The 5 Things Grandparents Do Better Than Parents

We grands are a modest lot. We don’t like to brag about ourselves, but as my own wise mother said, “If you don’t say nice things about yourself, why would anyone else?” She was trying to instill confidence, and was encouraging me to recognize my strengths and tout them to…

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Dear 26-Year-Old Bride: Your Divorce Will Make You Better

At 45, Clara Herrera ended her 19-year marriage and began a photo series that changed her life. With her daughter in tow, the mother of three roamed around her home state of Texas, posing happily in her wedding gown all over the place (gyms, local hay fields, bridges) and snapping pics…

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Teens with Positive Friends Have Better Mental Health

A new study has found that teens tend to have better emotional health if they have friends who have a positive, healthy outlook on life. Researchers found that having friends like this made a given teen half as likely to develop depression over a 6- to 12-month period. For teens…

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