Working moms fare better in Sweden than in Italy

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Various Western nations’ work-family policies leave many working mothers feeling unsupported as both caretakers and workers. “Work-family policies reflect and reinforce ideologies about gender: what men and women ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ do,” says study author...

Little kids with big vocabularies start school ready to learn

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Two-year-olds who know lots of words are more likely to start kindergarten ready to read, to do math, and to pay attention, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that children who are doing...

Washing your deck might make it toxic

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Pressure washing that old wood deck in your backyard might make it look better, but you could create a carcinogenic hazard that puts your family and pets at risk. Wood decks manufactured before 2004 are made...

What is Wilderness Therapy and How Does it Help Troubled Teens?

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Over the last few decades, several pioneers have been pushing an innovative new form of therapy that is commonly known as wilderness therapy. Some view it as an offshoot of adventure-based therapy, while others...

Mom’s health takes back seat when adult child is sick

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Older mothers with seriously ill adult children may find it necessary to continue to provide care at a time when they would normally expect to start getting care from others. It’s a situation that can...

Abused girls take quiet path to adult crime

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The troubling behaviors an abused child demonstrates may be warning signs they will commit crimes later, but those signals differ for girls and boys. Elementary-aged boys who show “externalizing” behaviors such as arguing, disobedience, and...

Parents’ math anxiety can rub off on kids

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Children of math-anxious parents learn less math during the course of a school year and are more likely to be math-anxious themselves—but only if mom or dad repeatedly try to help them with homework. Previous...

What makes a ‘perfect’ mate? Men and women disagree

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The difference in what “perfect” means to men and women searching for a mate is much larger than previously believed—no matter where you live. “Many want to believe that women and men are identical in...

Perks of Penthouse Living

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Are you considering renting or buying a luxury penthouse. Penthouse living brings numerous benefits that make it well worthwhile. If you are wondering about life in a penthouse, consider these perks. Contemporary Lifestyle That Brings...

Saving money with Energy Star ratings

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If you’re looking for ways to save on your electricity bill, then look no further. EnergyAustralia have just put a really cool infographic together that illustrates how to save money on energy bills by...
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