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Why I had a hard time calling my transgender child ‘they’ — and why I’m doing it anyway

Years ago when I was an overwhelmed and weepy new mother, a therapist informed me that parenthood is just one long series of losses. I walked out of her office never to return, but her words have stuck with me for 22 years as I’ve learned the tricky dance of motherhood.<p>Your baby learns to walk and …

Parenting

'Hereditary' is a terrifying new movie that critics are calling this generation's 'The Exorcist'

Collette and Byrne star as Annie and Steve Graham, the parents of a family that becomes haunted by sinister, supernatural forces and the dark secrets of their ancestry following the death of the family's matriarch, Annie's mother.<p>Written and directed by Ari Aster, the film is even receiving Oscar …

Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform Raucous ‘Shadow of Your Love’

Guns N’ Roses performed “Shadow of Your Love” live for the first time in more than 30 years during their Not in This Lifetime tour stop at the …

Music

I made my autistic son cannabis cookies. They saved him.

It took me awhile to perfect the cookie recipe. I experimented with ingredients: Blueberry, Strawberry, Sour Diesel, White Widow, Bubba Kush, AK-47 — all strains of cannabis, which I stored, mixed with glycerin, in meticulously labeled jars on a kitchen shelf. After the cookies finished baking, I'd …

​How Weed Is Helping Opioid Users Beat Addiction

A growing body of experts and patients say cannabis should be prescribed before painkillers.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>Derek Pedro has been in pain for his entire life.<p>Pedro, 44, suffers from migraines and a form of Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, which affects the collagen in his body, …

Cannabis

12 Flawless Selena Gomez Moments That Will Inspire You Today & Every Day

WHEN SHE THANKED HER FRIEND FOR THE ULTIMATE GIFT<p>“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” Gomez …

Mom Hilariously Takes Adult Son To Task For Shaming Breastfeeding Mother

Mom yells at her grown son after he shames a breastfeeding mother at a public pool<p>No matter how old your kids are, being a parent means calling them …

Breast Feeding

Some People Are Convinced NASA Is Covering Up a UFO That's About to Land on Earth

Open your eyes, sheeple.<p>One of the nice things NASA does is stream live footage from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth 16 times a day. It's pretty calming stuff—until a UFO enters the picture. Then all bets are off.<p>On July 9, NASA was streaming footage from the ISS when …

Artist Ann Van Jaarsveld Debutes Her African Inspired Cat Art

Based in Pretoria, South African artist Ann van Jaarsveld has turned her hand to creating breathtaking African inspired cats.<p>Made with authentic …

Five bedtime drinks to help you sleep better

We’ve all been there – tossing and turning all night, unable to switch off no matter how tired we are. Then anxiety hits as you worry about how on …

How Not To Give Up On Your Marriage

<b>This post originally appeared on "Write, Laugh, Dream."</b><p>My husband is a recovering drug addict. I say, "recovering" because although he doesn't use drugs anymore, he's still learning how to not behave like an addict.<p>Being married to someone struggling with addiction is harder than it sounds. The …

There's a conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston that suggests their whole relationship is a lie

There's a convincing new conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift's latest relationship, and we just can't seem to shake it off.<p>In case you're not up to date on your TayTay news, the "1989" singer is apparently dating "The Avengers" actor Tom Hiddleston, and the two have been seen canoodling at various …

See the Stunning First-Ever Video of Jupiter and Its Moons

You’re not going to find a lot of romance in orbital physics. Little objects orbit big objects; big objects orbit bigger objects. The entire galaxy …

Astronomy

Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence -- Changing Your Parenting Life Style

Why do children do what they do? What's on their minds? How can parents know their child's inner world?<p>Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?" Even little things can throw you.<p>Your three-year-old lies …

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7 Women Explain Exactly How They Lost Weight Without Going On Crazy Diets

Yep, totally possible.<p>It might be the least-fun "would you rather" in existence: Would you rather <i>not</i> be hangry all the time, or lose 10 pounds?<p>Luckily, you don't have to play that cruel game if you're looking for a way to lose weight. These women are proof: Instead of going on a trendy crash diet …

Fitness

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

'Selfie Dad' Gets Internet Fame By Mocking Teen Daughter's Photos

This dad is having a blast imitating his daughter’s selfies<p>When we were growing up, most of us probably thought our parents couldn’t <i>possibly</i> be more …

Social Media

You can’t protect your kids from stress. But here are ways to teach them to cope.

A young girl sits in my office, describing the “swishy” feeling that she gets in her stomach when she’s at school. It tends to happen at drop-off, just after lunch and as she watches the clock tick toward the end of the day. It happens so often that she knows she’s not actually sick, but it bothers …

Back pain, no support or boobs falling out: Welcome to the hell of bra-shopping

To be completely honest, the bra I am currently wearing is almost six years old. It started off a dusty pink but is now a washed-out grey. It is an embarrassment - but I rely on it constantly.<p>Why? Simply because it's the only bra that fits me. I have tried to find replacements - spending hours …

Prince William Becomes the First Royal to Pose for a Gay-Magazine Cover

“No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason,” the Duke says.<p>A day after telling reporters that he would be appearing in <i>Attitude</i> magazine, <b>Prince William</b> is . . . yes, now appearing in <i>Attitude</i> magazine—on the cover, in fact! The Duke of Cambridge is pictured, in a white …

21 Purrfect Photos of Tiny Kittens That Fit In Your Palm

We’ll always have a soft spot for photos of newborn animals. When we pounced upon these adorable photos of kittens so small they literally fit in the …

8 of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off - TODAY.com

Losing weight is hard, and keeping it off is often harder.<p>It’s more challenging because you feel you’re working hard, but there’s not much of a payoff. Unlike active weight loss where your effort translates to a decrease in pounds and inches, weight maintenance is more like treading water—you’re …

Fitness

4 bad money habits you're teaching your kids without realizing it

Here are four bad money habits you might be passing along to Junior and Sis, without even realizing — and how to start teaching them positive money lessons.