Communicating with Your Teen


Having healthy communication with your teen is important to their well-being. Approximately 20 percent of teens will experience depression before adulthood and depression increases a teen’s risk for attempting suicide by 12 times. These numbers indicate teens need someone to turn to. Some parents struggle having a dialogue with their growing teen for a number of reasons, including fear of ...

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The Big Data of #FoodPorn Trends


Obsessed by chocolate, keen on coffee and mad about prawns, gourmands from 222 countries in the world share their photos on foodie social networks. An enormous quantity, equivalent to 62,000 shots every day, if we only count those carrying the #foodporn hashtag, the most widespread on the subject of food, in the captions written by users. It is no coincidence ...

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In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents


More young adults in the U.S. are living with their parents than at any time since around 1940, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. This trend is not, as you might assume, solely a consequence of the 2007-09 Great Recession, nor is it limited to the U.S. Across much of the developed world, researchers have noted that ...

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How to Stop Hurting When You Have a Narcissistic Parent


“If I accept that I can never have a real relationship with my father, it feels like I don’t have a father. If I accept that, am I still a son?” Jack’s Story: Jack is a 45-year-old architect, recently married for the first time. He came to therapy to deal with long-standing feelings of depression. His wife, ten years younger ...

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The Science of Homemade Bread


No other shop in the world attracts passers–by with its aromas quite like a bakery. An irresistible, almost “magical” smell, which owes its tantalising appeal to science. It is no exaggeration to say that our universal love of bread is a matter of … chemistry. Today, we will learn why. What are bread ingredients? Bread is one of the simplest ...

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Increase in living with parents driven by those ages 25-34, non-college grads


A recent Pew Research Center analysis of census data found that in 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. were more likely to be living in their parents’ home than with a spouse or partner in their own household. A closer analysis of the data helps explain why: Adults in their ...

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Parents: Don’t Become Emotional Wastebaskets for Your Children


We, as parents, need to make sure that the tornadoes that our are kids don’t walk all over us. A while back, The New York Times Motherlode published a post called “Parents of Teenagers, Stuck Taking Out the Emotional Trash.” Author and psychologist Lisa Damour talked about the importance of parents shouldering the weight of uncomfortable teenage emotions. She gave ...

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Salvador De Bahia, a City Tasting Tour


With just a week to go before the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016 is revealed – the ceremony will take place on 26 September at 8:45 PM CDT and will be livestreamed by Fine Dining Lovers on this page – let’s explore Brazilian cuisine in Salvador de Bahia. After taking you to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, ...

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6 facts about American fathers


Credit: Getty Images As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of stay-at-home and single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and ...

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Maintaining Your Sense of Self as a Stay-At-Home Mom


I don’t know who I am other than mom. Even when I have the time and can do whatever I want, I don’t know what I like to do anymore. I feel invisible. I only feel valued for the things I do for others. I have nothing to talk about aside from my kids. I wonder if they’ll think I’m boring. ...

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