Childhood Development Expert Digs Deeper Into Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’


Parents can count on the Pixar animation film “Inside Out” to be an original, heartfelt story about the process of growing up and learning how to handle your biggest emotions.

The film is shot from the POV of 11-year-old Riley’s (Kaitlyn Dias) mind. Baby Riley is born to her loving parents, so is her first emotion, Joy (Amy Poehler), who’s soon joined by Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). The quintet live and work in Headquarters (aka HQ), the part of Riley’s brain that experiences feelings and makes memories. Continue reading

How to Make your Child Want to go Out with You!

Although worship as moms spend as much time with our children (grow so fast!), Sooner or later the age at which they begin the takeoff, and no longer want to join us in our daily outings. What to do? While some quickly accepted the idea that their children are left alone at home when you go out, others want to have their fellow walks one more season. We tell you how to make you want to go. Continue reading

Kicking Opioid Addiction

turn-to-help-for-opiate-heroin-painkiller-addiction-300x254Chronic pain is a growing public health issue with economic, social and medical costs.  As the percentage of the U.S. population utilizing opioid analgesics for pain control grows, so does the rate of abuse, misuse and overdose of these drugs.  Examples of opiates include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, heroin, oxycodone and heroin.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that, among persons aged 12 years or older who were abusing analgesics, 53% reported receiving them for free from a friend or relative. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17.000 overdose deaths involving opioids occurred in 2011. From 2000 to 2010, the number of hospitalizations for addiction to prescription opioids increased more than 4-fold to over 160,000 per year. In 2010, one out of every eight deaths among persons aged 25 to 34 years was opioid-related. In a 3-year period (2003 to 2006), more than 9000 children were exposed to opioids. Continue reading

Raising the Only Child

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Raising an Only Child Presents some Challenges; Learn How to Overcome Them!

Raising an only child brings several questions and challenges: how much pay attention? How to avoid being spoiled? And if you feel alone? Czech useful suggestions from three specialists in the field.  Continue reading

8 Things ‘Inside Out’ Teaches Viewers About Emotions, Memory and the Mind

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Inside Out has officially become Pixar’s most successful original film – Click Photo to View Trailer

How many basic emotions really exist? Can memories or personality islands ever disappear? What should be in a sequel? THR highlights the basic psychological lessons to learn from the Pixar hit. The animated blockbuster goes into the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) as she moves across the country with her family — and her emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling).

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Champion Juicer | Making Healthy Eating More Possible!

I recently really wanted to try juicing and luckily Champion offered me one of their juicers. After
looking at their site and their juicers, I definitely wanted to try it out.


I was so excited for the juicer to come that I had a lot of my fruits and veggies all ready to go. So within a day or two of receiving it, I made my first juice with household unit. Since this was my first time ever using a juicer especially this one and I didn’t want to mess up, I relied heavily on the manual and videos that Champion have. I really loved the fact that they had videos. I mean, I love manuals and pictures help with step by steps, but videos help so much more. At least for me it does. Continue reading

Your 10 WORST Family Vacation Problems, Solved

When your folks announce plans for a family summer vacation, mixed emotions are bound to arise. There’s excitement for a change of scenery and bonding with seldom-seen siblings — plus, there’s a lot to be said for a trip that you most likely don’t have to plan or fully finance on your own. However, for every unique travel tradition or activity that you look forward to with your clan, there are likely a few drawbacks. Continue reading

The Charleston Church Massacre And The Psychological Effects Of Negative Race-Related Media


It’s like a recurring nightmare: I wake up at five o’clock, make a cup of tea, and turn on the early morning news to find that someone who looks just like me has been murdered or brutalized. Then, somehow, after about an hour of staring at report after report, I get dressed for work and go on with my day like my heart isn’t aching.

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Review of the Champion Juicer

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This week we’ve been in the kitchen playing with the Champion Juicer. Ever since my encounter with fresh cold pressed juice at a breakfast buffet in Queenstown, NZ Hilton Resort, I’ve been anticipating my love for fresh cold pressed juices in my own home.

Most of us know that there are tremendous health benefits to juicing. I’m not going to go into why it’s healthy for us to juice because I’m not a nutritionist and I ‘m also not qualified to do so. What I am qualified to do is tell you about my experience with juicing and how it has been changing the way I feel and look using the Champion Juicer. Continue reading