Mum shares her tips for a perfect laundry makeover

Mum shares her tips for a perfect laundry makeover

A system that takes the pressure off I realised that it would be so much easier to have all the clean clothing belonging to one person in their own basket and to just do one room at a time.

Neuroscientists Discover a New Brain Reward System

Neuroscientists Discover a New Brain Reward System

In mice that were not trained in the whisker-task, the water reward did not fire the somatosensory dendrites. Dr. Bruno reasons that a yet-to-be-discovered neuromodulator in the somatosensory cortex functions in a similar manner to dopamine in other areas of the brain’s reward learning system.

Mum's money trick proves a point about cleaning

Mum's money trick proves a point about cleaning

"Between the kids AND the husband, and MULTIPLE trips in and out of the bathroom, this little piece of heaven may just be in it for the long haul!" Picture: Facebook On the other side of the piece of paper, she reveals a hidden five dollar note.

Technology Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem for Kids

Technology Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem for Kids

The researchers concluded, “ Like other forms of maternal withdrawal and unresponsiveness, mobile-device use can have a negative impact on infant social-emotional functioning and parent-child interactions .” Distracted parents—those who keep their devices close and are frequently checking them or responding to phone calls and messages—tend to be less predictable, less reliable, and less attentive.

Parental Alienation: It Happens in Intact Families Too

Parental Alienation: It Happens in Intact Families Too

Source: (c) photography33/fotosearch The following email, sent to me by a reader, convinced me that the time has come for me to write about alienation within families that appear to be "intact." There's no need for a divorce to precipitate emotional abuse in the form of turning the child(ren) against the other parent.

Husband kicked out of house after finding wife's morning after pill in bin

Husband kicked out of house after finding wife's morning after pill in bin

They both didn't want children The 31-year-old man took to Reddit to share his confusing find, and ask for advice about how to bring it up with his 27-year-old wife. “The second the words "Plan B" left my mouth, she immediately looked like she had been punched in the stomach.

Underspending in Bad Times

Underspending in Bad Times

That is, do people actually spend less money than they should in bad times? In the moderate payments condition, they got 7 oranges on good days and 3 on bad ones.

This $16 diffuser with 28K Amazon reviews makes my house smell amazing

This $16 diffuser with 28K Amazon reviews makes my house smell amazing

URPOWEREssential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier, $21, Amazon URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier in Wood $20 It diffuses essential oils for hours There are two settings for the diffusing part.

The Vatican Global Conference on Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Vatican Global Conference on Clergy Sexual Abuse

4. Clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is down significantly since the mid 1980’s and new known cases after 2002 in the United States are typically less than a dozen per year nationally.

Warnings over counterfeit car seats being sold online

Warnings over counterfeit car seats being sold online

Experts are warning parents to be on the lookout when buying car seats from 'unofficial' sites such as through eBay, Amazon or second-hand sites like gumtree or buy swap sell groups on Facebook.

Mum slammed after buying a ‘white’ dress to wear to wedding

Mum slammed after buying a ‘white’ dress to wear to wedding

However, the woman also confessed that she's "probably going to be at the evening do for two hours max" and it "seems like a waste of money having to buy yet another dress that will only be worn for a few hours." She added: "I don't think the bride will mind but I'm more concerned about other guests' opinions." The woman wanted to wear this outfit to a wedding.

Parents Can Be Arrested For Their Kid's House Party

Parents Can Be Arrested For Their Kid's House Party

Legal Consequences of Host Laws SocialHostLaw.com reports that a father in Connecticut warned his kids about drinking alcohol at a party at his house over Thanksgiving weekend.

Teens, Body Image, and Social Media

Teens, Body Image, and Social Media

However, talking about social media with our tweens and teens and encouraging media literacy – filtering , avoiding , being careful of comparisons , and evaluating – is a step towards reducing any potential pitfalls of social media use and raising kids who can take the “reality” presented online with a grain of salt.

The best toilet paper to buy

The best toilet paper to buy

Choose the toilet paper you like best If you're concerned about sustainability: Most toilet paper nowadays is designed to biodegrade, Reynolds noted, though some companies may use more sustainable manufacturing processes than others.

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk

However, the odds of developing depression as a young adult were 37 percent higher for those who used marijuana in their teen years compared to those who didn't, the findings showed.

Five Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

Five Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

Many parents believe that sex offenses are committed by a stranger, thus they do not allow their children to walk home alone or play in the park unsupervised.

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

A 2016 meta-analysis in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showed a correlation “between social anxiety and feelings of comfort online.” Computer mediated communication offers a few key features that may appeal to socially anxious individuals: “text-based communication with reduced audio and visual cues,” “anonymity,” and asynchronicity (i.e., there is no immediate need to respond).

What’s Worse for a Child, Abuse or Neglect?

What’s Worse for a Child, Abuse or Neglect?

The very fact that, as generally understood, abuse is active, an act of commission , and neglect is passive, an act of omission , lends credence to the idea that abuse is the more reprehensible of these two forms or child maltreatment.

How Do Serial Child Molesters Hope to Get Away with It?

How Do Serial Child Molesters Hope to Get Away with It?

But even granting that some people are willing to take enormous risks if they think they’ll get away with their misconduct—how exactly does a pedophile expect to control what a child reveals, either now or in the future? The recently-arrested physician assistant reportedly ended his abuse of the victim sometime in 2001.

The Cruelest Lie: Saying "I Love You" When You Don't

The Cruelest Lie: Saying "I Love You" When You Don't

How to Avoid Saying “I Love You” When You Don’t If your romantic partner blurts out this confession of their feelings, and you’re not in a place where you can honestly return the sentiment, that’s okay.

'I caught my mother-in-law messing with my birth control'

'I caught my mother-in-law messing with my birth control'

This is exactly the case with one woman, who posted to Reddit about her extremely interfering mother-in-law, who was caught tampering with the couple's contraceptives.

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Source: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock The recent study by first author Mychael Lourenco et al., “ Exercise-Linked FNDC5/Irisin Rescues Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Defects in Alzheimer’s Models ,” adds to a growing body of evidence that exercise-induced irisin may protect against neurodegeneration and boost memory in both humans and mice.

Study: Social Media Not A Teen Depression Trigger

Study: Social Media Not A Teen Depression Trigger

Social media use did not predict the development of depression symptoms among school kids or college students, researchers found. Instead, school-age girls with greater symptoms of depression tended to use more social media over time.

'I stopped comparing myself to other mums and I've never been happier'

'I stopped comparing myself to other mums and I've never been happier'

"Every single one of us deserves grace, time, and patience… And that my friend, includes me and it includes you." “Don’t compare.” I say to myself as I make reluctant eye contact with a mum at school drop off with brushed hair and a smile that makes me feel like I need to go back to bed.

Kids are brushing too late, not using toothpaste correctly

Kids are brushing too late, not using toothpaste correctly

The CDC and other organizations recommend that children begin brushing when teeth first erupt — around six months old — with toothpaste with fluoride. (Too much) can cause problems with developing permanent teeth, some little speckles.” Children under 3 should brush with a rice-sized dollop of toothpaste with fluoride.

15 best Galentine's Day gifts for your friends

15 best Galentine's Day gifts for your friends

15 Cute Galentine's Day Gift Ideas Sugarfina Sugar Lips Candy $18 Also available from Sugarfina . We love the sweet, heart print of these J.Crew trouser socks, and would encourage our friends to wear them with ankle boots to show off how cute they are all winter long.

Sara, Erin Foster Praise Kate Hudson’s Hands-On Parenting

Sara, Erin Foster Praise Kate Hudson’s Hands-On Parenting

Kate Hudson gave birth to her third child in October 2018, but welcoming a newborn with her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa , hasn’t kept the actress from her busy schedule, according to the new dad’s stepsisters — and Hudson’s friends — Sara and Erin Foster .

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

And, a person you thought you thought you knew - someone you thought you loved, someone you married, someone you lived with for years, someone who became a father to your children and you shared a life with - turns out to be completely different to what you thought they were.

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

In addition, even witnessing bullying can lead to feelings of helplessness and poor school connectedness, which can be a risk factor for mental health issues (although it is not a sole cause).

The Connection Between Sleep and Pain

The Connection Between Sleep and Pain

People reported on changes in their sleep from night to night and in any differences in their pain from day to day, a finding that was in line with the brain study.

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