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Parenting teens and tweens is hard — our Expert community has some words of wisdom

For the second anniversary of the SheKnows Experts Among Us community, we reached out to the Experts to get their advice on parenting through some of …

Why you need to be teaching your kids about ‘the birds and the bees’

It's time to break down the importance of teaching healthy sexuality.<p>What is so important about teaching your kids about 'the birds and the …

Brazil

The Good, the Bad, the 'Social'

Back in the day, kids used to race each other across the park, play with marbles and tire themselves out pushing and tugging at each other. Today, kids compete with each other on the number of "likes" and social approvals they can garner. Candy Crush has replaced the simple joys of the social games …

Parenting

buying your teenager alcohol? The parenting dilemma

The first time I was drunk I threw up in my dad’s car. It was a month after my sixteenth birthday. It was a good friends birthday. My friend was way …

PAVE

Talk to Your Kids about Sex

The Basics: Overview<p>Teach your children the facts about their bodies, sex, and relationships. Talking with your kids about sex may not be easy, but …

Sexuality

I Tried the Paleo Diet for 2 Months and Here's What Happened

I'm usually the annoyingly energetic girl in the office, even with little sleep, but lately I've been feeling tired, swollen, and just kind of gross. Health and fitness experts might simply say, "Work out!" But despite the amazing health and energy benefits a quick cardio session provides, I'd …

Bad blood? Mysterious creature said to be chupacabra vampire found dead in Paraguay (VIDEO)

The corpse of an unidentified figure with human-like hands has been found floating in a stream in Latin America. Locals on the continent believe the …

Paranormal

Forced cannibalism, gang rape and mass graves: Anatomy of South Sudan's terrible war

In what could become a landmark for African justice, an<p>African Unionreport on South Sudan’s war has found evidence of gross human rights atrocities and recommended an African court be set up to prosecute those responsible.<p>The cruelty to civilians during South Sudan's two-year war shocked the AU …

Africa

25 Best Foods to Eat for Muscle Definition

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

Amazon is testing farmers market produce delivery

Imagine getting greens and herbs from Maggie's Farm, Mangalitsa pork from Peads & Barnetts, black cod from Wild Local Seafood and melons from Weiser Family Farms all delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of harvest, ordered with just a mouse click.<p>That's what's coming to Southern California as …

AmazonFresh

9 quick tips to improve your mental health

Achieving better mental health sometimes requires professional help. People may need a therapist or even medication to deal with such disorders as depression and anxiety.<p>But those serious diagnoses aside, we could all do with a little brain tuneup. Fortunately, science has some suggestions for how …

Mental Health

5 Benefits of Burpees Exercises

Whether you want to lose weight or just remain fit, burpees exercises can do wonders for you. It is an intensive exercise that combines push-ups, …

Bodybuilding

There's a super-simple way to determine if you are getting enough sleep

Now Monday morning, I'm totally regretting it. So how many hours of sleep should you get?<p>Here's one speedy trick to figure out if you're getting enough sleep from Dr. Andrew Wellman, a sleep specialist at Harvard and Brigham and Women's.<p>The very first question Wellman asks new patients is <b>"Do your</b> …

Sleep

7 Fitness Instructors Share the Myths They Wish Would Die Once and For All

#1: You have to worry about exercise making you "bulky."