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Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new research which links high childhood IQ to an increased risk of experiencing manic bipolar traits in later life.<p>Researchers examined data from a large birth …

Kids have three times too much homework, study finds; what's the cost?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments.<p>Now a new study may help explain some of that stress.<p>The study, published …

Teaching

Keep the Good Ones Around

If there is anything that I have learned over the past few years of my life it's how to treasure the amazing people in your life and let go of the ones who bring out the worst in you.<p>You need the people in your life that will continue to believe in you, even if you don't believe in yourself. …

Happiness

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

"Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan," financial adviser David Bach writes in his book "Smart Couples Finish Rich."<p>"You don't need to have money to make money," he writes. "You just need to make the right decisions — and …

Retirement

Great Embarrassments of an Unequal Society

America has experienced “gush-up” rather than “trickle-down.” The shame is on the adherents of unregulated free-market capitalism, who have assaulted …

Try this 10-minute arm and cardio blast for enviable results

It’s not too late to get your arms in shape for summer tank-tops — if you start today. For best results, though you'll want to do exercises that not only firm up your arms, but keep your heart rate up and your entire body working.<p>So, in addition to these arm firmers, try to include my<p>Do the …

Workouts

This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child

For years, child advocacy groups have recommended that parents read to babies, even though research hasn’t been clear on what the practice does to a …

The Most Effective Cardio Workout for Your Body

Use this technique to get the workout it needs<p>What if your workout gave your body exactly what it needed? And what if you could clearly measure the results, and even get instant feedback?<p>Well, you’d probably get better, faster.<p>You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart …

How Venting About Stress Makes You The Most Stressful Person In The Room

It may feel good to talk out our daily doubts and fears, but those venting sessions may also affect other people -- and not always in a positive way.<p>Amanda Enayati, author of new book <i>Seeking Serenity</i>, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to explain how exuding your stress can …

Serenity

11 Things You Won't Understand About Happiness Until You Are Happy

How many times have we heard this? Happiness is a choice.<p>It was something I didn't quite understand until I got my heart broken a few years ago and did some major soul-searching. As challenging of a time that was for me, I came out a different person. A better person. It helped to wake me up, and …

The Top 10 Ways I Am Teaching My Kid Financial Literacy

As of December 2014, the average U.S. household owes over $15,000 in credit card debt. That figure only applies to those debts which have actually been reported to collection agencies. The average U.S. household that is not indebted actually owes over $7,200 on their credit card. This doesn’t even …

Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids' Math Scores

In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten …

Time well spent: where to shop in Paris

Shopping in Paris has been a grandiose affair since the 19th century when its famous <i>grands magasins</i> (department stores) opened on the grand boulevards. But what makes it so grand today is its brilliant mix of big stores, markets and boutiques specialising in everything from porcelain cats and …

The Man Behind Common Core Math

Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Jason Zimba begins a math tutoring session for his two young daughters with the same ritual. Claire, 4, draws on a worksheet while Abigail, 7, pulls addition problems written on strips of paper out of an old Kleenex box decorated like a piggy bank.<p>If she gets the …

The Crazy Intense Workout Britney Spears Swears By

And have you SEEN her abs lately?!<p>The Totally Drenched class at Drenched Fitness in Westlake Village, California is Britney's secret weapon. "If I want to feel like I'm really sweating, that's what I do," Britney says of the 60-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class created by trainer …

Workouts

The strangest Snuggies you can buy right now

Every time I see a Snuggie, I think of Liz Lemon and her knock-off Snuggie: the Slanket. Liz proudly proclaims that her Slanket-love is all ironic, …

Nine-Year-Old’s Arrest Prompts Call for Change by Federal Judge

The increased involvement of police at schools has led to an increase in schoolchildren arrests, phenomena that make for shocking headlines (8-year-old arrested in school bomb threat) and have led to a new, funny-if-it-weren’t-true formulation: the school-to-prison pipeline.<p>One federal judge is …

8 Reasons We May Need to Cut Ties With Family Members to Be Healthy

Cutting ties with family members is one of the hardest decisions we may face in life because we are conditioned to believe that to terminate relationships with "family" is morally and inherently wrong. The facts are that "family members" are just people and not always healthy people, and if these …

How to deregister your phone number from iMessage and get your texts back

There’s finally a way out of the iMessage abyss. If you’ve ever switched from an iPhone to another type of smartphone, there’s a good chance you had …

French developer of 'peanut allergy patch' makes U.S. debut

PARIS (Reuters) - French biotech firm DBV Technologies - developer of what it says is a breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy sufferers - makes its U.S. market debut on Wednesday, with a Nasdaq listing set to raise funds for further research.<p>The Paris-listed company, which develops …

Why It's Worth Learning to Manage Your Face

A friend of mine owns a bakery and café. Her cupcakes are scrumptious, her Caprese sandwich melts in your mouth. Clients drive miles for one of her macaroons.<p>Her baked goods are legendary; the problem is her facial expressions.<p>In online reviews customers rave about the food, but several comment …

Cupcakes

San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

News that San Diego Unified School District has acquired an MRAP, or mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, is adding a new facet to discussions about the practice of giving surplus military equipment to civilian agencies.<p>The six-wheel Caiman MRAP has an official value of around $733,000. But the …

How Learning “Math for Life” Can Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

When I graduated with my Master’s in Journalism, I thought I was going to focus mainly on science writing. And, in truth, that’s what I did at first. …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

Associated Press News

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Your Favorite Nails, in 5 Minutes, for $10

I am going to go out on a limb and say that there is not another woman alive who loves a gel nail-art manicure more than me. I love the half-moons …