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How fiction ruined love

To fall in love feels like such a personal and spontaneous process, it is strange — and a bit insulting — to suggest that we’re only copying what the …

5 rituals that will help your brain stay young

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That means we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape …

The Brain

9 Postpartum Fitness Tips From a New Mom (and Personal Trainer)

Post by Tanvier Peart.<br>If you're a new mom, one of the last things that's probably on your mind right now is working out. After all, you just had a …

Pregnancy

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Landscape Photography

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Watch: From My Lai to Ferguson, China blasts US human rights abuses in a new documentary

China’s state television channel CCTV broadcast a 45-minute documentary on Sunday (Mar. 13) to hundreds of millions of households in China, accusing the US of severe human rights abuses from sexual assault to gun violence to racism.<p>The movie is the latest example of Beijing’s increasing criticism …

Rights & Freedoms

Nadia Raafat: Five Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood | Ethical Hedonist

<b>Nadia Raafat: Five ways to practise mindfulness in pregnancy, birth and motherhood</b><p><b>Pregnancy Yoga and Mindfulness Expert Nadia Raafat and Fin; Picture</b> …

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Childhood Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, and affects approximately 20% of children and adolescents. Children …

Parenting

4 common misconceptions about money that could be holding you back from getting rich

According to self-made millionaire David Bach, you don't have to earn a lot of money to get rich. You don't even need remarkable willpower to build a fortune.<p>Bach exposes these misconceptions, and more, in his book "The Automatic Millionaire."<p>Before you write yourself off as an "average earner," …

Personal Finance
Statistics

Keeping Anxious Thoughts at Bay

Anxiety can feel like a swarm of flies, buzzing inside your head.<p>You’re stuck in traffic. You’re going to miss your flight, and the game-changing meeting at the other end of it. Your presentation is poorly executed; you’re not going to win the new client. There goes the promotion, and maybe worse. …

16 IKEA Hacks That Will Help You Organize Your Entire Life

From your bedroom to your kitchen to your car.<p>Even though most homes have a few key trouble spots (hello, messy closet), it's safe to say every room could benefit from some extra organization. Lucky for you, these IKEA hacks offer just that: Affordable and genius solutions to everyday home issues.

How to Take Care of Your Face, According to Dermatologists

Why does your face need special care? It's exposed to the elements every day—which means it's vulnerable to dirt, pollution and damaging UV rays. …

Skin Care

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

TS Eliot prize row: is winner too young, beautiful - and Chinese?

Poet Sarah Howe’s 2016 TS Eliot prize win has been questioned by a sexist and sceptical literary press, but as the activity around the #derangedpoetess hashtag shows, we poets have had enough<p>The boys appear not to be happy.<p>When the UK’s top prize for poetry, the TS Eliot Prize, was awarded to …

How often you should clean your refrigerator — and the right way to do it

<i>Just how often should you clean your fridge? How frequently should you tackle that shower head? Do you really need to clean your dishwasher?</i><p><i>Elizabeth Mayhew stopped by TODAY Thursday to reveal how frequently you should be cleaning various products around your house — and the best way to clean</i> …

15 Adorable Facts About How Babies Learn

For the first few years of a baby’s life, everything in the world is new. Learning is a 24/7 process. They have to figure out how to move their …

The Best Children’s Books of 2015

From power-hungry sheep to power-hungry tigers, by way of ghosts, E.E. Cummings, and the unseen Dr. Seuss.<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Some generations earlier, J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently asserted …

Literature

Is It Safe To Take Ibuprofen While Breastfeeding?

Studies show that taking ibuprofen while breastfeeding is safe for both mother and baby. This will come as a relief to women who choose to breastfeed …

6 Ways to Fight the Flu You Probably Overlooked

Last winter influenza sent nearly 18,000 Americans to the hospital. Here's how to make sure you don't follow them this year.

Can you be too clean?

We take long showers, change clothes every day and wash our hands regularly. Is this doing us more harm than good?<p>What’s your routine? Do you shower every morning, or skip a few days? Do you change the bedsheets weekly, or only when they get smelly? How about your towels: New ones – like clockwork …

Microbiology

Why you should wait to give baby a first bath

Shares 0<p>In hospitals, it’s traditional to give baby a first bath shortly after birth. But there may be some benefits to waiting as long as a week to …

13 inventions that solve problems every single parent has

by Joyce Slaton posted in Products & PrizesOne of the weirdest things about becoming a parent is that you suddenly have so much in common with so …

Pregnancy

How Can You Turn Off the Narrator in Your Head That Keeps You Awake At Night?

<i>"Why am I watching this? I have an important email to send. I have to finish that project first to be at peace. I want to grow personally, not spiritually!"</i><p>You can't sleep at night, because you're constantly thinking about your problems. This neverending story inside your head blocks you from …

8 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Fall

The newest crop of blockbusters is headed our way -- and there's just enough time left to catch up on the literary originals.<p>BEFORE YOU GO<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

How to Write a Book

I’m going to jump right to the punch line. I’m going to start by telling you exactly what you need to do in order to finally write that book you’ve …

The Only Hospital Packing Checklist You Will Ever Need Before You Give Birth

The last few days of your pregnancy can be stressful. These are the waning moments before a new, incredible being is introduced into your life, and there are still so many things to do!<p>One of the necessities is preparing your hospital suitcase. Believe us, the last thing you want to do when your …

Pay Attention—This Is How a Nutritionist 'Detoxes'

The RIGHT way to get back on track after your diet goes off the rails<p><i>This article was written by Michele Foley and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Without the monotony of the workweek to help keep you in check, it's easy to veer away from a healthy routine during the weekend. …

20 Postpartum Recovery Tips From Nurses And Midwives

In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby.<p>What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!<p>To help you focus on YOU, we recently asked our …