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Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex

NEW YORK (AP) — The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren't smoking as much, according a government survey of risky youth behaviors.<p>"I think you can call this the …

This Cyborg Stingray Is the Coolest Thing You'll See All Day

An international team of researchers has developed an eerily realistic robotic stingray that blurs the line between animal and machine. Fueled by …

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 …

No to #YOLO: How young adults can curb spending

MANILA - One of the perks of being a young adult is having the capacity to earn your own money, and the purchasing power that comes with it.<p>However, …

Personal Finance

10 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take Action

If you need a little motivation today, you’ve stumbled upon the right article.<p>That’s the best thing about quotes; they can trigger something within …

10 Kristen Stewart Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Your Most Badass Self

Kristen Stewart has been in the spotlight for over a decade, and if there's one thing we've learned from her, it's that she tells it how it is. Whether she's talking about love, her career, or just life in general, the actress is full of wisdom, and we can always count on her to be unfiltered and …

27 Amazing Body Art Illusions That Will Make You Go Wow

Johannes Stoetter is a self-taught artist, musician and fine art body painter born and based in South Tyrol, Italy. After completing his education at …

Art

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks tap tech to light up smartphone screens

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will use specially designed technology to integrate smartphones into the spectacular New York City display this year.<p>Set over the East River, more than 56,000 effects will feature in the display, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. For the first time, however, …

BREAKING NEWS: NEW STUDY SHOWS HUGE DROP IN STRANGER-DANGER CHILD MURDERS

.Here’s an excerpt from my piece in today’s Wall Street Journal:A Parent’s Nightmare—Increasingly Unlikely<b>by Lenore Skenazy</b>In the past two decades …

Stereotypes

Helicopter Parents, You’re Ruining Summer

She’s in the lake with her toddler, splashing and pouring water (with my sand toys). Her kid, who clearly has no playmate but mom, squees and jumps. …

Helicopter Parents: Hovering May Have Effect as Kids Transition to Adulthood

<i>Summary: Helicopter parenting can lead to an increased risk for anxiety, depression and other health issues for young adults, a new study …

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …

How to Make Black Hair Grow When It Is Permed

Perms or chemical relaxers have an extremely damaging effect on hair when used incorrectly. Because breaking and dryness often plague permed black …

How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

Don't give blood, grow it in a lab

Back In 2007, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) issued an open call for a project. It required applicants to make a bioreactor …

Functional human hearts regenerated from skin cells

A team of researchers has used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue, a major step forward in bioengineering organs.<p>The day that heart transplant patients no longer need to wait for a donor match just got a little closer. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have …

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Indian schoolgirl recreates periodic table with 90 global issues

A 17-year-old Indian school girl came up with an imaginative way to remember all the elements on the periodic table for her science class. The …

There’s a device that drains food out of your stomach — and the FDA approved it

The most surprising thing about the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the obesity-control device called AspireAssist may be how little mainstream attention it attracted. Because, frankly, a weight-loss machine that lets you eat all you want and then drains the food out of your stomach is a …

Weight Loss

The 10 Proven Habits of the Happiest People In The World

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment and the …

Happiness

7 Ways I’m Parenting My Children Differently Than My Own Upbringing

I thought my childhood was idyllic until I had children of my own. That is when cracks began to form in the foundation; I noticed weaknesses in …

Why forgiving others will improve your physical, emotional health

Your spouse cheated on you. Your business partner swindled you, or you had a falling out with a friend. When you’re profoundly hurt or betrayed, it …

Positive Thinking

High School Kids Are Having Less Sex, Not Drinking, And Doing Less Drugs Than Ever Before

Kids these days. High-schoolers think that they actually have something to say (they do). The nerve. Now we hear that they’re drinking less, smoking less, and having less sex? It’s like they’re actually thinking about their futures and making the right choices. The chutzpah of this crowd!<p>According …

How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

This article looks at how to make a DIY smartphone projector and offers some practical advice to readers.

Pavneet Sembhi on following your dreams and embracing the creative career you’ve always wanted

Pavneet Sembhi is a self-taught artist based in London. She particularly enjoys creating extremely detailed illustrations that add a twist to …

One Simple Shampoo Which Will Make Your Hair Grow Like Crazy

The hair, especially in women, is one of the most prominent elements of beauty. Yet, as we constantly treat it with heat, including straightening, …

Hair Care

10 Impressively Futuristic Recent Medical Breakthroughs

Those of us who lived a substantial portion of our lives before the turn of the century used to think of our current time period as the far, far …

List-Worthy

12 Quotes that Will Bring Peace When You Deal with Difficult People

Are there people who constantly discourage you, tell you that you’re not good enough, and generally make you feel terrible about yourself?These are …

Self-help

To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable

About 20 years ago, Randy J. Paterson, a clinical psychologist and currently the director of the Changeways Clinic in Vancouver, wasn’t having much …