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This text line is helping teens talk about mental health without saying a word

"He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone."<p>In August 2011, teen-focused social change organization DoSomething.org received this …

29 Things People With Anxiety Want Their Parents To Know

They really appreciate you being there — but also want you to go away sometimes.

The 7 Questions You Need to Ask Before Getting Engaged

One of the most infamous things people say about love is that it is blind and often times, the two people falling in it don't always see or know everything that they should about each other. So before the question of "Will You Marry Me?" is popped and wedding plans begin to kick off, it's critical …

How to Support a Partner Dealing With Depression

As a mental health counselor and someone who has battled depression for most of her life, I'm no stranger to the toll it can take on …

Living Rooms

7 Empowering Thoughts to Tell Yourself Next Time You're Stressed

It's only Tuesday, and you're likely still drudging through the priorities and responsibilities Monday had to bring. But when it comes to to-do list, nothing is less empowering than getting down on yourself. Acting with fear, trepidation, and worry wastes valuable time not just in the workplace, …

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

Psychology

If Your Love Passes THESE 9 Tests, You're Ready for Marriage

So you think you might be ready to take the marriage plunge? Before you jump into the biggest decision of your life, consider this 'Are you ready?' checklist written by a 25-year marriage veteran.<p>Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime but it could be a dreadful adventure or a glorious one. Doing …

Divorce

Early stress might make brains grow up too fast

Scientists understand that stress in early childhood can create lifelong psychological troubles, but have only begun to explain how they emerge in …

Neuroscience

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

This Marine Uses Stormtrooper Toys To Depict His Combat Experience In Stunning Photos

There’s motion in the war photo’s stillness. Rubble appears to fly everywhere. Two soldiers are turning away from it in the out-of-focus smoky haze, while in the foreground another soldier takes cover behind a huge boulder; weapon out, possibly ready to charge forward and take advantage of the …

Military

How Your Smartphone is Ruining Your Relationship

Nothing kills romance faster than pulling out a smartphone, and now, research confirms it. Being attached to your phone seems to sabotage your …

Self-esteem

Have children? Here's how kids ruin your romantic relationship

Matthew D. Johnson, <i>Binghamton University, State University of New York</i><p>Lots of women look forward to motherhood - getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

10 Modern Myths About Marriage

Mark Twain once said, <i>“It’s not the things you don’t know that will hurt you; it’s the things you know for sure that just ain’t so!”</i><p>When it comes to …

Mark Twain

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

25 high-paying jobs for creative thinkers

Creative jobs are out there. You just have to know where to look.<p>Business Insider combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics …

17 Things to Know About Water Weight

We've all had those annoying moments when you look in the mirror and think, "That is <i>so</i> not my body." You're bloated, puffy, and completely confused …

This Woman's Before/After Panic Attack Photos Prove an Important Point About Mental Health

"F*ck all of you small-minded people that think that because I physically look 'fine' that I'm not battling a monster inside my head every single day."<p>"God knows why I'm doing this," Rugby, U.K., resident Amber Smith began her caption on the above photos, "but people need some home truths." The …

Mental Health

11 Things People With PTSD Want You To Know

For starters, it doesn't just affect veterans.<p>Everyone goes through moments of fear, but for those with post-traumatic stress disorder, terror has a way of taking on a life of its own.<p>People with PTSD have often undergone situations that most people can't even begin to fathom. While everyone …

34 Healthy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

For some, "cooking" means boiling water for instant ramen. For others, the mere thought of turning on a stove sends them running to the phone to …

Cooking

J.K. Rowling Explains Why We Know So Little About American Wizards

J.K. Rowling’s third update to <i>The History of Magic in North America</i> — a collection of short stories meant to provide background for the <i>Harry Potter</i> …

Books

Scientists tweak genes and grow a dinosaur leg on a chicken - ExtremeTech

By on March 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This just in from the …

7 Household Expenses You Need to Stop Paying For

It's time to break up with your landline.<p>Unfortunately, some things — like your mortgage, car payments, and cell phone bills — are unavoidable. But there are some other sneaky little line items you can cut entirely from your monthly budget.

This $35,000 gadget makes it possible to watch first-run movies at home

But it'll buy you a device that will let you watch movies at home while they're still in theaters.<p>Prima Cinema is a $35,000 system that gives you access to first-run movies in your home.<p>The system consists of a device — it's basically a computer with a 5-terabyte hard drive — that fits on the rack …

Full-Scale Little Tikes Toy Car: Super-Sizes Childhood Fun

How do you transform a Daewoo Matiz—one of the most boring hatchbacks ever built—into one of the most interesting cars in the world? If you’re the guys at Attitude Autos in Oxfordshire, U.K., you transform it into a full-size version of the Little Tikes Crazy Coupe. (The Daewoo Matiz is sold in the …

Just When They Think Their Cat Can't Get Any Cuter and Fluffier

This little fluffy ball of joy can do no wrong. Every time he gives his humans that pitiful look often coupled with a meerkat impression, no one in …

Make These Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches for an Easy Start to the Workday

We’ve long loved the idea of pre-making things like breakfast sandwiches, delicious wraps, and burritos and keeping them in the freezer until the …

Breakfast

Shocking footage of baby chicks in poultry industry

A DISTURBING video showing the treatment of baby chicks has prompted outrage on social media, but how does it compare to practices in Australia?

29 Awesome Things You Didn't Know You Could Subscribe To

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Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …