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5 Reasons Hairy Men Make Better Husbands (Says Science)

5 Reasons Hairy Men Make Better Husbands (Says Science)

Hairy men tend to get the short end of the stick, and we're sick of it! In the movies they are either played for laughs, or low class. We long for the days when a hairy chest was celebrated on men instead of rigorous manscaping. Not on our side for this one? Here are 5 reasons why hairier is better!

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A recent study revealed nagging to be more toxic to marriage than infidelity.

How My Obsession With Control Almost Ruined My Marriage

I never noticed that my marriage was rocky until it was almost too late. After our daughter was born, I realized I needed to give up some control in order to quit nagging my husband. I could no longer micro-manage trash day, toilet scrubbing and the proper placement of towels after a shower. I needed to begin to trust that even without my seemingly gentle reminders, things would get done.

Is Attachment Parenting Harmful For Moms?
When it comes to parenting, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Is Attachment Parenting Harmful For Moms?

When my daughter was born, I was determined to be a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, cloth diapering, hippie mama. Nine months later, the only thing that'd stuck was the cloth diapers. I had just started my daughter on formula, she had been in the sling exactly five times and never once slept in her fancy little co-sleeper, which I returned to the store. And yes, I felt like a failure.

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The great media debate: Would you rather expose your kids to violence or sex?

I'd Rather Let My Kids Watch Violence On TV Than Sex

As a parent, I'm here to say that conventional parenting wisdom is wrong: Depictions of sex in the media are in fact more potentially harmful for your children to view than certain forms of violence. Here's why.

friendship truths
The mother-daughter bond is unlike any other.

3 Friendship Truths I Wish My Mom Taught Me In High School

My daughter is in her first year of high school and navigating the world of girl drama, boyfriends and school dances. As painful as it can be to watch her suffer through some of this, I want her to know a few things that I wish I'd known at her age.

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Your Younger Sibling Is Way Funnier Than You (Says Science)

Anyone who has a sibling knows that sibling rivalry exists. It may not be at the forefront of the relationship, but there is always, and I mean always, some sort of competition between siblings, even if it's never addressed or discussed. But because some scientists apparently decided that there wasn't quite enough sibling rivalry in the world, they did a study, documented the conclusions, then shared them with the world to see. I've already texted my sister calling foul on this whole thing.

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The author's four-year-old daughter in dad's DIY pirate costume.

Cross-Dressing Taught Me To Treat My Daughter Like A Queen

Well, this is familiar, I thought as I helped my 4-year-old daughter into fishnet stockings and corrected the frankly amateurish lacing on her faux-corset Taylor Swift sings, "It's the age of princesses and pirate ships," and that couldn't apply more precisely to this bonding moment between the two of us.

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The Major Way Your Kid Benefits From Playing An Instrument

In grade school all students were forced to learn the recorder, and it was fun but it didn't go anywhere. Then I tried singing and I embarrassingly auditioned to get in my middle school's chorus with no success so I called it quits. So, is it fair to say that all the attempts to get me to break into music were a waste of time? According to a child psychiatrists, even though I wasn't a natural I should have probably stuck with it or at least moved onto another instrument.