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How To Make The Most Out Of Family Time

How do we find that work-life balance? It’s the eternal struggle: something we’ve strived for ever since the first day we brought work home from school. There must be a way, we say, a way to make sure the “need-tos” and “want-tos” are perfectly balanced. Better yet, we think dreamily, if the scales tip in…

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Knocked Up: When TV Characters Get Pregnant…

When an actress gets pregnant – what happens to her character? Television shows have come up with all kinds of creative ways to deal with the problem of a main character’s obviously expanding waistline. Some use baggy clothes and shooting angles to cover it up, others write in a storyline about weight gain and many take a more direct route and decide to write pregnancy into the plot. It’s a classic case of art imitating life. Here are some of our favorite actresses whose pregnancies were intertwined with their characters on-screen lives.

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When the Bough Breaks: Ending the Stigma, Shame and Silence of Postpartum Mood Disorders

Contrary to the popular belief that pregnancy is a biologically protective and emotionally joyful time, women are actually quite vulnerable to a spectrum of psychiatric disorders throughout the perinatal period – the time around pregnancy and postpartum. This range of disorders, more commonly referred to under the umbrella term of postpartum depression, is more accurately reflected by the terms postpartum or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). In fact, 1 in 7 women who become pregnant will experience a mental health disorder during the course of their pregnancy or in the postpartum period, making PMADs the most common complication of childbirth. Additionally, 50% of women diagnosed with PMADs postpartum had an onset of their symptoms during pregnancy.

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Teenage Internet Addiction

If you or any of your friends have ever played Farmville or perhaps Bejeweled, two computer games that moms tend to enjoy, you can begin to understand your teenager’s addiction to games, or perhaps to social networking on the computer. The Internet is a necessary and wonderful tool for education, research, work and communication. But how do you know if your teenager is spending too much time on the Internet or whether he is addicted?