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Sinkholes on comet’s surface produce dust jets, study says

Sinkholes on comet’s surface produce dust jets, study says

GOTTINGEN, Germany — The beautiful jets of dust that follow comets are generated by sinkholes, according to a new study.
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Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand.
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Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

Nearly two dozen states have been considering shared parenting after divorce or separation as part of a reform of current child custody laws, which could mean more shared time for noncustodial parents with their children.
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When your brain puts on rose-colored glasses

When your brain puts on rose-colored glasses

The idea of rose-colored glasses is no joke when it comes to dating and premarital couples. People who are in love perceive their loved ones differently than others.
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Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Has your child been diagnosed with something you thought only adults could get?
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6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

I was always known as the 'pretty calm one' in my family. Not a lot got me worked up, angry or stressed. But when I became a mom and certain unexpected personality traits came out, and people were ... surprised. Especially my family. Having kids brings out different sides of you, sides you may not have known you even had!
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Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

The expectations parents have for their children could make a huge difference when it comes to sibling performance, particularly in academics.
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18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life

18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life

There’s a reason The Beatles are one of the most popular bands of all time. Sure, your own personal love story didn't exactly inspire their greatest hits, but somehow they still managed to describe your love life perfectly — warts and all.
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What I wish I would have done: Lessons from my divorce

What I wish I would have done: Lessons from my divorce

I truly enjoyed being married. I liked having a partner in life, someone who was pegged to me. I appreciated having someone to say goodnight to. I enjoyed knowing that every moment of every day I was an important and integral part of another person's every moment of every day. I was comforted by having someone be that for me, too. I intended my marriage to last for life, and beyond. I entered marriage with the intent to stick it through no matter what.
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How Pixar's movie 'Inside Out' can make you better

How Pixar's movie 'Inside Out' can make you better

If you haven’t seen the movie "Inside Out" yet, take the kids or your friends and go see it. Get over the fact that it is targeted toward the very young and pay close attention to what it’s trying to teach you about your brain.
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6 ideas to bust summertime boredom

6 ideas to bust summertime boredom

Your kids haven't been out of school longer than two weeks, but they're already chanting "I'm bored!" every 10 minutes. Does this sound familiar? Instead of giving in to the screentime monster, here are some ideas to get their minds challenged and their bodies active all summer long.
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Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

California’s Legislature is poised to pass a law making it much harder to offer psychiatric medication to kids in foster care, responding to growing concern that foster kids get too many psychotropic medications.
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10 things to do by age 30

10 things to do by age 30

When I pulled out the number two and nine candles to stick on my cake last month and someone exclaimed, “You’re 92!?!” -- it hit me: People are going to start thinking I’m old.
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This is what you look like to a newborn baby

This is what you look like to a newborn baby

The next time you want your baby to see your face, make sure you’re close to them.
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4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

I have always been self-conscious about my appearance in general; how I look, how clothes fit me, and how my hair and make-up look. I am usually very good at staying in shape and have no problem wearing tight fitting clothes or even swimsuits, but after having my twins my body has never been the same. And now I am expecting again; With this pregnancy I tend to look overweight rather than pregnant. Even though I hate to admit it, I am bothered at how my body looks.
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7 signs your husband is happily married

7 signs your husband is happily married

Every wife wants her husband to find joy in their marriage. Here are 7 signs that indicate your honey is a happily married man.
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The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

News reports announced that Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter, is not black like she had previously claimed to be.
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The good dad checklist: 10 things the best dads do right

The good dad checklist: 10 things the best dads do right

There are endless ways to be a good father — and they're really a lot simpler than you might think. You're probably already doing most of these things (and if you're not, start).
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7 essential rules to a long-lasting marriage

7 essential rules to a long-lasting marriage

What is the key to a successful marriage? Here's the secret: there are no secrets! However, there are some rules; rules that couples are ignorantly unaware of, or intentionally ignore. But when paid attention to, these rules result in long-lasting and happy marriages.
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6 ways to become an awesome listener

6 ways to become an awesome listener

Listening may seem pretty simple, but is in fact much harder than it appears. It takes certain skills to be a good listener; not only to others, but to yourself as well. A good listener can make others feel important, valued, appreciated and loved. Becoming a better listener may take some practice and refining of the following skills.
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10 of the biggest deal-breakers for men on the wife hunt

10 of the biggest deal-breakers for men on the wife hunt

The wife hunt. Anyone who knows a man in search of his “forever” knows that it can become a very serious quest. There are many things to consider and think about as a man chooses his bride. After all, marriage is a big step. Many men have a mental list of qualities they are looking for and qualities they are trying to stay away from. We often call these “stay away” qualities deal-breakers. And boy, are there a lot of them when it comes to marriage.
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7 signs that it's time to break up

7 signs that it's time to break up

Navigating relationships can be pretty difficult. One minute you're in love, and the next, your boyfriend or girlfriend does something that makes you question everything.
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How to put the brakes on distracted driving

How to put the brakes on distracted driving

When Joel Feldman first learned his daughter had been hit and killed by a distracted driver, he went through feelings of shock, anger and hatred toward the driver who had hit her.
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We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

Say what you want about catching the wedding bouquet, but it may actually spread good fortune.
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Is a Two-Income Family a Bad Financial Move?

Is a Two-Income Family a Bad Financial Move?

If one spouse makes $50,000 a year and the nonworking spouse joins the labor force with another $50,000 job, then the household is twice as well off, right? Not always. While adding a second income to a household means there is more money to pay the bills, there are also more bills.
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MOMentity: 4 strategies to avoiding summertime overwhelm

MOMentity: 4 strategies to avoiding summertime overwhelm

We stopped nagging our children about their homework weeks before school actually ended and keeping a decent bedtime is increasingly more difficult as the sun stays in the sky just a bit longer each night.
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The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, has some choice words for churches when it comes to domestic violence.
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Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

There is no doubt in my mind that my husband has an enormous influence on who and what our daughters will become.
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YouTube videos on pregnancy and parenthood continue trending, a new study finds

YouTube videos on pregnancy and parenthood continue trending, a new study finds

Not sure how to prepare a baby nursery? Want a fun way to surprise family members with a pregnancy announcement? Unsure of what is best to carry in a diaper bag with a new baby? Look no further than YouTube, a continually growing resource of pregnancy and parenting tips for the uninitiated.
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How to deal with a toxic person

How to deal with a toxic person

Question:
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Is your ex-spouse ticking you off? Grab a sandwich

Is your ex-spouse ticking you off? Grab a sandwich

One of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of being a divorced parent may be getting along with your former spouse. We all understand that parents are parents for life – regardless of whether you are married, separated or divorced. The better you get along with your ex, the easier you make life for you and your children – not only for this month, but for years and decades to come.
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7 major conversations every couple needs to have

7 major conversations every couple needs to have

Many marital difficulties can be minimized if couples have the following conversations with each other. When you have an understanding of where your partner stands on these key issues, your relationship can be much more peaceful and enjoyable. These conversations can be initiated by asking the following questions.
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17 things only moms to all boys understand

17 things only moms to all boys understand

As I leaned over the counter reading a recipe, lost in my own world, I was suddenly attacked from behind. A smelly cloth was held tightly against my nose. Was it a chemically laced rag? Was I about to be the victim of a horrible crime? If having your son put his recently removed sock that had just marinated in his sweat for eight hours on your nose asking, “Doesn’t it smell fantastic?” is considered a horrible crime, then yes, I was.
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Two-parent families more prominent in northern than southern U.S.

Two-parent families more prominent in northern than southern U.S.

Add family structure and stability to the list of differences between the northern and southern United States.
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Your marriage in a digital world

Your marriage in a digital world

We all know there are pros and cons to everything Internet. The digital world is literally at our fingertips, and that means everything—from restaurant phone numbers to inappropriate relationships—are easily accessible.
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Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

It isn’t earth-shattering news that the boys of today are in crisis.
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7 things women do for men that go completely unnoticed

7 things women do for men that go completely unnoticed

For some reason, I’ve gotten the idea that everyone will notice if I skip out on my beauty routine. It’s ridiculous; I know. Though a stranger might comment on a lack of teeth-brushing or days of not showering, not much else is noticed. A fear that someone will stop me on the street and ask when I’m getting my bangs trimmed is irrational. If you are plucking, filling, painting, and polishing solely for yourself, then by all means continue. But if you feel like your on-point manicure is what gets you a date, think again. Your beauty ... Read More
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6 pitfalls that trick you into thinking you don’t love your spouse

6 pitfalls that trick you into thinking you don’t love your spouse

Marriage can be a long and difficult journey, full of obstacles trying to keep you from being happy in your relationship. But don’t be discouraged or distracted. If you want to keep your marriage and family together, learn to recognize and avoid these six pitfalls:
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The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

Health researchers recently discovered an unexpected side effect of listening to your favorite songs: pain relief.
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It's not hard to make this dad's day

It's not hard to make this dad's day

I am not a proud dad.
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Why I decided to stop treating my husband like a babysitter

Why I decided to stop treating my husband like a babysitter

When I came home a few nights ago, my husband told me that while I was gone our son had tried to kill himself by falling off the changing table. My husband had turned around to grab pajamas out of a laundry basket, and the next thing he knew, the baby was on the floor.
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It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.
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8 summertime secrets you shouldn’t go to the pool without

8 summertime secrets you shouldn’t go to the pool without

Summer is here, along with popsicles and days lounging by the pool. But if the sound of taking your children with you seems to take the fun out of this summer past time, think again. These 8 pool approved tips will make any day out in the sun effortless:
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Recognizing a problem before it hurts your marriage

Recognizing a problem before it hurts your marriage

There are many factors that lead to marital strain and unhappiness. One of the leading causal factors in marital discord is hostile conflict — conflict that often finds its roots in family-of-origin (the family in which you were born and raised)problems.
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Raising children in an "anything goes" culture

Raising children in an "anything goes" culture

Parenting is not the same as it was when we were kids.
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7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

Seven days of changes to your routine may seem difficult, but these little switches easily fit into your daily schedule. Try starting with one fix a day, then continuing that habit all through the week. By the end of 7 days, you’ll have picked up 7 healthy changes to your routine. Keep things up for a few weeks to make it a habit and maybe tackle a new set of challenges.
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Bedside manners: How empathy and the health care system interact

Dr. Nathan Wanner is memorable for his silence.
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Despite trends toward singledom, marriage still has big advantages

Despite trends toward singledom, marriage still has big advantages

Because of changing culture, many people are choosing to stay single rather than get married. In fact, that number has increased recently.
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WHAT?! Lord Voldemort is a dad!

WHAT?! Lord Voldemort is a dad!



Plot twist! Voldemort turns his life around and adopts his orphaned arch nemesis, Harry Potter. Bet you didn’t see that one coming!
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What I wish abused women understood

What I wish abused women understood

I'm a therapist who has worked with women, children, even abusers, in domestic violence and abuse (DVA) situations. These are never easy families to work with. Often I walk away from sessions feeling hopeless, and scared for the victims' safety -- but not for the reason that you think.
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