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6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that device?

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media.<p>"Who's this?" asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom.<p>It's a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven't talked in a while.<p>"Delete …

Social Media

Add protein the meat-free way with this falafel waffle

Soak chickpeas for twelve hours in room temperature water. Drain, and discard water.<p>Add chickpeas and the rest of ingredients to a food processor and …

There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them

But do you need supplements?<p>Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to <i>take</i> them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.<p>A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the</i> …

Most of Your Vitamin Supplements Really Are Useless, Says Huge New Study

Don't waste your money.<p>Vitamin and mineral supplements are a staple in many people's diets, but there is increasing evidence to suggest the most …

Research

How To Apply For $350 Million In Student Loan Forgiveness

There’s $350 million in student loan forgiveness available on a first-come, first-served basis.<p>Here’s what you need to know and how to apply.<p><b>Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education added a page to its website with details of the Temporary …

College & University

Plums: Nutrition Facts

Plums come in a whole rainbow of colors, from almost-black, through purple and blue to green, red, and yellow. There is even a species that remains …

Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide

The number of kids who struggle with thoughts of suicide or who attempt to kill themselves is rising. New research, published Wednesday in <i>Pediatrics,</i> finds children ages 5 to 17 visited children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts about twice as often in 2015 as in 2008.<p>The study found …

Mental Health

This Is Your Brain on Sugar, According to Neuroscience

Insert joke about this video being "sweet."<p>Sugar, in its most basic form, is a natural and simple combination of elements. But when artificially …

Neuroscience

Scientists Have Found a Strong Link Between a Terrible Childhood And Being Intensely Creative

Beautiful things can emerge from dark places.<p>Performing artists who were exposed to abuse, neglect or a dysfunctional family as a child might …

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

How to free up disk space after updating to Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Feeling a bit constricted after upgrading to Windows 10 April 2018 Update? If you are on a laptop or Windows tablet with a smallish hard drive, then you might be running low on disk space after installing the latest version of Windows. And that's because Windows keeps previous versions around after …

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Future of Food<p>Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the …

Agriculture

The Best Plant-Based Proteins

A registered dietitian shares which vegetarian foods offer the biggest nutritional punch.<p>Plant Power<p>When you think of good sources of protein, …

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

It’s easier than ever to be a lowkey gardener of homegrown weed

I do not have a particularly green thumb. Any gardening success I’ve had—mostly with the pots of cherry tomatoes and herbs on my patio—has been due to good luck and strong sun.<p>I’m a lazy gardener, not a farmer. This is the same approach I’m taking to growing my own weed.<p>For the last year or so in …

Cannabis

Why This Child Psychologist Is Begging Parents To Rethink Timeouts

It was the typical morning chaos, trying to get the kids off to school and myself to work. I pulled out a cute enough outfit and called Eve to get …

The scientifically proven explanation for why better gun control really will stop school violence

On the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, the US honors the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools today (April 20). Debating the best way to control gun violence in the US often seems like a daunting exercise. But social science research points to a simple …

Guns

Purlli, An Interactive Sound Generator Providing the Soothing Comfort of a Purring Cat Wherever Needed

My Noise founder and engineer Stéphane Pigeon has created Purlli, an interactive sound generator that offers the wonderfully soothing sound of a …

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Gardening

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

Parenting

The Peanut Butter Dip—With Over 50,000 Saves On Pinterest—That We’re Making ASAP

Give your salty and savory dips a well-deserved break for a while. It’s time to take a step into the sweet side of things. Whether you're looking for …

Porn, Condoms, and Consent: Talking to Boys About Sex

<i>How to Raise a Boy is a weeklong series centered around this urgent question in the era of Parkland, President Trump, and #MeToo. Here, a mother</i> …

Parenting

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

Cooking

The scramble to keep schools safe

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced last week that the state would invest $500 million to protect its schools with metal detectors, bulletproof glass, …

‘Success’ on YouTube Still Means a Life of Poverty

Do your children dream of YouTube stardom? Do them a favor: Crush that ambition now.<p>New research out of Germany billed as among the first to review …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

This Myers-Briggs personality test alternative is based on a centuries-old system

From stress-busting techniques to digital detoxes, sometimes analog life is the best life. And if you want to learn something new, you actually have …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

How to Use a Planer - Setup & Maintenance