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Friday, August 1, 2014

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Reading Harry Potter Books Can Make Kids More Tolerant

Yesterday
The wildly popular Harry Potter books don’t necessarily need another reason for kids to read them, but you can chalk up another potential positive for the series—teaching children to be more tolerant of others.

When Do Kids Realize They’re Going to Grow Up?

Yesterday
Soon, her concerns shift from her brother to herself and her own mortality: “And I don’t wanna die when I’m a hundre-e-e-e-e-ed!” Judging from the tiny girl’s shock, it seems like it’s the first time she’s fully grasped the grim realities of aging and death — which brings up some really interesting questions about psychology and child development. When do young children start to figure out aging, and what do they understand about it? Related: Shopping is Good For Babies Research suggests that kids do understand that they’re going to grow up — but they also misunderstand the ...

Exposed by My Children for What I Really Look Like

Yesterday
Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it. Photo by Bridgette White My first reaction is shock. Who took this hideous picture of me? Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears.

Logrolling Could Be the Next Fitness Craze

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Logrolling Could Be the Next New Fitness Craze Road Trip host Marc Istook heads to the land of lakes, where he meets 27-year-old world champion logroller Abby Hoeschler in Minneapolis. He tries out the challenging but fun sport of logrolling, which has its roots in the lumberjack trade. Now, this young CEO hopes her inventive idea will help take the sport mainstream to fitness enthusiasts everywhere!

The Most Confusing Health Halo Food Terms

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By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Photo by sodaniechea/Flickr I frequently meet my clients at their local supermarkets so we can walk the aisles together. Most find it incredibly eye-opening: sometimes what they think they know about which products to select or how to read food labels turn out to be misconceptions. For example, one client recently told me she avoids oats because they contain gluten. In reality oats are gluten-free, unless they’ve been contaminated with gluten during growing or processing, but many companies make pure, uncontaminated oats, and label them as such.

Study: Depression Raises Your Risk of Dementia

Yesterday
New research reveals that people with depression are at a higher risk of developing dementia, suggesting that proper treatment of depressive symptoms could lower a person’s risk for cognitive decline later in life.

How to Deal With Depression in Your 20s

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So it’s little surprise that people in their late teens and 20s are especially vulnerable to feelings of depression. We’re here to explain why depression develops in the first place, and how to address those feelings when they pop up. Today’s 20-somethings are going through a number of psychosocial and biological experiences that make them especially vulnerable to depression. For one thing, says Dr. Meg Jay, a psychologist who’s written on the importance of the 20s, depression is often triggered by loss.

When Sharks Attack: What You Need to Know

Yesterday
Christian Fairbourne thought he was in for a fun afternoon of body surfing when he waded into the Atlantic off Isle of Palms, S.C., during a family vacation earlier this month.

14 Ways to Get Bikini Ready in 24 Hours

Yesterday
It seems obvious, but it’s the number one tip from bikini-ready models like Behati Prinsloo and Nina Agdal. Meanwhile, used topically, arnica gel or lotion will help heal bruises in a snap, and Gisele Bündchen uses it as a last minute blemish eraser.

Aspirin 411: A History of Pain Relief

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Why It's So Hard for Adults When Their Parents Divorce

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By Rachel Nuwer Photo by Valerie Fischel Most people are familiar with today’s depressing divorce stats: Up to 50 percent of U.S. marriages fail, and about half of all children will have to deal with that trauma before their 18th birthday. As a result, a growing number of adult children are being thrown into the emotional cyclone of their parents’ split. Experts refer to this relatively new phenomenon as grey divorce—separations that occur between those 50 years or older.

J. Crew Criticized for Introducing 'Absurd' Size 000

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Also to note, J.Crew’s sizes run across the board to try and accommodate as many customers as possible… We run up to size 16, we carry petites and talls, and our shoe sizes run from 5 to 12." But in a fashion climate often dominated by discourse on emaciated models, “fatkini” controversies, and plus-size poster girls, the preppy-chic clothing seller seems to have stepped into its biggest controversy since CEO Jenna Lyons painted her young son’s toenails hot pink. “J.Crew’s vanity sizing has reached a whole new level of crazy,” notes shopping blog Racked, referring to the practice of ... by Beth Greenfield

Inside the Miraculous Face Transplant of Richard Norris

2 days ago
By Jeanne Marie Laskas Photo by Dan Winters For fifteen years, Richard Norris had a face too hideous to show. Richard got a face transplant, a new life, and a new set of burdens too strange to predict. Richard Norris was 22 when he shot himself in the face.

Best and Worst Times to Be in a Hospital

2 days ago
Research suggests your quality of care suffers if you are in the hospital certain times of the day and certain days of the week.

Why Apologizing the Right Way Matters

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“It’s one of the largest, longest, and, we think, most definitive studies of the effects of conciliatory gestures on human conflict resolution ever conducted,” Michael McCullough, professor of psychology and lead researcher, said in a press release. He found that the most sincere, forgiveness-inducing apologies include saying “I’m sorry,” offering to compensate in some way for the wrongdoing, and taking responsibility. “People often think that evolution designed people to be mean, violent, and selfish,” McCullough noted, “but humans need relationship partners, so natural selection probably also gave us tools to help us restore important relationships after they have ... by Beth Greenfield

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