Rita Vaitauskaite

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The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

Flying

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds. I was suffering …

Self-improvement

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

This Is How to Find Happiness: 6 Proven Secrets From Research

We all want to know how to find happiness. And the internet is chock full of advice on how to get there — but most of it is based on studies done on …

13 Brilliant Gadgets and Tools to Help Stress Management

Need to de-stress? These mindfulness and biofeedback tools and apps will help you relax.<p>Do you struggle with too much stress? That almost seems like a trick question. These days, most of us seem to be battling stress most of the time. And as we know, stress can literally kill you. Stress will also …

relaxation

Crafts Take A Giant Leap Forward

Crafts Take a Giant Leap Forward<p>By Elizabeth Sobieski<p><i>Pia Camil Bust mask jade, 2015 Enameled ceramic, 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo</i><p><b>"We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions."- Pablo</b> …

Foreign Students Are Cheating in Universities More Than U.S. Ones

International students may be cheating more than their domestic counterparts at U.S. universities, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>In an analysis of …

Antidepressants aren't just for depression anymore, study finds

Antidepressants didn't get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10% of American adults may be so ubiquitous because they are used to do so much.<p>Depression medication, a new study suggests, …

Depression

Shrimp (and Salmon) on the Barbie: 15 Grilled Seafood Recipes

Omnivores who associate barbecue weather with steak, chicken, burgers, and dogs may not be so quick to consider seafood as an option for grilling. Many types of fish are a bit too delicate for this preparation; others, while sturdier, still have a relatively tender structure that requires gentler …

Seafood

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

Forget self-help: we're programmed for change

Our brain plasticity makes us far more adaptable than we think we are<p>“This life,” wrote the French poet Charles Baudelaire more than a century ago, “is a hospital where each patient is possessed with the desire to change his bed.” No “How to Change Your Bed in Seven Days!” poem followed, alas. …

York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly

In a history stretching back 1,400 years, York Minster has witnessed wars, plague, revolution, siege and fires - but perhaps nothing quite like this.<p>Arguably England’s most venerable church, it is renowned around the world for its daily cycle of prayer and choral worship.<p>But, in what will be seen …

'Club Drug' Ketamine Rescues Suicidal Patients: Study

A ‘club drug’ used as an anesthetic can help clear up the distraught thinking of people on the brink of suicide, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>Half the patients given infusions of ketamine said they experienced relief from their thoughts of suicide, Dr. Dawn Ionescu of Massachusetts General Hospital …

Charlie Chaplin Museum Opens in His Former Home in Switzerland

Chaplin’s World—the first-ever museum dedicated to the work of Charlie Chaplin—has opened in the filmmaker’s former home in Vevey, Switzerland.<p>Even the most casual movie fan knows a few things about Charlie Chaplin: He was a brilliant comedian and filmmaker, had multiple wives and children (four …

Alien landscapes? No, just otherworldly places here on Earth | CNN Travel

Travel

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Global Smartphone Market Forecast

BI Intelligence<p>The global smartphone market is expected to slow considerably over the next few years. Despite a record-setting holiday quarter, 2015 was likely the last year of double-digit growth for smartphone shipments.<p>Mature markets were at the heart of this year’s deceleration. Adoption has …

Why Rubbing Garlic on Your Face Might Not Be a Bad Idea

It's not just a vampire deterrent.<p>Last week, people were rubbing onions on their eyebrows. This week, they’re rubbing garlic on their faces. Why? …

The 10 worst days to fly in 2016

This week we revealed how being clever with your annual leave could turn 23 days off into 53 - but there are 10 dates this year on which you should avoid travelling altogether.<p>That is according to Flight Centre, a travel comparison website, which has analysed flight data over the whole of 2016 to …

The psychedelic world of Sudan's Sufis – in pictures

Sudan,Sufism,Photography,Africa,Art and design,Culture,World news,Religion,Middle East and North Africa,Islam<p>Each Friday worshippers gather to pray and dance, while dervish elders spin the crowd into a spiritual frenzy. Brownbook reports

Early years of the NHS - in pictures

To coincide with the Guardian’s This is the NHS campaign, our new gallery features vintage Guardian and Observer images which offer an insight into the changing face of the NHS in its formative years. The series has been selected from original picture library files now housed in the GNM Archive.

Apple Music for Android updated with ability to save music to SD cards for offline listening

Apple has some good news for all of the Apple Music users on Android. The company has just released an update to Apple Music in the Google Play Store that allows users to download songs to an SD card so that they may store even more music for offline listening.<p>Showcasing one of Android’s greatest …

11 things the English are born knowing how to do

1. Take the piss<p>Yes we may be insulting you and your entire family, but it just shows how much we like you. Alright, you great big dickhead?<p>2. Tut<p>The …

How to Thrive on a Long-Haul Flight

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>If you’re wondering how to survive a long-haul plane flight, here’s your answer: Fly first class!<p>I kid.<p>While the lie-flat bed and special check-in line do wonders to boost morale for the elite flyers among us, I’m a firm believer that thriving on a long flight starts at …

Long Haul

Infographic: how to use technology for a healthy long-distance relationship

Long distance relationships aren’t as difficult as they once were. Thanks to an array of different apps, as showcased by FreeDating.co.uk, it is now …

Relationships

Controversial Billionaire Inspired by Biden to Start Cancer Research Group

<i>This article has been corrected as of 3:12 p.m. ET.</i><p>The first many Americans heard of Joe Biden’s desire for a cancer “moonshot” was when President …

7 Travel Secrets From Airport Insiders (Video)

Don’t drink the coffee, bring your own headphones, and don’t bother locking your suitcase. Those are just a few of the tips being offered by …

Headphones