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Now You’re Talking

When a partnership fails, the possibility that the family will become poverty-stricken greatly increases. Not only that, research shows that people in failing relationships are less productive at work, and more likely to fall into substance abuse. Children from fragmented homes do not perform as well in school as their peers from stable two-parent homes. And both children and adults with a poor-quality family life experience more emotional distress, anxiety and depression.

Matters of the Heart

According to reports, an estimated 3.5 percent of all kids and teens have hypertension. Here’s the lowdown on high blood pressure in kids.

The Best Defense

Looking to learn something new? Empowering as they are practical, self-defense classes help women learn to protect themselves and others…

Mind Your Child’s Mind

Overall brain health is about more than what kids eat. When they sleep, their activity level and how secure they feel are also key contributors to their overall well-being and brain health, experts say. So parents need to help their kids find the right balance of food, activity and sleep—and make sure kids feel secure—so those developing brains function better. 

Don’t Drink the Water

Until the Flint, Michigan, water crisis was exposed, where cost-cutting measures led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins,…

Superfoods To Go

It’s not easy being green — that is, chopping and blending produce every morning to make healthy smoothies. Fortunately, Daily…

Silent Sufferers

In the short term, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can make a child lose his sense of self. He may be embarrassed to bring friends home. Long term, children with parents who suffer from addiction have an increased incidence of academic problems, mental illness, criminal behavior and early use — and abuse — of the same substances that bind and restrict their parents.

Massage for Two

Pregnancy takes a toll on the entire body. It does a number on your posture, compresses your lower back, weakens…