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Study Offers Explanation For Link Between Daughters And Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:03 PM

Scientists have long recognized that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are also more likely to end in divorce than marriages that produce firstborn sons. And until recently, sociologists and economists chalked up the link between daughters and divorce to a polarizing theory: Fathers relate to boys better, so...

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Why 'Fitspo' Should Come With A Warning Label

(5) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:38 AM

This article contains language and graphic descriptions that may be triggering for those who struggle with disordered eating.

Just a few months ago, Sheena Lyonnais was seeking motivation to get off her couch and lose a few pounds. She wasn't overweight, but like many twenty-somethings, she felt she had grown...

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Biological Proof That Home Is More Stressful Than The Office For Working Moms

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 10:34 AM

Yes, nagging bosses, long work hours and office politics are stressful. But new research suggests that, for working moms, time spent at home is biologically more stressful than anything they're experiencing in the confines of their cubicles.

In a 2012 study, University of Akron researchers Adrianne Frech...

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8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

(45) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Yes, dads are more involved in their childrens' lives than ever. But that doesn't mean they're not still the butt of almost every parenting joke.

Just think about the 2012 Huggies ad claiming that the brand's diapers were the ultimate "Dad Test" -- a joke that landed flat,...

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How 1 Woman Single-Handedly Convinced Intel To Let Its Workers Meditate On The Job

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:30 AM

When Lindsay Van Driel looked around at her colleagues over four years ago at Intel's office in Hillsboro, Oregon, she saw a group of stressed, tired workers who spent long hours at the office trying to manage a never-ending cycle of project deadlines, calendar alerts and overstuffed email inboxes.

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Here's Why You Should Talk To Your Partner About Your Ex (Seriously)

(16) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:09 PM

The last thing you want to hear out of a partner's mouth is the name of his or her ex -- but talking about an ex doesn't always signal romantic doom. In fact, it can help build a solid foundation for your current relationship.

Experts say the individual growth that...

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Here's Proof Music Can Do More Than Just Make You Feel Good

(13) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 8:09 AM

Friedrich Nietzsche once remarked, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Perhaps this is why, as Daniel J. Levitin points out in his book This Is Your Brain On Music, every recorded human culture has included music in some form.

If music is a universal language, then we're...

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Jewish Matchmaking Is Alive And Well, With Some Post-Shtetl Updates

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 1:05 PM

The Jewish community has come a long way since the kind of matchmaking portrayed in "Fiddler on the Roof," but it hasn't left the yenta back in the shtetl. At least, not entirely.

While Jews marrying Jews is still a widely shared goal, the means to that end have been...

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Como o "papo de gordo" virou uma epidemia social – e como você pode parar com isso

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Alguns podem achar que o momento seminal de As Patricinhas de Beverly Hills é a cena em que um computador escolhe a roupa de Cher Horowitz, mas é outro diálogo que captura com perfeição a realidade da mulher contemporânea. É quando Cher diz casualmente para sua amiga Dionne:


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How To Get Everyone To Put Away Their Damn Phones At Your Party

(9) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 7:47 AM

A rogue text chime during a wedding ceremony. An errant cell phone alarm during a bar mitzvah. A guest not-so-discreetly thumbing a phone under the table during a dinner party.

If you've ever planned a big event, you're probably familiar with these and other disturbances from devices. In January, the...

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5 Yoga Poses To Put You In A Good Mood

(3) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 8:31 AM

Feeling sad? Try doing a moon salutation -- seriously.

Anecdotally, we all know yoga enthusiasts who swear that the meditative practice elevates their mood and keeps them sane amid otherwise hectic lifestyles. While the science isn't quite airtight, some studies suggest yoga can actually turn on and off...

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5 Yoga Poses To Get You Through Your Midday Slump At Work

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM

We know we're not the first ones to tell you this, but: Your desk job might be hurting your health.

Shocking, no? Well, not really. Over the past few years, headlines have touted studies suggesting that sitting for hours on end can increase the risk of everything from

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5 Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of parents and 34 percent of children reported difficulty sleeping in 2014. Part of the problem? Jam-packed evenings.

For all people -- not just parents or children -- it's important to properly wind down at night to ensure you clock...

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These Yoga Poses Will Take You Through The Perfect Day

(12) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM

The evidence in support of yoga is mounting: Studies have suggested that it might suppress the body's stress response, improve mood and maybe even boost immunity. So, non-yogis, what are you waiting for?

We've crafted the perfect day of yoga, three two- to five-minute...

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How 'Fat Talk' Became A Social Epidemic -- And How You Can Stop It

(77) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 8:24 AM

Some may think the seminal moment in "Clueless" was when Cher Horowitz had a computer help her pick her outfit, but it was another exchange that perfectly captured the reality of being a contemporary woman. It was when Cher casually said this to her friend Dionne:

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Why You Shouldn't Wait For A Health Scare To Reduce Your Stress

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2014 | 10:48 AM

According to the American Psychological Association, 60 percent of adults were trying to reduce their stress in 2012 -- and more than half of them were failing at it. What's more, 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits are for stress-related conditions, according to the Benson-Henry...

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Sorry, But There's No Such Thing As A 'Healthy' Sugar

(128) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 8:16 AM


Infographic designed by Noelle Campbell

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we feel the need to clarify a common misconception: There's no such thing as a "healthy" sugar. Or even a "less bad" sugar. Your body doesn't care if...

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Want To Make Meetings More Productive? Start Walking

(8) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Arianna Huffington does it. Mark Zuckerberg does it. Even President Obama does it.

They all stand up, get out of their offices and walk.

Walking meetings have been linked to increased productivity and boosts in morale, and have been credited as the catalyst for some...

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Justin Peck And Sufjan Stevens Will Convince You That Ballet Can Be Hip

(11) Comments | Posted May 10, 2014 | 11:48 AM

Two young men are pacing between rows of seats at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City's Lincoln Center. The lights are down and an orchestra is playing Sufjan Stevens' latest masterpiece, music commissioned by the New York City Ballet for the 26-year-old rising star

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Por que você se sente mal por ser solteira

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 10:22 AM

Este suposto elogio feito com frequência a mulheres jovens e bem-sucedidas deu lugar a um nova pergunta: Se uma mulher é fantástica e não há nenhum parceiro romântico presente para apreciá-la, ela pode ter uma vida feliz e realizada, ainda assim?

Cada vez mais, a “família” mais comum é formada...

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