Rissa Latoya

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You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

Depression

Helping a first-grader cope with life’s disappointments

<i>Q: I just put my first-grader on the bus. Right before that, I had received a text that said he wouldn’t be able to go to a friend’s house as planned because his friend had become sick. He asked me to see whether he could go to another friend’s house and declared, “I am going to someone’s house.”</i> …

Parenting

Lessons from Yahoo hack: Simple tips to safeguard your email

NEW YORK (AP) — Many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that.According to …

How I Discovered I Was Dating a Sociopath

A few months ago, I ended a relationship with a sociopath. I don’t mean that in the in the hyperbolic sense. (“My ex forgot my birthday — he is <i>such</i> a …

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain for at least 2 years after giving birth

Researchers found that first-time mothers consistently demonstrated a reduction in grey matter volume that could mean their brains are optimising and rewiring themselves to help cater to the needs of their infants — with the effects lasting for at least two years.<p>"These changes may reflect, at …

Four Better Ways to Create Deadlines That You'll Actually Stick To

The last time you had a major project to tackle, you set a deadline for yourself—and then came very close to blowing right through it. The result: …

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

Cider

Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

11 Actually Doable DIY Holiday Gifts

You’ve checked three people off your list and all of a sudden your wallet is hurting a little more than expected. Enter the DIY gift. Here are 11 …

Throw Out Your To-Do List, Fix Your Calendar, Double Your Productivity

What if everything you’ve been taught about time management has been wrong?<p>You were told to keep a task list for your “to-dos” and your calendar for phone calls and appointments. Meetings at work, doctor’s appointments, kids’ dance recitals and soccer games.<p>But what if you used your calendar to …

Time Management

The best toys to boost children’s creativity

What toys will you buy for the children in your life this Christmas?<p>Of course you’ll want to choose gifts that will delight them. At the same time, however, you’re no doubt hoping that what you give them will help them become more imaginative, innovative and creative.<p>Does that sound like a tall …

5 Ways to Pay No Income Tax During Retirement

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Benjamin Franklin said it best: "[I]n this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except for death and taxes."<p>When you're making the transition into retirement, or you've been retired for years or decades already, the last thing you want to think about is forking over …

Creative Ways to Save Money in 2017

If you struggled to save this year, take heart: Your opportunities to save in 2017 are practically limitless. "Almost every daily decision—like buying coffee in the morning—is a chance to save big," says Elle Kaplan, finance expert and founder of LexION Capital.<p>That's why we've rounded up 16 …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 93 Percent of Successful Entrepreneurs Say This Is the Key

I asked 118 successful founders for their best advice, and 110 told me basically the same thing.<p>Parents want the best for our kids. Near the top of the list? Financial security and freedom.<p>Since research shows that the only way to accumulate great wealth in America is through entrepreneurship, I …

Entrepreneurship

Not sending emojis could mean your partner doesn't love you

Has your partner suddenly stopped using emojis in their messages to you? It could mean they are falling out of love.<p>That's according to a fascinating …

16 Signs You Married the Right Person

It's the holidays, a time when emotions run high. But you and your spouse can get through this difficult period together.<p>Marriage can be tricky and challenging at times. So it's only natural that when you're in one of those funks, you begin to ask, "Did I marry the right person?"<p>It's the holidays, …

Washington University in St. Louis

The Keys to Training Your Dog to Stop Barking

Dogs will be dogs, which means they sometimes bark, but you can teach your dog to control their barking so that it’s not disruptive. These three tips …

What Does Trumpcare Mean For The Future Health Of The USA?

Explaining the US health system to UK and European audiences can be a challenge. In the US, access to affordable healthcare is a very emotive …

Health Care

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

Top 5 Apps helping parents inculcate healthy living in their kids

Health and fitness are habits which must be inculcated since childhood for a healthy living and lifestyle! Here are top 5 apps that would help</b> …

The Animal Connection: Why Do We Keep Pets?

Pets are popular family members. / iStock image.<p><i>Ed. Note: Another favorite this Friday about those furry members of our family—no, not your Grandpa</i> …

Anthropology

A Message To Girls: You Get To Determine Your Worth

A few months ago when I was volunteering at my son’s school, I overheard a conversation between two 9-year-old girls. One of the girls was ranking …

Mathematics

Do Men Or Women Have The Best Orgasms? Let Science Explain!

With the answer to every question just an iPhone away, it’s kind of fun and exciting that the female orgasm remains a mysterious pleasure boat even to this day, particularly in contrast to the male orgasm. It’s almost too perfect, how cut and dry it all is for men and how ambiguous it is for women. …

Want a Better Marriage? Science Says You and Your Spouse Should Do This More Often

If you both have the same attitude toward this, you'll be happier. If not... well, I feel for you.<p>Last evening, after we put our baby down for the night, my wife and I sat and had a quiet drink on the back patio, after a long, fun and exhausting weekend.<p>Now, it turns out that science says we're …

Alcohol

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

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Six Things You Need To Know To Have The Best Dog Ever

<i>Excerpt from Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love.</i><p>In my years as a dog trainer, I've learned that if an outcome to a behavior is positive, then a dog is likely to repeat that behavior, and if the outcome is not favorable, then that dog is …

13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

<i>by the editors of Prevention</i><p>Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In fact, you've probably ingrained most of them already! But it never hurts to reflect on how well your kids are hearing--and adhering to--these life …

A Practical Guide For Working Parents To Divide Household Responsibilities

Even when both parents work, moms end up doing more of the household chores. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.<p>Whose job is it to sign the kids up for summer camp, fill out (and fax) the tedious forms, make sure that peanut-free lunches are packed every evening, and drive children to …

Parenting