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10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly.<p>The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate Audiobooks for Summer 2017

Summer is coming and with it, long days of kids wandering around the house; road trips to see grandparents; and brighter, later nights that push …

Will You Actually Be More Productive If You Take a Nap Every Day?

Spaniards have the midday siesta, of course, but have been labelled less productive than other Europeans.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The premise sounds almost too good to be true: Taking a nap in the middle of the day might end up making you more …

Sleep

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don't)

Read to children like this, and they'll have greater cognitive development -- and become more successful.<p>Just about every parent I know wants to do whatever they can to ensure their kids live happy and successful lives.<p>It's why we pack up and move to new neighborhoods, why we learn to praise our …

Humanity

Exam revision stress: How to overcome a last minute panic

<b>My daughter’s taking her exams. She is very anxious and I’m at the end of my tether. She hasn’t studied properly, despite us trying to encourage her. Now it’s crunch time and surprise, surprise, her friends seem to be coping and she is not. She is afraid she is going to fail and seems unable to</b> …

How Julianne Hough's Bold Look from the DWTS Finale Came Together

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cosmetics

The 7 Best Oils For Your Face And Body

We go to the pharmacy, take a walk down the beauty aisle, and notice plenty of skin, hair, and nail products derived from oil. Using oil is often …

How parents can help introverts thrive (without trying to turn them into extroverts)

In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work. The teacher may have had good intentions, but she called on Pinto daily, and when Pinto was …

Cancer Causes, Risks And What To Eat, Drink And Do To Fight Off The Disease

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ray Schilling.</i><p>We have a higher life expectancy than a few decades ago. As cancer is a disease …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Education

15 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat

Hard-and-fast food rules are made to be broken. But some common foods are seriously bad for you. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die …

Sex Isn’t Just A Physical Act. If You’ve Got A Mind Connection, The Orgasm Will Follow

<b>At a time when the internet wasn't the ginormous entity it is today, lives and liaisons were both simple.</b><p>Especially liaisons that were layered with …

Relationships

How I almost killed my mom with a simple anti-itch pill

Nobody wants to kill her own mother by accident. Luckily, mine pulled through.<p>As teachable moments go, this one was huge. I learned that once you or someone you know hits age 65, it’s time to learn which drugs can increase the risk of dementia when taken for long periods. And which, for people who …

Urinary Tract Infection

29 Life-Changing Korean Beauty Products People Actually Swear By

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Give Them These Kinds of First Names

What's in a name? Far more than you might have imagined, according to this research.<p>The wealthiest parents, who can choose to do almost anything to give their kids an edge, overwhelmingly make one choice for their children: They move to the best neighborhood they can find.<p>But what if you don't have …

Self-improvement

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Parenting

3 Top REITs to Buy in 2017

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are a great way to start collecting passive income. Here are three top real estate investing options.<p>The …

This Is the One Thing That Finally Cleared My Eczema—and It's Not a Product

<i>Chelsea Miller is a model, fitness junkie, and outspoken advocate for changing the way we talk about health and curvy bodies. She writes about</i> …

Babies need extreme comfort to overcome the damaging effects of stress

<b>(Getty)</b><p>Affection and attention are crucial for infants — they help the brain develop chemicals that protect against stress<p>Daniel Keating<p>April 16, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle.” by Daniel Keating (St. Martin’s …

Parenting

A Pediatrician on the Power of Teaching Your Daughter Self-Love

First periods can be <i>quite</i> the adventure; I know mine was… But that's a story for another time. Today we're here to talk about how you can prepare …

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Try a new cookout dish: Food Network Magazine created dozens of fun and easy foil packs.<p>Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet …

12 Parenting Apps You Didn't Know You Needed (But You Do)

If you ask a parent about their favorite apps for kids, they are bound to rattle off a handful of apps their kids just can’t live without. And we’re …

Parenting

20 Cheat Sheets For When You're Trying To Eat A Little Healthier

Eating like a ~healthy person~ has never been easier.

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

We all want to keep our children safe: The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can make all the difference.<p>My daughter started high school this year. Ninth grade. And it was about a few weeks into September when she got invited to her first big party. I made sure the parents would …

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade dumplings in 5 simple steps

Dumplings are as fun to make as they are to eat, which is a good thing for those of us not satisfied with the usual six or eight pieces served at restaurants and takeout joints. Making dumplings at home means you can eat as many as you can make.<p>That's cause for a celebration. A dumpling party can …

Best Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, butter, sugars, …

Staying in an unhappy marriage could be the best thing you do, new study suggests

Having a child puts a strain on relationships, but staying in an unhappy marriage is the best thing you can do for its long-term success, according to a study.<p>Researchers found the majority of couples who are unhappy when their first child is born feel fulfilled a decade later.<p>Seven in ten couples …