The Effects of Emotional Eating on Relationships Love & Relationships
Love & Relationships

The Effects of Emotional Eating on Relationships

Love & Relationships

Using food to cope with negative emotions is an unhealthy habit – but it also has a negative effect on…

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How to Recognize Eating Disorders Moms
Moms

How to Recognize Eating Disorders

Moms

Is she just picky? Or could your child actually have an eating disorder? Learn the signs.

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What's Eating Your Skin? Style & Beauty
Style & Beauty

What's Eating Your Skin?

Style & Beauty

Before slathering things on your skin, consider what you're putting in your body. Take a bite out of bad skin…

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In Depth: Eating Disorders Diet & Fitness
Diet & Fitness

In Depth: Eating Disorders

Diet & Fitness

It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so get more information on this life-threatening condition.

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Are You at Risk for an Eating Disorder? Quiz Central
Quiz Central

Are You at Risk for an Eating Disorder?

Quiz Central

They affect tens of millions of people worldwide and are a matter of life and death. Could you be at…

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Fresh, Homemade Sushi Food & Recipes
Food & Recipes

Fresh, Homemade Sushi

Food & Recipes

You don't have to go all the way to California – or even to your local sushi joint – to…

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Healing Is Crystal Clear New Age
New Age

Healing Is Crystal Clear

New Age

Perhaps it's a fad among stars, but therapeutic crystals have been shown to boost health and wellbeing.

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Shell No! When Your Child is Shy

All kids get bashful or uncharacteristically quiet in some settings, but what should you do if your child is chronically introverted? Experts say absolutely nothing, if this is the child's true nature, and the shyness doesn't exclude your child from opportunities that present themselves, either personally or academically. Never persecute the child, especially in front of people, for being shy. Many parents explain their child's reticence by saying "He's shy" to relatives or other people with whom the child might feel bashful. Apologizing for the child's behavior might pass along the message that his behavior is "bad" or "wrong." Recognizing why your child is shy and understanding his motivations is key in building a positive self-image. Many introverted children are cautious and try to get a read on people to assess them before getting close to them. Or they may survey social situations to see if they want to participate, and if so, dive in with eye contact, engagement and maybe a little polite conversation. Being cautious about forging relationships and trust in other people isn't necessarily a character fault. Sometimes shyness manifests as a phase. For example, it's normal for an uninhibited 2-year-old to clam up around the age of three.