Repeated Giving Feels Good

Repeated Giving Feels Good

Studies also suggest that giving a gift, leaving a nice tip at a restaurant, or donating to charity also boosts your mood. In the first round, happiness with winning was about the same for the participants who won for themselves or who won for the charity.

Carson Daly Is ‘Scared of Loving’ Kids Too Much After Mom's Death

Carson Daly Is ‘Scared of Loving’ Kids Too Much After Mom's Death

“My mom especially loved me so much,” the Last Call With Carson Daly host, 45, said while guest cohosting the Today show on Wednesday, March 20.

Vasectomy cakes are a hilarious trend — and they're becoming more popular

Vasectomy cakes are a hilarious trend — and they're becoming more popular

Nate and Jillian Clingman, a couple with a knack for baking from Nashville, Tennessee, recently proved that there's truly a cake for every occasion with a very special order. Kimberly Hemperly, a stay-at-home mom from West Richland, Washington, celebrated her husband's vasectomy in December 2017 with a full-out party.

Celebrity chef creates easy kid-friendly snack hack in just 5 minutes

Celebrity chef creates easy kid-friendly snack hack in just 5 minutes

In the end, Liaw basically created homemade Pocky: a Japanese cookie stick that's dipped in different flavors of chocolate — using plain breadsticks, dark chocolate and a variety of sprinkles and edible decorations.

14 best socks for women 2019

14 best socks for women 2019

Hue Women's Open Toe Slide Sandal Liner Socks, $7 (set of 2), Amazon. Hue Women's Open Toe Slide Sandal Liner Socks. The best socks for Peep-Toe Shoes. For that reason, we love these clever liner socks from Hue. They'll keep your feet comfortable without compromising that essential, well, peep of the toe!.

Melania Trump shares birthday tribute as son Barron Trump turns 13

Melania Trump shares birthday tribute as son Barron Trump turns 13

President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron, return to the White House on March 10, 2019, after spending the weekend at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. President Obama’s two daughters, Malia and Sasha, both turned 13 while their father served in office.

The Down syndrome diagnosis stung but Josh's parenting knew he was perfect

The Down syndrome diagnosis stung but Josh's parenting knew he was perfect

Their army of supporters became large and we all learnt about something we'd previously known very little about, everyone that met Joshy easily saw life differently.

Jessica Simpson’s Family Reacts After She Welcomes Daughter Birdie

Jessica Simpson’s Family Reacts After She Welcomes Daughter Birdie

“Our beautiful blessing Birdie Mae welcome to the tribe!” she commented on Jessica’s Instagram post on Wednesday. “We are so happy and proud to announce the birth of our perfect daughter, Birdie Mae Johnson.

Carrie Underwood talks 'bouncing back' after second baby: 'My body has not belonged to me'

Carrie Underwood talks 'bouncing back' after second baby: 'My body has not belonged to me'

Carrie Underwood talks 'bouncing back' after second baby: 'My body has not belonged to me'. "As I was working out today, I realized that for the past 11(ish) months, my body has not belonged to me," Underwood continued.

Carson Daly shares the personal reason he fears loving his kids 'too much'

Carson Daly shares the personal reason he fears loving his kids 'too much'

Continuing his conversation Wednesday with Hoda, Carson added that that kind of unconditional parental love can be "scary.". "My mom would've hit record this morning," he said Wednesday, the first day of spring.

We tried an umbrella with more than 5,000 reviews on Amazon — and it is amazing

We tried an umbrella with more than 5,000 reviews on Amazon — and it is amazing

Fortunately, just in time for my latest trip, I discovered the Repel windproof travel umbrella. Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating. If your Repel windproof travel umbrella breaks at any time, the company will send you a new one for free.

College planning guide for parents: How to help with applications

College planning guide for parents: How to help with applications

Her older son is now a happy student at a private liberal arts college, and her younger son, a high school senior, is "ecstatic," Carstens told TODAY Parents, to be attending the University of Texas in the fall.

Jessica Simpson welcomes baby girl Birdie Mae Johnson

Jessica Simpson welcomes baby girl Birdie Mae Johnson

Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson's third baby was born March 19 weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces. Jessica Simpson has announced the birth of her third child, Birdie Mae Johnson. Birdie Mae Johnson 3.19.19 10 Pounds 13 OuncesA post shared by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on.

'I do love to cook!' Daphne Oz announces 4th baby on the way

'I do love to cook!' Daphne Oz announces 4th baby on the way

In February, the two interviewed TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager and talked about the possibility of Oz adding a then-hypothetical fourth child to her family. 'Mom Brain' hosts Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz talk parenting.

Striking photo shows all the bacteria on an 8-year-old's hand

Striking photo shows all the bacteria on an 8-year-old's hand

Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish.

Uh oh - there's an exact age that you start turning into your mother

Uh oh - there's an exact age that you start turning into your mother

Dr De Silva spoke of the results saying, "We all turn into our parents at some point in our lives - and that is something to be celebrated. "We start to feel like our mums and dads when we start looking like them, too," said Dr De Silva.

David Henrie and Wife Maria Cahill Welcome Baby Girl After Miscarriages

David Henrie and Wife Maria Cahill Welcome Baby Girl After Miscarriages

“Today is a particularly special day for Maria and I … and it’s special because in order to get to where we are today, with the joy of our newborn in our arms, my wife and I went through trials,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum, 29, captioned a family pic on Instagram.

Log What You Eat, Lose More Weight?

Log What You Eat, Lose More Weight?

"We know that tracking is very difficult for people to do, but we also know the more you use an app, the more [weight] you lose," says Gary Bennett, PhD, a professor of psychology at Duke University and the co-author of another study.

See the sweet reason Al Roker always read this 1 book to his kids

See the sweet reason Al Roker always read this 1 book to his kids

In celebration of Brinson and his love of spreading the joys of reading, anchors Dylan Dreyer, Sheinelle Jones and Al Roker decided to donate their favorite books that they read to their own children. Dylan Dreyer's Favorite Kids' Book.

The 20 best baby books and board books for gifts

The 20 best baby books and board books for gifts

At 50, he remains a best-seller and was ranked second among the top picture books of all time in a poll by the School Library Journal (behind Maurice Sendak's “Where the Wild Things Are”).The birthday of a beloved children’s classic got us thinking about the board books and picture books any child needs in her library.

Khloe Kardashian: True Made Tristan Thompson Scandal ‘Worth It’

Khloe Kardashian: True Made Tristan Thompson Scandal ‘Worth It’

One month after ex Tristan Thompson ’s cheating scandal, Khloé Kardashian ‘s 11-month-old daughter, True, is helping the reality star put the betrayal into perspective. “Baby True made it all worth it,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 34, tweeted on Monday, March 18.

Alienated parents share tattoos of their missing children

Alienated parents share tattoos of their missing children

Here, alienated parents share the tattoos they’ve made to keep their beloved children close to their hearts, as a way to remind themselves never to give up on loving that child, or hoping that one day they will be reunited.

Down syndrome stories: 21 things parents wish they knew

Down syndrome stories: 21 things parents wish they knew

Here are 21 things they say they wish they had known from day one about what it’s like to have a child with Down syndrome.1. Rion Holcombe, a 25-year-old with Down syndrome, is loving his life.

College students with Down syndrome find jobs, independence

College students with Down syndrome find jobs, independence

“After college, I want to get a job in sports management,” Rachel told TODAY Parents. Rachel Grace, second from left, attends an East Stroudsburg University Warriors football game with her fellow students in ESU's Career, Independent Living and Learning Studies program.

This sleep lamp is the key to getting through a daylight saving slump

This sleep lamp is the key to getting through a daylight saving slump

Using interviews with specialists, online reviews and personal experience, TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Philips Somneo Sunrise Wake Up and Sleep Therapy Light, $198, Amazon. Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-up Light Therapy Lamp.

Jana Kramer Slams Trolls Bashing Daughter Jolie’s Speech Delay

Jana Kramer Slams Trolls Bashing Daughter Jolie’s Speech Delay

Jana Kramer clapped back at Internet trolls on Monday, March 18, after they criticized her 3-year-old daughter, Jolie, for her speech delay. Bottom line, All kids learn and grow at different paces so if you want to not like me, that’s fine but please don’t pick on my child.

12 best storage solutions and containers to organize your home

12 best storage solutions and containers to organize your home

“My favorite product — which I have used since I was in college — is space saver hanging hangers," said Heather Turk, owner of Organized Chaos NYC.

Katie Couric dubs herself 'monster-in-law' ahead of daughter's wedding

Katie Couric dubs herself 'monster-in-law' ahead of daughter's wedding

Katie Couric is over the moon about her eldest daughter's engagement — so much so that she joked she'll be bringing out her inner ogre in honor of her family's newest addition!“I’m going to be a monster-in-law!” the former TODAY anchor said Monday about the recent engagement of daughter Ellie Monahan, 27.Monahan’s boyfriend, Mark Dobrosky, proposed last month using the engagement ring that Couric received from her late husband, Jay Monahan.

Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills

Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills

Parents are preventing their adult children from growing up by doing things for them, including making appointments and intervening where they work, according to a New York Times/Morning Consult poll.

Don’t Feel Motivated? Play The Impossible Game

Don’t Feel Motivated? Play The Impossible Game

And when this inner resistance threatens to take over, you may want to play the Impossible Game. So you play the Impossible Game, and challenge yourself to turn the shower all the way to cold.

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