Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Dr. Janet Kennedy talks about the pros and cons of co-sleeping, also known as bed sharing or family bed.
Tags:Bed Sharing Tips,bed sharing,co sleeping benefits,Co Sleeping Cons,co sleeping with new borns,Dealing with Insomnia,dr. janet kennedy,family bed,How to Achieve Deep Sleep,how to get better sleep,how to sleep,Howcast,Resting Tips,sleep deprivation,sleep problems,Sleeping Solutions
Grab video code:
Hi, I'm Janet Kennedy. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and sleep specialist in New York City. You can find out more about me and my work on my website, nycsleepdoctor.com. A lot of parents want to co-sleep with their newborns and there are some important benefits. Co-sleeping allows easy access to the baby and it can be really reassuring for the mother and father and also for the baby to have that kind of closeness. It's important when you're co-sleeping though to do it safely. Make sure that the baby is not in a bed that would increase the risk of SIDS. That means there should be no loose bedding around and if you smoke you should not co-sleep. The safest way to co-sleep is to have the baby in a co-sleeper next to the bed or attached to the bed, so, that you have the proximity and closeness, but you don't have those risks. In the early weeks babies wake up a lot and they need a lot of attending in the night. And co-sleeping can allow the parents to get a little bit more sleep because they don't have to get up and move around to much. On the down side babies can be loud and you find that your baby is a snuffler or a snorere and you're not getting the sleep that you need you might want to consider moving the baby farther away from you or even into another room. Also, co-sleeping encourages the parents to attend to the baby throughout the night and sometimes the baby might actually be able to get himself back to sleep. Giving your baby a chance to self-soothe before you intervene as the baby gets a little bit older can help the baby to sleep for longer periods. If you can't do that while you're co-sleeping then again you might consider moving the baby out of your room and into another space. Babies are also really stimulated by the presence of the mother. Particularly if the mother is nursing. The baby can smell you and feel your presence and is more likely to wake up to be with you and get your soothing and feeding than if the baby were further away from you. Co-sleeping just isn't for everyone. Some people really want to do it. Other people don't find it satisfying at all. It's not a comment on you or your ability to bond with your baby if you don't like it. You have to follow what feels right to you.