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7 health benefits of being in a happy marriageOpen in a New Window

Study shows married couples had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol compared with single or divorced participants.


Girls still don’t think they are as smart as boysOpen in a New Window

Study finds that girls starting at the age of 6 are less likely than boys of the same age to believe that girls are “really, really smart.”


Is a teen depressed, or just moody?Open in a New Window

The chance of a teenager having a major depressive episode over the course of a year has increased significantly.


Living in fear of deportation is terrible for your healthOpen in a New Window

New studies show the harmful medical effects of disrespect, discrimination and detention.


When it comes to school, harsh parenting can backfireOpen in a New Window

Study shows that harsh parenting could negatively impact our children's ability to succeed in high school and college.


When a teenager's coping mechanism is SpongeBobOpen in a New Window

Childhood pleasures help teens recharge when feeling stressed.


If you live your life without mental health issues, science says you’re the weird oneOpen in a New Window

Research shows that mental health is something that the vast majority of people struggle with at some point in their lives.


The secret to keeping your relationship strong after having kidsOpen in a New Window

Studies have long shown that marital satisfaction tends to go down and depression to go up after the birth of a first child.


Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'Open in a New Window

Concerns about family and friends and fear of failing at school are the top causes of anxiety.


Your personality changes when you move to a new placeOpen in a New Window

Studies show that character traits, like anxiety and extroversion, vary from one state to another.


The challenges of autism in small-town AmericaOpen in a New Window

Lacking easy access to specialized care, some families are turning to video-conferencing for treatment.


Why battered women won’t always leave their batterersOpen in a New Window

Professionals as well as the criminal justice system frequently lack sympathy for women who stay with their abusers.


When kids with mental illness can’t live at homeOpen in a New Window

Families that send their child to residential treatment programs often face judgment and misunderstanding.


Transgender Americans rush to change IDsOpen in a New Window

Passports don't require proof of surgery to change gender marker, making them easier to attain than state IDs in some parts of the country.


Boy Scouts open membership to transgender boysOpen in a New Window

Membership in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts is now based on the gender indicated on an application.


How to talk so kids will listenOpen in a New Window

It's tempting to overpraise kids, but it can be counterproductive.


Robots could help solve social care crisisOpen in a New Window

Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly.
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