Boys struggle with body image, too

19 September 2014
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He’s just a month shy of his sixth birthday, but Jack is already insecure about his body. At 40 pounds and 42 inches tall, he wears a size 3 and is the smallest kid in his class. He weighs himself several times a day: with his clothes on and then off, before and after meals, and even after he goes to the bathroom. His mind is consumed with getting bigger. “At first, I thought it was just because he’s a numbers guy,” his mother, Heather, told The Huffington Post. “I thought, ‘Oh, he’s just doing it for the math.’ But I started to notice it was more...

The most important ingredient for a happy retirement

16 September 2014
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Part 1 of a Two-Part Series Have you ever heard someone joke that if they knew they’d have lived so long, they would have taken better care of themselves? As it turns out, this is no joke. Today’s retirees tell us in no uncertain terms that the number-one ingredient for a happy retirement is, by no small margin, having your health. Sure, other things are important, like being financially secure and having a loving family and friends, but a new study reveals that health trumps all as the key factor to having a happy and satisfying retirement. Figure 1: The most important ingredient for...

Can looking at food photos make you feel full?

16 September 2014
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Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Next up, the zero-calorie diet. This is a concept that comes out of some research that’s been studied by NPR’s Shankar Vedantam, who joins us once again. Hi, Shankar. SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi, Steve. INSKEEP: OK, what’s the research? VEDANTAM: Well, this is research about what it takes to be satisfied, what it takes to feel full when you’ve eaten something. INSKEEP: OK. VEDANTAM: We all know when you have dessert, for example,...

Study questions Alzheimer’s treatments

16 September 2014
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A texting driver’s education

16 September 2014
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Brain trauma to affect one in three NFL players

16 September 2014
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Couples on different sleep schedules can expect conflict—and adapt

11 September 2014
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One of the known benefits of marriage is better sleep, but what about couples who are on different sleep schedules? Should they try to sync up? WSJ Personal Journal deputy editor Laura Bird joins Lunch Break with Sara Murray. Photo: iStock / dolgachov T.J. Roberts is an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of guy. Often, he’s in bed by 9 p.m. and up before dawn to hike, run or go fishing. His wife, Morgan, often stays up working past midnight on weekdays. Then she hits snooze repeatedly until 7:40, when she crawls out of bed to get the children to school. On weekends, she sleeps until 11. (Now...

Happy reunions can obscure the challenges that military families face after deployment

11 September 2014
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by Christie Aschwanden | An Army major comes home after nine months at war and, with cameras rolling, makes an unexpected visit to his 8-year-old daughter’s school. She runs to hug him and, tears flowing, does not let go. A Navy petty officer just back from Afghanistan reunites with her 12-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son during the children’s field trip to the zoo. A soldier returning from a deployment disguises himself as a catcher and surprises his wife and son at a baseball game. Broadcast homecomings such as these have become the public face of military families post-deployment reunions,...

How trauma can help you grow

11 September 2014
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CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped

08 September 2014
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An estimated 19.3 percent of women have been raped at one point in their lives. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which Friday released results from a 2011 survey. Additionally, nearly 2 percent of men have been raped; nearly 44 percent of women and 23 percent of men have experienced some other form of sexual violence; and 15 percent of women and nearly 6 percent have men have been stalked. Sexual violence other than rape includes sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences. “A substantial proportion of U.S....

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