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Kelly Burch

Kelly Burch

Kelly Burch is a New Hampshire-based freelance journalist writing about finances, health, family, and more. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes, among others. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter, and or learn more here.   

Parenting 2022-08-26T09:15:00Z

I'm a psychotherapist and author of a book about online dangers. Here's why I skip the back-to-school photos, and why you should too.

From identity theft to online predators, this mom and psychotherapist shares why parents should not post photos with identifiable details.
Parenting 2022-08-25T16:20:56Z

When I took $100,000 in student loans I didn't know it would affect my kids' lives. Forgiveness will let me save for their future.

The author says she took out $100,000 in loans after being told college was her way out. Loan forgiveness will help her save for her kids' futures.
Health 2022-08-24T12:30:00Z

After my daughter was diagnosed with a chronic illness, I needed to confront my anxiety and OCD. It's still a work in progress.

After my daughter was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition, I started seeing a therapist to cope with my anxiety and OCD.
Parenting 2022-08-23T11:15:00Z

After IVF and surrogacy, my children are 10 weeks apart. Having 'twiblings' showed me how different each baby is.

The mom calls the siblings "twiblings" and they are now 6 months and 4 months old. She struggled with depression after bringing the youngest one home.
Health 2022-08-16T10:30:00Z

This oncologist has had cancer 6 times. He says his early detection due to his medical training likely saved his life.

Dr. Arthur Hamberger was 26 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Now in his 70s, he's had six types of cancer.
Health 2022-08-12T15:00:44Z

Do sugary cocktails actually cause a hangover? The research-based effects of mixing sugar and alcohol

Margaritas, rum and cokes, and Mai Tais may taste great — but the effects of sugar and alcohol could have you feeling the consequences.
Health 2022-08-11T16:51:34Z

6 ways to stop sweating, even if you have hyperhidrosis

About 3% of US adults have hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Here's how you can sweat less, whether or not you have it.
Parenting 2022-08-10T15:59:25Z

When my son was born with major brain damage, I was stunned to learn it happened because of a common virus

The author shares that when her son was 1 week old, doctors discovered that he had a rare condition caused by a virus she caught when pregnant.
Parenting 2022-08-07T14:00:00Z

I'm a mom and counselor. Here's what parents should know about childhood grief.

The author encourages parents to talk about grief and death with their children. She uses a Jenga game with prompts to get kids to open up.
Health 2022-08-05T21:26:13Z

Lips always dry and cracking? 6 surprising reasons why and how to beat it, according to lip health experts

Unbeknownst to most, tons of lip balms on the market actually make your lips even drier — here are the ingredients you should avoid.
Health 2022-08-05T20:32:17Z

Farts that smell like rotten eggs? Why you might be passing sulfuric gasses, according to gut-health experts

An unbalanced gut microbiome could be the reason for these peculiar-smelling farts — here's how to rebalance it.
Health 2022-08-05T17:28:09Z

The most surprising, science-based ways to beat garlic breath — like chewing raw lettuce or mixing garlic with milk

The bad breath you get after eating garlic happens because of sulfuric compounds — here's how to mask them, according to research.
Parenting 2022-08-05T11:15:00Z

20 years after writing 'The Happiest Baby on the Block,' Harvey Karp says crying babies and tired parents present healthcare and economic issues. He still believes he has a solution.

The best-selling author and celebrity-loved pediatrician said tired parents could cost companies money and shared tips on how to get babies to sleep.
Parenting 2022-07-31T14:00:00Z

My TikToks showing my messy house went viral. Sharing them has kept me accountable to better housekeeping.

The TikTok-famous mom shares how her videos of her messy house keep her accountable and motivate her to organize.
Health 2022-07-30T13:00:00Z

Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky-Manno: It took a skin-cancer diagnosis for me to think seriously about sun safety for me and my kids

She shares how she's changed her routine in the sun with her kids after finding out in 2017 that she had skin cancer.
Parenting 2022-07-30T12:30:00Z

I was against cruises. After going on one with my kids and in-laws, I know it's a vacation every mom needs.

The author shares how a Norwegian cruise changed her mind. She highlights not having to think about feeding her entire family and being able to rest.
Health 2022-07-26T13:05:21Z

New York Jets running back Tevin Coleman: Sickle-cell trait threatened my career. Now, I'm raising a daughter with sickle-cell disease.

After the birth of their twins, the couple knew a diagnosis was coming for their daughter; she had lower birth weight and heart rate than her brother.
Health 2022-07-25T19:22:54Z

The exact way to squeeze your pelvic muscles during sex for a super intense orgasm, according to a sex therapist

Kegels aren't just something you do on your own — using these exercises during sex can create a mind-blowing sensation for both you and your partner.
Health 2022-07-18T15:18:04Z

When this man contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection, his wife saved his life and his leg by calling 911

A 70-year-old man in Texas almost lost his leg seven years ago after contracting a bacterial infection. His wife called 911, saving his leg and life.
Health 2022-07-14T16:06:07Z

How to get rid of stabbing foot cramps fast and prevent them in the future

Foot cramps can be extremely painful but you can get rid of them fast by carefully stretching the right muscles.
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