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What Is a Single Parent, Anyway?

Recently I had dinner with a good friend. During our conversation, I referred to myself as a "single mother".<p><i>"Are you a single mother anymore?"</i> My friend asked.<p><i>"Honestly, I don't know."</i> Was my reply.<p>We were referring to the fact that I live with my boyfriend of four years and the fact that he …

I Went Off Birth Control Pills for the First Time in a Decade, and Here's What Happened in the First Month

Last month, I made a somewhat drastic decision about my body that was motivated primarily by laziness. I didn’t have any more refills for my birth control pill, and I was like, “Ehhhhhhh. Don’t wanna deal. Can’t deal. Won’t deal.”<p>After so many years of inconvenient trips to the pharmacy and calls …

5 Important Things To Know About WHY Humans Are So Addiction Prone

<b>Think you know everything about addiction? You may not know these tidbits of information.</b><p>Scientists are opening a new window into the nature of …

How to Actually Start Saving Money While Still Paying Rent and Bills

If there’s any parental question we all dread, it’s the biannual “So, are you saving any money?” It’s a pretty important issue, in their defense, but what’s a guy or girl with an entry-level salary to do? (Besides live off peanut butter and Ramen, of course.) Plainly put, saving money is hard when …

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What's Next for Baltimore

A citywide curfew that went into effect late Tuesday until early Wednesday brought calm to Baltimore in the wake of riots that spotlighted deep …

Justice

How to Treat a Back Spasm

Staff Reviewed<p>While any back pain is hard to deal with, the involuntary contraction of a back spasm can cause excruciating pain that brings you to …

Romance, Love and Asperger Syndrome

Love and romance are basic, yet complex, human needs. Sadly, we receive little useful education about how to make love work or how to make love last, …

Good Free Apps of the Day - Two completely FREE learning apps from Lumosity! Best apps for preschoolers

Wow! I've been a fan of the adult app <i>Lumosity</i> for quite awhile, and they now have TWO completely free apps designed just for kids! <i>LumiKids Park</i> and …

5 Ways to Make Small Talk Worth the Trouble

Do you hate making small talk?<p>Do you dread family get-togethers where you have to spend hours listening to mindless gossip and irritating bragging …

Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites

According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities in the world, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many …

Are You Confident In Your Parenting?

One of the most common reasons parents reach out to me is because they're not getting along well with their teenagers. Typically, there is a lot of fighting, tension and disrespect (the house is full of W.M.D. -- Whining, Manipulation and Disrespect).They're frustrated, unhappy and stuck. They're …