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The Myth Of The Happy Married Life

I recently searched “marriage” on ROK, assuming some of the top results would discuss reasons why men should opt-out of monogamy, an idea mentioned in ROK Community Belief #2. Instead, the top articles returned were predominantly pro-marriage, so I figured why not play devil’s advocate and give voice to the anti-marriage camp? Below I share […]

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These Should Be the Next Scandinavian Buzzwords

Once you’ve mastered hygge, the Danish concept of coziness, there are plenty more northern European ideas to explore. Swedish lagom can help you balance your life; Niksen is a Dutch relative of mindfulness. But these countries have some ideas that are even more life-changing, and perhaps they should get their turn as…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Does America Hate Mothers So Much?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) just celebrated 25 years of existence. It is wonderful that it exists, but it was always meant as a first step to create a better work/life balance for parents. It hasn’t progressed in 25 years and women continue to be punished for having children. These are …Continue reading […]

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Switzerland Proves That More Gun Laws Are Not The Solution To America’s Mass Shooting Problem

I was lucky enough to be a part of one of the last great Boy Scout troops here in North Texas, where we were taught proper marksmanship by an ex-special forces scoutmaster. He ran the troop military-style, dividing us into patrols, where we could attain ranks such as patrol leader and assign push-ups to disobedient […]

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How to Parent When Your Parent Is Dying

In the game of adulting, a herd accompanies you past the milestones. When you’re young, everyone you know is graduating college, landing a first job, getting married, having kids. As you approach middle age, the milestones become less celebratory. Everyone you know is loosening their belt, losing their hair, losing…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Every New Foster Parent Needs to Know

Becoming a parent of any kind requires planning, preparation and a whole lot of flexibility along the way. But when that child comes to you with a past you have few details about, trauma you didn’t inflict, and zero socks or underwear, it turns your world on its side.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Toddler Scientists Finally Determine Number Of Peas That Fit Into Ear Canal

NEW YORK—After years of speculation and countless failed experiments, leading toddler scientists announced Friday that they had finally determined the exact number of peas that fit into the ear canal. “Until today, it has been widely understood that only four peas could be stuffed into one’s ear, but our research has…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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That Study About Lead in Baby Food Is Nonsense

A new study says our children are chowing down on lead and other contaminants in baby food and formula. But there’s something fishy about said study. For one thing, it comes from a group arguing for “transparency” in labeling… but keeps all their own data hidden.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Grievances Do You Have With Your Friends Who Have Kids?

When you don’t have kids but have friends who do, issues can arise. Their lives change dramatically as a parent while yours largely remains the same, and that can sometimes cause tension in your relationship. What truths would you like to tell them without upsetting them or hurting their feelings?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Make with Your Kids (No Matter Their Age)

Halloween is a holiday many kids eagerly anticipate, and besides the candy, a big part of the fun is putting together their all-important costume. If you’re inclined to go the DIY route, below are a mix of trendy and classic costumes you can make with your kids, no matter their age.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Science Weighs in on How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

My oldest child will only eat one vegetable: carrots. (It used to be broccoli, but he’s switched.) His little brother will only eat corn. Since veggies are good for kids, it would be great if we knew some foolproof way of getting kids to eat them. Science doesn’t have solid answers, but it does give […]

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