Nutrition, Exercise and Personal Habits

June 27, 2012

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In general, a healthy lifestyle, which includes a high-fiber, low-fat diet and aerobic exercise at least three times per week for more than 20 minutes per day has repeatedly been shown to diminish qualitative levels of stress in individuals. Since stress is one of the factors that can exacerbate genital and oral herpes, these lifestyle changes are recommended, provided that you are not on some other diet or exercise plan for other medical reasons.

Day Care: Does It Breed Aggressive Children? Part 4

June 22, 2012

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“Point number one is, most of these children with elevated behaviors are doing just fine,” Friedman said. “Their problems weren’t as drastic as they were made out to be. What we found is nothing to worry about.”

Day Care: Does It Breed Aggressive Children? Part 3

June 22, 2012

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Getting Out the Good News
The information from the study that didn’t make the headlines was data that showed children who spent more time in childcare centers (in comparison with home care, nannies and other daycare arrangements) displayed better cognitive and language skills.

Day Care: Does It Breed Aggressive Children? Part 2

June 22, 2012

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The $80 million study began in 1991, when researchers recruited 1,300 newborns from hospitals in 10 U.S. cities. The investigators monitored the subjects from birth to kindergarten. They observed the subjects in childcare, and surveyed teachers and parents using personality tests and checklists.

Day Care: Does It Breed Aggressive Children? Part 1

June 22, 2012

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“Should I stay home with my children, or trust them in the care of someone else?” It’s a question nearly every working mother must face in her lifetime, and quite possibly the toughest to answer.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of American mothers with children under the age of one work outside of the home today, forcing them to turn to outside childcare.

The Wonder of Words

June 19, 2012

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Name it. Language-delirious children take pure sensual delight in rolling the names of things off their tongues. Indulge them — and yourself. Naming things makes you more aware of the richness and variety of the world. It’s one thing to point to a bird in the sky and quite another to notice a robin hopping in the grass, a sparrow chirping on a low branch, the distinctive dabs of color of a cardinal, a blue jay or a blackbird. If you don’t know the names, learn them. Nature will become more sharply etched.

Is there a Series of Exercises that Would make my Arms Shapely?

June 11, 2012

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I know spot reduction is not the way to go for fitness, but I want to shape up my arms for my wedding in four months. I lift weights for biceps and triceps but have not seen much change. Is there a series of exercises that would make them shapely instead of flabby?

The Female System. Part 2

June 1, 2012

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Get to know your own hormones. These incredibly powerful but subtle substances are easily influenced by a number of factors — illness, lifestyle behaviors, stress, and more. Understanding these hormones can potentially increase your conception odds, in addition to helping you feel generally more in control of your own body. A simplified description of the average woman’s monthly hormonal track is provided here by Unipath.

The Female System. Part 1

June 1, 2012

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Whether you’re still trying for Baby #1 or adding to your brood, knowing the basics of reproduction is crucial, particularly if you’re going to see a specialist. Most specialists will make some assumptions about your level of basic knowledge, so it’s good to be ahead of the game before you walk into their office door.

Child Safety On the Slopes

June 1, 2012

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Following an ankle injury while playing basketball, our friend Alsamdan returns to complete the season. Meanwhile, her family is planning a ski vacation. Preparations have begun: plane tickets, ski tune-ups, new helmets and warmer mittens and gloves than last year.