Rachael Egan

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The 12 European cities you should take your child to before they're 18

City breaks are the perfect family bonding experience – they’re a great low-stress option for half-term - and Europe is full of child-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities. Here are our favourite cities for children of all ages.<p>1. London<p>With playgrounds and glorious parks in every …

European Travel

The 19 best documentaries on Netflix

Netflix can be the perfect escape—especially when you’re talking <i>Stranger Things</i>, Winona Ryder and those adorable ’80s kids on a sci-fi quest. But the …

Entertainment

7 Listerine Foot Soak Recipes for Baby Soft Feet

Have you ever considered the health implications of a good foot soak? Apparently, we all have tried foot bath many times because it feels relaxing. …

Skin Care

13 Tell signs of a Narcissist that you should be aware of

Most people think a narcissist is simply someone egotistical and arrogant. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a narcissist, you know how painful it …

5 Ways The Silent Treatment is More Damaging Than You Know

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the silent treatment. It’s a method of psychological punishment and manipulation we’ve all probably used or experienced …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

8 National Parks You've Never Heard of But Should Add to Your Bucket List

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'I was fresh meat': how AA meetings push some women into harmful dating

At 23 years old, Asia Blackwood was the proud stay-at-home mother of three young children in a quaint Connecticut neighborhood. Day in and day out, she prepared snacks and watched with pride as her toddlers learned to share with each other while her husband worked. Life was picture perfect.<p>But just …

Drug Addiction

Rare photos of Colorado lynx captured by automated cameras

Now state researchers have captured photos of lynx as they prowl the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Using automated cameras mounted in trees, the researchers are studying where lynx live and how well they're doing, said Eric Odell, manager of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's carnivore …

Wildlife

Meet the App That Wants to Beat Depression and Anxiety | Inc.com

One in four people experience a mental illness or neurological condition at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems have become the leading cause of ill-health and disability.<p>Unfortunately, many …

World Health Organization

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

Motivation

The Latest: Search goes on for suspect in officer's slaying

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>Authorities scoured a …

AdWords

How Converting My DSLR to Infrared Made Me Fall In Love with Trees

My name is Luka Gorjup, and I’m a 29-year-old photographer who was born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia — you know, that tiny beautiful country in …

‘The Unknown Soldier’ Sheds Light on Severely Injured American Troops

<i>The Unknown Soldier</i>, suggests New York-based photographer David Jay, is not about war; instead, it’s a confrontation of the invisible consequences …

War

Journalist Spends Four Years Documenting India's Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before They Disappear

Tucked away on quiet streets far from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist attractions, in between the spectacular palaces, temples, and tombs that appear on the covers of guidebooks, an entire category of Indian architecture has faded into obscurity and historical obsolescence. Called …

Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts of depression and …

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

<b>(altanaka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p>Megan Feldman Bettencourt<p>August 24, 2015 2:26am (UTC)<p>From “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In …

Psychology

9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

The real parenting lessons of the 'Child Predator Social Experiment'

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is probably nothing that freaks out a parent more than the fear of their child being lured away by a stranger, which is why we, as parents, constantly talk about stranger-danger with our little ones.<p>But are we keeping the conversation going with our tweens and teens when the virtual …

Social Media

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness | Inc.com

The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, Aug. 15), it's worth taking a moment to find your inner peace.<p>Over the past few years, a stream of research suggests that …

Meditation

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of …

Parenting

10 Words Parents Should Never Tell Their Daughters

Remember that upsetting moment in your twenties, when you realized that everything does come down to Mom, Dad and Me? If you do, try not to forget it …

Parenting

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

This is Every Horse-Lover's Dream Home

Living with horses in the Bahamas.<p>It's the ultimate dream of every equestrian: To live with her beloved horses. Designer Amanda Lindroth creates charming living quarters at a family's barn in the Bahamas. Read the interview with the designer here.

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics