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What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Social Media

9 Signs You're Not Fully Present In Your Life, According To Experts

I used to roll my eyes whenever someone talked about mindfulness. Then, I realized that basically every problem I had came down to not being mindful. …

How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Meal Prep<p>High-Protein Mason Jar Salads<p>How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week<p>Shares<p>Colourful chopped veg and …

Healthy Eating

Chicken Bog Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion and carrots, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, …

Country Lifestyle

The easiest ways to take off makeup, according to a dermatologist

The last thing most people want to do when they roll home at 8 pm after a long day of conquering the world (one email at a time) is suffer through a …

Skin Care

Don't Freak Out If You're Shedding More Hair Than Usual Right Now

The struggle with shedding hair is real, whether it’s clogging our drains, sitting in our hairbrushes or strewn around our homes.<p>Shedding between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day is normal, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. But there’s no reason to panic if you’ve …

hair loss

Stargazers find twenty new Earth-like planets that could host life

Stargazers have discovered 20 worlds "hiding in plain sight" which they believe could be habitable.<p>Analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope revealed a list of planets that orbit stars like our own sun.<p>Each potential new world comes with varying orbit times, including one that takes the …

Universe

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Drinking cherry juice could give you an extra 84 minutes of sleep every night, study finds

If counting sheep doesn’t help you drift off into a deep sleep at night, you might want to consider downing a glass of Montmorency tart cherry …

Sleep

Add a little mindfulness to your daily routine with this notebook that's going crazy on Kickstarter

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Mindfulness

7 Apple Cider Vinegar Facts To Know Before You Drink It

Losing weight the healthy way usually comes down to eating a healthy and balanced diet and incorporating calorie- and fat-burning workouts into your …

Weight Loss

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.<p>Laura Kiesel was only 6 years old when she became a parent to her infant brother. At home, his crib was placed directly next to her bed, so that when he cried at night, she was the …

Parenting

14 Things You’ll Understand If You’ve Been Single For A Long Time

<b>1. People have stopped asking you about your relationship status.</b><p><b>2. All your recent holidays have only been with your family.</b><p><b>3. You no longer keep</b> …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food Doctors Swear By For Weight Loss Over 30

Losing weight over age 30 seems daunting – you get less sleep, feel stressed by responsibilities and your metabolism is slowing. Ugh. Fight these …

55 International Films And TV Shows On Netflix People Can't Stop Talking About

To binge or not to binge? That is the question.

Rio De Janeiro

Movies Anywhere Is the Best Thing to Happen to Streaming Video Since Netflix

I’ve been using Movies Anywhere since the service launched two weeks ago and have started buying VOD movies again for the first time in years. If …

These 5 One-Pot Dinners Prove the Power of Ground Beef

If you're stumped about what to make for dinner, having a pound of ground beef in the fridge or freezer will most definitely help you to figure it …

Cooking

These 7 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to Science | Inc.com

We get only so much time on the planet. For as long as we've been here, people have tried to figure out how to stretch our time a bit longer. While we still don't have a fountain of youth, scientists in the United Kingdom now say they've figured out exactly how much longer your life will …

High Blood Pressure

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

Your New Favorite Chicken Recipe

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. There are whole swaths of New York City in which Peruvian chicken is as important a …

Nicki Minaj

7 Things Every Mom and Daughter Should Do Together At Least Once

When it comes to family relationships, there’s nothing quite like the bond between mother and daughter. Just look at <i>The Golden Girls’</i> iconic (and …

Country Lifestyle

Vegetarian Moroccan Mixed Vegetable Tagine

If you've been under the impression that Moroccan stews must include meat or poultry, think again. A delicious vegetarian tagine with mixed …

10 best plant apps and flower identification apps for Android

Nature fans don’t have a ton of uses for mobile. After all, mobile phones can’t plant crops, weed gardens, or go on hikes for you. They can be very useful, though. Namely, they’re helpful for identifying plants, tips and tricks on how to grow stuff better, and general information about plants, …

400-Calorie Dinners

Every diet begins with watching what you eat. Counting calories is key whether you're maintaining a healthy weight or working to shed a few pounds. …

This Is the Easiest Way to Eat More Vegetables This Week

While I wish I could say I am a master meal planner like some of my colleagues, that would be so far from the truth. The reality is I get lazy on …

Healthy Eating

4 Ways of Choosing Happiness from Within

<i>What makes you happy?</i><p>Reflect on what you’ve done today. <i>What do your behaviors say about your approach to happiness?</i><p>These are the question I usually …

Happiness

Seven foods that help your hair grow faster, thicker

If your hair is weak, yellow pepper may work wonders.<p>To try a new look or just to have healthy hair, at least once in a while, you must have looked …

Weight-loss tips for every day of the week

When it comes to weight loss, every day of the week brings unique opportunities and challenges.<p>How do you boost your chances for slimming down as some of the biggest eating holidays of the year approach? TODAY asked Isabel Maples, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokeswoman for the Academy …

Weight Loss

12 fan-favorite shows Netflix has revived or rebooted, ranked from worst to best

As the company has leaned into making its own shows, a big piece of its strategy has been reviving fan favorites like "Full House," "Arrested Development," and "Gilmore Girls." Most recently, the service brought back the reality series "Queer Eye."<p>Given Netflix's love of data, this commitment to …

Entertainment