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How To Treat A Cold During Pregnancy

Catching a cold is never pleasant, especially when you’re pregnant and unable to take your go-to medication. But there are other ways to give …

Financial Conduct Authority

Top 20 Finger Foods For Baby

My third baby is five months-old now, which means that in three or four short weeks, he’ll begin the journey of learning to eat solid foods. Because …

Sweet Potato Baby Food 3 Ways

<i>Wondering if you should try to make your own baby food? We love making our own baby food because you can be sure your baby is getting the best food</i> …

BilinguaSing: Why Parents Are Enrolling Their Babies In Language Classes From Just Four Weeks Old

Sam Faiers is on board with the trend.<p>Sam Faiers sparked a debate among parents when she enrolled her six-month-old son in Spanish lessons during her …

How Capicola Became Gabagool: The Italian New Jersey Accent, Explained

Mulberry Street, where New York’s “Little Italy” is centered, c. 1909. (Photo: Library of Congress)<p>“Don’t eat gabagool, Grandma,” says Meadow Soprano …

Language

Why Gary Lineker, Lily Allen and you shouldn't comment

Don't comment.<p>Don't comment if you're poor or disadvantaged, because you're a scrubber and a scrounger and basically a waste of space.<p>Don't comment …

PSA: Not Every Woman Wants To Be In A Relationship

Iraq inquiry report: Statement by Sir John Chilcot in full - military action 'was not a last resort'

'The UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted.'<p>We were appointed to consider the UK's …

From political coups to family feuds: how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat

There is something reassuringly traditional about the neatly typed resignation letters, with a House of Commons letterhead and an attack on the Labour leader within. They are solid and permanent, when everything else seems to be falling apart. And old-fashioned, even if one does tweet a picture of …

Privacy

On The Internet, The World’s Diversity Of Languages Is Completely Absent

The world’s languages aren’t dying online. They never even existed.<p>There are two ways of looking at the fact that just 2% of the world’s 6,000-odd languages are thriving online.<p>One is that 98% of our human communication heritage is doomed, as more people switch to more global languages to …

Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

Europeans aren’t actually that into mulitlingualism

It is now well known that growing up with two or more languages brings a wealth of cognitive advantages. Multilingualism is not only a laudable achievement in a tolerant society, it is also of great social benefit to individuals. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that bilinguals are better at …

The hearbreaking reality of pregnancy and maternity discrimination

<i>When we put out a call for women to share their stories of discrimination The Pool was inundated. Here are just a few, but ones that articulate</i> …

How I added my voice to the war cry of millions of women who have given birth before me

Beyond the medical profession, well meaning people will ask if you had a 'natural' labour, which can mean either a vaginal delivery or a drug free …

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Capitalism

A man's professional credibility is still a get out clause for abuse

Of all the apologists for Johnny Depp who have made their opinions known in recent months, the one that got me was a female journalist who I have …

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Created with Sketch.<p>Find the right place to give birth<p>Answer a few simple questions and discover whether birth in a local labour ward, birth centre …

Pregnancy

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.<p>In the tentative, post-9/11 spring of 2002, I was, at 30, in the midst of …

India’s all-female paper goes digital to make gender taboos old news

On the first day of her new job, Meera* came home after dark, and the elders of her household scolded her. “What kind of job is this that means you have to stay out so late?” they shouted. “You can’t do this work – tell them you won’t be coming back tomorrow. What will the other villagers say if …

India

To be more productive, try angling your morning toward what brings you joy

Mornings are pivotal. The feeling when we wake is often so powerful—energetic, miserable, or somewhere in between—that we define not just our days but ourselves by it: “I’m not a morning person,” we say, a shorthand that connects us in spirit to about half the human race, and separates us from the …

Five of the biggest myths about female sexuality debunked

<b>Sexually passive? Us? Writer and comedian Sara Pascoe strips back the stereotypes to reveal the truth about female sexuality</b><p>A few years ago I had a …

8 Signs of a Truly Exceptional Employee

Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.<p>We can all spot a great employee: she's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader, and a great follower. She brings a wide variety of easily defined--but hard to find--skills to the …

Classifying street harassment as a hate crime will help mean it’s finally taken seriously

Would you be surprised to hear that there are still people who think street harassment is “a compliment” or “flirting”? I guess you probably …

The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door

From 8am to 4pm, 25-year-old Samina Khaskheli travels door-to-door in rural Pakistan handing out free samples of condoms, birth control pills, and intrauterine devices.<p>“I was told ‘This is sinful’,” Samina says about the initial opposition to her selling birth control. She took the job warily. Her …

Family Planning

The quiet woman, and why we’re so harsh on her

It’s a question I get skewered by every few months: “Why are you so quiet?” And years of being blithely asked this – by teachers, bosses, the cool …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

Ignore EU scaremongers: Why Britain would thrive post-Brexit

There is no doubt that the forthcoming referendum on Brexit is of the greatest political significance. For me, it is a choice between remaining in an …

What's all this about the EU's 'democratic deficit'?

One of the best arguments against referendums is that they are seldom fought on facts, and more often on buzz phrases or received wisdom, little of it wise. The most commonly heard buzz phrase circulating in Britain's soul-searching over our membership of the European Union is "democratic deficit". …

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

There is an incredible theory that a Brexit won't actually happen even if the public votes for it

A really crucial detail about the upcoming EU referendum has gone virtually unmentioned, and it is probably <i>the</i> most crucial detail: <b>Parliament doesn't actually have to bring Britain out of the EU if the public votes for it.</b><p>That is because the result of the June 23 referendum on Britain's EU …