Elizabeth Krause

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How to keep children safe from drowning: expert Q&A

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with children aged four and under particularly vulnerable.<p>This summer alone there have been 12 recorded deaths in British waters with five people drowning in the sea at Camber Sands this week.<p>Typically, more children drown inland – in …

Have You Heard of The Sunken City of Dwarka - Voyager

I read about archaeologists discovering the remains of a sunken city – Dwarka beneath the sea off the western coast of India and my interest was …

Expert Answers To Your Top Questions About Pumping, Storing And Reheating Breast Milk

<b>How do you warm up breast milk?</b><br>Breast milk can be warmed in a cup of warm water or in a bottle warmer, or in a refrigerator if it was frozen. Never …

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

Parenting

Sharpen your parenting skills with ‘What Great Parents Do’

Looking for advice on parenting but don’t want to wade through reams of studies? A new book offers help. In “What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive,” Erica Reischer offers practical tips in an easy-to-read format.<p>Reischer, a clinical psychologist and parent …

Parenting

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you feel. It makes some parents feel guilty to give their children mundane responsibilities like taking out the garbage, and some moms follow the "if I …

Kids

Jill Stein says it's dangerous to expose kids to wifi signals

At a meeting in March, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein told the assembled crowd that wireless Internet technology is dangerous for …

Archaeologists make surprise find under Mayan temple

(NEWSER) – When researchers grew concerned about underground anomalies detected near the Mayan ruins of Palenque in Mexico, they began a dig to figure out whether the pyramid was in danger of collapse.<p>This week, researchers announced that what they found was no anomaly but rather a small canal …

Archaeology

How Parka jackets saved early humans from the chilly fate of the Neanderthals

The mystery of how early humans survived the Ice Age while Neanderthals disappeared into evolutionary oblivion may lie in their choice of outerwear.<p>A new study suggests that our ancestors had invented cosy fur-lined coats, similar to modern Parkas, while Neanderthals were left shivering in draughty …

Weather

World's oldest example of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old fossil

The oldest known example of cancer has been detected in the fossil of an early human who walked the Earth approximately 1.7 million years ago.<p>The discovery by British and South African scientists contradicts theories that cancer is a modern disease, predominantly caused by lifestyle factors.<p>Up …

Cancer

Our Kids Need Some Serious Playtime

My sons circled the tiny pond, nets in hand, feet sliding on rocks. They were here for one thing, and one thing only: tadpoles. This little puddle of …

The Maddening Mixed Messages We Give Moms

I’m beginning to wonder how all mothers don’t go completely insane by the time their kids are grown.<p>I’m not referring to the mind-numbing effects of …

20 of the best holiday cottages and cabins in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark

SWEDEN<p><b>Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge, Västmanland</b><p>Hidden under turf and grass, Kolarbyn’s charcoal huts, 30 miles from the city of Västerås, scream fairytale. They forgo electricity or running water in favour of old-fashioned pleasures: you drift off in front of a log fire and awake to birdsong. Beds are …

European Travel

Germany to clamp down on religious polygamy

Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said he wants to clamp down on polygamy in Germany, which many say is unofficially tolerated by local councils. But …

8 Breastfeeding Positions to Make Nursing Easier

Just because breastfeeding is natural doesn’t mean it’ll be second nature. Sometimes it takes time, practice and a whole lot of trial and error to …

Pregnancy

Why Babies Need Dads Too

The brain is shaped by early experience, specifically, the mothering (nurturing responsive care) we receive from mothers and fathers.<p>Fathers and …

The top 10 unmissable sights in Switzerland

So much to see but so little time. That is true of almost any destination but especially of Switzerland, with its wealth of magical mountains and …

Migrants linked to 69,000 would-be or actual crimes in Germany in first three months of 2016: police | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could raise unease, especially among anti-immigrant groups, about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal migrant policy.<p>Immigrants are escorted by …

North Africa

The Fall of Austria's Chancellor Bodes Ill for Merkel

Europe's refugee crisis claims a political victim.<p>Just last autumn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Werner Faymann stood together as champions for Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Europe. Both have since backpedaled, and now Faymann has resigned because of pressure …

Europe

20 Ways Guaranteed To Unleash My Mama Bear

I do not believe my kids are better than yours, nor do I think they can walk on water. I do not believe they need a trophy every time they just show …

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says.<p>"Parents are a really critical force in child …

Psychology

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

5 Parenting Skills You Never Knew You Needed

Everyone knows that there are quite a few standard parenting skills you need to get through day-to-day life with kids. These skills include but of course aren't limited to diaper changer, booboo kisser, meal preparer, housekeeper, multitasker, cab driver, yeller (just kidding...but not really), …

Breast Milk: The Swiss Army Knife of Bodily Fluids

We here at <i>mental_floss</i> appreciate urine, and blood is vital. But for sheer versatility, you just can’t beat breast milk. So say scientists today in …

Swiss halt Muslim family's citizenship process after refusal to shake hands

Switzerland has suspended the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers after the boys’ refusal to shake hands with their female teachers sparked a national debate over religious freedoms.<p>The brothers, aged 14 and 15, had informed education officials in the northern …

Religion

ISIS to target Italian, French & Spanish beach resorts – report

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is planning terrorist attacks on resorts in southern Europe, including in France, Italy and Spain, a report …

‘No visa-free travel - no migrant deal,’ Turkey tells increasingly wary EU

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has become the latest Ankara official to threaten Brussels with the abandonment of last month’s migrant …

CHILLING: German Chancellor Merkel Agrees To Charge Citizen For Anti-Muslim Poem » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>Turkey’s Muslim-Brotherhood-supporting president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was unhappy about a poem a German satirist created about him. President</b> …