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Motherhood is lonely — and new moms have it the worst

Research finds feelings of post-partum depression fall on a continuum, and 90 percent of mothers are on the scale<p>Entering motherhood is a rite of passage for most women. For many new moms, however, the first months and years can be a lonely place. A new study finds that several types of social …

An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

No matter what diet you pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends.<p>Research shows that the vast majority of people who diet to lose weight end up gaining back some or all of the weight they lost, typically within a few years. And most of us who try lifestyle changes like cutting carbs …

Behind The Lens: Brendon Burton's Everyday Adventures Inspire Mysterious Portraits

Ever since he first picked up a camera at the age of six, Brendon Burton has lived an inspired life in rural Oregon. Over the next 15 years, the young creative grew as a person and a photographer, first creating conceptual pieces and then shifting to more documentary-based shots of his life and …

Mark Twain

New Fiercely Powerful Metal Animal Sculptures by Seluk Yilmaz

Istanbul-based sculptor Seluk Yilmaz uses thin strands of hammered and welded metal to render animal heads in fearsome, three-dimensional forms. Like his majestic lion sculpture made from 4,000 metal scraps, his recent renderings of tiger, fox, and lynx busts exude a powerful grace that's apparent …

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Restaurant meals are as unhealthy as fast food, survey finds

American study finds that restaurant meals are chock-full of fat and sodium<p>You might think that a meal at an expensive restaurant was better for you than a greasy burger, but a new study has found that restaurant meals can be just as unhealthy as fast food.<p>Professor Ruopeng An at the University of …

GM might actually be trying to put Tesla out of business

Tesla is aiming to introduce it own mass-market car, the Model 3, in 2017. It's expected to cost around $35,000, serve up 200-plus-mile range, and of course feature all the tech-y Tesla goodies that we know so well from the Model S sedan (over-the-air software updates, great performance, a massive …

World's best benches: in pictures

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ICYMI: What Your Birth Month Says About Your Health And The Story Behind Our Obsession With Perfect Teeth

<i>ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.</i><p>This week, we couldn't put down emergency doctor Craig Spencer's account of recovering from Ebola in New York City last year. We were also awed by video footage of a nipple tattoo artist Baltimore who empowers women to love their post-breast cancer …

Domestic Violence

Are Cat Dads the answer to children’s growing unhappiness?

In China, Cat Dads have emerged as the antidote to high-pressure Tiger Mums. Could their laid-back approach to parenting help solve Britain's childhood mental health crisis?<p>Cat Dad sound likes a jazz dance move. It is, in fact, the latest beast to join a rather crowded parental menagerie: wolf dad, …

12 Hilarious Comics That Nail The Reality Of Parenthood

Greeting card artist and dad of two Brian Gordon wanted to create a comic that was a bit more personal than usual.<p>"I thought I had figured out what kids were like and how to parent after the first one, but my daughter came along and proved I had no idea what I was doing." So, in 2013, Fowl Language …

What Living In The U.S.S.R. As A Kid Taught Me About Parenting

I was surprised to find that kids in Estonia were much more independent than kids back home in the U.S. Now, as a parent, I'm taking those lessons to heart.<p>Estonian kids had a lot of freedom in 1990. At school, we would take off during our lunchtime to eat in a café, or just to roam around the city …

Parenting

9 Signs That You Are Fringe Dweller

Do you ever feel that you are stuck in a world you don’t really belong?<p>You’ve tried your hardest to fit in, to go along with the crowd and be part of …

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

Artist Uses Calligraphy Brushes to Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings of Birds

San Francisco-born artist Karl Martens creates beautiful paintings of birds using materials not often paired together – Japanese and Chinese calligraphy brushes with watercolor. What's most fascinating is that he paints all of his works by memory, without reference to any guide. What you'll notice …

Birds

How to Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research

It seems we all want to know how to improve self-esteem these days.<p>Life can be hard. And who is usually hardest on you? Yourself. There’s that …

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

17 Photos Of Classic Cars Next To Their Modern Version

Old versus new.<p>753K<p>SHARES<p>Here's a roundup of some beautiful classic cars sitting next to their beautiful modern counterpart. It's amazing to see …

These 20 Nutrition Facts Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition.<p>All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts.<p>Here are 20 …

21st Century Teens Vs 20th Century Teens

May 9, 2015<br>Technology has had such a huge transformative impact on teen’s behaviour and subsequently their lifestyles. One example in favour of this …

Everyday injustices for working women: The slights add up

Commentary: If you want to make a difference in gender equality, consider the subtle and often subconscious ways in which women are overlooked, devalued and underestimated in the business world.<p><i>This story is part of Solving for XX, a CNET special report exploring what people and companies are doing</i> …

Gender

The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join

Are our most valuable qualities being exploited at work? How our strengths get twisted into forming bad habits that — if we don’t change fast —<b> just</b> …

30+ Adorable Photos Proving That Your Kids Need A Dog

Kids and dogs go together perfectly – they both love playing in the mud, eating things off the floor, and playing with you when you're tired. These …

Good food for good looks: recipes for better skin

Angela Liddon, the author of 'Oh She Glows', shares her recipe for eating your way to beauty, with health-boosting dishes to help your skin glow<p>"The more my plate looks like a rainbow, the better I feel," Angela Liddon tells me. And with her first cookbook (already a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller) on …

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

By the spring of 1862, a year into the American Civil War, Major General Ulysses S. Grant had pushed deep into Confederate territory along the …

War

New research suggests possibility of common underlying biology in children who develop autism

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Let’s turn to some new findings on autism, especially research showing brain changes happening in the womb. Scientists compared the …

Autism

Why kids lose interest in reading as they get older

This is the third of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State …

Teaching

The Qu'osby Show

The new Funny or Die series Halal in the Family seeks to mock Islamophobia, but has a troubling definition of what it means to be a 'normal' Muslim.<p>The first scene of <i>Halal in the Family</i>, a new Funny or Die web series, opens with a family sitting in a suburban living room with lemon-colored walls …

A little video gaming 'linked to well-adjusted children'

<b>Playing video games for a short period each day could have a small but positive impact on child development, a study by Oxford University suggests.</b><p>Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.<p>But …

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