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'I Want Them To Know They Were There': Parents And Their Kids At The Ferguson Protests

(26) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:18 PM

Kendra Pierson, 36, and her sons, ages 6 and 2, joined a crowd of men, women and families in their hometown of Atlanta on Thursday for a moment of silence to honor Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. earlier this month.

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Universidade desenvolve 'absorventes internos' que pretende proteger as mulheres do HIV (PESQUISA)

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Tradicionalmente, as opções para reduzir o risco de contrair o HIV disponíveis às mulheres eram bastante limitadas: usar preservativo ou simplesmente não fazer sexo. Não usar drogas injetáveis e fazer exames regularmente.

Mas se uma equipe de bioengenharia da Universidade de Washington tiver sucesso no desenvolvimento da sua nova pesquisa,...

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When Anger Is Good For You

(13) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Anger. Sadness. Self-delusion. These are emotions and characteristics we generally regard as inherently negative, and with good reason: Too much anger can lead to rage. Too much ego can lead to blind self-absorption.

But "bad" emotions and characteristics have positive aspects to them, as well -- aspects that tend to...

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New 'Tampons' Could Protect Women Against HIV

(23) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Traditionally, women's options for lowering their risk of contracting HIV have been relatively limited: Use condoms or don't have sex. Don't inject drugs. And get tested.

But if a team of bioengineers with the University of Washington succeeds at ushering its new research through clinical trials, women may soon be...

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7 maneiras surpreendentes e simples de viver o presente

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Ser uma pessoa consciente é uma das poucas coisas que está na moda (nós declaramos 2014 como o "ano para viver com consciência"),ao mesmo tempo em que é também uma técnica milenar, que ajuda desde reduzir o estresse até melhorar o desempenho profissional.

A essência dessa...

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6 Things That Will Actually Help You Get A More Flexible Work Schedule

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 11:39 AM

Flexibility at work is important to many employees, but perhaps to no group more so than parents. An arrangement that lets a commuting mother work from home so she can actually see her kids at night, or flexible hours that let a father scale back to four days a week...

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7 façons étonnamment simples de vivre dans le moment présent

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 9:17 AM

La méditation de pleine conscience est l'une des rares pratiques à la fois à la mode et vieille de plus de cent ans: elle peut aider pour beaucoup d'aspects d'une vie, d'une réduction du stress à une amélioration des performances professionnelles.

La méditation de pleine conscience est une...

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Why We Need More Research On Antidepressants During Pregnancy And Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:12 PM

Between 14 and 23 percent of women are estimated to experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy, and 8 to 19 percent say they experience frequent depressive symptoms during the postpartum period. Many turn to medication for help.

But a new review has found that research into the...

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This Woman Completely Reinvented Herself, And She Has Her Dog To Thank

(43) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 3:42 PM

On a muggy August morning in 2010, Jean Ellen Whatley's dog Libby unwittingly set in motion a chain of events that would alter the course of Whatley's life.

Whatley, then 56, sat on her front porch in St. Louis and watched as Libby, who had spotted the neighbor's cat...

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10 Breastfeeding Myths That Won't Go Away

(7) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:38 AM

There is a lot of really good, really helpful information about breastfeeding out there. But between the Internet and the abundance of insights from well-meaning (but often woefully misinformed) friends and family, there is also a lot of misinformation.

We asked a team of breastfeeding experts for some of...

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Here's Why Family Leave Is A Huge Deal For New Parents

(6) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:46 AM

The average age at which working Americans now expect to retire is 66. Assuming many of them start working in their late teens or early 20s, that means men and women in this country are spending upwards of 40 years in the workforce, putting in thousands of hours,...

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This Cocktail Waitress Traded In Her 'Golden Handcuffs' To Live The Life She Really Wanted

(4) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:24 PM

During the years she worked as a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas, Melissa Ritz lived a lifestyle many would envy. She earned six figures. She bought herself a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house and filled it with nice things. She drove a yellow, gently-used VW Beetle. She shopped for clothes without worrying...

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7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live In The Moment

(7) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Mindfulness is one of the few things that is simultaneously trendy (we declared 2014 "the year of mindful living") and a centuries-old technique, helping with everything from lowering stress to improving job performance.

At its core, mindfulness is a very simple practice of cultivating awareness of...

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5 Things Not To Say To A Woman With Postpartum Depression -- And What To Say Instead

(9) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Postpartum depression, which affects an estimated 9 to 16 percent of new moms, is better understood than ever before, meaning there is more awareness about the condition and access to treatment.

But in other ways, it's still shrouded in mystery and misinformation.

"I'm convinced the whole world...

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New Study Reveals Biggest Sleep Environment Risks For Babies

(36) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 12:01 AM

A new study analyzing the factors linked to sleep-related deaths suggests that bed-sharing is the greatest risk for babies ages 4 months and younger, while rolling into objects in the sleep area -- such as a blanket or pillow -- is the top risk factor for older babies.

The findings,...

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8 maneiras simples de entrar em contato com a sua criança interior

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 10:13 AM

Você se lembra de quando era criança e tudo era novidade? Tudo era lindo e deslumbrante. Infelizmente, as exigências da vida – trabalho, relacionamentos, dinheiro, preocupações com saúde – nos fazem perder esse deslumbramento. Mas não significa que isso esteja perdido para sempre; aqui estão oito maneiras de recuperar essas...

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8 Simple Ways To Tap Into Your Inner Child

(4) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Remember when you were a child and everything around you was novel and beautiful, and filled you with a sense of awe? Unfortunately, the demands of our lives -- work, relationships, money, health concerns -- cause all of us to gradually lose that sense of wonder. But that's not to...

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Proof Birth Control Access Is A Very, Very Big Deal To Women

(434) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 9:10 AM

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations cannot be required to provide their employees with coverage for contraception, a decision that medical groups like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- this country's leading group of professionals providing health care to women -- have called

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幸福な人生を送るために必須の能力とは? 心理学博士が指摘

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 2:18 AM

適応力、つまりいろんな環境に対応できる能力は、人間の特性の中では一番魅力的なものとはいえない。しかし専門家に言わせると、幸福で満足感に溢れた人生をおくるためには欠かせないものなのである。

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9 Ways To Make The Two-Week Wait A Little More Bearable

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 4:59 PM

To the uninitiated, the two-week wait (2WW) -- the stretch between ovulation and the moment when a home pregnancy test might provide reliable feedback -- may not sound like torture.

But anyone who has longed to see two lines, a cross or a big fat "positive" (BFP) pop up,...

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