Jason Lang

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Stop dragging kids away from their screens

Every parent thinks it’s healthy for their kids to play outside. I want it for my kids, my parents wanted it for me, and my grandparents wanted the same for my parents. Right now, it’s a hot topic among parents that mobile phones are turning kids into zombies who tune out and do nothing else but …

The Fascinating and Humble History of the NATO Watch Strap

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Whether or not you know …

Can Vitamin D3 Heal Autoimmune Diseases? | Goop

A major—far more than the standard recommended—dose of vitamin D3 could be one of the keys to treating the ever-skyrocketing incidence of autoimmune …

Science Again Says the Eldest Child Is the Smartest of All the Siblings

Birth order theory—the idea that the order in which we're born somehow plays a role in our personality—has been around for a while, and we're all too …

Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of …

13 inspirational cycling quotes to live your life by

“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels”<p><i>Heinz Stucke, German long-distance cyclist</i><p>“Pain is still the friend that always tells me …

Cycling

I never expected to be a stay-at-home dad, but here’s why it works

By Billy Doidge Kilgore<p>I never expected to be a stay-at-home parent. Even after two years, my role still surprises me. Before my son’s birth, the idea of becoming his daily caregiver seemed laughable. I had no experience caring for small children, much less an infant. No one had ever asked me to …

Americans are rejecting the 'homeschool myth' — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

During Betsy DeVos' recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump's education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once.<p>Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 …

Eagle Cam Watch: First of Two Eaglets Hatches in Florida

U.S. news<p>The eaglet has hatched!<p>One of two baby American bald eagles broke free of its shell and was captured chirping Saturday morning on a live-stream of their nest that has been viewed by millions.<p>Eagle mom Harriet and mate M15 welcomed their offspring, known as E9, or eaglet 9, at 7:33 a.m. ET, …

Birds

What this editor of books read outside her work in 2016 says a lot about why (and how) we read

Maintaining a list of every book read during the year yielded curious patterns.<p>It’s a hot afternoon, and I am sitting somewhere by the Arabian Sea, …

Books

Health Check: why swimming in the sea is good for you

If you live near the sea, make frequent trips to the beach, or are planning an island holiday this summer, chances are you’re getting more out of it …

Sinusitis

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

The power of observation technique that Yale medical students practice on Victorian paintings

A curious thing happens to medical students shortly after they enter clinical training. As explained in an evocative essay in the New York Times, the students begin to stop trusting their own ability to examine a patient. They instead start to lean on the machines that create medical imagery—MRIs, …

How to Identify Which of Today’s Watches Will Be Tomorrow’s Classics

Antique pocket watches and World War I–inspired pieces may shed light on models with bright futures…<p>In the early 1980s, as Switzerland confronted the …

Being pregnant physically changes a woman's brain

Pregnancy causes changes to brain structure that may allow mothers to adapt to care for babies, according to new research.<p>There was no suggestion in …

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Cycling's 7 Craziest Takes On the #MannequinChallenge

Impressive stunts and funny tableaus add bike humor to this viral trend<p>Videos of sculpture-still people in ridiculous poses have probably been blowing up your social media feeds over the past couple of weeks, and you might be wondering: What the heck it is going on, and when are bikes going to get …

Fathers and Sons - Staying Connected: A Suicide Prevention Measure

The one thing I would like to change about my dad is 'his temper'. So said one eight year old in Donegal, Ireland. He was not alone. Several hundred …

Laughter goes wild in Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Wildlife

Clever clip keeps time on luxury watches

One of the problems of owning a luxury mechanical wrist watch is making sure it's keeping proper time. You could check it against radio time signals …

The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small<p>We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”<p>It’s a simple question but a powerful one, …

Florida

Close paternal bond linked to lower likelihood of behavioural problems in children

Fathers who are emotionally involved with their children and feel confident as a parent are less likely to raise offspring with behavioural problems, …

Oxford University

Five things you should NOT do to babies

Crying baby in the crib. It’s the middle of the night, and you don’t think you should get up and comfort her. You want her to learn to fall asleep on …

Parenting Showdown: “Let Kids Be Kids” vs. “Because I Said So.”

Whether or not you have kids, you probably have an opinion on parenting. Should moms and dads enforce rules strictly, whether their kids like it or …

Do women ever respond differently than men to prescription drugs?

<b>The question</b><p>I'm interested in knowing whether women ever respond differently than men to prescription drugs. Do they?<p><b>The answer</b><p>The short answer to your question is yes, in some cases. But it's taken the medical community a long time to reach that conclusion.<p>Traditionally, it was believed men and …

How a bang to the head can affect a child for life

A fall at the playground, a nasty bump on a table edge – most children suffer a bang to the head at some point.<p>If concussion occurs – the telltale symptoms include loss of consciousness, a period of confusion or memory loss, and visual disturbances such as “seeing stars” – the official advice is …

We grade-skipped our daughter. Here’s why you should consider doing it, too.

By Jennifer Jeanne Patterson<p>This fall, our daughter entered third grade after skipping second grade completely. Her birthday is in December, which placed her on the older side of first-graders here in Minnesota, where the cutoff date for entering kindergarten is Sept. 1. Based on academic testing …

Why don’t babies sleep at night? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Paul Kelley

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Looking down into the pushchair I saw a young baby drifting off to sleep, and then flick his eyes open. At one point one eye was open and the other was …