Manuela Blanco

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I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as …

Language

Attachment Parenting Might Be the Key to Confidence—Here's How to Do It

With so many opinions, personal recommendations, books, and articles all on the subject of parenting, it can be tough to hone in on what kind of …

Parenting

What Japanese Really Buy At The Supermarket! Check Out Japan’s Top 10 Instant Noodles

Keio Store, a supermarket chain operated by Keio Group (the same company which operates Keio Railways and Keio Department Store), is a familiar sight …

Top 10

Here's How Employers Could Be Cheating You Out of Your Wages

Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start of her shift and stayed late whenever her …

Employment

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

Retirement

Perfect Storm for Infant Food Allergies

The 2000 movie "The Perfect Storm" tells the true story of a fishing boat that was lost at sea.<p>The crew (Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly) and captain …

Food Allergies

If Cancer Can't Survive In An Alkaline Environment, Why Don't We Use That As A Treatment?

<i>If no disease, including cancer, can survive in an alkaline environment, then why aren’t doctors using this method to heal their patients? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike</b> …

Wellness

11 'healthy' eating habits that are actually really bad for you

1/<p>Cutting out too many calories too quickly<p>It can be tempting to want to shed pounds fast when you're looking to lose some weight. And while slashing …

Nutrition

Can you treat low progesterone levels naturally?

Progesterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the body. It plays an essential role in pregnancy and fertility.<p>Many people take a …

Women's Health

'I've been stupid. I should have saved instead of going on holidays'

I am 56 years old and I recently took out a £5,000 loan and moved to Prague, to take up a position as a wealth manager for high net worth clients. Before that, I was working as a cab driver in Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. I was working between 65 and 70 hours a week, sometimes more.<p>My salary now is …

Personal Finance

9 sneaky signs your thyroid is out of whack

Your thyroid may be small, but it has a major impact on your entire body<p>Your thyroid may be small, but the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your …

Wellness

Gut bacteria control cancer immunity in the liver

Scientists have discovered that gut bacteria control the growth of cancer in the liver through a previously unknown process.<p>Working with mouse …

Medical Research

5 Ways to Reward Kids For Good Behavior That Don't Involve Food

<i>This post written by Barbara Ann Bruno was originally featured on YourTango.</i><p><b>Don't reach for the Goldfish!</b><p>"You can have ice cream if you finish all your homework."<p>"I'll give you a lollipop if you sit in the dentist chair."<p>"We will stop at McDonald's on the way home if you behave in the car."<p>Do these …

Parenting

I Got Ambushed At My Performance Review -- And I Just Found Out Why

Dear Liz,<p>I work for a financial services firm. The company is huge. It’s not a great job except that I get a lot of benefits, which is rare these days.<p>The person who hired me into the company retired a year ago.<p>Ten months ago I got a new boss, “Barbara.” She was transferred into our department from …

Employment

Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school

For years, scientists have documented the downsides of growing up poor.<p>Studies have shown kids from low-income families are generally less ready to start school. They score lower on vocabulary tests and have more trouble concentrating in class. What's more, being chronically hungry, unsafe, or …

Autism Diagnosis Linked To Light Response In Babies

'Understanding the developmental mechanisms behind autism will help improve early detection.'<p>Babies whose pupils react more strongly to sudden …

Japan forcibly sterilized tens of thousands of 'inferior descendants' in a massive eugenics program

TOKYO (Reuters) — One day when Saburo Kita was 14, he was taken from an institution for troubled children to see a doctor. Despite protesting that his health was fine, he was ordered to strip, lie down on a table, and was given a local anesthetic.<p>Then the surgery began.<p>He was left with a thick, …

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one …

Medical Research

6 Foods That Are Jam-Packed With Electrolytes

Not craving Gatorade or Gu? These foods will fuel your workouts and your recovery.<p>When someone says "electrolytes," we wouldn’t fault you for immediately thinking of sports drinks like Gatorade, Nuun, or Gu. But gels and drinks aren't the only source of electrolytes.<p>“For most individuals, the best …

One Word to Solve the “Affect” vs. “Effect” Dilemma

On the 21st floor of a corporate high-rise, we sat bunched in a corner office on a Friday afternoon.“Okay, I know this is really sad, but I still …

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

Psychology

Make money moves: 30 simple ways to grow richer and smarter each day of Financial Literacy Month

Pop quiz: Will checking your credit report hurt your credit score?<p>The answer, luckily, is no. While “hard” inquiries for new credit (when you’re …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Not Becoming a Toxic Workplace Comes Down to Avoiding These 8 Hated Behaviors

Once you identify that you work here, here's what to do next.<p>Any good executive or owner of a company knows that culture is king. It's in your best interest to build an organization where shared values and virtues are held firmly, and where jerks, bullies, and troublemakers don't thrive.<p>Reason …

Need to Make a Hard Decision? Ask These 4 Questions First

Forget making a list. Ask these questions to force yourself into the right frame of mind.<p>A big decision is looming on the horizon, You feel the tremor, you hear the footsteps off in the distance. Many of us don't like pulling a lever and opening a door to a new endeavor, mostly because we can't …