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Sexism Is Out In The Open In The 2016 Campaign. That May Have Been Inevitable

The men parked their white work van on a patch of dirt down the road from the college where Hillary Clinton was set to give a major speech.<p>Then they attached a banner.<p>It was almost as long as the van with bold red-and-black vinyl lettering.<p>"Trump that bitch," it read.<p>They waved and smiled, as …

Government

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor.<p>The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to be bound like …

Mental Health

Pictures of two Egyptian children engaged to be married trigger outrage — once again

By Heba Farouk Mahfouz<p>CAIRO – While celebrating his eldest son's lavish wedding, at which a number of famous singers and belly dancers performed, Nasser Hassan decided to "double the joy," he later recalled.<p>He announced that his son Omar would marry his cousin Gharam.<p>At the wedding, held in a …

“What was the author trying to say?” is the worst question an English teacher can ask

“What was the author <i>trying</i> to say?” This common question in English classes is often posed by a professor who then reveals various ideas hidden within a novel as if they were a clear, neatly ordered message, waiting to be unpacked. From this perspective, writing is full of both signs and disguises, …

Literature

Husband's Note To His Wife Is All Any Stay-At-Home Mom Wants To Hear

Husband’s note to his wife goes viral for all the right reasons<p>Whether they work or stay home with the kids, <i>every</i> mom wants to know she’s …

6 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Marriage

You hear it again and again: "After I got married, I stopped having time for myself." Cooperation is a healthy part of a relationship. The trick is …

New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

Parenting is a heck of a lot more complicated than it used to be. For one, raising a child in a hyper-connected world raises a lot of questions about …

Pediatrics

The right way to take melatonin supplements, according to a sleep doc

Jet lag always seems to get the best of me when I travel. I've tried prescription sleeping pills, well-timed cups of coffee, and even gradually adjusting my sleep schedule in the days leading up to a trip. But I hadn't used melatonin to help regulate my sleep cycle, so when Sundown Naturals Adult …

5 Secrets To Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with others.<p>Conflict typically boils down to crucial conversations--moments when the stakes are high, emotions run strong and op­­­­­­­inions differ. And you cannot master crucial conversations without a high …

I Gave Up Coffee For A Month -- And Here's What Happened

<i>Photographed by Alice Gao.</i><p>The idea to give up caffeine came to me when I was -- per usual -- up very late one night. I drink a lot of caffeinated beverages, and I started to wonder whether I might get more rest without it, and what it would be like to not have the nervous buzz of caffeine so …

10 Ways To Use The Law Of Attraction To Get Exactly What You Want (In Love & Everything Else)

<i>Monica Parikh is an attorney, writer, and dating coach who aims to empower women to be their best selves and attract healthy, rewarding love. Now,</i> …

Happiness

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

Psychology

Tom Hanks Reveals His Secret to a Conflict-Free Marriage to Rita Wilson

While 2016 seems to have been the year of celebrity breakups, if there's one celebrity couple we can count on to bring us hope, it's Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Recently, the actor opened up about why their marriage of 28 years is so effortless and doesn't need any work — even with two kids and a …

Spiced potatoes with cashews, fennel, coriander and cardamom

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>60g cashew nuts<br>• 18-20 small new potatoes, peeled<br>• 3 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 200g Greek yogurt, lightly whisked<br>• 1½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder (or mild paprika)<br>• 1 tsp fennel powder<br>• ½ tsp cumin powder<br>• 1 medium white onion, finely chopped<br>• 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped<br>• 2.5cm piece of ginger, …

12 things successful people do every Friday afternoon

"Successful people tend to adhere to routines in general, so it's no surprise that the <i>most</i> successful people I know maintain a Friday afternoon routine," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage."<p>Here are 12 things successful people typically do on a …

Success

Our children are paying a high price for society’s vision of success

Individual limitations are no longer acknowledged and failure is not an option. No wonder there are frightening levels of mental illness among young people<p>Yet another report has been published showing frightening levels of mental illness among children and young people in England. The figure now …

Mental Disorders

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Parents, the folks at Sesame Workshop want to talk to you about manners vs. empathy

By Jennifer Kotler Clarke<p>Parents of young children, I have a question for you. Which is more important for your child to possess — manners or empathy?<p>While years of academic research clearly show empathy — defined as the cognitive and affective components of walking in someone else’s shoes — to be …

Relationship Advice: What Saved My Marriage From Divorce

Marriage is a beautiful thing — but it can also be a challenging experience — one that requires work and commitment. To save you from the minor (and major) pitfalls of it all as you embark on the most amazing journey of your lives, six women share their stories of how they turned their marriages …

The conversation about Trump can’t end at outrage and condemnation

<i>Tonglen</i> is a Tibetan meditation practice of giving and receiving, where a person can sit mindfully and imagine absorbing the fear and anger of another person, while sending that person their own love and compassion in return. While tonglen may not change the actions or behavior of the other party, …

Donald Trump

Why This Education Publisher Is Betting on Online Degrees

Natalie Hilton travels past her central London university every day, listening to lectures on the bus, studying towards a masters degree without ever …

7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life -- Starting Today

How to create a brand new chapter in your life, at any stage.<p>When we think about creating sweeping change in our lives, it often seems like a distant dream. When life gets in the way, it's easy to think it's "too late," or that we won't be able to restart because we are so set in our ways, whether …

How the kids' screen time is putting our marriage under strain

The amount of time my children – Kitty, five, and Sam, three – spend in front of screens is probably the only thing that my husband and I really disagree on. And we do very much disagree.<p>My husband, Giles, believes they ought to watch no television at all, nor have access to iPads. He thinks it …

Parenting

The demon on your chest and other terrifying tales of sleep paralysis

An unusual condition called sleep paralysis has been frightening people for centuries, and now a new review sums up the many creepy stories from different cultures that try to explain the episodes of waking up and being unable to move.<p>Cultural explanations that try to account for the terrifying …

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

How An Online Love Affair Ended With A Trans Man Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Kyran Lee pleaded guilty to sexual assault after his girlfriend reported him to the police. This is one of several “gender fraud” cases in the UK that raise fundamental questions about identity and sexual consent.<p>GAINSBOROUGH, England — If the 25-year-old had been born with a penis, he likely never …

10 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Psychologists call it the “spotlight effect“: People generally don’t pay nearly as much attention to you as you think they do.<p>Phew.<p>But when they are …

How Did Jaden Smith Become a Vampire, Anyway?

Juvenile philosopher, rapper, and gender-bender Jaden Smith recently made a bold announcement: He is no longer a vampire.<p>During the “Gothic” period …