Taylor Mackenzie

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That Kind of Mother: Parenting With Depression

I'll let you in on a secret: sometimes being a mom scares the crap out of me.<p>I'm not entirely surprised. I figured that once my son was born, I would have some extra worries. You know, the normal stuff: what if he gets hurt, or sick, or kidnapped? What if he turns out to be a sociopath? What if …

Parenting

Are you dating the love of your life? 34 signs you have found your soulmate

<b>The dating game is fun but the thrill of flirting and meeting lots of different women loses its appeal extremely quickly.</b><p>We all want to find ‘the …

Will Your Child Be Fat?

You might not be the best judge of that. Here's what you need to know about the health risks of obesity and the simple changes all families can make.<p>Is real baby fat a problem?<p>For the most part, a plump baby will start looking a lot leaner once he starts running around. But if your infant starts …

Parenting

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to write.<p>There are a few answers to that.<p>I took book leave in May 2014 and I turned in my first draft in the middle of August 2014.<p>So you could say four months.<p>But I signed my book contract in September 2013, so maybe the answer is a …

Productivity

Addiction Specialist Sounds 'Wake-Up Call' to Psychiatrists About Smoking

Psychiatrists should be providing smoking cessation treatment to all tobacco users, said psychiatrist Jill Williams, M.D., at APA’s 2014 Institute on …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …