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Kailyn Lowry's elder sons snuggle 'Baby Lo' in new photo

1 week ago from UPI

"Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry shared pictures of her three sons after welcoming her youngest Aug. 5.

How pronouns can be used to build confidence in stressful situations

1 week ago from Science Daily

Before any potentially stressful event, people often engage in self-talk, an internal dialogue meant to moderate anxiety. This kind of self-reflection is common, according a psychologist whose new study suggests...

Young transgender kids play, open up at California day camp

2 weeks ago from AP Health

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) -- In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets,...

Like a game of 'spot the difference' for disease-prone versus healthy people

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A specific kind of natural nanoparticles, called low-density lipoproteins (LDL), are fascinating scientists because their modification plays a key role in people affected by high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. LDL from...

Pro-vaccine messages can boost belief in MMR myths, study shows

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, a study suggests.

Latest research suggests cybercriminals are not as anonymous as we think

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Understanding a cybercriminal's backstory - where they live, what they do and who they know, is key to cracking cybercrime, new research suggests.

Registry in works to connect lead-affected Flint residents with services

2 weeks ago from UPI

Residents of Flint, Mich., affected by the 2014-2015 water crisis will be able to get better access to health and social services thanks to a new registry.

'The Princess Diaries': Anne Hathaway celebrates film's 16th anniversary

2 weeks ago from UPI

Anne Hathaway shared a clip of her "Princess Diaries" character, Mia Thermopolis, following rumors of a third sequel.

Teen brains may not be as hard-wired for crime as previously thought

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Spikes in crime rates for teens and young adults suggest that biology may primarily drive risk-taking and law breaking, but a criminologists studying crime statistics in other countries indicate that...

'Bachelorette' alum Jillian Harris celebrates son's first birthday

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Bachelorette" Season 5 star Jillian Harris shared a series of photos from son Leo George's circus-themed birthday party.

Brain lays foundation for reason in childhood

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Structural connections between frontal and parietal areas in children’s brains can predict their ability to reason later in life, reports new research.

UK plans to strengthen online 'right to be forgotten'

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Britain plans to strengthen the online "right to be forgotten" with a law making social media companies delete personal information on request.

Woman hid cocaine in heels at Australian airport

2 weeks ago from UPI

A woman from the U.S. was found attempting to smuggle cocaine into Australia by hiding it in her shoes and other clothing.

Tillerson: Russian election meddling 'seriously' harmed relations with U.S.

2 weeks ago from UPI

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday he told Russia's foreign minister the reputed meddling in last fall's election has "seriously" harmed relations.

Mental illness and homelessness are connected. But not how you might think

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The connection seems more common than it is, experts say, because the symptoms draw attention.

Google worker says women don't advance in tech because of biology

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

Internet giant seeks to tamp down furor after employee memo claims female employees gravitate to "social and artistic" jobs

Opinion: The use of sonic 'anti-loitering' devices is breaching teenagers' human rights

2 weeks ago from Physorg

How would you feel if your right to freedom of movement was infringed because other people your age were involved in criminal activity? You would be outraged, and rightly so....

Don't listen to the rich—inequality is bad for everyone

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A world where a few people have most of the wealth motivates others who are poor to strive to earn more. And when they do, they'll invest in businesses and...

Friends with an Ex? Check Your Motives First, Science Says

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Staying friends with an ex is a "very pervasive phenomenon," says one psychologist. But these friendships aren't always successful.

For Parents of Children Like Charlie Gard, Learning to ‘Redefine Hope’

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

For parents of incurably ill children, the death of a British baby evoked memories of their own search for treatment and answers where often few existed.

Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips

2 weeks ago from AP Health

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) -- How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be...

Poll: China is most optimistic country in the world

2 weeks ago from UPI

A new survey found that China is the most optimistic country in the world, with 87 percent of people believing their country is on the right track.

Ziplines not pipelines: A family's treetop pipeline protest

It's ziplines versus a Sunoco pipeline in one Pennsylvania family's backyard.

Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins gets 10-game ban for second PED violation

2 weeks ago from UPI

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended 10 games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.

2 weeks ago from NY Times Health

Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true.

Val Kilmer pushes back on 'more negative health lies'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Actor and artist Val Kilmer insists "family needs" and not poor health are to blame for some recent changes in his schedule.

Jeremy Clarkson hospitalized with pneumonia in Majorca

2 weeks ago from UPI

British television personality Jeremy Clarkson has been hospitalized with pneumonia in Majorca.

Israel seeks to kick out Al Jazeera

2 weeks ago from UPI

Israel wants to close Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem and revoke press credentials because officials say the news organization is inciting terrorism.