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IVF for male infertility linked to increased risk of intellectual disability and autism in children

In the first study to compare all available IVF treatments and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, researchers find that IVF …

7 More Reasons Why IVF Treatments Rock

Finding out in vitro fertilization is your best chance for getting pregnant is rough. It can be hard to understand why your body is one of the …

6 Ways To Naturally Boost Your Fertility

Think fertility is a “you’ve-got-it-or-you-don’t” kind of thing? Think again. There are some simple lifestyle steps that can rev up your …

Wellness

11 Awesome Ways to Relieve Infertility Stress

<i>Stress.</i> It's something we all deal with -- and overcome -- at some point. But for those of us struggling with infertility, that stress tends to stick around until the moment we're cradling a baby in our arms. And the longer we're stuck trying and waiting, the more intense that stress can become.<p>For …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Deadline day for Greek 'last chance' bailout plan

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday that his country's new plan asking for billions in euros would contain "concrete proposals, credible reforms, for a fair and viable solution".<p>But other eurozone nations, led by Germany, are sceptical about Greece meeting austerity conditions attached …

9 Tips To Boost Your Happiness (Without Taking A Pill!)

Before the late 1980s, if you’d asked average Americans what serotonin was, they might have just stared back at you blankly. But then something big …

10 Signs You And Your Partner Need A Sexcation

1. You have to schedule sex (or worse, not have it all).<p>2. You just overcame a huge challenge together. After going through something that impacted …

Entire Bar Watches Oblivious Cheating Couple Having Office Sex From Across The Street

By James B. Barnes,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1AocplM<p>It may have been a passionate dream come true for these two New Zealand co-workers, …

4 Major Chains Found Selling Herbal Supplements That Contain Basically Nothing But Contaminants And Allergens

By James B. Barnes,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1uUwYzd<p><i>“Three out of six herbal products at Target — ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and valerian</i> …

One Father’s Heartbreaking Letter To The Parents Who Refused To Vaccinate Their Children

The U.S. is currently enduring the resurgence of a vaccine debate which accompanies a measles outbreak. As a result, 102 individuals in fourteen …

What It’s Like To Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

It starts with a “hey”. He seems normal, and is fairly attractive, and you can’t help but smile in return. Not only is he funny and charming, but …

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

<b>You paid the bills this month,</b> and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belabored the checks as they went …

4 Life Lessons From Realizing a Loved Will Go Soon | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For the past week I’ve been going to the hospital everyday.<p>My grandfather is there. And he’s not doing well. In fact, the rest of us in the family …

3 Steps You Can Take Right Now To Build Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Use your Mirror</b><p>When I tried this initially it did feel a bit awkward the first few times but it really is a dose for confidence and if practiced …

12 Stupid Things People Care Way Too Much About

What would a month in blogging be without yet another obligatory “X Things that Blah Blah Blah” post for all of you and your friends to share? …

20 Ways to Start Loving Yourself! 
 | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You are magnificent!<p>There is no other person on earth like you. You are unique, one-of-a-kind!<p>Are you thinking? “Who is she kidding? I’m just normal. …

The 13 Best Things You Can Do to Prevent Cancer in Your Future | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Cancer: it affects millions of people each year in a variety of ways. It’s also one of the most dreaded diagnoses someone can ever hear. The good …

Truths that Happy People Never Forget

Happiness got difficult when I moved to America.<p>As an immigrant teenager to the US, everything seemed shiny and bright, rich and colorful. And …

10 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Life

<i>“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people</i> …

17 Habits To Create Long-Term Happiness Within You

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles on happiness online. They mostly talk about the things we can do to become happy.<p>But the thing is, what we …

When You’re The Kind Of Person Who Feels Like You’re Almost, But Not Good Enough

There is a place in which most accomplished-but-still-self-doubting people frequently exist. It’s a creeping place, the kind that gnaws at you and …

3 Reasons Why Confidence Really Is The Key To Success

Confidence. It’s something that is much easier said than done. It’s a simple word, yet something that many people — specifically women — seem to have …

Confession: I Am Raising a Quitter

She dons her running shoes and her 15-dollar t-shirt and then tiptoes down the stairs, hugging the bannister like Chicago fog. She pauses about halfway down.<p>"Hey, Mom?" she says, peeking around the bannister.<p>"Whaa?" I mumble, slamming the K-pak into the machine. It's too dang early. I need at least …

What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety

It started far away from me. It was waiting at street corners and staring through keyholes, but I was untouchable to it. It could barely hurt me, …

21 Creepy Wikipedia Pages That Will Have You Locking Your Doors Tonight

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/Hr9Vde<p>1. Villisca Axe Murders<p>In 1912 in a sleepy town in Iowa (population around 2k), someone …

If Everything Sucks For You Right Now

Sometimes everything sucks. It just does. You’re exhausted. You’re stressed. You’re down on yourself and you’re down on everyone else and nothing …

Redefining “Beautiful”

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/107LIK6<p>The fact that the media portrays unrealistic people isn’t a new epiphany. But what may be is …