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Is there anything more exasperating than dealing with temper tantrum? Is there anything that makes you feel more helpless than watching your tiny child scream, kick and lose control, and being unable to stop his distress? It may be less baffling if you learn where these emotions originate. What causes tantrums? Most often temper tantrums are caused by a child’s inability...
I’ve seen a bunch of different swear jars over the years. I hate them all. They’re all crafty and corny like some adorable Mee-Maw hand painted each one to get her kids to stop cussin’. Swear jars need to be big and plain and tough to get the money out and made of just glass so you can see all...
Many of us are familiar with the term stem cell research but, if we’re honest, for lots of us it conjures up negative images of Dr. Frankenstein type medical procedures and fiddling about with our genetic make-up to create designer babies. Not so as this fascinating infographic by stem cell collection and storage company, Smart Cells shows.  In fact, over...
The dilemma I have huge anger at my brother’s wife for her actions, which I feel are directly responsible for my nephew being handicapped. For her first birth she had an emergency C-section, but she then chose to have a Vbac (vaginal birth after ceasarean) home birth for her second child – against all recommendations from her doctor. The...
It is now known that working for longer may help you live longer. This may not sound all that appealing, but staying in the workplace for just one year morethan another retired and healthy counterpart has been shown to be associated with an 11% lower risk of death from all causes. But perhaps there’s another way to gain these...
One night in 2015, travelling around Australia on a book tour, I lay on my bed in the room of a posh hotel admiring the job I’d done on the door. Wide packaging tape sealed the crack where the door met the jamb, and a damp towel was wedged against the bottom. If a person from housekeeping had knocked and...
I can slide my hands under the soles of my feet without bending my knees. I can hold a plank for more than a minute, run for a bus (and catch it), stand on my head – and very, very nearly do the splits. And yet 18 months ago, I couldn’t paint my own toenails. What makes this transformation even more remarkable is that it was triggered after I turned...
My father wasn’t effusive with his love. At least not in the way my mother is. Or I am. My siblings and I lived with the comforting and affirming knowledge that he loved us – and if there’s one single thing you could ask from your father, apart from a trust fund, it’s this – but, when it came...
It comes in a white, crystalline form and gives us a pleasurable high – but refined sugar is as habit-forming as cocaine or nicotine, according to a review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Animal studies show that sugar is the drug of choice for lab rats which, when given a choice of levers to pull, will switch...
When shared parental leave was introduced in 2015, it was lauded by then-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as a “move away from outdated assumptions about the role of fathers”. For too long, workplace policy reinforced the idea that childcare was a woman’s domain. Now, legislation says parents can share the load. Half of fathers want less stressful job to help...