50 Baby Names You’re About to See Everywhere

The hottest new baby names for 2019 are taking a sharp turn away from past favorites like Hannah and Michael. Read on to find out about the next generation trends. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Good news for fans of 19th-century literature, lovers of all things biblical, and those who want to name their babies for great-grandparents—the hottest new baby names for 2019 are mostly timeless classics. This recently published list from Names.org of…

How Meghan and Harry’s Baby Will Be Raised Differently Than the Cambridge Children

Nanny-free zone Shutterstock When Will and Kate are away, the Cambridge kiddos are under the watchful eye of a nanny. Maria Teresa Turrion Borralo, the woman who cares for the little royals, is trained in both security and self-defense should an elevated need to protect them arise. Reportedly, though, Meghan and Harry are planning on forgoing a nanny in favor of having the Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, help when she…

8 Ways Juuls Can Cause Lung Cancer

Heating releases potentially toxic chemicals Steve Heap/Shutterstock “Although e-cigarettes are noncombustible, the heating process does release chemicals such as formaldehyde, which are known carcinogens,” says Amy M. Ahasic, MD, MPH, section chief, pulmonary and critical care medicine at Norwalk Hospital, WCHN. “While the individual components of e-liquids—propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavoring, nicotine—are safe and approved for consumption, when they are heated, as they are with the Juul device, they create…

Finally, a Drug for Postpartum Depression—But There Is a Catch

The first-ever drug approved specifically for postpartum depression is here. The effects kick in much faster than traditional antidepressants, and that makes a big difference for new moms. SunKids/Shutterstock You’ve just given birth, you’re holding your beautiful newborn in your arms, and yet you can’t enjoy this moment you’ve been dreaming of for nine long months because your world feels like it’s crashing down around you. This is the feeling…

15 Little White Lies Everyone Is Guilty of Telling Every Day

“You did great” iStock/Andrew Rich Other than the fact that you failed miserably, that is. We all want to know that we’re successful at whatever it is we’re doing. It’s good for our self-esteem. And, as has been reported over and over, to that end, our society has gone crazy slapping each other on the back or awarding trophies for coming in 12th. But even kids as young as four…

12 Subtle Signs of Child Abuse That Are Easy to Miss

Advice Look beyond just physical bruises. Changed behavior, aggressive role play, lack of boundaries… these are all red flags. The tragic scope of child abuse fidjei/Shutterstock Every year more than three million reports of child abuse are made in the United States, according to ChildHelp. Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver—whether through action or failure to act—causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a…

13 of the Most Hilarious “Take Your Daughter to Work” Stories

Parenting Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April, Take Your Daughter to Work Day is a time to introduce your child to the office candy bowl and other important adult stuff. “Thanks for the STDs, I mean, memories!” KK Tan/Shutterstock “I work in IT and my job is basically just staring at code on a computer all day. So when my ten-year-old daughter, Sadie, came with me for Take Your…

This Is Why We Have Middle Names in the First Place

Finally, an explanation behind the name that randomly sits between your first and your last. Istock/ZoltanFabian We use our middle names when filling out official documents, coming up with a new email or username, and when we write our initials on something. But other than that we don’t use them on a daily basis, so why do we even have middle names in the first place? If you think you’re…

18 Autism Myths Doctors Wish You’d Stop Believing

Conditions Autism is one of the most controversial and confusing disorders, so myths are rampant. These are the most common misconceptions. Why is autism still so confusing? Roman Kosolapov/Shutterstock Since 1999, the puzzle piece ribbon has represented the Autism Society, a symbol of the neurological disorder’s complexity. “Autism may be confusing to both ordinary people and professionals because some of its behavioral characteristics remind those of other, more common and…

20 Things Your Babysitter Secretly Wants You to Know

When a toddler is having a tantrum… Kamelia Ilieva/Shutterstock …my favorite trick is to stay calm, get down at their level, and start talking really softly. They’ll quiet down just so they can hear what I’m saying. Check out these 11 more ways to stop toddler tantrums in their tracks. Stop coddling gpointstudio/Shutterstock Let him cry it out in the crib. Don’t cook her a separate meal if she doesn’t…