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12 sneaky things that might be causing that headache

From certain smells to the good old British weather<p>The number of people who suffer from headaches is, well, mind-numbing. The World Health …

World Health Organization

Men Think They Can't Get a Date Because of Feminism

If you're a guy who feels the #MeToo movement is preventing you from flirting, it's possible you were never actually flirting in the first place.<p>“I can’t date because of feminism” seems to be trending on Google, so let me be the first to say: Yes, okay, sure.<p>You can't get a date because of feminism …

Feminism

14 Amazing Products to Give Headache Sufferers Some Relief

Headaches have a way of stopping anyone in their tracks. Pain, tension, and other symptoms like light sensitivity, nausea, and dizziness can quickly turn a good day into a bad one. And people who suffer from migraines or chronic headaches spend a lot of time looking for the best relief besides …

Sinusitis

I’m Constantly On My Phone, And This Is Why

Let’s face it…If you were to pass me on the street, you’d give me one look and think that I was a crappy mom. Such quick judgment for someone you’ve …

Parenting

Walmart is the Latest Example of a Company Doing What Politicians Won't on Gun Control

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it would no longer sell assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines in any of its stores, nor will …

Guns

People are starting to realize the GOP tax bill was a massive scam

Richer residents are seeing benefits, while most others are missing out<p>President Donald Trump and the Republicans sold their slapdash effort at tax reform as a boon to the middle class. As the law goes into effect, however, new polling suggests that most Americans are struggling to see any benefit …

Middle-class

6 Habits That Are Guaranteed to Put You in a Good Mood

Wake up. Get the kids ready. Go to work. Come home. Eat. Go to bed. Do it all again. Sometimes it feels like we’re running on the hamster wheel of …

Mum's brutally honest explicit message to 'perfect parents' hailed best thing on internet

Chelsea O'Connor took to Facebook to tell all parents they're doing a good job in a hilariously brash post.<p>At some point, most mums and dads will …

Become more resilient with these "SuperBetter" quests

Game developer and researcher Jane McGonigal is among 155 million Americans who play video games, but it's more than a hobby. In her new book, …

The Internet Is Loving That George W. Bush Made Barack Obama Laugh During Bill Clinton's Speech

The Internet is all about the moment George W. Bush cracked Barack Obama up during Bill Clinton’s speech at a hurricane relief concert attended by …

Barack Obama

Top 15 Warm-Weather Resorts for Families

Winter weekends can be crazy-making for parents and kids alike, cooped up in the house, waiting for the weather to warm. This year, avoid the …

Five Things I've Learned About Blending A Family

I've been dating a wonderful woman for the last four years and in two weeks, we will be standing in front of our family and friends to commit to each …

Parenting

George W. Bush Delivers Scathing Rebuke of Trump Presidency

'The health of the democratic spirit is at issue,' 43rd president warns<p>Former President George W. Bush on Thursday delivered a scathing warning about …

Nearly half of Americans think Trump will be one of the worst presidents ever

Nearly half of Americans think President Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst president in history, according to a new poll.<p>Marist University …

Donald Trump

You know you’re dead after you die, study reveals

You’ve probably heard those who have died and been brought back to life say that they saw light at the end of a tunnel.<p>Or that they floated above …

Brainwaves

12 New Books About Science-Loving Girls & Women

A Mighty Girl's top picks of newly released books starring girls and women who love science, engineering, and math!With the demand for stories about …

For Kids

Parents' 10 Best Subscription Services of 2017

The options overwhelm—clothes, makeup, dinner kits, even wine!—so we tested more than 75 subscription boxes to find the all-around best for saving you time and money. Getting the mail has never been so much fun.<p>For Kids<p>You can’t buy these cool kids’ clothes (sizes 2 to 14) in stores. The brand …

Stanford University

Best Toys of 2017

Check out Parents' picks for the Best Toys of 2017!<p>Do you live for the happy squeal a kid makes when he rips open a perfect present? Of course you do! So <i>Parents</i> put 50 littles and their folks in a testing studio with 500 toys—and pricked up our ears. Consider the holidays won.

Lego

Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017

We consulted with children’s librarians plus parent and kid testers to create our highly anticipated annual list. Help us spread the word about #ParentsBestBooks.<p><i>When Your Lion Needs a Bath</i><br>by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman<p>Toddlers roared with laughter as they listened to this …

Books

9 Parenting Hacks and Habits Not to Feel Guilty About

Experts share nine so-called "bad" parenting decisions, from bathing habits to screen time, that aren't that big a deal—and may even benefit your kids!<p>So you served up a pretty unhealthy breakfast or yelled at your munchkin because he refused to put on his shoes. Don’t beat yourself up! The truth …

Parenting

The Overmonitored Nursery

One evening a few days after we brought baby Ella home from the hospital, my husband, Dave, walked into the bedroom carrying what looked to be a tiny neon Grecian sandal.<p>“It’s a smart sock,” he said, as our wee addition made pterodactyl sounds in her bassinet. “It’ll link to our phones and alert us …

Pregnancy

19 Toys Your Kids Will Want From Disney This Year

If you've ever gone toy shopping for a little one in the midst of the holiday season, you know that it can be complete madness; the best way to avoid that involves planning ahead. To get started, think about what movies your family has enjoyed seeing this year. Whether your kid is obsessed with all …

Walt Disney Company

Co-Parenting With Alexa

“You are going to have a chance to play with Alexa,” I told my daughter, Grace, who’s 3 years old. Pointing at the black cylindrical device, I explained that the speaker, also known as the Amazon Echo, was a bit like Siri but smarter. “You can ask it anything you want,” I said nonchalantly.<p>Grace …

Parenting

My 6-Year-Old Is Obsessed With National Tragedies — and I Doubt She's Alone

How do you raise a kid in a world where the news is always upsetting?<p>After a recent family dinner, I poured myself a glass of wine, waved the white …

A Survival Guide to Blended Family Gatherings

Sponsored by<p>By<p>Oct 17 2017, 1:50 PM<p>Not all families fit neatly in boxes.<p>As much as you love your family, that doesn’t change that the fact that a …

Parenting

What Parenting Is Like, In 18 Songs

Most pop songs are about romance, but if you listen closely, you’ll notice some can also apply to parenting. At least, parts of them can.<p>Story of This Life vlogger Esther Anderson and her husband Thad put together a “Parenting Music Montage” to show what life is like with little kids ― and how well …

Parenting

27 Unique Gift Ideas For the Kid Who Has Everything

Shopping for kids can be deceivingly stressful. If you have a little one on your list who pretty much already owns everything they could possibly want, picking out an exciting gift is a difficult task. Instead of risking a movie, doll, or video game that they most likely already own, opt for a …

5 Things No One Ever Told You About Raising a Toddler (but You Need to Know)

Sometimes parenting books feel like they're a dime a dozen — a handful cross my desk each week promising to provide the definitive method for raising sweet, well-adjusted tots — spoiler alert: few actually do. But when I learned that Dr. Tovah Klein, a mother of three and the director of the …

Best Toys of 2017: Babies and Toddlers

Check out Parents' picks for the best baby and toddler toys of 2017!<p>1 of 13<p>The Best Toys of 2017: Baby & Toddler<p>1 of 13<p>2 of 13<p>Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart<p>2 of 13<p>Jeffrey Westbrook<p><b>LeapFrog’s Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart</b> identifies numbers and colors, but that isn’t the only draw. Even when it was …

Kids