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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.

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Parents can be liable for child's bad Facebook behavior, court says

Parents can be liable for child's bad Facebook behavior, court says

        The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.

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10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

         You know that saying "I am my own worst enemy?" Well, it's true. You can have meaningful, loving relationships with others, have a great career and seem to have everything going for you but still not be happy. There are habits you can fall into that can be destroying your own happiness. Things that you may not even realize you are doing. Here are a few things I have found myself doing that only bring misery and not happiness.

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One-child America: A nation of only children could be smarter – or overrun with self-absorbed brats

        They've been called spoiled, narcissistic, asocial and maladjusted. They're said to be attention-seeking perfectionists who can't tolerate disorder or crowds. And they're infiltrating the country like an invasive species, exhorting others to help swell their ranks.

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Why I'm grateful my husband was an alcoholic

Why I'm grateful my husband was an alcoholic

        There was a time, before we were married, when my husband was an experimentalist. He wasn't experimenting with science. He was experimenting with alcohol. My husband and I knew each other back then. We were friends and attended the same school. I always thought he was cute but questioned why someone with his potential would "walk the line," potentially throwing his life away to drinking (and who knows what else) instead of working toward success.

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5 reasons cheapskates make better husbands

5 reasons cheapskates make better husbands

        There are cheapskates, and then there are extreme cheapskates. It's easy to see a legitimate problem with a family who shares the same bath water or a couple who dumpster dives behind the grocery store for expired food. However, there's nothing wrong with being frugal, even if it means doing things that are out of the ordinary to save.

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J.K. Rowling's Twitter account spurs rumor about new Harry Potter novel

J.K. Rowling's Twitter account spurs rumor about new Harry Potter novel

        J.K. Rowling piqued Harry Potter fans' interest with a cryptic post on Twitter Tuesday morning.

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Small and simple things that make you a good parent

Small and simple things that make you a good parent

        At the end of the day, most of us sink into our couches, worn out and wondering if the parenting choices we make will pay off. Kids are demanding. They are a couple of full-time jobs worth of work with very little reward from the world. All of us want the very best for our kids, but sometimes we doubt if we are good enough. Our kids depend on us for everything, but can we deliver?

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What your husband really wants

What your husband really wants

        Let's assume, ladies, that you married a decent guy. If not, then you probably ought to be reading a different article, one that I'm not particularly interested in writing. I'll leave that to the marriage therapists, or maybe the divorce attorneys.

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4 keys to happiness that we can control

4 keys to happiness that we can control

        Arthur Brooks has found the keys to happiness.

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Blind girl finds freedom on gymnastics floor

Blind girl finds freedom on gymnastics floor

        HOUSTON - One of the toughest competitors in youth gymnastics catches the eyes of everyone in the room - a beautiful thing, because she herself cannot see.

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Diseases making comeback as parents shun vaccinations

Diseases making comeback as parents shun vaccinations

Whooping cough, measles and other preventable illnesses are making a comeback, thanks to an anti-vaccine movement whose members might surprise you.

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4 things you don't want your boss to know

4 things you don't want your boss to know

        There are some things you might want your boss to know about, like scientific research saying managers who have better relationships with their employees are less stressed. But there are some things that might be worth hiding from your boss. So mum's the word - we've listed a few of them below.

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Weight loss: Keep it simple for a better chance at success

Weight loss: Keep it simple for a better chance at success

        When making goals to lose weight, some may find they're doing it all wrong.

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How to choose a good family doctor

How to choose a good family doctor

        Finding a doctor can be hard work when there are hundreds to choose from.

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