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Under the threat of new laws, British sex workers fear for their websites and their safety

For Britain’s sex workers, the threat of new legislation is all too real. Recent calls from MPs to ensure that prostitution websites “cannot …

National Crime Agency

Derms say cold showers have a host of health benefits…if you can stand them

On hot, humid, sticky days, a cool shower sounds pretty appealing, and as it turns out, there are health-related benefits to taking a cold water …

Skin Care

4 expert-recommended, introvert-approved tips for making friends when you hate meeting new people

They can also be difficult to make, particularly if you’re an introvert (like me!). If the thought of putting yourself out there to find a new friend …

Personality

ASMR Could Have Health Benefits Beyond The Brain Tingles, Study Suggests

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), the brain tingling sensation millions of people seek out online, may be more than just a pleasant feeling. A new study finds that it also provides physiological and stress-reducing benefits on par with mindfulness meditation – at least for people with a …

Neurology

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

Depression

Be A Guide, Not A Guard: How To Raise A Happy And Responsible Kid

Next time you see your child doing something that you don't like, whisper to yourself: “Be a guide, not a guard."<p><i>Originally published on</i> Motherly<i>.</i><p>By Nadene van der Linden<p>“Be a guide, not a guard” perfectly describes the kinds of parenting behaviors that create happy and responsible children. It’s a …

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

It’s Your Job To Love Your Kids And Set Limits — Not To Entertain Them

The truth is, as a grown up, my imagination isn’t that good.<p>Originally published on Motherly.<p>By Denaye Barahona<p>I don’t do planned arts, crafts or academic activities with my children. I also don’t feel <i>the least</i> bit guilty about it. As I write this, my 3-year-old is building a parking garage out of …

More than just a tantrum: here's what to do if your child has oppositional defiant disorder

Defiance and tantrums are common in childhood. Parents will often tell us about the 30-minute tirade they faced because their child wanted a blue …

Parenting

I Bribed My Kids With a Rewards Jar and Mellowed Out My Family

Three mason jars and a ridiculous amount of glitter changed me from a reactionary parent into a dad who sets boundaries for his kids and …

Parenting

Pop a probiotic to prevent stress, thanks to new research linking gut health and brain inflammation

Your gut bacteria deserves a raise: Those little guys are <i>always</i> working overtime, handling everything from helping you age better and keeping your …

Wellness

The 8 Best Augmented Reality Apps For Kids

Apps that only let kids scroll and swipe? Old news. The new hotness: Augmented Reality (AR). You likely know the tech, which overlays virtual content …

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.<p>"Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The …

Parenting

What Should Parents Do When Siblings Fight?

Children fight with each other for many reasons. Parents and providers often have the difficult task of knowing when to let it run its course and …

Parenting

7 New Family Board Games That Are a Genuinely Good Time

From a Jenga-esque stacking game that will evoke oohs and aahs from the kids to a legitimately fun board game that teaches coding fundamentals on the …

IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros): A Beginner’s Guide

IIFYM, or “If It Fits Your Macros,” is a type of flexible dieting that helps people lose weight without feeling overly restricted.<p>Rather than …

This Artist Turns His Anxiety and Depression into Darkly Hilarious Comics

These illustrations by @alecwithpen are super relatable for anyone who's struggled with their mental health.<p>They say that laughter is the best medicine, but honestly, that’s poor advice. For most people, medicine is the best medicine. But laughter can be a balm that puts our plights into …

Mental Health

How to master Google Photos and backup all your photos

Google Photos is a savior for avid photographers and online creators looking for a place to store and backup their pics and videos. Not only does it …

Mobile Photography

12 Great Ideas for Parent-Child Dates

When you have multiple kids, it can be hard to make sure that you’re getting enough quality time with each of them as individuals. That’s where going on “dates” with them comes in! It’ll give you a chance to bond and maybe even have heart-to-heart conversations that are more difficult to have in …

Reduce Attention-Seeking Behaviors by Ignoring

Ignoring attention-seeking behavior is a very effective discipline strategy when it is used appropriately. It can help reduce certain behavior …

The Best Ways to Discipline a 4-Year-Old Child

Disciplining a 4-year-old presents some unique challenges. No longer a toddler, but not old enough to be a "big kid," preschoolers want more freedom …

This New Health Trend Might Save Your Summer of Excess Drinking

<i>Aside from a few encouraging studies that tell us half a bottle of wine can replace our gym time and prosecco will stave off dementia, most health</i> …

Best Tinder Openers: 25 Tinder Openers That Make Us Say Yes

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Kat de Naoum | 09 03 2018<p>19 Original Tinder Opening Lines That Won't Make You Cringe (Much...)<p>Tinder opener lines that might …

8 Ways to Deal With an Unreasonable Co-Parent

You are not the first person to find yourself attempting to raise strong, confident, loving children with someone you feel is crazy. Months or years …

Experts Reveal How Introverts Can Make Small Talk Less Painful & More Meaningful

Making idle conversation with people is a part of life, whether you enjoy small talk or not. If you're in line for the bathroom at a party, at a work …

I tried a meditation app for 30 days—here’s what happened

She shifted. Squirmed. Opened her eyes. Is time up yet? Squeezed her eyes shut. Itched her nose. Twirled her hair. Sighed. This is exactly how I …

How to make fluffy slime without using borax

DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have reported burns from this type of slime. Others are …

My almost-4-year-old is willful and disobedient. How can I regain control?

<i>Q: My almost-4-year-old is incredibly willful and whines all the time. He does exactly what we ask him not to do, and it's gotten to the point that I don't want to ask him not to do anything because I know he will do it on purpose. Everything results in a temper tantrum. He managed to hurt himself</i> …

Parenting

7 Ways to Help an Angry Child

It's tough to know how to help an angry child. But some children—despite their small size—seem to have an endless supply of anger buried inside …

Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen: ‘We are each our own worst critic’

The stakes are high, the consequences are higher. We prefer to stay safe and lonely. It’s the devil we know…<p>Perfectionism is a misnomer: it’s not really about trying to achieve perfection, it’s about never being good enough<p><b>Ellen Hendriksen</b> <b>is a clinical psychologist, regular contributor to</b> …

Psychology