Vanessa Humes

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New Life Air Conditioning - Repairs & Maintenance ~ Bringing Air Conditioners Back To Life

1. How long have you been in the air conditioning business?<p>The response should be long enough to have a portfolio of satisfied customers. While years …

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Launches Campaign to Stop Meth

<b>CONCHO, OKLAHOMA</b> – The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes announces a new public service campaign, Meth: Not On Our Land. The campaign is a joint effort of …

Cele|bitchy | Lindsay & Dina Lohan are suing Fox News for saying they do coke together

Lindsay Lohan and Dina Lohan would never do drugs together. Never. How could you say such a thing? How could you even insinuate that? It’s not like …

Is Addiction a Disease? Part 2

Last week I introduced the idea that we are all doing the best we can at every moment in time. I call this our I-M, our current maximum potential. I …

What’s the Difference between Addiction and Obsession?

<b>What’s the Difference between Addiction and Obsession?</b><p>When the average person thinks about addiction, most think about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and …

We're a nation of addicts

If we weren't such a nation of addicts, maybe hordes of drug smugglers wouldn't crash our borders to feed our habit.<p>Maybe drug cartels wouldn't terrorize Mexico and Central America — our gift to our southern neighbors.<p>Maybe drunks wouldn't kill so many on our highways, or our health-care system …

Let People Choose Their Own Drug Policies

Of course, this statement immediately calls for several caveats. Marijuana has been previously legalized for medical purposes around the country, …

Early intervention is essential in giving babies the best possible start

All Babies Count: prevention and protection for vulnerable babies<p>Reviews the current research on the vulnerability of babies to abuse and neglect and …

10 Things Every Parent Is Doing Right

Parenting is hard. Some days it sucks, and yes, some days we mess up. But remember the most important thing -- you're doing the best you can, and YOU are the best parent for your kids.<p>The longer I've been a parent, the more I believe that every parent is getting something right. We so often feel …

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What to Do When Child Prefers One Parent

Stick with this protocol. Be consistent. At least three times a day refuse to do what your daughter wants, kindly, and firmly. It should only take a couple of days before this sticks, IF you are consistent.<p>Reader "Preferred Parent" writes:<p><i>My fiance and I have been together since the birth of her</i> …

The Biggest Lies Your Mother Ever Told You

Mothers have lied to their children since the invention of language. Sometimes the lies are for the mother's convenience, such as the admonition that it isn't safe to swim for an hour after lunch. Other times, the lies are to protect the child's ego from a harsh reality because the child can't sing …

Toddler shoots both his parents with a 9mm: Single bullet hit father and his pregnant mother

An American toddler shot his father and his pregnant mother with a single bullet after reaching into her purse for an iPod, but instead pulling out a …

Too much phone, tablet use may gimp kids’ development

Back in the days, our folks would tell us that watching TV would turn us into brainless zombies. Today, that might have some truth as well when it …

The Struggle Of The Introverted Mother

Not too long ago, I woke up one day and decided I was going to be attentive to, and present with, my kids the whole day. I was interested in every …

5 Things Successful Parents Know About Kids And Money

Teaching kids about money is complicated. We want our kids to be responsible savers, but not greedy hoarders. We want them to be generous and philanthropic, but not naïve and idealistic. We want them to be successful, but thanks to 2,000 plus years of meek-shall-inherit-the-earth messaging from a …

8 Toxic Patterns in Mother-Daughter Relationships

It’s true enough that all daughters of unloving and unattuned mothers have common experiences. The lack of maternal warmth and validation warps their …

How a Toddler Shot His Parents

Recently, the so-called happiest place on Earth became the site of a not-very-gleeful, viral outbreak, that of the measles, "eliminated" in the …

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19 Pregnancy and Parenting Apps That Make Life All the Easier

Parenting is no small task—but there’s an upside to raising a kid in the modern era: access to endless choices of apps that provide much-needed help, …

The Truth About How Mom's Stress Affects Baby's Brain

DENVER — My daughter is sitting in a high chair, watching a black-and-white robot almost as big as she is bust a move.<p>A Vegas floor show this is not, …

Should you crack down on your children's use of screens?

It's easy to use phones, tablets, computers and TVs to calm your kids – but what would you do if you faced criminal prosecution for turning them into screen zombies, asks Harry Wallop<p>Well it’s certainly one way to solve the problem of children spending too long watching screens: prosecute the …

Suge Knight is charged with murder in hit-and-run case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was charged Monday with murder and other counts in a hit-and-run in Compton, California, last week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.<p>He is being held without bail and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.<p>Knight, 49, faces …

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How your eyes trick your mind

Look closer at optical illusions, says Melissa Hogenboom, and they can reveal how you truly perceive reality.<p><b>Visual, or optical, illusions show us that our minds tend to make assumptions about the world – and what you think you see is often not the truth.</b><p><b>Throughout history, curious minds have</b> …

8 DIY Storage Ideas to Keep Your Child’s Toys from Taking Over Your Home

Parenting has many rewards – but stepping on your child’s sharp and painful minicars, building blocks and dolls is decidedly not one of them. …

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?

‘Tis the season for college admissions. Across the country, high school seniors are in the throes of completing college applications before looming …

Has your parent turned into a passive-aggressive helicopter grandparent? Mine, too

What she says is: <i>Are my granddaughter’s bangs getting in her eyes?</i> What she means is: <i>Your kid needs a haircut</i>. What she says: <i>Does your daughter need a sweater?</i> What it sounds like: <i>What kind of mother would let her daughter run around like that?</i><p>There is no circle of hell quite like the one featuring …

'Detoxing' has been debunked. Maybe it's time to debunk that

We live in an age when disagreeing with something too often means we declare it absolutely wrong<p>A few years ago, probably the most irritating thing about New Year’s Day was running into people who couldn’t resist telling you about their January detox plans: how they’d decided to spurn alcohol for a …

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