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Learn How Your Face Can Reveal What Part of Your Body Is Sick, and What to Do About It

Ancient Chinese healers didn’t rely on sophisticated machines in order to detect diseases – in fact, they learned how to read the face and recognize …

Wellness

’Her Job Is Not to Make Herself Likeable’: Adichie’s Powerful Essay on Raising a Feminist Daughter

Acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has always been extremely vocal about her stand as a feminist and the need for others to be the …

Activist Richie Hardcore Speaks Out On How He Fights Porn Culture In New Zealand and Australia

<i>Photo courtesy of Richie Hardcore.</i> <i>Discretion advised:</i> <i>Language in this post may be triggering for some readers. 5 minute read.</i><b>Stamp your passport for</b> …

Muay Thai

How long does alcohol stay in your system?

A big concern that many people have is how long the alcohol they have been drinking will remain in their system.<p>There are a lot of factors that can …

Good Pictures Bad Pictures

<i>Masterfully written. Really, really insightful. It will be so easy for kids to remember the concepts! I had no idea what to expect but the book…is</i> …

What to Say to Little Kids Instead of "Say Sorry"

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder …

Want to help your child succeed in school? It’s about reading, not homework

What parent doesn’t want their kid to thrive at school? Most of us would do anything to help our little ones hit academic and developmental goals.<p>It …

The 50 Best Parenting Hacks You Need to Learn

It's been a while since we first started researching parenting hacks, and we simply can't get enough. From the tiny little "Why didn't I think of that!?" moments to serious game-changers (hello, marshmallows as sore-throat medicine!), we've gathered 50 of the most useful discoveries. From …

Girl cries in agony as black henna tattoo starts scarring her arm

A young girl has been left with permanent scars after she got a black henna tattoo while on holiday in Egypt.<p>Madison Gulliver got the tattoo done …

By The Numbers: Mental Health And Its Connection To Running

The Unlimited Mental Benefits of RunningRunning can go to your head–and when we’re talking about exercise, that’s rarely a bad thing! Here are the …

Dustin Hoffman

Certain Antibiotics May Increase Risk of Birth Defects

A large study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that certain antibiotics taken during pregnancy may increase the risk for birth defects.<p>Canadian researchers followed 139,938 mothers of babies born in Quebec from 1998 to 2008, tracking their antibiotic use in the first …

Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? 3 Things You Need to Know About Red Bull, Monster Energy Drinks, and More

Before you reach for a Monster energy drink, consider this: Are energy drinks bad for you? A growing number of studies are finding that products like …

Antibacterial gel could actually be bad for your health

You’ll be binning your bottle after reading this<p>If you live in London, chances are you have antibacterial gel knocking about in your handbag, and …

Apparently This Is Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Don't Touch Others. The Reason? I Had No Idea

Mosquitoes are nasty, irritating insects whose presence can easily ruin an otherwise perfect time. The way they buzz and swarm all around, waiting to …

How I discovered that some foods were messing with my son's brain.

<i>His cheeks told me.</i><p>We’d already known my son had a dairy sensitivity as a baby, but we thought he had outgrown it. His original infant symptoms had …

Killer side dish? Study links eating french fries to increased risk of death

If there's one thing we've learned reading health studies, it's that everything will kill us. Seriously. Everything.<p>So it's OK to take this latest news with a grain of salt (and a side of ketchup). We just want to keep the people informed, you know?<p>A study published in the American Journal of …

Petroleum Jelly Might Be The Answer To A $3.8 Billion Health Problem

It could help millions of babies.<p>On the surface, eczema may seem like an ailment that is more annoying than debilitating. But for the more than 20 percent of kids who struggle with it, the effects can be more severe ― and costly (<i>really</i> costly) for their parents.<p>Atopic dermatitis is the most common …

The day I stopped saying ‘hurry up’ and started enjoying motherhood

When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a …

What’s really keeping women from breast-feeding? The answers may surprise you.

After her own struggle to breast-feed her daughter, Kimberly Seals Allers began exploring why so many American women opt out of breast-feeding. Why had she been discharged from the hospital with a gift bag full of formula? Why had a pediatrician encouraged her to supplement breast-feeding with …

Statistics

50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

Now that we have a new baby in our home, time with my oldest girls (ages 8 and 6) is even more difficult to find. Between constant nursing sessions …

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (with make-ahead option!)

Wow, it was not my intention to disappear from the blog for so long! I tell you, this parenting gig isn’t easy. It just swallows me up at times.March …

Breakfast

Your Liver Doesn’t Know It’s the Holidays

Over the holidays, many of us will drink, stay up past bedtime, eat an extra slice of pie and sleep in. Fun as they are, these activities can tamper with our circadian rhythms, the feedback loops that sync our body’s functions to our external environment.<p>The liver, which helps regulate your body’s …

One in four Australian adults at risk of heart attack or stroke due to hypertension

Heart Foundation analysis shows four million people have high blood pressure that is either untreated or treated inadequately<p>Millions of Australians are walking around like “ticking time-bombs”, unaware they’re at risk of a stroke or heart attack because of their dangerously high blood …

Beauty lovers might want to consider switching to an all-vegan makeup routine because of these 14 brands

So many of makeup brands rely on toxic and animal-derived ingredients that can be harmful to skin and the environment in the long run. Luckily, there …

It's Hard for Them, Too

By onApril 10, 2016 in Babies, Motherhood, Parenting, Toddlers<p><i>It had been a long night and I was so close to being on the other side of it. Then</i> …

Coconut Oil & Olive Oil Crockpot Soap Recipe

I’ve been fascinated with soap making for a long time. What was once a common household skill now seems like such a complicated process that many …

What we don't know about mother's milk

Breast milk grows babies' bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease -- why, then, …

When I was your age — An Expat Dad’s Note to His Kids

<b>Listen up young lady. You too young man.</b><p>When I was your age we knew the value of staying in one spot. We planted roots and they ran deep. We didn’t …

Parenting

Dad Posts Viral Photo That Nails The Struggle of Taking a Child Out to Eat - Dad Posts Photo of Daughter Having Tantrum

So your kid has a meltdown at a restaurant. This isn't the first time and it sure as heck won't be the last. The triggers of your toddler's …

Parenting

Homemade Lotion Recipe

If you are still using store bought lotion on yourself or your family, there are super easy natural alternatives that are fun to make! This recipe …