Month: March 2019

The college admissions scandal highlights some very important truths about privilege, mental health and, of course, parenting. While the vast majority of parents are not in the position to bribe their children into elite schools, this extreme case illustrates the temptation many feel to take control of their kids’ lives. But an ultra-hands-on approach can
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Image: Shutterstock Machu Picchu is one of the ancient wonders of the world and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Inca civilization. Nestled in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was almost a secret and not known to the western world until the beginning of the 20th century. So, who discovered this
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By Caroline Knorr You may wonder why certain social media such as Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok get so popular with kids and teens practically overnight. It’s because kids want to be where their friends are. But what if your kid wants to share something with someone they’re not friends with online, like their assigned lab partner,
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Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and
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Cod is a healthful type of fish with many dietary benefits. It is high in protein and low in fat, which makes it an excellent protein source. Cod is also high in vitamins and minerals that are essential to bodily functioning. Some of the best ways to consume cod is steamed, baked, or grilled. It
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Meningitis causes a characteristic rash on the skin. Learning to spot the signs and distinguish a meningitis rash from similar rashes can help a person receive treatment quickly. Meningitis is an infectious disease caused by certain viruses, bacteria, or fungi. It causes swelling of the meninges, which are the coverings on the brain and spinal
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Image: Shutterstock The Aztecs were the founders of a Mesoamerican civilization called the Aztec empire, which covered parts of modern Mexico. It was an indomitable empire in North America that flourished for over two centuries, before the Spanish brought it down. During their time, the Aztecs developed a rich and influential culture that left a
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Most newborn babies follow a predictable level of growth during their first year. People can track the length of their baby using average growth charts. The average length of a full-term newborn baby is 19–20 inches (in), or 49–50 centimeters (cm). However, a length of around 18.5–20.9 in, or 47–53 cm, is also normal. Male
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Image: Shutterstock Is your kid a Nate Seltzer fan? Whether your child wants to explore or is just curious to learn more about the world, geography quiz is an interesting way to improve their topographical knowledge. This will not only help in expanding their knowledge horizons but also boost their academic performance. In this post,
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The college admissions scandal may seem like an extreme case that only pertains to wealthy elites with the means to bribe people to get their children into top universities. But it touches on the pressured feelings almost all parents and students feel today. It also highlights the way many parents are cheating their kids out
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Busy, busy, busy is probably the censored version of conveying how productive you are with your days, Mom. There is almost always something going on. A playdate to attend, a birthday to shop for, a dinner to make, and finally, yourself to keep sane! We have come up with the best planners for mom to
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Image: Shutterstock In this millennial age, it is fairly simple to keep children occupied with gadgets. But family gatherings and picnics provide an opportunity to shut down the gadgets and spend time together. Thus, to engage your squad of little ones, keep a list of picnic games for kidshandy. Grab a pen to schedule your
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Earlier this week, the Justice Department announced charges related to a college admissions bribery scheme. Hollywood actresses and Wall Street executives were among those involved in paying a company to help their children cheat on college entrance tests or bribe sports recruiters to help increase their children’s chances of getting into high-profile universities. There are
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Image: Shutterstock Making funny faces, telling food stories and sneaking vegetable purees in their food, basically, you have tried everything. As a parent you still find it challenging sometimes, to make your child eat healthily. When you want your child to explore more eating options, try food games for kids. These games make eating time
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Expressed breast milk must be stored properly to the last drop. A breast milk storage bag lets you keep the milk in a sterile environment until the baby can have it. Picking up the right storage bag is essential to store the expressed milk hygienically while preventing loss of nutrients that the baby needs. And
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Image: Shutterstock Is your child feeling restless due to a constant anal itch? This could be due to an infection around the rectum, called pinworms. Pinworms in kids are very common but can be easily treated with oral and topical medication. Worms in kids usually occur due to poor hygiene and cleanliness. In this post,
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St. Patrick’s Day food is the best part of the holiday. Maybe that is why everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! There are shamrocks and green everything as far as the eye can see. But there’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than green beer. St. Patrick’s Day started as a celebration of St. Patrick,
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Breast sensitivity is not necessarily harmful, and there are several different potential causes. However, sensitivity can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition. The breasts are complex structures that change as a result of monthly hormonal shifts, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. Many people experience breast sensitivity, which can increase the likelihood of breast pain.
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Tom’s wife, Alison, was 12 weeks pregnant with what would have been the couple’s first baby when she started lightly bleeding. The couple, who asked to use only their first names, had gone away for a car show together. They drove straight home, switched cars and rushed to the hospital. When they arrived, doctors performed
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Many pregnant women take vitamin B-6 and Unisom to treat morning sickness. In the past, some people had concerns that this combination may harm the fetus. Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancy. Although people often refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as “morning sickness,” it can actually happen at any time of
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