Of the four job hunting criteria people typically look for when applying—industry, job, geography, and culture—narrow your desires to two and let the …

6 Ways to Clean Your Kid's Bedroom Once and For All

Mighty Mommy shares six smart and helpful way kids can stay in control of their stuff, so they can enjoy their space and you can enjoy the serenity …

Minimalism

The Hidden Epidemic of Childhood Sexual Abuse of Boys

This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen and comedian Paul Gilmartin discuss the myths shrouding sexual abuse and how survivors can start …

Mental Health

‘Gourmet’ or ‘Gourmand’?

These two words from French—"gourmet" and "gourmand"—sound so alike that you think they must have common roots, but they don't. They both relate to …

France

Why People Say 'Pardon My French'

The French don't curse more than anyone else, and our swear words aren't French, so why do we say "Pardon my French" when we use offensive …

France

How to Use Creatine to (Potentially) Build Muscles

Creatine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in the muscle tissue of red meat and seafood. But it is best known in fitness communities as the …

Nutrition

Buy or Rent a Home: Which Option Makes You Richer?

Buying a home can be a great financial move, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll always come out ahead. Renting can also be a smart way to build …

Personal Finance

What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?

Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet.<p>Episode …

Weight Loss

Cinnamon: 7 Reasons Science Says It's Good for You

In SPICE SPICE BABY: 100 Recipes with Healing Spices for Your Family Table, Harvard-trained molecular biologist Kanchan Koya unpacks the health …

Food

How to Train Your Triceps to Be Toned and Tight

Flappy arms, or what some rude folks refer as bat wings, are actually a very common problem area for many people. But just because it is common …

Exercise

How to Organize Smartphone Apps for Quick Access

Eliminate smartphone slowdown with a surprisingly simple trick.<p>Episode #510<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>How to Organize Smartphone Apps for Quick Access<p>Update …

Apps

The 5+ Effects of Oppressive Heat Waves

This year has seen record breaking temperatures across the globe. What is at risk in this increased heat?<p>Episode #293<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>The 5+ Effects …

Heat Waves

5 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Your Kid's Birthday

Mighty Mommy shares five ways you can make your child’s birthday a blast without (or in addition to!) the big fuss of a party.<p>Episode #488<p>play …

Kids

How to Choose a Companion Dog as You Age

Need some company in the form of a furry friend? Adopting a dog has proven health benefits and can make great companions, but what breed is right for …

Pets

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with These 5 Tips

There are a zillion ways to compare yourself to others, and all of them lead to feeling bad about yourself: grades, sports, job title, income, career …

Social Media

Norwegians using 'Texas' to mean 'crazy' actually isn't so crazy

The American press recently picked up on an interesting linguistic phenomenon in Norway, where the word “Texas” is slang for “crazy.”<p>Laurel Stvan,</i> …

Language

‘Interment’ or ‘Internment’?

"Interment" and "internment" sound a lot alike, and they're both unpleasant things, but they have different roots and different meanings.<p>‘Interment’ …

National Parks

What Is the Bag-Beg Merger?

Do 'bag' and 'beg' sound the same to you? It could be a sign that you're from the Pacific Northwest or western Canada.<p>Episode #628<p>play …

Dialects

Why Breathing Hard Is Good For You

Breathing hard and heavy when you exercise is not a cause for concern or embarrassment. In fact, unless you have an underlying medical problem, heavy …

Muscle