AJ Cecil-Starlin

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Sixth extinction, rivaling that of the dinosaurs, should join the big five, scientists say

Earth has seen its share of catastrophes, the worst being the “big five” mass extinctions scientists traditionally talk about. Now, paleontologists …

Earth Science

Childhood obesity: Higher protein intake in infancy, possibly through formula, seen as factor

Excessive protein intake in the first two years of an infant's life, possibly through baby formula, could be contributing to childhood obesity, new …

White Texas girls blame society for their racist rap about lynching black boys

Two white girls sent letters of apology after classmates shared a racist rap song they recorded about lynching black boys who found them sexually …

United States

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Is Your Self-Esteem Threatening Your Relationship?

Most people look toward their marriage or long term relationship as a context for love, support and affirmation. Research suggests, however, that a …

yuviral.com

VP Biden to headline gay rights group's convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group.<p>The Human Rights Campaign says …

LGBTQI

Road Trip: Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee and North Carolina

Follow a mile-high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains for amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls.<p>Crossing the Tennessee–North Carolina border and the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 42-mile (68-kilometer) long byway climbs to a mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level. It winds …

Hiking

Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Is Back

As Anti-Homosexuality Act is set to be reintroduced, local activists have built a broad coalition that links the bill with other social issues.<p>David …

LGBTQI

How to Lose Belly Fat at Any Age

Metabolic slowdown is a real thing. It's due to your muscle mass declining—by up to eight percent each decade after age 30 and up to 10 percent after the big 5-0. "You lose about a half pound of lean muscle every year in your twenties, thirties, and forties, and once you hit your fifties, you lose …

15 Things No One Ever Tells You About Marriage

"That whole 'in sickness and in health' thing will come up more than you think—like when you have to nurse him through a bad hangover or he has to help soothe your raging PMS. Now that's lasting love." —<i>Lindsay K.</i><p>"Be friends, not clones of each other, and enjoy what you both bring to the table."</i> …

Teen-tested ideas for parents to stay close.

30 Ways To Stay Connected With Your Teen<p>Parents of teenagers frequently tell me that they no longer know how to connect with their children. So I …

Parenting

Reasonable woman syndrome - An epidemic sweeping our maternity care system

There’s an epidemic sweeping the birthing world (well…the whole world really, but the birthing world is my focus). We’re not discussing the caesarean …

Maternity

How Your Maternity Leave Is Different Than Your Mom's

There are more working women than ever before. Of the 123 million women in the U.S. 72 million, or 59 percent, are participating in the labor force. And, occasionally, they are pregnant. How is leave now different from that of prior generations?<p>Today more first time mothers are working during …

Pregnancy

Perceptions of Pregnancy

One of my academic highlights of last year was attending a wonderful conference at the University of Hertfordshire exploring <i>Perceptions of Pregnancy:</i> …

Maternity

Science & Sensibility : Blogs : Care Model Innovations - Changing The Way Maternity Care Is Provided

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Israeli maternity hotels pamper new moms

Miri Hillel and her newborn at Hadassah Baby. Photo by Tsiporet Eisenberg<p>In the dining room of the Ein Kerem Hotel in Jerusalem, overlooking a …

How much do women around the world pay to give birth?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1145000/1145309_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524680020_0d74f48e0d879251245272e3946c71d7<p><b>Money should be the least of your concerns when you are in labour.</b><p>But when I was about to push my baby out I noticed that the epidural was running …

Pregnancy

Will Your Child Be Fat?

You might not be the best judge of that. Here's what you need to know about the health risks of obesity and the simple changes all families can make.<p>Is real baby fat a problem?<p>For the most part, a plump baby will start looking a lot leaner once he starts running around. But if your infant starts …

GREAT TIPS FOR POST PREGNANCY—RECOVERY, BREASTFEEDING, EMOTIONS & SEX - WM Journal

<b>Here’s the real deal from a mom who’s done this a few times. Mogul Mommie Morgan’s cousin was gracious enough to send her this list of the things a</b> …

Is Your Newborn's Car Seat Properly Installed? Study Says Probably Not!

According to a new study, almost all new parents aren't properly securing their newborn babies in their car seats.<p>Shutterstock<p>According to a new …

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes - Slow Cooker Chicken

Your Tips and Ideas for<br>Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes<p>Beth's Crock Pot Black Bean Chicken - This recipe is great because it takes me 5 minutes to throw …

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in Your Slow Cooker

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved<p>SLOWCOOKER SPICED NUTS Food Network Kitchen Food Network Maple Syrup, …