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4 negative takeaways from our preoccupation with Hollywood celebrities

4 negative takeaways from our preoccupation with Hollywood celebrities

We watch movies where glamorous, wealthy people abuse drugs to have fun at parties. It may begin to seem normal to use hard drugs for recreational purposes. Movie makers are often careful not to show people smoking, but they're not as careful about showing people doing drugs or abusing alcohol.


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4 negative takeaways from our preoccupation with Hollywood celebrities
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4 negative takeaways from our preoccupation with Hollywood celebrities

What values are our families getting from a steady diet of the splashy lives of Hollywood celebrities? While there are some really fine famous people with solid marria... » Read More
Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:16 a.m. | 4 negative takeaways from our preoccupation with Hollywood celebrities Comments 0 Comments
Right vs. wrong: why the black and blue dress debate shows a major disaster of our society
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Right vs. wrong: why the black and blue dress debate shows a major disaster of our society

You first see the photo and think “duh.” » Read More
Posted: mar. 01, 2015 6:56 a.m. | Right vs. wrong: why the black and blue dress debate shows a major disaster of our society Comments 0 Comments
Life-centered design improves lives through remodeling
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Life-centered design improves lives through remodeling

Residential architecture is more than just making a house look pretty. Function is a critical feature of any home and must be given equal or even greater billing than ... » Read More
Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:36 p.m. | Life-centered design improves lives through remodeling Comments 0 Comments
Easy Cat in the Hat parfaits
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Easy Cat in the Hat parfaits

For many people, one of their first introductions to reading was through the crazy colors, characters and meter of the writings of Dr. Seuss. These stories also introd... » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 10:56 a.m. | Easy Cat in the Hat parfaits Comments 0 Comments
Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom
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Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

My parents started calling me a "bleeding heart" before I can remember. I love animals. I love insects. I love the green grass that grows between my feet. I'm also kin... » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 10:56 a.m. | Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom Comments 0 Comments
Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace
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Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace

Nava Brief-Fried is passionate about fashion and design, but most of all, she's passionate about helping women find modest clothing. That's why she created a modest ma... » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 7:56 a.m. | Jewish woman says modesty spans religions and cultures, launches modest online marketplace Comments 0 Comments
Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?
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Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship?

We were chatting with an acquaintance of ours who lives with his girlfriend and, during our discussion, we asked him if he was planning to get married. » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 7:46 a.m. | Will living together before marriage really doom your relationship? Comments 0 Comments
How :) or :( or :D can make your child a better person
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How :) or :( or :D can make your child a better person

A new feature will soon be added to the emoji world... » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 7:16 a.m. | How :) or :( or :D can make your child a better person Comments 0 Comments
Does a man have to wait on his pregnant wife?
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Does a man have to wait on his pregnant wife?

Does a man have to wait on his pregnant wife? The short answer? Yes. A woman goes through a lot when she is pregnant and the least thing a husband can do is wait on hi... » Read More
Posted: feb. 27, 2015 6:46 a.m. | Does a man have to wait on his pregnant wife? Comments 0 Comments
The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter
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The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter

Wedding vows often touch the hearts of a couple's close friends and family, but a video of one man’s vows to his new stepdaughter has taken the Internet by storm. The ... » Read More
Posted: feb. 26, 2015 7:56 p.m. | The Clean Cut: Groom makes vows not only to new bride but to new stepdaughter Comments 0 Comments
Cookbook review: 'Gluten-Free on a Budget' shares comfort foods
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Cookbook review: 'Gluten-Free on a Budget' shares comfort foods

"GLUTEN-FREE ON A BUDGET," by Chandice Probst and Tana Besendorfer, Front Table Books, $21.99, 250 pages » Read More
Posted: feb. 26, 2015 5:16 p.m. | Cookbook review: 'Gluten-Free on a Budget' shares comfort foods Comments 0 Comments
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Why is sex so important?

In marriage, one of the most common causes of fights is the topic of sex. While there is a whole host of intimacy issues that couples fight about, the most common disa... » Read More
Posted: feb. 26, 2015 9:16 a.m. | Why is sex so important? Comments 0 Comments
Loving our children to death — and not in a good way
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Loving our children to death — and not in a good way

People have a lot of things to say about kids and parents today. Apparently, the rising generation acts spoiled, entitled, impulsive and out of control. Meanwhile, the... » Read More
Posted: feb. 25, 2015 10:16 a.m. | Loving our children to death — and not in a good way Comments 0 Comments
7 crucial questions to ask before tying the knot
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7 crucial questions to ask before tying the knot

Getting married is a momentous occasion — a cause for celebration. But when you get swept up in the fantasy and romance of an engagement, crucial questions about your ... » Read More
Posted: feb. 25, 2015 9:36 a.m. | 7 crucial questions to ask before tying the knot Comments 0 Comments
When his wife goes blind, one man shows what true love really is
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When his wife goes blind, one man shows what true love really is

True love is an action. It means showing another person that you will do anything — no matter the cost — to help and protect him or her. This type of love doesn’t come... » Read More
Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:16 a.m. | When his wife goes blind, one man shows what true love really is Comments 0 Comments
Why I vaccinate my children, and hope other parents do, too
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Why I vaccinate my children, and hope other parents do, too

I do not like vaccinating my children. No parent relishes the idea of extra synthetic substances and inactivated diseases being shot into the arms of their screaming c... » Read More
Posted: feb. 25, 2015 7:06 a.m. | Why I vaccinate my children, and hope other parents do, too Comments 0 Comments
Who's smarter? Car drivers or pickup drivers?
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Who's smarter? Car drivers or pickup drivers?

I sat there eating snacks and watching the Super Bowl when Chevrolet's marketing department insulted my intelligence. Sticking to every country music cliché imagineabl... » Read More
Posted: feb. 25, 2015 6:56 a.m. | Who's smarter? Car drivers or pickup drivers? Comments 0 Comments
10 non-lame ways to get to know your spouse
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10 non-lame ways to get to know your spouse

There's a little ritual that occurs in our house each evening. My husband walks in the door, and I ask him how his day was. He asks me how the kids are, and then we st... » Read More
Posted: feb. 25, 2015 6:26 a.m. | 10 non-lame ways to get to know your spouse Comments 0 Comments
The freshman 15: 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students
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The freshman 15: 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

The transition from high school to college is challenging, but perhaps not in the ways young adults and their parents anticipate. Parents may worry about their childre... » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 10:06 p.m. | The freshman 15: 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students Comments 0 Comments
6 ways to deal with a wife who needs to vent
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6 ways to deal with a wife who needs to vent

When women need to vent — and some do it often — there are some very specific guidelines all men should follow if they don't want their heads bitten off in the process. » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:56 a.m. | 6 ways to deal with a wife who needs to vent Comments 0 Comments
This Oscar speech can change your life
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This Oscar speech can change your life

Last Sunday night, among the glamor that defines the Oscars, J.K. Simmons gave this gem of an acceptance speech: » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:06 a.m. | This Oscar speech can change your life Comments 0 Comments
Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on
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Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on

The Glenn and Cara O'Neill family of Columbia, South Carolina, has raised enough money to launch a clinical trial in hopes of saving 5-year-old Eliza from a disease th... » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 2:06 a.m. | Saving Eliza: Family captures moments — including daddy-daughter dance — as disease, time march on Comments 0 Comments
Mom's education makes a difference in how child fares in school
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Mom's education makes a difference in how child fares in school

A new study by researchers at New York University found that educated mothers help their children succeed at school not just by expanding their academic knowledge, but... » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 2:06 a.m. | Mom's education makes a difference in how child fares in school Comments 0 Comments
Why being too nice is a problem
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Why being too nice is a problem

Question: » Read More
Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:46 a.m. | Why being too nice is a problem Comments 0 Comments
Why it seems like moms get nothing done all day
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Why it seems like moms get nothing done all day

The fact of the matter is, moms DO get stuff done, it also gets undone just as fast, if not faster. » Read More
Posted: feb. 23, 2015 10:16 a.m. | Why it seems like moms get nothing done all day Comments 0 Comments
You'll love this 'I'm a Daddy and I Know It' parody for so many reasons
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You'll love this 'I'm a Daddy and I Know It' parody for so many reasons

Parenting parodies are super fun and relatable. This father of five is winning at parenting and parodies. » Read More
Posted: feb. 23, 2015 10:06 a.m. | You'll love this 'I'm a Daddy and I Know It' parody for so many reasons Comments 0 Comments
5 tips for good parenting
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5 tips for good parenting

For most people, growing up in a household brings back fond memories of at least one parent, if not both, in a relationship which affects the rest of a child’s life. W... » Read More
Posted: feb. 23, 2015 9:46 a.m. | 5 tips for good parenting Comments 0 Comments
Dear son: you are beautiful, too
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Dear son: you are beautiful, too

When I became a daddy for the first time, it was to a little girl. As she grew up, she loved to play tea party, princess party and loved to be called cutie, sweetie an... » Read More
Posted: feb. 23, 2015 2:36 a.m. | Dear son: you are beautiful, too Comments 0 Comments
Quick thinking 4-year-old saves her pregnant mother
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Quick thinking 4-year-old saves her pregnant mother

As parents, it is essential we train our children how to react in an emergency with what to do, who to call or where to go. » Read More
Posted: feb. 23, 2015 1:46 a.m. | Quick thinking 4-year-old saves her pregnant mother Comments 0 Comments
Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger
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Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger

Despite advanced age, a group of senior citizens 80 and older called "SuperAgers" have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger. Research published in t... » Read More
Posted: feb. 23, 2015 1:36 a.m. | Some senior citizens have the mental ability of healthy people many years younger Comments 0 Comments
 

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