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Is Your Kid Hooked on Smartphones? 5 Tips for Parents
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There is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in adolescent depression and suicide.

But what qualifies as “excessive”? At this point, no one’s sure. Specific, evidence-based guidelines take time to determine—years, and sometimes decades. And the pace at which kids have incorporat...

How Power Outages Can Affect Mental Health
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It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, plunging it into darkness. Today, around 95% of Puerto Rico’s electric grid remains down, and that outage could last for months.

Being without power comes with obvious physical ...

5 Easy Ways to Make Any Marriage Better
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There’s no way around it: A happy relationship takes hard work. And in his new book The All-or-Nothing Marriage ($28, amazon.com), psychologist Eli Finkel tells you what you can do to make yours flourish. ...

Researchers Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men
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If you had a choice between going under the knife with a female surgeon or a male surgeon, which would you choose? Would your surgeon’s gender even make a difference?

In a new study published in the BMJ, researchers asked that very question. Surgery has long been a male-dominated occupation: first because few women enrolled in medical school, and then because they weren’t perceived (by mal...

There Could Be Pesticides in Your Honey
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About three-fourths of honey from around the world contains some pesticides, according to a study published in Science Friday.

The study found that 75% of honey samples collected from nearly 200 sites across the globe contained at least one of five kinds of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Researchers tested 198 samples of honey from every continent, excluding Antarctica, and found that 45% of ...

3 Nutrients You Should Add To Your Diet
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Even if you watch what you eat (most of the time), generally healthy eaters can still miss out on critical vitamins and minerals that the body needs to stay in fine tune, says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, author of Eat Clean, Stay Lean. Here, three nutrients that keep everything from your brain to your immune system humming—plus easy ways to make sure you get them, courtesy of Health’s contributing nutrition editor, registered dietitian Cynthia Sass.

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Why Working From Home Is So Good For You—And Your Boss
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Employees who work from home or other remote locations are happier with their jobs and may even work harder than those in the office to prove that they’re not slacking off, according to a new analysis from Cardiff University. But there’s also a downside, say the researchers: Remote workers tend to work long hours and may struggle with separating their work and home lives.

Weighing these pros and cons is important, the researchers wrote

5 of the Healthiest Granola Bars, According to Nutrition Experts
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Granola bars make on-the-go eating efficient, but are they actually healthy? Usually not—even though most people think so. A 2016 New York Times survey of about 2,000 Americans and 672 nutritionists revealed that while more than 70% of Americans described granola bars as “healthy,” le...

12 Reasons Why You Have Shoulder Pain
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What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a common ache in the U.S.: By some estimates, as many as 67% of people experience shoulder discomfort at some point over the course of their lives. The most mobile joint in your body, the shoulder is made up of bones held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They’re all designed to work together to allow the shoulder to move freely in many different directions. This allows you to do everything...

Being Bored at Work Is Actually a Good Thing, Research Says
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Artists have always understood that solitude—boredom, even—is essential to the creative process. Now economists, social policy experts, and scientists are making the argument that it’s vital for business, too. Imagination Institute’s Scott Barry Kaufman and science writer Carolyn Gregoire brought the case for mind-wandering and other forms of reflection to the Harvard Business Review in