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3 Fun Kid-Friendly Features to Promote Creativity at Home

We all know about kid-friendly features like outdoor fabrics on indoor furniture to deal with stains. But if you really want your home to be …

Bye Bye Adult Coloring Books: Paint By Sticker Is Where It’s At Now

Last week, we shared a couple of our favorite “mom life” adult coloring books, and one of our readers commented that she was currently obsessed with …

Decorating: How to measure paint, wallpaper and fabric for curtains

Follow these basic measurement rules<p><b>Doing a spot of decorating? Before transforming your home, take a look at this quick guide to measuring up for</b> …

Home Decorating

5 Fun DIY Sites for Kid-Friendly Craft Ideas

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from making something on your own. And teaching your child that lesson with crafty projects isn’t only rewarding for them, but can be a super fun and inexpensive activity for parents too. Whether it’s a birthday party piñata or creating the dream bedroom …

Chemicals

4 Simple Ways to be Mindful All the Time, Without Even Needing to Meditate

When we usually think of mindfulness, we picture someone in solitude meditating in a calm environment.<p>But can you practice mindfulness throughout the …

Mindfulness

4 Steps to Becoming Mentally Tougher

Source: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock<p>While many other quarterbacks might have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in …

6 Books to Get You Unhooked from Negative Habits

1) THE CRAVING MIND<b>From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—How We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits</b><br>Judson Brewer (Yale)We’re forever reaching …

Mindfulness

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Get out of your own head and start taking action.<p>While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine …

Self-help

Daydreaming may be the missing ingredient in your success

Looking out my office window, I’ll stare at the boats moving slowly against the water, thinking about how I’m going to write this story. I’m …

Why Multitasking Is Bad for You

For nearly all people, in nearly all situations, multitasking is impossible. When we think we’re multitasking, most often we aren’t really doing two …

6 Tips to Reduce Your Daily Stress and Anxiety

There are two major reasons that for several decadesmore Americans become stressed, agitated and anxious — which in turn increases their daily …

Why making to-do lists won’t help you get things done

I’ve helped thousands of people  —  from NFL coaches and four star generals to best-selling authors and hedge fund managers  —  feel less busy and …

Why Some People Are Born Anxious, With Daniel Keating

Have you ever noticed that some people just seemed hard-wired to be stressed out? Maybe you feel like you’ve been dealt an anxious hand yourself. …

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

How to 'Reclaim Your Brain' from mental disease

Many sufferers of mental disease would describe their illness, whether it be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, as a loss of control over their mind. Regaining that control seems impossible for those in the deep trenches of battle with their disease, but Dr. Joseph Annibali, a chief …

Neurology

Sick Not Weak mental health support chapter launches in Halifax

Website launched March 10, group plans in-person meetups as well<p>A new support group for those fighting mental health problems has launched across …

Can Yoga Help People With Depression, Anxiety, or PTSD?

Scientists and yoga instructors weigh in.<p>In the recent years, there’s been a growing interest in using yoga as an option to treat people with mental …

Yoga

Pressure Grows To Stop The "Systematic Abuse" Of Indefinitely Detaining Children Under The Mental Health Act

Families and politicians told BuzzFeed News that society must protect children with autism and learning disabilities from being caught up in a system that detains them and denies them treatment.<p>Urgent action is needed to put an end to the "systematic abuse" of indefinitely detaining children with …

How I successfully fought my depression without medication

<i>Matt Haig, a British novelist, had a nervous breakdown at 24 and slipped into a suicidal depression. But when medications left him feeling even</i> …

Why I'm Not Ashamed To Say I Go To Therapy

My sophomore year of high school, I had a lot of "appointments." I'd rotate on what I told my friends they were for: dentist, doctor, orthodontist. …

Mental Health

Occupational suicide – the dark side to Australia’s workforce

Australia’s workforce is in the throes of a dark and deadly suicide scourge, prompting employers to take urgent steps to address their workplace …

Signs your child may be being bullied

Schools are reluctant to record instances of bullying because they fear it will have a negative effect on their Ofsted rating, says Natasha Devon<p>Last summer, I was invited to observe an assembly at one of the schools I visit in my capacity as founder of the Self-Esteem Team, a group that travels …

Elsie's DIY Closet Organization

Jeremy and I recently moved into our master bedroom after four months of living in the guest room due to renovations (!!!!). It's SO WEIRD living in …

House Design

20 Easy and Effective DIY Tricks for Gardening

As soon as spring came you probably realized that your garden requires some attention. We want to share a few tricks to help you grow your own …

Gardening

14 Upcycled Chair Tutorials

Shares 332<p>I have been seeing so many fun projects after spending so much time on Pinterest that involve either making a thrift store find into …