Wangui Gicharu

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These Are The Toys Your Child Should Be Playing With, According To A Psychologist

While toys are first and foremost a way for kids to have fun, different toys do nurture different aspects of a child's spirit, mind, and behavior, …

Kids

When do babies start talking?

A talking baby is usually a very cute sight – unless, of course, it’s in some form of horror movie.<p>Everybody seems to have a story about when they …

The 8 Worst Ways to Encourage Children

Kids don't want to be coddled by encouragement. They want authentic that they can trust.<p>By<p>Feb 12 2018, 5:22 PM<p>All parents mean well. But there’s a …

This is how you capture the rise of Kenya’s vibrant contemporary art scene

There’s a general misconception that whatever passes for popular art in Kenya are the curios sold to tourists or the murals that hang in restaurants and airport lounges.<p>But as a new book shows, nothing could be further from the truth. In over 600 pages, <i>Visual Voices</i> presents over 400 pieces from 57 …

Art

Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

Google Home owners treated to a free audiobook from Google Play

To celebrate the launch of audiobooks on Google Play last month, Google is offering a free audiobook of your choice to at least some Google Home …

3 Sentences For A Better Sex Life​ | Women's Health

1<p>"I had a really sexy dream about you last night."<p>Bringing up something new you want to try—or want more of—in bed can be awkward. So blame it on your subconscious, says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of <i>She Comes First</i>. With this opener, he's the star of your fantasy. "I like when a woman …

What Is Sexsomnia And How Can It Affect Your Marriage?

“My girlfriend, to whom I'm now married, began affectionately referring to my nocturnal advances as the ‘Midnight Sex Pest,’ even though it typically happened around 1am. But these encounters also go by another name gaining in popularity: sexsomnia,” Stephen Klinck explained in Motherboard. He is …

The post-pregnancy belly problem that nobody tells women about

There’s surprisingly little research on diastasis recti, which affects at least 60 percent of postpartum women.<p>After Jenna Angst gave birth to her second child, she noticed that her midsection didn’t look right. “I was frustrated that my stomach looked so pudgy, even after I got back to my normal …

Pregnancy

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p>Dec 22 2017, 9:52 AM<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families</i> …

Kids

Kids are more anxious than they've ever been — and it's because of an all-too common parenting habit

Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people.<p>While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian researchers have found that the overprotection of children may have …

Psychology

Violence Flares and Tensions Rise After Kenya Presidential Vote

NAIROBI — Tensions were on the rise in western Kenya and parts of Nairobi amid confusion and discrepancies surrounding the country’s repeated presidential election this past week, with deadly violence breaking out in some areas.<p>Shops were burned Friday night in Kawangware, a neighborhood in central …

Africa

The Steamiest, Sexiest Movies Of All Time

The sexiest movies aren't necessarily lurking in the adults-only section of HBO — or in the deleted archives of one's browser history. Often, the …

Movies

Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.<p>The story was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. …

Pregnancy

7 breast milk pumping problems and how to solve them

From blocked ducts to pumping anxiety, here's how to make your transition to breast pumping easier.<p>It doesn't take long for breastfeeding moms to …

Pregnancy

How Kenya could move away from the politics of ethnicity

In 1992 Kenya held its first multi-party election in 26 years. Since this re-introduction of multipartism, the “politics of tribe” has been blamed …

Africa

Fake news is already disrupting Kenya’s high-stakes election campaign

Nairobi<p>On the morning of Apr.13, at the height of Kenya’s primary elections, residents of Busia County in western Kenya woke up to a dose of fake news. The constituents were due to vote in the Orange Democratic Movement party’s gubernatorial race, which pitted lawmaker Paul Otuoma against the …

Journalism

New Parents Want Sleep More Than Anything — Literally

The thing new parents are most desperate for? Sleep<p>It’s no secret that parents face serious sleep deprivation, but a new study is proving that moms …

Sleep

The Best Postpartum Workout to Get in Shape (and Feel Great)

<i>Ohio native Amanda Kloots was a Broadway dancer, Radio City Rockette, and former head trainer at Body by Simone before launching her own exercise</i> …

Just because your baby is crying doesn't mean you should feed her, research says

Yes, it's research, but as a parent, I'm not buying it.<p>One night, several weeks after my second daughter was born, my husband and I were having a …

Parenting

The ridiculous baby monitor that makes parenting even scarier than it already is

Being a new parent is exhausting, but what if I told you there was a new device that could make it even more complicated and stressful... Wait, …

6 Women Reveal What It's Really Like Post-Pregnancy

Women and post-pregnancy bodies have a complicated relationship. Some new moms feel confident right away, some don't want to talk about it, and some are totally upfront and honest about everything. That openness might just be our favorite thing to see, because it shows women that there is no <i>right</i> …

Parenting

You Have to Read This Mom's Post About How We Raise Boys

After being accused of "babying" her 8-year-old son, this mom wrote a now-viral post about the importance of encouraging our boys to show emotion.<p>I was watching my 11-year-old's basketball game over the weekend when one of the boys on the opposite team tripped on the court and fell smack on his …

Parenting
Relationships

Birth slings relieve labor pain naturally

Like many pregnant women preparing for the birth of their first baby, Brianna Quasius, 32, of Chaska, Minnesota, wanted to use natural ways to cope with the pain and avoid a long labor, medical interventions and a cesarean section.<p>“We always wanted to do natural childbirth if I could handle it,” …

Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Relationships

In marriage, as in life generally, you are winging it all the time

Family life is a shot in the dark. If you get it right – and everyone gets it right some of the time – the payoff is better than gold<p>George Orwell wrote: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” He was talking about politics but it …

Behavior

Is “smart baby” tech a parent’s biggest dream or worst nightmare?

Smart health products have been around for some time targeting health and well-being, with a reasonable number aimed at our aging populations who may be unable to care for themselves as once before. It stands to reason that the other spectrum of the lifecycle is being monitored and analyzed the …

Biomarkers

We Were Wrong About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants

For years, parents have been told to withhold peanut products from their children until the age of three. In a total flip-flop, the NIH has issued …

Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Prevent a Deadly Allergy From Developing

Babies’ lives are tough. They can’t communicate their feelings or needs; they don’t understand why anything is happening; and their ability to …