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I'm a Highly Sensitive Person Struggling With Parenting And My Husband Doesn't Get It

Reader Invalidated HSP writes,<p>I read your article on why marriage is harder after the birth of the second child and it really resonated with me. I'm a 35 year old mom of two kids, 1 and 4. My husband and I have been getting along poorly for about a year now, give or take. The issue is that I am a …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

India’s long highway to Myanmar starts to take shape

Despite obstacles and local concerns, Narendra Modi’s ambitious $1.3bn plan to link India’s remote northeastern states to the Bay of Bengal is advancing<p>Will he ever finish this nightmarish road? In an office, cluttered with maps, surveys and land profiles, Lalrinngheta, 50, often wonders. A …

India

A Story That Will Surely Move You to Tears: "When I'm Gone"

When Rafael Zoehler published “When I’m Gone” on Medium at the end of July, he never thought for a second it would become so popular, particularly …

Parenting

Lenovo quietly installed software on laptops, even if you wiped it

A recently uncovered feature – which had been swept under the rug – allowed new Lenovo laptops to use new Windows features to install the company’s software and tools even if the computer was wiped.<p>The oddity was first noted by Ars Technica forum user ‘ge814‘ and corroborated by Hacker News user …

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …

Nat Geo Kids on YouTube

<b>Nat Geo Kids and Awesome Videos From YouTube!</b><p>Did you know hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube <i>every</i> <i>minute</i>? That's a lot of video to sort through! Luckily, National Geographic Kids has done the work for you, bringing you the best videos the Internet has to offer. Hosted <i>by</i> kids <i>for</i> kids, …

Playlist

Get the guide! 22 Organizations That Want To Fund Your Photo Project

Photo by Adam Reynolds, 2014 recipient of the CENTER’s Project Launch GrantYou have a powerful idea for a photography project, but not all the funds …

Nonprofits

Etsy find of the day - crochet teething necklace

Crochet covered and juniper wood beads make for one very special necklace for mammas to wear – and babies to chew, grab and explore. $36 from …

Crochet

How Does Your Camera's Sensor Size Affect Your Photographs?

Camera sensors come in different form factors nowadays, ranging from medium format, to Micro Four Thirds, and even smaller in the point-and-shoot …

47 Porches and Patios We'd Love to Relax On

Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these decorating ideas.<p>Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these design ideas.

How to Make a Room With High Ceilings Cozy

Furniture placement is key.<p>You'd think that soaring ceilings in a room would be a blessing, not a burden. But, for a young family with small children, their living room with high ceilings proved to be a problem. "The main challenge was to make it feel cozy with the ceiling height," the designers, …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day

Featured Shop: The Busl Barn

Hello! My name is Michelle Busl, and I make custom and personalized rag dolls for my shop, the Busl Barn. I live in Kafue, Zambia, with my amazing husband and our four children; when I’m not sewing, I enjoy quality family time, cooking, or going for a run.<p>I am a registered nurse by profession, and …

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Visualize How Furniture Adapts to Your Home Before Buying It: Littlewoods Home App

Cimagine Media and Shop Direct have joined hands in creating an application with a massive potential impact on future interior design and decorating. …

10 Slow-Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm Your Body and Soul

The slow cooker is as close as it gets to a magical elf that takes care of dinner. Some recipes require a lightning round of stovetop prep; others demand little more work than combining all the ingredients.<p>Whole ham hocks and a slew of aromatic root vegetables give humble pea soup big flavor. …

Slow Cookers

The man who changed parenting

In 1946 the progressive American paediatrician Dr Benjamin Spock published his parenting guide 'Baby and Childcare'; a book that went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.<p>In stark contrast to his own strict upbringing, Dr Spock encouraged parents to have a more relaxed approach to their …

Parenting

Where’s the ‘OFF’ Switch?

Recent stories in the media characterizing parents of gifted children as pushy, overbearing, helicopter parents or ‘know-it-all’ fanatics who only …

The truth about childbirth and postpartum bodies? This hilarious video nails it!

“I have suction cups attached to my nipples, squeezing out milk from my rock hard boobs. I fear nothing”. For any new mum or mum-to-be worried about …

Pregnancy

Haier reveals wearable range for kids, senior citizens and even pets

On the cusp of MWC 2015, the Chinese manufacturer shows off connected watches for children, the elderly and, of course, the family pet.<p>On the cusp of Mobile World Congress 2015, Haier -- best known for its home appliances -- has unveiled a new product line of connected watches and even a pet collar.<p>…

Pets

How to Remove Ink Stains

Got a minor ink disaster on your hands? There's no need to panic -- you just have to act fast. Whether you're writing the next Great American Novel or simply jotting down your weekly grocery list, you'll be back at it in no time with our best stain solutions.<p>What to Do<p><b>For Felt-Tip Ink:</b><p><b>1.</b> First, …

Literature

Parenting the YouTube generation: What kid-curated video apps won’t solve

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about parenting, it’s that no one has any idea what they’re doing.<p>That strikes me as the right frame of mind to …

You Don't Have To Play With Your Kids To Be A Good Mom

I don’t play with my kids very often. We have our moments, of course, but the majority of their days are spent doing things independently. I work …

Bevy Wants to Gather All Family Photos In One Place

In the never ending quest to take control of our vast and proliferating photo collections, a new hardware-software combo called Bevy has now emerged.<p>Just launched from Lineage Labs, Bevy is a device paired with both mobile app and desktop Mac or Windows apps that families can use to gather, …

Apps

Dawkins: Don't Force Your Religious Opinions on Your Children

Last week the local government council of the London borough of Islington was reported in the <i>Islington Gazette</i> as having banned pork products from …

Research Suggests Kids Over 2 Shouldn't Nap -- But There's More To It

A new scientific review has attracted media attention this week for its finding that daytime naps are linked with later bedtimes and disrupted sleep in toddlers over the age of 2.<p>But experts caution that some news coverage of the review, which was published online Tuesday in the Archives of Disease …

How To Encourage Your Child’s Curiosity

There is no greater happiness and satisfaction than watching your kids grow while they are learning new things and exploring the world around them. …

Kids

Helpful Parenting Products

Any gear that helps parents is good gear, in our opinion. Check out these 10 super-helpful parenting products that make life just a little bit easier.<p>…