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How Parents Could Be Sending The Wrong Message With Elf On The Shelf

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 11:05 AM

The Elf on the Shelf sees you when you're sleeping; he knows when you're awake. And he'll tell Santa if you've been good so that you can be rewarded with gifts on Christmas morning -- because whether we like it or not, material rewards are pretty effective motivators....

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For Victims Of Sexual Assault, There's Little Incentive To Come Forward -- Besides 'Justice'

(13) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Given the emotional turmoil and shame attached to rape, it's hard enough for women to come forward once they've been sexually assaulted. Add in the all-too-common charge that these women are misrepresenting their experiences in the hopes of making money -- not to mention the ways in which...

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Your Kids May Not Be Able To Say If They're Having Trouble -- But They Can Draw It

(11) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 2:09 PM

Parents already know that their kids' artwork is an endless source of amusement (see here, here and here), but there could be more to those mini masterpieces, according to new research.

A study published in the Attachment and Human Development journal found...

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Study Suggests That There Is Such Thing As A Honeymoon Phase

(6) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 2:59 PM

If it feels like the beginning of your marriage was a blissful extension of your wedding party before "real life" set in, you're probably right. New research suggests that most couples do, in fact, go through a honeymoon period.

In a study published in a recent issue of

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Mom Of Four Proves You Can Still Help Others, Even If You Need Help Yourself

(3) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 2:47 PM

When Angela Crangle was growing up in Tennessee, she didn't wake to find a wealth of gifts under the Christmas tree each year. In fact, most years she didn't even find a tree. Crangle's father had been injured on the job at age 29, and afterward he struggled to support...

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Why Men May Not Try To 'Have It All' The Same Way Women Do

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 9:33 AM

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It was 1971, and Johns Hopkins University psychology professor Julian Stanley wanted to answer one very big question: How can we set up highly intelligent kids to become highly successful adults?

To find out, he launched a study...

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The Common Misconception That Leaves Many Girls With ADHD Untreated

(3) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:29 AM

According to a new survey, 50 percent of mothers of daughters diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder thought their child's behavior was part of "normal" adolescent development and struggles before they eventually sought help.

The nationally representative survey of 1,883 people was conducted by Edelman Berland and fielded by...

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A Look Inside The Insidious And Adulterous World Of Sexting

(20) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 11:47 AM

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Art by Damon Scheleur.

Melissa* and her husband got together when they were both 19 years old and married when they were 28. Their marriage had its ups and downs: They went to counseling several times, and Melissa...

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Pew Report Reveals Who's Likely To Get Married More Than Once

(6) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 6:22 PM

Good news for romantics: The divorce rate may be dismal, but remarriage is on the rise. According to new findings from the Pew Research center, 40 percent of marriages involve one spouse who's been married before. In 20 percent of new marriages, both spouses have previously...

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Les problèmes sexuels les plus courants selon les sexologues

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:57 PM

SEXUALITÉ - Si vous avez déjà eu honte de vous intéresser d’un peu trop près à la vie sexuelle des autres, vous serez peut-être soulagé d’apprendre que le proverbe "la curiosité est un vilain défaut" ne s’applique pas en toutes circonstances. Ce qui motive les gens, depuis Freud jusqu’aux rédactrices...

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Les problèmes sexuels les plus courants selon les sexologues

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:45 AM

Si vous avez déjà eu honte de vous intéresser d’un peu trop près à la vie sexuelle des autres, vous serez peut-être soulagé d’apprendre que le proverbe "la curiosité est un vilain défaut" ne s’applique pas en toutes circonstances. Ce qui motive les gens, depuis Freud jusqu’aux rédactrices de Elle,...

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Les problèmes sexuels les plus courants selon les sexologues

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 8:48 AM

Si vous avez déjà eu honte de vous intéresser d’un peu trop près à la vie sexuelle des autres, vous serez peut-être soulagé d’apprendre que le proverbe "la curiosité est un vilain défaut" ne s’applique pas en toutes circonstances. Ce qui motive les gens, depuis Freud jusqu’aux rédactrices de Elle,...

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You Don't Have To Adopt To Make A Huge Impact On The Life Of A Foster Child

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 11:11 AM

When Justin Pasquariello was only 7 months old, his birth father died, leaving his mother to care for her newborn while battling schizoaffective disorder.

"She tried really hard to be a good mother," Pasquariello, now 35, told The Huffington Post. "Sometimes, she was able to do a...

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Women With More Male Friends Have More Sex In Their Relationships, Study Says

(20) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 9:06 AM

Most women probably don't make a connection between how many male friends they have and how much sex they're having in their relationship. But a new study suggests that for evolutionary reasons, the former may in fact have a direct influence on the latter.

The research, which...

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The 13 Best Sex Toys For Your Most Adventurous Friends (Or Yourself)

(16) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 12:40 PM

The best gifts are ones that a person would enjoy, but wouldn't necessarily buy for him or herself. This philosophy seems to be particularly fitting when it comes to sex toys: People are often too shy to step into a sex shop or too embarrassed to admit they're...

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What The Modern-Day Sex Talk Should Sound Like, According To The Latest Research

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 10:56 AM

New research sheds light on what the 2014 version of the dreaded sex talk should sound like -- and it includes a hefty Internet addendum.

While parents may fear kids' easy access to porn, an article in the December issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal...

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Los problemas más comunes que tiene la gente en la cama, según los expertos

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2014 | 4:13 AM

Si alguna vez te has sentido avergonzado por ser un entrometido y preguntarle a alguien sobre su vida sexual, ¡tranquilo! Lo de "la curiosidad mató al gato" puede convertirse en "pero la satisfacción lo resucitó". Es esa gratificación lo que ha motivado a la gente, desde Freud hasta los redactores...

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You're Probably Lying To Yourself About Your Relationship Status, Study Says

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 3:22 PM

When it comes to ending relationships, nobody put it better than Neil Sedaka: "Breaking up is hard to do." Thanks to a new study, we now know why the breakup process is so hard -- when a relationship is going poorly, people waste a lot of...

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Por que você deveria pensar duas vezes antes de 'roubar' o namorado de alguém (PESQUISA)

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Se você é um americano solteiro e está de olho numa pessoa do outro lado da sala, as chances de que ela também seja solteira são de cerca de 50%. Mas você está preocupado com isso? Um novo estudo sugere que talvez seja o caso de...

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다른 사람의 애인을 빼앗는다고? 다시 생각하라

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 4:39 PM

만약 당신이 미국에 사는 싱글이라면, 바 건너편에 앉아 있는 사람이 싱글일 가능성은 50%라고 한다. 이러한 수치에 별로 신경 쓰지 않는다고? 새로 발표된 연구에 따르면 이 수치를 신경 써야 된다고 한다. 즉 작업을 걸 사람이 싱글인지 아닌지 말이다.


성격 연구 저널 (Journal of Research...

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