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5 ways to cope when our brain turns against us

5 ways to cope when our brain turns against us

It goes without saying that our brains are necessary for so many reasons. Not only do they maintain our lives by keeping our hearts beating, lungs breathing and body systems functioning, but they a... » Read More
Tips to keep your child safe while trick-or-treating

Tips to keep your child safe while trick-or-treating

The day for trick-or-treating is here and parents should be aware that while it can be a fun time for children to dress up and collect candy, it can also be dangerous. Before taking your children o... » Read More
Keeping your family stable in an unstable world

Keeping your family stable in an unstable world

Social science researchers are continuously conducting studies and surveys to check the pulse on trends in marriage and family. As society moves away from the traditional view of family, it's impor... » Read More
Kindness will make you more attractive, study shows

Kindness will make you more attractive, study shows

A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing - and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness ... » Read More
Solar flares erupt from largest sunspot in decades

Solar flares erupt from largest sunspot in decades

For more than a week, the largest sunspot in 24 years has been creating a dazzling show of solar flares. » Read More
Stress, burnout, mistakes top list of workplace fears

Stress, burnout, mistakes top list of workplace fears

What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work? » Read More
3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships

3 keys to healing strained or broken relationships

The word "reconciliation" means to become friendly again after a disagreement or argument. We may have family members or even spouses with whom reconciliation seems next to impossible. How can we h... » Read More
40% of millennial moms open social media accounts for babies before 1st birthday

40% of millennial moms open social media accounts for babies before 1st birthday

A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet. » Read More
3 tips for making and sticking to your plans

3 tips for making and sticking to your plans

Life is full of decision points. Some decisions are fun, such as where to spend a vacation. Others, however, change the trajectory of your entire life. Choices about education, career, where to liv... » Read More
Many Internet users experience or witness online harassment, study shows

Many Internet users experience or witness online harassment, study shows

WASHINGTON D.C. - Statistics show online harassment is a growing problem. » Read More
4 key reasons why it matters to put your spouse before your children

4 key reasons why it matters to put your spouse before your children

There is a natural order in marriage. It begins with two people falling in love, believing that they are the most important person in the world to each other. As children come along they need to be... » Read More
J.K. Rowling to publish short Harry Potter story online

J.K. Rowling to publish short Harry Potter story online

HOGWARTS - J.K. Rowling is writing a new Harry Potter story that will be published to her website Pottermore on Halloween. » Read More
No impact from Ebola pledges yet, says Doctors Without Borders

No impact from Ebola pledges yet, says Doctors Without Borders

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife stepped up with a $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bill and Melinda Gates gave $50 million. The United States and U.K. have shell... » Read More
 10 most unbelievable excuses for calling in sick to work

10 most unbelievable excuses for calling in sick to work

If you've ever wanted to call in sick to work without a legitimate reason, you're not the only one. » Read More
The personal and economic benefits of delaying retirement

The personal and economic benefits of delaying retirement

Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce. » Read More
 The Clean Cut: Georgia football star joins book club

The Clean Cut: Georgia football star joins book club

It's not every day you run into a college football star in Barnes & Noble. It is even more rare that the college football player asks to join your book club. But CBS Sunday Morning reports that is ... » Read More
 Egg freezing now a perk of the workplace; what are the ethical and religious dilemmas?

Egg freezing now a perk of the workplace; what are the ethical and religious dilemmas?

Egg freezing is a new health care benefit for female employees of Apple and Facebook who want children, but not right away. » Read More
 Marvel superheroes power up 'Disney Infinity 2.0'

Marvel superheroes power up 'Disney Infinity 2.0'

Disney Infinity, a game franchise already massive in scale and bursting with purchasing options, just added a lot more muscle. » Read More
10 ways to help your kids avoid candy overload

10 ways to help your kids avoid candy overload

'Tis the season for candy. Halloween fast approaches, followed by Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter and so on. Even if you don't participate in holidays celebrated in the US and other countries, c... » Read More
How to overcome your fitness insecurities

How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to. » Read More
Have You Seen This? Baby’s insane speed babbling

Have You Seen This? Baby’s insane speed babbling

BABYVILLE - Before children learn to speak in a comprehensive manner, they go through a solid babbling phase. They coo and goo and babble more than a babbling brook. » Read More
Marriage Isn’t About Romance

Marriage Isn’t About Romance

I've always loved the movies, especially a good romance. When I was young, I often dreamed of being swept off my feet to romantic places like Paris or Italy by a tall, dark and perfectly handsome m... » Read More
Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it. » Read More
Detrimental dating: Too many choices might not be a good thing for single adults

Detrimental dating: Too many choices might not be a good thing for single adults

Can a single adult ever have too many dating options? Research and experts suggest too many dating choices hinder a person's overall dating happiness and ability to make a decision. » Read More
Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pump... » Read More
How to use humor to avoid an argument

How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a "condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling." In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt t... » Read More
Bionic eye lets blind see light

Bionic eye lets blind see light

DURHAM, N.C. - A video of a man seeing light for the first time in 30 years is bringing tears to the eyes of many. » Read More
Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Prices at the pump have dropped to four-year lows, saving consumers cash but making economists uneasy. » Read More
Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind. » Read More
Churches have important role to play in boosting breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

Churches have important role to play in boosting breast cancer awareness among African-Americans

"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services. » Read More
8 tips for a smooth family morning routine

8 tips for a smooth family morning routine

Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to ge... » Read More
How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. By the time she turned 23, she was a record executive leading the way in entertainment. » Read More
Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit

Resiliency in children: Helping your child foster inner grit

Resiliency is a fascinating subject of study pertinent to parenting. Children who are able to rebound from adversities are healthier psychologically and show better outcomes academically and social... » Read More
Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms

For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before... » Read More
10 powerful mantras to help you when you're down

10 powerful mantras to help you when you're down

Ultimately, each of us is responsible for our own happiness. Sometimes it's easy to be happy, but the challenges of life often make happiness seem elusive. One way to keep going even when things ar... » Read More
Mom calls out Toys R Us for selling fake drugs with 'Breaking Bad' action figures

Mom calls out Toys R Us for selling fake drugs with 'Breaking Bad' action figures

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys R Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad." » Read More
Ask a therapist: How to find a good counselor

Ask a therapist: How to find a good counselor

As a therapist and as owner of The Marriage and Family Clinic in Denver, CO, I get a lot of calls from people who want to set up appointments. Sometimes, people call just to set up an appointment a... » Read More
Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you dri... » Read More
Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Arousing a person's curiosity lights up the brain in ways that appear to enhance both learning and memory, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis, offering help to parent... » Read More
3 reasons why “because I said so” is the wrong answer

3 reasons why “because I said so” is the wrong answer

As a parent, it can be exasperating when your kids question your authority. You have a set of rules and you expect them to be followed, but there's no avoiding the inevitable question, "why?" In fa... » Read More
How to deal with a coach who bullies

How to deal with a coach who bullies

Some coaches are loving and caring, and very aware of the young and impressionable children we are entrusting to them. They take their jobs seriously and can make a deep and long-lasting impression... » Read More
Poor, and middle-class give most to charity, wealthy pull back

Poor, and middle-class give most to charity, wealthy pull back

As the recession has lifted, middle-class and poor Americans have given even more to charity, while wealthy Americans have held back. » Read More
10 things nobody told you about being married

10 things nobody told you about being married

You've heard that marriage isn't easy, that there are going to be trials, surprises and changes of plans along the way. People also tell you it's a blast and the best decision they've ever made. Bu... » Read More
Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle the question

Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle the question

According to new poll data from Scholastic, teachers are overall positive about Common Core, are more positive than they were last year, and are much more positive the more thoroughly it has been i... » Read More
Expensive wedding ring results in higher divorce rate, study says

Expensive wedding ring results in higher divorce rate, study says

ATLANTA - They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they may not be a marriage's friend. Spending a large amount of money on a wedding ring or ceremony is linked to a higher divorce rate, acc... » Read More
Are you wasting your money?

Are you wasting your money?

Ever since I was a child, I have been tight with money. I learned from an early age to work hard for my living, and I became very cautious about what I spent my hard-earned money on. I would drive ... » Read More
Mom’s guide to apps your teens are using

Mom’s guide to apps your teens are using

t's hard enough to keep up with the social lives of teenagers, but now parents need to keep track of their teens' digital lives too. New apps and social media platforms arise as quickly as fashion ... » Read More
Robust remodeling: Bigger isn’t always better

Robust remodeling: Bigger isn’t always better

When it comes to home remodeling, we stand by the saying: "Bigger isn't always better." » Read More
Pizza Hut brings back Book It program, enticing more adults to read

Pizza Hut brings back Book It program, enticing more adults to read

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza. » Read More
How to get ready for flu season

How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops-flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it... » Read More


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