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Mother And Son Bonds Influence Teen Behavior
2011-08-31 05:09:45

  Researchers found that relationships between mothers and their sons change during childhood and adolescence, but not all relationships change the same way. Researchers from Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon looked at 265 mother-son pairs from low-income families during the study. The team started to look at the boys when they were 5 and continued doing so through...

2011-08-30 11:23:58

Relationships between mothers and their sons change during childhood and adolescence. However, not all relationships change in the same way, and how the relationships change may affect boys' behavior when they become teens. Those are the findings of a new longitudinal study of low-income families by researchers at Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon. The study appears in the journal Child...

Anxiety Keeps Some Children From Forming Friendships
2011-08-30 10:06:32

  As children move toward adolescence, they rely increasingly on close relationships with peers. Socially withdrawn children, who have less contact with peers, may miss out on the support that friendships provide. In a new study about the peer relationships of almost 2,500 fifth graders who are socially withdrawn in different ways and those who aren't withdrawn, researchers have found that withdrawn children who can be described as "anxious-solitary" differ considerably in their...

2011-08-15 15:28:09

Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The studies, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, were undertaken to determine why women, who have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace over the past few decades, continue to be underrepresented at the highest...

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2011-08-09 05:00:00

A new study suggests that sexual dysfunction in a relationship may have sources beyond the usual physical ailments. Cornell University and University of Chicago researchers have found a connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and the social networks shared by heterosexual men and their partners. The researchers describe the situation as "Partner Betweenness." In such cases, a man's female partner has stronger relationships with his confidants then the man does, can his romantic partner...

2011-07-07 17:46:00

CARMEL, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club www.penpalkidsclub.com, the world's only safe, translated international social network for children, today announced the memberships to the website are free this month. "The landscape of Social Networking for kids has changed enormously and we are celebrating," announced by Shelley A. Aliotti, Creator / Co-Founder. Christina Grana a Hollywood, CA producer was recently interviewed and commented, "As a busy working mother of...

2011-06-30 15:03:00

CARMEL, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club, the world's only safe, translated international social network for children, today announced its explosive success as an instant global-brand. Pen Pal Kids Club is an edutainment website where kids can freely EXPLORE, PLAY & SHARE with other kids around the world. "I have always believed that if kids had the opportunity to experience one another on a 'global playground,' learned prejudices would be virtually...

2011-06-02 08:13:00

CARMEL, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen Pal Kids Club, the world's only safe, translated global social network for children, today announced its global launch. Pen Pal Kids Club is an edu-tainment website where kids can freely SHARE, EXPLORE & PLAY with other kids around the world. "I have always believed that if kids had the opportunity to experience one another on a 'global playground,' learned prejudices would be virtually non-existent," says Pen Pal Kids Club Creator and...

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2011-05-11 05:45:00

Users of social networking sites such as Facebook have twice the number of friends online as they do in real life, according to new study by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in Britain. The survey of 3,000 participants found that the typical British social network user has 121 friends online, compared with 55 real life friends.  The study also revealed that one in 10 people found their best friend online, and that people tend to be more truthful with their online friends.  Ten percent of...

2011-04-18 07:15:00

DALLAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We live in a very accommodating society, a society of luxuries and quick-service. Our material needs can usually be met within a short drive or a click of the mouse. But how are our internal, or emotional, needs being serviced? You can have all the tangible objects you can buy, but you can't buy things like genuine friendships, happiness, and fulfillment. Would you know where to go if you were lonely? It's not as easy to fulfill internal needs in...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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