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Mold in sea salt could spoil your food

Sea salts may contain molds that can spoil food, new research suggests. In a new study, researchers found varying levels of mold contamination in commercial …

Rate of teen fatherhood, not motherhood, rose in U.S.

While the US birth rate hasn’t changed for teenage girls in the last two generations, researchers have found that teenage parenthood has changed over time. …

It’s tougher than ever to build an awesome marriage

Although the average marriage today is struggling, the best marriages are flourishing like never before, a new book argues. In The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How …

New dads are older than ever

Dads in the United States are getting older, a four-decade study of 168,867,480 live births shows. In that time frame, the average age of fathers of newborns …

Is it cost effective to hire a contractor for home reform?

As always, the answer is relative, and depends on the entity of the reform we are going to undertake. If we are talking about changing the tiles in the …

How parents can help kids build study skills at home

Kids who read and write at home—whether for school or for fun—are building long-term study and executive function skills, a new study suggests. While home …

Your dog might want praise even more than food

Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, according to one of the first studies to combine brain-imaging data with behavioral …

Liking different brands could hurt your relationship

Preferring different brands than your partner can affect your happiness in the relationship more than shared interests or personality traits, new research …

Baby toys and books are ‘springboards’ for later learning

Learning materials in the home, learning activities, and meaningful conversations as infants and toddlers make children more likely develop early cognitive …

4 Practical Approaches to Financing a Home Renovation

There are several specific ways you would like to update your home. Perhaps the kitchen and bathroom could use a makeover or the time has come to finally …