Alicia Silverstone's Son Has 'Never Had a Drop of Medicine'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_387ed4931c.jpgMJ Kim/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Alicia Silverstone has long been a proponent of attachment parenting. Now, she has written a book about it. In The Kind Mama, Silverstone opens up about raising her nearly 3-year-old son, Bear. "He's never been sick-sick, just feeling a little off from time to time. And he's never had a drop of medicine," Silverstone writes.

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Dogs Can Be Important Members of Families with Autistic Children

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4620304585.jpgAnneMS/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Owning a dog can be a family’s great pleasures, particularly those with special needs children, at least according to one study. A University of Missouri study seems to allay the fears of parents who have youngsters diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. After interviewing 70 parents of children with autism, Gretchen Carlisle with the MU College of Veterinary Medicine said that two-thirds owned dogs and in those homes, 94 of autistic kids bonded with the pet.

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The Closer You Sleep, the Stronger the Relationship

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_97e5d5b99c.jpgBartekSzewczyk/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Sleeping together doesn't have such a sexual connotation when you're talking about how couples actually fall asleep in bed. University of Hertfordshire psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman wanted to find out about the most popular sleep positions so he interviewed 1,000 people and learned that a whopping 42 percent sleep with their backs to each other. Meanwhile, 31 percent said they slept facing in the same direction while just 4 percent sleep face-to-face.

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Extroverts May Hold the Key to Happiness

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_9c292c6ccb.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (PULLMAN, Wash.) -- Pharrell Williams’ song "Happy" is everywhere these days although there’s been no study to show if it actually makes people happy. However, Timothy Church, a Washington State University professor of counseling psychology, believes there is something that puts people in a brighter mood and that’s by exhibiting extroverted behavior.

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AG Eric Holder Highlights Heroin Death Epidemic

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a18bd902ba.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday told a group of police leaders it is time for street cops to start carrying the drug Narcan that can reverse deadly heroin overdoses. And this time the police, facing a rising number of overdose deaths, agreed. Police around the country are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of deaths linked to overdoses of heroin and opiate prescription drugs.

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