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10 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World

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Children can really give us an insight into life around the world and their own private sanctuary (which is not always their own as you will see) gives an even deeper look at how they live. The idea of where children sleep seems innocuous at first, but on closer inspection these images reveal incredible stories of courage, despair, and – for the lucky few – joy. The source of this list is an incredible book which is called “Where Children Sleep” and the author (and photographer and copyright holder of all the pictures found here) is James Mollison.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Golden Years Truly Are Golden

It doesn’t matter whether you’re employed, whether your children still live at home, or even whether you’re married. Life gets better after age 50. A new phone survey of hundreds of thousands of Americans confirms that people tend to be happier, less anxious, and less worried once they pass the half-century mark.  Read the rest of this entry »

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5 friends pose for the same picture every 5 years for 30 years

Five friends from Santa Barbara, California go on vacation every 5 years to the same place to take the same group photo and they have been doing it since 1982. They started as teenagers when they were just 19 years old. In 2012, at age 48, they have taken their 7th photo, 30 years after it began. They visit the same lake. They stay in the same cabin. They sit on the same bench. They sit in the same order. They make the same pose. They even make the same facial expressions. And, starting five years ago, some of them began wearing the same clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why French Parents Are Superior

While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying ‘non’ with authority. 

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Our Brains See Men as Whole and Women as Parts

Evolution might underlie the different processing of female vs. male bodies. Both genders do it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Big Brother’? No, It’s Parents

When her children were ready to have laptops of their own, Jill Ross bought software that would keep an eye on where they went online. One day it offered her a real surprise. She discovered that her 16-year-old daughter had set up her own video channel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lose your job, find yourself: Why redundancy might not be so bad

There’s no question that losing your job can be a jolting experience, as anyone who has had the misfortune of being laid off in recent years can attest. But what if that jolt could be a positive experience? Read the rest of this entry »

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