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Have you ever been so busy that you struggled to notice the needs of those around you? Even those most dear to you?

Even worse than being over-busy is being distracted by things with little or no value — like mindlessly surfing the web when your child wants to play.

Read more: https://medium.com/life-learning/there-s-more-than-enough-time-when-you-use-the-time-you-have-f9a3b3e50a4c#.wlm5t08ya

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Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?

Despite the challenge of growing up in tough areas with few resources, thousands of inner city kids manage to excel academically. But even some students who seem to thrive early on run a significant risk of faltering on their quest for college degrees or the elite jobs they once envisioned. So what’s the deciding factor behind kids who meet their potential and those who wind up falling short?

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/kids-poverty-baltimore/476808/

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Introverted Partner? 5 Things to Know

If your partner is an introvert, you’ve probably noticed that their idea of a good time is a bit different than yours. While you – as an extrovert – more often prefer a party, your partner would usually rather stay home for quiet evening as a couple. You are energized by social activities; your partner, on the other hand, is energized by time spent alone. To keep this difference from leading to misunderstandings, it’s a good idea to understand how introverts see the world.

 

Read more: http://blogs.webmd.com/art-of-relationships/2016/03/introverted-partner-5-things-to-know.html?ecd=wnl_sxr_040916&ctr=wnl-sxr-040916_nsl-promo-2_title&mb=K2VcbkxhrhREAZ5zC2UpheHnVev1imbCHYS8QQY8uqo%3d

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Six components of the perfect apology

We’ve all heard apologies that made us question the sincerity of the person who is supposed to be saying “I’m sorry.” What makes an apology resonate as truly heartfelt? Six important ingredients, a new study suggests.

Read more: http://www.today.com/health/six-components-perfect-apology-t86211?cid=eml_tes_20160413

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Introverted Partner? 5 Things to Know

If your partner is an introvert, you’ve probably noticed that their idea of a good time is a bit different than yours. While you – as an extrovert – more often prefer a party, your partner would usually rather stay home for quiet evening as a couple. You are energized by social activities; your partner, on the other hand, is energized by time spent alone. To keep this difference from leading to misunderstandings, it’s a good idea to understand how introverts see the world.

Read more: http://blogs.webmd.com/art-of-relationships/2016/03/introverted-partner-5-things-to-know.html?ecd=wnl_emw_041316&ctr=wnl-emw-041316_nsl-promo-1_title&mb=K2VcbkxhrhREAZ5zC2UpheHnVev1imbCHYS8QQY8uqo%3d

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Teen Girls More Stressed Than Boys: Survey

Parents say their teenage daughters have higher levels of stress than their teen sons, citing causes such as college prep tests and poor body image, a WebMD survey shows.

Read more: http://www.webmd.com/news/breaking-news/teen-stress/20160414/teen-stress-survey?ecd=wnl_spr_041416&ctr=wnl-spr-041416_nsl-promo-1_title&mb=K2VcbkxhrhREAZ5zC2UpheHnVev1imbCHYS8QQY8uqo%3d

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Effects of Pornography on Adolescents

Pornography has significant effects during all stages of family life. For a child exposed to pornography within a family setting, pornography causes stress and increases the risk for developing negative attitudes about the nature and purpose of human sexuality.

For adolescents who view pornography, their attitudes toward their own and others’ sexuality change, and their sexual expectations and behavior are shaped accordingly.

 

Read more:  http://marripedia.org/effects_of_pornography_on_adolescents

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