Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

The suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has risen dramatically in the past 15 years. Over the same time period, opioid use and abuse in adults also has increased considerably. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh reported on a connection between these two epidemics in a study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. […]

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The 5 Best Sex Positions if Your Partner Has a Small Penis

When it comes to penis size, the myth persists that bigger is better. But it’s totally untrue. Okay, orgasms might be trickier to pull off if your partner has a micropenis—defined as a penis that measures under 2.8 inches when erect. But this condtion is very rare. (The average erect penis clocks in at five inches, FYI.) “Good sex is really […]

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Rich people found to be more charitable if given a sense of control

A pair of researchers, one with Harvard Business School, the other with the University of British Columbia, found that when soliciting donations from wealthy people, it pays to offer them a sense of control. In their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn describe their study, which involved sending donation request letters to […]

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Should You Work Out if You Have a Cold or the Flu?

To avoid getting a cold or the flu, you take every precaution: You got a flu shot, you spritz hand sanitizer everywhere, and you keep your distance from coworkers with cold or flu symptoms. You even committed to the gym harder than Harry and Meghan Markle have committed to each other after learning that regular moderate exercise strengthens the immune system, one study review suggests. But then, ugh, […]

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No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

Crying is a big part of being a kid. As you grow older, you may find you’re crying less than during childhood and adolescence. Studies show, on average, adult women tend to cry two to three times in a given month, and men only once. Although research is limited, it suggests crying frequency is highly influenced by social and cultural […]

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What if One Parent Hates Halloween?

Pin I wasn’t aware of this until recently, but Halloween is a very divisive, love-it-or-hate-it holiday. And my husband hates it. I didn’t know people hated it because I’m firmly in the love-it camp. I’ve always loved Halloween. As a child, I adored dressing up and getting free candy; as an adult, I count down to the always-bonkers Halloween episode of […]

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